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Dionysos – A Gift of Abundance and Divine Inspiration
At the end of the summer the four elements have worked their alchemy; a good balance between fertile earth, air of the right temperature, the fire of the sun and gentle rain showers will now have resulted in an abundant harvest. Flowers proudly open up to the...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
God The Mother
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, we are all familiar with the concept of a male god, whether the idea comes from Christianity, Judaism or Mohammedanism. When we think of a male god, at the back of our minds is a picture of an old man in the sky, who has a certain set of...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Ostara - The Vernal Equimox
ABOUT OSTARA | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT OSTARA Ostara (pronounced Oh-star-ah) is also called Eostre, Easter, Vernal Equinox, Spring Equinox, and the First Day of Spring. This is the time of year when day & night are equal, and heralds the return of...
Holidays >> Ostara
King James Bible: Genesis, Chapter 26
Chapter 26 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the...
Old Testament >> Genesis
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Truth, Lies and the Holocaust
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -Samuel Butler Over the years, I have heard many tales of tragedy and persecution committed against Neo-Pagans around the country. From folks losing jobs, losing...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology

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Football in the Nordic countries: share your photos and stories
Taken during Sweden's first competitive game at their new national stadium in Solna. It was below freezing outside, but the closed roof meant coats were not needed and the distinctive yellow shirts could be displayed. Photograph: Eugene McLaughlin/ ...
Nordic Countries Outpace Global Regions for Female Directors
In the Nordic countries, the percentage of female directors on boards is 32.5 percent, outpacing most other European countries, according to Spencer Stuart's recently released Nordic Board Index. First published 29 years ago in the U.
Denmark: Nordic countries to probe joint bid to host Euro 2024 or 2028
Denmark's chairman Jesper Moller says the four Nordic countries "have common values in many areas," including organising finals "with a focus on volunteerism, sustainability and well-being." He says the four federations will "investigate and prepare a ...
Michelin Reveals 2016 Nordic Guide; Two Restaurants Achieve 3-Star Status
Restaurant guidebook publisher and tire company Michelin just announced its latest batch of stars, unveiling the 2016 rankings for the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The most notable addition this year: Michelin has handed ...
Finland first Nordic country to perform face transplant
The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is the first medical establishment in the Nordic countries to have performed a facial tissue transplant procedure. The transplant is extremely rare worldwide.

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