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Nice! [04 Nov 2013|02:26am]

Excited to see there is a Norse community on here. Seems not many are typing in it anymore but I figured I'd say hi! I've been more so learning about this since about 2011 but see the influences through out my life...especially Odin in the figure of Santa Claus. Some told me that sometimes gods pick us and mark us in some way....for me and Odin I find it ironic that I have had a lazy left eye my whole life. Something pagans other than myself claim could be a sign of that for that particular god. All very interesting to me and always wanting to learn more. I recently did genetic testing and found out much of my DNA is Northern Europe. Hopefully someone is still using this group :) lol
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[04 Mar 2012|05:14am]


.it's a wonderful town.

In December 2010, it began. New York City was the epicenter and gods and mortals of bygone days were drawn there. Shadows of their former selves, not all remembered who they were and none knew that their lives had become playthings for Khaos.

In March 2012, following who knows what manner of tug of war (because it is always, always a game), our gods and goddesses, our nymphs and our angels, our mortals and, yes, even our mythical animals were returned to New York City.

They do say it's the city that never sleeps. It is only natural that the city's puppet-master never sleeps, either.

You can try to break the cycle but whether you're Odin All-Father or Zeus Thunderer, whether you're a Queen of Hell or a Queen of Sparta, you will fail. Settle in, instead, and learn to roll with the punches.

Applications open; 8th (23:59 EST) - 16th (23:59 EST) every month.

Mythopoeics started in Dec. 2010 over at livejournal! For previous events, shenanigans and such please look over at our livejournal communities.

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[09 Jun 2011|12:10pm]


.kindred soul cracked spirit. it has to end to begin.
In the beginning, there was Khaos.

From it came everything else, and from everything that Khaos was, gods came. You know them from when they were infinite and absolute - their myths, their stories, their legends.

They weren't supposed to die - but worry not, for death is not an end. Their mortal shells hold their immortal souls, a new beginning each turn of the wheel. They bleed. They die.

Khaos collects.

Deities have been reborn once again as mortals in 2010. Welcome to NYC, the cosmopolitan capital of the world, breathe in that fresh air- enjoy that cup of latte (it may well be your last). Your mortal life has been spent spoiled and rich, insignificant with its ease.

It's time to pay up.

Apps & Reserves- Open from 9th till the 16th Open for application: Aztec, Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Judeo-Christian and Norse. Expect more pantheon openings in the future as plot progresses along.
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[08 Dec 2010|04:53am]


.old gods never die. they simply get recycled.
You all know their myths, when they were influential and absolute, but what comes around goes around - karma came knocking at their doors and these Gods died. Subjected to a higher power, they have lived again, and again - only shadows of their former selves. God shells with only a fraction of their original power. They bleed and die like mortals, but are not quite that.

Christian, Celtic, Greek and Norse deities reborn as mortals and living in 2010, some remember their past, some do not but in this day and age knowledge is power. Welcome to NYC, cosmopolitan capital of the world, here they are gathering - gods, monsters, heroes- they all feel the calling of something but no one is quite sure of what.
Apps & Reserves- Open. Game start 15 DEC.
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Norse mythology resources [24 Jan 2010|02:28pm]

It looks like this community isn't very active, but I'm newly interested in Norse Mythology, and was wondering if anyone could suggest some good websites/books for reliable information. Something that explains the very basics would be great. Most of what I find on google seems more based on fiction and/or video games than lore.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
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Fic: Achilles Heel [26 Mar 2009|11:55pm]

Hello everyone! With my first post here I bring you fanfiction. I tied the stories of Loki killing Balder and Apollo (the Greek god) helping to kill Achilles together. I hope you like it.

Title: Achilles Heel
Author: Pinigir
Fandom: Norse & Greek Mythology
Characters/Pairing: Loki, mentions of Balder, Hod, Apollo, Achilles and Paris. Brief mention of Loki/Apollo.
Rating: PG?
Warnings: Mention of two character deaths (murder). Vague hint at slash. Very mild swearing. The characters aren’t exactly portrayed as nice people.
Spoilers: The Iliad and Edda.
Summary: Loki remembers how he got a certain idea.
Disclaimer: The characters are all public property. This particular story is mine.
Notes: This isn’t betaed, so there might be some mistakes left. If you see anything, tell me, and I’ll try to correct it.

