Explore the mysterious and tragic priesthood of Diana at Nemi, where a deadly fight for succession was waged between a runaway slave and the priest. Discover the strange rituals and beliefs that surrounded the sacred grove, from the Golden Bough to the love of Diana and Hippolytus. Uncover the secrets of this ancient and strange cult.
Eric Wodening’s “We Are Our Deeds – The Elder Heathenry – Its Ethic and Thew” provides a strong basis for beginning such a study. Using linguistics, the author examines English words and their origins in an effort to determine what the ancients really meant when they used terms like “good” and “evil”.
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.