December 26 2016

Troth: Yule

Old traditions and new.  Adapting traditions to modern practice or making new Yule traditions that are right for you and your family today. 

A traditional song to sing around an apple or adapt to another fruit or nut bearing tree. (I have changed only a couple words of the text to honor the Gods and to make it inclusive to all who will sing.). 

Old Apple tree, we'll wassail thee

And hoping thou wilt bear.

The Gods do know where we may go

To be merry another year. 

To blow well and to bear well,

And so merry let us be:

Let every one drink up their cup 

And health to the old apple tree. 

 (shouted)Old apple tree we wassail thee and hope that thou wilt bear. Apples now! Hats full! Caps Full! Three bushel bags full! And a little heap under the stair. Three Cheers for the old apple tree - Hip hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!

Suggestion for celebrating 12 Days of Yule: 

12 Devotional Days of Yule by Dagulf Loptson

Located on Huginn's Heathen Hof.


Our Troth, vol 2. compiled by Kveldulf Gundarsson. 2nd edition (c)2007 printed by The Troth Publications. Available on Amazon Smile.

Idunna: copies are availalb at PDF $3/Print $6 all are copyright and published by The Troth. 

#34 Yule Winter 1997                     #74 Yule Fires  Winter 2007

#90 The Wild Hunt Winter 2011       #98 German Yule Winter 2013

Thanks for listening

Visit the following Social Media for The Troth: 

Twitter: @AtTheTroth     Facebook: TheTroth1

Website:   Troth Blog: The Troth

Music: All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission. 

Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014 by Hauk.;

Apple Tree Wassail/Joan to the Maypole. (Harp piece) from the album Wine Country Harpist by Joan Hall 2006.

Out going: Apple Wassail from the CD 'Wassail' (FECD125) by John Kirkpatrick and others used by permission of Fellside Recordings.

Please visit the websites of the artists and support their music. 


Host: Jan Hyatt of Gifts of the Wyrd Podcast on Podbean. Twitter: @WyrdGifts 


August 2 2016

Troth: Interview with Steersman Robert L. Schreiwer - July 2016

 The Troth podcast returns with an episode shared by Gifts of the Wyrd. This episode we interview the newly elected Steersman of The Troth, Robert L. Schreiwer. The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation.    
Join us as Rob shares his excitement at working with the organization in his new role and to continue to provide a welcome place of Heathen practice. 
Links to The Troth: 
Twitter: @AtTheTroth
Music: All selections on this podcast are written, produced, copywritten and used with permission by    the musicians. 
Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014
Outro: Five for Freya from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014 
Oi Dai by Vartiina from the album Oi Dai released 1991 website: Varttina
Host: Jan Hyatt with Laine Lundquist visit Gifts of the Wyrd on Podbean for other topics. Follow on Twitter: @WyrdGifts and on Facebook. 

April 20 2010

Troth Skype Moot, 3/2010, Thor

Heilsa All!

Everyone loves Thor!  But is he just a mindless manly mover of Mjölnir or is there more to the defender of Midgard?  We talk about his parentage, his foes and our personal experiences with Thor.

We also note a few different web sites for more information: - Names of Thor - Sagas and Eddas, by the truckload.

The Next Skype Moot will be on April 28, 2010 at 9 PM EST.  Topic: “Hospitality”.

Wes Thu Hal David Carron


March 29 2010

Trothmoot 2010

Volkshof Kindred is putting on Trothmoot this year at St. Croix State Park, in Hinckley, MN from June 10th-13th 2010. And it looks like an awesome time, with lots of cool events and local talent.

Have a look at: - FAQ - Trothmoot 2010 Main Page


February 11 2010

Troth Skype Moot, 1/2010, Sacrifice

We just jumped right into the discussion on Sacrifice with a few Trothers.

We chatted about current meanings and in the Lore.  We talked about a few eddas and sagas.  Lots of us had anecdotes and sage advice.  We also spoke quite a bit on luck and how that sacrifice plays into that.

The Next Skype Moot will be on February 25, 2010 at 9 PM EST.  Topic: “Oaths”.

Wes Thu Hal

David Carron


January 11 2010

Troth Skype Moot, 12/2009, Havamal

We managed to get a bunch of Trothers to talk about the Havamal.

We chatted about our favorite stanzas and our tale on their meaning.  We traded stories about the advice given from one of most sacred of texts.  We talked about the ethics of drinking, (and I forget about that Heron of Mindlessness).  Much fun and silliness ensued.

The Next Skype Moot will be on January 14, 2010 at 9 PM EST.  Topic: "Sacrifice".

Wes Thu Hal

David Carron


December 7 2009

Troth Skype Moot, 11/2009, Ancestors

Heilsa All!

We managed to stuff almost 10 people into a single audio chat room to talk about the Ancestors.

We shared a number of personal, historical and lore based anecdotes.  The Troth members stood up and answered the Big Questions about the Ancestors.  Such what to do about that unfortunate family member in your history that you would like to forget and how to really connect with those less known folks in your family.

Patty Lafayllve and myself are hoping that this becomes a regular monthly staple in your Heathen audio diet.

Wes Thu Hal

David Carron


December 21 2008

Happy Yule from the Troth

Hail one and all!  A group of Troth officers and members (and bystanders) got together to discuss the fun, frolic and faith of Yule in 2008.  Said folks include, Patty Lafayllve, David Carron, Soli Johnson, Stacey Wilber, Martin "Gerd" Venerator, Mike Hicks, Sandi Carron and the littlest Heathen Kay.


November 17 2008

Idunna and The Troth

Patricia Lafayllve discusses Idunna, her relevance to the Norse myths, and the importance of the apple to Asatru.  Idunna is The Troth's patron goddess, and here our current Steerswoman talks about what that means to our organization, and why we honor Idunna at our annual gathering, Trothmoot.


At the Tiller, Autumn 2008

The Troth publishes a quarterly magazine, called Idunna.  "At the Tiller" is the article written each quarter by The Troth's current Steersperson.  This podcast features our Steerswoman, Patricia Lafayllve, reading Idunna #77's "At the Tiller."  She hopes to continue this practice, and plans to podcast every "At the Tiller" she writes.  Patricia was elected to her position by the membership in Spring 2008, and took her oath of office at Trothmoot 2008 in June.