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I am a Heathen, and a Pagan religious hedgewitch.
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18 hours ago
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kaynarune:

earth-paths-green:

My Wooden Tarot arrived! They’re very sort of…. unfriendly. But I expected that from this deck. They’re gorgeous though! And I love the cloth that came with them!

My best friend got one too. The art is lovely and she quite likes it but one of our other friends won’t touch it. Says it’s got too many eyes. To be fair, she’s not wrong.

She is not wrong, no. There are many, many eyes. Often where eyes SHOULD NOT BE.

1 day ago
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sephiraallen:

seashellies:

sofiajournals:

baronsatyros:

bayoread:

Zeus, Poseidon and Haides being three aspects of Pan?

What….

I don’t agree…but I could see it.

If I squinted…and it was dark…maybe drunk.

And you were looking at something else…

I’m actually curious about what sort of thinking goes into that… only a little.

Pretty sure OP didn’t come up with that themselves so…. I’m wondering what they’re reading, and what the author was on when they wrote it, and where can I get some?

I tried to think of something intelligent to say, but my mouth was doing that thing where it sort of opens, then closes and then opens again… but no sound comes out, as my brain could not find any words. 

Would be interested to know where they got it from too though. I’m not seeing it (based on what little I know), but I’ve also not spent any huge amount of time studying the Greek pantheon.  

Proposal: they’re using the name Pan to refer to their horned god and are soft polytheists?

3 days ago
30 notes

Hedniska Högtider (Heathen Festivals)

theskaldspeaks:

den-frusna-eken:

This master post on my profile will feature articles on the holidays commonly featured in Heathen traditions. Note that since my practice is more in line with Swedish Forn Sed, I may not write much on certain holidays. That does not mean that I do not care, but I have not done much research on some of the others. ;)

Also, while I give notes on the primary areas where these holidays are observed, that does not mean that they are strictly limited to those places; it rather means that the source material on these holidays is primarily centered there, and that they were mostly practiced there traditionally. It is also there to dispel the erroneous notion that there is a sort of pan-Germanic calendar of holidays, which has become popular in some groups. I also do not mention America, Canada, Australia, etc. in these notes because they are so mixed and matched among different groups that it is impossible to organize it in such a way.

Note: Because of the trouble I’ve gone through to organize this on my Wordpress account, all of the festivals still link to their pages there, and as I write up more of the articles they will also link to the Wordpress pages. Also, if you follow a tradition whose holidays I have not addressed well yet (Norwegian Forn Sed or Continental Heathenry, for example), please do give me some sources or information so that I can make this more comprehensive.

An Overview of Blót

December/January: Julblot (Yule)

January: Þórrablót (Iceland)

Febuary: Disablot (Sweden)
Charming of the Plow

March: Vårblot (Sweden)

April: Sigrblót (Scandinavia)
Várblót (Scandinavia)
Ostara (UK and Germany)

May: Majblot (Sweden))
Walpurgisnacht (Germany, Finland, Sweden (same as Majblot), Estonia, Netherlands)
Hela (Finland, Estonia)

June: Midsommarblot (Midsummer)

August: Skördeblot (Sweden)
Freyfaxi

September: Höstblot (Scandinavia)

October: Dísablót (Iceland, Norway, Denmark)
Winternights (Iceland, Norway, Denmark)
Kekri (Finland, Estonia)

October/November: Alvablot (Sweden)

November-December (6 weeks): ­Årsväntan (Sweden)

Weekly, Thursday-Friday: Torshelgd (Sweden)

Man, google gave me nothing for Torshelgd, Arsvantan, or Skordeblot. Are there any english language descriptions or resources out there for these?

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1 week ago
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Omg my prayer to Loki got 65 notes

thank u tumblr thank u

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2 weeks ago
3 notes

My Wooden Tarot arrived! They’re very sort of…. unfriendly. But I expected that from this deck. They’re gorgeous though! And I love the cloth that came with them!

2 days ago
4 notes
chrysaoraelectrum:

The Bamberg casket, a 10th-century masterpiece of Scandinavian art, found in a Bavarian church in Germany.

chrysaoraelectrum:

The Bamberg casket, a 10th-century masterpiece of Scandinavian art, found in a Bavarian church in Germany.

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6 days ago
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thetwistedrope:

satdeshret:

stormwaterwitch:

willowmoon92:

amorellamoon:

So this is a thing that happened…
Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.
This screenshot shows his response. 
You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”
Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.
I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.
Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. 

This is sick. Facebook can die for all I care. And as for a prominent member of the pagan community he should know better.

What a vile and disgusting person :/ i’m so sorry he was extremely beyond rude to you that is not how you deserve to be talked to.

Yo, this asshole has done this to several pagans, outing their aliases on facebook and causing them to have to go by their legal names. 

Yep, I know someone else who was outed by this person :\


This cunt’s a “pagan leader”? I’ve never heard of him.

thetwistedrope:

satdeshret:

stormwaterwitch:

willowmoon92:

amorellamoon:

So this is a thing that happened…

Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.

This screenshot shows his response

You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”

Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.

I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.

Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. 

This is sick. Facebook can die for all I care. And as for a prominent member of the pagan community he should know better.

What a vile and disgusting person :/ i’m so sorry he was extremely beyond rude to you that is not how you deserve to be talked to.

Yo, this asshole has done this to several pagans, outing their aliases on facebook and causing them to have to go by their legal names. 

Yep, I know someone else who was outed by this person :\

This cunt’s a “pagan leader”? I’ve never heard of him.

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1 week ago
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crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

I gotta work out how to play this on the uke

(Source: culturenordic.com, via kaynarune)

2 weeks ago
8,530 notes