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  1. Re: Some Controversial Aspects of the Myth of Baldr

    Not a bad piece, but I think some assumptions are made that damage it. First is the idea both Hother and Balder are deities. This is found in Snorri, but the only indication of either being a god in...
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    'Road to Hel', by H.R. Ellis Davidson

    H.R. Ellis Davidson's work Road to Hell is apparently available online as a pdf. Navigate to http://www.normannii.org/lore/secondary/Road_To_Hel_HRED.pdf
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    Important! Poll! Re: Christianity not for Germanics?

    This debate is made more difficult for a couple of reasons I have not seen mentioned. To save space I will outline them.

    1) Judaism is not a pure Semitic religion. It borrowed heavily from...
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    Re: Irmin, Ingo and Isto

    One theory I have been kicking around is that what we have in the Eddas is the origin of the Ćsir, while in Germania we have the origin of the Vanir. That is Mannus is Njord, and Ingo is Freyr. Irmin...
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    Re: A new interpretation of Völuspá

    Hmmm, perhaps it is a pledge to delay Ragnarok.
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    Important!  Re: Recommended Reading List

    I would also recommend the <a href="http://www.ealdriht.org">Miercinga Theod</a> site. While it is Theodish and Anglo-Saxon specific, it has a lot that can be of use to anyone.
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    Important!  Re: Recommended Reading List

    Wait a bit before getting it. I have a much better second edition coming out later this year.
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    Re: History of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry

    It is Swain. Thank you for the welcome!
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    Re: History of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry

    Yes, it can be, and there is such a group The Covenant of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry :: Geleafawaer Fyrn Sida. Their website is at: http://www.fyrnsidu.org/larhus/. Though why anyone would want to...
  10. Re: Book: The Nature of Ásatrú by Mark Puryear

    I see it as unlikely. While I do feel that William Reeves' idea that Frigga is Mother Earth there is no evidence that she is mother of Frea (Freyr) and Freo (Freya). I suspect Puryear is basing this...
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    Important!  Re: Recommended Reading List

    I'd like to add my own work, Hammer of the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism in Modern Times available at Amazon
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    Re: Seaxneat

    There is evidence of Saxnot amongst the continental Saxons. A formula renouncing "Wodan, Thunar, and Saxnot" was used by Charlemagne with the Old Saxons.
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    Re: Beowulf & Grendel

    Beowulf and Grendal to me was an excellant movie. The sympathy for Grendel got to be a little much, and the symbel scenes should have stayed true to the poem, but still a much better work than most...
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