Honor the spirit of home and land. Remind yourself to appreciate and respect what surrounds you; your walls, floor, mantle, trees, and animals. Take nothing for granted and build the most precious things of all – family homes and homesteads. Together, these foster bonds that build clans and tribes – the utmost successful societal forms of life.
For many of us, honor remains an unfamiliar concept. But what if our own family members were victims of heinous crimes? We may find ourselves wishing for the “old ways” of seeking vengeance to reclaim lost honor. In our modern world, the path to honor may be more complex than we expect.
Discover the unmatched bond of frith in our ancestors’ society – a connecting force that transcended borders, strengthened communities, and celebrated joy as a shared experience. Nothing was taken lightly, as an oath of frith was of the highest significance, ensuring “reciprocal inviolability” for all.
Drawing on Grønbech’s words, understanding ‘Frith, Honor, and Luck’ is vital for modern heathens. These are the cornerstones which build the heathen worldview, with all else being constructed thereafter. Fertility, taboos, and tribal loyalty all exist under this umbrella; find out more by exploring The Culture of the Teutons.
Trace your roots back to the primordial soup or a son of Woden? From recent science and ancient heathen writings, discover the many elements – from the fetch to the wode – that make up a human and understand how they weave in and out of the body-soul complex. Honor your ancestors and discover who you truly are.
Animism is the foundation of ancient paganism, believing that animals, plants, and inanimate objects possess a spiritual essence. Get to the source of your influences and understand the connection between the spiritual and physical world. Cultivate gratitude by making offerings to the natural world and uncover the implications of a worldview that does not separate the supernatural from the natural.