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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
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
Six Sagas of Adventure By Ben Waggoner
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A hero breaks into the tomb of an undead Viking to win fabulous treasure. . . a wise king faces enemy armies and hostile magic to win brides for himself and his warriors. . . a rakish outlaw seduces... More > beautiful women and fights monsters on his quest to clear his name. . . a lazy and reluctant boy survives slavery, treachery, and deadly sorcery as he grows into the greatest hero. . . The sagas newly translated in this book are Gautrek's Saga (in two versions), The Saga of Hrolf Gautreksson, The Saga of Bosi and Herraud, The Saga of Sturlaug the Hard-Working, The Saga of Hrolf the Walker, and The Saga of Hromund Gripsson. Written in Iceland beginning in the 1400s, these are some of the most popular Old Norse tales of high adventure. Viking legends, mythology, and lore were blended with medieval romances of chivalry to create these "sagas of adventure". Packed with sudden plot twists, dreadful villains, damsels in distress, and a generous dash of humor, these tales have never lost their power to delight.< Less
Six Sagas of Adventure By Ben Waggoner
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A hero breaks into the tomb of an undead Viking to win fabulous treasure. . . a wise king faces enemy armies and hostile magic to win brides for himself and his warriors. . . a rakish outlaw seduces... More > beautiful women and fights monsters on his quest to clear his name. . . a lazy and reluctant boy survives slavery, treachery, and deadly sorcery as he grows into the greatest hero. . . The sagas newly translated in this book are Gautrek's Saga (in two versions), The Saga of Hrolf Gautreksson, The Saga of Bosi and Herraud, The Saga of Sturlaug the Hard-Working, The Saga of Hrolf the Walker, and The Saga of Hromund Gripsson. Written in Iceland beginning in the 1400s, these are some of the most popular Old Norse tales of high adventure. Viking legends, mythology, and lore were blended with medieval romances of chivalry to create these "sagas of adventure". Packed with sudden plot twists, dreadful villains, damsels in distress, and a generous dash of humor, these tales have never lost their power to delight.< Less
Idunna #97 By The Troth
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"Heathen Harvest" was the theme of IDUNNA #97 (Fall 2013). This issue features the poetry of Eirik Westcoat, Jack Hart, Hilary Ayer, and Ann Groa Sheffield. Ben Waggoner contributes Part II... More > of the Saga of Asmund Champions' Bane (Part I appeared in issue #92). Diana Paxson's essay on "Staving Off Ragnarok" looks at how Heathens might respond to environmental change, and Gail DeCamp's account of building a full-sized ritual wagon for the god Freyr rounds out this fine issue. You'll also find all the usual columns, recipes, interviews, news and views, and book and music reviews—and more!< Less
Idunna #97 By The Troth
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"Heathen Harvest" was the theme of IDUNNA #97 (Fall 2013). This issue features the poetry of Eirik Westcoat, Jack Hart, Hilary Ayer, and Ann Groa Sheffield. Ben Waggoner contributes Part II... More > of the Saga of Asmund Champions' Bane (Part I appeared in issue #92). Diana Paxson's essay on "Staving Off Ragnarok" looks at how Heathens might respond to environmental change, and Gail DeCamp's account of building a full-sized ritual wagon for the god Freyr rounds out this fine issue. You'll also find all the usual columns, recipes, interviews, news and views, and book and music reviews—and more!< Less
Miscellaneous Studies Towards the Cult of Ódinn By Stephan Grundy
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A companion volume to The Cult of Ódinn: God of Death?, Miscellaneous Studies towards the Cult of Ódinn can also stand on its own, as a scholarly study of aspects of the nature of the... More > god of the Germanic-speaking peoples known as Odin, Ódinn, Woden, Wuotan, and still more names. Miscellaneous Studies was originally published in 1994, and the Troth takes great pride in being able to make it available again. Odin's attributes in the myths -- his spear, his cloak, his horse -- are discussed in full. His relationship to the widespread European legend of the Wild Hunt and the Furious Host is explored, and his many names in Old Norse poetry are listed and explained. This is an excellent book for anyone who seeks to understand the nature of the ancient and enigmatic god.< Less
Miscellaneous Studies Towards the Cult of Ódinn By Stephan Grundy
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A companion volume to The Cult of Ódinn: God of Death?, Miscellaneous Studies towards the Cult of Ódinn can also stand on its own, as a scholarly study of aspects of the nature of the... More > god of the Germanic-speaking peoples known as Odin, Ódinn, Woden, Wuotan, and still more names. Miscellaneous Studies was originally published in 1994, and the Troth takes great pride in being able to make it available again. Odin's attributes in the myths -- his spear, his cloak, his horse -- are discussed in full. His relationship to the widespread European legend of the Wild Hunt and the Furious Host is explored, and his many names in Old Norse poetry are listed and explained. This is an excellent book for anyone who seeks to understand the nature of the ancient and enigmatic god.< Less