Pride is coming this month to the German capital and the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque is the first in the country to fly the rainbow flag. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/07/04/mosque-pride-flag-lgbtq-germany-berlin/ Queer people of all faiths need safe places to worship and pray, so this is great news 🙏
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Pagan and Pagan themed metal. Old and newer favourites like Amon Amarth, Brothers of Metal and Eluveitie have dominated my playlist. I also just recently discovered the German medieval metal band Saltation Mortis. They have so many awesome songs, many which have Germanic Pagan themes. Of them,Fortsätt läsa ”I am obsessed: ‘Brunhild’ by Saltatio Mortis”
On the 5 of December falls Krampusnacht, the night when Krampus is said to travel across the land and punish naughty children. This figure has roots in Germanic Paganism, although a lot of meaning surrounding the myth has been lost to time. The Church tried to ban the celebration but it continued in hard-to-access places,Fortsätt läsa ”Tremble and fear, Krampusnacht is here!”
We eventually got onto another connecting flight, this time to Vienna. It was also late and the only reason we’ll be able to get onto the connecting flight to Prague is because it too was late. Hopefully we’ll make it to our destination before tomorrow. It’s been a pretty stressful trip.