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“Le Cliot de Tsèrafouén” – The Hollow Of Fairies

By Hariulf OR Here is a beautiful legend from my land. This is not really “Odinic” but it’s interesting because it shows that despite the Christianization of the folk, the belief in the invisible world has never completely disappeared. In … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Comparison between the Sleeping Beauty tale and some Norse myths

Comparison between the Sleeping Beauty tale and some Norse myths

By Hariulf OR

As many of you know, there is much wisdom in fairy tales. We find preserved in children’s literature traces of old Indo-European myths. This is particularly true in The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales. Wilhelm Grimm said himself: “the elements found in all fairy-tales are like fragments of a broken stone that we have scattered on the floor, amid the grass and flowers: only the most piercing eyes can discover them. Their meaning is long lost, but we feel it again and this is what gives the tale its value. ” Continue reading

October 8, 2012 More
Little Red Hens

Little Red Hens

by Hengest Thorsson OR

All of you, as OR members should be aware that our myths are multi-layered and full of symbolism. They can be accessed on many levels and depending on our level of development will reveal varying degrees of guidance and wisdom to us. Continue reading

March 31, 2011 More

Vidar

We see, in the old myths, that Vidar appears at the time of the last battle. He is a son of Odin and avenges his father’s death by slaying Fenris Wolf. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Giants and the reliability of received mythology (from the Eddas, Snorri and Saxo)

There appear to be two main classifications of deity grouped together under the term “giant”: great creative spirits, and the powerful guardians of certain localities – mountains and rivers, for instance. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

The Great Year

The Web of Wyrd is by no means a static construction. It is motion made manifest. The flashing patterns of energy within the heart of the atom, the wheeling dance of galaxies and stars, all is motion.

It is within this concept of a cosmos in continual, rhythmic, patterned motion that the idea of the “Great Year” must be considered. Continue reading

August 29, 2009 More

MAY LOKI BE BOUND

Within the Odinist / Asatru community as a whole, there is often a rampant misunderstanding and false perception of Loki. At its worst some would claim to be on the “Lokian path“, some offer blot to this force or pay honour. To be blunt the ignorance displayed in doing such is staggering and to compound it, such individuals invariably think they are actually very clever. They chase further ignorance believing it wisdom, but such is the nature of the Loki energy, it deludes. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

YGGDRASIL AND THE INDIVIDUAL – Part 2

As we have seen in previous articles including part 1 of this work, our mythology is applicable on various levels of reality and understanding. At a profound level it is an illuminated guide to our own individual evolution to more highly evolved sates and levels of consciousness. A path we progress upon over many lifetimes until we achieve the highest state of awareness, which we may call Odin Consciousness. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

YGGDRASIL AND THE INDIVIDUAL – Part 1

It is one of the great majesties of Odinism that our mythology is multi-layered and is therefore accessible to the Odinist at all levels of personal development. While this may at times be confusing to those studying the faith from a non-experiential point of view, to those actually and truly practicing it, it is a way of learning and growing. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More