My Messenger Screen Name is:"Pagan Eric"
Egyptian God Thoth - Inspiration for Crowley's Thoth Tarot Deck
Wotan - Wodan to Saxons, Teutons (Germanic People)
Odin, Oden, Ohdinn, Othinn to Scandinavians, Norse, Vikings, (Northern Germanic People)
Thor (English) God of Thunder.
Thor (Old Norse: Þórr) is the red-haired and bearded God of Thunder in Germanic Paganism and its subset Norse Paganism; The God is also recorded in Old English as Þunor;
Old Saxon as Thunaer;
Old Dutch and Old High German as Donar;
All of which are names deriving from the Proto-Germanic: Þunraz.
* Sunday - Named after the Sun. (Sun's-day)
* Monday - Named after the Moon. (Moon's Day)
* Tuesday - For the God of Teutonic mythology, Tiw. (Tiw's - day)
* Wednesday - Named after the Teutonic god Wotan. (Wotan's - day)
* Thursday - Named after the Scandinavian God, Thor. (Thor's - day)
* Friday - After the Scandinavian goddess Frigg. (Frigg's - day)
* Saturday - After the planet Saturn. (Saturn's - day)
* January - Named after the Roman God - Janus, the God of the Doorway. Januaray is the Door to the year.
* February - Named after the Latin term 'Februum', which means Purification.
* March - Named for the Roman God of War - Mars.
* April - 'Aprilis' Latin for: "to open" (as in flowers).
* May - Named for the Greek Goddess Maia.
* June - Named for Roman Goddess Juno.
* July - Named for Roman - Julius Caeser.
* August - Named for Roman - Augustus Caesar.
* September - 'Septem' Latin for Seven.
* October - 'Octo' Latin for Eight.
* November - 'Nove' Latin for Nine.
* December - 'Decem' Latin for Ten.
ODINISIM - VARIANTS
7. Self Reliance
Asatru Folk Assembly
1. Strength is better than weakness
2. Courage is better than cowardice
3. Joy is better than guilt
4. Honour is better than dishonour
5. Freedom is better than slavery
6. Kinship is better than alienation
7. Realism is better than dogmatism
8. Vigor is better than lifelessness
9. Ancestry is better than universalism
The Nine Charges were, like the Nine Noble Virtues, codified by the Odinic Rite in the 1970's.
1. To maintain candour and fidelity in love and devotion to the tried friend: though he strike me I will do him no scathe.
2. Never to make wrongsome oath: for great and grim is the reward for the breaking of plighted troth.
3. To deal not hardly with the humble and the lowly.
4. To remember the respect that is due to great age.
5. To suffer no evil to go unremedied and to fight against the enemies of Faith, Folk and Family: my foes I will fight in the field, nor will I stay to be burnt in my house.
6. To succour the friendless but to put no faith in the pledged word of a stranger people.
7. If I hear the fool's word of a drunken man I will strive not: for many a grief and the very death groweth from out such things.
8. To give kind heed to dead men: straw dead, sea dead or sword dead.
9. To abide by the enactments of lawful authority and to bear with courage the decrees of the Norns.
Much of what we cherish about Christmas has it's origins in Germanic Paganism. The Christmas tree began with the Pagan practice of decorating evergreen trees in celebration of the Winter Solstice. The Yule log is also a remanent of the bonfires lit on the winter solstice. Santa Claus, also, comes from Germanic Heathenism. While there was a St. Nicholas, much of the tradition & lore associated with Santa Claus actually comes from the German God Wotan (aka Odin).