Sundorwīc Hearth’s belief system is that of an immanent polytheism where numinous agents work constantly in our reality according to their particular functions and desires. It’s through rite and ritual that we are able to persuade or dissuade divinity and create a means to commune with the numinous for a fleeting time. While we believe divinity can manifest anywhere according to their inhuman desires, laying out separate, holy space is still a must- we are entreating Gods after all.
The following is a list of deities regularly offered to by Sundorwīc Hearth. Please note that as we are polytheists, this list is not exhaustive and can and likely will expand in time.
Frīg is the Hearth-Matron, household protectress and embodiment of domestic safety and tranquility and it is in this capacity that She is regularly petitioned at Sundorwīc. She is also the Allseer and Allknower, possessing oracular power via her innate connection to the mechanism of Wyrd and is often petitioned for clarity during periods of uncertainty and indecision.
Sōl is the radiant Sun Maiden and Goddess of hot springs and healing. Our information on Her is gleaned by our syncretizing Her with the Romano-British Goddess, Sulis, whose name, according to scholars, is associated with either ‘eye’ or ‘sun.’
Sōl receives offering each Midsumor, alongside her consorts Hengest and Horsa in their role as Sunbearers.
Wada is the God of water, wind, healing and earthquakes. As a water deity, He is distinctly liminal and has obvious connections to the dead and things unseen; straddling our realm and that of the Other. It is for this reason that Wada holds such a prominent role in our religious observances and is petitioned as “Gatekeeper” during each and every one of our rites.
Hengest and Horsa are the divine horse-twins and legendary warriors who supposedly led the initial Germanic migration to Britain. Like other Indo-European Horse-Twins, our Hengest and Horsa possess solar connections and are celebrated alongside their consort, Sōl, Maiden of the Sun. Hengest and Horsa also play an important role as Dūrupālas, or ‘Door-Guardians’ and as such, are the tutelary deities of Wōdgār’s vocation as a building caretaker.
Þunor Eodorweard is the Hedge-Guardian and genius of property boundaries, similar to the Roman God, Terminus. Offerings are left periodically at our outdoor wīgbed for Eodorweard to stave off incursion by malefic wights, both human and otherwise.