Heathen Ethics, Part 8: Your Ancestors, My Ancestors

The deeper meanings of ancestry. A rather excellent take on the philosophy of ancestry and why almost any form of heathenry should reject racism categorically.

Kvasir Amongst the Gods

beautiful-tree-photography20--photographs-of-pleasing-trees-photography-heat---photography-w7gusmcp An idea struck me earlier today, and ever since that moment it has been struggling to eat it’s way out of my brain.  So, let’s get it out so we can look it!

While those who embrace Folkism and those who reject Folkism disagree on a lot of things, there are a handful of things that both schools of thought agree on.  One of them is the importance of ancestry and one’s own ancestors.  It forms a philosophical backbone for just about every flavor of Heathenry, and even the most pro-synchretic, non-Folkish Norse Polytheist in the world is going to look at a Heathen cross-eyed if they declare ancestor veneration/worship to be optional or (even worse) irrelevant.  It’s one of the most primal conceits of our faith, regardless of denomination, and it’s importance cannot be overstated.

It is not as widely acknowledged, but certainly not thought of as contentious, that…

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