My latest at is up

My latest article is now available at Here I discuss the need for articulated discussions and explorations of theology within Heathenry, and the ongoing tension between praxis and doxa. I talk about the need to go past flat discussions of ‘lore’ and provide a few concrete examples of how to begin the process of moving from conversion mindset to something closer approximating that of pre-Christian Heathenry. Ultimately I ask the question, so aptly synthesized by the editor at, of “where does theology dwell?” Why do we need these discussion so desperately and precisely what is it that will allow us to build a sustainable, inter-generational tradition?

Check it out, folks and feel free to leave feedback either here or at This is a continuation of the discussion of tradition and what it means to prioritize that over the individual, and what it means to keep the Gods at the heart of it all.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on November 23, 2015, in Heathenry, Polytheism,, theology, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I read this earlier (John Beckett pointed it out to me) and shared it in several online spaces because I feel that it’s an important discussion to have. I get very tired of being told that I’m “Christian” for daring to worship or honor Gods that obviously our Ancestors never, ever, ever, worshiped or honored because they were Too Important and not real anyway… obviously you’re familiar with this mentality. It’s an excellent piece, even more so for how contentious it’s likely to be. Brava!

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  2. The Stoics often used Zeus in a very large and impersonal sense and sometimes as a more pantheistic representation of the universe, which is why it is also just translated as “God”. I am slightly biased to using them in addition to Heathenry, of course. I certainly agree that we need to be talking more.


  3. Very good article, Galina. It gives me a lot of food for thought.


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