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Idunna #110 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #111 (Winter 2017) focused on the theme of "Othala"—the name of one of the rune letters, and a word meaning "heritage" or "ancestral homestead", more or... More > less. Several members contribute their thoughts on the meaning of Othala today. Diana Paxson writes about the Germanic peoples' migrations of the early Middle Ages. Winifred Hodge Rose reflects on her family heritage. Rory Bowman takes an unflinching look at the misuse of the concept of Othala by explicitly and covertly racist "Heathen" groups. Henrik Hallgren and Kim Pieri both write about stone settings in Scandinavia—figures made by setting large stones in the earth. Ben Waggoner contributes Part 1 of the Saga of King Hálf and his Warband, as well as two Old English riddles from the Exeter Book. And we have book reviews, recipes, our usual columns, news and announcements from the Heathen community, and more!< Less
Idunna #110 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #111 (Winter 2017) focused on the theme of "Othala"—the name of one of the rune letters, and a word meaning "heritage" or "ancestral homestead", more or... More > less. Several members contribute their thoughts on the meaning of Othala today. Diana Paxson writes about the Germanic peoples' migrations of the early Middle Ages. Winifred Hodge Rose reflects on her family heritage. Rory Bowman takes an unflinching look at the misuse of the concept of Othala by explicitly and covertly racist "Heathen" groups. Henrik Hallgren and Kim Pieri both write about stone settings in Scandinavia—figures made by setting large stones in the earth. Ben Waggoner contributes Part 1 of the Saga of King Hálf and his Warband, as well as two Old English riddles from the Exeter Book. And we have book reviews, recipes, our usual columns, news and announcements from the Heathen community, and more!< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Idunna #109 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #109 (Autumn 2016) focused on death for its theme. Diana L. Paxson contributed several articles: "The Heathen Way of Death", 'Home and Hospice", and "A Heathen Memorial... More > Service." Rory Bowman writes solid practical advice about how to plan for the inevitable; John T. Mainer contributes a fierce, angry, moving memoir of his own father's final illness and death. Laurel Mendes writes about speaking to the dead, Kim Pierri visits the modern Ásatrú burial ground in Odense, Denmark, and Jay Stratton reviews some evidence for human sacrifice in medieval Sweden. Laura Sottilaro contributes a bittersweet short story, "My Boy is Crying." And there's poetry, news from the Heathen community, recipes, book and music reviews, all the usual columns, and more!< Less
Idunna #109 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #109 (Autumn 2016) focused on death for its theme. Diana L. Paxson contributed several articles: "The Heathen Way of Death", 'Home and Hospice", and "A Heathen Memorial... More > Service." Rory Bowman writes solid practical advice about how to plan for the inevitable; John T. Mainer contributes a fierce, angry, moving memoir of his own father's final illness and death. Laurel Mendes writes about speaking to the dead, Kim Pierri visits the modern Ásatrú burial ground in Odense, Denmark, and Jay Stratton reviews some evidence for human sacrifice in medieval Sweden. Laura Sottilaro contributes a bittersweet short story, "My Boy is Crying." And there's poetry, news from the Heathen community, recipes, book and music reviews, all the usual columns, and more!< Less
Rígsthula: A New Translation By Ben Waggoner
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The Old Norse poem Rígsthula preserves an ancient myth about the origins of humanity through the divine inspiration of the god Heimdall, also known as Ríg. This new English translation,... More > with full notes and commentary, brings this myth to new life, and invites readers to reflect on the human condition—then, and now. For every new copy of this edition that is purchased, The Troth will donate one copy for outreach to prisons and the military.< Less
Hávamál: A New Translation By Ben Waggoner
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The Hávamál, or "Speech of the High One", is an Old Norse poem that relates wise counsel and ancient myths, spoken by the god Odin. The Hávamál is the... More > centerpiece of the collection known as the Poetic Edda. This new translation brings the poem's timeless wisdom to life. For every new copy of this edition that is purchased, The Troth will donate one copy for outreach to prisons and the military.< 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