The Swastika: There is Nothing to Reclaim

So if you've been around pagan circles long enough you've heard people talking about reclaiming symbols from racists. Inevitably you've probably heard someone bemoan that the racists made the swastika off limits and wish they could "take it back". I'm here to inform you that there's nothing to take back, that all the importance you … Continue reading The Swastika: There is Nothing to Reclaim

Not Beyond Good and Evil

Evil, and for that matter Good in the same way, is not an imposition of an outside culture onto Germanic peoples. Germanic peoples had a native concept of Good and Evil. Let's break this down. Good and Evil are Germanic words. They aren't coming into our language from Latin or Greek or French. Those words … Continue reading Not Beyond Good and Evil

A Reconstructionist’s Lore Guide to Loki

This post is intended on being a kind of shorthand guide for reconstructionist heathens to historical sources which mention Loki. These are the oldest sources that mention Loki and are compromised of the Poetic Edda, the Prose Edda, and Gesta Danorum. Some attempt has been made here to give corroboration to certain events within the … Continue reading A Reconstructionist’s Lore Guide to Loki

The Heathen and Historigraphy

Historians are often products of their time. The historical writings of those living in the 1700’s take on the flavor of that time, the 1800’s much the same. There are flavors of historians like there are flavors of ice-cream, and each of those historians will take on their subject through different lenses. If you took … Continue reading The Heathen and Historigraphy