Happily Heathen: Heathen Events at PantheaCon 2017

Convention season has started, an the first one up is PantheaCon, the largest indoor pan-Pagan convention in the world, held every February in San Jose, CA. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The Aftereffects of Meeting a Goddess

People who don’t love themselves are unprepared for a meeting with Freya. If given chance, She will let them see themselves the way that She sees them. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Missing Your Gods? Maybe You’ve Left Them

If I have lost my connection to my gods—or if I just feel I’ve lost that connection—it may not be They who’ve walked away; it could be the other way around. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Why Freyr Won Gerd

Freyr is married to the jotun maiden Gerd, but do you know how or why. It’s a shocking story, but a good one to know. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently over at Huginn’s Heathen Hof, I wrote a piece about a Swedish Heathen organization call Nordiska Asa-Samfundet. This is an organization that the team over at HHH has been watching carefully for some time, but recent events inspired us to finally [Read More…]

Happily Heathen: The Generosity of the Vanir Gods

All of the Norse Gods are gift-givers, but the Vanir Gods really shine in this area; being generous is what they do best. If we have received any blessings from Them (or would like to receive Their blessings), it is best that we give back in turn. A gift always begets a gift. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: World Wide Heathenry – A Global Heathen Demographic Survey

Heathenry is an increasingly visible form of spirituality in the modern world yet not much is well-known about the people who practice it. The most prominent works of scholarship on our community are Jennifer Snook’s American Heathens and the Norse Mythology Blog Worldwide Heathen Census. For our community to continue to grow it needs to be better understood, both by the public and ourselves. To that end, we are proud to announce Huginn Heathen Hof’s first ever Global Heathen Demographic Survey. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The All Gods Event

The All Gods Event is a ritual I created a few years ago when I was involved in a lot of intrafaith work in the Bay Area. I felt then, as I do now, that politics being what it is, it is even more important for us to pull together and support each other, because the upcoming political regime will not. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Winternights — The Heathen Samhain?

Winternights is one of my favorite holidays. I love when summer finally gives way to Autumn—the smell of the dying leaves, harvesting the last fruits, starting to hunker down for the winter. To me, it is a natural time to start pulling inward and focus on family, hearth, and home. But is it the Norse version of Samhain? No, it is not. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: My Heathenry

The recent discussions around definition and limitations in Heathenry got me thinking about my own version of Heathenry. Last fall I wrote about why I love Heathenry and what is the heart of Heathenry. So, let me wrap it up and tell you a bit about what is my Heathenry. [Read more…]