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Gesitha websiteGesíþa Handbook: An Introduction to Théodish Belief And Other Writings of Gárman Lord on Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief by Gárman Lord

Gesitha Handbook: An Introduction to Théodish Belief is a collection of works written by Gárman Lord, the founder of Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief (also known as Theodism). Originally published as articles and separate booklets in the early 1990s, these works are being made available in print for the first time in fifteen years. Articles include: “The Undiscovered Retroheathenry,” “The Quest for Troth and Thew,” “The Gesitha Handbook,” and “The Mystery of Heathen Sacrifice.”

Ghosts and Godpoles WebsiteOf Ghosts and Godpoles: Theodish Essays Pertaining to the Reconstruction of Saxon Heathen Belief, Both Old and Anglo by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere

Of Ghosts and Godpoles is a collection of Théodish essays which cover various topics pertaining to the reconstruction of the Saxon Heathen religion. Beginning with a history of the continental Old Saxons, the book goes on to employ comparative mythology to explore the cult of Sahsnôt/Seaxnéat before utilizing archaeology to glean insight into the Irminsul and its popular representation in contemporary Heathenry. Thereafter, Of Ghosts and Godpoles reexamines the life of Hengest, his portrayal in literature, and his actions within the cultural context of the Migration Era warband. A textual analysis of Beowulf follows, drawing heavily upon linguistic anthropology to consider the significance that ghosts play in the Old English tale. Lastly, the book concludes with an overview of how environmental change set the Teutonic migrations into motion and the impact said migrations had upon the Heathen religion.

Ald Sahsisk WebsiteAld Sahsisk Galdrobok: The Old Saxon Galderbook of the Sahsisk Thiod  by Érmund Aldarman & Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere

These are the Old Saxon rites that were used by the Sahsisk Thiod (2000-2008 CE), a Greater Théodish fellowship which sought to rekindle the heathen troth once held by the continental Saxons of Northern Germania. In this work may be found some of the first Heathen galders (charms) and biddings (prayers) to be crafted in the Old Saxon tongue since the continental Saxons were forced by Charlemagne to convert to Christianity.

NEW: (June 2019)

By the Sun cover for websiteBy the Sun, the Stars, and the Moon: Anglo-Saxon Heathen Time-keeping by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere

By the Sun, the Stars and the Moon offers the reader an overview of how Anglo-Saxon heathens kept time before Christianity introduced the Roman calendar. Found within its pages are reference charts for the times of the day, days of the week, months of the year, and seasons of the year. Also included are Þórbeorht’s translation of Bede’s “De mensibus Anglorum” (“The Months of the English”) and the Ealdríce’s reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon lunisolar calendar for every year of the current Metonic cycle (2010 to 2028).

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