Flags, Flax, Fodder and Frigg


Caelum Moor Labyrinth - Hail Frigg!
Caelum Moor Labyrinth

While perusing other local bloggers’ pages right after Pagan Pride Day to see what people might be saying I ran across one of my favorite closing lines which I haven’t used in awhile myself over at Amber’s blog Woven Magick.

It is reputed to be an old Saxon blessing which has become popular with many Pagans in modern times.

 

  • Flags – For the flagstones used in laying down the foundation for a home.
  • Flax – Flax fiber comes from the skin of the stem of the flax plant. It is soft, lustrous and flexible; bundles of fiber look very much like blonde hair, hence the reason blond haired people are sometimes described as being “flaxen”. Flax fiber is stronger than cotton but less elastic. It has long been used for weaving fabrics and clothing.
  • Fodder – Fodder is another way of saying food. In modern times it is more often used in reference to livestock feed and coarse grains but it wasn’t always so and can be used to refer to food in general.
  • Frigg – Frigg is the Norse name of a goddess also known as Freya, for whom we have the day Friday or Freya’s Day. She is a goddess of the home and hearth as well as physical love.

So, put it all together and it basically means: “May you always have a home to live in, clothing to wear, food to eat, and someone to love.”

On another note I would like to pass on the word that The Wild Hunt is having it’s Fall 2013 Fall Funding Campaign to continue as well as expand it’s operation. Jason has done an enormous job bringing news that is relevant to the Pagan community into a format that is professionally and thoroughly executed. I have donated to the cause at the Unleash The Links level (I think that’s what he called it) and submitted Our Pantheons Way as the beneficiary of the promised shout out and inclusion on The Wild Hunt’s blogroll. It is my hope this will bring in more folks who might read and comment on the articles here. I think I may echo the sentiments of most bloggers in that we all write these articles not only for our own benefit but that we would like to hear from others on what we have said and more importantly, get people talking about the topics we bring up. Each blog is like a little community and it can be a great place to exchange ideas and learn from one another. Plus, we bloggers won’t feel quite so much like we are just talking to ourselves if we get to see that others have something to say too.


With that I leave you with…

Flags, Flax, Fodder and Frigg,

Troy


2 Replies to “Flags, Flax, Fodder and Frigg”

  1. It’s one of my favorite sayings, too! Except most the time when I use it around other Wiccans/Pagans I get a ‘What the heck are you saying?’ look. It’s not as popular as ‘blessed be’ or ‘bright blessings’. I don’t know why, I feel it has a lot of character.

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