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God In Flames, God In Fetters: Loki's Role In the Northern Religions By Stephan Grundy
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No figure in Norse mythology is as controversial as Loki. Contemporary Heathenry is divided over how to treat him. Is he a bringer of freedom and enlightenment, or an agent of destruction? Was he... More > ever honored in the old days—and is it a valid Heathen practice to worship him now? Stephan Grundy brings all the resources of modern scholarship to bear on the controversy over Loki's place in modern Heathenry.< Less
Idunna #101 By The Troth
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Idunna #101 (Fall 2014) focused on valkyries as its theme -- the female figures in Norse mythology who are said to choose the souls of slain warriors to go to Valhöll or Valhalla. Stephan Grundy... More > leads off with an except from his book _The Cult of Ódinn_, discussing what is known of the valkyries in the ancient lore. Sara Axtell discusses the supernatural beings in the "Helgi cycle" of poems, and Ben Waggoner contributes a translation of the Old Norse poem "Hrafnsmál" and a translation of the spooky "Tale of Thidrandi and Thorhall." Seanan McGuire's incredible short story "Homecoming" and John Mainer's "Helm of Awe-some" give you plenty of fiction to enjoy, and there's poetry from Ann Gróa Sheffield, Finn McMillan, Michaela Macha, and Hilary Ayer. And we've also got our usual columns, news of Heathen happenings, book reviews, and more!< Less
Idunna #101 By The Troth
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Idunna #101 (Fall 2014) focused on valkyries as its theme -- the female figures in Norse mythology who are said to choose the souls of slain warriors to go to Valhöll or Valhalla. Stephan Grundy... More > leads off with an except from his book _The Cult of Ódinn_, discussing what is known of the valkyries in the ancient lore. Sara Axtell discusses the supernatural beings in the "Helgi cycle" of poems, and Ben Waggoner contributes a translation of the Old Norse poem "Hrafnsmál" and a translation of the spooky "Tale of Thidrandi and Thorhall." Seanan McGuire's incredible short story "Homecoming" and John Mainer's "Helm of Awe-some" give you plenty of fiction to enjoy, and there's poetry from Ann Gróa Sheffield, Finn McMillan, Michaela Macha, and Hilary Ayer. And we've also got our usual columns, news of Heathen happenings, book reviews, and more!< Less
God in Flames, God in Fetters: Loki's Role in the Northern Religions By Stephan Grundy
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No figure in Norse mythology is as controversial as Loki. Contemporary Heathenry is divided over how to treat him. Is he a bringer of freedom and enlightenment, or an agent of destruction? Was he... More > ever honored in the old days—and is it a valid Heathen practice to worship him now? Stephan Grundy brings all the resources of modern scholarship to bear on the controversy over Loki's place in modern Heathenry.< Less
God in Flames, God in Fetters: Loki's Role in the Northern Religions By Stephan Grundy
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No figure in Norse mythology is as controversial as Loki. Contemporary Heathenry is divided over how to treat him. Is he a bringer of freedom and enlightenment, or an agent of destruction? Was he... More > ever honored in the old days—and is it a valid Heathen practice to worship him now? Stephan Grundy brings all the resources of modern scholarship to bear on the controversy over Loki's place in modern Heathenry.< Less
Idunna #100 By The Troth
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Our hundredth issue! IDUNNA #100 (Summer 2014) is our compilation of some of the best material to appear in our journal since its first issue in 1988. We included Edred Thorsson's "Who Will... More > Build the Hearths of the Troth"?; Eric Wodening's "Is it Odin or Woden?", a glossary of Old English religious terms and their Norse equivalents; Winifred Hodge on "Oaths: What They Mean and Why They Matter"; Jordsvin on "Seidh for Psychic Attack and Spirit Rescue"; Bekkhild's "Taking Up the Tablets", on the old technique of tablet-weaving; Ben Waggoner's "Some Thoughts on Evolution"; Patty Lafayllve's "Hospitality and the Host-Guest Relationship"; and Kveldulf Gundarsson's "On the Alfar". We feature fine poetry from Swain Wodening, Diana Paxson, Laurel Mendes, Michaela Macha, and Hilary Ayer. We have columns and essays reflecting on the Troth's past, present, and future, plus recipes, herb lore, a story for children, and more!< Less
