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Post by Jescissa » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:46 am

Pretty please could you tell me about Tyr/Tiw...I've got a feeling he's working in my life right now!
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. Goodbye." - Miss Tick, Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men

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Post by Ragnar » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:37 pm

:-D Aha. My personal.

Tyr is justice, and regulator.

Thor is wild energy, but with Tyr it is wild energy focused for an ends.

An example would be the difference between a neuclear bomb (wild energy) and a power station (controled....in theory) energy.

Throw Loki into the equation you get Chernobyl, or three mile Island.

Loki is human mind/thought.

Thor and Tyr are raw power (Thor), with justice and intelligence controling his actions (Tyr).

Another similie would be to describe it Kind of like the difference between a WWII bomb, with which the pilots were quite happy to hit the right general city, and a modern "SMART" bomb. (Allthough even with SMART bombs, the U.S air force still seem to be happy to get the right city)

Those are natural raw power, with natural justice/boundries/controls.

This governs all our actions.

The same abstract understanding of the natural energy can be applied as much to our own self, as to the clan, and the whole earth.

When applied to ourselves. We use our Tyr aspect, ie common sense, morals, idea of justice, sub-consceous (Or however it is spelt this week.:roll: ) to stop us going out and blasting off in the local Shopping center.

LOKI, however, is the part of the mind that questions, and puts to the test, all those controls. (Conscious (Fancied a spelling change :toothy5: )).

Let Loki get to powerful, and you get "wild people" that our prisons are full of.

Let Tyr take too much control, and you become an unthinking, unquestioning Borg type robot.

The idea is to keep the two in balance.

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Post by Willow » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:10 am

Wow ,interesting. I love hearing about different systems of thought! THanks for that.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Post by Kitsune » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:24 pm

I agree! Wouldn't it be great to have a once weekly post on a different God, finding out interesting stories about them, and how they are thought of in modern culture.... :-D

Man, if only I could find a job where I could do nothing but research Gods and Godesses of the past and present... comparing and learning from each in turn.... [-o<

It would be wonderful, but nobody's gonna pay me to do that.. :-?

Hmm, and self-study on time off continues... :lol: #-o
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Post by Jescissa » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:35 pm

Thanks Ragnar :-D This is really interesting.
Kitsune wrote:I agree! Wouldn't it be great to have a once weekly post on a different God, finding out interesting stories about them, and how they are thought of in modern culture....
I think that would be fab too!
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Post by Willow » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:18 pm

Professor of religion at your service :-D
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Post by Windwalker » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:49 pm

Tyr <3

Thanks for that analogy, Uncle Ragnar!
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Post by SageWolf » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:12 am

Can we roast Marshmellows now Uncle Ragnar? The story was awesome. ANd I think it's a great Idea to post about a different god every week.

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Post by Kitsune » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:55 am

I will take a look into a god and start posting on it on Sunday, perhaps.

I was thinking about looking into Bast. Does that suit everybody?
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Post by SageWolf » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:04 pm

Well if we are posting every Sunday, Then Pick a God any God.I've got a Website for Native American Gods as well, if you all are interested. But we will do One a week. And I'll send the website to whom ever wants it.

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Post by Windwalker » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:21 pm

That sounds awesome! I've never done much research into the Egyptian deities, so an insight on some of them would be really beneficial for me :-D
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Post by Ragnar » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:58 am

SageWolf wrote:Can we roast Marshmellows now Uncle Ragnar?
You toast the marshmallows, just pass me the beer crate, and my pipe. :-D

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Post by Jescissa » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:50 am

Bast sounds great Kitsune, looking forward to seeing what you post :-D
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:17 am

Always up for learning about gods & goddesses! Brigit, my favourite, is still teaching me about her so I can't really post on her at all. But, Kitsune & Sagewolf, your ideas sound wonderful. I'm especially interested in the Native American gods & goddesses!
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Post by Ragnar » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:04 am

Bast is the Cat Godess?

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