Dedicated to a god?
Are you dedicated to a particular god?
1153 responses total.
- 640 (55%) Yes.
- 223 (19%) No, but I am considering it.
- 180 (15%) No, and I have no plans to do so.
- 110 (9%) I am undecided.
This poll ran from July 8, 1999 to July 26, 2004.
Derek Fitzpatrick - Sunday, July 11, 2004, 08:40:31 PDT
On a low point of my life i looked to the sky for answers. I saw a face staring back, old one eye. Some will say that it was a cloud and nothing more. Yet, from that time I have begun to understand myself and my enviroment. The Gods can't think for us to act or live, but they give us encouragement when needed most. So i look to odin, and try not to listen to loki.
Erick - Thursday, July 08, 2004, 22:25:03 PDT
I am not dedictated to a single God. I choose to follow Thor, Magni, Odin, Tyr, Modi, Vidar (the warriors) and Freya. And to all the xians who look at this - no one here is afraid of your hell, but if its so easy to get a front row seat maybe you could check it out for us. Also, I am new to this religion so any advice on how to honor these gods would be great, right now all I know how to do is pray. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Frey - Saturday, June 26, 2004, 05:50:04 PDT
Frey is the first god because everything that is or supports life has a right to grow to its limits and give its effects
Kristen - Monday, May 31, 2004, 07:55:20 PDT
It is very interesting to hear all these different opinions, however I have more of a question to ask rather than a comment to make. I lean towards certain Deities e.g. Hecate, Gaia, Freya and so on, but I was visited by Woden/Odin in a dream and told to claim my inheritance. He seems to be lingering in my life now and I have been drawn to the Runes, which previously did not interest me (I dabble with Tarot, etc). Now I close my eyes and ask questions and receive Runic symbols. I strongly believe that this is from Woden/Odin as it seems to have become stronger since He came to me in a dream. My point is, maybe we don't choose the Deities, maybe they choose us!
Derek - Thursday, May 20, 2004, 10:08:51 PDT
I believe that all gods and all faiths contain some wisdom, it is the chosen path, not the goal, of one's quest that causes spiritual growth. I have chosen a paht that reflects my heritage and instinctive feelings.
Daen Far - Monday, May 03, 2004, 12:20:35 PDT
Ivan Radanovich - Thursday, April 22, 2004, 11:34:38 PDT
Yes we croats worship our old gods like Perun (peroon),Volos,Majka Zemlja, Svarog, Baba Jaga e.t.c.
my people still do old traditions like vuzmenka, ivanjski kresovi...(it all has to do with fire cause slavs most sacred element was fire). Noone teaches us that Our people just do it for centuries its a big part of our culture.
eduardo krekokironjalawa - Thursday, April 22, 2004, 01:51:46 PDT
i am interested to talk about it
Arainrhod - Wednesday, April 21, 2004, 02:15:52 PDT
I only worship Nerthus, being the mother goddess and all!
Stefan - Saturday, April 17, 2004, 19:50:39 PDT
To Larry. Well said.
Paul Freese - Saturday, April 17, 2004, 15:10:39 PDT
PS... When i was little my Oma taught me a strange way of writing and the "secret" meaning of each letter... when I was older I realised it was the "verboten" Anglo/Frisian FUNTHARK... She also gave me a Thunar's hammer to protect me... I wear it to this day... She also taught me whom the days of the week are named... I always wondered why every 21st of December eve my father, brother and I would build a bonfire in the woods... One time I asked my father why my family only goes to church on Christmas and Easter. He said, "it's to keep the Kaiser from breathing down our necks." My father taught my brother and I several stars and constellations that he learned from Opa who learned them from his father... imagine the look on my face when it occured to me that these where all navigation stars commonly used by my Vikinger ancestors... Ummm... I wonder why I have always been in awe of strong and loud thunderstorms. Thank you old women of my tribe... for passing down those bits and peices so that now when I'm a man I think and wonder... "what does the God of semetic tribe wondering in the desert have to do with me?" Thank you Rabod and Widdukind for atleast trying to keep those various outlander tyrants away from us all... "lever dod als slaav!"
Paul Freese - Saturday, April 17, 2004, 14:21:50 PDT
I am of East Frisian desent... My Oma told me that all Frisians are decended from the Hero God Ingo.
Aslaug Söngkona - Sunday, April 11, 2004, 14:28:00 PDT
I admire and follow Odin the most. Since youth his figure fascinated me. Though being a pagan for long years, he is the first god whose presence touched me in such a way that belief stopped being a "game" (you know, the old rational self sneering at the emotional self) and became "earnest". I feel I have found a center that I lacked before. I also pay homage to the other Aesir/Vanir, but I´m afraid I tend to neglect them in favor of Odin. Principally, I also respect any other deity´s existence, for this is -to me- what polytheism is about. Thus, even the Christian God may have his place somewhere - he isn´t such a bad fellow as some of his would have have him ;-)
Blessings to all !
Larry - Sunday, April 11, 2004, 05:16:18 PDT
I don"t think "dedicated" is the right word for it. While it's true that people "belong" to one god or the other, dedication to one god means ignoring the presence and influence of all the rest of them. As followers of a polytheistic religion, we have to at least acknowledge the existence of ALL the gods and goddesses or our own system of beliefs is null and void. Each individual deity has an influence on us to a greater or lesser extent, and we must honor them for that if nothing else. To dedicate yourself to one, to me, seems like an exclusion of all others. I am one of Ullr's. I honor him myself at every sumble I attend by name. I feel justified in this because I am one of his, but that doesn't mean I don't pray to different gods or goddesses for different purposes. That's what they're there for. To handle that which is within their realm of influence. Following the tenets of one principally is fine, but excluding or ignoring the rest could possibly bring their anger. At the very least, they are likely to return your consideration of them when you do need their help.In that light, shouldn't the question be, "Are you aligned with one deity"?
FRED - Saturday, April 03, 2004, 10:00:31 PST
i am personally bound to tyr
sirlan - Sunday, March 28, 2004, 14:21:40 PST
I'm still undecided but leaning towards Odin.
Jordsvin - Sunday, March 28, 2004, 11:56:42 PST
Dedicated to Freyr, but am a definite polytheist. Can't remember if I took this poll before or not.
Runestone - Saturday, March 27, 2004, 11:08:41 PST
I have chosen Odin to guide me. Also Tyr is the one whom I hold in great esteem.
Claire Bellenis - Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 08:59:01 PST
Dedicated to Freyja and Heimdall
Alex the brand-new "convert" - Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 07:19:48 PST
I'm undecided. If I have to make the decision based on my goals I would choose Odin or Heimdall or even Hel. But if I have to make the decision based on whose god or goddess would help me in times of trial & confusion I would choose Frigga or Thor. Right now, I pray to the gods almost every night but I'm a little new in this & my prayers seem very christian-like because they're generally full of fear & desperation. I'm trying to get calmed though because I do consider the gods as my friends & I guess they won't punish me for being a little dumb-headed about their cult.
Waldwulfen - Tuesday, March 23, 2004, 14:56:26 PST
I am dedicated to Wodan. I was dedicated to Donar, but I have more in common with Wodan. I am constantly thirsty for knowledge, and that is the mark of a true Wodanist.
mirko - Thursday, March 18, 2004, 12:11:22 PST
hahaha,child of faith you ned to no thath religion belong to culture .ave you ever notice that most cultures ave diferent religions?and wo ar you to give such a limited expression to thi ultimed power of all things. did you know that hitler was in love your idear«in the name of love i will kill you all« in fact we dont fuck around christian site be kose we respects yous.and to tell you,my niece call me oncle,my friend call me crazy...,me mother call son ,pagan call me grey wolf n my girl friend call me pennut and you know wath ? it dosen make me angry and so is thi ultimate power that i call by so many names.read the bible again theirs a chapter on the subject of unconditional love . bless be
Hammer Skald - Thursday, March 18, 2004, 08:07:43 PST
Child of Faith,
You are attempting to judge others by your own definitions and by your own practices, a very one-sided and closed-minded approach to anything. All religions are valid including yours. It is only in your religion that you seek to judge others not of your faith whereas we do no such thing.
Also please realize that despite what your priests or ministers may have told you, the imagery of your god dying on a cross, pierced by a spear only to rise again some time later is no different than Odin who hung on a tree, was pierced by his own spear and continued to live after gaining wisdom. Or of any of the numerous agriculturally-based religions in which a god dies and is reborn right around your Easter -- the coming of Spring and the rebirth of the Earth, symbolized by a mother (your Mary) and the son (your Jesus).
Is it any wonder that your "son of god" is born at the time that the "sun, a god" is also "reborn"? I refer to, of course, of your Christmas and the winter solstice, the day after the solstice being when the days become longer.
Also is it any wonder that your god "rises" after death within weeks of the vernal equinox, or the beginning of spring? A time when the earth is reborn after "dying" during the winter?
Christianity is nothing more than a rehashing of old tales, my friend. This does not invalidate your religion, however. It puts into perspective that which you preach.
We thank you, I'm sure, for your well-wishing beliefs of trying to "save" us. But you've come on to our doorstep with your preachings. How would we be treated if we came to your church and preached the Nine Noble Virtues? Or of Odin or Thor? We would not be well-received. Of that I am certain.
On the other hand and by using your own rationale of being in the right, we could judge you according to our tenats. Especially those of the hypocrisy of your god and those who follow it or even the gross inconsistancies of your bible. Again, this does not invalidate your religion; rather, I state fact.
