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What Odin doesn't stand for

Odin is a god of many, many things: wisdom, inspiration, exploration, shamanism, prophecy, kingship, rune magic, language and expression, expanding and altering consciousness, creativity, death, blood magic, self-sacrifice, and yes, even warfare, savagery and bloodshed at times.  547 more words

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Welcome to the Hearth

This little entry is a state of intent of sorts to the nature of this weblog and what you will be seeing as I write more often and interact with others throughhere. 517 more words

Bhrideachd Paganachd

Hate is not a Heathen Value

On April 13, 2014, a white supremacist perpetuated a hate crime on a Jewish Community Center. Some mass media outlets have attempted to identify the shooter as a Heathen, but I’d like to take a moment to reiterate that his values (or rather, his lack thereof) are not shared by Heathenry or Northern Tradition Paganism at large. 297 more words

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Níð Insults: Stop Fighting Bigotry with Bigotry

 Old Norse insults are dangerous things. They might look really fun for those who do not know the language, but most of them carry sexual implications that are extremely misogynist and queerphobic. 811 more words

Anti-Semitic Shooting in Kansas

There are a few communities who are united by the atrocity of the racist accused murderer Frazier Glenn Cross; arrested for the shooting deaths of Terri LaManno, William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood, in a targeted antisemitic rampage. 503 more words

Beer and Barbeque in the Barrio [CR8]

There was something particularly special about tonight. I’m not a fan of football/soccer (use word appropriate to your region) and I don’t speak nearly enough Spanish to contribute greatly to the conversation at a party like the one last night. 104 more words

What a Pagan Wants, What a Heathen Needs… [CR3]

I apologize profusely for that poor attempt at lyrical transfer of a title, but it seemed to fit the topic better than anything totally original I could think of. 879 more words