Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Odroerir Publications


Two Yule Rituals: One Heathen’s Experience in the Northeast US

 
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My name is Josh Heath; in a fit of insanity I took it upon myself to begin documenting different Heathen events I attend. My long term hope is that by creating a record of our worships, blóts, and Things, we can leave important parts of our history to those that will follow us. I want […]

Self-Directed Language Learning: Strategies for Reading Primary Sources in Their Original Languages

 
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In recent history, the learning process has been the domain of the education establishment. Because of this, many people are reticent to take charge of their own learning, believing that they need experts to present new subject material to them. Whether a learner chooses an accredited university course or an online workshop, it is natural […]

Some Animal Imagery in Anglian Heathenry

 
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The purpose of this article is to take a brief look at the idea of animal imagery as a representation of and a connection to the Otherworld.  During the 5th to 7th centuries the Germanic settlers of England produced a large amount of artwork depicting animals and mythic beasts, these pieces give us an insight […]

Tree Cults in Frankish Heathenism

 
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Heathendom can be understood as an interwoven web of relationships that are formed between both individuals within a community and communities with each other, whether of men or holy powers, which express the heathen worldview. These relationships may take any number of forms from gifting, group rituals and all other modes of symmetrical or asymmetrical […]

Symbel: The Heathen Drinking Ritual?

 
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If there is one thing that links all Heathen practice it is the early medieval drinking ritual “symbel” also known as “sumble”. This tradition is lifted straight from the pages of Beowulf, The Eddas and other Germanic poetry and is a ritual that equally unites and divides the various flavours of modern Heathenry whilst remaining […]

Establishing the Innengard

 
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As modern heathens who have dedicated our lives to reestablishing the pre-Christian traditions of Scandinavia and Northern Europe, we know how important the concept of heathen worldview is.  It’s well understood that in order to develop practices that are rooted in ancient heathen religion, we need to be able to understand and adopt the outlook […]

“Heathen”: The Linguistic Origins and Early Context

 
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The modern English word heathen has long been the favorite label used in academic circles to identify the unchristian peoples of western and northern Europe during the Middle Ages.  Among medieval historians it is used more precisely to identify those “Germanic”[1] peoples who still practiced their indigenous religion.  It has also been the title most […]

Sacred Groves in Germanic and Scandinavian Heathenry: An Introduction and One Family’s Experience

 
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It was about two years ago that my wife and I moved into our new home. Prior to that, I made an oath that within one year of us moving in, a godpole would be carved and erected on the property we were looking at. I am happy to say that since then, a godpole […]