Yesterday I went to a gathering of pagan minded individuals. The group I am with did a ritual open to the public, our first one of this kind. The rain made us think on our feet but we found a covered area and did the ritual as best we could. The ritual was about the goddess awakening and her lover, the god returning to her.
My question is reguarding the ritual I attended after ours. A group of Druids held a ritual and you were asked to offer an offering to your patrons, gods, goddesses, kindred or ancestors. I made an offering of corn bread to Odin, Thor and Baldur. The reason why is that I feel there is a counterpart to the triple goddess. She has three phases, Maiden Mother and Crone. I have tried to find information on a triple God, but can find nothing. So I came up with the trinity above. The All-Father, one who has sacraficed himself for his knowledge and power. Thor, the protector of the Aesir, the one who stands against the chaos that seeks to end the worlds. Finally there is Baldur, at first I was reluctant to add him, but somehow I was called to him.
Looking at Baldur I thought he was too soft handed, too common. But as I looked into history and wha Baldur stood for, the light, that which is needed by all to live. He was the one who seemed to care for the home and hearth, phsycially. His purpose is to make sure there is something to return to, to protect it and guide it.
I find this male trinity to be something that fits for me. The wise one, the warrior and the providor. I just wonder if any other men out there have been drawn to this and what the women think of a male trinity.
Havareth I couldnt find the info but what you stated about odin, thor, and baulder I think may be right...I remember reading it somewhere but I just cant remember where. I do know the female triple goddess though if you do have questions on that.
That sounds interesting, could you eplain the reasoning for me? Also, what Goddesses do you feel fits the three phases?
What book is it you are reading, I might be interested in picking it up.
from the union of the proto_god Borr and the etin wife Bestla, the divine triad Odhinn-Vili-Ve was born..also named Odhinn,Hoener and Lodhur.Voluspa stanzas 17-18 in the Poetic Edda. There are many accounts through the Eddas (Elder & Younger ) to colaborate this triad (tripartate). Odin had many names (more than a hundred)..Odhinn gave ond (spirit,the breath of life), Vili gave odhr (inspired mental activity), and Ve gave form, speech and senses....so essentially he and his "brothers" are one
If I were to "look" to a triple form goddess, It would probably be Freyja in her many forms, although in my workings I acknowledge a certain god or goddess which rules the matter of subject or question...I often (more often than not) call on Urdhr, Verdhandi and Skuld as well.