We are told, according to the De Correctione Rusticorum of Saint Martin of Braga, that one of the transgressions of those who still followed the old religion in Gaul (and by that time (572 CE) the Franks had conquered Gaul, so we are talking about Germanic religion rather than Roman or Celtic, specifically that of… Continue reading On the Kalends
Many people within the umbrella of Heathenry have the idea that the worship of the dead was an integral part of the historical religion of the peoples of Northern Europe. To some extent, this is true, but almost never in the way that modern Heathens seem to think it was. Many modern Heathens will, for… Continue reading Ancestor worship
I’m not sure if it’s just the smallish circles in which I run within the pagan and heathen communities, but there definitely seems to be a groundswell of interest and activity in the “minor” divinities. Household gods, land spirits, ancestor worship, etc. I think it’s ane excellent trend, and one which is long overdue. In… Continue reading On House Gods
Well, here goes!