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The Brising Necklace

Izzy Lane Freya had been in Midgard, with the young – the youths and maidens who were experiencing, for the first time, the joys and sorrows of love. Now, as she hastened towards Asgard and the welcoming warmth of her hall, she realised she had dallied too long in the land of people. The brief, […]

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THE RIDDLES OF GESTUMBLINDI

The most frequently forgotten rule of the Norse religion is there are no rules. Our ancestors’ faith varied from village to village, and a lord and a cowherd working on the same farm might have utterly incompatible beliefs. The myths we know today would have been known in many forms, with subtle changes of emphasis […]

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FREY From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn

FREY From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn Thorskegga has started a series of paintings depicting the gods worshipped by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlers in England. The mucky brown colour is gold on the original but our scanner can’t cope with it. Black and white versions of these pictures have been used […]

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THUNDER ISSUE 5 Winter 1997/1998

Greetings Welcome to the fifth issue of Thunder, a journal dedicated to the thunder gods of Northern Europe. This journal is the joint venture of two organisations from opposite sides of the Atlantic. Thunderway Hall in America which promotes the revival of the Anglo-Saxon Thunor cult, and Thorshof in homely Buckinghamshire which encourages research into […]

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THE WAIN

Winter Nights 1997 Issue No. 2 A journal dedicated to the Vanir Contents :- ‘Fro of the Dance’ * The Most Glorious of the Æsir and Ásyniur *Freyja – the Spinner * The Origin of the Elves * Ritual Costume * * Forthcoming Events * Competition * Welcome to the Winter Nights issue of The […]

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The Wain Yule 1997

A journal dedicated to the Vanir Issue No. 3 Welcome to the Yule issue of The Wain. This issue has turned out to be a little Frey orientated but, hey, who’s complaining ? The Vanadis Special will be published in Spring 1998. I am pleased to publish in this edition the totally speculative ‘Lay of […]

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The Wain

A journal dedicated to the Vanir Summer 1997 Issue No. 1 Contents Include : The Riddles of Gestumblindi Freyja – Lady of the Wildwood Freyr in England – A historical assessment Turning of the Wheel News’flash’ Sources & Sayings Welcome to the very first issue of a journal which is dedicated to the Vanir ! […]

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THE DEEP-SOULED ONE

Thorunn Who has been called ‘djuphugadr’ or the ‘deep-souled-one’ of the Northern pantheon? A god who not only has a fertility aspect but also, historically, was invoked in law and order, controlled the weather and was THE god who was called to called hallow runestones of the dead? The defender of both Heaven and Earth? […]

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ALFHILD AND THE DRAGON-SWORD

A Modern Tale based on the Old Myths By Thorskegga Thorn In the depths of the forest the bond-girl wept, her heart broken. Bitter was the love wound, her desire forbidden. The earl and his wife had no wish to marry their first born son to a serving maid. Though her heart-mate, glorious Hakon, returned […]

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Thialfi’s Challenge

The favoured warriors of Earl Olaf clashed their drinking horns and drank deeply on the first night of winter. The summer had yielded silver and slaves aplenty to the warlord, the torches sparkled on his jewelry and gold embroidered cloak taken in raids from the English princes. It was time to enjoy the rewards of […]