A Few Public Forseti Altars

I admit it. As someone currently incarnate in this lifetime as an American, I’m worried about the start of the coming week. So, I will share something positive instead of dwelling on violent scumbags. Here are a few public altars for a God who has much to do with equal justice, good laws, peace, and…

The Three Words I Got For 2021

We’re a week into 2021, and already what a wild ride. There are a lot of energy forecasts out there, so I am not adding anything too new here, but towards the end of 2020 I did ask my main God, Forseti, for words to describe the energies of the coming year. While I feel…

Glad Yule!

Bright wishes for a very special and blessed Winter Solstice and a joyous Yuletide! Hail the Gods and Goddesses!

Love Is In The Details

“Love is in the details,” Forseti often says to me. Today, I woke up with a bad feeling about a pure white squirrel who has been living in my yard since the Autumn Equinox. This morning, when I went outside to put out seed for the birds and squirrels, I saw a few soggy tufts…

Pagan Frisian Swans (“Owlboards”)

Similarly to how traditional Pennsylvania Deitsch / German motifs contain rich Pagan elements hidden in plain sight, but are said to be just “decorative” by those who want to dismiss all things Polytheist, so too does an ubiquitous Frisian symbol likely have Pagan origins. When you take the train north from Amsterdam, one important sign…

A Mug Of His Own

I tend pretty strongly towards minimalism, but this does not show up so much when mugs are involved. I love solid, cozy tea mugs. And I love having a variety on hand to choose from. A few of my Deities are so much a part of the household that They have mugs of Their own,…

Going KonMari On Alcohol When You Are A Polytheist

Now that the November leaves are flurrying down off the trees and my four-year inspiration to drink is on his way out of the White House, I made a “simple but not easy” personal decision. This has been on my mind for a while, the more so after reading an excellent article by Lorna Smithers…

“Aspects Of Divinity” Makes Zero Sense

This is a subject that comes up everywhere. Thanks to the sword-enforced primacy that Monotheism has enjoyed over all too much of the world, people love to talk about Gods and Goddesses as if They are “Aspects of Divinity.” Underlying meanings behind this phrase seem to vary. Some will say that the Deities are individual,…

The Frisian Well Of Urd?

When you think of the Well of Urd (UrĂ°arbrunnr) with its two swans and three Norns, the holy place where the Gods hold court each day… you probably don’t immediately think “Frisian.” I didn’t either until reading Poetry and Law In Germanic Myth by Stephen P. Schwartz. It’s a small paperback from 1973, one I…