This morning in class, we were doing an assignment. I took one of the books and I was trying to get to the correct page when I stumbled upon a black feather. It had a smooth top while below, it was more ruffled and messy. At first, I thought of this as a stroke of luck because I needed a feather for meditation purposes. I wanted the feather to look nice, so I tore away the ruffled mess that was stuck to it. I kept the feather safely tucked away in my Prose Edda. It wasn't until the last period of the day when I showed my friend and my mentor in witchraft and the pagan way that he said it was a sign. I'm thinking it could be a sign from Freyja or Odin but I'm not 100% sure.
So my main question is: What does receiving a black feather signify in the Norse religion?
I will follow that advice, but I really don't know how to speak to a god..Is there a proper way to do it? What would you recommend? Plus, if I need to acquire candles or incense there is a great chance I won't be able to do so.((Risk of people being suspicious))
Re: A sign? By: LokisDottir / Knowledgeable Jan 20, 2014
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Sometimes a feather is just a feather.
However, feathers do have some connection to some Norse deities. Odin, as mentioned, had the two ravens who had dark plumage. Freya had a falcon cloak with dark plumage, Valkyries were often thought to have feather cloaks around them.
As far as I am aware, there isn't any kind of historical signifigance of receiving a black feather in Norse tradition. However, you might simply try to divine and seek out whether or not is was a sign. There are always the runes which you can use to do this. Or you could attempt seidhr, if you know how to do that and are comfortable with the idea.