I go through bouts of doubt and despair in my writing, largely because, well, I’m a writer, and we seem to be programmed for for such things. I swear, just about every job I’ve been in has, as one person so aptly put it, had the largest number of unmedicated personalities I’ve seen. …
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I read an interesting post about the dark deities recently and it got me thinking about why the darker gods and goddesses have become more popular in recent years. Rokkatru with its many members is a viable part of Heathenry and Loki has grown in popularity, certainly in part due to the popularity of the Marvel character and the actor who plays him. Even I am technically honoring a Jotunn when I honor Skadi. And yeah, Loki does come by from time to time to annoy me, if nothing.
That being said, one pagan witch (yeah, I read Wiccan blogs, get over it) thinks that the popularity of the dark ones seem to coincide with the times we live in and something big and tranformative coming up. I can’t say anything of that magnitude, but I do have some thoughts and theories…
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My last premium post seemed to open up a can of worms — at least for me. As I was writing about
the Rokkatru, I realized that historians may have it all wrong when it comes to the gods. The Aesir, Vanir, and Jotunn aren’t different races. They’re different clans. Which means that how they treat each other has implications for how we should treat each other.
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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…