Vincent Enlund's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Barri / Disting / Charming of the Plow

February (Horning) the New Moon or the 2nd

Barri / Disting / Charming of the Plow



Disting is sacred to the female ancestors, to Freya, to Frigga and to rebirth. The earth was traditionally prepared for planting at this time, and local assemblies, or "Things," met to discuss legal matters and to give the people a chance to get together and socialize.



Charming of the Plow is the date of an agricultural ritual performed in Northern Europe from ancient times. Grains and cakes… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on January 31, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Thorrablot (Thor's Feast)

January (Snowmoon - Æfter-Giuli - Thorri) 19th - 25th

Thorrablot (Thor's Feast)



This holiday began the Old Norse month of Þorri. Today this festival starts on the Friday of January between the 19th and 25th (the 13th week of winter in Iceland). Thorrablot (or Thor's Feast) is still observed in Iceland with parties and a mid-winter feast. It is, of course, sacred to Thor and the ancient Icelandic Winter spirit, Thorri. On this day a blot is dedicated to Thor; he who protects us from… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on January 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Day of Remembrance for Raud the Strong

January (Snoowmoon - Æfter-Giuli - Thorri) 9th

Day of Remembrance for Raud the Strong



Raud was a landowner in Norway who was put to death by (St.) Olaf Tryggvason for his loyalty to Asatru by having a snake forced down his throat. Rauds lands were then confiscated in the name of the king and his monks. Raise a horn in honor of Raud and all of his kinsmen who gave their lives, rather then submit to the forced love of a medieval Christian empire.



Olaf Tryggvason was King of… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on January 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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