Swain Wódening, one of the founding members of Englatheod and the Ealdriht, started his Heathen life back in 1984 along with his brother. He learned of the AFA the year it disbanded, but in 1989 he learned of and joined the Troth. Shortly thereafter, he learned of Theodism, then solely an Anglo-Saxon phenomena, and joined the Winland Ríce in 1993. He rapidly advanced to the arung of lord by writing articles and attracting new members. In 1996, after several disputes with the leadership, he left to form the Angelseaxisce Ealdriht with Winfred Hodge Rose. The Ealdriht eventually became the Miercinga Theod in an effort to encourage regionalism, and to return to a purer form of Theodish Belief. He led that organization until June, 2006 when he resigned to seek a deeper spirituality. Swain is currently a member of Wednesbury Shire of White Marsh theod.
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Helith - An Anglo-Saxon Pagan Deity
by Garden Stone & Swain Wodening
A free eBook by Swain Wodening and GardenStone.
The names Helia, Heile, Helið and Helith are recorded in several medieval and later publications as names for a pagan deity who was venerated in the southwest of early Anglo-Saxon England. This publication gives a fair overview on what is known about this pagan god.
Path to the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism for Beginners
by Swain Wodening
Path to the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism for Beginners contains everything you need to know to begin practicing the religion of your Anglo-Saxon ancestors. Within these pages you will be introduced to the Gods and Goddesses of Heathenry, and to fundamental beliefs and key concepts such as Wyrd, Frith, the Sacred and Holy, Heathen Thews (Virtues) and more. The basic rites of Heathenry are explained,
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