Meet the Elves

In the northern hemisphere, Spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to get out and enjoy nature. It’s also a good time to spend some time with the Elves.

Catch the Wind

Asatru people tend to be environmentally conscious, so it stands to reason that we would want to do our part to make things better. At the same time, we tend to be a self-reliant lot who like to take care of things ourselves. That's one of the reason why wind power is a good choice for people like us.

Icelandic Saga Map

For those interested, there is now a map of the travels of the heroes of the Icelandic Sagas. You can find the map here: http://sagamap.hi.is/is/. I found out about it in this article from Iceland Review Online http://icelandreview.com/news/2015/11/23/map-tracks-icelandic-saga-heroes.

Yule 2015

I prepare my pork roast with rosemary, honey, and leeks. I'll also prepare a side with apples and walnuts. With a few other dishes, I prepare to celebrate Yule. These old-styled foods are a great way to celebrate That Which Has Passed and looking forward to That Which Will Come to Be. It is Yule.

What is an Evangelical Christian?

In American politics, we hear much about evangelical voters. There are always polls that site who and what these people support. My own interactions with persons using that label have suggested that they are a major threat to non-Christians. However, this article from NPR suggests that the definition of evangelical may not be so easy to work with.

Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

I was in my local Barnes and Noble bookstore when I heard a girl of about ten years of age ask a woman, "Where's Thor?" Since she was near the Marvel Comics toys, I assumed she wasn't asking about our Thunderer. Still, it was a nice question to hear in public. That's one of the reason I was thrilled to see the book Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer.

Thanksgiving 2015

Thursday, November 26th is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It is intended as a time for families to get together and express gratitude for the things they have (or, alternately, express their disagreements while over eating and watching football). Though the holiday has been wrapped in patriotic history, it is, at its heart, a traditional harvest celebration.

Recent Attacks by Jihadists

Regular visitor Astrid contacted me and asked about how the recent attacks in France, Kenya, Nigeria, Lebanon, and so forth, would affect Asatru people. It doesn't seem like our war but we have to worry about the chaos. More importantly, we have to worry about the way conservative Christians will use it to rise to power (a definite bad thing for us). If we stick to our guiding principles, it won't be that bad.

Sing a Song to Say it Strong

We all know that the Wyrd is filled with the various vibrations that make up the worlds. The Runes represent the patterns of the vibrations, sort of like chords in music. What happens when we make our own sounds? How does this affect the vibrations on the Wyrd? Those are the questions surrounding galdor.

Wolf Swallows Moon, Spits It Up Again

Loki produced the wolf Fenrir. Fenrir produced offspring of its own, including the two wolves Skoll and Hati Hroðvitnisson. These two wolves chase the Sun and the Moon, respectively, in an attempt to eat them. In the eyes of our ancestors, an eclipse suggested that one of the wolves was about to succeed. Just imagine what they would have thought when seeing tonight's red colored supermoon eclipse.

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