Hola from the merry ol' land of Oz!

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Post by Racheal on Sun May 03, 2015 12:32 am

Hi all,

I was pointed in the direction of this form by one of your lovely admins Smile it looks very interesting from what I've seen.

To be brief I'm also from Australia, in my 30s (I see a couple of other intros from fellow country folk). I'm a Thorswoman, but I do like and work with Loki from time to time. To me, he comes across in a 'weird uncle' kind of persona.

Sorry for the brief intro but I can be pretty shy in group situations Embarassed

In any case, glad to be here and look forward to hearing what others have to share Smile

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Post by Darkamber on Sun May 03, 2015 12:41 am

Welcome to the forum!
I, for one, would love to learn more about Thor. He visited me in a dream once, and He was very kind and friendly.

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Post by Just.Christine on Sun May 03, 2015 1:22 am

Indeed! I'd also love to hear more about Thor!
There's lots of Odin, Loki, Freya and Freyr but not much from Thor devotees. I'm an Odinswoman who was initually drawn to Heathenism by Loki.
I'm also a very new Heathen, less than a year from the time I decided on a year and a day study before committing.
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like someone's been busy recruiting.

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Post by Racheal on Sun May 03, 2015 1:54 am

Thanks for the welcome, glad to be here Smile

Also, many thanks to Amber for helping me with my avatar pic! Smile

I've noticed a lot of people who are devoted to Thor (at least ones that I've seen) tend to be more the Asatru type folk. I've met a few such people that tend to look down on those who talk about direct interaction with the god/esses, sadly. Sad I however am not Asatru (plain Norse pagan is what I identify as) and I am most certainly an oddball and eccentric.

What can I say about Thor.. For starters, He really does not seem to enjoy red wine but does, for some reason, enjoy orange juice (as well as the usual stuff like mead I mean)...

Lol, silly things, I know, but that's what popped into mind. Did I mention the being shy and awkward, lol.

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Post by Moon Rouge on Sun May 03, 2015 2:24 am

Hi Racheal, nice to meet you, I admire you worship Thor!
I also love you avatar! It never occurred to me the Normal is just setting on a dryer. It is so true! Laughing
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Post by shadytrashvoid on Sun May 03, 2015 3:04 am

Welcome! ^_^

where abouts in oz are you from? If you don't mind me asking.

I'm from Brisbane and I believe we have someone from Sydney and Victoria?

I could be wrong Razz

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Post by Just.Christine on Sun May 03, 2015 4:18 am

Racheal wrote:Thanks for the welcome, glad to be here Smile

Also, many thanks to Amber for helping me with my avatar pic! Smile

I've noticed a lot of people who are devoted to Thor (at least ones that I've seen) tend to be more the Asatru type folk. I've met a few such people that tend to look down on those who talk about direct interaction with the god/esses, sadly. Sad I however am not Asatru (plain Norse pagan is what I identify as) and I am most certainly an oddball and eccentric.

What can I say about Thor.. For starters, He really does not seem to enjoy red wine but does, for some reason, enjoy orange juice (as well as the usual stuff like mead I mean)...

Lol, silly things, I know, but that's what popped into mind. Did I mention the being shy and awkward, lol.

Yeah, those people can be jerks. That's why I made this forum. So there would be a forum for non-jerks who are a bit more relaxed.
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Post by njm on Sun May 03, 2015 5:18 am

Hi Racheal. Greetings from South Australia!

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Post by Racheal on Sun May 03, 2015 7:34 pm

Thanks again all and nice to meet you. Smile
Moon Rouge - That's what I thought - I also love those 50's cartoon parodies Smile
Shady - NSW here. Nice to meet you!
Poppy - They can be. Have you ever seen the 'Asatru lore forum'? (I think that's the name) That's a shining example of the worst of such types.
NJM - Greetings!

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Post by Just.Christine on Mon May 04, 2015 1:39 am

Racheal wrote:Thanks again all and nice to meet you. Smile
Moon Rouge - That's what I thought - I also love those 50's cartoon parodies Smile
Shady - NSW here. Nice to meet you!
Poppy - They can be. Have you ever seen the 'Asatru lore forum'? (I think that's the name) That's a shining example of the worst of such types.
NJM - Greetings!

Ahhhh, yes. Asatru Lore forum. They were my second experience with Heathens. The first one was no better. The first one was a dead forum too. If I recall correctly, I was the first poster in a year. A long time at any rate. I don't remember the name of that forum. But they were snobby, uppity people.

Asatru Lore was even worse. Lokean haters big time. I noticed on person had written a really good essay on Loki and not one single person had commented on her work. It was too good and too well researched for them to dog-pile on her legitimately but they weren't going to give her even a cursory nod either.

I tried to include myself in a discussion about break baking and I'd shared a UPG about how the gods accept food offerings from my experience only to be told they didn't give a shit about my UPG in the snottiest way possible.

I didn't stay long. That was when I decided to make this forum. They had threads where they made fun of Lokeans who's blogs they'd trolled. I really wonder how many of these people might have been 'jail Heathens' or white supremecist Heathens.
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Post by Racheal on Mon May 04, 2015 3:47 am

You're not the only person I've run into with tales like that about AL forum. They seem to be more atheists than anything else. Atheists who enjoy the story and principles of the lore. Or they've come from a strict christian type background and are too used to the idea of having a 'holy book' that is just adhered to without question.

In any case, it's nice to have more places like this where UPG (and those who experience it) is not immediately poo-pooed. Smile

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Post by Dragonwings on Mon May 04, 2015 4:09 am

Hi and welcome. I apologize for being a bit late. Hope you're liking this place so far! Smile
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Post by Darkamber on Mon May 04, 2015 5:17 am

I think that "
the lore"
was once someone's UPG which became SPG (shared personal gnosis), which became traditional stories.

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Post by Lokakisa on Mon May 04, 2015 3:18 pm

Hi and welcome! I look forward to hearing about your experiences with Thor.

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Post by Racheal on Mon May 04, 2015 6:39 pm

Thanks for the welcomes, nice to meet you all Smile

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Post by journeyintoinsanity on Mon May 04, 2015 7:06 pm

Sorry it's taken me so long to say hi. But, hi. Smile

I haven't had as much interaction with Thor as I'd like to. But He and Sigyn were the official witnesses at my wedding to Fenrir. (Hel was also there, but I think mostly in support of Her brother.) Hopefully once things get back on track for me, I'll have the opportunity to get ti know Them. Smile
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Post by shadytrashvoid on Mon May 04, 2015 7:53 pm

It's cool to have another Australian on here.
If only our country were a bit smaller, we'd have enough to get together as a group
^_^

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Post by Racheal on Tue May 05, 2015 11:53 pm

*Waves to others saying hi* Hi hi!

Shady - Yeah, we're pretty spread out. I'm a solitary myself but I do occasionally go to pagan events. From what I've seen (could be mistaken here) seems like Victoria has the largest pagan population as opposed to the other states. Or maybe I'm just oblivious in my corner, LOL.

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