Happily Heathen: Beauty, Sex, and Sexuality in the Viking Age

Religious and spiritual beliefs to not happen in a vacuum; they are always influences by how the culture in which they are grown. As a devotee of Freya and Freyr, for me this meant breaking away from my modern Western understanding of sex, love, and sexuality and digging into how the Vikings viewed these concepts instead. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: 1 Year of Wyrd Words!

Wyrd Words has now been running for a solid YEAR, and nobody has put an end to our antics yet. We’ve covered a pretty wide variety of topics in this column, and it always fascinating to see which articles go viral for inexplicable reasons. In a way, we can learn about ourselves as a community by exploring which topics seem to generate the most interest. Thus, in the spirit of exploration, I present the top 5 articles of the year! [Read more…]

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

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: Pointless Arguments (Part 2) – “Defining Paganism”

We don’t need an all-inclusive definition of Paganism, because we don’t need to speak for everybody. [Read more…]