The good and bad sides of a having the website .

Hey everybody , my little website is growing and getting more visits everyday and i am very happy and thankfull for that , truly , when i created these simple webpages the intend whas helping fellow heathens from around the world getting acces to the old texts that are scatterd around the net , somethimes hidden in layers of subs , sometimes unformated and unedited and not easely readable without cracking your head ten times first . I never pictured getting a few hundred visitors a day . Original it whas actually a way for me to save some time eatch day . I am trying to share my humble knowings since about 10 years now as a mentor/guide .

This has always bin in a loose , unformal and unforced way , i like it better that way since i am absolutly no expert or proffesor on all of the content on the website and never claimed i whas either . I just know my way in finding the correct answer to questions most of the time .Just a way of passing knowledge from one heathen to another , helping eatchother out . I learn new things eatch day from other members around the globe and i love it . The mails i get from all of you gives me a happy feeling .

The intend of these webpages are actually the same , not formal or forced , while i try to make not many typo’s i bet there are a ton of them in what i write and post , i simply do not care that mutch, i have no intend on having i dont know how many digits of hits on the webpages nor getting publisht or hyped in any sort of way .The intend is still the same like when i talk to people , may it be personal ,email , messenger or any other medium we talk about . Its from on person to another , see it like talking to a friend . This way i perhaps reach and help more people . Still i have no intend on being a hyped blogger or well known person . The content of the pages are not for the big masses or the people who join a hype , its for you , the ones who like to see further then the hype’s , if you are looking for the old texts you must be pretty devoted .

So with all that said , in the last few days i have gotten alot of messages from people of all sort not interrested in the actual content of the pages . People who like to get me more hits , higher place in the search rankings , more advertise options and so on .

Let me be straight and clear on that , no i dont need to generate money from these pages , I happely pay for this website with my own money and No i dont want people to get ads pusht in there troats wile searching for info . No i dont want to be seen i the first pages of browsers .Neighter do i want to have a generic boosted liked page where i get 50 K likes or followers for x amount of money .

Its my opinion that the correct people will eventually find these pages and perhaps find that its a helpfull place . Perhaps they even share it among others and over time and it can help many others .

I am sure it could generate some revenue from visitors and would make me to brake even on the website cost , but you are not doing it from the kindness of your heart to send me these messages , but only for your own gains lol and i can understand that since we all have to make a living . But honestly , 180€ /year is not that mutch to guide and help a few people find what they need and even if it is 1 person . That makes it all worthwile . So please stop wasting both our times by sending those type of mails . I hate advertising on website’s and will never place them here , exempt perhaps a tab with the website and store’s from visitors if its related to the context of the pages . If the time ever comes that i need help to pay for these pages i will perhaps do what visitors have suggested and make a donation tab but this pages will never be a page filled with crap advertising that has nothing related to us heathens .

So thanks but no thanks .

New menu added – runes

Today i added a new menu tab on the website , info about the runes .

The most well known and used part of our faith .

Used for almost anything , from movies and games to furniture and clothing .

They still mark alot of the landscape as of today and still remain a mystery for most modern people

In the coming days i will add the runes sets pages links in the text also , see this page as the intro and general information about the rune sets .

I tried to cover as mutch as possible on the subject as i can and know, but like you should know , the runes are not an easy subject at all . So these pages will get bigger and even more evolved then what its now to start with . But its a subject i get alot of questions and mails for so i wanted to add this as a starter . The study of the runes can keep you busy a lifetime and still feel like you know nothing .

By all means i am not stating that i am a rune master or expert . Just my humble opnion and views on the matter , i added links and sources where i could .

It goes from the beginning – where we got them from – to use and abuse troughout history .

I know that this is a controversial part – the abuse – but we got to be honest about it so people who would like to learn about the runes and there usage should know not all people used these like we do and tryd to give them another meaning . Its just a matter of time when you learn or search upon the runes you will encounter these darker meanings .

And like with anything on the website , if you should see an error or not agree with something . Send me a message on the well known mail .

I hope you enjoy the pages and the ride .

The return to almost normal .

I know its bin a long time since ive added new material and i apologize for that .Ive recieved a alot of messages if i would add new content soon .

