A secularistic Heathen who is currently taking up the runes (Elder Futhark) in order to have a better understanding of Heathenry, I usually post (or reblog) things about American theocracy, Heathenry in general, or theories and interesting facts about Homestuck. I might also write a review or talk about some of my writing from time to time.About the Blogger Video Games Music Quotations List of Challenges Just Reviews The Elder Futhark Inquire
I like scholarly papers to go with my woo, so… have more links to free articles connected to Norse/Heathen things.
Articles that I’m going to go through later this month (depending on my available time with school and work). Putting on my blog so I don’t lose ‘em in my likes.
After seeing the same terrible memes cropping up again and again in “pagan” facebook communities I decided to start a running list. Most of these are Wiccan, Neopagan, or Heathen, so feel free to add your own to get more diversity in here!
The Racist, the Exclusionist, and the Inane: Pagan Memes the Internet Could Live Without
The one I see the most is the “Uninformed Pagan Meme”. I actually think I - at one time - used it but can’t remember.
This post is so right I nearly came.
Firstly, I want to thank everyone for the input that went into my writing this post. After I made me post about Baba Yaga, I started getting a lot of questions about how to contact a deity and how to know if a deity is trying to contact you. So…I decided to address this in a rather lengthy post. Starting with…
What is a Deity?
A deity is a being, usually considered sacred or divine, which has superhuman powers. C. Scott Littleton defined them as “a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans—but who interacts with humans—positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life.”
What is a Patron/Matron Deity? What is a dedicant/devotee?
In some cases, have a parton/matron deity is an exclusively religious relationship. Someone may worship and honor a god or goddess that doesn’t fit in with what they practice as a witch. Some people may, for example, dedicate themselves to Hekate, but most frequently work with Demeter. Alternatively, this can also be a strictly business relationship in which the deities are honored in exchange for services. A person who is not religiously dedicated to any one god or goddess may have an exclusive working relationship with Fortuna.
Being a dedicant/devotee, however, is usually religious in nature. Devotees offer devotion, communion and physical offerings to the deity/deities that they are dedicated too. They often follow a path set out by their deity, act on the deity’s bidding, and turn to the deity for guidance and so on.
I have to say that, out of all the Gods and Goddesses in Heathenry, I am very interested in doing work with Hel and Idunna. I’ve known for a long time now that I would like to get to know Hel better, but I’m also interested in the Tree Keeper.