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A Polytheist Perspective on “American Gods”

So, I finally watched American Gods last fall. Despite the hype, I wasn’t going to, because I’m not a fan of the “Gods need our prayers, worship, and belief to live” trope. I’m not sure whether I hate that trope … Continue reading

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Pagans and Money

I was going to include these in my next Round-Up of Interesting Links, but I decided that TP Ward’s posts on the theme of Pagans and money deserves its own entire intro. It deserves to be considered on its own. … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the portrayal of Faith in Media

So, I’m a nerd. I watch a lot of tv and movies. I consume a lot of media. And I mean, a *LOT*. And I want to talk a little bit about a pattern I’ve noticed, over and over, that’s … Continue reading

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Worldbreaker

Originally posted on All Their Voices:
Even writing this is a risk, I know. It could be seen as an invitation, expressly to him. But aren’t all gods worldbreakers, if they want to be? When they need to be? Some…

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Musings on my current relationships with Odin and Athena (mostly Odin)

Sometimes I wonder what it is, precisely, the Gods want from me. Lately I wonder about Athena and Odin most of all.   I wonder why Athena – a Goddess of logic and rationality and cold, calculating precision of Mind … Continue reading

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Nazis in Valhalla?

Originally posted on Gangleri's Grove:
Today on facebook I saw an image that had an heroic looking warrior on it and the words ‘There are no Nazis in Valhalla.’ I stopped and looked at the image for a very…

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Round-Up of Interesting Links

Interesting Norse folklore: the huldra A fantastic argument that Yggdrasil, the World Tree, was meant to be represented by a yew, and not an ash tree as I had previously thought (I’m not sure which is the more common belief … Continue reading

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