I chose this path not because Christians did me wrong but I chose it because it is mine to follow as much as yours is yours to follow. Your religion preaches that it is the only "true" religion, that all others are "false" or of the work of your devil. I'm glad you have enough faith in your religion to believe in all of that so much as to wish our spirits well.
Thank you and may Odin grant you the wisdom to see that other religions are just as valid as yours.
P.S. For this poll, I am Asatruar, a believer of all the Norse gods. My Kindred's patron is Þór.
child of faith - Monday, March 15, 2004, 21:32:45 PST
THINK ABOUT THIS; BEING A GOD IS A VERY POWERFUL STATEMENT. THE DICTIONARY STATES THAT A GOD IS A BEING OF MORE THAN HUMAN ATTRIBUTES AND POWER;THE SUPREME BEING, THE ETERNAL AND INFINITE SPIRIT, CREATOR AND SOVEREIGN OF THE UNIVERSE. IF YOUR GOD CAN ONLY HAVE ONE POWER LIKE MAKE IT RAIN, HOW DOES THAT MAKE HIM A GOD? WE ALL HAVE TALENTS AND GIFTS BUT THEY ARE DIFFERENT. THEY WORK GOOD BY THEMSELVES BUT EVEN BETTER TOGETHER. ITS LIKE A MOVIE, YOU NEED ACTORS, PRODUCERS, STAGE MANANGERS, PROP HANDELERS, MAKE UP AND HAIR ARTIST ECT... TO MAKE IT RIGHT. BUT UNLESS THEY WORK TOGETHER, THINGS DO NOT GO RIGHT. SO IT IS WITH HAVING MANY GODS. ONE GOD MAY WANT IT TO RAIN WHILE THE OTHER WANTS THE SUN TO SHINE. SO WE HAVE ARGUEMENTS LIKE WITH ZEUS AND THE GREEK GODS. WHY BELIEVE IN A GOD THAT IS JUST AS CONFUSED AS MAN. JESUS DID DIE FOR OUR SINS. WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES, JUST LOOK OVER HISTORY AND YOU WILL SEE HOW EVERYTHING MAN CREATES THE EARTH OR ELEMENTS DESTROY. BUT YOU CAN NOT DESTROY THE EARTH OR THE HEAVENS BECAUSE YOU NOR THE DEVIL MADE THEM, GOD DID. IT MAKES ME SAD THAT THE MISTAKES SO CALLED CHRISTIANS HAVE MADE HAVE TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE ONE TRUE LOVE. CHRIST IS WAITING FOR YOU TO SEE HIM FOR WHO HE REALLY IS. MY GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS AND I DO NOT NEED TEN GODS TO DO WHAT MY ONE GOD CAN DO. I PROMISE YOU THIS, (NOT BEING HATEFULL FOR YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WILL BELEIVE) BUT ONE DAY BILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL NOT BE HERE AND NO ONE WILL KNOW WHERE THEY HAVE GONE. THAT IS BECAUSE CHRIST IS COMING TO TAKE HOME THOSE WHO FORSOOK THIS LIFES LIES AND DECIETS TO BELEIVE WHAT COULD NOT BE SEEN. THAT IS THE BASIS OF TRUE CHRIST LIKE LIVING, FAITH WITHOUT FLESHLY DECIET. THE TIME IS COMING AND ALREADY IS HERE THAT THE SIGNS OF HIS COMING ARE EVIDENT. PLEASE, REEVALUATE THESE BELIEFS IN ALL THESE GODS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE. REMEMBER, THE DEVIL HIMSELF CAN APEAR AS AN ANGEL. BE SAFE, LIVE WELL,
james livingston - Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 15:35:46 PST
Lyinar - Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 07:25:56 PST
I'm more dedicated to Thor than to the other Gods and Goddesses, but I have strong ties to Odin, Skadi, and Freya, and I have strong respect for all of the Norse Gods and Goddesses.
Gunnar Torvaldsson - Sunday, March 07, 2004, 19:02:19 PST
The strengthening sun of winter transitioning to spring, with the snow melting off the roof and the fragrance of evergreens and thawing earth is an archetype in the soul of the Nordic man, evoking memories of our folk in ancient times forming a circles of community in the villages, singing and dancing to herald the arrival of spring. Only the Nordic soul can truly be exhilarated by the light, energy, and boundless optimism of Midsummer Night, especially when celebrated in the northern latitudes. Likewise, even the bleak, cold, dark nadir of Yule has a calm, resolute serenity, with the hope of brighter days to follow. True paganism is the natural expression of a folk's understanding of life, nature, and the universe, the affirmation of the wealth of its wisdom gained by generations of thought and experience.
Silvaerin'a - Wednesday, March 03, 2004, 17:49:16 PST
Though I consider myself dedicated to Tyr, I have strong ties to several others, among them, Fenrir, Loki (don't ask...), and Frey.
mirko constantineau - Monday, March 01, 2004, 11:36:18 PST
ase the great spirit of the native ,odin represent every aspects of live including male,femalle aspects.by the fact that he was learning seid by the vanirs,he discover his feminin aspect
nicholas - Thursday, February 26, 2004, 08:44:35 PST
Dedicated to odin and respect all norse gods and godesses
nicholas - Thursday, February 26, 2004, 08:44:33 PST
Dedicated to odin and respect all norse gods and godesses
Tanja von Hannover - Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 13:05:57 PST
I am Dedicated to Tyr. ^_^
ron peterson - Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 10:07:45 PST
have several that i have felt for most notably baldur then thor
Andy Lawton - Sunday, February 22, 2004, 09:21:02 PST
I am dedicated to Frey, god of peace, fertility and well being here on Midgarth.
Red_Sajen - Sunday, February 15, 2004, 10:06:48 PST
I am dedicated to the spirit of the all father. Although I serve many more.
Khris - Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 10:40:17 PST
I am dedicated to Woden.
Azariel - Sunday, January 18, 2004, 09:03:03 PST
To the Sons and Daughters of God I say be well and be blessed that your great works may prosper and fill the world with the light, love, and peace.
Paul Deacon - Sunday, January 18, 2004, 06:36:35 PST
I'm 100% atheist.
email@example.com - Sunday, January 11, 2004, 10:54:55 PST
l chose god of the Universe because is the bringer of All knowledge
Thomas Altamont - Friday, January 09, 2004, 10:26:37 PST
I chose Heimdall years ago because his role is synonymous with my family's historical motto: In order that you may live with vigilance (Ut vivas vigilias). It also seems fitting these days with our institutions under assault from all around. "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Patricia - Tuesday, January 06, 2004, 12:29:35 PST
I am dedicated to Tyr
Erich - Thursday, January 01, 2004, 08:58:32 PST
Kalithunder - Monday, December 22, 2003, 15:27:13 PST
I am very close to Thor, but have not yet decided to dedicate myself to him. I get the feeling from many (not all) people that are dedicatedt to a specific God/Goddess that they have taken on a monothiestic view of our pantheon. Sort of, yea the other Gods and Goddesses exist, but Freya can do everything that any of the others can do, so I just blot to her.
Thorrfin Skullsplitter - Monday, December 22, 2003, 13:28:30 PST
I am dedicated to Thor. I have been so for quite some time. I have heard his call when I began my third year at High School and have followed him Ever since. May Mjollnir protect the followers of the Aesir and Vanir, Alfs and Wights. May it protect them and their families.
Susie - Sunday, December 14, 2003, 04:28:22 PST
I am "oathed" to Asaþórr, but He is certainly NOT the only god I worship. I was struck by lightning at the age of seven... my "oath" was not made until the age of 33; more as a "thank you" for His notice of me... and for being my friend for so long... I, personally, would not have made an oath to any of the gods had not the circumstances been so ... ummm, obvious(?)... :)
Einhaus - Sunday, December 07, 2003, 05:35:10 PST
Yes, Seaxneat is the God of my people.
childoftheelm - Thursday, December 04, 2003, 03:34:39 PST
not myself, but my art, my sporting victories and my other personal achivements are all dedicated to certain gods, and the knowledge that ive done this helps me to push myself further than others might.
jeff king - Monday, December 01, 2003, 17:54:13 PST
i have dedicated my life to odin because it parallels his in so many ways. i too have physically died and come back to life, and gained much wisdom from the experience.i am also very similar to him in that i am a warrior and a great allie in battle, but just like odin i have my own treacherous side.if you cross me, you will make an enemy for life. i am a natural born leader as well.
Alan Baumann - Thursday, November 27, 2003, 21:02:24 PST
I am a Thorsman. I feel a closer kinship to Thor but I honor all the Aesir and Vanir.
Petr - Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 11:41:17 PST
I'm a humble servant of Thor. And I shall bear his standard until the end of times and claim all the victories in my life in his name.
Eaglebear - Monday, November 17, 2003, 21:53:14 PST
You may call me a little confused, but my lord and lady are from different pantheons. I honor Woden as my lord, and Lady Artio from the celtic path as my goddess.
william - Thursday, November 13, 2003, 20:17:14 PST
I figured its best to write about thor on his day. So, here it is. Thors servant.
veli - Monday, November 10, 2003, 12:11:06 PST
I agree with Padraic in that Gothi and Gydia have patrons, noone else. I would further assert that to name Loki as patron is ludicrous.....but I digress. As a solitary, I take on the role of Gothi, only presiding over myself and immediate family, but I honor all the Aesir and Vanir equally. That said, I consider myself Veli UllrsGodi. Hail the Regin, hail our proud folk!
