Hæðengyld Books is the publishing branch of the Ealdríce Théodish Fellowship. Below are a list of our writers are their works.
“Gesitha Handbook: An Introduction to Theodish Belief” is a collection of works written by Garman Lord, the founder of Anglo-Saxon Theodish Belief. Originally published as articles and separate booklets in the early 1990s, these works are being made available in print for the first time in fifteen years. Articles include: “The Undiscovered Retroheathenry,” “The Quest for Troth and Thew,” “The Gesitha Handbook,” and “The Mystery of Heathen Sacrifice.”
These are the Old Saxon rites that were used by the Sahsisk Thiod (2000-2008 CE), a Greater Théodish fellowship which sought to rekindle the heathen troth once held by the continental Saxons of Northern Germania. In this work may be found some of the first Heathen galders (charms) and biddings (prayers) to be crafted in the Old Saxon tongue since the continental Saxons were forced by Charlemagne to convert to Christianity.
Of Ghosts and Godpoles is a collection of Théodish essays which cover various topics pertaining to the reconstruction of the Saxon Heathen religion. Beginning with a history of the continental Old Saxons, the book goes on to employ comparative mythology to explore the cult of Sahsnôt/Seaxnéat before utilizing archaeology to glean insight into the Irminsul and its popular representation in contemporary Heathenry. Thereafter, Of Ghosts and Godpoles reexamines the life of Hengest, his portrayal in literature, and his actions within the cultural context of the Migration Era warband. A textual analysis of Beowulf follows, drawing heavily upon linguistic anthropology to consider the significance that ghosts play in the Old English tale. Lastly, the book concludes with an overview of how environmental change set the Teutonic migrations into motion and the impact said migrations had upon the Heathen religion.
Gárman Lord founded Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief in 1976 and is the author of Way of the Heathen and numerous other Théodish publications. In 1989 he was named Ætheling of the Wínland Ríce and in 1995 he was crowned its Hálig Cyning (Sacral King). In 2004 Gárman Lord set aside his boar-helm and began writing fictional works—many of which are often sown through with bits of Théodish lore. For updates on his current writings, be sure to visit his website, Gárman’s Rede, at http://garmanlord.com/.
Þórbeorht Línléah is a Théodish blótere (priest) and the founder of the Ealdríce Hæðengyld, an Anglo-Saxon Heathen fellowship based upon the early Anglo-Saxon religious gilds that arose shortly before conversion. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies as well as a Master of Liberal Arts in English Religious History. Þórbeorht’s works have appeared in HEX Magazine, Vor Tru Magazine, and The Journal of Contemporary Heathen Thought. Þórbeorht previously wrote under the name of Êrmund Aldarman.