What do Thor, Odin, and Frigg have to do with Christmas? Interesting question. We all know Thor, Son of Odin, and we will touch more in him in a bit, but first, who is Odin?
Odin is a widely revered god in Germanic Mythology. In Norse Mythology, from which stems most surviving information about the god, Odin is associated with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, war, battle, victory, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the Runic Alphabet, and is the husband of the Goddess Frigg.
Odin and Frigg are the parents of Thor (well technically Frigg is the stepmother to Thor). In some cultures, Frigg and Freya, the Norse Fertility Goddess, and Keeper of the Free Spirit are the same beings.
Thor is the hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind and also fertility like his stepmother Frigg.
These Mythical Gods and Goddesses are the substructure of Christmas.
Each Winter Solstice, under the guidance of Odin, comes the Wild Hunt for Yule Season. This Hunt begins a frenzy, in the Faery Realm, much like our excitement for Christmas. The anticipation builds.
The Wild Hunt is a gathering where the Norse and the Faery Realms dip in and out of our realm, moving quickly to help cleanse toxic energy. When this happens, the forces of nature can flow through the newly cleared energy paths and illuminate your life.
To help the Odin and the Faery Realm, take part in one or more of these Yule Traditions and watch your life be blessed beyond measure.
The Wild Hunt is precisely that – Wild. So prepare yourselves at this time for some chaos. The Wild Hunt accurately describes the Holiday Season, especially gift shopping, preparations, cooking, travel…you name it!
The Wild Hunt is a time to renew your energy and the energy of the home. The air is colder, crisper, and in many parts of the world, snow comes in to blanket us in a new beginning.
Yule Season is time for celebration, forgetting old news, and clearing a path for good energy to flow into the future, or the New Year.
For all of you Christmas fanatics out there, you can thank Thor and his family for your festivities.
The Gemstone for December is Turquoise, the stone that connects Heaven and Earth. Not surprising, it represents the month of Yule and our connection to the Heavens.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Let go of the past and celebrate into the Roaring Twenties Nouveau!