Since the start of the covid 19 crisis worldwide all of our life’s have bin interrupted and shuffles hard . As a father of 2 young children ive had to choose my time spending carefully .

Suddenly we where faced with work and alot of abcent people cause of sickness , homeschooling the kids and alot more .

We planned to take a roadtrip during the vacation true Denmark – Sweden – Norway and visiting alot of old and sacred places along with other places on the road . I am a metal fan and summer is festival time , i finally convinced the wife to come along with me to Midgardblot with the whole famely , it would be a 3 day stop on our roadtrip to .Well like you can imagine , none of it happend . But there is always next time if the Gods are willing . No point in looking back and feel sorry for what did not happen

So ive had to scale back on time working on the website .

Im very sorry for that , truly .

But now things start to look better again , the long vacation seems to end .

The schools are about to restart , social life seems to pick up again .

I hope you and your famelys have bin well during the crisis and that the Gods have kept you all safe from great harm . Looks like we can go back to a semy normal life , its not quite te same as prior the covid19 crisis but its something at least .

Keep safe and feel free to send your messages .

A thank you .

Perhaps i did not say this yet , but thank you for visiting and your imput about the blog/website .

I whas very curious if people would find this webpage/blog usefull at all . The message’s and idea’s on how to improve some things you send me tell me it is and for that i am very thankfull for that . I did not expect that so many people would visit it , but now i see people from all over the world visiting and sending me message’s . If you visit the blog/website , it means we have something in common . I also did not expect that the blog would be found so fast but seems like a few persons shared it and that got things rollin .I am gratefull for that and i am still working hard to add the basics online , i hope to get them all done in the coming weeks ( if the current situation allows me offcourse ) .

For people who also have a blog or website on Heathen topics , it doesn’t have to be norse , any branch of heathenism is fine by me , give me a message and i will add your link . And if you create anything heathen related and sell it somewhere over the www, i will happely add a link to your store to for free .I do not promise you tons of traffic in the beginning but all bits can help and after all its free , so nothing to lose . Again thank you all for your imput and keep sending me your toughts and idea’s , it is very appriciated . If i dont answer you fast , no worries , its just life screwing our time up . kids , my wife is a nurse and i am a butcher so no time for the wicked lol . But i will get back to you asap . Have a great day everybody and stay safe .

Work on the The Volsunga Saga is finished .

Every part of The Volsunga Saga is now added to the menu .

The Völsunga saga (often referred to in English as the Volsunga Saga or Saga of the Völsungs) is a legendary saga, a late 13th century poetic rendition in the Icelandic language of the origin and decline of the Völsung clan (including the story of Sigurd and Brynhild and destruction of the Burgundians).

The saga covers themes including the power struggles among Sigurd’s ancestors; Sigurd’s killing of the dragon Fafnir; and the influence of the cursed ring Andvaranaut.

Richard Wagner used the Volsunga sagas as an inspiration in Der Ring des Nibelungen .

But the most known part of this play must be this ; Ride of the Valkyries .

This has bin used by almost every media possible , movie’s , serie’s and so on …….And most people dont know this is based on a Heathen saga . The most legendary use of this song is in the movie Apocalypse now .

The Ride Of The Valkyries” is the popular term for the prelude to Act III of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas by German composer Richard Wagner that comprise The Ring of the Nibelungs (German Der Ring des Nibelungen). The Ring of the Nibelungs is a sequence of four musical dramas based on the Norse saga, which concerns the turbulent family history of a race of gods and their pursuit of a magical golden ring. It began as a single opera focusing on the death of Siegfried but grew into a vast cycle of four operas comprising Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried and Die Gotterdammerung (The Twilight of the Gods).

Added Volsunga Saga

In the last 3 days i whas working and adding the volsunga saga , all pages are placed in order and added previous and next page buttons . Needs a few more extra’s . Removed the drop down pages from the saga since there are to many chapters and would create to mutch clutter in the drop down menu . If you see any errors i would be thankfull if you point them out .

You can find it here .

Tweaking and adjusting .

