Wyrd Designs: Q & A – The Nine Noble Virtues

K.N. asked, “What are the Nine Virtues? (Are they something to really reach for, or are they idealistic [perfectionist] goals?)”Dear K.N., to answer your question we’ll need to first look back at the 1970’s and the start of the modern heathen reconstructionist movement. As a new and budding religion, trying to talk about your religion to those of other faiths or even help codify a way of life to those who have converted to the new path is a tricky thing. Christianity and Judaism has the Ten Com … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – Sigdrifa’s ~ a Prayer and a Song

Sigdrifa's Prayer is the only surviving, complete,  non-Christianized prayer that exists in the lore. As such it is a precious remnant, but unfortunately a little known gem. It's nestled in the midst of the Sigdrifumal, one of the heroic lays found in the Poetic Edda."Hail, day! | Hail, sons of day! And night and her daughter now! Look on us here | with loving eyes, That waiting we victory win."Hail to the gods! | Ye goddesses, hail, And all the generous earth! Give to us wisdom | and goodly … [Read more...]