Just as the stone was beginning to recover from the last attack and efforts to fade the paint naturally were taking effect, we are sad to report that the stone has once again been subjected to an act of vandalism. We received a report that someone had painted “runic” symbols on the stone in red [...]
This brand new film from OR Media traces the 23 mile section of the Offa’s Dyke Path between the Anglo-Saxon town of Kington and the village of Newcastle. It includes a some historical information regarding Offa’s rise to the throne of Mercia which it is hoped will inspire viewers to find out more. There are [...]
Odinic Rite members gathering at the White Horse Stone for their annual Yule celebrations.
It has been a little while since we have updated this site, but this does not mean we have not been active, far from it. As some of the visitors to this site will know the White Horse Stone has been desecrated by a wanton act of vandalism. At the end of March we discovered [...]
Image via Wikipedia Vandals have targeted the ancient Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire by spraying part of it purple. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the 3,000-year-old chalk monument at about 2200 BST on Thursday. They found the head and eye of the horse had been sprayed with purple paint. A banner that [...]
Members of Fylfot Hearth of the Odinic Rite gather at the WHS each year for their Yule ritual. The following video gives some excerpts from this years gathering.
Inspired by the fantastic work put in by the Guardians of the White Horse Stone, Freys Beacon Hearth AOR have set up our own “Guardians” group, which will keep the area of The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire clear of litter and rubbish. The forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is the spiritual [...]
The Valley of Visions is a 2.5 million National Lottery funded project for the Medway Gap. The project touches the White Horse Stone and other Megaliths in the area so if you are interested in our folks heritage, you might want to check out the official website, though it does appear incomplete at this stage. [...]
We had heard that there was a project called the Valley of Visions but little information could be found about this, however in September we were contacted by Richard Haynes of the Kent Downs AONB Unit. Richard is the Landscape, Heritage and Access officer for the Valley of Visions project and so has a direct [...]
This is a short video clip of me “playing” the White Horse Stone through a hole that runs from front to rear.
The Lady Rowena by John Lesslie Hall Few were the months ere foes numberless At the seashore’s sands savagely harassed The king of the Kentmen. The cruel, blood-thirsty Men of the Picts minded but little, then, Foes from the northland, how the fair-haired, dauntless Earlmen of Anglia ever intrepidly Hewed them with edges, aiding the [...]
The Death Of Horsa by John Lesslie Hall Six-Winters’ time had the sweet, wavy-haired, Curly-locked queen of Kent-land and Albion Delighted her lord, lived with decorum As wife of his bosom. War-mooded men, then, Hot-hearted Kentmen, harassed the spirit Of Rowena the winsome, well-lovèd, far-famed Queen of the Kentmen; cruelly vexed her, Said she had [...]
The Landing Of Hengist and Horsa John Lesslie Hall Early thereafter, earlmen of Anglia, With Hengist and Horsa, heroes distinguished and Leaders belovèd, leaped in their fast-chasing, Stout-builded, sturdy steeds of the water-ways, On the seas clomb then, to seek for the far-away, Wide-famed, sea-girt, water-encircled Island of Albion, most excellent land The sun ever [...]
The Calling Of Hengist and Horsa by John Lesslie Hall Lo! in legend and lay long we have heard of The fame of our fathers, folk-leaders mighty, Eminent earlmen. Oft, gleemen-thanes All through the ages, excellent song-smiths, Have sung of the bold and brave and illustrious Fathers of England from far o’er the waters, Earls of [...]
The UN is threatening to put the Tower of London on its list of world heritage sites in danger after its experts accused the UK of damaging globally significant sites such as Stonehenge, the old town of Edinburgh and the Georgian centre of Bath, the Guardian has learned. Unesco, the UN’s cultural agency, has told [...]
On the 9th Lenting the Guardians of the White Horse Stone gathered for the 8th Guardians event. Previously, I had reported that in late Fogmoon last year we had planted around 30 hedge plants which we had obtained free from the charity Woodland Trust. After that event, I had ordered a further 30 hedge plants [...]
In late Fogmoon (November) Andy Robertson and myself met at the White Horse Stone to plant 30 native hedge plants. For the past few years we have been removed a great deal of rubbish from the immediate and surrounding area and at our last clear up we decided it was the right time to begin [...]
As Odinists, we should make guardianship of Mother Jorth a priority at all times. We need to ensure such things as constant vigilance over the way we dispose of our rubbish, the way we utilise her precious gifts of resources such as water, wood, energy reserves etc and generally work to raise this same awareness [...]
On a beautiful Sunny Ostara morning the Guardians met in North Kent to carry out the first clean up of 2257. We met at our usual meeting place on Blue Bell Hill prior to travelling the short distance to the planned new clean up site. Over the past three years the Guardians have removed a [...]