Archive for May 31st, 2010
The Norroena Society certainly recognizes that The Ásatrú Edda can be challenging to any student of our faith. From the complex weaves of the epic storyline, to the original spellings of foreign words and concepts, no doubt it can be considered a difficult read. It was never intended to be treated as a novel, to be read from cover to cover, but rather to become a part of our spiritual practice and used in religious study and worship for the Ásatrú/Odinist faith. To assist with this, we have created a Study Guide that offers exercises and reference aids that will hopefully enlighten and inspire any who wish to more fully understand this body of lore.
Britain’s pubs are having a hard time. Just how many pubs are closing depends on who you ask. The Times (London) has suggested it’s 52 per week, the Telegraph says six per day, and the Lost Pub Project lists a grand total of 10,284 departed boozers. Whatever the exact numbers, the pub is a Great British institution under severe pressure, and it’s as likely to be the apparently successful bar as the street-corner dive that is shutting up shop. Why?