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The Plough-Share

The Plough-Share

By Of Axe and Plough
Theology. Heathenry. Polytheism.

Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, Roman Polytheism, philosophy, history, folklore, and thoughts. The vocal attachment to Of Axe and Plough, the Blog.

It's your fault this title is a pun.
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Episode VI: Space
Wherein I discuss my attitudes towards space, sacred space, and views thereof.  Sorry for the delay! "He is risen" is because this came out on Easter.  Because I am a child at heart. Sources referenced: Michael Lipka, Roman Gods. Arnold van Gennep, The Rites of Passage. Cicero, De Domo Sua. Mircea Eliade, Sacred and Profane. Jenn Cianca, Sacred Ritual, Profane Space: The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place. Nightfall by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
April 04, 2021
Episode V: Polytheism Strikes Back!
Wherein I discuss certain things relating to polytheism, willful misunderstanding, and a comparison between two interpretations of polytheism that isn't as equal as would otherwise appear. Sources Referenced: Various Authors, Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology. Michael Lipka, Roman Gods. Ralph Haussler, "Interpretatio Indigena: Re-inventing Local Cults in a Global World" Suzanne Owen, The Appropriation of Native American SPirituality Okot p'Bitek, African Religions as European Scholarship Wikitionary Entry "Polytheism". John Beckett, "The Four Centers of Paganism", May 28, 2014, Patheos Pagan,, accessed 5/16/20 Nightfall by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
May 24, 2020
Episode IV: Validity, Doubt, History
Wherein I rant about the burdensome quality of constant arguing about history and fact within contemporary polytheist spaces in the West. It's good to be back. Sources referenced: Dubois, Page. A Million and One gods: The Persistence of Polytheism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. Kurien, Prema. A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007. Parker, Robert. Polytheism and Society at Athens. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Stewart, Charles and Rosalind Shaw, eds. Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism: The Politics of Religious Synthesis. London: Routledge, 1994. Track attribution:  Nightfall by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
February 23, 2020
Episode III: Piety
Wherein I discuss my views on piety, using influences from the Classical world and philosophy. Sources used for information include: Luke John Murphy, "Paganism at HomePre-Christian Private Praxis and Household Religion in the Iron-Age North", H. Crespo, "Reasonings about Philodemus’ On Piety", Andrej Petrovic & Ivana Petrovic, "Inner Purity & Pollution in Greek Religion Volume 1: Early Greek Religion", Some Catholic website blaming the world for the collective fall from Grace but I can't be assed to link to that drivel. Special thanks to Nihtgenga for allowing me to butcher his track for my intro.
August 25, 2019
Episode II: Sacrifice, Gifting, and Heathenry
Wherein I discuss my views regarding Sacrifice and Gifting, its engagement in Heathenry, espouse Stoicist philosophy, and draw from my previously published work of The Economy of Sacrifice.  
July 15, 2019
Episode I: Anglo-Saxon Heathenry?
Wherein I rant about Anglo-Saxonism, Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, and leave off for another episode.
June 16, 2019
Axe and Plough - Episode 0: Introduction
Hello, and welcome. This is episode 0 of the vocal attachment to my blog, Of Axe and Plough.  There's really not much to say - this is an introduction and an intentional episode about a new venture I've had in the back of my head.  Though I'm not quite sure what happened with the audio (I assure you that I do not sound like that), I felt that it would be better to get this 0 episode up, in order to kick me into gear.  So welcome.
June 15, 2019