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Sunday, March 24 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Law Trees: Sacred Groves of the North

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Thesis: Trees at the old Scandinavian and Baltic ceremonial sites were both centers of heathen worship as well as high courts.
Intro: Yggdrasil and the Rokstola 5-10min
  • The Tree and the well forming a mythic order to the universe.
  • The Voluspa’s account of the Gods meeting in council.
Body: Historical Accounts: 15-20min.
  • Tacitus’s account of Thor’s tree and Gamla Uppsalla.
  • Accounts of the Thing every 9 years at Gamla Uppsalla by Adam of Brennen.
  • The Saxon war with Charlemagne over Thor’s Tree.
  • The Svea conquest of Gamla Uppsalla.
  • The account from Njal’s Saga of conversion at the Ting.
Conclusion: Law Trees relevance today: 5-10min:
  • Mjolnir, the gavel and parliamentary rules.
  • English common law and its roots in the Havamal.

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Shane Orthman

Gothi, Daughters and Sons of Yta
Shane Orthmann is an artist, story teller and spiritual leader, serving as Gothi with the Daughters and Sons of Yta since 2010. From fall 2015-Spring 2016 Shane Orthmann was an artist in residency at the Creek, retelling the Norse Myths with an emphasis on their place in the seasons... Read More →

Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am MDT