Aydan - Thursday, November 06, 2003, 05:06:10 PST
Thor.... and Tiwaz, guardian of thr Irminsul/Rta
Wilhelm - Saturday, November 01, 2003, 21:42:48 PST
I was first drawn to Asatru because I wanted to learn more about Heimdall. Since then most of my spirituals practices have involved learning more about this enigmatic figure.
Mathew S. - Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 22:36:16 PST
After spending several years running around trying to avoid it (including running straight to atheism) I found myself being forced into facing the facts and starting back with the god who's been making himself present in my life for years (especially in the "You're mine, let's go" way). Given that this is Loki, my life is...interesting, to say the least. Wouldn't want it any other way.
a concerned heathen - Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 15:15:38 PDT
Edred Thorssen is a Setian!
Padraic I.M. MacUidhir - Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 15:13:48 PDT
It is historically and traditionally inaccurate for anyone but those of gothi or gythia profession to be dedicated specifically to the Regin as the lore has come to us.
Chad in NV - Sunday, October 19, 2003, 16:09:22 PDT
While I responded "yes" to the poll, my dedication isn't by oath. I am still free to blot or other wise call upon any others of the Regin as I wish, but Odin has made it clear that I am his in the end. I wear a Hammer somedays, a Valknut others, but I think there's a Valknut tattooed on my soul(-'
Kim - Friday, October 17, 2003, 13:23:32 PDT
I don't follow any set of gods, I'm interested in them all. I have worked with the Celtic Morrigan closely and with Odin most recently.
Orusta Redblade - Friday, October 17, 2003, 07:50:15 PDT
My patron Gods are Thor & Frigg
Swampy - Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 18:45:34 PDT
My patrons are Thor and Freya
Brynhild Dragonseer - Monday, October 13, 2003, 19:38:58 PDT
Loki appeared to me around thirteen or fourteen years ago. I was nine or ten years old. We had a conversation on a creek bank - but I can't remember what it was about other than it ran along the line (emotionally) of pondering on why I was picked on so much in grade school. He's been my patron since.
cheryl your niece - Monday, October 13, 2003, 09:32:51 PDT
WHY CANT YOU KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF!!
Thorvarr - Friday, October 03, 2003, 00:43:46 PDT
I dont have a religion but i find it funny how christianity annoys other relgions on how there is only ONE god and its theres.I dont know much about Asatru and im more then willing to learn,i already learn christianny in school but i think its kinda contradictory.And also, its sad that Nazi polluted this religion and culture,im very much interestded in norse mythology and such.Those bastards (nazi) stole symbols and gave them a very bad reputation!!! (Like Mjolnirr and the Suncross).Its sad.
"Kadli"n - Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 18:07:10 PDT
Its been roughly 2 years since My lord Odin contacted me,what followed was the hardest time I have ever experienced,the strength that I received got me through,I asked him for strength to come through and boy did he give it,something I never received in my christian beliefs.I have always found the bible to be very contradictory of itself,how come this christian god lays down laws to live by,telling the people that covertness,envy,jealousy etc. is a great sin,yet its okay for him to do it.Did not one of the commandments say Thou shalt not covert etc.then it says that any form of worshipping of false idols is the ultimate sin, putting other gods before him! Then it states that the lord thy god is a jealous god and will not stand for this,---- PLEASE!!! EITHER JEALOUSY IS A SIN OR IT IS NOT,OR IS IT A CASE OF DO WHAT I SAY NOT WHAT I DO, so in that case its okay for him to do it but not us, WELL THATS THE EXACT ROLE MODEL EVERYONE WANTS TO WORSHIP, NOT!!!!!!!! at least we can say our gods do not pretend to be something they are not, eg. perfect.only to be proven otherwise,in their own words no less.
Devon - Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 17:15:49 PDT
Definitely Odin, or Woden, for several reasons. 1) I was born on his day, Wednesday. 2) I was born with CP and a deaf hear, and Odin is patron to "damaged" people. 3) My name and occupation means Poet, who are also under Odin's patronage. 4) I'm an empath and clairaudient (which is the cost of my Fate) and Odin speaks into my deaf ear. I consider myself an Odinist.
Morbid - Friday, September 19, 2003, 05:22:15 PDT
I was, or still am, a Satanist, but I have found Asatru and am very interested in this religion as it from our ancestors, whom I am also interested in. I will eventually convert to Asatru when I learn more about it.
medovar - Thursday, September 18, 2003, 02:49:05 PDT
Slava Perunu. Slavic gods are the real religion!
Paxson Lowenhart - Tuesday, September 09, 2003, 21:42:14 PDT
I share my path with Thor.
Paxson Lowenhart - Tuesday, September 09, 2003, 21:41:22 PDT
I share my path with Thor.
Paxson Lowenhart - Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 00:10:55 PDT
My favourite is Thor. I honor Sif as goddess.
Jennifer - Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 03:28:25 PDT
Two gods actually, I have always really like thor and Odin, and they have also taken intrest in me and they came to me in a dream together.
Robert Guenthner - Saturday, August 16, 2003, 09:23:41 PDT
I value all of the virtues of Gods.
Meklorka Odinskona Mannusdottir - Sunday, August 10, 2003, 23:37:40 PDT
Odin, in case you couldn't tell... hehehe. I also am drawn to eir, skadi, and loki a lot. I agree that it feels more that they chose me than i them, especially in Odin's case. When I was a lot younger, I would have dreams of being a wolf, and odin was always in them, and i would have dreams of eir too but those were a lot less frequent.
pamela paulsen shearheart - Friday, August 08, 2003, 20:23:29 PDT
dedicated to Freyja and Frigga, Odhinn and Thor all for different reasons
Doug Freyburger - Thursday, August 07, 2003, 14:41:27 PDT
In about 1987 Odin appeared in a dream and instructed me to follow. No detailed instructions, not even who he meant for me to follow. So I read about the ancients. Few of them followed a particular diety. Most just followed the Aesir as a whole. So that's what I did. If I got it wrong the Wanderer is welcome to tell me so. So could any of the other Aesir. It's been 15 years and I've gotten a couple of other instructions from a couple of other Aesir, but none has told me to follow them in particular.
thors warrior - Saturday, July 26, 2003, 10:12:55 PDT
I have been an individual worshiper of the old gods ever since i was in the army during the first gulf war. I am a devotee of Thor and hehas seen me through some very hard situations. If anyone is interested in getting a kindred or even a small group together,e mail me ar firstname.lastname@example.org I think that some spiritual comradship would do us all good. May the gods bless us all.
Rik Pfalzer - Monday, July 21, 2003, 10:02:43 PDT
I lived and worked with Wolves both in the wild and at refuges. My soul belong to them and through them to Odin. If you are interested in helping start an Asatru community. Get in touch: email@example.com
Ulfmar Single-eye - Friday, July 18, 2003, 16:00:18 PDT
Odin and Freyja are the deities I've been dedicated to for about 2 years. A wild ride, but one I haven't regretted yet.
Alrik Guthfrithsson - Thursday, July 10, 2003, 17:54:16 PDT
Could not believe someone knew what Meinehamarr is! firstname.lastname@example.org
jeff roberts - Monday, July 07, 2003, 14:53:49 PDT
Baldur is my prime god
irrelevant - Sunday, June 29, 2003, 10:11:44 PDT
Dedication is a strong word. I feel a specific kindred with one who's personality seems to pervade my life the most, whether by accident or design.
Bloodaxe - Sunday, June 22, 2003, 19:08:48 PDT
I am dedicated to Odin, but all the Gods and Goddesses are to be loved and respected.
Lokisdottir - Sunday, June 22, 2003, 01:10:54 PDT
I am dedicated to Loki. Nuff said. Fnord.
Fenrisget - Tuesday, June 17, 2003, 09:28:02 PDT
My Patrons are Loki,and Freyja.
jon - Monday, June 16, 2003, 18:52:50 PDT
why is freya given so little mention?anyone dedicated to her would ne hard pressed to find anything of substance
- Thursday, June 12, 2003, 09:50:03 PDT
Heilsa & thank you Krie, When provoked, the Asatru heart beats with Thors Thunder. May the whisperings of Wodens wisdom always be yours. Hail The Old Ones!! Yulfa Out >;~)
Krie - Thursday, June 12, 2003, 01:33:36 PDT
I don't feel dedicated to a particular god or goddess, but I do think Freyja kicks ass. And I have to give mad props (even though that phrase just makes me sound like some 13 year old, when I'll be 20 in August) to Yulfa on her response to the self-righteous Christian that feels it's their duty to impose their beliefs on other people. I hate people that think they can shove their religion down other people's throats and get away with it. That Christian messed with the wrong people by posting to this site! At least we have the ability to think for ourselves and not accept anything blindly, unlike those of monotheistic religions tend to be. Sorry to go off on a tangent, but it really angers me to see such closed-mindedness by someone who truly does need to get a life, as Yulfa also said.
