Tag: Odin

I Am

I am the heartbeat within the storm. I am the prickle on your skin when you realize you are not alone.  I am the shapeshifter, the skin of man and bear and wolf. I am the howl that brings the wild out of the civilized.  I am the dancing flame, and the blackness beyond it.…

Holy Madness

So, a few weeks ago, a Facebook friend posted an article titled, ““5 things that aren’t as magical as you think they are” It sparked an interesting discussion. That alone was cool, but now I’m stuck in isolation (thank you global pandemic), and I’m turning my original comments into an essay. I’m bored. Y’all are…

Odin and Anxiety

I have been thinking about why someone like me would worship Odin. Or more rather, why a God like Odin would be interested in worship from someone like me. I suffer from a rather severe anxiety disorder. Sometimes it’s mostly under control and I can function close to normally. Sometimes … not so much. This…

Round-Up of Interesting Links

One sex-crazed Galapagos tortoise fathers 800, saves species Pet Loss and Disenfranchised Grief So Many Pets Survived Hurricane Matthew Because Shelters Took in their Whole Familes, instead of Turning Away Animals Hair of the Ancient Romans Judge in Argentina Rules that Chimpanzees Have Rights Historic First Achievements this Election Day How to Build Houses for…

Of Creation

Creation is a bloody process “Civilized” people often forget That the only reason we can even sit in our clean and sanitized halls And Bragi can sing His songs and put pen to paper Is because Odin carved up Ymir long ago And crafted something beautiful From the bloody ruin. A world built from a…