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Earth-Based Religions

The Pagan Calendar Explained

The Calendar Most Pagan religions in North America draw inspiration from the ancient Celtic religious practices commonly known as Druidism. In order to understand the calendars of the modern pagan faiths it is essential to understand that calendar of the ancient Celtic Druids. There is little textual evidence to explain …

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The History of Nerthus

In Germanic paganism, Nerthus is a Germanic goddess associated with the health of the land and its fertility. Nerthus is often identified with the Vanir god Njoror of the Norse mythology. Due to the intermixing of the two tribal groups in Western Europe many gods are celebrated by similar cultures …

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Runic Divination

Runic divination is obtained by using the ancient Germanic symbols handed down by the gods. From a historical perspective the oldest origins can be found in Germanic sequence, a set of 24 markings that can be traced from the 5th century A.D. It was recorded the the Runes were used …

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Introduction to Neo Druidism

Neo-druidism is a modern day attempt to revive the Druidic faith of the ancient Celtic world. The Druids were the priestly caste of ancient Celtic society and the original Druidic faith was polytheistic, whilst also venerating natural phenomena such as the sun, moon, and stars, as well oak trees, mistletoe, …

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Spirit Guides Porcupine

The porcupine is the epitome of the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover”.  If you did you would think that porcupines are obviously belligerent and nasty, willing to fight over the smallest things.  After all they have all those quills that can hurt people and other animals and …

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A Native American look at Mosquitoes

While reading “Last Standing Woman,” a story of an Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) woman, I noticed the author mention that the zagimeg (mosquitoes) loved the taste of the blood of a particular wemitigoozhi (Frenchman). What really struck me was the statement, “The zagimeg were the wiindigoo in insect form”. This small remark …

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An Overview of Norse Paganism

Did you know Tolkien was heavily influenced by Scandinavian mythology when writing “The Lord of the Ring?” Norse paganism refers to the religion of the Scandinavian people in the period prior to Christianity. Scandinavian paganism encompasses countries like Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, and of course …

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