Frith & Grith
Frith & Grith
The Old Norse Concepts of Frið, Grið and Gård/gárð, Thew, Gefrain, and Shild along with the Elder Ruthark runes Nauthiz, Gifu, and Mannaz, describe how the individual and the community interact, draw boundaries, and cooperate in Norse Tradition.
We will learn the roots of the words and the stories of the deities who are named for them: Grið the giantess, Frið the healing maid of Mengloð, Skuld the third Norn, and Frigg the All Mother.
We will discuss the relationships of these to Odin, Vili, Ve, and Viðar and how these relationships can guide us in our quest for good communication, ethical choices, and boundary setting.
Kari Tauring has pioneered two tools for implementing these concepts in a practical way and on a daily basis. First is called Gården Gates. Second is called Frigg's Hand. We will work with these two tools in a variety of scenarios.
*This is not a live class. All content and students questions from this class are from previous interactive courses. If you are interested in enrolling in an interactive course with more teacher involvement, please send us a message!*
Texts Referenced and Recommended:
Kari Tauring, "The Runes: A Deeper Journey" (2007, 2016).
Eric Wodening, "We Are Our Deeds" (1998, 2011).
Paul C. Bauschatz, "The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture" (1982).
LA Dahlmann, "The old Norwegian farm: its land and surroundings"
Simon Fairlie, "A Short History of Enclosure in Britain" (The Land 7 Summer 2009).
Maria Kvillhaug, "Seed of Yggdrasil" (2012).
Jamie Sams, "Animal Medicine Cards" p. 148, Armadillo Medicine (1988).
Ancient Texts (Various Translations):
Poetic Edda Poems: Voluspá, Svipdagsmál, Grímnismál (Oral Traditional 11th C)
Snorri Sturluson Prose Edda Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál (13th C)
Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsðrápa (10th C).
Various Communication Tools, Fairview Riverside Behavioral Health Services, Minneapolis, MN learned by Tauring in a "volunteer lecture training" program including works by Anne Wilson Schaef, Sherod Miller, Daniel Wackman, Elam Nunnally and Phyllis Miller (1998 - 1999).
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