Author Archives: LivingPaganism

Runes

I doubt I can ever write enough about the runes. One can carve them, one can sing them, one can write them, one can tattoo them, one can use them as a writing system, one can try and predict the … Continue reading

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[Music] Hagalaz Runedance – Wake Skadi

  Although this song came out in 2000 (which was effing 18 years ago…! I’m old.) i still love to listen to it, and I think it’s my favorite from the whole album. In case you don’t know Hagalaz Runedance … Continue reading

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The costumes and me

As most of you might already know, at least when you follow my Instagram, I like to dress up in the craziest ways. It officially started when I decided over 15 years ago it’d be awesome to go on medieval … Continue reading

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Beard and hair beads <3

These glorious beads just went into my shop today! In case you’re addicted to any viking related social media page like I am you’ve certainly come across these beautiful beads people use to adorn their beards and manes with. And … Continue reading

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Viking Anime <3

Remember when I asked you to show me some viking anime goodness? Well, one of my friends actually showed me this trailer for the anime “The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun” That title sounds somewhat egyptian, but … Continue reading

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[New] Huginn & Muninn earrings!

I just finished several pairs of these cute earrings! Huginn and Muninn are the two ravens of Odin. Huginn came from the old norse word “huga” – “to think”, the noun being “hugi” – “Thought, Sense”. Muninn belongs to the … Continue reading

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The Ulfberht Sword – Documentary

Late night documentary watching (and almond-eating 😀 )!   The history of the Ulfberht swords is quite interesting, it even got plagiarized with different variants of spelling the name “Ulfberht” which is embossed in the blade. Definitely recommend to watch … Continue reading

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I’m not dead! :D

Ah the new year has begun and I’m quite busy working, putting together one necklace after the other at the moment and getting way too less sleep 😀 But nevertheless I enjoy what I’m doing, especially because I re-discovered a … Continue reading

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Have a great one!

  I wish you all a merry christmas, a great yule celebration, an amazing solstice…  ! Be blessed!

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Am I a re-enactor?

I’d say no 😀 I do some crafting that has something to do with re-enactment and I definitely like the scientific aspects of my hobbies and my lifestyle so I do come in contact with experimental archaeology and such, but … Continue reading

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Gibbon vs. Tiger Cubs

  Well… what shall I say 😉 I guess something along the lines of “Do not humanize animals!” … but then again, we’re just monkeys in shoes ourselves 😛

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[Music] S.J. Tucker – Firebird’s Child

A little music recommendation :3 quite catchy! S.J. Tucker – Firebird’s Child Album: Blessings

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[Family Recipe] Potato Dumplings

My silesian great-grandmother brought this recipe with her to germany in the late 1800s, beginning 1900s, where we later called it “polish dumplings”. Depending on how many people you want to feed you’ll need to adjust the amounts of potatoes. … Continue reading

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[Documentary][GER]Jul und Asatru in Island

Have a merry yuletide, everyone!

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That one almost killed me xD

Found @Facebook.com/kaptorga

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Yule plans

Only 9 days left until yule!   Since I love to stick to family traditions (and expand them to a certain extent) I basically do the same every year. Eating good food, visiting family and friends, sharing gifts and enjoy … Continue reading

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[Music] Damh the Bard – Green and Grey

  I don’t know what it is about Damh the Bard that makes me listen to his music mostly in winter 😀 Definitely a recommendation! Currently listening to the album The Cauldron Born* 🙂    

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Shaping

The internet is filled with us people who have fallen victim to bullies either in their childhood, their teens or even as grown-ups. I’m no singular phenomenon although I felt like one back then. I am aware that probably zero … Continue reading

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And how about UFOs? Are they real?

Oh boy. Well since the 11th season of the x-Files is approaching soon (January 3rd!) I thought I could tackle this topic a bit. And of course there are UFOs, unidentified flying objects. They are real but not necessaly operated … Continue reading

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2017

In January 2017 I had no clue what this year would have in store for me. Now, at the beginning of December there are 2666 people following me on instagram, compared to 442 at the beginning of the year. More … Continue reading

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Oh gawd why! Please no!! xD

  Literally. I can’t 😀

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A Prayer of the pissed off witch

A Prayer of the modern pissed off witch Lord and Lady grant me the power of Fire to, burn the ass of the stupid individual. The power of Air, to help them fly off the top of a very tall … Continue reading

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Do you believe in ghosts?

First of all: I love science. I love it so much that I listen to astrophysic documentaries while trying to sleep. At the age of 12 I had read some books about surgery and bought several encyclopedias about medicine, astronomy, … Continue reading

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[Video] Muslim Vikings and Magic Letters – Runes

  I know I’m sharing a lot of videos but that’s what my blog is about. Sharing my findings with you guys and promoting a good mix of fun and learning 😉 Here we go with this interesting video I … Continue reading

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[Video] Top 5 Slavic Folklore Creatures

Since I’m part slavic, my great grandparents came from Silesia, I like to go astray from my path a bit and explore the slavic realms of mythology. I also started to learn a bit of russian, but please don’t make … Continue reading

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[Video] A crash course in norse mythology!

