Second and Third Aett and Scandal

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By now, I’ve finished relearning and inscribing the second and third aett of the Elder Futhark.  I’ll be making some runes for reading, but I’m kind of taking my time with that because, as it was with the bones, I want to really get into the related deities and culture before I presume to get them well enough to read for others.  I understand that most Asatruar are against ecclecticism, and I understand the reasons.  This is one reason I’m making sure that this venture is approached with respect and reverence.

So here are photo highlights of the rest of the inscription.

Rune Inscription Fehu-SowiloRune Inscription Fehu-OthalaInscription Fehu-Othala

Apparently, some people are really up in arms about this.  I’ve had my actions demeaned as teenage self mutilation by, of all people, a supposed priestess of Haitian Vodou.  That was weird, and I have suspicions that they are not all they say they are.  Most of the other opposition revolves around supposed concern for my wellbeing from people who never really gave a damn about it.  Those who know me and actually cared for me, once it was explained to them, didn’t have any more problems with it.

As they heal, they’re just going to look like pink or pale lines.  Maybe they’ll keloid well and become a bit raised.  Maybe, like the chest brands, they will almost disappear altogether.  The point though, was the inscription itself, not how pretty or ugly the outcome will be.

One Comment:

  1. I’m two years late, but bloody hell, the rage. People should be respectful of your decisions and, equally importantly, of your pain. As an ordeal worker and a norse pagan: I know what you did, I felt the suffering of doing a similar thing, and let me tell you (or anyone who found this site by accident like I did) – if the people who demeaned you and what you did thought for ten bloody seconds about what it’s like to burn twenty four runes into one’s flesh because that was needed, they would simply shut up. It was never about any concern for you – it was simply them becoming uncomfortable with this level of dedication and whining about it… Take care. 🙂

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