Idis Örlög Interview


Metal Gaia

 

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


Metal Gaia

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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The Difference Between Here and There: Some Thoughts on How American Ásatrú Differs from Swedish Asatro


An Ásatrú Blog

Personal Journal Entry from April 25, 2012:

I recently read an article from a Swedish Heathen’s blog about how they refer to themselves and how very different it is from how American Ásatrúar refer to ourselves and the differences in our practices. Needless to say, I found this very interesting and I have a few thoughts on the matter. The two major points was that the use of Ásatrú is often taken to have a racist connotation by the Left in Sweden and that the most common term is “pagan.” Secondly, American Ásatrú is far more a devotional religion than Scandinavian practices.

As you might imagine, I was a good bit shocked by this first part. I’d say the author did a very good job of pointing out that “pagan” means something completely different in the States than it does in Scandinavia, where Wicca is all but nonexistent. There is…

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