MANNAZ & WYRD are a collective of artists from the inclusive Norse pagan community, named for the contemporary use of runes to gain knowledge of ourselves (mannaz) and our fate (wyrd).
- For Eira Olfrid Loptsjarsen, the pandemic coincided with her teen’s witchy phase, included using witchcraft as a hook to homeschool him in geology, archaeology, botany, and literature, and resulted in her calling to inclusive Norse polytheism. Eira’s career path has included scientific research, nonprofit organizing, freelance writing, and fibre art. Urd’s Snowflake is Eira’s passion project, and she’s acting as our lead designer, textile artist, syllabus writer, and social media coordinator for the first edition. Eira’s devotional fibre art is also made under the name Roasted Heart Fibre Art. She is currently vitki-trainee of two local kindreds, exploring polytheistic monasticism, and pursuing teacher certification in her medium of choice, hand-hooked rugmaking.
- Lee Escher Lífþrasir has been a polytheist, oneiromancer, diviner, and spirit worker since 2010, and is currently engrossed in independent study into polytheism, divination and medieval history. Their main areas of expertise are Norse polytheism, spiritwork and eclectic magic, but they are also known for their wards and sigils. You can find their original writing and poetry at historicaloracle.ca, and their print-and-play oracle decks and grimoire pages on Patreon. They’re the co-writer of the booklet included with the deck and part of our deck-testing team.
- Ravishing Raven Handmade are LGBTQIA2S+ teen artists making UV resin, air-dry clay, hand-illustrated, and textile art for fellow witches, pagans, and gamers. (Eira will assist them with the production of the sets of rune dice, coasters, and any other resin rewards unlocked as stretch goals.)
Want to join the collective? Contact us: mannazandwyrd at gmail dot com