Théodish Abannings and Articles

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“A more-than-worthy successor to THEOD Magazine.”- Gárman Lord

Welcome to Spellstów, the official newsletter of the Wínland Ríce and Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief. Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief, also known as Þéodisc Geléafa or Theodism, is a rekindling of the manygodded troth that was held by our Anglo-Saxon heathen forebears before the coming of Christianity.

The newsletter’s name, Spellstów is itself an Old English word meaning “a place (OE: stów) where news (OE: spell) is abanned (announced).” As one might well fathom from such a name, Spellstów serves as the means by which the Ríce, its théods, guilds, and halls, “abanns its spells” to its friends throughout heathendom.

Spellstów is published quarterly at Solmónaþ (February), Þrimilce (May), Weodmónaþ (August), and Blótmónaþ (November) and includes articles and abannings from Géring Théod in New York, the Ealdríce Théod in Central Virginia, Brádléahweald Léode in Northern Virginia, Hræfnscír Théod in British Columbia, and Æppeldor Heall in Tasmania.

Spellstów, is published by Háliggyld Books. Be sure to check out Háliggyld Books’ selection of Théodish titles by Gárman Lord Cyning, Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere, and Wordsmið Þegn.

CURRENT ISSUE

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Þórbeorht His Cynehelmung: Volume 4 Number 3 Wéodmónaþ 2022

This special issue of Spellstów is celebrates the cynehelmung (coronation) of Þórbeorht Hláford by Gárman Hláford as the Wínland Ríce’s new cyning. Available as a pdf (free) subscription or 72 page printed publication ($19.00).
Included in this issue:

  • Abannings
  • Pictures, documents, speeches, of the cynehelmung.
  • Þórbeorhtes Cyneword by Ælfric Hláford
  • On Þórbeorht’s Worthy Deeds
  • Cynehelmung Bethoughts (Reflections) by Gárman Hláford, Eþelwynn Hlǽfdige, Ælfgár Þegn, Sǽfriþ Þygen
  • Goats, Gunpowder and Bobbing Blades, Being a More Than True Account of my Wínland Wending by Friðoric Þegn
  • Wherefore Æftera Líða? by Þórbeorht Hláford
  • The Second Cynehelmung by Ælfric Hláford
  • Cynewulf, Cyneheard and the Qualities of Kingship by Ealhwaru Ceorl
  • On Significance Part III – A New Vocabulary of Reality by Gárman Hláford
  • The Hræfnscír Hold-oath and Land-binding Thew by Ealhwaru Ceorl
  • Askings and Answers
  • Book Reviews by Gert Æscbéam Árgesíþa

PAST ISSUES

“Rarely has such a mindboggling trove of lore been set before the mundane gaze in such a compelling package.” – Gárman Lord

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Fourice Great Volume 4 Number 2 Þrimilce 2022
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or 63 page printed publication ($17.00).
Included in this issue:
Abannings
Gafol-Léodas: Théodish Tributary Tribes by Þórbeorht Hláford
On Significance Part II – Shaftcunning by Gárman Hláford
The Misseri in Ancient Germanic Calendars by Ælfric Hláford
Is Cædmon’s Hymn Heathen? by Ealhwaru Ceorl
– From Wóden to the Virgin Queen: The Religious Authority of English Kingship by Þórbeorht Hláford
A Different Cynehelmung by Ealhwaru Ceorl


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Volume 4 Number 1 Solmónaþ 2022
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or 53 page printed publication ($16.00).
Included in this issue:
Abannings (among which are Abannings of Cyningscipe by Gárman Lord and the Witan)
Anglo-Saxon Guilds Ancient & Renewed by Þórbeorht Hláford
On Significance Part I – The Undiscovered Significance of Significance by Gárman Hláford
Hræfnscír Tiding: Mynne, Orlæg, & Iðunn’s Apples by Ælfric Hláford
Rekindling the Hearth Fire: Medieval Sources, Modern Heathens by Ealhwaru Ceorl
Heathen Imagery in Skyrim: Ten Years of Capturing Imaginations by Æðelwulf Gegilda


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Volume 3 Number 4 Blótmónaþ 2021
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or 42 page printed publication ($14.00).
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
Yuletide in the Théods by Gárman Lord Cyning
Faining Questions Answered by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere
Hræfnscír Tiding: Blótmónaþ 2021 by Ælfric Hláford
– Hláftíd Gealdor fram Ealdre Anglseaxisce Scopcræfte by Ælfric Hláford
Æppeldor Tiding: Walkabout Diary by Friðoric Þegn
A Poem for the Æftera Líða Games by Ælfgár Þegn


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Volume 3 Number 3 Wéodmónaþ 2021
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or 36 page printed publication ($14.00).
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
The Need for Blót and Symbel by Gárman Lord Cyning
A Wóden Béd by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere
Hræfnscír Tiding: Wéodmónaþ 2021 by Ælfric Hláford
Ghosts in the Hills: England’s Chalk Hill Figures by Sǽfriþ Ides


