Keepin’ It Real

[My Patreon supporters see these posts at least a day before the rest of the world. There are some other cool rewards, too.] Remember how, a while back, I republished an older blog post on people’s top misconceptions about Odin? One thing the post mentioned is that He can sometimes function as a “gatekeeper” god;…

A Teensy Confession

The Morrigan by Lauray Pablo   [Just FYI: my Patreon supporters–even at the $1 level, which basically means everyone) will from this point onward be seeing all of my new content-related blog posts (as opposed to the shop posts) at least a day before they are published here. There are additional perks for higher levels…

Odin and Herbs

(Previously published post from 2013) The Norse myths don’t really mention any sort of connection between Odin and herbs (unless you count the mistletoe that figures into the tale of Balder’s death) but the 10th century 2nd Merseburg Charm (written in Old High German) draws a connection between the continental Germanic Wodan and healing (in it, Wodan…

Some common misconceptions about Odin

(Previously published post from 2015, slightly reworked with a bit added at the end for 2017.) I have been putting off writing this because I really, really dislike telling anyone they are making a mistake in how they approach a particular deity, that their experiences and perceptions about a deity are incorrect, or in general that they are “doing…

Odin, Woden, and Wodan: a Comparison

(Previously published post from 2015.) Like many of His devotees, I mostly regard Odin, Woden, and Wodan as basically the same deity seen through different cultural lenses. However, the cultural lens DOES give each one a distinct “flavor”, so to speak, to the point where, if you wanted to, you could regard Them as being separate but…

Odin Ritual Perfume is back!!

Now available in my shop: Formulated in honor of the Norse God Odin, this blend evokes the deep woods through which the Wanderer loves to ramble. A base of rich oakmoss is layered with plant essences native to the northern forest, finishing with spiritually elevating sandalwood and a pinch of black pepper. This scent is…

And so, here we are again

I don’t normally put a whole lot of stock in standard newspaper horoscopes, because astrology is a lot more complicated than that. But a couple of weeks back I got a Rob Brezsny horoscope for Virgo that included the following words: “Consider returning to an old fork in the road where you made a wrong…