Fame and reputation: Beowulf from "A Book of Myths"

Reputation and Fame

May 11, 2016 Eric 0

For the arch-Heathen, reputation was incredibly important. An argument can be made that it was so because fame is a […]

The Vaettir

The Vættir

May 4, 2016 Naemr 0

Wights, often called vættir in Heathenry and many names elsewhere, come in varying shapes and sizes, temperaments, and expectations, though […]

Graveyard - The honored dead

The Honored Dead

April 27, 2016 Ashli 1

In his work, Culture of the Teutons, Gronbech said of death: “In the halls of death the joyful intercourse is […]

Being Worthy

April 20, 2016 Rick 0

Worth is, in the Heathen worldview, both incredibly simple and somewhat confusing. It is, first and foremost, defined by an […]

A sign that reads, "Welcome"

Heathen Hospitality

April 13, 2016 Eric 0

The arch-Heathens regarded hospitality as strongly as they did a gift. The arch-Heathen would set the table just as soon […]

Picture of a man walking up a serious of ballons.

Heathen Luck

March 30, 2016 Eric 0

Luck, known as hamingja, is the external manifestation of frith and honor. Heathen luck has nothing to do with chance. […]

The Norwegian warrior Örvar-Oddr bids a last farewell to his blood brother, the Swedish warrior Hjalmar, by Mårten Eskil Winge (1866)

Kinship in Heathenry

March 23, 2016 Larz 0

All too often, we meet people new to Heathenry and the first thing they say is “Hello/hailsa brother/sister!” Most frequently […]

Picture of signs which say "Right Way and Wrong Way"

Decoding Heathen Honor

February 17, 2016 Eric 0

References relating to honor can be found repeatedly in the primary sources as well as in contemporary writing. There is […]