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Posted: 8/1/2017 7:31:43 PM EDT
Is your religion organized?  What books or scriptures do you follow?  What traditions do you keep? Obviously you weren't raised in these traditions, how did you get into them?  Is this part of the new-aged movement?  I saw a video on this topic and I have so many questions, and so few answers.  

(I'm not judging...just curious)
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:37:33 PM EDT
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...maybe this is a late night question?
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:39:55 PM EDT
[#2]
My wife (Pagan) has friends that do. I'll check with her.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:40:01 PM EDT
[#3]
my dobermans are named from old Norse Rán and Syn.

but mostly because i thought old norse names would be cool for them.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:40:34 PM EDT
[#4]
I have a dog named Odin and a bottle of Highland Park scotch to match. The whiskey is worth some worship, the dog tests my faith daily.

My weekly devotional material is PornHub.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:42:00 PM EDT
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Remember to thank Freya it's Freya's day this Freya'sday.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:43:58 PM EDT
[#6]
Paging @scarecrow to the white courtesy phone. 
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:44:00 PM EDT
[#7]
I like the old gods of Norse and Greek mythology, but I don't actually worship them.

They're like ancient comic book stories to me.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:45:41 PM EDT
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My ancestry is German on both sides of the family.  I grew up in a very German ancestral area of the country.  I have friends who I grew up with that have tatoos that reference Wotan/Odin and the Germanic tribes of their ancestors.  I find it interesting but never got into it like they did.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:51:33 PM EDT
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Google leads in all sorts of directions on this topic.  So, I figured there must be at least a few ARFcomers who follow this tradition, and might be able to answer some of my questions.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:52:06 PM EDT
[#10]
I have a kid named Odin, I still wipe his butt, so that's sort of like worship.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:53:04 PM EDT
[#11]
I named several snakes after them...
Thor
Loki
Heimdallr
Freya
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:53:18 PM EDT
[#12]
Zeus. Sweet Zeus.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 7:53:20 PM EDT
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That's a new spin on nectar of the gods.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:00:43 PM EDT
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Today is Tyr'sday.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:02:22 PM EDT
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Tomorrow is Wodansday
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:03:03 PM EDT
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People really do that shit? I thought it was all invented for comic books.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:12:15 PM EDT
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Yeah, it's quite amazing how much of our culture is based on these traditions.  Easter bunnies and eggs make no sense until you understand that they come from a germanic goddess, that has nothing to do with christianity.  The same for the other holidays, like Christmas.  

From these traditions we get the names of our weekdays.  It's quite amazing really.  Christianity just layered on top of these traditions.  ...they're still there.  Carl Jung had some interesting theories on the subject.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:15:29 PM EDT
[#18]
You rang?
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:19:21 PM EDT
[#19]
Worship? No.

Admire the stories? Absolutely!
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:20:03 PM EDT
[#20]
You might try Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/039360909X

Gaiman wrote American Gods, which has been made a mini series on one of the premium cable channels.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:23:02 PM EDT
[#21]
In for the drama.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:23:08 PM EDT
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In the future.  In the time to come.   After the now-time there will be a time that is not yet here.   In that time, after the now time, then it will be the now-time.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:23:09 PM EDT
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I like the old gods of Norse and Greek mythology, but I don't actually worship them.

They're like ancient comic book stories to me.
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Olympians (especially the Roman versions) would wipe the floor with all of the gods of the Aseir and/or Vanir.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:31:27 PM EDT
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Olympians (especially the Roman versions) would wipe the floor with all of the gods of the Aseir and/or Vanir.  
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I don't doubt that, but Lugh of the Shining Spear could hold his own with any of them.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:38:49 PM EDT
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They just had better publicists.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:44:23 PM EDT
[#26]
By Thor's Hammer why do you ask?


No I don't worship them but I do believe in Ragnarök.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:46:55 PM EDT
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No, but I follow Jack Donovan on Instagram, and he does. Its fascinating.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:48:31 PM EDT
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A Wolf of Vinland
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:50:09 PM EDT
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Well, he's Rock Hudson gay, not Liberace gay, for sure.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:51:04 PM EDT
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Well, he's Rock Hudson gay, not Liberace gay, for sure.
Indeed
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:52:22 PM EDT
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Is your religion organized?  What books or scriptures do you follow?  What traditions do you keep? Obviously you weren't raised in these traditions, how did you get into them?  Is this part of the new-aged movement?  I saw a video on this topic and I have so many questions, and so few answers.  

(I'm not judging...just curious)
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I'm an Atheist, but if I had to pick a god to follow I could do worse than Thor.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:53:30 PM EDT
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It wasn't a super organized religion... even when it was a religion...


Think more Greco-roman... less Jehoviah.

Edit to add... My paternal grandmother was  a Thurman (read: thor's man)
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 8:55:17 PM EDT
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And Aegir, Norse God of the Sea...and God of Beer.

