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A Basic View of Paganism or Bambi Pagansim
"You people are all so nice! I like the idea of Paganism, but I don't think I could be that nice all the time." The writer was genuinely perplexed and driven to ask me if it is really possible that Pagans, Witches and Wiccans really lived such...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
This rune, the fifth rune of the third aett and twenty-first of the Elder Futhark, has two names. Kenaz/Kaunaz is the other rune with two names. Laguz is the best-known name of today’s rune. It means “lake.” Laukaz is the alternative name and means “leek,” a...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
Divination >> Rune Stones
A Cup of Hemlock: Dealing with Conflict in Coven and Congregation
There have always been those folks who point out our foibles, and make us take an uncomfortable look at our world, as well as those who simply had the misfortune to point out the obvious when it was unwelcome. Then there are troublemakers, folks who go out of...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
It's been less than two weeks since I wrote the article for Jera; so it looks like I'm back on track. This Rune is both fascinating and multifaceted! Both the Sheils and Edred Thorsson identify Eihwaz with Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree or Cosmic Axis. The...
Divination >> Rune Stones

Norse Paganism is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Norse Paganism books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes ... - OthroerirKindred
[Handbook of Norse mythology]. Norse mythology: a guide to the Gods, heroes, rituals, and beliefs / by John Lindow. p.
Norse Mythology A to Z - OthroerirKindred
Daly, Kathleen N. Norse mythology A to Z / Kathleen N. Daly ; revised by Marian Rengel.
Norse Mythology: Legends of Gods and Heroes - Norrøn Mytologi
Norse Mythology. Legends of Gods and Heroes by. Peter Andreas Munch.
A Handbook of Norse Mythology - Temple of Our Heathen Gods
By "Norse mythology" we mean the information we have concerning the reli- gious conceptions and usages of our heathen forefathers, their faith and manner of ...
Sheep and goats in Norse paganism - Svenska Institutet i Rom
Sheep and goats in Norse paganism. PECUS. Man and animal in antiquity.

Suggested News Resources

NOW HEAR THIS: The luck of the Irish
According to legend, Saint Patrick spent many years converting the Pagans to Christianity, or forcing them to leave the island, which created the allegory that he supposedly drove out the snakes from Ireland.
Exposing the Secret History of Giants and the Underground Hyperborean Gallery
With Rosia Montana being a mining area, a number of interesting discoveries have been unearthed there over the years – one of the most interesting being a skeleton of a 10 meter (32.8 feet) tall giant which was found in 1976.
Authority in Religious Traditions
There are different kinds of power, as famously identified by Starhawk (and probably others before her): power-over, power-from-within, and power-with-others.
Viking Chief Tore Hund and his successful resistance against Christian conversion
However, to the modern Asatruar (worshipers of the old Norse gods), neo-pagans, and the pagans of his own time, Tore Hund is a hero.
Religious Virtues and Gods

Suggested Web Resources

Norse religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norse religion refers to the religious traditions of the Norsemen prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, specifically during the Viking Age. It is a folk religion, which was not necessarily formalized nor categorized as a subset of Germanic paganism until it was described by ...
ASATRU (Norse Heathenism) - Religious tolerance
Feb 8, 2016 The religion of Asatru - Norse Heathenism. ... Celtic Druidism, and re-creations of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other ancient Pagan religions.
Asatru - ReligionFacts
Mar 17, 2015 Asatru, the modern attempt to revive the old Norse faith, was founded by the ... Ancient Norse paganism and modern Asatru are polytheistic.
Badass of the Week: Nordic Paganism
Nodic Paganism is really sweet. I mean, let's compare to something more familiar , Christianity. Both Norse Lore and the Bible have references to someone being ...
Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age | World ...
Feb 2, 2015 A modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in recent years as followers see the stories as metaphors for life not worship ...

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