Monday, January 25, 2010

Around the Pagan Blogosphere

• "Hard versus Soft Polytheism is a False Dichotomy."

• A recently discovered statue described as the god Odin and welcomed by some reconstructionist Norse Pagans, is--by Viking Period artistic conventions--either a woman or the goddess Freya, says a Swedish archaeologist. 

• The Necronomicon: "It's like the Bible but different" (YouTube video). Via

• At The Soccer Moms' Guide to Wicca: Unintentionally outed by the school district.

• Something that I wish more people would think about about: When is a wild animal an omen, and when is it just a wild animal?

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Anonymous Pitch313 said...

The thing that I've learned about animals in the wild being omens is that I can't figure out what they are omens of.

As for the statue being Odin or Freyja, I tend to pay attention to the art specialists. But, then, some of my Norse friends have suggested that magic folk did crossdress.


12:06 PM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

I knew someone would jump in with a comment about cross-dressing. ;-)

Ask "your Norse friends" what their art-historical and/or literary evidence is--from a perspective of a thousand years later. I would be curious.

12:50 PM  

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