Gimle Kindred - Northeastern Connecticut

Hail Odin! Hail Loki! Ragnarok is past, let us begin again...

We are not Folkish -- We do not limit membership to those of Northern European Ancestry.
"[...] Odin is called Alfather, that he is the father of all gods and men [...]" - Prose Edda

The Nine Noble Virtues

Courage (heartiness)
Honor (worthiness)
Fidelity (troth)
Discipline (hardiness)
Hospitality (friendliness)
Industriousness (work)
Self-Reliance (freedom)
Perseverance (steadfastness)

The Havamal - Sung by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson

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Dare Greatly

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

* Theodore Roosevelt *

On Liberty

"The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty - and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies."

H.L. Mencken, February 12, 1923,
Baltimore Evening Sun

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