Larisa Hunter, the oldest of three girls, spent most of her life on the East Coast of Canada. Although her parents were Jehovah’s Witnesses, they were open-minded and allowed Larisa and her sisters to study and experience history and culture.

After moving to Ontario, Larisa left the family home at age 18. She began a period of exploration in paganism at the Wiccan Church of Canada. It was her discovery of Asatru that changed everything. By 2002, Larisa took her oath of profession, taking the name of Mist. Over the last nine years she has dedicated herself to Norse heathenry. She became a member of the Asatru Ring Frankfurt and a regular contributor to a heathen poetry web-page called Odin’s Gift.

Mist is currently Gyðja of the kindred she established, Kenaz, named after the Elder Futhark rune which symbolizes the torch of knowledge. Kenaz Kindred strives to incorporate the spiritual experience with historical practice in its rites, and to be a welcoming place for seekers of Asatru.

Mist has lectured at numerous Canadian heathen and pagan festivals, written articles for several books, and recently published her first book, "Fulltrui: Patrons in Asatru" (Megalithica Books, Immanion Press). In 2011, she opened Frigga's Loom, a business named in honour of her patron goddess where she creates custom made harrow cloths. That same year she became the publicity representative for Immanion Press, and then in 2012 she undertook the additional administrative duties of secretary, where she is responsible for creating newsletters and other documentation. In the same year (2012) she relinquished the name Mist and is now known by her given name Larisa Hunter (alternatively Larisa/Mist may appear). This decision was due to the fact that her life became so public that using a pen/spiritual name seemed unimportant.

Some of her other writings include:

• selections in Pagan Poems (Crow Eagle Press, 2006) “Being A Warrior Woman”

• Talking About the Elephant - Anthology of Neopagan Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation by Lupa (Megalithica Books) [2008]

• Self- Published: "The Heathen Shaman” [2012] and “Working With Undesirables" (Previously Published as "Giants, Not The Enemy" [2011] "With the Help of our Gods [2012]" (available online from The Viking Market)

Where to find Mist online

Where to buy in print


This member has not published any books.