Theodish Thoughts

Musings on Theodism, religion, mythology, history, and contemporary Heathenry

Category: Events

A May Day Conundrum

Around the area where I live (northern NJ, within easy driving distance of southern NY and northeastern PA), we have a bunch of Asatru, Odinist, and Theodish groups that are very active. At the end of the month, on the Walpurgisnacht/May Day weekend, there are no fewer than two full-blown rituals, a pub moot, and two nature hikes scheduled by various groups. The weekend before there are two more rituals. All within 90 minutes of my home.

What a wonderful problem to have!

Week-long Viking Festival kicks off in York (UK)

This sounds like so much fun, I wish I was in the UK!

From The York Press (more at the link):

York has taken a turn for the Norse as a celebration of the city’s Scandinavian history begins.

A display of roar power signalled the start of the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival in Coppergate on Saturday as the first warriors set up camp, complete with a fully-equipped longship and an array of ancient myths and legends.
The week of festival events – many of them free – builds up to the discovery this Saturday of whether the prediction of Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse, will come true.

The day itself will see the “ultimate battle” between rival tribes, and Vikings will be offering advice on how to prepare for the clash with sword combat sessions for youngsters every day at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall.

 We have Scandinavian Festivals and SCA wars here in the US, but nothing close to this.

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