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

12 August 2014

Ingvaeonic Mother Earth deity, Nerthus (Nerþuz, Niörðr, Njörðr, Njörd)

Sú Ansunijo, þizos namo Nerþuz ist, in oxumiz-draganam wagnái.
The goddess, whose name is Nerthus, in ox-drawn wagon 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerthus
Nerþuz, Nerthus, Njörðr, Njörd
Published, edited, comments/annotations (in red) & images added by Kenneth S. Doig

(websource: Wikipedia)

In Germanic paganism, Nerthus is a goddess associated with fertility. Nerthus is attested by Tacitus, the first century AD Roman historian, in his ethnographic work Germania.

In Germania, Tacitus records that the remote Suebi tribes were united by their veneration of the goddess at his time of writing and maintained a sacred grove on an (unspecified) island and that a holy cart rests there draped with cloth, which only a priest may touch.

11 August 2014

Germans; Teutons; Germanic (Gmc) peoples; From: Encyclopedia of European Peoples: Part I


Scando-Teutonic (Gmc) c. urheimat, c. 1000 BC
                                   
c. 1000 BC

Published, edited, formatted, images added & annotations/comments (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig 
(source:Encyclopedia of European Peoples;
 written by Carl Waldman & Catherine Mason)
Front Cover
(click for websource)
           
The name Germanics (Gmc), synonymous with ancient Germans or Teutones in other texts, applies to all those ancient European peoples speaking a Gmc language throughout history, known by a variety of names.



bronze-age Europe
 Some among the Gmc peoples, the Franks and groups they absorbed such as the Alamanni, were critical in the founding Germany as a nation-state, but Gmc peoples also played a role in the history of every part of Europe.
Gmc tribes & polities c. 500 AD
The Anglo-Saxons in Britain; the Vikings in Scandinavia; the Normans, Burgundii, and Franks in France; the Rus in Russia and Ukraine; the Vandals and Visigoths in Spain. 
And then there were the Ostrogoths and Lombards in Italy, to name the most obvious examples. Many more German tribes were spread throughout the Continent.

15 May 2014

*Þunraz/Þunor/Þórr/Donar
Published, edited, images added and comentary (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
the gaulish (celtic) cognate-thundergod, Tiranis

Þunraz-Þórr-Þunor-Donar-Thor
(by the way, the 'anglo-saxons' never called /ð/ . is the icelandic/western-ON name. In OE, its name was ðæt as in that)
In Norse mythology,(Norse should be referred to as northgermanic "NGmc") Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak-trees, strength, mankind's shielding i.e., protection, and also hallowing, healing and bearfullness (fertility).

31 May 2013

Wóðinaz / Óðinn / Wóden / Odin, "the possessed one", a real man, a deified local Proto-Teutonic chieftan-warrior, from the West-Baltic Island, Fyn



    Wóðinaz ana ehwái iz. Sási ehwaz áih 8 báinu. Helmaz sitiþ      
ana haubuðe Wóðines. Iz haldeþ rundskeldan  & speran in
 handamz. Wóðinu fleugand iz twái fugloz.
PUBLISHED, IMAGES ADDED, EDITED & COMMENTS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG

(Note, any third-party written material is in blueletters)

(first published 04/26/12)
(*Wóðinaz, later, Wóden, Wuotan, Wotan, Wódan & the furthest phonologically to proto-Germanic, Óðinn or Odin. I will call him Wóden. Too much fuss is made about this god. He was a latecomer to the Scando-Germanic pantheon. 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 Cornelius 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 believe Wóden was a Northwest Germanic warrior/chieftain, born c. 150 AD, on the modern-Danish Island of Fyn [Funen, Fjón]. 

21 March 2013

Gothonic or "Suebo-Teutonic" or "Scando-Germanic" :Germanic religion and mythology







Published, formatted, properly italicized, books marked, punctuated in proper linguistic-academic writing-format, fact-checked, images added & annotations/commentary(in red) by Kenneth S.Doig  

 
Germanic religion and mythology, complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos developed by the Germanic-speaking peoples before their conversion to Christianity.

Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the Black Sea to Greenland, or even the North American continent. Germanic religion played an important role in shaping the civilization of Europe. 

19 March 2013

germanic pantheonj




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


Woden (wō´dən; German vō´dĬn), Norse Odin (ō´dĬn), in Germanic religion and mythology, the supreme god. His cult, although widespread among the Germanic tribes, was sometimes subordinated to that of his son Thor. With his brothers, Woden fashioned the earth and the sky from the dead body of the giant Ymir, and from an ash tree and an alder he created the first man and woman. 

