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google didn’t supply me with an immediate answer
Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures are.
However, the Bearded Vulture is an old world vulture, and so wouldn’t be covered by the north american law.
as a skinny person, you are catered to and you don’t even realize it. did you ask for that? no and i understand that. but you will never cry your eyes out in a dressing room because even the largest size doesn’t fit. you will never deal with rejection from a guy solely because of your weight. you are socially accepted.
is any kind of body shaming disgusting? yes. but please don’t act like you’d rather be fat.
asgeir9 said: Just reblogged and added to your Wolfangel post. But one symbol I was trying to find some positive origin for recently, and was wondering if you knew, is the Wewelsburg Sunwheel. Does that particular variant of the Sunwheel pre-date the 1930s? Thx
…we’re talking about the Schwarze Sonne in the Obergruppenführersaal of Wewelsburg castle, aren’t we. That sunwheel mosaic is part of the castle that was built when the Nazis were in power, and the hall is literally named after an SS officer rank. While yes, there’s not much documentation regarding exactly who planned the mosaic, given the timing, the location, the way the Nazis corrupted the association of the fylfot, and that the design is commonly referred to as the Schwarze Sonne (which ties directly into racist conceptions in Ariosophy re: the Hyperboreans and Aryans and all that shit)…
I understand that, yes, the fylfot was historically used in Germanic cultures. You can see fibula with the design in archaeological finds, yes. A couple things baffle me regarding people’s constant push to sanitize the symbol and insist on the right to use it, though:
- The fylfot and sun wheels were tied to earlier cult practices than what most Heathens focus on. I’ve been at this awhile. I’ve hardly ever come across anyone focusing on the time period where sun cult worship was their focus, rather than “Viking Age and Conversion Period” stuff. (Tracing Old Norse Cosmology has some interesting things to say about the sun cult.)
- People don’t seem to point to the more archaic designs (which are still recognizable for what they are). Whenever I hear arguments about how these symbols Aren’t Bad and Should Be Reclaimed, they always look like they were taken out of WWII photographs, and not from old archaeological drawings.
- People don’t seem to pay much attention to the fact that not only was WWII not that long ago, but people are still terrorized and threatened with violence using the symbols now, Heathenry has a huge racism and white supremacy problem, and there are a ton of concepts and things in modern Heathenry that Heathens have basically taken right from Theosophy, Ariosophy, Nazi esoterics et al, and transplanted right into modern Heathenry… and people don’t bat an eye.
My general policy on this sort of stuff is that it shouldn’t be touched. Will the symbols ever regain more positive associations? Maybe a reeeeeeeeeeally long time from now if some drastic changes happen and stick for the duration of that super long period. Will it happen in our lifetimes? Fuck no. Should Heathens be wibbling about wanting to reclaim and use the fylfot and how unfair it is that they can’t because they wanna? No. No, they shouldn’t. We can’t even keep Heathenry clean of racism right now. People in Heathenry make excuses for racism all the time. Anti-semites and other racists and Neo-Nazis have been using the symbol really damn recently to threaten people, and no one has been making much fuss about it aside from the targets themselves.
It would be time and energy better spent trying to combat racism and bigotry associated with Heathenry, and in society as a whole, than to try to reclaim questionable symbology that is never going to be palatable and reclaimable in our lifetimes, and I really question why people are so hung up on wanting to be able to walk around wearing a fylfot or schwarze sonne and give no damns about how threatening and disrespectful that would be to a huge number of people.
myriadhallauglokadis probably has more to add to my rant.
Sorry to put you on the spot, asgeir9. This is a topic I feel really strongly about.