heathen hammer

Jeg vet en ask,
heter Yggdrasil,
et høyt tre, øst
men hvit grus;

derfra kommer dugg
som i daler faller,
eviggrønn står den
over Urds brønn.

An ash I know,
Yggdrasil its name,
With water white
is the great tree wet;

Thence come the dews
that fall in the dales,
Green by Urth’s well
does it ever grow.

Heimdallr: Have you considered putting on a dress and going instead of Freyja?

Thor: (enraged) WHAT?? THAT’S A–

Loki: FANTASTIC IDEA I’ll go as your bridesmaid I have the perfect dress this is going to be hilarious great

pinkdolphin12  asked:

I see a lot of heathens (and non heathens) wearing Thor's hammer around their neck. Does that represent anything in particular? Or is it more similar to a cross or star of David where it's kinda more a general symbol of the faith?

Chiefly, it’s a symbol of protection. Thor is the god who protects Midgard (Earth) and humanity, so wearing his weapon pays a kind of homage to that. It’s also a relatively well-known symbol of the religion as a whole–it’s a recognized emblem of belief by the US military, for example–so it is used by a lot of people to identify themselves as Heathen, as one might wear a cross. Up to this point at least, it has not been commonly appropriated by white supremacists in the way that some runes and other symbols (such as the valknut and sun wheel) have, so it’s a fairly safe identifier.

I can’t really speak to its use by non-Heathens, but I imagine that it’s often a case of people seeing the pendant and being told it’s a symbol of protection, then wearing it without knowledge of the religious context. There are other reasons a non-Heathen might wear one as well, such as an enthusiasm for Viking history, but I imagine that’s the most common explanation.

Thanks for asking, and let me know if you want to know more!

anonymous asked:

What sort of jewelry do druids wear to denote their religious beliefs or spiritual practice? Witches wear pentacles and heathens wear the hammer, for example.

Most often I see triskels or triple spirals, the Celtic tree of life, and especially the awen.  Because of the diversity of druids, however, you’ll see a diverse array of jewelry.  As far as I know there isn’t The Symbol of Druidry™ or anything like that, though I suppose the awen would be the likeliest candidate.

- mountain hound

Lammas Playlist


Admit it.

You skip Lughnasadah. And hey man I ain’t saying you don’t have good reasons. This holiday gets more skipped than Ostara. This unpronounceable second summer holiday has some hard themes to build a sabbat party around, and is a hard holiday for people new to the wheel to crack into. First, it’s about sacrifice, grain, and harvest. Lugh is about the labor of harvest. So here are some tracks to put on while you and your coven-mates rip off your shirts and get down to the communal labors of making bread, pouring beer, building a wicker man, and reenacting the labors of Lugh.

Also, I can’t know all music so reblog with suggestions please. 

Lughnasadh - Damh The Bard
Blue Oyster Cult: Harvest Moon 
Village People - Macho Man
Mulan - i’ll make a man out of you
TÝR - Hold The Heathen Hammer High 
ALESTORM - Drink 
TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight
Aloe Blacc- The Man
Overly Manly Man theme song by Ian Chapman
Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
Lords of Acid - Mister Machoman 
Blue Scholars - Still Got Love
Blue Scholars - Loyalty
PUSCIFER -  CUNTRY BONER
Cameron Ember - Fireworks 
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
Metallica- Harvester of Sorrow
The Mills Brothers - Bringing in the Sheaves
Steve Winwood // Traffic - John Barleycorn (Must Die)
Everything I Own - Bread
Spirits Of Fire Chant
Blue Oyster Cult: Burnin’ For You
Lughnasadh by Damh the Bard
Old Hornie by Inkubus Sukkubus 
Dolores Keane - The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Space Worms by future folk 
Wreck of a Modern Pagan by Murphey’s Midnight Rounders
Steven Universe - Be wherever you are 
Cryhavoc Cryscythe the original video
Inkubus sukkubus - Witches
Inkubus Sukkubus - Pagan Born
Wine And Beer by Erang Dungeon
Fire in Cairo-The Cure
Rocky Horror Picture Show - I Can Make You A Man
Spiral Dance- Faerie Tale
Skiltron- By Sword and Shield
Excelsis - Standing Stone
Serenity - Reduced to Nothingness
Folkodia thus a viking dies 
TURISAS - Battle Metal 2008 
Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man 
Zella Day - Sacrifice
 If You’ve Only Got a Moustache - A Million Ways To Die In The West 
Heather Alexander - Laddie Are Ya Workin’
Inkubus Sukkubus Corn King 
Cernunnos - Kate West
Lisa Thiel - Lammas Song
Fiddle And Jugby Strawfoot
Heartbeat of Harvest | CERNUNNOS RISING
Fun.: Some Nights
Deity by Wendy Rule
Green And Grey by Damh the Bard 
Blue Scholars - “Back Home" 
Thimble Island - Rasputina
Dancing In the Moonlight by King Harvest
Even Gods Do by Thea Gilmore
The Ripe & Bearded Barley by Coyote Run
Them’s Fightin’ Words by Coyote Run
Harvest Season - Heather Alexander
Kellianna - The Ancient Ones
Freysblót - Hymir’s Kettle
Blood And Bones by The Rowan Amber Mill
Scarborough Fayre - Mediaevil Baebes
Sting - Fields of gold
Big Country - Harvest Home 
The Woman In White:Act One:Lammastide 
Joe Jackson - Real Men