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Saturday, March 17 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Women in Heathenry: Story, Craft, and Lived Experience

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Popular stereotypes of Heathenry or Asatru often call up images of bearded Viking warriors, but both the cosmology/mythology and the lived reality of today’s Heathens reveal multiple roles and spiritual pathways for people of all genders. In particular, many of our old stories feature strong women characters, which is mirrored in the strong women leaders in Heathenry both locally and nationally. This session will use storytelling, visual imagery, and traditional crafting to talk about the role of women in Old Norse mythology, cosmology, and society, and the lived experiences of women in Heathenry. Participants will have the opportunity to try spinning and card weaving, two of the traditional “women’s crafts” that are metaphors for Wyrd and Ørlög, central concepts within Heathen cosmology, which hold important teachings for deep healing.

Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Terrace 4 AV