Category: Deities

Ostara inspire us!

Ostara inspire us!

By Asrad CG

As the wheel of the year turns and the days grow longer and nights shorter our spirits start to lift. Without knowing darkness we cannot love the light and without experiencing the cold long nights of Winter we surely could not love the Spring and Summer as we do. Knowing and experiencing the harshness of winter means we make the most of the lighter nights and warmer days just as our folk have since the very beginning. Continue reading

April 25, 2015 More
Hail Njord, Hail Ran, Hail all our Gods

Hail Njord, Hail Ran, Hail all our Gods

By Rory H OR I am a boatmaster working on the South West coast of England driving passenger vessels and ferries in coastal waters, normally no more than three miles offshore and, as the rules say, in favourable weather. This … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 More
Gallant One

Gallant One

By Kris N AOR
ORBriefing 221 – Spring 2261

I am joy,
Justice,
Great and Gallant.
I am war ready. Continue reading

May 29, 2014 More
An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

By Heimgest DCG

In the myths, the figure of Loki is present throughout the cycle and is only vanquished at Ragnarok. Viewing the myths on the level of our own personal evolution and self realisation, the Ragnarok is representative of our final overcoming of that which stands in our way to attaining that higher evolution, so we see that it is only by overcoming that “enemy” that we are successful in that. Continue reading

May 15, 2014 More
A Note In Defence of Freya

A Note In Defence of Freya

By Eowyn OR

In any literature concerning the role of Freya in our mythology, there are two common- and to my mind, abhorrent- assertations made about this most sacred Goddess within our pantheon, which profoundly reflect the pervasiveness of the desert creed poisoning within the folk soul, despite protestations to the contrary. Continue reading

December 18, 2010 More
Balder, Ruler of an Age to come

Balder, Ruler of an Age to come

By Arnbald, OR-B & FS

In the heathen tradition, Balder is certainly one of the most popular, but also one of the most perplexing gods. He seems to be quite well known. Almost everyone has heard of him or, at least, knows his name. But actually, very little is known of this divine character. We hardly find a book which would deal exclusively or mainly of him. Continue reading

December 4, 2010 More

Perfect Myth (a fleeting reflection)

By Eowyn OR

We wistfully imagine the perfect world with a characteristic sigh that simultaneously acknowledges that it just can’t be. And therein lies the real crux of the matter. In striving for perfection, our ego creates in our mind’s eye a static image- a model carved in stone- of something we think we ‘have to’ reach, whilst simultaneously in our hearts, we know this is impossible to achieve. Continue reading

November 29, 2010 More

Holda

By Thorsigurd AOR

I decided to devote some study to one of the Goddesses connected to this time of year, more specifically one who was worshipped mainly among the tribes of nowadays Germany, and part of whose memory is preserved until present day in the folklore of Germany, Switzerland and my native Austria: Holda. Continue reading

November 29, 2010 More

Gods & Goddesses of Odinism

An introduction into the Gods, Goddesses, wights and beings of Odinic Mythology Continue reading

September 7, 2009 More

Fylgie

Our Odinic ancestors taught that each of us has a guardian who cares for us and gives us warning of danger and help in times of distress. They called this spirit the Fylgie. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More