Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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The Valknut: Heart of the Slain?

 
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This essay argues that the triple-triangle symbol commonly known as the valknut represents a heart in at least some contexts. Specifically, it is either the ideal, steady heart of the brave slain hero or that of a worthy adversary, and that the word valknut itself may be a heiti for ‘heart of the slain’. Most […]

The Festival Year: A Reconstruction of the Heathen Lunisolar Calendar and a Survey of Its Relation to the Annual Festival Cycle

 
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This essay is an attempt to construct an annual calendrical model that would have existed among the heathen peoples of Scandinavia and Northern Europe prior to the advent of the Christian “Julian” calendar.  The evidence suggests that this annual cycle would be based around the movements of the sun and the moon, which determined when […]

Welcome To Our New Website!

 
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Welcome to the new website for Odroerir: The Heathen Journal! We’re really excited about what this website has to offer, and what it will potentially develop into over the next few years.  So excited in fact, that we felt it might be a good idea to offer up an explanation of who we are and […]

The Finnish Tradition: An Introduction

 
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 Table of Contents World View The Cosmic Gods Haltija: ‘The Invisible Nature’ Ukko-Ilmarinen: the Ruler of Wind, Rain, and Thunder Heavenly Bodies: the Sun and the Moon Water Spirits Fire Spirits Land Spirits Forest Spirits Spirits of the House and Farm Field Spirits  Emuu and Animal Beliefs Beer, the Heavenly King of the Forest Sacred […]