At long last, I am happy to announce that The Longship is now live! All pages now have content and all links are working properly.
Back in September 2017, I noticed something unique about available, free Heathen resources: nothing existed that acted as a beginner’s guide for new Heathens that didn’t focus on a particular regional tradition. All of the general beginner information was scattered throughout different books, and not everyone could afford these books. So I got the idea in my head to consolidate all of the beginner-level information into one place, a sort of “one stop shop” for new Heathens just starting out. I draw from the following resources:
- Bauschatz, Paul C. The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture. University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.
- Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery. Translated by Dick Ringler. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2007.
- Davidson, Hilda R. Ellis. Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature. Praeger, 1968.
- Eliade, Mircea. The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion. Translated by Willard R. Trask. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
- Grønbech, Vilhelm. The Culture of the Teutons, vol. 1. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.
- Lafayllve, Patricia M. A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru. Llewellyn Publications, 2013.
- McCoy, Daniel. The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
- Seneca. On Benefits. Translated by Miriam T. Griffin and Brad Inwood. University of Chicago Press, 2011.
- “*frawjǭ.” Wiktionary. 24 January 2012. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/frawj%C7%AD. Accessed 30 July 2018.
- “*Frijjō.” Wiktionary. 31 January 11. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/Frijj%C5%8D. Accessed 30 July 2018.
- “*Ingwaz.” Wiktionary. 18 April 2018. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/Ingwaz. Accessed 30 July 2018.
- “*Tīwaz.” Wiktionary. 31 January 2011. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/T%C4%ABwaz. Accessed 30 July 2018.
- “*þunraz.” Wiktionary. 18 February 2011. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/%C3%BEunraz. Accessed 30 July 2018.
- “*Wōdanaz.” Wiktionary. 31 January 2011, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/W%C5%8Ddanaz. Accessed 30 July 2018.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have helped me transform my initial idea into a reality. To all of the friends, acquaintances, and strangers who contributed writing, gave feedback, provided suggestions for the FAQ, and let me reference their own content, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you also to the people who have already subscribed to the website, submitted messages of encouragement, and promoted the site while it was still under review. I hope you find that your support, patience, and enthusiasm will be well rewarded from here on out!
Angelica is a Norse and Anglo-Saxon Heathen who specializes in rituals, death work, and promoting the normalization of polytheism. She is the owner and co-admin of the Discord server Skíðblaðnir, and she is a moderator of the r/heathenry subreddit. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, reading, writing, and cooking.