Showing posts with label germanic mythology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label germanic mythology. Show all posts

22 February 2015

Óðinn/Odin/*Wóðanaz/*Wóðinaz/*Wódanaz belongs NO MORE to the Norse (North-Teutons) than he does to the West-Teutons & Ingvaeones (Ingvaeones are not WGmc)

Published, edited, images added & comments/annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(from Wikipedia)
In Norse mythology, Odin (from Old Norse Óðinn) (PGmc- *Wóðanaz/*Wóðinaz/*Wódanaz, OE & modern-Engl. Wóden, OHG, Wuotan) is a god associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg. 
The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old-English as Wóden, in Old-Saxon as Wōden, and in Old-High-German "OHG" as Wuotan, all stemming from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic theonym *wōđanaz.

26 April 2012


Wóðinaz ana ehwái iz. Sási ehwaz
áih 8 báinu. Helmaz sitiþ ana
haubuðe Wóðines. Iz haldeþ
rundskeldan  & speranen in
 handamz. Iz twái fugloz.
(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 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. 

16 June 2011

Leornung: Ælfas ond Dweorgas ond Wyrd, oh my!

Þunor, (Thunor), Donar, Thor

Published by Kenneth S. Doig

Wóðenaz, Óðinn
Certainly at least some of my readers must be interested in ancient Germanic mythology. And why not, it is quite interesting after all! Follow that up by following a short discussion on the issue of belief of wyrd in a Christian Anglo-Saxon world. If all that has piqued your interest, then read an interesting interview with a professor of Icelandic studies and check out the five books she recommends.

In the interview mention is made of the connection between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. If you wish to learn more, then buy an awesome poster on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and look at a variety of Viking brooches in England. I wonder in what ways the Viking villages in the Danelaw (and elsewhere) looked similar to and different from Anglo-Saxon villages. Speaking of all this, did you know about the connection between Chippenham, King Alfred, and Vikings?

Wóden on horse sínum
 In the long run, Anglo-Saxons and Norse just never managed to get along, and in the end a combination of Norwegians and Normans did the Anglo-Saxons in.
Lastly, many who are interested in the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings are interested in their respective languages as well. Such people will therefore most likely want to check out the Journal of English and Germanic Philology. And if you are decently versed in Old Norse, please help a newbie out by participating in a short discussion on the Old Norse preposition i.
by amerikanaki

07 May 2011

Teutonic mythology, Volume 1 By Jacob Grimm, Intro to 36

Published and formatted by Kenneth. S. Doig,  7 may 2011
"I Think Scandinavian Paganism, to us here, is more interesting than any other. It is, for one thing, the latest; it continued in these regions of Europe till the eleventh century; 800 years ago the Norwegians were still worshippers of Odin. It is interesting also as the creed of our fathers; the men whose blood still runs in our veins, whom doubtless we still resemble in so many ways. . . . There is another point of interest in these Scandinavian mythologies, that they have been preserved so well."—Caelyle's "Hero-worship ".

23 April 2011

Höðr, norse mythology


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See my posting on Baldr
Edited and posted by Kenneth S. Doig

Loki tricks Höðr into shooting Baldr.
Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Guided by Loki he shot the mistletoe missile which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.
According to the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda the goddess Frigg made everything in existence swear



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edited & posted by Kenneth S. Doig

Hermóðr rides to Hel on Sleipnir. He meets Hel and Baldr. From the 18th century Icelandic manuscript NKS 1867 4to.

22 April 2011

germanic/teutonic/norse god, 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.

21 April 2011

List of teutonic deities


List of Germanic deities

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A scene from one of the Merseburg Incantations: the gods Wodan and Balder stand before the goddesses Sunna, Sinthgunt, Volla and Friia (Emil
 Doepler, 1905)
In Germanic paganism, the indigenous religion of the ancient Germanic peoples that inhabited Germanic Europe, there were a number of different gods and goddesses. Germanic deities are attested from numerous sources, including works of literature, various chronicles, runic inscriptions, personal names, place names, and other sources. This article presents a comprehensive list of these deities.




Mannus is a Germanic mythological figure attested by the 1st century AD Roman historian Tacitus in his work Germania. According to Tacitus, Mannus is the son of Tuisto and the progenitor of the three Germanic tribes Ingaevones, Herminones and Istvaeones.

The sons of Mannus.

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