Monthly Archives: August 2015

Heathen Round Table: August

This month’s Heathen Round Table post is coming slightly late, due to life and work commitments throwing me off track a bit lately, but here it is: The question for August is “How recon are you? Is historical accuracy important … Continue reading

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How Did the Ancient Norse Feel About Loki?

Originally posted on Metal Gaia:
(Image Source. Note, it’s very hard to find non-marvel images of Loki) The Norse trickster Loki has become a hot topic in the last few years. In addition to appearing as the bad guy in the…

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Fifth High Day Recap: Lammas

As the name Lammas comes from the Anglo-Saxon feast of “Loaf-mass” and has connections to Hlafmaest, the Norse feast of loaves, it seemed appropriate to bake bread to celebrate the day. I celebrated the day with my lovely other half, … Continue reading

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Heathens Against Hate

Iceland Magazine recently published a great interview with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, the leader of Ásatrúarfélagid, the Icelandic Asatru association, described as “the fastest-growing religion in Iceland”. Asatru is now the sixth largest religion in Iceland, and the largest non-Christian religion. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gospel of Loki

Joanne Harris’ Gospel of Loki is a more-or-less faithful account of the major Norse myths, from the frankly weird creation story involving a primal cow called Audhumbla, to the last battle of Ragnarok. The difference is that here, the stories … Continue reading

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