A beautiful post on cooking for the dead (and anyone who thinks that cooking ancestral foods or feeding your dead is appropriation can, quite frankly, go fuck themselves with a rusty chainsaw. Convincing people to stop honoring their dead because of some bullshit misguided idea of what constitutes appropriation or for any other reason is a bloody EVIL act. cook your ancestral foods. Cook foods you like. cook for your dead. cook and remember the faces of your ancestors, now and always. pass their stories on and pass on the taste of their wisdom).

Horn and Hearth

Blessed Sunwait for those who celebrate this season of refocusing on the Gods and the home in preparation for Yule. In the US some of us celebrate Thanksgiving. While I do have issues with the mythology around the holiday, it is one of the few nonreligious holidays that my family can come together and be in communion without the issue of which came first, the Julfather or the Son lol (we all know the answer). This all means that there’s a lot of baking going on in our families. Pies, cookies, candy, etc. Damon requested one thing from me this year (rare for him who is the master of “Don’t care. Make what you like. Make nothing, don’t stress yourself on my account.”). Kuglehopf.

I wanted to take this time to babble a little bit about what this cake means to me as a Polytheist, ancestor venerating, animist, spirit worker…

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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 wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on November 18, 2021, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m really starting to think these people don’t even know what appropriation is anymore and as a POC it’s kind of annoying. You can’t appropriate food from your own culture. It’s fucking food and you belong to that culture! The whole point of trying to avoid appropriation is to avoid cultural erasure but if you literally belong to that culture then there literally is no way you can appropriate a food! It would be more damaging to NOT make the food in this situation! Who the fuck is coming up with this shit?

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  2. Sure, cultural appropriation is bad and I don’t like it, but cooking foods from a culture YOU BELONG TO is not cultural appropriation!


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