30 DoA #19: Troubled Admiration

19. What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling?  So, clearly, this is a post that I’ve been having some trouble writing. It’s not difficult to find admirable qualities in Wayland, but by the same token, it’s also quite easy […]

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30 DoA #30: Overtures

30. Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity?  If you are just beginning to court Wayland, always start with the primary sources. Read the Eddas, the Anglo-Saxon poems, the later Germanic sources. Get a good grounding in his extant mythology as it will help inform and filter your own gnoses as […]

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30 DoA #29: UPG

Sadly, the end of June hit like a ton of bricks. Happily, I managed to dodge it slightly better than Wyle E. Coyote slide-stepping an anvil, and blogging was hopefully the only area of my life that suffered for it. So, without further ado… 29. Any interesting or unusual UPG to share?  Interesting UPG, huh? […]

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30 DoA #28: I Wish I Knew…

28. Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently.  Like a lot of archaeologists, I suspect, I wish I knew what the ancient Anglo-Saxons thought and felt–I want to know the people behind the material remains. By extension, I wish I knew just how Wayland was honored, if at all, in his […]

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30 DoA #27: Worst Misconception

27. Worst misconception about this deity that you have encountered.  I’m not so sure if this is a misconception specific to Wayland, but in general amongst Heathens/Asatru, there seems to be this “flavor” to the gods, that they are all loud-boasting, hard-drinking, frat boys. Not so much for Wayland, at least in my experience. He’s […]

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