Today marks the Autumnal Equinox. The expansiveness of summer draws to a close and the contraction of winter begins. Traditionally our ancestors brought food in for storage after a bountiful harvest. Fall was and is also the season of the hunt, venturing into the wild to gather food for the long winter ahead. Fall has always been a special time to me, growing up it marked the beginning of the “holiday season,” warm times around the fireplace with family and friends as the snow began to fall and the darkness came earlier and earlier. Fall also marked the beginning of hunting season and, where I come from, that means moose season. To honor this time of the hunt and the steady approach of winter, we will be honoring Ullr at the Hof this weekend. As the leaves turn and a chill hits the air, I hope your hearts fill with cherished memories of days gone by and that, together with your families and kindreds, you build amazing memories for the future. The Asatru Folk Assembly would like to wish all our folk a joyous Winter Finding!
Matthew Flavel
Asatru Folk Assembly