July (Haymoon - Æfter-Lithe - Heyannir) 9th
Day of Remembrance for Unn the Deep Minded
Unn was a powerful figure from the Laxdaela Saga who emigrated to Scotland to avoid the hostility of King Harald Finehair. She established dynasties in the Orkney and Faroe Islands by carefully marrying off her grand daughters. As a settler in Iceland she continued to exhibit all those traits which were her hallmark-strong will, a determination to control, dignity, and a noble character. In the last days of her life, she established a mighty line choosing one of her grandsons as her heir. She died during his wedding celebration, presumable accomplishing her goals and worked out her orlog here in Midgard. She received a typical Nordic ship burial, surrounded by her treasure and her reputation for great deeds.
On this day I remind myself of the great lessons taught to me by my mother and grandmothers, and try to remember that wisdom and long-term goals lend themselves to as much glory as do strength and courage.
Hail to the Desir,
Chieftain, the Wanderer Kindred
Chieftain, the Asatru Alliance
Better gear than good sense a traveler cannot carry,
Better than riches for a wretched man, far from his home.