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Origins of Christmas (The story of Yule-tide)

The history of Yule as with most heathen and pagan festivals dates back into prehistory Continue reading

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All About Easter

Easter, Ostarra, Eostre. The exact origins of this religious tradition are disputed. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Some accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or … Continue reading

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wights living in items

On the Heathen Kinship yahoo group, someone posed an interested question as to whether or not spirits (wights) could live in smaller items.. usually you hear of them associated with a house, boulder, or forest. here is my first bit … Continue reading

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The Nine Noble Virtues

A lesson on the Nine Noble Virtues Some of the qualities we hold in high regard are strength, courage, joy, honor, freedom, loyalty to kin, realism, vigor, and the revering of our ancestors. To express these things in our lives … Continue reading

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The Standing of Heathen Women

Some people might be under the mistaken idea that Asatru is dominated by men or is male-centric, since today in America there are so many outspoken organizations that have many male members and are headed by male priests (Godhis). However, … Continue reading

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