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December 23, 2011, 08:48:23 AM
A very Merry fucking Yuletide to all! Up the goblets of wassail!


Re: Yuletide!
December 23, 2011, 09:27:38 AM
After googling "wassail" it's this ceremony to give good health to trees so they can produce more cider next year, but your photo shows a tree cut down.. is this a phallus reference 'up the wassail', if so I'll try to put this out of its misery and add the mandatory comment "that yule burns"... I'm assuming a double-meaning there since yule's are fire wood in the fireplace, but that's a guess since I don't know these things about religious words and Christmas. Thank you, thank you everyone.

Re: Yuletide!
December 23, 2011, 10:30:22 AM
"that yule burns"...

cuz its tide as hell?

Re: Yuletide!
December 23, 2011, 01:45:13 PM
Wassail in which I refer to is the Holiday Ale:

Wassail the beverage is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide. Historically, the drink was a mulled cider made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and topped with slices of toast. Modern recipes begin with a base of wine, fruit juice, or mulled ale, sometimes with brandy or sherry added. Apples or oranges are often added to the mix. While the beverage typically served as "wassail" at modern holiday feasts with a medieval theme most closely resembles mulled cider, historical wassail drinks were completely different, more likely to be mulled beer or mead. Sugar, ale, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon would be placed in a bowl, heated, and topped with slices of toast as sops.

Also in this case, as many of you are aware, the Church stole a many of Pagan ways to adapt to the Christian way. Such as this Yule log, which is now the Christmas tree.

Re: Yuletide!
December 24, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
Hail Odin.


Re: Yuletide!
December 24, 2011, 07:41:14 PM
I like googling logs.

Re: Yuletide!
December 24, 2011, 08:51:53 PM
Fuck this pagan shit; i'm celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Re: Yuletide!
December 25, 2011, 02:04:19 AM
^^ Hahaha. Dead, your god is dead. Fools, your god is dead. If it ever existed...

Re: Yuletide!
December 25, 2011, 09:04:27 AM
Fuck this tiresome atheism-vs-theism debate; I'm celebrating a cultural holiday where we all eat like pigs and be merry. The rest of you can eat a bag of dicks.

Re: Yuletide!
December 25, 2011, 07:18:12 PM
Salve Odino! Hail Óđinn!

Re: Yuletide!
December 26, 2011, 06:41:00 AM
Song for Odin

I sing of the tales of The Wanderer
The rider of Yggdrasill
He gave up an eye into Mimir’s Well
Where deeply, he drank his fill.

For nine long nights, Old Hárr, hung he
In search of the spoken spell;
The Runes that he found drew sounds for man
And down, from The Tree, he fell.

A snake, he slid through Gunnlođ’s court;
The Mead of Poetry sought;
Three sips, and he fled as eagle’s wing;
By Suttung, was never caught.

Two sticks on a beach Hárbarđ had found;
His brothers heard his call;
He gave his own breath and his blood to the wood
And told them of his hall:

“Valhalla holds the Einherjar
“Who’ll fight on Vigriđ plain.”
As Fenrir sinks his fangs to the bone
The life of Odin will wane.

Fear not, my kin, of the Ragnarók,
For Fimbultýr truly has won;
He saw his own death at the end of time
And whispered this to his son.