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Asyniur: Heathen Goddess Lore

Exploring the Spindle Side of Heathenry

Heathen Goddess Studies
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Select Members , Moderated
Much of Modern Heathenry is focused on the male Gods, such as Odin and Thor, and the warrior tradition, as presented in the Eddas and Sagas. This is the Spear Side of Heathenry.

To redress the balance, this community will be devoted to exploring the Spindle Side of Heathenry--the lore of the Asyniur, or Heathen Goddesses, and the role of women in Old Heathen Europe. Heathen Goddesses include Frigga, Freyja, Hella, Skadi, Gerd, Nerthus, Sif, Fulla, Gefjion, and others. We will also discuss folkloric manifestations of Heathen Goddesses such as Holda and Berchta.

The aim of this community is not to present a separatist religion a la Dianic Wicca, but to create a place parallel to mainstream Heathenry where Goddess lore can be explored. While UPG is welcome, it would be helpful if posters can somehow tie in their UPG to lore, myth, folklore, or historical references.

Germanic Heathenry, also known as Asatru, is open to all people, regardless of ancestry, race, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual preference, or other divisive criteria. No hatred or racism will be tolerated in this community. While debate is to be encouraged, rudeness is not. Flaming, trolling, and personal attacks will result in immediate banning from the community. Also I ask that you please refrain from gratuitous bashing of well known Heathen authors or personalities.

Due to the reality of trolling across LJ communities, membership is not open. Please email your moderator, hagazusa, to ask permission to join this community.

The community is open to both men and women who are interested in learning and sharing their knowledge of Heathen Goddess Lore and of women in Old Heathen Europe.

MOD NOTE: If you’re read this far, I know you’re at least interested enough to check out the profile. Please note that I am not accepting applications for LJs that are less than 6 months old, have very little traffic, or are Friends-only. This is for security reasons. You are free to re-apply when your obstacle is no longer valid. If you have applied and any of the restrictions above pertain to you, then you will be rejected for the mere reason that you didn’t bother to read the entire profile and would not be a good contributing member.