Ragnarök, Old Norse for ‘the Doom of the Gods’. Undoubtedly the most famous event described in Norse mythology. Even people who know close to nothing about Norse Polytheism have heard about this great apocalypse. Described primarily in the Eddic poem Völuspa, Ragnarök is a series of cataclysmic events that leads to the death of manyFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya, part 12: Freya and Ragnarök”
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:
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!”
Those of us who come from an Abrahamic background were taught to only see the Divine in the form of a Lord or a Heavenly Father. So, when getting into Polytheism it can be quite interesting – and sometimes confusing – to discover the myriad of ways Polytheists relate to the Divinities. Today, I wantedFortsätt läsa ”Types of relationships you can have with the Deities”
Following the tragic death of Andrea Meyer, I’ve been listening to a lot of her music on YouTube. As a result, I’ve been getting a lot of new recommendations of Heathenry themed music and this has lead me to discover the Danish band Myrkur. Today I’d like to share one of my favourite songs ofFortsätt läsa ”A haunting story song for Spooktober”
This video was posted today on The Guardian‘s YouTube channel. It’s a short doc about the Asatru Folk Assembly and how they are misusing the Norse Pagan religion to promote racist ideas. Antiracist Heatheans are also interviewed to give a different view of what our religion can be.
ÚR Days of summer rainÚr gives respite from the heatTo the sons of Earth Úr (rain in Old Norse) is the second letter of the Futhark. It is associated with water and particularly rain. Thurisaz Lightning shakes the EarthThunderer has struck againLord Thor rages on Thurisaz is the third letter of the Futhark and theFortsätt läsa ”Haikus about the runes: Úr and Thurisaz, rain and thunder”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably have heard about what happened in Washington D.C on the 6th of January: Trump supporters stormed the Congress and tried to stop the democratic process. Many shocking scenes and images from this shameful event have been spreading in the news and social media. But one particularFortsätt läsa ”Norse symbols appropriated by fascists and what they actually mean”