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Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Idunna #106 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #106 (Winter 2015) is centered around the rune Gebo, whose name means "Gift"—and around the concepts of gifts, giving, and exchange so basic to Germanic cultures. Alvilldr in... More > Fagra reviews gifting practices in Germanic culture; John T. Mainer contributes an essay on giving in his own life; and Ben Waggoner translates two Old Norse stories with gifts at their centers. We report on the Troth's participation at the Parliament of World Religions, and befitting the winter season, Jay Stratton writes about Yule customs in Sweden. There's plenty of poetry from Vicky Bowden, Jennifer Lawrence, Laurel Mendes, Diana Paxson, and Michaela Macha. And as always, there are book and TV reviews, recipes, news, all our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #106 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #106 (Winter 2015) is centered around the rune Gebo, whose name means "Gift"—and around the concepts of gifts, giving, and exchange so basic to Germanic cultures. Alvilldr in... More > Fagra reviews gifting practices in Germanic culture; John T. Mainer contributes an essay on giving in his own life; and Ben Waggoner translates two Old Norse stories with gifts at their centers. We report on the Troth's participation at the Parliament of World Religions, and befitting the winter season, Jay Stratton writes about Yule customs in Sweden. There's plenty of poetry from Vicky Bowden, Jennifer Lawrence, Laurel Mendes, Diana Paxson, and Michaela Macha. And as always, there are book and TV reviews, recipes, news, all our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #105 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #105 (Autumn 2015) was our theme issue of "Valhalla", the realm where slain warriors go after death in Norse mythology. John Mainer examines the mythological concept of Valhalla and... More > what it might mean for modern-day warriors. We also have a translation by Ben Waggoner of a n Old Norse tale of brave warriors indeed: a portion of Hálfs saga, or the Saga of King Half and his Warband, John Mainer additionally contributes a piece on the modern ritual of sumbel. We feature poetry from Eirik Westcoat, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Milby, a short story from Steven T. Abell, reminiscences of Heathen writer and leader Rod Landreth, and Ben Waggoner's review of a major museum exhibit on Vikings. And we have all our usual columns, news from the Heathen community, book and music reviews, and more!< Less
Idunna #105 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #105 (Autumn 2015) was our theme issue of "Valhalla", the realm where slain warriors go after death in Norse mythology. John Mainer examines the mythological concept of Valhalla and... More > what it might mean for modern-day warriors. We also have a translation by Ben Waggoner of a n Old Norse tale of brave warriors indeed: a portion of Hálfs saga, or the Saga of King Half and his Warband, John Mainer additionally contributes a piece on the modern ritual of sumbel. We feature poetry from Eirik Westcoat, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Milby, a short story from Steven T. Abell, reminiscences of Heathen writer and leader Rod Landreth, and Ben Waggoner's review of a major museum exhibit on Vikings. And we have all our usual columns, news from the Heathen community, book and music reviews, and more!< Less
Idunna #104 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #104 (Summer 2015) focused on runes—the letters used by pre-Christian and later Germanic and Scandinavian peoples for both mundane and magical purposes. Ann "Gróa"... More > Sheffield leads off with her essay on Mimir and the runes, Diana Paxson writes about runes used in healing and for protection in travel, and Ben Waggoner presents translations of two Icelandic compilations of runes and magical symbols (galdrastafir). We have poetry from Laurel Mendes, Michaela Macha, and Ron Rowand-White, a short story from Diana Paxson, news from the Heathen community, our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #104 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #104 (Summer 2015) focused on runes—the letters used by pre-Christian and later Germanic and Scandinavian peoples for both mundane and magical purposes. Ann "Gróa"... More > Sheffield leads off with her essay on Mimir and the runes, Diana Paxson writes about runes used in healing and for protection in travel, and Ben Waggoner presents translations of two Icelandic compilations of runes and magical symbols (galdrastafir). We have poetry from Laurel Mendes, Michaela Macha, and Ron Rowand-White, a short story from Diana Paxson, news from the Heathen community, our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #103 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #103 (Spring 2015) was our "Heathen Culture" issue. Erik Goodwyn leads off with an article on the importance of culture-building in Heathenry. Ben Waggoner reflects on culture, myth,... More > and the music of Rush in his essay "Closer To The Heart", and John T. Mainer writes about the world-accepting theology of Heathenry. John Mainer also contributes the short story "Lessons of a Hammer." Su Eaves and Connor McMahan discuss the very real cultural problem of alcoholism from a Heathen-centered perspective, and Dan Campbell looks at living with a chronic medical condition. Lorrie Wood defines "Heathen cultures" in yet another way, as she looks at how to culture lactic acid bacteria to make delicious traditionally fermented sauerkraut and other pickled vegetable. And we also feature poetry from Hilary Ayer and Ben Waggoner, news and events from all over the Heathen world, herbalism, book reviews, all the usual columns, and more!< Less