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Thrice Great Volume 3 Number 2 Þrimilce 2021
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or printed publication ($14.00).
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
With a Right Good Will by Gárman Cyning
Our Primitive Paganism by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere
Hræfnscír Tiding: Éastremónaþ 2021 by Ælfric Hláford
Series Review: The Gloaming by Friðoric Þegn
Film Review: Penda’s Fen by Ósláfa Gegilda
From Hof to Stave Church by Healfdan


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Vol 3 No 1 Solmónaþ 2021
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or printed publication ($12.00)
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
From the Giftstool: Is the Future Knowable? by Gárman Lord
On Hǽl and Hléot by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere
Hræfnscír Tiding: Solmónaþ 2021 by Ælfric Þegn
Song of the Shieldwall: The Story of the Anglo-Saxon Folk by Malkin Gray & Friðoric Þegn
Flatbreads, Furrowing, and the Feast by Æðele
Heathen Lessons Applied to Modern Problems by Ælfgár Þegn


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Vol 2 No 4 Blótmónaþ 2020
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or printed publication ($10.00)
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
The Ghosts of Yuletide Past (and Yet to Come) by Gárman Lord
Yeartidely Lore: On Yuletide and the Span of Its Days by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere
Hræfnscír Tiding: Winterfylleþ 2020 by Ælfric Þegn
Æppeldor Tiding: Bældæg 2020 by Friðoric
Water Readiness by Dúren


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Vol 2 No 3 Wéodmónaþ 2020
Available as a pdf (free) subscription or printed publication ($10.00)
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
– Deemings from the Wínland Ríce’s Hláftíd Mót
(An Abanning on the Framework and Árunga of the Ríce, the Trow of Greater Théodism, and the Unthéodishness of Outlaws)
– Hræfnscír Tiding: Wéodmónaþ 2020
by Ælfric Þegn
– Yeartidely Lore: On Háligmónaþ and Harvest Home
by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce
– Sacral Kingship in Théodish Belief
by Friðoríc
– Wéohs
by Ælfgár Þegn
– Readiness
by Dúren


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Vol 2 No 2 Þrimilce 2020
Available as a pdf (free) or printed publication ($10.00)
Included in this issue:
– Abannings
– Good Luck by Gárman Lord Cyning
– Wyrms and Wells by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce
– Hréðmónaþ 2020 by Ælfric Þegn
– A Walk Beneath the Sycamores by Friðoric Stígweard
– The Scópcræft of Benjamin Bagby by Eþelwynn Hlǽfdige
– Théodish Belief: Are You in or Are You Out? by Ælfgár Þegn Húscarl
– An Interview with The Saxon Storyteller


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Vol 2 No 1 Solmónaþ 2020
Available as a pdf (free) or printed publication ($10.00)
Included in this issue:
Abannings
Significance and Sacral Kingship by Gárman Lord Cyning
On Solmónaþ, Pancakes, and Ploughs by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce
Yuletide 2020 by Ælfric Þegn
Weaving the Social Fabric: Folk Dress and the Revival of Heathen Community by Friðoríc Stíweard
Grim Harold
Fire in the White Stone Part 1: A Conversation with Dan Capp


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Twice Great (Double Sized) Vol 1 No 3 Blótmónaþ 2019
Available as a pdf (free) or printed publication ($10.00)
Included in this issue:
Abannings, Charters, Oaths
Old Grains by Ælfric Þegn
A Mound for a King: Part One – Landscape by Friðoríc Stíweard
On the Right Reckoning of Módraniht by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce
Yuletide in the Ealdríce by Eþelwynn Hlæfdige
A Théodish Existential Apologetic by Gárman Lord Cyning
Scholarly Sojourns: Anglo-Saxon Britain tour review


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Vol 1 No 2 Wéodmónaþ 2019
Available as a pdf (free) or printed publication ($7.50)
Included in this issue:
Abannings
Watertown Memories
The Ríce Renewed by Þórbeort
A Return to the Ríce by Ælfric
Yeartidely Lore: On Hláftíd by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce
Midsommar Movie Review


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Vol 1 No 1 Þrimilce 2019
Available as a pdf (free) or printed publication ($7.50)
Included in this first issue:
Théodish Lore: The Sage
Théodish Lore: The Wælburgas Þyle
An Éastremónaþ Hwatung (Omen)
Rúnlár (Rune Lore)
Rúnung (A Reading of the Runes)
Éastre Abannings
Yeartidely Lore: On May Day, Bældæg, and Beltane by Þórbeorht Ealdorblótere of the Ealdríce


For books on Théodish Belief, be sure to visit Háliggyld Books.

Submissions, comments, suggestions, and questions may be sent to the Ealdríce at ealdrice@ealdrice.org or at P.O. Box 13961, Richmond, Virginia 23225.

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