By these trees I often #utiseta and perform #seidr. They form a circle upon the periphery of circular-ish depression upon the landscape. This tree is #hornbeam which simply means hard tree, for its nut it was known as #witchhazel due to its triple lobes like the witches step of #algiz and also #ironwood for the same reason its called hornbeam. The spirits of these trees, before I knew all this called themselves the witch mothers and its curious my #jarnvidr is populated with them. Jarnvidr is a liminal place, for it is between #midgard - the enclosure (a settlement such as a village town or city in modernity) and #utgard - that which is beyond the enclosure. Jarnvidr is the woodland just beyond the #hedge, which is the fence that borders the enclosure, hence the references to #hedgerider as the #hag who rode between and crossed the worlds. For Utgard is the wild state of nature where the #jotun reside, and for this reason it is called #jotunheim. The jotun are also an allegory for the peoples not part of midgard's socio-political and religious structure. Many misunderstand the simplicity of these references and what they imply in respect of historical context and relative allegories in the #poeticsofedda and #proseofedda. And in the lack of understanding context and allegories relative thereto where people go to these sources to get a sense of self, purpose, or meaning, there is a great fracture. For neither self nor culture or tradition is understood properly. A world of homogeneous modernity has distanced us from these things and the language of modernity and futurity being more realistically relative on a subconscious strata is used fill gaps in grasping things, which only warp. For not knowing oneself properly, one is inclined to reflect the very nature of their mental and emotional state in an ignorant grasp of culture and tradition. So something could be anything but such an attitude results in nothing but delusion.