Showing posts with label Paganism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paganism. Show all posts

30 December 2013

Celtic polytheism

File:Detail of antlered figure on the Gundestrup Cauldron.jpg
Cernunnos.
Published, edited, annotated (in red) & images added by Kenneth S. Doig


(Wikipedia)
Celtic polytheism, commonly known as Celtic paganism, comprises the religious beliefs and practices adhered to by the Iron-Age peoples of Western Europe now known as the Celts, roughly between 500 BC and 500 AD, spanning the La Tène period and the Roman-era, and in the case of the Insular-Celts the British and Irish Iron-Age.


Celtic polytheism was one of a larger group of Iron Age polytheistic religions of the Indo-European

16 January 2012

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN RELIGION



PUBLISHED, PAINSTAKINGLY 
FORMATTED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED & 
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. 

26 November 2011

WHY ÁSATRÚ?


INDO-EUROPEAN SKY-GOD THUNOR,

 A 'D' WAS LATER ADDED TO EASE
 PRONUNCIATION,HENCE OUR WORD 
THUNDER. MUCH LATER,IN THE VIKING-ERA,
 THUNOR OR IN PROTO-GMC,*THUNRAZ 
WAS PRONOUNCED THORR BY
THE GMC SCANDINAVIANS.

PUBLISHED, ANNOTATED (IN RED) & IMAGES ADDED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

WHY ÁSATRÚ? 
(from Odinsvolk)

Asatru is the ancient ethnic indigenous spirituality of the Germanic peoples. As a religion it preceeds Christianity by thousands of years, and is as old as this unique branch of humanity itself.

22 April 2011

germanic/teutonic/norse god, Bragi

Bragi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Bragi is shown with a harp and accompanied by his wife Iðunn in this 19th century painting by Nils Blommér.
Bragi is the skaldic god of poetry in Norse mythology.

04 April 2011

Modern Germanic/Norse Paganism



From Wikipedia
Germanic Neopaganism (also known as Heathenism or Heathenry, Ásatrú, Odinism, Forn Siðr, Vor Siðr, and Theodism) is the modern revival of historical Germanic paganism. Precursor movements appeared in the early 20th century in Germany and Austria. A second wave of revival began in the early 1970s.Attitude and focus of adherents may vary considerably, from strictly historical polytheistic reconstructionism to syncretist (eclectic), pragmatic psychologist, occult or mysticist approaches. Germanic Neopagan organizations cover a wide spectrum of belief and ideals.

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