Theodism: A Heathen Orthodox Approach To Germanic Reconstruction

Dan O’Halloran, Normannii Thiud Ltd. Source THEODISM, THEODISH BELIEF, THEODISIC GELAFE, GERMANIC TRIBALISM, THEOD: The movement is at once a cultural, religious, and a social system; its purpose is to revive not only the religion of our ancestors, but also the fabric and folkways of the Germanic peoples of Europe – and to do so within a tribal context. Similar to Asatru, in that it … Continue a ler Theodism: A Heathen Orthodox Approach To Germanic Reconstruction

My grandfathers; my heroes.

A rather sentimental and slightly personal piece on ancestral veneration and pride in modern times.
By Einar Valur Bjarnason Maack, skáld at Hvergelmir International
A large part of the Heathen worldview and faith is that of loving where you come from. Ancestral veneration. Appreciation of your roots and the people whom have affected your life.

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Sidus and Worldview of Sáuilaþiudōs Haírþō

Publicado originalmente em Alþeis Sidus: Suebo-Visigothic Heathenry:
This section is but an early formulation of my ideas on Hearth Cult as Sáuilaþiudōs Haírþō (formerly Sunnōniz Fulka Herþaz or Sunfolk Hearth) practices it. A term with a “*” before it is almost always a reconstructed Gothic word. Some of the reconstructed words are my own work, some I found in Himma Daga‘s Gothic Edda poems and the… Continue a ler Sidus and Worldview of Sáuilaþiudōs Haírþō

Hawking/Falconery In Viking age Scandinavia.

Written by Frans Stylegar at Hvergelmir International. Hawking as an aristocratic and royal hunting technique is an established fact in the Viking Age. But direct archaeological evidence for hawking are relatively scarce, not least in Scandinavia. A number of small copper alloy bells found in both graves and settlement contexts might provide a clue, however. In Scandinavian contexts, iron bells of various types are known … Continue a ler Hawking/Falconery In Viking age Scandinavia.

Political power and military potential in Roman period Norway

Written by Frans Stylegar. Archeolog and director of Varanger Museum In Norway, at Hvergelmir International.

The court site (tunanlegg, ringformet tun) – i.e. a number of houses placed side by side in a circle (or circle segment), each of the buildings featuring an entrance in the short wall facing the open courtyard in the centre – is a well-known type of site in Norwegian Iron Age archaeology. More than 20 court sites dating from the Early Roman period and later are found along the Norwegian coast from Agder in the Southeast to Troms in the North. In the following text, I put forward some arguments for interpreting these monuments as being integral to military organisation in Roman period Norway, and suggest a connection with the so-called ‘Illerup horizon’ in the Danish bog offerings. Continue a ler “Political power and military potential in Roman period Norway”

Weapon graves in Iron Age Norway (1-550 AD)

Written by Frans Stylegar, Archeolog and director of Varanger Museum In Norway, at Hvergelmir International

The present paper deals with a minority of burials in Roman (B-C) and Migration period (D) Norway, namely the ones containing weapons. Its aim is two-folded: 1) to present an overview of this material to non-Norwegian colleagues, and 2) to discuss the significance of the weapon burial rite in its Scandinavian and North European context. Regarding the first, I intend to focus on the chronology, regional distribution and typology of burials with weapons. As for the latter, the emphasis will be on weapon graves as evidence both of the militarisation of barbarian society in general and more specific of warlike relations between the Roman Empire and the northern Germans, particularly the question of Scandinavian auxiliaries in the Roman army.

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Wyrd, the Will and the Choice

By George Herda, Vitki of Hvergelmir International, shared with permission

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

— Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

Does it seem odd, that I start a discussion on Wyrd with a quote from a work of fiction? And yet, what comprises lore? Fiction — stories — comprise lore. To say otherwise, would infer that Non-fiction — references — comprise lore. It would lead to largely unsupported claims, such as claiming that mythology contains falsifiable facts as well as poetic truth.

And, what comprises scholarship on Wyrd? I daresay, lore comprises much of it. And J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the above quote, researched some of it. At least, he researched some Anglo-Saxon aspects of it, and this discussion carries an Anglo-Saxon bias.

I found a webpage early in research for this discussion, and speaking honestly, it provides basic insights for those with basic questions about Wyrd.

Read it, consider it, and if it satisfies your questions about Wyrd, then you need not persue this discussion further.

For those with further questions, read on…

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Óðinn – or Sky-daddy and the world of grievous bodily harm.

A speculation upon the malformation of a deity.

Written by Einar V. Bj. Maack, of Hvergelmir International

Óðinn is a popular god among Heathens and people that adhere to Germanic culture or religion.
Even so much that that there are people that treat Óðinn as some sort of replacement Jehova or cling to him only, ignoring the rest of the Germanic pantheon. Continue a ler “Óðinn – or Sky-daddy and the world of grievous bodily harm.”

Honest cheesemongering (or the perils of shopping for knowledge).

Written by Einar V. Bj. Maack skáld of Hvergelmir International

Today’s society is far different from what it was a millennium ago, a century ago or even just a couple of decades ago.

The free flow of information has made it easier for us all to share our thoughts and knowledge at the flick of a finger. Continue a ler “Honest cheesemongering (or the perils of shopping for knowledge).”