Wyrd Designs – Correcting Common Misperceptions – Freyja & the Valkyrie

I am human, and therefore like so many others I have my personal ticks and pet peeves. Among them are common misperceptions that somehow seem to multiply faster than dirty laundry & dust bunnies, or the spam messages in my inbox. Somehow, once upon a time someone first said that the Goddess Freyja was a [Read More…]

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Wyrd Designs – Finding Religious Art

Let’s face it, having religious iconography, statuary, jewelry and artwork is something most of us crave. But sometimes finding those items can be nigh impossible. For those seeking the Gods found in the Northern Tradition, it can be very hit and miss. Certain deities (Odin, Thor, Freya & Freyr) do have depictions that have been [Read More…]

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Being Yourself – Not Always The Easy Path.

How much damaging morality are we bringing with us from former religions? Is this a good or bad thing? What can we do about it? Kindreds tend to be our chosen family. But how much power should we give them, when it comes to them judging our personal life? I do believe there is an interesting conundrum, here: follow the gods when they lead, or be comfortable where you are, and try to ignore their summons? Deal with censure in your Kindred, or ignore what you are led to do? [Read more…]

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Wyrd Designs: Just Because You’re Asatru, Doesn’t Mean You’re Going to Valhalla

One of the commonly misperpetuated beliefs of the Asatru afterlife is that the end goal is for us all to go to Valhalla. For these individuals that put such importance on the warrior aspects of our religion they overlook a couple of things. Foremost is that Freyja had first choice of the battle-slain, so if [Read More…]

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