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    Re: I am not sure if I should continue this path?

    I think that both Wednesday and Gunnarr are correct (depending on the when), and here's why. I'm basing most of this off of archaeological data from Anders Andrén's article, "Behind Heathendom."
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    Re: Anyone feel like Thor is with you?

    Not that far from the truth, really. When all those tornadoes were touching down last week, I was outside for most of that storm. I just stopped at the door, touched my chest to make sure Mjolnir...
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    Re: Anyone feel like Thor is with you?

    Why not honor Thor in a more traditional way? Give him something he's used to. Ale and mead, for starters.

    Also, we have a Heathenry section that's awful dusty, just to drop a shameless plug :D
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    Re: linguistics question

    It's because of the difference between those two letters. Óðinn is spelled (in the modern Icelandic character set) with an eth character, while Þórr is spelled with the thorn character. Thorn was...
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    Re: Asatruar, please sound off

    Heathen, Tyrsman here.
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    Re: Asatru and Odinism?

    Also adding to the confusion of outsiders, some people use them interchangeably.

    In my own personal interpretation of the words, Asatru is usually used by one of two groups. The first group are...
  7. Thread: Working it out!

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    Sticky: Re: Working it out!

    Lifted 155lbs bench and 275lbs deadlift today. Looks like I'll break the 175/300 barrier in the next few weeks!
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    Re: Solstice 2012 / Galactic Alignment

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do on that day. Being an archaeologist (mostly), I'm already starting to get a little frazzled with all the doomsday people. One of my professors this semester is...
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    Sticky: Re: THE RANT THREAD!

    ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ) Whoa, whoa, calm down, no need to go flipping tables everywhere.

    Oh, who am I kidding? RAAAAARGH! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
  10. Thread: Regarding Runes

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    Re: Regarding Runes

    I just tripped over this book on accident in my university library. It wasn't what I was looking for, as it is primarily concerned with anglo saxon runes found in the British Isles, but it may be...
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    Re: Regarding Runes

    I recall that the graffiti from Pompeii was well preserved due to how that city perished, and a lot of it is hilarious. Here's my personal favorite:

    Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th...
  12. Thread: Working it out!

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    Sticky: Re: Working it out!

    You'll want to start with one of these two programs. Starting Strength, or Stronglifts 5x5. I'd recommend starting with Stronglifts for about a month, because that routine is short and easy to...
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    Re: Alternative Protein?

    Why not just use whey protein powder? Most protein powders will give you around 40g of protein per serving. Just mix it with some milk and you have even more, in a good tasting drink form. My...
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    Sticky: Re: Watcha listening to?

    I'm currently cleansing my brain of that dance music business with power metal. Up right now is a brand new re-recording of Blind Guardian's "And Then There Was Silence," arguably one of the most...
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    Sticky: Re: Watcha listening to?

    I'm listening to Sex Ray Vision.

    Don't judge me. Dance music can be catchy. Sometimes I listen to non-metal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVmA_rJmbuo
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    Sticky: Re: Working it out!

    First off, I have Fitocracy invites if anyone wants them.

    Second, I reached my January goal of a 250lb deadlift, lifting 255lbs yesterday. My next goal is a 300lb deadlift and 175-200lb bench by...
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    Re: Wicca in Local Paper

    That's pretty awesome, GSW! Also, good job breaking the news to them as gently as possible, although I think part of that is just because it's Wicca, so there's not a lot of scary stuff built in. ...
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    Re: Regarding Runes

    We still have those curses today! It's called "Taco Bell."

    And yeah, I'll bow to your experience on the Anglo-Saxon thing. I knew that they showed up in the ~Coastal Germany~Holland~Belgium...
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    Re: Regarding Runes

    Personally, I refer to Runes as Runes and other things (such as the objects in the picture) as glyphs, since "glyph" sort of implies a nonlinguistic symbol, or at least a linguistic symbol whose...
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    Re: Do you recognize this symbol?

    Looks like the standard bullet-drop compensation markings in a post-reticle ACOG.

    ...sorry, that's all I could think of when I saw it. Other than that, I really don't know.
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    Re: Regarding Runes

    There are several systems of Runes that you'll typically run into. First is the oldest, the creatively named Elder Futhark. The Elder Futhark was used to write in proto-Norse and proto-Germanic,...
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    Sticky: Re: Watcha listening to?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jF7E77jUzc

    I can't even tell you how much I love this song. Seriously.

    Me and my friends will randomly just yell out "SPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLOOD AND THUNDER"...
  23. Thread: Who's in chat!?

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    Sticky: Re: Running Chat Thread!

    I'm in chat for a bit.
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    Sticky: Re: Tattoos, Piercings and Body Mod!

    I'm rather confused on that myself...

    So, question. If I want some tattoos done, could I get the art done now and then not get them actually put on me until I'm ready for them? Or if I want some...
  25. Thread: Working it out!

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    Sticky: Re: Working it out!

    When I wake up in 4 hours, I'm going to be lifting again. I can't stand NOT lifting any longer. My foot has mostly healed itself except for the nail coming off, so to hell with it.

    Also starting...
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