THE PROTO-GERMANIC URHEIMAT,
SOUTHERN SCANDINAVIA, NOT
MODERN-DAY GERMANY
As chief of the gods of Asgard he established the laws that governed the universe and controlled the destiny of humanity. At his court at Valhalla (Valhöll) he was attended by the Valkyries.

15 March 2013

The Axe, a Cultural, Ethnic and Religious Symbol of our Aryan Identity

(imagesource)
Published corrected, edited & images added by Kenneth S. Doig
THUNOR MID ÆXE HIS(from the Celto-Germanic Culture, Myth & History blog)
by Wotans Krieger

What I would like to do in this article is focus on why this symbol is so inextricably linked to the Germanic and other Aryan peoples.

I believe that the answer may be found in accepting that the origins of the ax are to be found in both the material realm-the ax as a weapon and as a tool and in the spiritual-the ax as a divine symbol. 
  
As esoteric heathens we accept that what is above in Asgard is reflected here below in Midgard. The esoteric war is being fought in spiritual realms and this has been and will be reflected again in esoteric warfare here in Midgard as we approach Ragnarok. 

The war that appeared to have been lost in 1945 is continuing spiritually and we fight knowing that ultimately the victory will be ours despite our own personal and petty concerns. The axe has its material physical genesis amongst the Aryan peoples. Rudolf Simek in his Dictionary of Northern Mythology states: 

In northern Europe a cult of axes, in which axes unsuitable for practical use played an important role, is evident and is supported by archaeological finds dating later than the Neolithic Age. In the Bronze-Age numerous rock-carvings, and also the little bronze-figure from Grevensvaenge, indicate a widespread cult of axes which should probably be understood as a fertility-cult, as the phallic figures on the rock pictures suggest. Miniature axes as amulets are also documented since the late Iron-Age and then again in the Viking-Age.

The connection between the axe and fertility reminds me of the story in The Lay of Thrym from the Poetic or Elder Edda. Thor`s Hammer had a fertility role and was used to bless marriages. 

This is why marriage despite David Cameron`s insane belief is an institution between a man and a woman which existed before `governments`, `parliaments` and `marriage certificates` ever existed. 
 
Two homosexuals whether they be sodomites or lesbians cannot produce offspring therefore their relationship can never be viewed as a marriage. 

Mother Nature instills in mankind and other species an attraction between the genders and this makes homosexuality an aberration. The votes of a few hundred unrepresentative politicians, whoring for the homosexual vote will never change that! 
If they could give votes to cows, pigs and sheep they would do so and then call for the legalization of bestiality! Our ancestors spit on the likes of David Cameron and the degenerate pigs around the trough in Westminster. 

Anyway returning to the main them of this article! There is as I have stated a fertility link between the ax and the hammer. It was used by everyday people to bless their families, livestock and habitations. Walter Keating Kelly in his Curiosities of Indo-European Tradition and Folk-lore states: 

An ax [Thunor`s weapon] and a broom are laid crosswise on the inner side of the threshold over which the nurse has to step when she goes out with an infant to have it christened. 
This is done that the babe may be safe from all the devices of the power of evil.This custom apparently prevailed in Westfalen in Germany. He does not indicate the date but it would be safe to say this was after the forced conversion of our ancestors to Christianity. 

Thus the people would not have been aware of the pre-Christian significance of this custom, acting purely on instinct, another example of the workings of the Racial Unconscious or the Blood Memory. Again quoting from Kelly: 

The German god`s fiery weapon was often represented as an ax  and hence it is a customary thing with witches to draw milk from the handle of an ax stuck in a doorpost. He goes on to quote a reference from Kemble: 

 Þunor hit þrysceþ mid þaere fyrenan aecxe. Translated into modern English: 'Thunor threshes with the fiery ax.' 

Returning to Simek: 

As a cult of axes is not mentioned in literary sources, it has been connected with the role of the Thor`s Hammer-Mjolnir which became a symbol of heathendom in answer to the Christian symbol of the cross. The equation of ax and hammer can be explained with the function of both cult symbols in the fertility cult. 

The great age of the Germanic ax-cult, the relationship with the Cretan ax-cult and the parallels to the lightening weapons of non-Germanic gods, such as Indra`s and Hercules` clubs or Sucellos the Gaul`s hammer, all suggest an Indo-Germanic origin of the various forms of the ax.

