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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
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 #108 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #108 (Summer 2016) focused on the Baltic Sea. Prudence Priest leads off this issue with a long discussion of ancient and modern Lithuanian religion and culture, along with her experiences as... More > an amber trader. Ben Waggoner contributes a translation of "Wulfstan's Voyage", an Old English description of a trader's voyage from Denmark to present-day Lithuania and the town of Truso. Kim Pierri describes the historc sites of Roskilde, Denmark; Jay Stratton translates Henrik Hallgren's essay "Straght Lines"; and Diana Paxson gives us the lowdown on Trothmoot 2016. And there's a short story from John T. Mainer, recipes from Aunt Hilda, book and movie reviews, columns, news and announcements from the Heathen community, and more!< Less
Idunna #107 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #107 (Spring 2016) took a look at Nerthus, the goddess of earth and water honored by several Roman-era Germanic tribes. Ann Gróa Sheffield reviews what we know about this goddess in... More > "Unearthing Nerthus", while Ben Waggoner contributes a short story, "Non Sibi Sed Suis" Karen Carlson looks at the differences between two great works of literature that tell the same story in different ways: the Völsunga saga and the Nibelungenlied. Jay Stratton reports from the 2015 International Ásatrú Summer Camp and discusses spring holidays in Sweden, and also translates Henrik Hallgren's essay "A Spiritual Path". Jordain Kinnander shares how to celebrate our holy days when traveling. And there's all the usual columns, poetry from Diana Paxson, news and announcements from the heathen community, book and music reviews, and more!< Less
Idunna #107 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #107 (Spring 2016) took a look at Nerthus, the goddess of earth and water honored by several Roman-era Germanic tribes. Ann Gróa Sheffield reviews what we know about this goddess in... More > "Unearthing Nerthus", while Ben Waggoner contributes a short story, "Non Sibi Sed Suis" Karen Carlson looks at the differences between two great works of literature that tell the same story in different ways: the Völsunga saga and the Nibelungenlied. Jay Stratton reports from the 2015 International Ásatrú Summer Camp and discusses spring holidays in Sweden, and also translates Henrik Hallgren's essay "A Spiritual Path". Jordain Kinnander shares how to celebrate our holy days when traveling. And there's all the usual columns, poetry from Diana Paxson, news and announcements from the heathen community, book and music reviews, and more!< Less
Idunna #108 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #108 (Summer 2016) focused on the Baltic Sea. Prudence Priest leads off this issue with a long discussion of ancient and modern Lithuanian religion and culture, along with her experiences as... More > an amber trader. Ben Waggoner contributes a translation of "Wulfstan's Voyage", an Old English description of a trader's voyage from Denmark to present-day Lithuania and the town of Truso. Kim Pierri describes the historc sites of Roskilde, Denmark; Jay Stratton translates Henrik Hallgren's essay "Straght Lines"; and Diana Paxson gives us the lowdown on Trothmoot 2016. And there's a short story from John T. Mainer, recipes from Aunt Hilda, book and movie reviews, columns, news and announcements from the Heathen community, and more!< Less
Idunna #111 By The Troth
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By popular demand, we are releasing IDUNNA #111 (Spring 2017) a year early! This issue was dedicated to Freyja, the Norse goddess of (among other things), wealth, sexuality, and battle. We feature... More > plenty of poetry in this issue from Laine Mardollsdottir, Laurel Mendes, Lorrie Wood, Ani Greenwood, Loraine Canaday, Shawn Rowland, Meredith Himmel, Nathan Large, and James Moore-Hodur. Ben Waggoner presents a translation of an Icelandic folktale, "Maertholl", that just might preserve an ancient myth of Freyja. We have essays from Diana Paxson on an overview of Freyja's nature, Jeremy Baer on the form of magic called seidr, Loren Jones on Freyja's necklace, and Kim Pierri on the elder tree and its possible associations with Freyja. And we feature our usual columnists, book reviews, news from the Heathen community, and more!< Less
Idunna #111 By The Troth
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By popular demand, we are releasing IDUNNA #111 (Spring 2017) a year early! This issue was dedicated to Freyja, the Norse goddess of (among other things), wealth, sexuality, and battle. We feature... More > plenty of poetry in this issue from Laine Mardollsdottir, Laurel Mendes, Lorrie Wood, Ani Greenwood, Loraine Canaday, Shawn Rowland, Meredith Himmel, Nathan Large, and James Moore-Hodur. Ben Waggoner presents a translation of an Icelandic folktale, "Maertholl", that just might preserve an ancient myth of Freyja. We have essays from Diana Paxson on an overview of Freyja's nature, Jeremy Baer on the form of magic called seidr, Loren Jones on Freyja's necklace, and Kim Pierri on the elder tree and its possible associations with Freyja. And we feature our usual columnists, book reviews, news from the Heathen community, and more!< Less