On The Ill-Considered Choice Of ‘Angrboda’ Of Videogame ‘God of War’ As Vector For “Young Black Woman” Representation

We have had a few people contact us in relation to .. well, a certain video-game franchise dipping its toe (evidently in kicking format) into Nordic mythology. Now, I have never played a God of War game and I have no intention to do so. But I saw this comment from one of the key … Continue reading On The Ill-Considered Choice Of ‘Angrboda’ Of Videogame ‘God of War’ As Vector For “Young Black Woman” Representation

On Bowing To Gods – AND Drinking With Them !

I've had this image - and its underlying sentiment - on my mind for a few days now. It's something that often comes up in Western (neo-)pagan circles, and represents multiple layers of fundamental misapprehension about Indo-European religion. Indeed, it is very much a modern take - reflective of modern prejudices, (mis-)perceptions, and hangups - masquerading … Continue reading On Bowing To Gods – AND Drinking With Them !

The Past Is A Battlefield – Fought Over By The Armies Of Modernity

Some of the comments from my latest article. Which I find interesting - because it suggests that some people who'd self-identify more toward a "hard conservative" view … think we're being, and I quote "feminist […] revisionists"; whereas some people who would appear to identify more toward the "hard progressive" end of things think we're … Continue reading The Past Is A Battlefield – Fought Over By The Armies Of Modernity

Polytheism, Over-Divinity, And Drama Amidst The Divine Council – Some Brief Answers To Some Foundational Indo-European Theological Questions

I was asked the question: "can you explain how you can have multiple gods, who struggle with each other, or would you say there is some other entity deciding which god wins and which god loses in these struggles?" It's a pretty interesting one, and as far as I'm aware the person asking it hasn't … Continue reading Polytheism, Over-Divinity, And Drama Amidst The Divine Council – Some Brief Answers To Some Foundational Indo-European Theological Questions

‘Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven’ – An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Beauteous Maxim

'Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven' - An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Maxim Today marks Republic Day in India. जय हिंद ! The dual commemorations it is keyed to being the promulgation of India's Constitution in 1950, and the declaration by the Indian National Congress in 1930 of their intent to fight for … Continue reading ‘Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven’ – An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Beauteous Maxim

The Apple of Odin to Rerir, The Fire-Seed of Agni, The Egg of Nemesis, The Paternity of Alexander, And The Asvamedha of Dasharatha – On The Equine Investiture Of The Divine Essence In A King’s Heir-To-Be In The Indo-European Mytho-Religious Sacro-Political Tradition

It is curious how things align. During the course of my research, looking over the ancient scriptural materials of two cultures in order to demonstrate that Odin is Agni - I happened across a potent potential explication for an otherwise rather curious phenomenon encountered in the Greek mythos. And then one of my devotees asked … Continue reading The Apple of Odin to Rerir, The Fire-Seed of Agni, The Egg of Nemesis, The Paternity of Alexander, And The Asvamedha of Dasharatha – On The Equine Investiture Of The Divine Essence In A King’s Heir-To-Be In The Indo-European Mytho-Religious Sacro-Political Tradition

On The ‘Culture-Jamming’ Suppression Of Heritage Through Spurious Association-Allegations And Other Subversive Intents

Over the years, I have made an observational study of "culture-jamming". It's a remarkably effective strategy - whereby, if you are seeking to destroy something … a concept, a culture, a way of viewing the world … you don't just go around directly suppressing things. After all - the Streisand Effect being a thing, this … Continue reading On The ‘Culture-Jamming’ Suppression Of Heritage Through Spurious Association-Allegations And Other Subversive Intents

Out Of Context Quotes And DevaRajya Uber Alles From The Iliad

Now this is something interesting to me. Recently, I heard a quotation - which sounded cool, had a 'resonancy' to it, but felt as if it had something almost 'missing'. The aphorism ran thus: "Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,And asks no omen but his country's cause." I turned it over in … Continue reading Out Of Context Quotes And DevaRajya Uber Alles From The Iliad

Return To The Future Through Your Heritage, Your Past – Always, Always Back To The Well

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origins and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey Also, while it is not ... *quite* of identical sentiment to the above, from Njal's Saga: "Ber er hver að baki nema sér bróður eigi." - "Bare is the Back of the Brotherless Man". … Continue reading Return To The Future Through Your Heritage, Your Past – Always, Always Back To The Well