– This episode was recorded on December 20th, also known as “Mothernight” in Norse Pagan tradition, the first night of Yule
– Where do modern Christmas traditions come from? In this Yuletide episode, special guest, Minister Sal, ordained Goði and Asatru chieftain, explains the ancient beliefs and practices of the Norse Pagan
– “Wyrd” but true! Norse Pagan origins of Christmas, Santa Claus, Santa’s reindeer, Jack Frost, Christmas trees, mistletoe, the 12 Days of Christmas, Star of Bethlehem, New Year’s resolutions, and more!
– The gods explained: Odin, Thor, Loki, Hel, Freyr, Baldur and more!
– To learn more about the Asatru community, visit www.theasatrucommunity.org
– To learn more about the Wolves of the North, Minister Sal’s Kindred, visit https://www.facebook.com/WoftN/
– Suggested reading:
Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism https://tinyurl.com/vybgsyu
The Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson https://tinyurl.com/u57rp8g
The Elder Edda: A Book of Viking Lore https://tinyurl.com/tsfwuyf
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology https://tinyurl.com/tbgdva8
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman https://tinyurl.com/rfxgerj
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