Yulfa - Monday, June 09, 2003, 12:28:15 PDT
I have commented on this pole before and it's been a while since I've visited here. I see that christians have invaded this site. Now my tounge is sharp. I don't speak about all christians, but only the ones who don't have a life. They fill the empty void of their exsistance with nothing better to do than harrass. To them I say," Bugger off. " I also ask them to ponder this question.....If your God is all knowing, then why did he have to send his only son here to understand the people whom he created? And I will be so bold as to congratulate you in worshiping a God and puting a people before you (Hebrews) who told you it was the right thing to do......To the rest of the polite Christians I say....," May you know much honor and peace in your life, and we will live in mutual respect. My own parents are Christians." I did not pose the previous question for a public debate upon this site. And I don't like to be disrespectful. However the battle is always brought to us. And we are threw giving quarter. Those of you who are the lifeless and disrespecting Christians who invade this site will never honor your God by angering those whom you pretend to try and save. Get a reall job. Conversion isn't suited to you, you don't have a clue. If you wish debate, then contact me at email@example.com, but stay out of this site. ;-) To my fellow followers of the old way........WE HAVE SUFFERED MUCH AT THE HANDS OF POLITICS AND MIDDLE EASTERN PHYLOSOPHY. THE OLD ONES ARE WITH US AS WE ARE WITH THEM. OUR ARMER HAS BEEN TEMPERED WITHIN THE FORGE OF CENTURIES OF OUR ANCESTERS PAIN. OUR LESSONS HAVE BEEN WELL LEARNED. AS WODEN HUNG FROM THE GREAT TREE IN SACRIFICE TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE, SO TOO HAS OUR JOURNEY IN TIME BROUGHT US GREAT KNOWLEDGE. WE HEAR THE LIES NO MORE!!!!!!!! HAIL WODEN! HAIL THE ANCIENTS! HAIL TO YOU ALL!!!! In Peace,or.....WAR... A Godia
X Pagan and happy I left - Sunday, June 08, 2003, 21:01:08 PDT
There is only one that saves. If you follow him you will know where you will end up. In Heaven with God eternal, Jesus Christ, don't snub it, I did, and thank goodness I found out the truth. Turn away from the lies of the veil. Let him Save you, this isn't a game, its your soul.
SEK - Friday, May 30, 2003, 21:52:43 PDT
I gotta go with Loki on this one, but I honor all the Asa and Vana, from Odhinn to Odur, Heimdall to Hoenir. But hey, I'm a leech and I wanna have favorites.
Seth - Thursday, May 22, 2003, 16:50:19 PDT
Currently, i am dedicated to Thor. I think this may change slightly. I feel a pull towards Tyr. I feel a strong pull towards Odin and Berchta. I have had dreams with the two of them, as well as Thor, Frey and Freya.
Reuter - Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 23:59:44 PDT
I feel the eternal power of all "pagan" Gods. I dond't think that I am dedicated to one God. But I feel warm when I know that Woden and Balder ar with me.
Hearthstone - Monday, May 12, 2003, 16:19:48 PDT
I don't have a specific patron, having been drawn to heathenry as a whole rather than by any individual deity, but I am particularly fond of Thor.
Alvheim - Tuesday, April 29, 2003, 13:53:17 PDT
DEWALD PRETORIUS. Monday, May 13, 2002, 19:21:41 IT IS REDICOULES THERE IS JUST ONE GOD THE REST IS MANITHESTATIONS OF THE DEVIL,EVERY ONE NOWS IT They called us uncivilized people, this sounds like something that was taken out from the dark ages.HM.. who ruled in the dark ages... was it the priests and the holy kings?.. Nooo. that cant be true. well it is. vikings never had a dark age, but the christians did.. and what the Niflheim! is DEWALD PRETORIUS talking about. can anyone tell me what odin and thor has to do with the devil, many asatru looks at satanic as something that originaded from jewish and mostly from chistian belifs, and has nothing to do with ours. the "Devil" is the chistians tool to succsess. it is a way to scare people to convert or to hold on to the christian belif, if there really were the one God than i guess he would be pritty pizt of at all of you christians.
Alvheim - Tuesday, April 29, 2003, 13:26:00 PDT
to Glen, Many X-istians has spitted and coursed the Asatru, among other things like technology and other religions. They tok the "Heathen" culture and belifes and burnt it, condemd it as satanic and evil way of living. Today we will not be layd under by you x-ians anymore. You have done to much destruction, and enough is enough. Today is an more civilized world were we can be accepted by other people, and we are not going to stand here and digg in to your bullshit. Before, we have been condemd to burn in hell. Well, today i curse all christians that are against asatru to burn i "Muspellheim", where they belong. Let me die like a true Einherjer, and let me come to Valhalla.....
the dane - Saturday, April 26, 2003, 02:14:32 PDT
I revere all the gods and godesses, of the ancient religion of my country. But i am very dedicated to Freja and Odin. To all the x-tians who have commented om this poll: What are you doing here, are you just here to provoke us? if you have nothing positive to say about our religion, thes don't say anything at all.
Ean - Thursday, April 17, 2003, 12:35:22 PDT
glenn - Thursday, April 17, 2003, 10:58:28 PDT
I have dedicated myself into the hands of the only God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The great I AM.
tempest - Tuesday, April 15, 2003, 07:47:15 PDT
im pledged to the silver lion Tanith but im interested in asatru cos i grew up in england. i also have strong celtic roots from france and ireland so im trying to bring them together and by the grace of the silver lion i soon will
Leinwej - Sunday, April 13, 2003, 15:04:56 PDT
Although I worship Athena (goddess of wisdom, the arts, and war, and the knowledge of when to use each one) at my altar, I also believe strongly in Pele, as I have been visited by Her in many dreams. I also revere Balder and Jesus, although Jesus was only transformed into a god by doing as Deity requested of him. His purpose was to get us to strive to be one with Deity, not to worship the messenger. The original teachings of Jesus are not that different from most pagan beliefs. It's the Church in its often infinite arrogance and stupidity that has soiled its own reputation, by changing and eliminating the teachings to suit the Roman Empire, which still exists in the form of the Church. I was raised Christian (Protestant, definitely not Catholic), but I consider myself Wiccan and universalist pagan first, Christian second. I don't feel those are inconsistent with each other. Just as Paul (but not Peter) and the early Christian movement felt that the message of Jesus was for everyone, but that everyone could keep their own customs (and their foreskins), so I also believe that I can be Christian and also be pagan. It's not inconsistent. It's all a message of oneness with the Universe and with Deity, whether it be the great and wise Odin or the fiery Pele, or the strong, gentle, yet vengeful Athena.
Aesculus - Friday, April 11, 2003, 07:59:25 PDT
DEO VITIRI MAXIMUS V S
Nattefrost - Wednesday, April 02, 2003, 01:02:02 PST
I am dedicated to Odin- I do not think it was my choice, det var hans.
Thorrfin Skullsplitter - Friday, March 14, 2003, 23:21:44 PST
I am Dedicated to the Thunder God, Thorr his wife Sif and their children. Nuff Said.
Heather - Friday, March 14, 2003, 12:59:42 PST
I am dedicated to my beliefs, Im Odinist and proud, so i am dedicated to many Gods and Goddesses, and I hold them sacred. So i have voted that i have no plans to do so
Lydia - Sunday, March 09, 2003, 22:01:59 PST
I am dedicated to the God of Heaven and Earth, the great I AM.
Cyndhir - Saturday, March 01, 2003, 17:31:17 PST
I do believe in a god, and a goddess. For those of you that don't, I pity you.
Wulfram Odhinnsgodhi - Friday, February 28, 2003, 13:43:41 PST
I believe my kenning says it all...Yet we must not forget that all of the gods are with us...Jotunsbane also holds a strong position throughout my life.
Lisa - Monday, February 17, 2003, 20:34:28 PST
I'm a strange case, since I've lived in and out of two very different cultures throughout my life. Having spent a decent portion of my life in Japan despite being a caucasoid American, I have a certain affinity for a handful of Japanese gods that I feel very close to. I hail and honor them in their turn because they have helped me before many times. It is a personal practice of mine to honor all gods. After all, who am I to pick which ones are deserving and which aren't? But as to the god of my heart, I was born on Woden's day, have always had a knack for poetry and the creative, but am drawn inextricably to the grim field of battle. To that end, I am contracted to join the Army. I may die in battle, but I am not afraid, for if I do, I hope to go bathed in the blood of my enemies and ride up to Valhalla on the wind. So if I dedicate to any god...it will likely be Odin.
Kelsey - Monday, February 17, 2003, 00:31:09 PST
I am dedicated to mother earth (Gaia, Anu, what ever you want to call her). I am studying wicca, the pagan ways, my scottish, celtic background. Many gods and goddesses are in my life, but the mother is the most important for us to survive.
kelsey - Monday, February 17, 2003, 00:28:27 PST
I am dedicated to mother earth (Gaia, Anu, what ever you want to call her).
firstname.lastname@example.org - Friday, February 14, 2003, 23:58:56 PST
I am pursuing Wicca but, being Germanic in origin, I feel a strong pull toward my ancestral beliefs as well. I wish to use runecasting in my divination; however, I believe that some Wicca use runes and runecasting without truly understanding their importance or history. I believe that the many Gods and Goddesses are all equally valid manifestations of the energy of the Universe, and as such have no problem following specifically Norse practices when using the runes. Thus I hope to continue on my Wiccan path while also honoring my ancestral heritage.
email@example.com - Thursday, February 06, 2003, 16:30:28 PST
I get a kick out of watching the more Norse-oriented take umbrage when I tell them that their "Tyr" is a truncated version of the Anglo-Saxon Tiw (Justice and the Everlasting Sky)--to whom I am closest, and who was likely the original All-Father of our folk. One cried!
Zyn - Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 22:27:20 PST
Odin. though all Asa i hold dear, and Vala as well, Odin i dedicate myself to. Any and all i do in glory is his.
Olaf Gunni - Thursday, January 23, 2003, 15:57:59 PST
I feel our alfather should be looked upon with higher esteem, and that none of OUR Gods and Goddesses should be overlooked or forgotten as there is a very definite reason for there to be God"s" and Goddesse"s"!!! If they had no real purpose in our belief, they ALL would not be there in the first place!!! They all have purpose and meaning, just as our Alfathers' gift to us of the RUNES!!! The RUNES constitute a "Family", all connected to one another, and I too believe the very same holds true of OUR Gods and Goddesses - they ARE also a family, as WE Asatruar should be in this realm to each other, and should be honored/respected/ and held in other highest esteem as no less than that of OUR Divine Family!!!
