germanic reconstructionism

The Norse God Family Tree

Honestly it even confuses me. There are so many variations, and there’s conflict of opinion among scholars as to who everyone’s mother and father are, and where does Baldr’s line end because he’s dead, and all of that. I think it’s useless to post like, a picture because it’s so varied and up to interpretation. The world’s origin story is straightforward (Ymir makes up almost everything, basically), but then there’s conflict of opinion as to whether Freya and Frigg are the same goddess or not, so then that jumbles it up even more. But as long as it doesn’t affect your practice I guess it’s okay. But if you’re a reconstructionist/revivalist, oh honey. You have your work cut out for you.