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Writings by Chris Haviland

The Myth of the Dark Side of Odin
The Myth of the Dark Side of Odin by Gunther Ravengrim There have been a number of books and articles written in recent years concerning the nature of the [...]
Restoring Asgardh’s Honor
Restoring Asgardh’s Honor by Gunther Hrafngrim Note: This is the first in a series of short articles dealing with the subject matter of the [...]
Balance, or – Why Life is Like a Three Legged Stool
Balance, Or – Why Life is Like a Three Legged Stool by Gunther Hrafngrim Balance is a word heard a lot today. Balanced use of the environment, [...]
Some Thoughts on the Symbolism of Ragnarok
Some Thoughts on the Symbolism of Ragnarok by Gunther Hrafngrim Ragnarok is a very real event which has not yet come to pass. Ragnarok will not occur until [...]
Race and Asatru
Race and Asatru by Gunther Hrafngrim I’d like to take a moment to expound on my own feelings toward race and Asatru- For me, the Gods of the North [...]
On the Taking of Oaths
On The Taking Of Oaths by Gunther Hraefngrim One of the first things the candidate for acceptance into an Asatru kindred should learn is what taking a [...]
Us and Them
Us and Them by Gunther Hrafngrim Enemy – an evocative term. Webster describes an enemy as one who is antagonistic to another; esp.: one seeking to [...]
Freedom of Expression in an Existing Kindred
Freedom Of Expression In An Existing Kindred by Gunther Hraefngrim One of the strongest foundations for today’s Asatru is the concept of freedom. [...]
Magic, Metal & Mayhem
Magic, Metal & Mayhem – Viking Age Tools and Trades in Today’s Asatru by Gunther Hraefngrim In the viking age, a man was advised to never [...]
Beginnings
Beginnings by Gunther Hrafngrim Long ago, at the beginning of all things, the universe was cold, dark, and empty. In the midst of that darkness was a point [...]
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