Volrath - Monday, January 20, 2003, 16:32:38 PST
I am not dedicated to any particular god, I feel they all have a significant role to play in our lives.
Vali the Vengful - Saturday, January 04, 2003, 17:41:48 PST
If it werent for Odhinn, I would never have faith- so Odhinn is certainly my patron god- But of coarse all deserve our attention and acceptace.
Inegenshi - Friday, January 03, 2003, 23:21:32 PST
Andy T. (Rabeklaue) - Saturday, December 14, 2002, 15:33:22 PST
Nice site! Odin most likely, But also have close ties with Frey,Freya, and Heimdall. Travel well warriors and may the gods hold you in a place of honor
Rob - Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 04:57:42 PST
I do like your site though. It is good to learn others beliefs and customs, that is why I'm here. People should be tolerant and not use religion to hurt others.
Rob - Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 04:56:50 PST
I do like your site though. It is good to learn others beliefs and customs, that is why I'm here. People should be tolerant and not use religion to hurt others.
Rob - Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 04:49:39 PST
I believe in God, and Christ is His only Son. I'm a Kristjan.
John G. Vestergaard - Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 03:28:20 PST
I belive in the Nordic GOD'S Odin and Thor.
Cecilia - Saturday, December 07, 2002, 13:32:26 PST
I am dedicated to Freyja and am close to Thor and Bragi.
Zen Wolfang - Sunday, December 01, 2002, 00:04:57 PST
The Hammer Wielder holds my dedication.
Tyrulf - Thursday, November 28, 2002, 21:17:16 PST
It's one hand for me, I find he fills that space in life dedicated to the Gods well. He also provides courage and challenges a plenty for me.
Warlock104 - Thursday, November 21, 2002, 17:44:01 PST
I have several gods that catch my intrest they are Thor,Loki and Odin.
James UK - Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 14:36:16 PST
Yeh. I'm with Thor, he's my friend, he helped me through a lot of difficult stuff after my family died in 9/11. I feel totally open with him, I can talk to him about anything and he always listens
Urban Jungle Boy - Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 14:28:06 PST
John - Friday, November 01, 2002, 06:03:38 PST
I feel that I am drawn more to Freya and Freyr. Although I also feel some affinity to Thor.
Yulfa , A Godia of Ky. - Wednesday, October 30, 2002, 14:03:05 PST
I love and respect all of our Gods, however my closest affinity is with Odin. Even as a child, when I heard the name Odin, ( which wasn't often ) I felt something stirr within me. Now that I've gained some insite into each Gods experiences of life, I understand why Odin touchs me more than the others. Beginning from a small child, I have experienced enough pain and sacrifice in my life to literaly write a book. But don't fear, ( Tee-Hee ) not at this moment. Wisdom brings more pain than joy I think. And defenatly humility along with responsibility. Only the honorable will enter valhala. Slante!
Jamie - Tuesday, October 22, 2002, 11:30:06 PDT
Thor has been my patron since I can remember.
fountain of thoughts - Sunday, October 20, 2002, 23:46:16 PDT
I was brought up as a christian, but i am currently seeking religion. but i want to know why most ppl here are so hostile and untrusting toward christians. I hold nothing against someone if they are of a different view (political, sexual, religion, or otherwise)
Cenwyn - Friday, October 04, 2002, 17:04:35 PDT
I believe that all the gods are really hypo-states of Woden All father and through our understanding of Woden we come to understand the many aspects of our own human soul.
Lou Levesque - Thursday, October 03, 2002, 19:32:07 PDT
From time to time I have favored a god or goddess, but at this time, I don't feel much connection with any one in particular, and give all their proper due and respect. Should I feel drawn to one or more, then I will honor them as I deem appropriate.
protothor2 - Sunday, September 22, 2002, 21:26:29 PDT
Thor, for sure
mikle - Sunday, September 22, 2002, 19:04:13 PDT
i also believe all this talk about evil is afensive for the consept of evil is that which is evil we should love all
mikle - Sunday, September 22, 2002, 18:57:26 PDT
dedicating yourself to a single god i believe throughs the univourse off ballince for the gods and the godesses are our kin and all darived from another god and godess back to the one.but i dedicate most of my work to woden and frigga.but my path is to love all the gods and godesses as my kin!
Jason - Thursday, September 19, 2002, 15:49:52 PDT
Why should anyone be dedicated to one god or goddess-isn't that what we're all against, monotheism?
Uknown Norseman - Thursday, September 19, 2002, 15:46:22 PDT
Is anyone dedicated to Buri or Bori, the first god?
Fæ®ðInÁnĐ - Saturday, September 14, 2002, 01:15:36 PDT
I am dedicated to the God Teiwas (that's Tyr for you norsies out there:P, i'm a Dutch asatruar). He's just brave and just and everything he's great!
Thor - Monday, September 09, 2002, 18:15:37 PDT
No, not yet. I am thinking either Thor or Odin. It depends on what the runes say.
Tyr Jarlsen - Friday, August 30, 2002, 10:58:43 PDT
As you could see my odinic name, I really like the name of Tyr! But I worship a lot Odhinn, Thor and Frigga as well! By the way, my hörg is dedicated to Odhinn!
The Kithless - Wednesday, August 28, 2002, 11:24:38 PDT
Since my days in the Army I have been devoted to Tyr. I honor him in all things I do. While all the gods are important to me, I identify most with Tyr.
Voluspa - Thursday, August 22, 2002, 16:59:59 PDT
Thor is the everyman's God, Odinn is historically for the noble classes. I like Thor, though he is often made fun of (e.g. Lokasenna) because he is loyal and brave. It IS pathetic that Christians think there's is the only way.
svartalfar - Monday, August 12, 2002, 00:20:07 PDT
I think, if I were to choose a god to tdedicate to, it would be Odinn. I respect his wisdom and strength.
Falcon - Sunday, August 11, 2002, 13:54:24 PDT
I am not sure if I should dedicate myself to a particular one. They all have their virtues to be called upon when a situation demands. On the flip side this seems a littly wishy-washy to me. By dedicating oneself to a paricular one seems like a more of concrete dedication to the faith.I asked Uller to show me a sign of weather Asatru is the right path for me. In my heart I knew but I wanted a concrete sign, and I believe I got it. I have affinity for Odhinn as a thirster for wisdom, yet Thor from the perspective that I am a gardener and do my work outdoors. I have only started to follow the way for a relatively short time. Only a few months now, but I am a devotee. I live in Germany now and through the language barrier I have little access to anyone of like mind and thought to give me advice or share opinions. I have only books and the internet to guide me. Can anyone give me advice? firstname.lastname@example.org
michael - Friday, August 09, 2002, 23:32:24 PDT
I do not have enough knowledge of the gods/godesses to have a favorite. Please send me a list.
Þes - Thursday, July 25, 2002, 09:50:19 PDT
One could say I am dedicated to Thor. I consider him to be my brother. I regularly ask for his help for protection against my evil Kristjan parents.
herman - Friday, July 19, 2002, 18:14:31 PDT
i mispelled web on my other comment, i don't want to sound like a slave, i mean kristjan.
email@example.com - Sunday, July 14, 2002, 22:58:56 PDT
I have always been tractor-beamed towards Tyr of bled for him and the arm carving of his Rune to prove it i have also been strangely attracted towards Bragi fromtime to time. if there is anyone person here that is devoted to Tyr and would like to speak about Asatruism would be great for ive got a clan of Asatrus but they are all devoted to either Thor or Uller
Michael - Sunday, July 14, 2002, 12:47:14 PDT
Yes I am dedicated to Thor,but I also am a loyal to the all Father Odin.
herman - Saturday, July 13, 2002, 19:54:49 PDT
all ase and wanes are entwined in an entricate wab of existance
Glapsvidir - Friday, July 05, 2002, 17:24:25 PDT
Thorgerd - Tuesday, July 02, 2002, 06:24:31 PDT
Just Thorgerd :o)
Arcadia - Saturday, June 29, 2002, 23:25:19 PDT
Loki is my patron. He revealed himself to me while I was having a slight crisis of existance. What a sense of humor, huh? :-)
Freyr Robertsson - Friday, June 21, 2002, 12:14:13 PDT
Depending on my mood, I prefer to have my choice of friends to call on.
Freyr Robertsson - Friday, June 21, 2002, 12:13:44 PDT
Depending on my mood, I prefer to have my choice of friends to call on.
Raven - Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 19:37:50
I generally try to get along with everyone, but you kno what? xians are so full of themselves that they are not worth talking to. The end of their evil ways and the culture it spawned is coming soon and they are afraid. I hope they are because then the heathen folk will be left to return to ALL of their folkways without interference. Good riddance to the xians. They are worthless.
Thorgrim - Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 19:16:06
Hail! I agree. The Xian dogs should stay out of our business. Does anyone ever wonder why, if they are so right about everything, why they keep visiting heathen sites? Maybe they are the ones who are confused about whether THEIR path is the right one ;-)
Wulfgaar - Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 19:05:45
Hail Odin the Allfather! I DO mind the presence of monotheists - particularly christians - and their foolish, hateful words. In general, I do not like the, nor do I trust them or any of their ilk. Let us face the facts: These followers of the dead god have ravaged our sacred Earth for more than two thousand years.During that time they have been responsible for destroying entire cultures and billions of lives. They 'tried' to wipe out pagan and heathen folk whenever possible and they 'tried' to destroy our sacred connection to the Aesir and the Vanir. Let us never again allow these...things to threaten our heathen ways and culture. Take heed of the words of the High One: Let a man never stir on his road a step without his weapons of war; For unsure is the knowing when the need shall arise of a spear on the way without. - Havamal 38 In this case let our 'weapons of war' also be sharp vigilance against those who would seek our demise once again. - Wulfgaar
Paul - Wednesday, May 15, 2002, 04:19:25
I wouldn't mind the xian zealots so much if they could just learn to spell correctly.
