Sunday, September 2, 2012: Gers Ey Mark of the Normannii Theod will be making a day-trip to the 28th annual Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park in Mount Olive, NJ. Contact Gers Ey Mark if you’d like to attend.
What do we believe?Théodish Belief is an effort to recreate the ancient tribal religions of the ancient Germanic peoples as authentically as is practical and possible. Théodish Belief is polytheistic and places a great deal of emphasis on the bonds of community and family. We also practice what is known as “sacral leadership”, which means that we believe the Gods are much more inclined to deal with humans on a group, rather than an individual, level, and do so through a single conduit; the sacral leader. There is no single sacral leader within Théodish Belief; each tribe has its own.
Théodish Belief is very much a reaction to the present day. In a time when we are increasingly distanced from our friends, our families, and even nature itself, Théodish Belief brings us back to a simpler, purer time when it meant everything to belong to a tribe, to understand the cycles of nature, and to know the Gods and know the Gods loved and cared for us.
The ale of the sons of men is not as good, as they say; since about his own mind a man knows less, the more he drinks. That is called the heron of forgetfulness, which hovers over ale-parties, it robs a man of his mind; with this bird’s feathers I was fettered in Gunnlath’s garden. -Hávamál, verses 12 & 13 …Read more »
By far the most widespread image that comes to mind when thinking about the Germanic afterlife is that of Valhalla. The Hall of the Slain, where fallen heroes engage in endless battle by day, only to be resurrected and drink bottomless horns of mead and eat from a never-ending roast pig, served by comely Valkyries, is a conception that is …Read more »
Théodish Belief is a cousin of Ásatrú. Both honor the Germanic Gods, but where Ásatrú can be more eclectic and often finds organizational inspiration in the Icelandic model, Théodish Belief tends to emphasize particular Germanic tribal beliefs and practices, and this has led to a number of fundamental differences between the two regarding how they organize themselves. Théodish groups are …Read more »