Sacred Eating and the Pagan Diet: Cornbread

I have often written and spoken about the way that cooking can connect us to our ancestors so needless to say, I am pleased to see others connecting in this way too. Here is an interesting article about corn, cornbread, Goddesses, ancestors and above all else, healthy connection. Check it out.

Heathen Field Guide

I promise not to wax so poetic on future recipe posts, but it seems important to start out with a foodstuff that I find very bound up in my religion and, before I write more recipes exploring other sacred food adventures, it might be beneficial to start with a bit of background on the topic.

Cornbread is ridiculously easy to make. It’s not a ton of ingredients and it’s very forgiving if you’re, like me, someone who tends to over-fuss and stir too much or just poke at things in general when they don’t need to. There’s no complicated “only use egg whites” or “fold in” such and such ingredient which will usually trip me up unless I can recruit my fiance to help me. Cornbread is basic, simple, and nothing special.

It’s also supremely holy.

Corn itself is a crop that is distinctly of the America’s. I don’t think…

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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

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