Robert - Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 21:11:26
As an Iron Worker I carry a Big Hammer all day at work, So Guess who I sit and Drink with when I get Home.
Val - Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 01:23:59
Not yet, I'm partial to Woden of course But I have a particular yen for Niord...don't know why.. Hey Dewald that's just your opinion NOT fact. Why be so hateful toward others?
DEWALD PRETORIUS. - Monday, May 13, 2002, 19:21:41
IT IS REDICOULES THERE IS JUST ONE GOD THE REST IS MANITHESTATIONS OF THE DEVIL,EVERY ONE NOWS IT
Paul - Monday, May 06, 2002, 04:19:22
Hey there Mike Cumbess... you spelled "Alpha" wrong, AND "Omega". You're kinda creeping me out with your zealousness. Anyhow... I haven't devoted myself to any one god or goddess, but I am looking at Baldr (or Baldur or Balder, whichever way you like it).
Mike Cumbess - Sunday, May 05, 2002, 15:38:10
There is only one ture GOD and he call`s him self Alfa and Amaga. The Lord Jesus. So therfor we must bow down to Him.Any one who reads this will be blessed by him. Thank you Jesus, my Lord Jesus I pray your blessing on them.
Whomever1@yahoo.com - Monday, April 22, 2002, 05:42:21
Necromunda led me here.
Oesterreicher - Sunday, March 31, 2002, 18:47:09
When I was a child, I had an invisable playmate. His name was "Hamma" and I had to hammer on the wall to get him to come out and talk tpo me. Guess who he was?
D. mccarthy - Thursday, March 28, 2002, 16:28:41
i ofcourse am partial to Odin, but also to Baldur and Freyja, however the gods are metaphores and have the quality of anatman from the indian tradition as so we all.
Jacob - Monday, March 18, 2002, 20:35:16
Somebody tell Allen Myles that his distinct genious has led him to the wrong page(and patheon). I have not been chosen by a particular god yet and, as such, am studying the various gods and have found that why i share traits with Logi it does not feel right. In my search however, i am learning a great deal of the gods and have collected an extensive library. If anyone needs advice, has a question or would just like to chat... firstname.lastname@example.org (thats a zero)
Saderin - Saturday, March 16, 2002, 03:55:09
Iam very loyal to Odin and Freya like a knight would his King and Queen . I also like Thor and Tyr .
Michael - Friday, March 08, 2002, 20:47:29
Bragi. Not the most popular choice but it's mine.
Dan - Monday, February 25, 2002, 13:05:24
I have been a good friend of Thor for some time. I find him the best of gods because he grants me good health, luck, and also humour without asking for much in return. Thor also protects me from wights; I recently had an experience of what I thought was an attack by a ghost, but upon cluching my hammer amulet and speaking Thor's name the wight retreated (I was half-asleep at the time, but still...). I also find Thor a good drinking buddy.
Dáire - Friday, February 15, 2002, 08:33:43
I feel drawn towards Woden and Ing, I know that this might seem an uncommon combination... but somehow it feels right.
Magnus Ulfhedinn - Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 18:49:15
My patron is Tyr. I am his man heart, hand, and soul.
Francis - Wednesday, February 06, 2002, 03:28:27
v carole - Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 04:08:02
wodan brought me in,i wasnt sure at first exactly how he did it,,then i realised,from a very early age i have been fascinated by the Valkyrja,i drew them,wrote poetry about them,always felt very close to these fascinating beings,as i grew older it seemed a strange subject to be interested in,but still it continued,even to this day,it finally got the better of me so i consulted the runes,i asked why this fascination that is with me constantly,i feel i cannot reveal the rune that answered,but i can honestly say that the answer it gave,made my heart feel like it was about to burst through my chest.Ifrantically drew another rune (just to be sure)so to speak,the message was to look no more for answers,my life was predestined,that which is to be cannot be changed.Now i find that Frigga is approaching me.Help i`m bursting,i need to talk to someone.
Malachite - Sunday, January 27, 2002, 22:15:03
Out of the pantheon, I respect Heimdall, Freyja and Odin most of all...I think I would like to retire to Heimdall's range when I die.......
Steamy - Friday, January 25, 2002, 01:21:32
Odhinn is primary but Tyr a close second with me. I also am interested in Njord, Uller, and Skuld. Other true Asatruer can contact me at email@example.com. Also find out more about me on http://www.steamy1.com. In firth -- Steamy :)
wotjkindred - Saturday, January 19, 2002, 07:52:45
Freyja is mine.
Firestorm - Friday, January 18, 2002, 17:57:23
No, I am not attatchned to any specific god or goddess. There are some that I am partial to, but each one has different areas or specialty. None are better than the others, so why accidentally piss one off by playing favorites when they are all equaly important.
Alrik Guthfrithsson - Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 16:53:09
My feelings are that the stories told of the gods are intended to instill a sense of direction, in other words, they teach us how to live our lives with honor,integrity,and courage. Each of us will find that we relate more to one god or goddess. The choice as to which one we follow or if we choose to believe in the god as a 'higher power' or choose to believe in the stories as a guide to better ourselves and our families is a personal choice. fara Meth gothanum. meinehamarr@yahoo
Noron - Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 03:25:49
Baldur, I suppose because he's the most like me of all the gods personality wise and he's my kindred spirit. I've heard from different sources that Baldur was worshiped up North before the coming of the Aesir and even the Vanir? Someone please help me!
Robert - Monday, January 14, 2002, 05:02:26
i dont know what i am or any thing i am scottish but i follow a norsk god i need a little help please email me if you can help a fellow pagan firstname.lastname@example.org
Loki - Friday, January 11, 2002, 13:23:53
guess which god i chose?
marty in california - Sunday, December 30, 2001, 07:57:02
Thor, because I was born on his day.
Jon the Heathen - Saturday, December 29, 2001, 20:32:56
I follow none, but walk with Wotan; the Allfather. In this, I respect the pantheon whole as one would respect an ancestor, or a grandparent.Wotan (Odin) a gem so valuable, and complex that none should ever see the same facet twice, unless a facet he/she remains focused.Hail the Allfather.
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001, 17:33:24
Dedication shouldn't be rushed into. I figure he knows he snagged me, publically declaiming it isn't going to make a bit of difference.
randall, "grottekvarnen" - Monday, December 17, 2001, 05:36:46
id suppose thor, as the pinnacle of strength; and odin as the peak of wisdom, the 2 of which are the highest of goals the reach my potential of
Michele - Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 22:58:36
Sigrðrífa - Wednesday, December 05, 2001, 22:52:26
Yes to Sif especially, and to Skadi and Ullr. I also give homage to the Valkyrja.
AsaThor - Thursday, November 29, 2001, 23:25:42
Allen Myles - Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 16:51:30
i am dedicated to the one aND oNly true GOD THE ONE WHO WALKED AMONG US AS JESUS CHRIST AND DIED FOR OUR SINS SO THAT WE MAY BE FORGIVEN AND HAVE ETURNAL LIFE.
Northguardian - Sunday, November 18, 2001, 16:43:36
Odhinn and Dame Hulda... those are my primary Gods, although i do respect and rever all others
Lyfja - Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 12:28:10
I have never been a Christian, so I have none of the Christian hangups about prayers, and gods and sin and Heaven and Hell. Partially because of that, and partially because of where I am in my life right now, I am dedicated, or primarily focused on Hel right now. Her dichotomy is boundless, as is my own. Whether you choce to primarily focus on one or many, be honored to walk the Heathen path. In Frith,
William McNamara - Thursday, November 08, 2001, 09:14:28
Dedicated with all of my heart to Thunor
Tony - Thursday, November 01, 2001, 18:04:34
My patron God is Ullr for skill and excellence, but pay homage and respect to all those in the Norse Pantheon.
Swampwitch - Thursday, November 01, 2001, 03:33:11
I honor Thor who showed me the way and lady Freya as well but I honor all the gods
Lili - Monday, October 29, 2001, 15:50:37
I am from Brazil, and in this country is so difficult to find someone who worship the Norse Gods. Thor is my patron, and Odin, Freya, Holda and Epona(celtic godess) protect me either. I think that christianism is a great lie!
Roy Kosonen - Thursday, October 25, 2001, 23:27:21
I just posted that comment to Kara - I forgot to include my name.
Roy Kosonen - Thursday, October 25, 2001, 23:24:35
I just posted that comment to Kara - I forgot to include my name.
- Thursday, October 25, 2001, 23:22:57
To Kara: You say that you do not believe in "god". It is not necessary to literally believe in a separately-existing divine being or beings - one way to look at our Gods and Goddesses is as qualities or powers contained within us, as part of our deepest subconscious layers. Thus, Oðinn, for example, would be that part of you that includes instinct as well as rational intelligence, poetic inspiration, etc.
