My Ritual Format

Posted by Byron Pendason on January 4, 2020 CE, in ,

On the r/heathenry subreddit, we get a lot of new Heathens asking how to do offerings. Lārhūs Fyrnsida has a great page on their ritual format, but it is too formal for regular offerings for my tastes and, I think, best reserved for special occasions such as holy tides. What I want to do in this blog post is take you step by step through how I do my regular offerings.

Beginning my journey into Old English

Posted by Byron Pendason on December 28, 2019 CE, in

For Yule, my girlfriend got me the book Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon) by Mark Atherton. I’m really excited to start learning Old English. My goal is to eventually be able to write my prayers to the gods in the tongue that my ancestors used to worship them.Old English was the language of the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxons were a group of tribes that originally came to present day England at the invitation of the Britons (a Celtic tribe) after the Roman armies abandoned the British Isles to fight in wars on the continent. The Britons weren’t used to fighting for themselves,...

The Different Calendars Heathenry Uses

Posted by Byron Pendason on December 4, 2019 CE, in , ,

It’s easy for new Heathens to get confused when one of the Holy Tides (Yule, The beginning of Summer, Midsummer, and Winter Night(s)) approaches. One reason is that each one can have several names, depending upon the tradition the Heathen is from. Another reason, and dare I say the main reason, is that each can have different dates, separated by as much as a month and a half! It is this last reason that I wish to focus on in this blog post.

My Thoughts on Yule

Posted by Byron Pendason on November 28, 2019 CE, in ,

Disclaimer: This post is a sharing of my thoughts. There will be a lot of Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG). Take it with a grain of salt, but feel free to adopt it if it feels right.

My Reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Calendar for 2020

Posted by Byron Pendason on November 13, 2019 CE, in , , ,

For details on how I reconstruct my calendar, see my page on the Anglo-Saxon calendar. I will add a couple notes here, however.This year has thirteen new moons between the previous December solstice and this year’s December solstice. Therefore, the leap month is added between the sixth and seventh months.The months begin on the young moon, when the first sliver of the moon is visible after the new moon. I estimate this by adding 36 hours to the new moon’s time.MonthsÆfterra Gēola begins on Friday December 27, 2019.Solmōnaþ begins on Sunday January 26, 2020.Hreþmonaþ begins on Tuesday February 25, 2020.Ēastremōnaþ...