Walpurgisnacht, also known as Valborg, Rood Eve, and May Eve, is celebrated on the 30th of April. The current name comes from the Catholic St. Walburga, whose canonization day is May 1st (hence Walburga-eve on April 30). Because she was an historical figure, and is known to have lived (rather than being merely a mythological… Continue reading Walpurgisnacht Part One
So here’s a headline you don’t see every day: Israel: Pagan priest Einar calls for recognition by State FTFA: Einar, an Israeli Jew who is a pagan priest in the Asatru community, imagines a future in which the paganism of northern Europe is finally recognised as a legitimate religion in the Jewish State, so that… Continue reading Israeli Asatru
This is a weird bit of news, and I’m still trying to figure it out. Apparently the Asatruarfelagid in Iceland has received thousands of Euros from religious leaders in Thailand, to help with the construction of their temple outside Reykjavik. You can read the story here (and there’s a link in that story to the… Continue reading Icelandic Asatruar get Support from Thailand
Two members of the Asatru Folk Assembly have been drummed out of the Georgia National Guard because of their ties to the group, according to the Associated Press. Dalton Woodward and Trent East were “outed” by an antifa group out of Atlanta, and since the AFA is currently on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list… Continue reading Two AFA Members Kicked out of National Guard
Best wishes to everyone on this longest night of the year. Christians celebrate the return of the light on the 13th (Lussinatta), but I believe our Heathen ancestors did so on the solstice. May Sunna return to light our way in the coming year, may Frigg find our homes ready for the coming winter, and… Continue reading Solstice Wishes
(This is a repost from 2015) Today marks the arrival of the first of the Yule-lads (IS jólasveinarnir); mischievous spirits who arrive one per day for the next twelve days, and each stays for exactly thirteen days, so on the 25th of December, they’re all present. They are the sons of the Icelandic trolls Grýla and Leppalúði,… Continue reading Welcome Yule Lads!
In a previous post, I made an offhand parenthetical remark mentioning a theory I had as to what happened to the Vanir in the mythology, which has garnered quite a few inquiries, so I thought I might take a minute or three to elaborate. To set up the question; there are several races (perhaps clans… Continue reading Whither the Vanir?
In the comments of my previous post, the question of the appropriateness of “divine revelation” and “visions from the Gods” came up. This is actually a subject I’ve been meaning to discuss for some time, so it seemed a perfect opportunity. The commenter felt that such things led to “Leaders who cannot be questioned because… Continue reading Where are our Sibyls?