If you claim to worship Odin, but you are physically weak and do not try to change it, then you dishonor Odin.











Its that simple.

At least understand the gods you claim to honor. 

If all you do is bend the gods to way you want to live your life then why pray to them? Pray to gods who favor your lifestyle. Seriously. That’s the idea. Live up and honor the gods who you understand, and who would respect how you honor them. (this is more too the more loose pagans. Asatru has even more direct things to say, I don’t follow Asatru directly)

I’m sure Odin, who is disabled (missing an eye, associated with madness and frenzy, gets women to pick his warriors for him, can’t even do it himself), would appreciate being told that he’s disrespecting himself.

Sigh. Is it time to break out Havamal again? The words of wisdom attributed to Odin? (Quoting the Crawford translation since that’s what’s at hand.)

No one is totally wretched,
even if his health is bad–
some find happiness in their children,
some in their kin,
some in their money,
some in work well done.

Better to be alive,
no matter what, than dead–
only the living enjoy anything.
I saw a rich man’s house,
but it was on fire,
and he lay dead outside the door.

A limping man can ride a horse,
a handless man can herd,
a deaf man can fight and win.
It’s better even to be blind
than fuel for the funeral pyre;
what can a dead man do?

So, yeah, no. Odin doesn’t demand you fit some model of physical strength. That’s something that no one gets to keep, in the end. He just asks that you use whatever it is that you’ve got.

i’m a loose pagan dishonouring Odin

reblog if ur a loose pagan

You Ergi fuck hiding behind false masculinity. Odin basically said “fuck your gender roles” when he learned seidr from Freya, which according to Norse values was a woman’s job. With the Vikings the women controlled the most powerful magic. You honor Odin by seeking wisdom, which is what Odin did. You honor Odin by traveling, which is what Odin did. You honor Odin wandering in nature. You honor Odin when you say “fuck everybody’s opinion, I’m doing my thing”. You honor Odin when you show courage. Not strength. It is not the strongest warriors in Valhalla, it’s the most courageous. YOU dishonor Odin when you hide behind outmoded false masculinity. The gods do not smile on such things.



You dishonor Odin when you claim his name to justify your own hatreds and fears. 

I visualize Odin reading OP’s comment, squinting, raising his goddamn eyepatch, and squinting again

I know I already reblogged this like five times or some dumb shit but that last comment had me laughing for a fucking minute. Like that’s fucking Odin to a t.

Somewhere, Odin read OP’s comment, sat there, & frowned for a moment before he got up & walked away. All the while, he muttered that he did not sacrifice himself to himself & hang from Yggdrasil for nine fucking days *while speared* to have to deal with this level of bullshit.

Rare Blue Moth Discovered 130 Years After It Went ‘Extinct’


For 130 years, the only known specimen of the Oriental blue clearwing
moth was the one caught in 1887 and preserved behind glass in a natural
history museum in Vienna, Austria. It was considered a lost species,
until a PhD student hiking in Malaysia earlier this year made a stunning discovery

Rare Blue Moth Discovered 130 Years After It Went ‘Extinct’

Interested in giving back to the Autistic community?


Consider donating to Give the Gift of Stimming to help get stim toys to neurodivergent people in need.

The Give the Gift of Stimming campaign has received a tremendous response. I am amazed at the outpouring of love and support.

About 100 people in need signed up to receive stim toys, and while this campaign has received some very generous donations, I wasn’t sure we’d be able to afford stim toys for everyone. 

So it was that I reached out to Cynthia Kim of @stimtastic to see if there was any kind of bulk discount available due to the volume of the order. 

When I received Cynthia’s response, I cried. 

This amazing human being who has already done so much for the autistic community offered to match my order, in essence, doubling the amount of stim toys I was able to procure. 

Thanks to Cynthia’s generous donation, I now have in my possession stim toys for everyone who signed up to receive one. You can check out the video at the end of the post to see the unboxing. 

However, despite the generous donations this campaign has received, I don’t yet have enough money to be able to ship everything to the recipients. 

So, I’m asking that if you are willing and able to do so, please donate to Give the Gift of Stimming to help these stim toys reach people who really need them. 

Many of the recipients are from unsafe homes where they are unable to buy their own stim toys or even have these gifts mailed to their own homes. Others simply cannot afford their own stim toys due to high rates of unemployment and underemployment in our community. 

If you want to donate and are able to, please follow this link. It will take you to a pool where money is being collected to purchase stim toys for those who need them.

Let’s help make the holidays a bit brighter in our community!

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