Veiðikona
Ásatrú. Recon-derived. Lawspeaker for Sökkvabekkr Kindred.
21 of October, 2014

lokavinr:

berserkirandi:

If you don’t like the European identity and the “cis-centric” ways of Asatruar, good. This means the religion truly isn’t yours to mess with.

Please, tell me more about the “‘cis-centric’ ways of Asatruar”

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Posted 18 hours ago
Tags:  #heathen problems

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20 of October, 2014

Another day, another racist, folkish, ignorant twat on the asatru tag.


Posted 1 day ago
Tags:  #heathen problems  #go folk yourself

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18 of October, 2014

This is a not-so-friendly reminder that Varg Vikernes is a convicted murder and arsonist. He stabbed Øystein Aarseth to death and burned several stave churches in Norway, one of which dated back to the 12th century. He was so proud of having burned these churches that a picture of one of them is on one of his band’s album covers.

Vikernes is also an actual fucking Neo-Nazi. Oh wait, I’m sorry, he’s distanced himself from Nazi ideology—not because he isn’t a disgusting, violent bigot, but because he wants everyone to know that he’s not a socialist. He calls himself an “Odalist” now, but still espouses most Nazi ideals other than socialism

He is not a Heathen or a pagan of any kind; he rejects all religion and only espouses paganism in so far as it can be used to promote his folkish, nationalist ideology. Here is just one of his writings on the subject of religion. I can only quote a small part of it without including his incredibly fucking racist remarks:

They really saw and understood what is good for mankind, what is essential and what is right, like eugenics, and all of this, my dear reader, is what makes up modern Paganism.

Only the stupid will continue to believe in “God” (any god!) … when we know that these ideas are based on the ignorance and misconceptions of the Stone Age man.

If you choose to read the rest of the article or anything else on his website, be warned that it contains racism, anti-Semitism, advocacy for eugenics and nationalism, and much more.

We should not allow him to hide behind some so-called Heathen ideals that he doesn’t even respect or believe in, as an excuse for his despicable behavior and lack of respect for Norwegian history and culture (because yes, those churches are/were part of it). Nor should we embrace him as part of the community—which he explicitly and repeatedly rejects—by putting him on the fucking asatru tag as if we endorse what he did. I am so fucking disgusted right now.

If you take Varg’s part in any of this, fucking unfollow me right now. I don’t want anything to do with you.


Posted 3 days ago
Tags:  #asatru  #heathenry  #heathen problems  #neo-nazis fuck off  #redvalkyrie

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17 of October, 2014

bionicowl:

villieldr:

This has been on my mind for a long time, so I’m just going to come out and say it…

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I can’t see *any* similarities between you and that example. You aren’t arrogant, you do listen, you do read and research, and the lore was important to you before this even became your religious practice.

Thanks, I really appreciate that. :)

This is similar to all the flailing that you and I did in college, except back then it was about lit classes and we actually did know what we were talking about better than most of our classmates. Ten years later (how the fuck has it been that long?!), the subject matter has changed, but the insecurity is very much the same.

As long as I’m talking to A, or lokavinr, or you/a couple other people, I have no trouble discussing mythology, lore, etc. or expressing opinions about things that other people are saying about Heathenry. But with other people? Even if I know they’re perfectly nice and won’t snap at me? Forget it. I start to feel like others who are much more knowledgeable than I am will realize that I’m actually clueless and uninformed and just kidding myself. Which is funny, because I used to be very openly opinionated on this tumblr. I’m not sure what happened.


Posted 4 days ago
Tags:  #bionicowl  #tl;dr villieldr is jon snow  #in which i vomit my insecurities all over tumblr

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16 of October, 2014

This has been on my mind for a long time, so I’m just going to come out and say it…

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Posted 5 days ago
Tags:  #heathen problems  #inarticulate rambling  #tl;dr villieldr is jon snow

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16 of October, 2014

glegrumbles:

We’re going to have a story. It’s probably going to piss people off.

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Posted 5 days ago
Tags:  #heathen problems  #truth

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I need some help

14 of October, 2014

kilowattsup:

I know this is a bit strange to ask, but I’m really ill at the moment (I have been for more than two weeks and the doctors have no idea what’s wrong) are there any of the gods in particular to pray to for health? I would do the research myself, but I’m really rough :(

thank you so much for you time x

Eir is one of Frigg’s handmaidens and is often associated with healing and medicine.


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #eir

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14 of October, 2014

theroguefeminist:

insect-ligaments:

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

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Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #grimm

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PSA

11 of October, 2014

villieldr:

It doesn’t matter whether a God called you, or you approached a God. Neither situation makes you a better or “more legit” heathen or pagan than anyone else.

If you approached a God, it doesn’t matter whether your interest was piqued by a pop culture representation, a retelling of a myth, a work of art, a conversation with a friend, or graffiti on a bathroom wall. Even if you did in some way “go God shopping”, although I’m not sure where or how one does that, it doesn’t fucking matter and no one should shame or dismiss you because of it.

What matters is your current behavior as a worshiper of your God(s) and as a member of a religious community—online, off-line, or both. Seriously. That’s it. Those two things cover plenty of ground if you really must judge someone, and they’re far more relevant now than whatever brought them here in the first place.

Welp, guess it’s time to bring this post back again.


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #heathen problems  #drama llama  #psa

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Think of cultural appropration this way:

11 of October, 2014

adventuresinasatru:

Open cultures are like garage sales. The owner is literally laying everything out for you to take. Sure, you may have to pay for some things, but usually it’s a small price, and the owner doesn’t have to know you for you to take them.

Closed cultures are like your neighbors house. Sure, they might have cool, pretty, nice things that you like, but you don’t get to just take them because you want them. They do not belong to you. You are not entitled to their things just because they are there.


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #yes

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