The Wise Words of Grima

Okay! I have worked, like, a fucking long time on this (thanks depression), but it’s finally complete. This is a work of cosmogony and theogony, rendered through storytelling; the basis of which include the Eddic poem Grímnismál, the first part of the Prose Edda called Gylfaginning, and numerous other texts and ideas, with hints ofContinue reading “The Wise Words of Grima”

Weland and the Silver Hand

Weland is fascinating to me as being one of a very few beings in the broader catalogue of surviving Germanic mythology with a surviving myth in multiple attested languages. Vǫlundarkviða, one of the mythic poems of the Poetic Edda, has direct parallels with the first two fitts of of the Old English poem Deor, andContinue reading “Weland and the Silver Hand”

Musings: The Three Theologies

Honestly, this kinda post is prompted almost entirely by the fact that the majority of theological discussions I’ve seen in the broader Pagan sphere frustrate me for one reason or another. It’s not that I think they’re expressing their theologies wrong, really; most of the time I can understand what they’re saying, and can graspContinue reading “Musings: The Three Theologies”

The Legend of Hildebrand

Today, I am showcasing a bit of a brief project (one of way too godsdamned many) that I pulled together as a bit of fun; I rewrote one of the oldest heroic poems in all Germanic languages; das Hildebrandslied, or the Lay of Hildebrand. The original poem was a peculiar find, hidden in the pagesContinue reading “The Legend of Hildebrand”

Woden: An Informal Study

So, it’s not exactly a secret that the top deity of my personal praxis is Woden; being a witch, a poet, and a horrible gremlin of a scholar, it’s probably the most natural pairing since salt and the sea. Many an offering I’ve made to him, poetry I’ve dedicated, and though I don’t personally putContinue reading “Woden: An Informal Study”

Æcerbot: Rituals & Christianization

There is a very common idea, not just in pagan circles but among atheists and even certain Christian sects, that many events, practices, and holidays celebrated by the world’s Christian communities are pagan. In pagan spaces specifically, the idea is that Christianity “stole” pagan ideas, that much of what is considered today “Christian” is justContinue reading “Æcerbot: Rituals & Christianization”

Mythbuilding: Thunor and Oak

There is one thing that any pagan of a religion that passed without written record of their beliefs can fully attest to, and it’s the lack of myths. As an Anglo-Saxon Heathen, I’m acutely aware of the loss of so much material to Christianization and to the destruction of monasteries, and honestly we’re luckier thanContinue reading “Mythbuilding: Thunor and Oak”

Wiccecræft: Old English Magic

Alongside the practices of normal religion, alongside the poetry, I do also have a magical practice; in other words, I consider myself a witch, in devotion to the Witch-god Woden. Now, what would even be a “witch?” In the popular consciousness, that can run the gamut from old hags in the woods, powerful sorceresses, bothContinue reading “Wiccecræft: Old English Magic”

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