Saturday, April 29, 2017

Volume I


Frankish Heathenry: An Introduction

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Who were the Franks and what were their pre-Christian roots? This is a question that has caused confusion and headache among those searching for the answers. Even the origin of their name has been hotly debated, although the generally accepted origin of frank is found in the Germanic root *fr-k, which relates this word intimately […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reconstructionism in Modern Heathenism: An Introduction

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Over the course of the last decade, the term “reconstructionism”[1] has surged forward as part of a very real movement within American heathenry[2].  The axiom of this movement has been a shift towards an approach that is quite different from those previously advocated in most mainstream circles, and it is helping to redefine and reshape […]

Women in Heathenry: What We Find Beyond the Literature

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Many times the fictitious tales of the sagas conflict with the surviving legal codes and archaeological evidence giving us a hazy picture of reality for women in historical heathenry.  This does not mean we put away the stories of heroic women and erase them from our lore.  Just because there is a conflict between the […]

Download Odroerir: Full Volume I

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Enjoy the inaugural issue of Óðrœrir, the first journal by and for Heathen Reconstructionists. What is a Heathen Reconstructionist, really though? That is perhaps the primary goal of this first issue: to set the pace of what sort of journal this will be, so instead of reading an explanation on it in this note, just […]