Idis Örlög Interview


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Today I am interviewing the artist behind Idis Örlög. An Idis is a spirit of a Nordic Ancestor – a guide and protector of destiny. Idis Örlög is a musical journey to roots, a medium through which ancestral spirits communicate, sharing their wisdom through the spontaneity of song. 

So let’s start at the beginning, How did Idis Örlög start?

(Source: Idis Örlög Facebook)

So Idis Örlög began with a strike of inspiration. I realized our pagan ancestors have a lot to tell us, a lot we can learn from and this remains unknown due to Christianity’s hold over Europe, and following “re-writing” of history. The idises are female guardian spirits who watch over their kin, their descendants. It is said they can intervene in the lives of their descendants in a positive way, to defend or guide them. I felt like there was this feminine spirit of the north guiding this music…

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Yggdrasil ~ Vedergällning


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Yggdrasil is the World Tree, holding up the 9 worlds of Norse Cosmology

Genre: Folk Metal

Lyrical Themes: Norse Mythology, Folklore, Nature

Country Of Origin: Sweden

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“Germanization of early medieval christianity (1994)”

While historians of Christianity have generally acknowledged some degree of Germanic influence in the development of early medieval Christianity, Russell goes further, arguing for a fundamental Germanic reinterpretation of Christianity. This first full-scale treatment of the subject follows a truly interdisciplinary approach, applying to the early medieval period a sociohistorical method similar to that which has already proven fruitful in explicating the history of Early Christianity and Late Antiquity. The encounter of the Germanic peoples with Christianity is studied from within the larger context of the encounter of a predominantly “world-accepting” Indo-European folk-religiosity with predominantly “world-rejecting” religious movements. While the first part of the book develops a general model of religious transformation for such encounters, the second part applies this model to the Germano-Christian scenario. Russell shows how a Christian missionary policy of temporary accommodation inadvertently contributed to a reciprocal Germanization of Christianity.

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/cgzbzy

Korpiklaani – Wooden Pints


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Warriors who know how to party

Do you and your warrior buddies need a jolly drinking song to bonk heads to in the woods? Check out this Korpiklaani classic.  They are a Finnish Folk Metal Band that writes songs about mythical stories, nature and of course drinking – that is, when they are not wrastlin in the woods. Korpiklaani itself is Finnish for “clan of warriors.” They look like they had a lot of fun in the making of this video; especially the guy on the left banging the drum with a stick. So take a swig of the nearest mead or grog you can find and party in the woods like you just don’t care. If this isn’t what being a Pagan Warrior is about, I don’t know what is.

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