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Ursus Post number 23379 Posted: 22nd April 2017     Subject: Freya: Modern need, ancient goddess
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Freya: Modern need, ancient goddess

I am Heathen, which honestly is not the same as pagan. I am a hard polytheist who understands the gods and goddesses, however imperfectly we understand them, are discrete knowable entities with a nature that springs not from our need, but from their essence. The gods that I have built a relationship with are the gods of my northern European ancestors; those familiar to the Scandinavian or German, rather than the Celt, Frank, Latin, or Pict that is also in my lineage.
We build relationships with them through the gifting cycle because of our need, but I do not honestly think they are born from it, anymore than I think Oxygen is released by plants because we need to breathe it. We need much from them, and I would suggest from the length of the reciprocal gifting relationships we have built between our folk and our gods and goddesses, that they either need or want something from us. I am going to look at one particular goddess, and how she is needed in our age and lands right now. The goddess is Freya; wielder of the Brisengamen, the Van-dis, lady of the slain, and Gullveig the thrice burnt. Due to the terrible scholarship and overly romantic fixations of the Victorians, most remember her as goddess of love and fertility, and forget her role as the only magical peer to Odin, first among witches, and she who receives the first half of all the dead heroes.
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Brutus Post number 23416 Posted: 10th May 2017     Subject: Thank you
If you call in the forrest and no one answers.
I have my problems most days.
Read this.

This showed up on my youtube today. Made me think about Freya.
It is just some norwegian primetime from 1973.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tOXMN8IzOY
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