Tyr and Fenrir
Okay, just got a weird head-thing. I feel like Tyr would be sad seeing Fenrir grow up and become something that’s fated to eat and destroy the world. I just get that feeling, don’t know why. I mean, he helped feed Fenrir as he grew, he probably took care of him. Even lost his hand to him, but Tyr did it unflinchingly because he knew it had to be done. I’ve never thought of Tyr before, and these thoughts just came to me.
It seems to be a common UPG (slowly becoming SPG) that the relationship between Tyr and Fenrir was very much that of a brotherhood or even a father/son dynamic.
I can say that my own UPG leans very heavily toward Tyr regretting the necessity of the binding. I’ve always imagined that Tyr could not have loved Fenrir more if the pup had been his own son or brother. Betraying him was not something that Tyr would have done if it hadn’t been something he consider necessary, The loss of his hand was bad enough—to lose that connection with his friend…hurt far more.
And as far as the Wolf is concerned…well. Somewhere between forever bitter and understanding is probably the best way to put it.
That weird head-thing is what I call “god bells” (which often turn into god feels). This was actually my very first experience with Tyr, and the one that cemented my decision to pursue Heathenry.
I have so many strong feelings and thoughts about Tyr and his relationship with the Wolf. Wolfs-Friend is one of my personal kennings for him, and I relate it to that aspect of him that deals with compassion and willingness to look beyond the surface image of things to find their truth. I really need to gather these thoughts up. The problem is when I start to write seriously about Tyr I get really overwhelmed by the god feels and end up crying/bouncing around in esoteric euphoria.
natasza stark, she was such a quiet girl, we barely knew her
UGH the finance hole is the worst. Is there anything I can do? Seriously.
(I obviously don’t check my notes often enough.)
THANK YOU, Meej! This really means a lot to me. Prayers/positive thoughts/general cheerleading would be great. :D Someone PMed me about a gofundme, but I’m really not comfortable with that under the circumstances (i.e., this actually being my own fault).
I am going to start finally putting things in my fucking etsy store over the next couple of weeks, though, if anyone’s interested in the products of my dubious crafting skills.
I did another thing!
These are really A’s idea, and she made her own set last week. I mentioned before that she’s changing her entire altar set-up: the idea is to have smaller spaces consistently dedicated to particular Æsir or Vanir, and another space that will change seasonally. She wanted to make some kind of small altar decoration that could easily be switched out depending on which God/Goddess(es) she’s honoring in the “seasonal” area at any time.
Of the deities I made these for, only Freyr, Freyja, and Skaði are not currently represented on my altar—I just liked the idea. :D Loki’s is currently hanging around the neck of the incense bottle, and I’ll probably hang some others in the fishing net at the back of the altar or find other places for them. You can never have too many shiny things on your altar, right?
Hey look I did a thing
it must be really wild to actually have a positive relationship with your father
some people really have that????
A visited this weekend! She’s started reworking her entire altar, so we both did a lot of shopping and crafting over the last couple days. I haven’t finished all of my stuff yet, and I can’t wait to get home and work on it. Just a few more hours…
Small outdoor offering for Loki, with blackberries and some flowers found while walking.
When I left the place a huge prey bird shrieked several times and flied right above my head. So I guess Loki liked it?