Wyrd Words: Pagan Media and Journalism

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The Muninn Messenger is a weekly newsletter that is COMMUNITY RUN. That means it features news, events, editorials, products, and businesses that submitted by readers. Most importantly, we provide this service FOR FREE. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Ethics and Odin’s Rites of Hospitality

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The ancient Norse and Germanic tribes had a strong ethic of Hospitality. The concept encompassed personal generosity, reciprocity, and even what we today might term “social justice”. By the end of the Viking Era, Hospitality had become a highly ritualized practice and a core part of the their worldview. Thus it’s little surprise that by the time the Hávamál was written, Odin had a LOT to say about these things! [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: What Could Go Wrong?

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Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pride

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I celebrate my ancestors for their legacy, not for the fact that they were white. There is no need for white/male/straight pride celebrations: these groups already have recognition and don’t have to struggle every day just to be recognized as human beings. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 3) – Odin’s Guide to the Internet

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I was recently asked how the Lore could possibly have anything to teach us about modern concepts, like the Internet. Believe it or not, Odin’s got quite a bit to say about social media… [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Relationships – Building a Lasting Community

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In a recent article, I mentioned the relatively short lifespan of many of our kindreds, covens, and groves. I believe that the reason for this can be broken down into three major problems: size, distribution, and (most importantly) the types of relationships we build within our local communities. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Faces of Odin – Soldier, Scholar, Skald, and Skeptic

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Óðinn, as he is depicted by the Lore, is very complex and multidimensional. To simply label him as a "God of War" is not only an inadequate descriptor, it’s a disservice to the depth of his personality. The Allfather wears many faces, and all of them are important to the Sagas he weaves. [Read more...]


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