In Norse mythology, Aegir is actually the God of the sea. It is believed that he has the control of the storms and turbulent seas. He is also known as the God of beer and brewing.  Aegir was crowned with seaweed and always surrounded by nixies and mermaids while in his hall. Aegir's wife was Ran or Rana and they lived under the sea by the island Hlesey. Ran and Aegir had nine daughters who were the waves.  Aegir brewed ale for the gods after Thor brought him a big enough kettle. Every winter the gods would drink beer at Aegir's home. He was, therefore, famed for his hospitality. Gold was put onto the floor of the hall to provide light, instead of having a fire. Gold is therefore called Aegir's fire. The cups in Aegir's hall were always full, magically refilling themselves. Aegir had two servants in his hall, Fimafeng and Eldir. Sailors feared Aegir, and thought he would sometimes surface to destroy ships. Early Saxons made human sacrifices to a god of the sea, possibly connected with Aegir.

Ancient Gods of Beer
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:02:24 PM EDT
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This.  I think Norse mythology is the coolest religion.  However, I don't believe it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:06:54 PM EDT
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I live on Wotan Rd.   it intersects Valhalla Drive.  All the neighborhood streets are Viking related too.  Norse, Viking, Valkyrie, Odin, etc. Local school mascot is the Vikings.

Of course they turned Dwayne Johnson into a Viking too.
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Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:08:56 PM EDT
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Tag to come back and answer later.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:09:12 PM EDT
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how does one worship a god with out a sacrifice ? 
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:10:03 PM EDT
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It wasn't a super organized religion... even when it was a religion...


Think more Greco-roman... less Jehoviah.

Edit to add... My paternal grandmother was  a Thurman (read: thor's man)
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Yes. No real central authority, no universal rites or anything. Some communities had festivals for some deity or other, but mostly a lot of local practices and small shrines.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:11:51 PM EDT
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You might try Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology:

https://www.amazon.com/Norse-Mythology-Neil-Gaiman/dp/039360909X?tag=vglnk-c102-20

Gaiman wrote American Gods, which has been made a mini series on one of the premium cable channels.
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This.  Decent job on the series, on Starz.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:20:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:21:08 PM EDT
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Yeah, it's quite amazing how much of our culture is based on these traditions.  Easter bunnies and eggs make no sense until you understand that they come from a Germanic goddess, that has nothing to do with Christianity.  The same for the other holidays, like Christmas.  

From these traditions we get the names of our weekdays.  It's quite amazing really.  Christianity just layered on top of these traditions.  ...they're still there.  Carl Jung had some interesting theories on the subject.
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Yeah, it's quite amazing how much of our culture is based on these traditions.  Easter bunnies and eggs make no sense until you understand that they come from a Germanic goddess, that has nothing to do with Christianity.  The same for the other holidays, like Christmas.  

From these traditions we get the names of our weekdays.  It's quite amazing really.  Christianity just layered on top of these traditions.  ...they're still there.  Carl Jung had some interesting theories on the subject.
This is shocking to many Christians who are not aware of the origin of these traditions.  Christianity, in order to convert many of the pagans of that time and that region, co-opted many of their traditions.  They then gave these traditions a Christian basis for their existence.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:22:19 PM EDT
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Ullr is important to skiers..

Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:49:00 PM EDT
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Not me but I have a friend and a relative who are Wiccan.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:51:19 PM EDT
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So, kinda like the rest of the religions? 
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 9:56:19 PM EDT
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No, but 40 years ago I had a Dog named Thor.
He was so smart, I'd give up just about everything to have another just like him.
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I live on Wotan Rd.   it intersects Valhalla Drive.  All the neighborhood streets are Viking related too.  Norse, Viking, Valkyrie, Odin, etc. Local school mascot is the Vikings.

Of course they turned Dwayne Johnson into a Viking too.
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That is wrong on so many levels 
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 10:18:45 PM EDT
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This is shocking to many Christians who are not aware of the origin of these traditions.  Christianity, in order to convert many of the pagans of that time and that region, co-opted many of their traditions.  They then gave these traditions a Christian basis for their existence.
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I can understand why some of the protestant faiths won't celebrate the holidays.  

They're probably right not to.  They're all European pagan in nature, and not middle-eastern semitic.  I guess they had to westernize Christianity to sell it to the europeans.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 10:21:55 PM EDT
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No, I don't.   Some epic tales and stories with them though that Hollywood will massacre-
Link Posted: 8/2/2017 1:07:54 AM EDT
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Do some research into how the Icelanders handled the intrusion of the Catholics.

Pragmatic.

The true Norse are resilient.
Link Posted: 8/2/2017 1:10:09 AM EDT
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I watched a couple seasons of vikings and liked it.. So kinda
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