Simek could also have mentioned of course the ax-wielding Slavic Perun and the Baltic Perkunas [Lithuanian] or Perkons [Latvian]. Recently archaeologists have identified a further 72 carved axes in five of the stones at Stonehenge via laser scanning. Quoted from The Independent 9/10/12: 

In Indo-European tradition ax-heads were often associated with stormdeities – and some surviving European folklore-beliefs suggest that upwards-facing ax-blades were used as magical talismans to protect crops, people and property against lightning and stormdamage. 

It’s potentially significant that every single one of the Stonehenge ax-head images have their blades pointing skywards, while the daggers point downwards. The ax-heads – the vast majority of the images – may therefore have been engraved as votive-offerings to placate a stormdeity and thus protect crops.

The link between Stonehenge and the Indo-Europeans was already known and I refer my readers to a now out of print work titled Stonehenge and the Origins of Western Culture by Leon E. Stover and Bruce Kraig. This book has an alternate title: Stonehenge:

The Indo-European Heritage. Stonehenge was built in various stages and it is clear that at the very least they were responsible for the latter phases of its construction. Brian Branston in the now classic The Lost Gods of England draws attention to the antiquity of the weapon of the Aryan thundergod: 

This weapon was old, older than Thunor. The Indo-European weathergod had hurled it. It was found in Crete as the labyrinth or double-ax [lately to turn up so thought-provokingly on our own doorstep carved in the rocks of Stonehenge  Of course the Aryans, Indo-Europeans or Indo-Germanics- whichever term you prefer are known as the Battle-Ax People. 

An excellent now out of print work titled The Battle Ax People , Beginnings of Western Culture by Olivia Vlahas tells the story of the Aryans in their various appearances as Kassites, Hittites, Mitanni, Hyksos, Indo-Aryans, Persians, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Sarmatians and Teutons. 

The Battle-Ax of course is what links these people together and is a prime symbol of their ethnic identity. I strongly urge you all to obtain a copy of this book as it is suitable for both Adults and older children and contains a wealth of information. 

Juergen Spanuth in his ground-breaking out of print work Atlantis of the North discusses the axe cult in quite a bit of depth and explores the identity of another ax God-Fosite, a Frisian God worshipped on the island of Helgoland. 

He draws a parallel between Him and the Greek Poseidon, the founder of Atlantis who originally also wielded an ax. The ax as a religious and cultural symbol actually goes back much further than the Bronze-Age, contrary to what Simek stated. 

Neolithic stone-axes have also been recovered from graves. Our people and our Gods did not just arrive in the Bronze-Age: that is not the period of our genesis. It is only the period that our recorded history begins. 

May I remind my readers that Mjolnir was originally a stone-hammer! As Jaan Puhvel states in his Comparative Mythology

It is thus the bolt, and it can be represented also as an [originally stone] ax....The ax  the original form of the Thunder God`s hammer goes back to Neolithic times. It has a cultural, ethnic, religious, practical and warlike significance. It cannot be divorced from who we are as Aryans. If you wear the ax consciously as a symbol of your racial and heathen identity Thunor will pour His blessings upon you
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07 March 2013

Germanic religion and mythology : in depth




Published, edited, images added and annotations/commentary (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig

(FROM:ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA)
Germanic religion and mythology, complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos developed by the Germanic-speaking peoples before their conversion to Christianity.


Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the Black Sea to Greenland, or even the North American continent. Germanic religion played an important role in shaping the civilization of Europe. 


But since the Germanic peoples of the Continent and of England were converted to Christianity in comparatively early times, it is not surprising that less is known about the gods whom they used to worship and the forms of their religious cults than about those of Scandinavia, where Germanic religion survived until relatively late in the Middle-Ages.

25 February 2013

Woden: The God of the Anglo-Saxons


WODEN WITH BEAST
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                         Wóðinaz ana éhwái sínam
                         Éhwes namo Sleippnir waz.
                         Sasi éhwaz was ahtfótijaþaz.
                         Sosi Writung ana Skaþinaujái
                         gafundanu                                                 
(Yahoo! Voices)
Written by Kelly BrownKelly Brown

The Angles (Anglo-Jutes) and the Saxons invoked Woden before setting out to invade England (it was not yet England) in the fifth century. Woden was the principle god of the Teutonic peoples. God of the Anglo-Saxons.
  FRANKISH CASKET PORTRAYING WODAN & RETINUE

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