Lead Ambassador for Southern States East Region and Director of the Board, Mr Dennis "Jorvik" Oglesby has a new Affiliated Kindred with TAC! Hoddmimis holt Kindred was added to our Affilated list on Sept 27th, 2018!
In Norse mythology, Hoddmímis holt is a location where Líf and Lífþrasir are foretold to survive the Fimbulvetr (3 years of winter). Hoddmímis holt is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the location and its potential connection to the world tree Yggdrasil and folktales recorded from Germanic Europe.
In the poem Vafþrúðnismál, collected in the Poetic Edda, Odin poses a question to the jötunn Vafþrúðnir, asking who among mankind will survive when the winter Fimbulvetr occurs. Vafþrúðnir responds that they will be Líf and Lífþrasir, that the two will have hidden in the wood of Hoddmímis holt, they will consume the morning dew as food, and "from them generations will spring."
In the Prose Edda, chapter 53, book Gylfaginning, High (Odin) tells Gangleri (king Gylfi in disguise) that two people, Líf and Lífþrasir, will lie hid in Hoddmímis holt during "Surt's fire," and that "from these people there will be descended such a great progeny that the world will be inhabited."
The goal of Hoddmímis holt Kindred is to offer a safe and friendly atmosphere to study and learn the Ásatrú faith. To offer the community in which we live a solid source of information regarding Asatru and our beliefs.
Mr Joseph Marrero, Ambassador for Alabama in the South Central Region, has moved his kindred from Affiliated to Official TAC Kindred! South Alabama Asatru Folk is the 3rd Kindred to join our Official Kindred list on Sept 27th, 2018!
South Alabama Asatru Folk Kindred, located in Southern Alabama, is a Kindred that is devoted to the Asatru ways and follow the patron Norse Gods. We honor the Holy Powers in everything we do and in our daily lives. We perform Blots for every major pagan holiday and special events such as child births and weddings.
We are fairly new and are slowly growing. We are an all inclusive kindred and accepting of all followers of the Asatru faith. We do not tolerate any type of hate or bigotry from anyone in any form. We try to foster that family, true Kindred feeling. We are proud supporters of Declaration 127 and Shieldwall. We welcome members from all over Alabama. We also have expanded to support and grow Asatru within the whole state by running the Alabama Asatru Folk Kindred Facebook group as well.
Please join us in welcoming these 2 fine new kindreds!
Contact information for either kindred can be found at the links below.
You can find our Affiliated Kindreds list at this link: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/kindred-list
You can find our Official TAC Kindreds list at this link: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/official-tac-kindreds