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The Yule Tower, Heart(h) of the Northern World.

The Yule Tower, Heart(h) of the Northern World.

By Arnbald OR-B & FS (Brittany & French Saxony)

For many Odinists today, the Yule tower (Julleuchter) appears as one of the main cultual artefacts in the family hof. As its names suggests, it is mainly involved in the Yule time celebrations. If it has became an important symbol of the old faith, the artefact itself – as we shall see – not necessarily an old symbol. Continue reading

December 1, 2010 More

Gods & Goddesses of Odinism

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

September 7, 2009 More

Nature Spirits

Our pagan ancestors and the pagan peoples of every race believed that all things upon the Earth led life. Trees and plants, crystals and rocks, streams and springs of water, mountains, islands, animals and human beings, all were seen as live and conscious individuals, capable of thought and movement and of interaction with each other. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More
Yggdrasil - The Tree of Life and Death

Yggdrasil – The Tree of Life and Death

The multiversal concept of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, has been touched on many times elsewhere. The material presented here is a drawing together of these threads, weaving them into a composite picture. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Loki

It is incorrect, although a prevalent concept among Odinists, to equate Loki with the Judeo-Christian devil, that odd concept of a totally evil force that yet does the dirty work for a supposedly total good force. Loki is not the devil. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Eira

Eira is the goddess of healing, the force behind the power to heal and the giver of bountiful health. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More
Tyr

Tyr

Tyr is the god to whom we turn when we wage just war and exact just vengeance. In Odinic ritual it is stated “there is a great wrong yet to right” and in the righting of that wrong, that great evil that has set out first to enslave and then to destroy our people Tyr is the generator of our righteous hatred and thirst for revenge. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Heimdal

The Van, Heimdal, is a god of peculiar significance for our folk. He, it is said, stands sentinel at Bifrost Bridge and guards the realm of Asgarth from invasion by evil. With his armour of silver, his golden helmet and his great gleaming sword he is a shining figure in our mythology. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More
Frey

Frey

Frey, whose name means “lord”, was seen by our pagan ancestors as the “the Lord of the Elves”. He is pre-eminently a nature god, a spiritual being concerned with procreation and fertility. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Ostara

Like Odin himself, the mother of people bears many names – Ostara, Frigg, Freya, Hulda, Mother Cary, Frau Holle, Tara and many more. She is the most well-loved of our divinities. So well loved that even the malice of the Christian usurpers could not force the people to turn from her. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More