The title of the site, Heargweard, is Old English for “temple warden, priest”. A hearg is more expansively a “pile of stones, altar; sacred place, grove, temple”.
I’m Karl Benson and I’m an Anglo-Saxon reconstructionist in New England. I’m passionate about history, religion, and language and I hope to share that knowledge one day with my children.
Previously I posted on Tumblr as wodneswine (“Wōden’s friend”) from July 2012 to September 2014. I continue to link to my posts here on that account, but I no longer actively participate in the site.
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