What is a Gydhja?

by Chris Haviland

A gydhja is a female godhi – no more and no less. In some kindreds, the role of godhi is replaced by that of the gydhja, in others – no gydhja is present. In our practice we have both. The Ravenswood gydhja performs the all important blessing portion of the blot, and she may also perform other roles during the year – particularly invocations of the Disir and certain Goddesses.