Showing posts with label GODS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GODS. Show all posts

13 January 2013

A study on Wodenism in England and Northern Europe

Sa ansuz, Wóðenaz ana éhwái sínamma, miþ wendilhelmái ana haubidái.
 iz wirþiþ iz twáimz hrabnamz gafulgtaz, in áinize hando haldiþ iz
rundskeldan sínan, in andarize, spjutan.

Published, edited, images added & annotations/comments/corrections & addenda (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig

(from the England & English History website)

Introduction – Christianity and Wodensim

England is now claimed to be a multi-faith country, yet is for the most part still Christian or identifies with Christian values and the Ten Commandments. A system of belief that has held England through famine, pestilence and wars. 


Notice the horns (*Wodanaz- "Odin/Woden/Wuotan"-was usually depicted with Horns from the Nordic Bronze-Age to the Migration-Age), spear (one of the main symbols of *Wóðinaz was his spear that was cut from the worldtree) and noose (another of his major symbols). Notice also the similarities between Germanic and Celtic art in the earlier eras. (image- & caption-websource christianforums.com)

19 October 2012

EUHEMERISM


EUHEMERISM


euhemerism

 noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)
Attempt to find a historical basis for mythical beings and events. It takes its name from Euhemerus (fl. 300 BC), a Greek scholar who examined popular mythology in his Sacred History and asserted that the gods originated as heroes or conquerors who were admired and later deified. Though modern scholars do not accept euhemerism as the sole explanation for the origin of gods, it is thought to be valid in some cases. (Merriam-Webster)

30 July 2012

Etymology of the Aryan Gods : Thor, Thunor, Jupiter, Zeus



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Proto-Germanic: *þunra-z, *þunoraz
Meaning: thunder

Þunresstáinaz  Fiðurhamraz Þunres Gaulsh (Celtic) Tiranis
OldNorse (Western OldNorse): Þōrr, dat. Þōri m. (older. Þunarr) god-

26 April 2012

*WODENAZ

Wóðinaz ana ehwái iz. Sási ehwaz
áih 8 báinu. Helmaz sitiþ ana
haubuðe Wóðines. Iz haldeþ
rundskeldan  & speranen in
 handamz. Iz twái fugloz.
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(Note, any third-party written material is is blue)


(*Wóðinaz, later, Wóden, Wuotan, Wotan, Wódan & the furthest phonologically to proto-Germanic, Óðinn or Odin. I will call him by 'Wóden'. Too much fuss is made about this god. He was a latercomer. Never mentioned by East-Teutons, nor by NW-Teutons [before c.300AD] according to Tacitus, Roman historian, Tacitus;
THE LARGER GREEN ISLAND AT 2:00 ON RED CIRCLE
IS FYN, ODIN'S/WODEN'S BIRTHPLACE
The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, literally Concerning the Origin and Situation of the Germanic peoples), written by Gaius CVrnelius Tacitus, c. AD 98, is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire. (Wikipedia)




 You can type in "Wóden", "Óðinn" or "Wóðenaz" into my blog-search-engine to get my notes, justification & cites, why i belive Wóden was a Northwest Germanic warrior/chieftain, born c. 150 AD, on the modern-Danish Island of Fyn [Funen, Fjón]. 


 And that through fame & deed, he was deified to a god. His cult grew, his real-life's story faded, thus was invented many creation-myths for him. There is still today a modern city, Odense, named after him, most likely  commemorating his birthplace. 

24 January 2012

"THE CHIEF GOD OF THE INDO-EUROPEAN GOD-FAMILY,THE SKY-FATHER, THE THUNDER & LIGHTNING-GOD, THE GOD OF HEIGHTS & ATMOSPHERE, *DYEUS-PETER, LATER PRONOUNCED AS THESE NAMES, "ZEUS, JUPITER, IUPRITER JOVE, IOVE, DEUS, DIOS, DIV, *TÍWAZ, ZÍU, TÝR, TÍW' AMONG OTHERS"

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*Dyēus (also *Dyēus ph2ter) is the reconstructed chief deity of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) pantheon. He was the god of the daylight sky, and his position may have mirrored the position of the patriarch [1] or monarch in society.
SKYFATHER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ZEUS
Footnote
[1] Originally a patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family. The system of such rule of families by senior males is called patriarchy. This is a Greek word, a compound of πατριά (patria), "lineage, descent", esp. by the father's side (which comes from πατήρpatēr meaning father) and ἄρχων (archon) meaning leader, chief, ruler, king, etc. (Wikipedi
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16 January 2012

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN RELIGION



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ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
EARLY IE
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
 Émile Benveniste states that "there is no common [IE] term to designate religion itself, or cult, or the priest, not even one of the personal gods"


WÓÐENAZ, WÓDEN,
ÓÐINN FIGURINE
FROM SCANIA
Proto-Indo-European religion is the hypothesized religion of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) peoples based on the existence of similarities among the deities, religious practices and mythologies of the Indo-European peoples. 

04 September 2011

RELIGIONS & MYTHOLOGY


ROME'S HILLS


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RELIGIONS & MYTHOLOGY

“First thing of all is to revere the gods, especially Ceres: to her greatness dedicate the yearly rites. . . . Let no-one put his sickle to the corn without a wreath of oak-leaves on his head, or giving Ceres an impromptu dance, and singing verses to her bounteousness” (Virgil, Georgics I. 338 - 50).
Livia as Ceres
Life-size statue of Livia with the attributes of Ceres: floral crown, wheat sheaves, cornucopia. (VRoma: Louvre, Paris: Barbara McManus)

06 June 2011

GERMANIC, NORSE MYTHOLOGY

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Thunor

Place-names (toponyms)

Theophoric place-names (derived from or compounded with the name of a god) are found in all Germanic lands. Such names supplement the limited information available concerning pagan religion in Continental Germany and England. The theophoric place-names of Norway and Sweden are richer and have been carefully sifted. The evidence drawn from them must, however, be handled with caution. A name such as Thoŕslundr (“Thor’s Grove”) does not necessarily imply that Thor was worshiped there, for names are often transferred by settlers from one place to another, as from England to America and, in the Viking age, from the Scandinavian mainland to Iceland. Groups of theophoric place-names may, however, provide evidence of the cult of one god or another.

Mythology

The beginning of the world of giants, gods, and men

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