Today i did not add extra pages of the edda’s , reason is because i have bin tweaking the page in the background . The page should now be better to use on mobil phones to . Added drop menu’s instead of the links on the left . This should make it look less chaotic on the front . And some other misc different adjustments to make everything look and work better . Sorry for the shifting around of items but like i said , learning as i go . Hope you like the cleaned up look and it feels better . If you like to give your insights or feedback , that would be appreciated . You can leave it here or Mail or FB . Have a great day/night wherever you are .

Nine noble virtues

Today i added a page on the nine noble virtue’s , i know this is a modern ( composed in 1974 and 1986) part of Heathenry but alot of Asatru community’s seem to follow or use them as a sort of guide . Because they are made with help from parts of the old writing and lore it has some ancient wisdom or councel in them to ( from the Hávamál and the Sigrdrífumál amongst others ). I find the NNV also handy to keep control of everything . Like example when trying to make a heavy or hard decision , i find myself checking the NNV . If i do this would it be honorable ? or would it be truthfull if i do this ? What do you think of the nnv and how do you look upon them ?

The Ballad of Vafþrúðnismál

In Norse mythology, Vafþrúðnismál (Vafþrúðnir’s sayings) is the third poem in the Poetic Edda. It is a conversation in verse form conducted initially between the Æsir Odin and Frigg, and subsequently between Odin and the giant Vafþrúðnir. The poem goes into detail about the Norse cosmogony and was evidently used extensively as a source document by Snorri Sturluson in the construction of the Prose Edda who quotes it. The poem is preserved in Codex Regius and partially in AM 748 I 4to. There are preservation problems relating to stanzas 40-41.

The lay commences with Odin asking advice and directions of Frigg as to whether it would be wise to seek out the hall of Vafþrúðnir. Frigg counsels against this course of action, saying that Vafþrúðnir is an extremely powerful giant, the most powerful one she knows. Nevertheless Odin continues with his quest.

On arriving at Vafþrúðnir’s hall, Odin seeks to obtain Vafþrúðnir’s wisdom through the classic mechanism of a wisdom contest. Vafþrúðnir’s response is to accept the wanderer in his hall and only allow him to leave alive if Odin proves to be wiser. Odin, a master of dissimulation, attempts to pass himself off as Gagnráðr (trans. “victory”), and beseeches the traditional hospitality which should be afforded to wayfarers. Vafþrúðnir, wrong-footed, invites him in and to seat himself. A game of riddling then ensues between the pair.

The Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil

Today i found a funny question on one of the facebook pages , why does everybody always talk about Valhalla and not the other eight worlds ? My honest opinion and answer on that question,and this was not recieved very well by some people who apparently felt adressed by my answer lol . Its the only world that is used in serie’s and t-shirts . This prove’s my statement that most new Heathens are just fanboy’s or fangirls of serie’s like vikings . And that most of them never look further then the series . Its ok to be a fan of vikings and sutch ( they where awsome ) but dont call yourself a Heathen because of that . If you wanne be Heathen , read the Edda’s and other known lore .Talk to other Heathens , we will be happy to help you in your search for info . You will find an interresting world beyond that .

Where are the Heathens ?

Something that has bin bothering me in the last few weeks is…. if you read all the blogs , facebook pages and fan pages . It looks like we are with a million Heathens in the last years all over the world . Alot of people state they would fight when the day comes to protect and serve the Gods or what we believe in . But the truth is , there are only a few that are trully carring about our faith and kindred . If you look one the internet you can find brothers and sisters from all over the world , living there life , trying to do there part in this fucked up crazy world . If you look even closer you can find people who create all sorts of products related to our faith . You name it , somebody made it .And by the Gods , some make awsome products , which make me love my Heathen brothers and sisters from all over the world so mutch and makes me look at them with the utter most RESPECT !!!! So with that idea in mind that all the people of today that claim or state to be a Heathen would do anything for there Gods and kindred spirits . If you followed the rumor mill a bit you must have heard from the petition that is going on from Heathens against Heathen nation . If you dont know i would suggest to read about it , but please read about good , i have seen so many opinions from people who just did not read everything . But back to the petition , so with the idea in mind that we look to be with a million Heathens these days….. we are not , we are with a few because after 3 weeks the petition only has 5000 signings , so if people who call themself Heathens cant bring up the support for there brothers and sisters that are trying to protect there name and products with a simple autograph against a cunt that has trademarkt the word Heathen in the USA and has nothing to do with Heathenry ! How would you serve the Gods and faith when the time comes for serious mathers ??? It takes 2 seconds to sign the petition, you dont need to die for it , You wont get a statue or applaus when you sign it , but it means alot for a few kindred spirits who are trying to protect there existence . So if you cant be botherd to help a fellow Heathen …. how would you be able to do do bigger things for your faith ? Just my toughts , tell me yours if you like .

