Galina Krasskova: What is the Meaning of Life?

I was recently interviewed on what I consider the ‘meaning of life’. See my response here. 🙂

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image 3As a theologian and priest, the meaning of life for me is simple: serving my Gods to the utmost of my ability (and hopefully gracefully, but I’m still working on that part!).

It’s my commitment to the Holy Powers and to honoring my ancestors that defines every single aspect of my life and I am content in that — even though I have been known to say that I have not had a moment’s peace since I became a devout person.

There’s a wonderful quote by the Roman author and philosopher Seneca: deo parere libertas est (to serve a God is freedom) and I have found that to be true.

Once those relationships are in place, everything else finds the proper accord. It takes work, and often means considering my priorities carefully, but in the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way.


~Galina Krasskova is a polytheist, priest…

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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 March 21, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The meaning of life is “Galina gesturing at the camera with snakes”.

    A better answer than “42”, certainly. 😉

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  2. That’s simply awesome, Galina. You are an inspiration and role model for the rest of us.

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