Working Title: Mother of Wolves, Mother of Monsters: Devotions for Angrboda, Hag of the Ironwood
Edited by Úlfdís
The giantess old | in Ironwood sat,
In the east, and bore | the brood of Fenrir;
Among these one | in monster’s guise
Was soon to steal | the sun from the sky.
–Voluspo Stz 40, Bellows
Angrboda: Her name translates as “Bearer of Woe”, “She Who Brings Sorrow” and most ominously, “Foreboding.” Known in the primary sources as Loki’s wife and mother of their three terrifying children, Hel, Fenris and The Serpent, and believed by many to be the Seeress Odin raised from her mound, she is also one of the Mothers in the Rokkr pantheon (having literally given birth to many of them), a völva , and a mighty Chieftain. Feared by some, misunderstood by many, and deeply loved by those who know themselves to be Hers, Angrboda is nothing if not fierce.
I am seeking poems, prayers, essays, rituals and other written pieces honoring Angrboda, Her family and kin, exploring her relationship with other entities in the Nine Worlds, personal experiences with Herself including UPG/PCPG, and anything else related to Angrboda for a devotional anthology.
Please email submissions no later than: 2/1/2020 to: Ulfdis@Ironwoodwitch.com as a PDF or in GoogleDocs. Submission should include the subject line format: Devotional Submission – ‘Title of your work’
Contributors will receive a PDF copy of the book, and will retain ALL rights to their pieces, and can use them as they will after publication. Contributors will eventually have to provide a legal name/mailing address for sending a release form, but will be credited in print by whatever name they request, or anonymously if they prefer.
Proceeds of the book will be donated to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Submission Deadline: 2/1/2020
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