Ancestors, Links

Hail Sister

A Syrian Pagan named Yana was dragged out in the street, raped and killed by Islamic Fundamentalists in Syria. Her own brother turned her in for being Pagan.

I don’t have words for the rage I feel inside or the sorrow.

In Yana’s Name

Fall of a Syrian Pagan

And Thorn Coyle’s essay:

Standing as Pagans, In Yana’s Name

Hail Yana, Daughter of the Gods and Goddesses
of your heart and home
May you be welcomed in the Halls of the Blessed Dead
May the ancestors welcome you.
May the Gods and Goddesses welcome you.
May the Spirits welcome you.
May you be honored.
May you be hailed.
For Yana, blessed woman of courage and faith.
May you be hailed.
Welcome to your new journey.
Welcome to your new home.
Blessed be your journey.

Aset, Auset, Isis, Oracles, Poems, Poetry,

Breathe Your Name

You are breathing. You are doing something divine. Air flows through you. Your Ka lives. Your limbs awaken and you move.

The power flows. The Ka flows. The divine essence in you moves.

And you live.

This is the power of the Ka and of the voice. This is the essence of your Name.

Your Name is etched in Ka-Fire. In the power of speech.

Now. Now.

Child, why do you not see? Child, why do you not know?

The Ka embrace is just this.

Every time you breathe, you are giving yourself a hug.

Your Name flows through you. The Divine Name We gave you. Our Names intertwined with yours.

The Parent of your Ka is the one who made the Name. Who made all Names.

The Creator creates. And We are emanations of Him. Or Her.

Ra is My Father’s Name. Nut is My Mother’s.

These Names I carry in My Ka. Just as you carry the Names of your mother and father. Just as you carry the Names of your Gods and Goddesses. You carry their Names too.

And you breathe. This divine act makes you live.

And you live.

Freyja, Names and Epithets

PBP2013: F is for Freyja’s Titles

Freyja’s Titles

Historical
Vanadis–Lady of the Vanir or Dis of the Vanir
Heidr–Bright One
Horn–Flax
Gefn–Giver
Syr–Sow
Mardoll–One Who Makes the Sea Swell
Most Glorious of the Asynjur
Most Glorious of the Goddesses
Highest in Rank Next to Frigga
Bride of the Vanir
Goddess of the Vanir
Wife of Od
Sister of Freyr
Daughter of Njord
Mother of Hnoss
Possessor of the Fallen Slain and of Sessrumnir
Of Brisingamen
Van-Deity
Van-Lady or Lady of the Vanir
Fair Tear Deity
Holy Being
Noble Lady
Priestess of the Vanir
Beautiful Sun

Modern
Lady
Queen of Folkvangr
Queen of Sessrumnir
Lady of the Brisingamen
Golden Lady
Lady of Wealth
Lady of Prosperity
Lady of Beauty
Lady of Magic
Witch Queen
Death Goddess
Battle-Maid
Lady of Desire
Sexual Goddess
Goddess of Sex
Goddess of the Disir
Lady of Battle
Strife-Stirer
Goddess of Sovereignty
Warrior Queen
Beautiful Lady
Goddess of Power
Goddess of War
Goddess of Unmarried Women
Goddess of Women
Cunning Lady
Mistress of Felines
Lady of Odin
Lady of Childbirth
Lady of Seidr
Lady of Ritual Sacrifice
Lady of Power
Lady of Magical Power
Goddess of Fertility
Lady of Fire
Fierce Goddess
Fierce as Fire
Frith-Weaver
Lady of Gold
Lady of Amber
Lady of Love
Lady of Tears of Gold
Lady of Tears of Amber
Lady of the Boar
Lady of the Falcon Cloak
Lady of Mysteries
Seidkona of the Gods and Goddesses
Lady of the Northern Lights

Sources
Sturluson, Snorri. Edda. Trans. Anthony Faulkes. London: Orion Books, 1995.

Sturluson, Snorri, Heimskringla. trans Lee M Hollander. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967.

Lafayllve, Patricia. Freyja, Lady Vanadis. Outskirts Press, 2006.

Krasskova, Galina. Exploring the Northern Tradition. New Page Books, 2005.

Frigga, Names and Epithets

PBP2013: F is for Frigga’s Titles

Frigga’s Titles

Historical
First of the Asynjur
First of the Goddesses
Mother of the Gods
Mother of Baldr
Wife of Odin
Mother-in-Law of Nanna
Queen of the Aesir and Asynjur
Queen of the Gods and Goddesses
Of Fulla and Falcon Form and Fensalir
Weaver of Clouds
Holy Being

Her Hypostasises or Handmaidens
Hlin–Protectress
Saga–Storyteller
Eir–Healer
Gefion–Giver
Sjofn–Attraction, Love
Lofn–Permission or Blessing of Forbidden Love
Var–One who hears Oaths or Ward
Vor–Awareness
Syn–Guardian of Doors
Snotra–Bride or Lady; Etiquette
Fulla–Keeper of the Secrets, Treasures and Footwear of Frigga
Gna–Frigga’s Messenger who rides on a horse Hoof-Flourisher (Hofvarpnir)

Modern
All-Mother
Divine Mother
Queen of Heaven
Ruler of Heaven
Marriage Goddess
Goddess of Fertility
Who shares Odin’s High Seat Hlidjskaf
Mother of Mothers
Lady of Frith
Frith-Weaver
Weeping Mother
Mourning Mother
Lady of Stars
Orion’s Goddess
Hearth Mother
Lady of the Hearth-Fire
Lady of the House
Lady of the Home
Lady of House-Wives
Lady of Midwives
Lady of Mothers
Lady of Women
Domestic Goddess
Goddess of Families
Goddess of Childbirth
Lady of the Distaff
Lady of the Spinning Wheel
Lady of the Spindle
Lady of the Falcon Cloak
Lady of the Threads of Fate
Lady of Crafts
Earth Goddess
Lady of the Marsh-Hall
Lady of the Sea-Bed
Queen of Fensalir
Queen of Asgard
Seeress
Witch Queen
Lady of Mysteries
Lady of Fate
Weather-Witch
Lady of Storms
Lady of the Wild Hunt
Silent Goddess
Goddess of Hearth-Magic
Goddess of Ancestors
Dis of the Aesir
Goddess of Kings
Cunning Lady
Beautiful Lady
All Mighty Queen

Sources

Sturluson, Snorri. Edda. Trans. Anthony Faulkes. London: Orion Books, 1995.

Sturluson, Snorri, Heimskringla. trans Lee M Hollander. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967.

Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. New York: Penguin Books, 1964.

Krasskova, Galina. Exploring the Northern Tradition. New Page Books, 2005.

http://www.hrafnar.org/articles/dpaxson/asynjur/frigg/