Follow this link to my journal

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Havamal study, xposted [26 Feb 2009|08:49am]

Hello to all,

I am looking for an in-depth study of the Havamal, not just a
different translation. Something that goes verse-by-verse explaining
what it may possibly mean. I have been unsuccessful with google
searches. Any websites or books, or even your own personal notes will
be appreciated.

Thank you!
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more funny than deeply meaningful [20 Sep 2008|11:04am]

[ mood | giggly ]

What is your favorite religious joke?

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Definition Question [10 Aug 2008|08:15pm]

[ mood | curious ]

So, as I'm winding my way through the Havamal with a real intent for understanding what I'm reading, I've run across the phrase 'weapons and weeds', followed by a reference to hangings 'weeds' on wooden men. When I did a web search for 'weapons and weeds', I found a translation of Beowulf that was likewise unhelpful.

My first instinct is to assume that this is some sort of identifying clothing, but I want to make sure I understand the passages correctly.

Help, anyone? Its greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...


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I would like to get something straight... [09 Jul 2008|09:51pm]

[ mood | drained ]

In the most non-offensive way possible,
I have found some ambiguous or otherwise "odd" content in some posts,
And I was just wondering,
Does this community in anyway stand for Racism or Nazism?
Please don't leave long sugar coated replies,
Just yes or no with a small explanation
Deep apologies if I have confused anything.
I thought this was pureply for people who are interested in mythology,
Nothing political or religious,
Thank you,
Can I stress that I do not post this with any aggression whatsoever,
And am now worrying if it at least sounds *passive* aggressive.:/
Ho hum...

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[28 May 2008|10:45am]

[ mood | determined ]

So, I'm coming to a point in my spiritual and magical path where I feel the need to light the proverbial fire under my ass. I've fallen way behind in my rune studies, and have never really studied seiðr. I've always had an affinity for the runes, and really do ken them, but I hit a point of non-progression a few years back. I've also always had a strong desire to learn about shamanism, especially as it pertains to Nordic culture. So I was thinking that I should start looking to Freyja for guidance. I asked Oðinn to send Freyja into my life, that I might learn seiðr from her, as he did. Since then, I've been thinking that these are not the Christian "give me stuff, Gods" type of gods, and that I need to work towards this goal myself, and seek Freyja out, rather than beseeching her to come to me (or worse, ask Oðinn to send her... OOOOPS!)

I'm not sure where to start, however, and talking to myself via this website (and probably LJ) will be my recourse.

So here we are, at phase one, commitment.

I, Beowulfe, son of Oðinn, do hereby declare my intent and devotion to the study of seiðr, wheresoever that that course may take my Path.

Cross-posted to My own LJ, my website, and a few heathen-oriented LJ groups I belong to.

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A Question of Witches [21 May 2008|03:24pm]

My, it's been quiet in here. I'll ask a question to stir things up a bit.

I've been doing a little research on the history of the witch in norse literature. Specifically, to find out what they were called. I know volva was a seeress, that a seidh- or seid- kona was like a sorceress/wise woman/practioner of seidr as taught by Freya, that Heide could either be the goddess one invokes or a term for those women who did. Like the concept of the soul, death, and the afterlife in nordic mythology, it seems to be very open to interpretation.

Anyone here care to weigh in with their opinion and/or word of choice?
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Nastrond [15 Apr 2008|02:19pm]

I Have recently updated this web page http://www.nastrond.net
Please visit, and let me know what you think..

wotan mit uns.
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Quick Question [27 Feb 2008|08:39pm]

[ mood | drained ]

I searched Google for a bit and only came up with things related to Wicca. While I was reading I, Coriander for my YA lit. class, the mention of a scrying mirror caught my attention. Since the book draws heavily on mythology, I was wondering whether Odin had a scrying mirror.

Anyways, thanks for the help!!!

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"A Place for Cleverness" - Norse Mythology fan fiction [01 Jan 2008|04:44pm]

I've never seen fan fiction posted in this community, but I've written a Norse mythology fan fiction story for the Yuletide fan fiction exchange this year, and I thought that it might be the sort of thing members of a community such as this might appreciate.

