I have always loved the idea of a house god. A patron of the home who watches over the family. A personal god for the members of a family. On a trip to Rome I was able to bask in the glory of several different statues and portraits of Athena by some of the old … Continue reading Chapter 12; Athena as a House Goddess
Probably best to start with a definition; Talisman; an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck. I have one of these for my family, it has a name; UrIngFe - and this is how our talisman came to be; I found it on … Continue reading Chapter 11; Our Family Talisman
It can be very lonely to be a pagan. There are groups (kindreds), out there, but I suspect the majority of heathens practice alone. I do have my children, but their participation is spotty and my wife has no patience for religion or gods after her falling out with Catholicism. I have often contemplated finding … Continue reading Chapter 9; Kindred Or Kagonesti?
Ah, the third rail of our community. Let me settle this in the first paragraph. I do not see why I would actively try to stop someone from practicing the Norse religion when they are clearly not of the blood, who I am to say they were not called? But personally, I think that is … Continue reading Chapter 8; On The Folkish Question
Whenever I brave the wilds of the Reddit Heathen sub-thread, I find I often have to bite my tongue. My inner Vargr wants to challenge people to fights. I know this is not feasible. Then I remember that I am probably taking offense to some 14 year old's silly comment. I remember that I have … Continue reading Chapter 10; As Father And Teacher