Archive | August 2013

The meaning of sacrifice in Norse mythology

The meaning of sacrifice in Norse mythology

Or, everything has a price.  I was away for a bit and have finally had a chance to reblog this.

Fox on the Run

Hail Freya! I find myself singing this as a hymn to her the last few days. I am working on pop songs for each deity so I can worship in public. I listened to this as a teenager and heard it again in Nashville this year. This really resonates with many of the ways I connect to Freya.

I cannot explain all the reasons it works for me, but it does and I like knowing I can practice this in her honor and have no one the wiser.

Disappearance of Boxing in Medieval period

Disappearance of Boxing in Medieval period

I accept that this is a digression from my normal writing but I do study boxing, history and even the Lichtenauer long sword style (although not the latter in years).  I use boxing practice as part of my rage work and so, will sometimes post about it.

Sympathy for the Devils, or Why I’m Going to Start Praying for the Damned Bigots

Our ancestors traded with everyone. This states another look at modern Heathen negative issues in words I did not have.

Kvasir Amongst the Gods

The puns in the title?  Every one of them was intended.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, before I go any further; I have no tolerance for racist agendas. My grandfather fought against the Nazis in World War II and my grandmother and great-grandmother both kept households free of racially motivated hatred or, indeed, hatred of any kind. Considering that they came from coal miner country and survived their during the great depression, that is a bit of an achievement. My father didn’t have the luck of being born into as tolerant of a house hold as my mother, but his perceptions on such issues ended up much the same due to the twists and turns his own life took.

The summary of this is that tolerance is, for me, a family tradition.  It is one that I follow with pride, and that is not going to change. …

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Regarding Thor, Part 1 – Suffering Your Fans

A good post on Thor, keeping with my most recent entry.

Kvasir Amongst the Gods

Bet ya didn’t see that one coming!

The process of moving isn’t fast, easy, or convenient.  So while I have a rather excellent collection of ideas for Part 3 of the Loki series, it’s an idea that takes a great deal of research and cross referencing.  Seeing that I don’t have the time right now, I though I’d have a small conversation about something that’s been bugging me lately.

So let’s take a moment to talk about Thor.

I was reading some blog or another, when I saw someone make an accusation that Lokeans are people who mistake the character Tom Hiddleston played in the movie for the real thing.  At the time, this struck me as patronizing and disrespectful; little did I realize it was also hypocritical.  At a recent event I attended, I heard some Heathens talking about how their UPG (and the UPG of others that they…

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