archaeology · History · Paganism

First-Century Danish Bog Sacrifice – An Entire Army!

ScienceNordic gives us an excellent story on an archaeological dig in Denmark, where an entire army was apparently sacrificed after losing some battle. The bones were dumped in a low-lying area which later became a peat bog, allowing the remains to be remarkably well-preserved. What leads the investigators to believe that the remains were part… Continue reading First-Century Danish Bog Sacrifice – An Entire Army!

Asatru · Pagan Identity · Paganism

Pagan Identity, Part 3: We’re All in This Together!

Some individuals during the current wide-ranging discussion on Pagan identity make the argument that, even if there is no consensus as to what Paganism is, all Pagans should stick together for the sake of solidarity. Let us first ask the question, how should that solidarity, if it exists, be expressed? If all “Pagans” are supposed… Continue reading Pagan Identity, Part 3: We’re All in This Together!

History · Paganism

Three Video Lectures on the Viking Mindset

Heritage Today has a fascinating article entitled Death, Narrative, and Understanding the Viking Mind, which   describes a trio of lectures by Professor Neil Price of Aberdeen University on the topic of understanding the Norse mindset. This is of particular importance to those of a more reconstructionist bent within Heathenry, as remolding the modern world-view into… Continue reading Three Video Lectures on the Viking Mindset

Pagan Identity · Paganism

Pagan Identity, Part 2: At Least We All Worship the Goddess, Right?

Many people have expressed some trepidation that we, collectively, are even having the conversation about what it means to be “Pagan”. I think that part of the angst comes from the fact that many people who self-identify as “Pagan”, or who place others under the “Pagan” umbrella, don’t realize just how much diversity there is… Continue reading Pagan Identity, Part 2: At Least We All Worship the Goddess, Right?

Community · Pagan Identity · Paganism

Pagan Identity Part 1: Is there a “Pagan Community”?

There has been much talk of the question of Pagan identity of late. High-profile Pagans have given up the label, while others make the case that the Pagan label is still relevant. I would like to begin my own analysis of the subject with some thoughts on one facet of Pagan identity; the question of… Continue reading Pagan Identity Part 1: Is there a “Pagan Community”?