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The Old Gods Awaken

Posted in Deity with tags , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by The Starry Path

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That special feeling is starting to dawn on me yet again. It’s always the same this time of year, when mist is shrouding the fields, the leafs let go and the frost is glittering. Nature is preparing for the long winter and The Old Gods awaken. That’s what it feels like, suddenly there is a new awareness. I feel them rising from the ground, moving through forests, fields and towns. I feel their power, I feel them rejoicing.

Mostly I feel Oden, my father figure, my guide. Since I was a child I’ve always felt close to him, perhaps because I did learn about him as a child in an otherwise secular household. I sense him wander across the land, visiting his followers, partaking in their offerings. Perhaps he leaves them gifts of poetry, wanderlust, courage, inspiration or knowledge of the runes and other hidden things.

It’s not as though The Old Gods aren’t present during the summer months. I sense the sensuous Frej in the fields of flowers, Frigg in the maturing wheat and Thor in the thunderstorms. They are all everywhere, all the time. They truly belong to this land, tied (but not chained) to this place.

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PBP: Ehwaz Rune

Posted in Pagan Blog Project with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by The Starry Path

Ehwaz is a special rune to me, it´s the rune that I have dreamt of most often. In the dream that I remember best, this rune glowed in the palm of my hand (in the other palm glowed Mannaz) and warded off giants.

Ehwaz is called “The Horse Rune”, representing communication and movement in both the outer and inner world. It´s a good rune for shamanic travelling between the worlds. In that sense, it´s also closely linked with Odin and his horse Sleipnir, who carried fallen warriors to Valhall. Because of that, it is also associated with death. Other qualities are partnership, trust and loyalty.

Ehwaz implies controlled change and progress, speed and momentum, as well as male-female polarity and deep friendship. The horse is also connected with sexuality, sensuality and fertility, and therefore with Frey.

Sources:

http://www.multiart.nu/grimner/svenska/index.html

http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/ehwaz.shtml

http://www.hafapea.com/magickpages/runes/ehwaz.html