Happy Equinox 2022

Tomorrow is the Fall Equinox. This is the time that marks our transition from the season of harvest, the tail end of summer and into the time of the ancestors, of Odin, of the wild hunt. The autumn also belongs to Idunna, our Goddess of restoration and immortality. I don’t think it insignificant that Her season corresponds to the time given to us to honor our ancestors. It is through them that we are restored and sustained. 


Of course, ancestor veneration isn’t restricted solely to the fall, and in addition to regular household offerings, some traditions, like the Roman, set aside other times of year for their ancestral festivals too. For us as Heathens however, that time begins now for us and it is a descent, a slow –and sometimes not so slow–winding down into the sweet, nourishing darkness of winter. 


Tomorrow, we will be holding ritual and honoring our Gods and readying ourselves for this new time of year. I would love to know what you, my readers are doing for the equinox (including those of you below the equator for whom this is the SPRING equinox!). 

Hand written phrase Happy Equinox on abstract hand painted watercolor texture. Colorful autumn banner template with hand lettering isolated on white background. Vector illustration.

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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 September 21, 2022, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Our small group of Priestesses remember Persephone’s descent back to the Underworld as Queen. Also, the sorrow of separation of Her Mother, the Harvest Queen Demeter. We honor the God Hermes & the Goddess Hekate too.

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  2. We’re using the equinox and the next couple of weeks to winterize our home! This, for us, involves a lot of cleaning (and cleansing) of the house as well as more-than-usual cleaning of and adjustments to our ancestor and devotional altars. It’s a simple routine but it works for us. 🙂

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  3. Tomorrow I’ll be giving libations to both Freyr and Sif. Probably Thor too for good measure.

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  4. Thank you for helping me understand this time of year. Without even knowing about the role Iðunna plays during this season, she made herself kmown to Jim and me in the planning of our wedding in Iceland last October. The Ásatrú ceremony included a prayer to her which all participants prayed for us/with us. As we look to celebrate our anniversary, we will bring out that prayer when we renew our vows. BTW, and thanks to you, it came from your book

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    • Oh that is lovely! And how lovely to be married in Iceland! not only is it relevant to our tradition but it’s a gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous country with lovely people.

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      • It is! I have been going there since 2014. I am learning the language and am studying Ásatrú and heathenry, the latter thanks to
        you, your blog and your book. And in the course of studying I have discovered my genealogical roots take me back to Norway, Ireland and thus Iceland. Viking blood and a real connection to lost beliefs.

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