Axel Willekens Von Valfrücht - Friday, October 12, 2001, 18:28:18
Odin is my God. I am also dedicated to all other Godesses, Gods and all other well-meaning Wights of the Germanic Tradition (Freyja in particular at this moment)- but since Odin is the God of poetry, magic, wisdom and war (things I'm involved in, being member of an anti-army), and since I gave my blood to him just before a life-threatening medical operation which then went wonderfully well...yes, I'm dedicated to Odin. I wouldn't mind being invited to Freyja's Folkvang after death though.
Mindy Wolf - Friday, October 12, 2001, 03:45:59
I am mostly affiliated with the two great gods that sprung from the All, Shanti and Shiva. I speak mostly to the moon whom holds the face of the goddess and to my sister Artimis whom I love dearly. I am mostly interested in the orginal gods and some times refer to them in the new age names. Its very interesting to me how they can for the most part be traced down through the ages back into a hand full of names that are now refered to as MANY different gods/goddesses. But I work with them, not for them. I do do them favors at times in exchange for my bidding.
Antha Angelique - Saturday, October 06, 2001, 18:19:14
I'd have to say that i was choosen by Freya some years back, she holds a special place among the other gods. Yet they have all come to me in my times of need. I have to say that the Fenriz Wolf holds a facination with me, as well as i do with him. (The hunter and the hunted - Fenriz and Odin-) Odin and Thy are also extreamly dear, as is Skadi... and many more.
Bob Trapp - Thursday, September 27, 2001, 03:20:55
It is more correct to say that I associate with one more than the others. Vidar Leathershod and I have always been associated. I still deal with the others as the situation warrants. I try not to ask them for more than guidance so that I can better look after my homeland.
KatRose - Monday, September 24, 2001, 00:46:56
I decided long ago that I couldn't dedicate myself to a certain god. What if that god and I didn't get along nor work well. Thus, as of now, I have been just asking in general for help and whomever decides to join me is welcome. Strangely enough a very playfull presence has become an expected occurance. I have tricks played about the house every now and then and any flame within my circle burns brighter and higher then normal. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this. (KatRose13@hotmail.com)
Adriana Orozco - Thursday, September 20, 2001, 15:21:32
iris - Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 19:04:55
i change my affiliation to frigga, because of her help with my birth and my infant son!!!!!!!!!
Mardoll - Friday, September 07, 2001, 04:50:48
I m from Brazil, my family is from Austria and Italy, and the Goddes of our family is Mardoll and the God Ing. My name is Wagner.
Grimsteinr - Saturday, September 01, 2001, 12:35:54
Actually, I first chose Thor, as a working man. I serve Odin, as Gothi to my Kindred, and a runester. I serve Aegir, as a brewer, to my Kindred. I have 3 Patrons.........JG
kara - Friday, August 31, 2001, 06:22:31
i do not beleive in god and there is this urgency inside me that feel i need to tell every one not to. beleive in urself and if you are goin to beleive in something is should be the earth or somepart of the earth,since earth is what makes us
John Post, Himminbjorg Publishing - Wednesday, August 15, 2001, 01:34:21
Heimdall is my patron, teacher, and guardian, and I share a devotion to Freyja as well. My wife is a Freyja!
email@example.com - Wednesday, August 08, 2001, 21:04:40
ziu/tyr is the high god of my alemannic ancestors. i´m proud to follow his ways.
Carlos - Wednesday, August 01, 2001, 21:00:37
Tyr is my God to follow. No one except Wodan has such high honor or is ready to perform sacrifice for a good cause.
Dragyn - Friday, July 27, 2001, 01:48:06
I follow the ways of Odin he is my guide and teacher.
Kor - Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 21:43:04
I lean towards Odhin and Loki. Odhin for a variety of personal reasons. And I think Loki gets more of bad rap than he deserves. But all of the Aesir and Vanir deserve respect.
Pèmé - Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 00:21:11
I am a Wiccan
Tyrna Vikarmann - Monday, July 16, 2001, 04:28:07
I am closest to Odin and Freya as well as Tyr,my namesake.I am still just an apprentice,but honestly feel,one could never stop learning.I had searched all my life for what I have finally found with the Gods & Godesses,Vertu Sael
Bjarki Valgardson - Friday, July 13, 2001, 16:58:50
Oðinn came to me in a dream at thirteen years of age. I feel that is where I belong, but in my work life, Thunnor is my man (I am a tradesman)
firstname.lastname@example.org - Thursday, July 12, 2001, 23:08:45
Im a swede, and I just got in to what my ansasters believed in and Ive had come to the conclusion that this is something that i really can relate to. For centuries my relatives had been in the mist...
Chris - Thursday, July 12, 2001, 05:55:01
Having been a warrior US MARINe and US ARMY, TYR brought me to Asatru but I worship him and Zisa , but all of the Gods I do worship and respect .
Logan - Saturday, July 07, 2001, 00:18:37
Two to be accurate. The Goddess and the God
- Saturday, June 30, 2001, 00:59:58
i worship loki forevermore
David Skea - Wednesday, June 27, 2001, 12:03:45
My soul belongs primarily to the Allfather because I believe in Knowledge and creativity are the cornerstones of civilization, But also I side towards Vidar because he represents new hope which humanity is severely in need of.
David Skea - Wednesday, June 27, 2001, 12:00:48
My soul belongs primarily to the Allfather because I believe in Knowledge and creativity are the cornerstones of civilization, But also I side towards Vidar because he represents new hope which humanity is severely in need of.
Kevin - Wednesday, June 27, 2001, 00:57:52
I am closest to Ullr the hunter but also hold the other gods and godess in high regards, especially Hiemdall, Saga and Freya.
madeleine - Tuesday, June 26, 2001, 06:28:19
I'm dedicated primarily to Tyr. He was the one who lead me to Asatru. I also have particular affinities for Skaldi and Hel. I believe that at different times in one's life, different Gods may come to the forefront in influence. For a period of several years (about ten years ago), Odin moved to the forefront, becoming a very strong influence in my life.
Wodalf - Sunday, June 24, 2001, 19:16:38
Heimdall is my personal friend as are Thor and Freyr. To pledge myself to the exclusion of others seems silly in the light of my dedication to Asatru as a polytheistic relegion.
Victor Ross - Thursday, June 14, 2001, 17:01:19
I worship Wotan, but call on the other Gods on their appropriate days. I am a member of the River Wolf Kindred in coastal Georgia. It is not easy being a polytheistic heathen in the bible belt.
E THORSTEEN - Thursday, June 14, 2001, 04:45:02
i, have several god that i pray to, freya, thor & balder,,there the gods i pray to.
v carole - Thursday, June 07, 2001, 19:06:52
since reading about norse religion and background information on various norse deities, the allfather, the supreme god wodan,, has the strongest magnetic pull,its undescribable,awesome and a wee bit frightening.
v carole - Thursday, June 07, 2001, 18:58:38
v carole - Thursday, June 07, 2001, 18:58:37
Ulfrikr inn Hrafn (Dirk Schmitt) - Friday, May 18, 2001, 02:51:36
Heil All! I am dedicated to Odin, Thor, Freyja, Forseti and Mani. I see no issue with dedication to multiple gods and goddesses as long as one it tru to them all. Wassail!
iris magnusdottir - Friday, April 13, 2001, 20:13:02
my father's circle was focused on thor; for me, i am a generalist, prefering to honor several goddesses and gods each in turn and as situations warrant.
AunMarie - Thursday, April 12, 2001, 00:49:31
I am dedicated to one god however that does not mean that I do not honor them all.
Mélisande Ragnarsdottir - Friday, April 06, 2001, 11:27:37
I am considering dedicating myself to the gods that usually speak to me more: Loki - who is very underestimated!!-Rig and Hel. The personality traits in them combined make for my own way of being.
wolfgang johansson - Monday, April 02, 2001, 01:20:57
I dont choose to follow one God.But often(depending on the situation)Odin chooses me.Alot of times,the Gods decide who I should follow then they let me know.Sometimes several of them.
John Mahler - Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 08:49:43
I am dedicated to Odin because after reading some literature about Asatru and studying "Leaves of Yggsdrasil", I had a lucid dream in which Odin called me. This dream was very real and powerful. I have not been the same since. No one should doubt either survival of human personality or the existence of the Gods.
Hélio - Friday, March 23, 2001, 17:47:57
When I say I have a patron deity that doesn't mean I neglect the others: I have Freyr as my closest friend among the Gods because he was the first one who came to me, he who called me, my guide, the one who, in the worst times of my first steps in to heathenry kept me in touch with the Germanic Old Ways never letting me go, my dearest and always present friend. But still I blót the other gods and goddesses as well, keep in touch with them, even if there are some whom I tend to call on more often: like with your friends in Midgard, to all you give attention, but spend more time with those closest to you. As for Jess, has it ever occurred to you that the justification of what you said is based on the Bible, and that that book is to us germanic pagans no source of authority, removing as such from your words any sense of absolute truth? Leave us with our gods as we leave you alone with your's!
sigfred - Wednesday, March 07, 2001, 06:38:44
to jess: who said we should worship the god who listens to prayers. what prayers? we have all been raised in that reliogion. well allmost all of us. and found it lacking. everyone on aplane that is crashing is praying not to die but people die in plane crashes all the time, the difference? our gods never claimed to answer all prayers and be all knowing and all powerful(presumbably choosing to cause that plane to crash).
Ryan Fairhair - Tuesday, March 06, 2001, 06:43:53
I'm dedicated to Odin, but I do feel drawn to Thor and Freya sometimes. I try to give the gods equal respect, but the gods don't expect me to serve them, they are glad I with my reverence for them, but the expect that I be independant minded and civil too. It's hard sometimes to say that i respect all the gods equally because I admire Odin the most.
