One of the things Vingolf is dedicated to as a group is the reclamation of lost lore, including that pertaining to the goddesses, as well as some of the lesser known male deities. The Norse Pantheon is full of dozens of complex personalities, but sometimes it seems as though the Eddas are concerned primarily with the major male deities (Odin, Thor and Loki). This is not surprising considering that much of what is written about our gods was preserved by Christians, whose views of female divinity were obviously far different from the heathens they converted. Vingolf firmly believes in the power of both the gods and the goddesses, and we try to honor all of the Aesir and Vanir, not just the ones whose lore survived the Christianization of the North largely unscathed, male or female. We rely on deep personal insights, sound research, and literary evidence outside of the Eddas to learn more about these near forgotten gods and goddesses, and honor them in the manner we believe they deserve.
We hope to gather some of our collective research in this area, and as we hold rituals to different deities, we will share what we have learned on this website. I have also assembled some related links on each deities page (brewing links for Aegir, Herbal links for Eir, etc...). Your comments, thoughts and suggestions are most welcome, and heartily encouraged.
Mani (The House of Mundilfari page by Manny Olds)
Saga (UPDATED - 6/21/2006)
Skadhi (The Skađavé page by Joe Mandato)
Var (UPDATED - 8/6/2006)