Thor: A Pagan Review of the Film

Thor is epic. It's not true to the lore but it's a good film. There are no spoilers in this review (from my POV).Disappointments? Sure.Rene Russo was less than epic as Frigga. She wasn't bad, but she didn't strike me as regal and commanding enough for the role. Looking the part simply isn't enough.I felt there was too much effort spent trying to bridge (pardon the pun) science and magic. You don't have to rubber ducky* everything. Sometimes mystery is good.Sif's hair still bugs me. I … [Read more...]

Heimdall & The Horned God: Beyond Black & White

The debate regarding Idris Elba playing Heimdall, "the whitest of Gods", has me recollecting my first encounter with the Horned God of Wicca: He was not black as in African. Black was not so much a description of looks as it was of who he was. He was utter blackness: the extreme darkness of moonless nights, of empty space, of deep caverns, and dreamless sleep. While he had dark hair and eyes and black clothes, black was what he was and not how he appeared. I still feel what I wrote a year … [Read more...]

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 found in the archaeological record, but other major deities like Frigga we don't have a single image of at all (well at least that I know of).Of course, even when … [Read more...]


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