How is it to be a Heathen in the modern days ?

We all know how its like when people ask this question , in a modern society you are supposed to be one of the mainstream religions . Like Christian , Muslim , Jewish , Hindoe or Buddhist when there is a conversation about religions . When you tell people you believe in the old gods…. you get the look , we all know THE look wright ? Something like wtf are you talking about ….. or … are you mentall ? People lost the knowledge about the old gods and the connection to there ancestors so how would they know ? Since alot of items from our religion have bin commercialized they then start to believe that we are a fan of comic books and movie’s . Untill you start explaining that it whas the beliefs or religion of our ancestors and alot older then any of the other religions . Then they call you completly nuts in some cases . They cant comprehend the fact that you believe in something they dont know about , they see no proof as an official religion , no buildings that serve as a place for praying and worshipping the gods . We dont go around with flyers or going door to door to spread the word ! Most of the times its best not even to try or put energy in it, most people are not willing to think beyond the spoon fed world . They just drag themselves true everyday with what they have bin told/learnd . In some strange cases you will find somebody that has more interrest in what it means to be heathen in the modern days . Those are the more openminded people , alot of them are turning away from the mass thinking about religion. If you wanne talk about it with them, and alot of us do like to talk about the gods , go slowly lol , dont pour the lore and history in there troat ad fundum. That will scare them of pretty fast . Little sips and steps , they will ask more if they trully wanna know . It has become easyer to talk about it with becoming more known true serie’s and movie’s . But the catch with those media is that it also attrackt the people who will act like those serie’s and movie’s and are actually fans of the media instead of the beliefs they where inspired by or drawn from . How many of you have come acros people who are a viking now ? Including hair style and/or tattoo’s they dont know the meaning behind . I always try to resist the urge to slap them and try to probe what they know . So how do you react in a situation like that ? Do you bother or not ?

Who or what is a Heathen ?

This a very simple question i think , but its one that seems to already gives you 100’dreds of different opinions . And believe me they arent all that nice , sometimes its safer to ask somebody to get naked then this question . The answer is actually simple , according the dictonary ;

Heathen[ hee-th uh n ]

noun, plural hea·thens, hea·then.

1. (in historical contexts) an individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim; a pagan.
2. Informal. an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.

adjective
3 .of or relating to heathens; pagan.
4 .Informal. irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized.

Or theBritish Dictionary definitions for heathen

Heathen – / (ˈhiːðən) /

noun plural –thens or –then
1 . a person who does not acknowledge the God of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; pagan
2 . an uncivilized or barbaric person
3 . the heathen (functioning as plural) heathens collectively

adjective

4 . irreligious; pagan
5 . unenlightened; uncivilized; barbaric
6 . of or relating to heathen peoples or their religious, moral, and other customs, practices, and beliefs

But simply said , anything that isn’t mainstream religion is considerd a Heathen !!! So according to the official dictonary , you can call it Odinisme , Asatru , Norse , Germanic , Greek , Egyptic faith …. It doesn’t change a thing that you are infact …. tadaaaa ….a Heathen . And you should be proud of it . Hell you can even worship the pink fluffy big ass pikachu , you would be a Heathen according the official dictonary . With that in mind you can see why we are a scatterd bunch of people . Beeing a Heathen can have a completly other meaning from person to person , and not one of them is wright or wrong . What people need to find is what it means to them and not looking for a simple unified meaning , there are things that we have in common but also things that will be done different from region to region . Find your way and how you relate to the Gods and honor them , that is my opinion or advice .