About Us

The raven banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki;) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a series of tabs or tassels. It bore a resemblance to ornately carved "weather-vanes" used aboard Viking longships.
Scholars conjecture that the raven flag was a symbol of Odin, who was often depicted accompanied by two ravens named Huginn and Muninn. Its intent may have been to strike fear in one's enemies by invoking the power of Odin.

Who are you?

My name is Jonathan Peder Pedersen. I come from a very long line of proud Danes.

In 1901 my Great-Grandfather Peder Pedersen came to The United States of America from Viborg, Denmark and helped establish the city of Idaho Falls. However my family never lost our love of Denmark and pride in our Norse heritage.

I started my personal spiritual journey when I was 14 years old, I left the christian beliefs of my Father and Grandfather for the beliefs of my ancient ancestors. I joined a heathen kindred known as the Hart's Hearth Clan and in 2015 was given the title of Gothi. The clan feels I have adequate knowledge and experience to oneday lead them. It is my wish to revive the beliefs and traditions of my ancestors not just for myself, but also for my family. This codex has been created to provide an easy to understand and well formulated resource for anyone who wishes the same.

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