Heathen Problems

Ásatrú, Rökkatru, Theodish, Germanic Reconstructionist, or otherwise.

Anonymous asked: Hi there! I'm no pagan but I do like to learn about other religious views besides from mine (Christianity). My question is how do you feel about Christians? Most of the people I ask would tell me that they hate it with a passion and that they'd love to annihilate most of us. Also, how do you feel about some of the Neo-nazi pagans? As a person with darker skin it seems a little discouraging

Hello anon! I answered this question on my personal blog here.

Heathen Problem #200: When other heathens try to judge Viking Metal bands based on the band members’ personal beliefs

Heathen Problem #200: When other heathens try to judge Viking Metal bands based on the band members’ personal beliefs

Heathen Problem #199: Clogged tumblr tags!
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Heathen Problem #199: Clogged tumblr tags!

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Heathen Problem #198: When Neopagans expect you to know about Gods from other pantheons just because you are “pagan”

Heathen Problem #198: When Neopagans expect you to know about Gods from other pantheons just because you are “pagan”

Anonymous asked: When you get a blank rune when asking how the gods feel about you.

Anon, I am going to strongly discourage you from using the blank rune in rune casting. It has no historical basis, and leads to problems like the one described here.

Heathen Problem #197: When you face conflict in the Ásatrú community about your choice to honor Loki and the only advice anyone offers you is to “just convert to Northern Tradition Paganism”

Heathen Problem #197: When you face conflict in the Ásatrú community about your choice to honor Loki and the only advice anyone offers you is to “just convert to Northern Tradition Paganism”

Anonymous asked: Not being able to watch Game of Thrones without feeling like you need to offer Freyr a beer because his name was borrowed by asshats.

Hahahah.

So, I don’t feel like I can make this one because it expresses potential spoilers, but I still wanted to put it out there (appropriately tagged) because it definitely gave me a good laugh.

Any thoughts from the community on whether or not I should say Hel to it and formally publish this submission?

Heathen Problem #196: When heathens only criticize ahistorical practices that conflict with their personal agendas

Heathen Problem #196: When heathens only criticize ahistorical practices that conflict with their personal agendas

Heathen Problem #195: When people assume that all Lokeans identify as heathens and then judge the community’s ability to reconstruct off of those who aren’t even Reconstructionists

Heathen Problem #195: When people assume that all Lokeans identify as heathens and then judge the community’s ability to reconstruct off of those who aren’t even Reconstructionists

Heathen Problem #194: Heathens who are happy you honor the Gods of your Nordic ancestors but get pissed when you honor the Gods of your non-white ancestors, too
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Heathen Problem #194: Heathens who are happy you honor the Gods of your Nordic ancestors but get pissed when you honor the Gods of your non-white ancestors, too

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