Spring has finally sprung. Yes, even here in New England! (or at least it so seems). Time to come out of winter hibernation. I hope everyone enjoyed their "Ewe's Milk" (what would be the equivalent Urglaawe name?) and Ostara holidays.
Walpurgisnacht is fast approaching. As Walpurgisnacht is sacred to Fraa Holle, and Fraa Holle is an especial patron of der Urglaawe, I see this holy time as one of the most sacred of the year. My own observance of Walpurgisnacht is still in the planning stages. But I am happy to note I will not have to work the following day, so I hope to do something a little extra special this year. I'll try to remember to post an update here, but for now I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a very blessed and holy Walpurgisnacht!
Heel Fraa Holle!
Heel 's Volk!
I thought perhaps a good way to begin things here in this community would be with a posting of one possible list of virtues for die Urglaawer. I believe this list was compiled by Bruder Rob Lusch of Die Urglaawisch Sippschaft vum Distlefink. I'm borrowing it here just as it appeared on the Hexenkunst Yahoo! Group.
der Mut - Courage
die Waahrheit - Truth
die Ehr - Honor
die Treie - Fidelity/Troth
die Addning/Ordning - Discipline
die Uffwaarting - Hospitality
es Selbscht-Zuverdraue - Self-reliance
die Schaffichheit - Industriousness
die Ausdauer - Perseverance
die Weisheit - Wisdom
die Gleichheit - Equality
die Freindschaft/Verwandschaft - Kinship
der Edelmut - Generosity
die Schtarick - Strength
Un mir Pennsilfaanische Deitsche gsetze dazu:
es Mitleid - Compassion
die Neigierheit - Curiosity (eager to learn)
die Bedrachdung/es Eisehnes - Respect (for others)
die Selbschtvisidiering/der Selbschtreiguck - Introspection
die Selbschtverbessring - Self-Improvement
This community is for those who practice, or who have an interest in der Urglaawe, the Heathen custom of the Pennsylvania German Volk. Worship of the Germanic Gods, Braucherei, Hexerei, herbalism, healing techniques, food, traditional crafts and folklore of the Pennsylvania Germans are all "on topic" for discussion in this community, as are general news items and news and events from the larger Heathen community that my be of interest here. Posts in Deitsch are welcome, and encouraged. However, an English translation would be appreciated, especially for longer posts (perhaps behind an LJ cut?).
I want this to be our community, not mine. Most of all, I hope this humble LJ presence might in its own small way encourage interest in, and the advancement of der Urglaawe.
Heel 's Volk!