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Do people like the history and archaeology themed posts?

I’m wondering if people like those, and I should try to include more of them, of if I should keep this blog strictly mythologically themed. 

I have been tagging them with “Not Mythology” for those who don’t want to see the content, but I’m curious about the general reception.

— 2 weeks ago with 44 notes
#Administration  #Poll 
golgothacommunicationsltd:

The infamous ‘Egtved girl’ outfit.
Nordic bronze age vintage fashion.

golgothacommunicationsltd:

The infamous ‘Egtved girl’ outfit.

Nordic bronze age vintage fashion.

— 2 weeks ago with 101 notes
#History  #Egtved Girl  #Archaeology  #Not Mythology 
fuckyeahpaganism:

Rán is the Norse goddess of storms, and the wife of the sea god Aegir. She rules over the realm of the dead which is situated on the bottom of the ocean. She sinks ships and collects drowned sailors in her nets and takes them to her hall where she tenderly ministers them (drowned persons neither go to Valhalla nor to Helheim). With Aegir she is the mother of nine daughters (their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of waves), who wore white robes and veils. Sailors often carried gold or other jewels in case their boat sunk to offer and please the goddess. 
Photo Cred: Elisabeth Alba 

fuckyeahpaganism:

Rán is the Norse goddess of storms, and the wife of the sea god Aegir. She rules over the realm of the dead which is situated on the bottom of the ocean. She sinks ships and collects drowned sailors in her nets and takes them to her hall where she tenderly ministers them (drowned persons neither go to Valhalla nor to Helheim). With Aegir she is the mother of nine daughters (their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of waves), who wore white robes and veils. Sailors often carried gold or other jewels in case their boat sunk to offer and please the goddess. 

Photo Cred: Elisabeth Alba 

— 2 weeks ago with 1817 notes
#Ran  #Art  #Longships 

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Someone requested photos of wooden churches. I’m going to start putting them in the “church” tag for you ;)

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Someone requested photos of wooden churches. I’m going to start putting them in the “church” tag for you ;)

(Source: moriceltic)

— 2 weeks ago with 104 notes
#Churches  #Not Mythology 
x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

 Freyr stands with his boar Gullinbursti.
~ Gray Wolf

x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

 Freyr stands with his boar Gullinbursti.

~ Gray Wolf

— 2 weeks ago with 235 notes
#Freyr  #Gullinbursti  #Art  #Queue 
Norse Gods (And Other Deities) List →

hedendom:

Having seen various incorrect, incomplete and inaccurate lists of Norse gods circulating Tumblr, I have decided to write my own and also include common terminology alongside. I will also include other beings who exist within the old lore and modern traditions.

I have opted to include the names in…

There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding who the norse deities are, so I thought I should reblog this handy post by hedendom.

— 2 weeks ago with 1051 notes
#Norse  #Viking  #Heathen  #Resources 
holdingthebowl:

Part of the “Binding of Loki” by Sam Flegal.
Read about the process he went through for finding the best way to convey the emotions of the moment here. 

Oh damn though, the emotion in this picture…

holdingthebowl:

Part of the “Binding of Loki” by Sam Flegal.

Read about the process he went through for finding the best way to convey the emotions of the moment here

Oh damn though, the emotion in this picture…

— 3 weeks ago with 63 notes
#Sigyn  #Loki  #Art  #Queue 
Baldr and Persephone: An Indo-European Seasonal Myth

acacophony:

Ok here it is. I promised you guys I would post my essay when it was finished. This is my piece comparing the death of Baldr to the myth of Persephone, explaining how Ragnarok is functionally a seasonal story of the coming of the New Year, rather than the true end of times. Essay below the cut, references included.

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— 3 weeks ago with 73 notes
#Ragnarok  #Indo-European  #Queue  #Baldr 
Forn Sed Cascadia →

den-frusna-eken:

For Heathens living in British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon and Northern California who are interested in Forn Sed; I have created this group on Facebook to function as both a blotlag (kindred) and an online group for networking between Cascadian Heathens. The focus of the group is Swedish Forn Sed, and as far as activity goes it is centered in Washington State currently.

From the group description: “While understanding Swedish helps during blóts, it is not crucial, and blóts are mostly done in English due to the low prevalence of Swedish speakers in the region.


Forn Sed means “Ancient Custom” in Swedish, and is a spiritual path which honors the pre-Christian gods of the Norse peoples, as well as one’s ancestors and the spirits of the land and the home. The general term for the gods and spirits is ‘makter’ (powers), and includes the gudar (gods), jättar (giants), diser, alver, vätter and many others. We celebrate them throughout the year with blóts and offerings, and we find them in all places around us! 

William Goetz is the primary gode (acting priest, officiator) for this blotlag, and we celebrate nine main festivals over the course of the year: Julblot, Disablot, Vårblot/Segerblot, Majblot, Midsommarblot, Skördeblot, Höstblot. Vinternätter/Alvablot and Årsväntan.

Forn Sed Cascadia, as with Samfundet Forn Sed Sverige, does not discriminate in membership on the basis of race/heritage, gender, disability, etc. The group also explicitly rejects any form of Nazism, fascism, racial separatism, sexism, religious intolerance or other form of bigotry. It is assumed that anyone wishing to be a member agrees with and accepts these terms.

The group is open to those not living in Cascadia as well, but just be aware of the regional focus.

(via acacophony)

— 3 weeks ago with 25 notes
#Heathen  #Not Mythology