Hey, look what I dug up! I gotta check out their whole channel now because this video about the norse pantheon and how all is put together is promising!

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Are you against Christians?

Well that’s a question I got several times now. And no, I’m not. That’d be outrageously stupid to be against people just because of their religion, wouldn’t it? I am aware though that there are christians out there that would … Continue reading

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I don’t care who started it, I’m the one who’s gonna end it!

At least I try to be as often as possible. Talking ’bout bullying. I have looked into several versions of the abyss of the human mind, from different perspectives. I was the one to be bullied as a child for … Continue reading

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In Odin we trust :D

And sometimes I make my friends into memes, just for shits and giggles 😀 In case you want to visit my good friend Marcel you can do it on Facebook or Instagram. Love doing these little photo edits, it’s always fun … Continue reading

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The Rescue!

  Look at the epic the guys at Kaptorga are capable of producing! So much love and thought went into this, the villain even has filed teeth! (Hope he didn’t really do that xD ) Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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[Music] Frozen “Let it go” – Male voice cover

This guy’s cover is everything right now 😉 I have a big weak spot for fairy tales. Fall and winter war the perfect times to listen to some tapes or watch movie adaptions of your favorite stories 🙂

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PS:

The trade license is real since yesterday ❤ An entry at the Chamber of Trades will follow. This is going to be an epic journey and I’m happy to have you guys accompanying me! There’s still a lot to do, … Continue reading

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[Movies] The Secret of Kells

I recently re-discovered this trailer for the movie “Brendan and the Secret of Kells” and got a bit obsessed with it 😉 I probably need a copy of the Book of Kells, too!   For all who are not familiar … Continue reading

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Minecraft: Ardacraft

Minecraft – We all know it at least from youtube videos popping up once in a while with kids playing it but did you know there’s a whole bunch of people dedicating their time to create beautiful fantasy and medieval … Continue reading

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[Food] Lembas bread

  “Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, … Continue reading

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My path

As I stated in an earlier post about our archaeological replica collection my family and I went on lots of journeys where we learned a lot about other cultures, modern and ancient, and I grew up with pyramids, mummies, germanic, greek … Continue reading

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[Q&A] What kind of pagan are you?

I don’t know if that’s an actual definition 😉 but besides from having all the norse gods like Odin, Thor, Freya, Frey, Baldr, Loki and co. in my life (Asatru) I might also be some sort of herbal kitchen witch … Continue reading

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Foxy goodness

With more and more photos on the internet of beautiful women holding cute foxes I thought this little guy might be fit for a quick reality check 😉 Foxes are awesome little buggers but they’ll tear your home to shreds … Continue reading

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The Tale of Loki

  Look what I found! Youtuber Tarvaa the Bard told some stories of Loki I very much enjoyed listening to 🙂

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[Music] Vindsvept via Youtube

What a find! I’m always looking out for some beautiful, epic and enchanting background music – behold this one! The Youtuber named Vindsvept created these amazing pieces for us to enjoy. Definitely recommend that! And the best thing is, it’s under … Continue reading

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[Books] Viking Designs

Inspiration is key. And in my creative work I take inspiration from all sorts of places – Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google Image Search are the more modern attempts, but I also own loads of historic books. Here’re some of … Continue reading

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Twitter: @livingpaganism

Halloween is every day. At least for me 😀 #viking #zombie #randomwhateverness pic.twitter.com/LyWIsRvNvQ — Aleke Vilhelmsdottir (@LivingPaganism) November 13, 2017 I do have a Twitter acc and it’s time to use it more, I suppose 😀

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[Music] Omnia – Saltatio Vita

  You can like Omnia or not, fact is they know how to rock pagan folk! I met them once and they were pretty lovely people, despite having the drama going on with the organizer of germany’s biggest touring medieval … Continue reading

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[Documentary][ENG] Leave it to the beavers!

Beavers are fascinating animals, we got them on the european continent aswell as in the U.S.. Although their work maybe isn’t always that welcome, it’s still incredible what castles they are able to create.

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World of Warcraft – They’re finally doin’ it! (Musings of an Ex-GM xP)

  I’m a huge fan of World of Warcraft. Having started playing in late 2005 (12 effing years ago. omgs.) I strongly remember playing with my first warrior, kicking some robo-butts in on the fields of Westfall and stumbling right … Continue reading

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[Documentary][GER] – Der wilde Balkan (The wild Balkans)

I’m very much in love with these landscapes!

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[Books] My first book about witchcraft

To be honest with you, before I came to accept that I was just me and I didn’t need a label to find my place in this world I was a gothic chick (17-19), a sort-of-wiccan witch (16-21), a hippie … Continue reading

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Metal Clay, the newt, projects

I’m in love with metal clay. So much so, that I started working with it seriously. By now I made a variety of pendants and earrings and I’m currently waiting for my polishing agent and chemicals for patination and I’m … Continue reading

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Collection Off-Showing!

Ok guys, hands down, who doesn’t like to collect stuff? I mean we all did at least as kids. You don’t have to overact on collecting like I do, but collecting is fun! And I’m gonna share at least one … Continue reading

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