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August 16, 2012
Guest Post: Steven Abell’s “The Toad Prince & Stuff”
Steven T Abell writes the Letters From Midgard column here on Patheos Pagan. If you...
August 10, 2011
Wyrd Designs – King Radbod and the Importance of the Ancestors
This week on August 9th many Heathens who are members of the Asatru Alliance, or...
June 11, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Understanding the Words – Wyrd and Orlog
The concepts of wyrd and orlog are interconnected, but can sometimes prove to be stumbling...
June 07, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Cleanliness and Garb at Rituals
Heathens are a varied bunch, with varying opinions and interpretations on a number of issues,...
May 22, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Musings on Odin’s Ravens and Wolves
Among the many descriptions of Odin, we see that he is described as having a...
May 18, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Possible Pagan Roots for the Name of England
The modern day country of England, appears to derive its name indirectly from the Vanic...
May 01, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Wedding Customs in the Northern Tradition
While part of the world may now be in Royal Wedding-mania, all I can say...
April 30, 2011
Wyrd Designs – May Day Punch Recipe
I am now a 1-year veteran blogger here at Patheos, and since I already covered...
March 31, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Is Heathenry Misogynistic? An Exploration into the Havamal
Through my years as a practicing Heathen in the Northern Tradition, there are certain subjects...
March 19, 2011
Our Martyr of Easter – Olvir of Egg
One of the religious staples of the Northern Tradition, is the honor and reverence shown...
March 18, 2011
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Ostara, Sigrblot & Summer Nights
For those of us in the Northern Tradition, the high holy tide of Ostara is...
March 07, 2011
Wyrd Designs – An Ostara Prayer
The time of Ostara will soon be upon us, and fellow Pantheon writer Galina Krasskova's...
February 17, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Weyland The Smith
Weyland (also known as Volund) is a legendary blacksmith, which we have references to from...
February 02, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Holy Tides – Charming of the Plough and Disting
For many pagans, this is the time of year where they honor and celebrate Imbolc...
January 20, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Correcting Common Misperceptions – Freyja & the Valkyrie
I am human, and therefore like so many others I have my personal ticks and...
December 30, 2010
Wyrd Designs – a Prayer for Twelfth Night
Hail Mundilfari the time-turner for another year's ending, and another's beginning has come upon us...
December 21, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Yule
Just as our pagan cousins celebrate the eight major sabbats that comprise the Wheel of...
November 30, 2010
Wyrd Designs – the Yule log
Most folks have heard of bonfires as part of solstice celebrations, in the Northern Tradition...
November 18, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Why you should be a member of S.P.E.W.
Despite the unfortunate acronym that Hermione’s Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.) may...
November 08, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Understanding the Words – Fylgja
For those familiar with Irish folklore, you may have heard of tales about meeting a...
October 26, 2010
Honoring the Ancestors: Samhain and Beyond
There’s a great deal of focus around Samhain on honoring one’s ancestors, and honoring the...
October 22, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Words – Asatru
A factoid that not many outside of the Asatru faith realize is that the term...
October 19, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Nine Worlds
In Heathenry, our cosmology is comprised of nine worlds. Unfortunately, descriptions of the nine worlds...
October 08, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Radical Protesters at Veteran Funerals…
I think in all the recent attention to politician Christine O’donnell, we’ve overlooked another equally...
October 01, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Finding the Music…
When it comes to religious expression and the religious experience it’s easy for us to...
September 09, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Just Say No To Libricide
I’m sure by now many of you have heard of the Christian pastor, Terry Jones,...
August 21, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Hlæfmæsse /Freyfaxi
When it comes to religious, pagan celebrations most people are familiar with the eight holy...
August 13, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Symbols Part 6 – Vegvísir
As is often the case, some symbols are more commonly known than others within the...
August 12, 2010
Announcement: Lightning Across the Plains
As a service to my readers, I thought there may be some interested to learn...
August 04, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Free bookmarks to Heathens serving in the U.S. military
Sigdrifa's Prayer is a rare remnant in our lore, as it's the only non-Christianized, complete...
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