New addition to the altar

In addition to the statue of Freya, there is now one of Frey on my altar. I got it from this Etsy store and I’m very happy with my purchase 🙂

Knowing Freya. Part 8: Chooser of the slain and Queen of Folkvang

Freya is a Goddess of many names. One of them is Valfreya, meaning ‘Freya of the slain’ or ‘Lady of the slain’. The reason for this is mentioned in the 14th stanza of Grímnísmál, a poem in which a disguised Oden tells the young Agnar about different realms and which Deities rule over them: ”FolkvangFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 8: Chooser of the slain and Queen of Folkvang”

Wanna see something cool?

In the Stampen neighbourhood of Gothenburg, there is a square called Odinsplatsen (Odin’s place). It connects several streets, among them Odinsgatan (Odin’s street), Friggagatan and Baldersgatan. You can see a theme here. On the roundabout in the middle of Odinsplatsen, you can find some interesting things, like a large fountain and a fastfood joint withFortsätt läsa ”Wanna see something cool?”

5 very queer Norse stories

An interesting article from PinkNews: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/05/07/viking-norse-gods-lgbtq/ I’m particularly obsessed with this beautiful illustration of Thor:

What is the core of Heathenry?

The other day, I had someone visit at my apartment. While there, they noticed my altar and the statue of Freya on it. They asked:”Who’s that?”I said that She is Freya, one of the Goddesses of the Heathen faith. They asked if I was a Heathen and I said yes. Then they asked me somethingFortsätt läsa ”What is the core of Heathenry?”

Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin

The monastic path is one few people feel called to already within widespread and well-established religions. But what to do of your spiritual tradition has no monastic orders? Or if you don’t identify with any specific spiritual tradition at all? For many Polytheist aspiring monastics, that is the conundrum. Now a new book has comeFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin”

Knowing Freya. Part 7: Frigga and Freya

Frigga and Freya are two Goddesses with a lot in common. They are both skilled practitioners of seid, They both have the hability to transforms into falcons and the names of Their Husbands (Odin and Odr) are near identical (meaning ‘Lord of frenzy’ and ‘frenzy’, respectively). Just to name a few things. But They areFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 7: Frigga and Freya”

Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals

The old Norse religion, as well as much of modern Heathenry, could be quite accurately described as shamanistic. As such, it shares many components that are common in shamanistic spirituality. One of these is the belief in guiding animal spirits and power animals. The fylja, for example, is a personal guiding spirit which takes theFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals”

Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf

Skatteverket, the Swedish tax agency which also for some reason is the government agency which decides what names people are allowed to have (is that a thing in other countries?), has denied a Södertälje couple’s demand to name their child ‘Fenri Sulven’. The two names together sound like ‘Fenrisulven’, which refers to the Fenrir WolfFortsätt läsa ”Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf”

Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children

I was originally planning on writing one post about Freya’s Husband and one about Her Children but there is so little information about Them all that I might as well write one short post instead of two very short one. Let’s start with the Husband, as He’s the one we know the most about. WhatFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children”

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