Idunna #100 By The Troth
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Our hundredth issue! IDUNNA #100 (Summer 2014) is our compilation of some of the best material to appear in our journal since its first issue in 1988. We included Edred Thorsson's "Who Will... More > Build the Hearths of the Troth"?; Eric Wodening's "Is it Odin or Woden?", a glossary of Old English religious terms and their Norse equivalents; Winifred Hodge on "Oaths: What They Mean and Why They Matter"; Jordsvin on "Seidh for Psychic Attack and Spirit Rescue"; Bekkhild's "Taking Up the Tablets", on the old technique of tablet-weaving; Ben Waggoner's "Some Thoughts on Evolution"; Patty Lafayllve's "Hospitality and the Host-Guest Relationship"; and Kveldulf Gundarsson's "On the Alfar". We feature fine poetry from Swain Wodening, Diana Paxson, Laurel Mendes, Michaela Macha, and Hilary Ayer. We have columns and essays reflecting on the Troth's past, present, and future, plus recipes, herb lore, a story for children, and more!< Less
Idunna #99 By The Troth
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"Healing" was the theme of IDUNNA issue #99 (Spring 2014) published by the Troth. Shirl Sazynski gives us a look at the obscure Norse goddess of healing, Eir. Kveldúlfr Gundarsson... More > surveys "healing Traditions in the Heathen North," looking at the evidence for healing herbs and amulets and at general pre-Christian understandings of health, disease, and the beings that caused or cured them. Ben Waggoner translates a section of an old saga, "The Saga of the Sworn Brothers," that gives us a look into battlefield medicine in ancient times, Karen Carlson looks at Old High German healing charms, Diana Paxson also considers the use of old charms, and Rob Schreiwer introduces us to healing plant lore from the Pennsylvania German culture. Su Eaves brings us into the present day with an account of how her Heathen faith and community helped her fight and survive cancer. And as if that weren't enough, this issue's packed with poetry, book and music reviews, news of upcoming events, all our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #99 By The Troth
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"Healing" was the theme of IDUNNA issue #99 (Spring 2014) published by the Troth. Shirl Sazynski gives us a look at the obscure Norse goddess of healing, Eir. Kveldúlfr Gundarsson... More > surveys "healing Traditions in the Heathen North," looking at the evidence for healing herbs and amulets and at general pre-Christian understandings of health, disease, and the beings that caused or cured them. Ben Waggoner translates a section of an old saga, "The Saga of the Sworn Brothers," that gives us a look into battlefield medicine in ancient times, Karen Carlson looks at Old High German healing charms, Diana Paxson also considers the use of old charms, and Rob Schreiwer introduces us to healing plant lore from the Pennsylvania German culture. Su Eaves brings us into the present day with an account of how her Heathen faith and community helped her fight and survive cancer. And as if that weren't enough, this issue's packed with poetry, book and music reviews, news of upcoming events, all our usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #98 By The Troth
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Our "German Yule" issue of IDUNNA (Winter 2013, issue #98) focused on winter customs and traditions from Germany. Here you'll find Andreas Zautner's encounter with the Hullefrauen, Ines... More > Hardy's celebration of a heathen Yuletide in the city of Chemnitz, and Leticia Andreas's report on the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) of Dresden. Michaela Macha reports on the Asatru Ring, a fast-growing Heathen organization based in Frankfurt but with members worldwide, and Rob Schreiwer describes Yule (Yuulzeit) traditions from the Pennsylvania German culture of the United States. Winifred Hodge Rose contributes Part 7 of her continuing exploration of Germanic soul-lore, and Ann Carlson reflects on learning Old High German. Plus you'll find fine seasonal poetry, a tale for children by John Mainer, the usual columns, book and music reviews, and more!< Less