What is Fyrnsidu?
This site, Fyrnsidu.faith, was created to provide a path for anyone seeking to engage with our tradition, that of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry.
Fyrnsidu [fyrnsɪdʊ] is Anglo-Saxon Heathenry; it is a compound word combining fyrn meaning “ancient” or “old” and sidu meaning “custom” or “habit” in Old English. We take Fyrnsidu to mean “the old ways,” or more generally as a term in Old English for polytheism (belief and worship of multiple gods). The “new way” would then be monotheism (belief and worship in a single god)–we have returned to the old ways, polytheism. Fyrnsidu is a linguistic cognate to Forn Sed, or “the old ways” but in the Old Norse language (more properly “forn siðr”). A Fyrnsidere [fyrnsɪdɛrɛ] is a practitioner of Fyrnsidu.
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Latest Blog posts from Fyrnsidere:
- Woden: An Informal StudyOriginally posted on Lays of Mad Sigrún:
A picture of Gandalf smoking beats another use of the same damn Odin portrait everyone else…
- TiwThis is a work in progress, I will return to finish it soon but it has taken far too long … Read more Tiw
- Wiccecræft: Old English MagicAlongside the practices of normal religion, alongside the poetry, I do also have a magical practice; in other words, I … Read more Wiccecræft: Old English Magic
- Reflections on MōdranihtCeremony has its place, and so does praying over a hot stove. Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash Mōdraniht is … Read more Reflections on Mōdraniht
- In Defense of a December YuleYule is one of our holiest tides and indeed our most well known holiday. It is also a holiday that … Read more In Defense of a December Yule
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