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Message in Coins

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One time during the time period when I was learning how to follow the Goddess Diet to honor the goddess Sif, I was preparing for a potluck, and I went to the grocery store. I saw some corn on the cob. I thought, “That would be great to bbq. But I don't know whether it's GMO or not.”

Then I remembered that the GMO corn is a yellow corn. If the corn is some other color then it's not GMO. So I checked it and it was white corn, so I bought some. At the checkout, I was thinking, "I really hope I'm right and that I did this right for Sif."

The answer appeared in my hand: two coins, one bearing the image of grain and the other a female face. Grain goddess approved!

The coins were a US wheat penny and an Australian coin. I put them in my Spiritual Souvenir wall shrine.  

Image: USA wheat penny 1935 via Wikimedia Commons

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Erin Lale is the author of Asatru For Beginners and other books. She was sworn to Freya as Priestess in 1989, given to Sigyn, and is a Bride of Odin and his brothers (Honir, Lodhur, Loki.). She has been a freelance writer for about 30 years, was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, is gythia of American Celebration Kindred, and admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. In 2010 and 2013, she ran for public office. She is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press for 5 years, and is the author of the Heathen Calendar 2017 and 2018.


  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Sunday, 04 September 2016

    I've come across Canadian pennies before; though I understand they've stopped making them, but I've never come across an Australian one before.

  • Megan Gypsy Minx
    Megan Gypsy Minx Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    I've never personally looked at coins before but it's truly amazing how the universe provides insight everywhere.

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