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Author Topic: Starting over and re-finding my path  (Read 18166 times)
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« Reply #25: July 04, 2011, 04:24:08 pm »

Honestly this wasn't a few months. I've been involved with Odin one way or another for over 3 years. And yes, I've put in effort. I've done rituals in honor of him. After he initially contacted me, I tried to get to know him. I tried. So honestly there is no "few months" and no "no effort put in". I've tried getting to know the other gods of the pantheon too - but with little if any luck.

It's more like, I was putting in effort and getting little if anything in return. The last time I got a sign from Odin was back in march or april. Other than that, nothing.

And in response to another poster, yes. Odin knows me intimately - because he's a GOD - not a man. Being Norse, I'm sure Odin has been with my family and ancestors for ages. Hence how he might know me.

A GOD in heathenry is just a title of position...it isn't a divine species. Odin is no different than the land vaettir outside your door- except he is in charge of more complex structures and concepts.

If you had done your reading on Odin, than you would know that he has a long history of seemingly abandoning and betraying those he had made oaths with. Its been recorded that his idols would be shattered when his tribes felt neglected and that often dead warriors were buried with armor and weaponry to either confront Odin or defend their back. Which makes your complaints silly but relevent. Silly because you believe you deserve more, relevent because it sounds like a typical form of relationship with Odin.

What you've done is assume that whatever feelings you have are personal and intimate. What you should be doing is investigating the history of aesir interaction and the germanic worldview to understand why you feel the way you do. If you want to follow the northern gods, that is.
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