Title: A Place for Cleverness
Fandom: Norse Mythology
Character/Pairing: Loki, Odin, Thor, Freya, Odin/Loki, Loki/Freya
Summary: The tale of how and why Loki came to Asgard.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Implied sex, blood, and the trickery of an amoral god of mischief.

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Inmate Says He Needs Thor's Hammer, Drum [21 Dec 2007|04:30pm]

[ mood | crazy ]

Friday, December 21, 2007
(12-21) 14:28 PST SALT LAKE CITY, (AP) --

An inmate is suing the Utah Department of Corrections for denying him his right to practice an ancient Nordic religion while behind bars.

Michael Polk is serving time for aggravated assault and robbery. He filed a lawsuit against corrections officials in federal court, accusing them of denying him religious items that he says are necessary to practice the Asatru religion.

The religion worships ancient Nordic gods like Odin, Thor, Tyr and Heimdal.

In the lawsuit, Polk says he has been a member of the Asatru faith since 2005, and in order to properly practice it he needs items including: a Thor's Hammer, a prayer cloth, a Mead Horn used for drinking Wassail, a drum made of wood and boar skin, a rune staff and a sword.

In case you don't believe this: Clicky!

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A Raven Question [01 Dec 2007|12:03pm]

As I ramble around the internet, looking for anything and everything on Odin's Ravens, I came across this little site:


In the section dubbed "Mythology" the web-author states that the translations of "Hugin" (also Huginn, and I've seen it as Hugnin too), and Munin (Muninn) that one normally sees, i.e Thought and Memory, are incorrect. What I'd like to know is, how do we know they're incorrect, and if so, what are the correct translations? This is vital for my book, as I base my ravens' identities on them being "Thought" and "Memory".

So... haha... Thoughts? Memories?
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Hela [28 Oct 2007|06:26pm]


Ok, so I have this Hela thing going on.  For lack of better words I believe I'm being called to be A Steward for Her.  Again - Not sure that is the right word but it's all that is coming to my pretty scrambled brain right now.

In any case, She is telling me to obtain something that symbolizes Her - likely Jewelry - which I am to wear.  I have many symbols for Odhinn; I wear them constantly as I am his Dottir.  They are tattoos and will never be separate from me.    So now, I'm on a bit of a Quest one might say to find something that is symbolic of Hela.  I'm really not sure where to begin.  I have some ideas but I'm just not sure how to go about finding what I want.  I'm also not sure if I'm having the right ideas.  So I'm looking for a bit of help here.  Some of my ideas are thus:

An Archway - IE Hels Gateway
A Key - to unlock The Gateway
A snowflake or icicle - Representative of the Realm
A Well - the well of Souls
An Orobouros - the life/death/rebirth cycle (of note:  I've always wanted an Orobouros tattoo - could be some merit to the pathworking and symbology there)

so, that is what I've come up with...  To give you an idea of what my Work with Hela is, I will share with you a message received in a Seidhr session explaining to me why I can feel Her touch.  (Thank you Wodandis).

Hela spoke thru the Seeress (something that She rarely does from what I understand) only after "arguing" with Odhinn regarding Who should be the one to convey the message.

"Your path lies in working with the dead.  You are meant to be a guide for souls.   You have known this, but you fear to admit it to yourself, and you don't speak of it.   You fear it because you have felt death come close to you, to your family.   You fear loss, you fear pain.  Your fear makes you shrink away.  You must conquer your fear, for this is your path.   Look into the dark mirror before you, and see.  This is where all of the roads you have followed lead.  This is the training you have been approaching from so many ways.   It is where the Old Man is leading you, and why you feel My touch.  This is where His path and Mine overlap.  Your work is with the dead."


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Thor's Hammer [06 Oct 2007|10:30pm]

I want to buy a Thor's hammer pendant.
Does anyone knows a nice website?

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[22 Sep 2007|05:02pm]

The reason I ask the following is because I am on a fan board for the show called Supernatural. And We have been debating for months what he necklace means. One mythology board point out to me that it is possibly African. I was wondering if you could take a look a let me know what you think. Enclosed is a picture of this necklace.

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