ThorinSkald - Thursday, February 22, 2001, 06:10:41
Hail to all! My primary god is Thor. I do say a daily prayer to Odin, Frey and all the other gods and goddess as well, but it was the god of the storm that helped me to find my heritage. First as a storyteller, then as a believer and converter from Christanity. It was har to convert, but it can be done--I am living proof! To all of you that are on the brink of converting, I give you this advise--What do you FEEL is right. Don't do it for anyone else, and don't be afraid to convert because you think you may loose a friend. If they cannot still be a friend to one of the Norse Tradition, then they are not a true friend.
MightyApollo - Wednesday, February 21, 2001, 04:46:55
well, perhaps Apollo.. but I'm a very bad shot.. In fact, my arrows would probably hit me instead of a big snake.
Goði Nik Smiðr Warrensson - Saturday, February 17, 2001, 20:08:31
I am dedicated to Oðin primarily, Frigga secondly and Thor thridly and thence to all the Gods. I take my relationship with Oðin very seriously.
Robert/Rfrano@gentel.net - Wednesday, February 14, 2001, 19:30:41
Phew!! That's the feeling I get, when I read the various comments placed here, even from the 'Christian' controller-types.(Pardon my spelling!); Anyway, That's a positive, relief-expressing "Phew" I referred to, which was most echoed by the comment, (P. Wilson), about not being on "One's Knees"; ...Of course, I always wondered about that whole "Jealous God" thing, because it would seem to me that "God(s)/(-dess(es)) would have to be pretty 'insecure' to suffer from 'Jealousy'. Even the 13th century Christian mystic & Poet, Dante conceieved of God as "unchanging"; (one would think of jealousy as a 'quailty' to be changed to something more appropriate in a human, much less Deity(ies)!). Presumably, from a (mere) grammatical standpoint, it would be incorrect to refer to a Deity as 'jealous', since that suggests something/some being 'higher'/'better equipped'/somehow more advanced/with a better caddilac/girlfriend/boyfriend... ...One can see where I am heading here...I use the materielistic 'caddilac' metaphore because this whole jealousy thing is so anthropamorphic, (putting human values/idiosyncracies/etc. on a non human situation/animal/other being, for the 'controllers' amongst us...). Additionally, I like the idea of a/the Deity(ies) who 'keep up with'/stay ahead of the situations/histories we humans make for ourselves/find ourselves in; How exactly would an 'old testament' Deity deal with Nuke-weapons/power, pollution, and of course, the population explosion/world-wide starvation issue(s), so (apparently) important-to-ignore-on-the-Vatican's Part. (That's just one example; I suppose I could also cite the situation in India this Valentines day, where 'conservative religionsts' are threatening to burn down businesses that engage in 'decadent western Valentines day card giving' situations, even as these same religionsts are SILENT about 'Bride-Burnings' and such...). Anyway, my 'Slave Masters are once again giving me the old "Ben-Hur" quote; ("You live to serve this ship; row well & live"); So, blessed be & may we all cross the Holy Bridge Bifrost, to Asgard via the Valkyries, to drink mead with the warriors, etc. RGF
R.G. Frano/Rfrano@gentel.net - Wednesday, February 14, 2001, 16:54:28
I am another 'refugee' from an increasingly sociopathic former religion, (R. Catholicisim), and in my haste to 'flee' the embarrassing obssession(s) my former religion has with every else's sex life/habits, (while ignoring their own 'institutionalized' issues/problems), I am embarking on a "Hmmm...let's see what this, (neopagan-Northern rite-solitary"), is all about". Odin, as chief deity, and 'Ursus Maritimus', ('Polar Bear'), as totemic-spiritual guide - animal, (including tattoos), are my current 'aqusition-endeavores', so to speak...
Tom Johnson - Sunday, December 24, 2000, 08:54:20
I feel called by Odhinn, Thor, Heimdall, and Tyr, but I need to learn more. As for those who flame this site, they should ask themselves what personal spirituality really is. Who can say that ancient European beliefs are something people have been "programmed" in to?
Mattias - Sunday, December 17, 2000, 19:05:55
Tor and siv are the gods i am dedicated to.Tor due to his power to protect the earth and siv because she is the goddes of harvest.
Kane MacTuathal - Friday, December 15, 2000, 05:26:10
I am actually dedicated to several
Rick - Monday, November 20, 2000, 05:13:51
I am amazed that so many people, 85% said Gallup poll, believes in a personal God. Why?? Do you guys do not have something better to do with your brain than what somebody else programmed you to think? Damn! read something else than about your cult, try compare your cult with other cults and see why all those cults are there. May be there are some simpler reasons else behind that a God.
Manihrafn - Sunday, November 19, 2000, 18:21:45
I cannot personally belong to just one God's or Goddess's Hall or Hearth, for I am not like just one. Polytheisim is about having many Gods/Goddess to find and offer directions to our lives. It promotes indiviualism in our selves as it is with the Gods/Goddess, the Aesir and Vanir, the Giants, the Dwarfs and Elfs. Without considering them all as potential allies in our lives one will limit their prospective paths and possible potential. Of course there is something to be said for choosing one God/Goddess in their life. It definately gives one a decidedly straight life path toward their goals, and makes it easy to understand such persons. So be well and live your life as well as you can.
Warren - Tuesday, September 05, 2000, 04:43:39
I can't see one god that has blessed me exclusively. Odin granted me wisdom and that need to wander, Heimdall or tyr seemed to create my personality (guardian\defender), thor granted me some brute strengt... to me, I can't dedicate myself to one god because they have all done so much for me. Well, 'cept freya... :)
Hélio - Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 02:17:14
For some years now that Freyr as made his presence felt and I´m begining to see that he might been present for much more. I'm not yet devoted to him, altough I'm considering to, but I also feel a strong call from Druidry. It´s not dificult to keep in both at the same time: first their both Nature religions and second Heanthenry does not have a fixed festival calendar, giving me the freedom to blot Freyr whenever I or He wants. I also like the rest of his family, Tyr, and also Thor. For contact: email@example.com
the elder - Sunday, July 23, 2000, 12:34:22
if there anyone who really loves ODHIN and FRIGGA, i want u to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org i 'll talk with u
Mick - Thursday, July 13, 2000, 13:06:30
I am sworn to Tyr, (he chose me and makes his presence known at his whim not mine), but I acknowledge and give honor to all the Aesir and Vanir in my Blots and Sumbels.
Rik Pfaelzer - Thursday, June 15, 2000, 20:50:39
If you have time. Go to the Wolf Song of Alaska website and check out "The Old Stories" in the "Wolves and Humans" section. Let me know what you think. Rik email@example.com
Paul Wilson - Saturday, June 10, 2000, 16:47:48
The Gods of my ancestors called to me several years ago, since then I have tried my best to live up to their expectations. To be honest with you as well as myself, I have to admit that it's much nicer to be prefered on my feet at their side as opposed to on my knees at their feet. (no deliberate slam there...Is there?)
Jess - Saturday, May 27, 2000, 05:47:12
Your all confused, there is only one God. That is the living God who listens and answers your prayers. The God who came down to earth and died for YOU! If you give him a chance he will reveal himself to you like he did for me!
Lyulf - Monday, March 20, 2000, 11:32:27
Though I'd call it more of a mentoring process.... and it's not just one , but more like three. Thor, Loki and Frigga (yes, odd, but that what I got)
Odhinn, Hela and Frigga - Thursday, March 16, 2000, 07:14:28
I am primarily dedicated to Odinn in the sense that I had a valknut tatooed on my arm...I chose to give myself to the One-Eyed God because I wish to help him fight the Fenris Wolf one day. Whether that means for a certainty as to whether I die in battle in this lifetime, I have no idea...but there it is. Yet, I also find myself heavily working with Hela and Frigga. In some myths, Hela is represented as his wife in her Holda aspect. Also, Frigga must absolutely be more understood as one of the great and terribly underestimated military deities there is...as far as I can tell, she is the only deity known who has defeated the One-Eyed God--- not once, but twice! She foiled him by making sure the Lombards got victory, and she foiled him again in the story of the Grimnismal. Truly, Frigga is terribly underestimated. She's not just domestic housekeeping, people... far from it... Jorunn Niflungr.
BLUE PHEONIX - Thursday, March 02, 2000, 14:57:44
I HAVE PERSONALY FOUND THAT CHOSING A GOD AMONG MANY WEAKENS THE INFUENCE OF THE ALL.
Rob R - Saturday, February 26, 2000, 20:17:29
There are certain ones I hold more dear, but I believe as a whole we must call all god/esses our friends. Remember the stories of when MITHODHINN tried to institute different cults for individual god/esses. I leave you,dear reader, to look up that tale and find out for your own damn self.
Wulv hinn Dokkur - Sunday, February 06, 2000, 17:45:47
Heilsen, I am a Tyrsman though I still have close conections with many of the other High Folk Bless
Matthew - Sunday, December 05, 1999, 19:50:06
Hail Freedom! to each, their own!
Ivar Wiljonsen - Sunday, December 05, 1999, 09:48:17
Odhinn is definately my patron. I am always giving the Vallfather sacrifices in return for his strength and wisdom. I have been seeing a lot more of Odhinn's feminine side since I have fallen in love with someone recently. I'm aware that you can't always trust Odhinn to not break the oaths you make to him, but after all as Asatruars we stand as equals with our gods and we have to except that the gods have their faults to... Wassail!, - Ivar Wiljonsen
Eric the Read - Sunday, July 25, 1999, 05:29:43
Of course, just because *I* don't have plans to do so doesn't mean *they* don't have plans for me to do so.... :^)