Thursday, April 23, 2015

A to Z Challenge -- T -- THUNDER, WOLF, AND THREE

TALISMAN -- Talismans are objects charged with personal power.  They are used to attract a specific energy or force.

THREEFOLD LAW -- The Threefold Law is not technically a law per se.  It is more of a defining principle that governs many pagans and wiccans.  It is similar to karma.  Basically what it means is that whatever you send out be it magic workings or whatever will come back on you three times as powerful.

When or how it comes back to the person depends on which variation is believed.  There are several different thoughts on this from cosmic to the more mundane.

Not all use magic practitioners use this principle.  Just like with any religion, there are differences in beliefs in Paganism and Wicca.

TRIPLE GODDESS --  There are many triple goddesses in ancient pantheons.  The Moirai, the Morrígna, and the Norns are a few of them.  These are three individuals that form a group function.  Then there are those with three heads like Hecate at the three-way crossroads.

The Wiccan Triple Goddess is represented by the phases of the moon and are visualized as three different stages of life: Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

There is debate as to whether She is a reincarnation of an older goddess/es or a creation of the Neopagan revival.

Mjollnir Pendant
THURSDAY --  Thursday is named after the Norse god, Thor.  He was the God of thunder and lightning.  The Romans honored their god Jupiter on this day.  Dies Jovis/Iovis (Jove's day) honors their god of sky and light.  The Greek equivalent is Zeus.

Thor was the protector of humans and gods against evil.  He carried the hammer Mjollnir.  He was one of the most popular of that pantheon.  When the church started to take over, the people began to wear Thor's hammer in defiance.

Jupiter governed over the distribution of laws and used oracles to give the people his will.

TUESDAY --  Tuesday is named for the Norse god Tyr, which relates to the Germanic god, Tiu (Twia).  The Romans called it dies Martis, which translates to Mars day.

Both Tiu and Mars were gods of war, while Tyr is a defender god.

Tyr, in Norse mythology, was shown to bear only one hand.  The other was sacrificed in the jaws of Fenrir when the gods tricked the wolf son of Loki into chains.

Disclaimer: None of these pictures belong to me.  I found them on Google.


  1. I did a report in high school on Wicca and learned about the Threefold Law. It's something I do believe in even though I'm not Wiccan. Things really do seem to come back at you threefold.

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    1. I agree. If more people would take it to heart.

  2. I knew that about the days of the month. Cool random info. haha.

  3. I love Norse/Germanic mythology. It is not as well known but just as interesting as Roman and Greek mythology. I would love to know if I have my own talisman or does it work that way?

    1. Talismans are made by the individual or commissioned by a person.

      I think it's sad that a lot of the mythology was lost.

  4. To me, the Threefold Law never made as much sense as Karma. I see karma as action-reaction, which makes sense to me. To have one's actions then amplified threefold just messes with my mind, haha. That said, it's a good philosophy. It's even more incentive to be good to your fellow man, because if you're not, it will come back to bite you more than once. Good stuff.

    1. Karma in any form is scary. But to have it bite three times as powerful that's even worse.

      Thank you.

  5. There are always talismans all over the place in fantasy literature :) Yay for Thor! I find it interesting that there is a debate about the Wiccan Tripple Goddess and how three always seems to be a magic number.
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    1. Three is just that way.

      And amulets and charms too.

      With any religion there is debate. I figure as long as you respect the others beliefs, let there be differences.