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Saints/Fiends of the Norse & Their lessons
« on: 09 February, 2020, 04:10:57 PM »
Thor, Symbol of protection and defense of homeland and family.
Tyr, the symbol of Law, justice, honor and upholding oaths.
Baldur, the symbol of humanity.  Love, hope, and peace.
Hel, the symbol of comfort to the ill and aiding the dying in crossing over.
Idun, the symbol of the secrets of nature and being aware of all around.
Bragi, the symbol of joy and happiness.  Patron of art, music, poems, and festivals.
Loki, the symbol of jealousy, hate, betrayal, and trickery. 



The lesson of the All-Father
1 - Life isn't easy and is full of challenges.  To face our challenges and overcome our struggles makes us stronger and brings us closer to the divine.

(What it means: Life is hard.  We must accept challenges that are placed before us and strive to defeat them as it only makes us stronger.  As Odin did this to his children, it is only right we must do it.  In accepting our challenges and struggles we grow stronger, wiser and closer to the divine.)

The lesson of Thor
2 - To fight is natural and should be embraced without fear, but peace should also be maintained.

(What it means: Fighting is normal.  There is nothing wrong with it and we should be ready to fight always and not fear it.  Though, just because we can fight doesn't mean we must always fight.  Holding peace is far harder and worthy of our strength, and thus doesn't make us weak.)

The lesson of Tyr
3-  No one is immune to the justice of the divine or the land.  Stand with honor if you must accept justice, dispense justice with honor and no cruel intent.

(What it means: No one is above the law.  If you are accused of a crime, regardless of innocence or guilt you should stand proudly and with honor.  Knowing that the divine see us and even in guilt we can be honorable.  An should we be the ones to cast judgment, we must be honorable and not allow any cruel intent to affect our judgment when making our ruling. )

The lesson of Idun
4- Embrace nature and what it offers.  Learn from it and at all times be aware of what is around you, what you see and hear.

(What it means: Nature is not just a resource to be stripped.  It should be embraced and watched over for future generations and to insure we always have the needed resources. We should also keep our eyes and ears open to the world around us, not just our home, but the greater world.  This way we cannot be surprised by anything nature or the world can throw at us.)

The lesson of Hel
5- It is divine to provide for the sick and to help the dying cross over. 

(What it means: As Hel provided for the sick and helped the dying cross over to the next life, we too should be ready to help.  There is great courage to be had in helping one that is sick at the risk of your own health, and there is great honor intending a defeated foe.  It shows your strength.  Yet, we should be ready to help a fallen friend take the steps to join the All-Father.  Even if we do not wish too, and we should be ready to send a foe to the afterlife.  Even if we do not wish too.)

The lesson of Baldur
6- Be pure in your actions, accept hope so the light may break the darkness.  Know that love and happiness of peace is not a weakness. It is a strength.

(What it means: In all we do we should strive to be the best, to not take advantage of others and always stand as a beacon of hope.  Especially when the world is darkest. An no matter what, we should love, and enjoy happiness and peace for it isn't a weakness to live a good life. It is strength.)

The lesson of Bragi
7- The creation of works of art, be it music, poems or tales should be celebrated by all.  As these are windows to the divine.

(What it means:  The arts in all forms should be celebrated and embraced.  Festivals should be had to celebrate at any chance we have.  The divine has given us these gifts and we must explore them and share them with the world so they can see the true divine and join in.)

The lesson of Loki
8- Never betray your family, be it flesh and blood or by the kingdom.  Uphold your oaths, least death the only way to be released from it.  Never desire what others have, for you shall have it if you work for it.  Hate only those who seek to harm what you love and no one else.  There are other ways to winning, without resorting to open violence.

(What it means: Among the worst things you can do is betray your fellow Norse, family or Kingdom.  To do such you have no recourse but to seek salvation or be denied entrance to join the All-Father.  Just so is breaking your oath a horrendous crime, though if you have given your oath to someone and feel their actions will cause you to dishonor in the eyes of the All-Father, you can end your oath by taking your own life in protest and thus bring shame to the one you had given your oath too. You should never desire what others have, but strive to get them yourself with your own strength of hard work as it is a divine challenge.  An in all things, do not hate.  Save hate for those who would try and take what you love. )
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