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Wæs þu hál

Welcome to my blog. If you couldn’t tell from the title, the purpose of this blog is to muse, ponder, and otherwise think and discuss Vantru, Vanic Heathenry, Vanic-flavored Northern Tradition Paganism and other traditions and practices involving the Vanir, as well as various issues, concepts, and correlations that are brought about by said traditions. Topics can and will range from ethics to traditional crafts and arts to linguistics to almost anything else, if it is relevant, all hued and flavored with my personal interpretation of what a Vanic lifeway means.

One particular range of topics that you will find here is a concept that a friend and I have extrapolated termed “Vanacelt.” The premise behind such is that, until the arrival of dominant Indo-European cultures, northern and western Europe was populated by much the same peoples, with exceptions. Remnants of said populations, such as the Basques and the Saami, still exist in the midst of the IE cultures. What the concept of Vanacelt entails is that, to a certain degree, the Vanir and a portion of the Celtic gods seem to be closely related, both in function and in personality. While some, especially anthropologists, would view the similarity as simply comparative deification (i.e., Thor is the same as Zeus is the same as Taranis is the same as Pekko), it is our feeling that the similarities are more properly explained as being the result of a great Family of Gods Whose worship covered the northern and northwestern portions of Europe before the pre-eminence of the more obviously Indo-European culti, probably during the period between the Agricultural Revolution and the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age. While there is the obvious term Vanir for the Germanic portions of the Family, there is no definitive term for those of the Celts, hence the appellation VanaCelt.

A short biography can be found here

On the top, you will also find links to Northern Tradition-based poetry I have written. Enjoy, but please respect copyright; all poems on here are to be assumed as under Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivatives licenses.

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