I read a post over on Huginn’s Heathen Hof and that made me think about Rokkatru, that is, the worship of the Jotunn and other denizens which are not part of the Aesir or the Vanir. I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit, since once of my gods is the goddess Skadi, who has been included in the Rokkatru faith. For this reason, I’d like to explore the Rokkatru side of Heathenry and whether it fits in with Heathenry….READ MORE of my PREMIUM CONTENT for Just $1.
Now that the Halloween silliness has come and gone, I had done some serious research about Halloween as a holiday. Yes, it is a Christian holiday that got piggybacked on Samhain and Alfarblot, but there are some interesting developments I didn’t mention in previous posts. So, if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to continue talking about it for a bit.
I’ve been enduring the wildfires here in the Northern Rockies. On top of that, I’ve gotten a summer cold. So, life sucks for me right now.
But, I have nothing compared to the folks fleeing Irma. I want to put that in perspective… READ MY PREMIUM CONTENT FOR JUST $1…
My case? Talking about Harvest and the upcoming seasons garnered half of the interest as the Nazi post. Sigh...READ MORE for just $1
I’ve been looking up information about harvest celebrations in Viking times, and apparently there were a few worth noting. Lithasblot (Harvest) and Mabon (Harvest End) seem to be the two that are associated with our northern ancestors. These days were celebrated with feasting, drinking, and partying, because the food harvested would hopefully get them through the long, dark winter….
I had been meaning to do some research about runestones in America for a while, but just hadn’t the time or inclination to spend the time on chasing down the information. So, when I got around to actually working on the post, I had no idea that I was turning over a rock that would have a bunch of dark, scurrying critters underneath.
Oh. My. Gods. When you start researching American runestones, you really descend into the realm of the crazies, so it’s hard to actually take the whole thing seriously when self-proclaimed experts claim that these stones were created by Templars, freemasons, Illuminati, or ancient Egyptians. I’m facepalming so much that I probably have bruises. READ MORE FOR JUST $1…