Hello, and welcome. My name is something I am still in the process of discovering so for the moment, please simply call me by my last name of Ymirshvolpur. (For those curious, it is an unusual patronym structure, yes, but it’s one that acknowledges my nonbinary gender and trollish identity. It translates to “Ymir’s cub.”) My gender is androgyne meaning it possesses both masculine and feminine traits yet is neither male nor female. My pronouns are zie/zir/zir/zirs/zirself.
This blog is my place to discuss my religious journey with the jotnar of Norse mythology. My practice is my own and neither that of rökkatru nor northern tradition paganism. By necessity of working with beings who have little recorded lore on them, this blog is UPG heavy. However, I try to be clear where my UPG begins and why I hold it if I can.
My path is centered around the jotun Angrboða first and foremost. Slightly secondary but still right at the center of my religious practice are Ymir, Surtr, and Leirvör. As you can gather by my name above, Ymir is a father figure to me. Leirvör, in turn, is my mother. (For those wondering who on earth Leirvör is, she’s one of the trollwives listed in the Nafnaþulur and only there so she has no lore on her. Therefore it’s not surprising if her name here leaves you scratching your head.) I work with other jotnar, primarily Angrboda’s children and grandchildren, and it seems likely that I will be asked to branch out further to meet and get to know the more obscure and lore-less jotnar.