Showing posts with label vanir. Show all posts
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22 March 2014

*Ansiwiz, the Proto-Germanic etymon for the North-Germanic word Æsir- Germanic & Indo-European deities

                                                                               www.protogermanic.com/search/label/mythology                                                                  
Published, edited, images added & annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(websource: Wikipedia)
In Old Norse,(ON) áss (or ǫ́ss, ás, plural æsir; feminine ásynja, plural ásynjur) is the term denoting a member of the principal pantheon in the indigenous Germanic (Gmc) religion known as Norse paganism. 
Thunor, Donar, Thor,
"Thunder"
This pantheon includes Odin (*Wóðanaz, *Wódanaz, *Wóðenaz in PGmc, Wóden in OE [W.Sax.], Wuotan in OHG, Wotan in Modern-German 'MG', Óðinn in western ON), Frigg, Thor,(*Þunraz in PGmc, Þunor in OE, Donar in OHG, Donner in MG, Donder in Dutch 'Du', Þórr in ON) Baldr (presumably the same god, Belg in OE) and Týr (the Tue- in Tuesday, Tíw in OE, Zíu in OHG, *Tíwaz in PGmc)

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.

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.

09 May 2011

Some interesting theories on Odin´s/Woden´s origin and if whether he was an historic person


Preface
by Kenneth S. Doig

It appears that whoever wrote this  does not know too much about Germanic and North-Germanic (NGmc) phonology or historical phonology. He keeps stating that ancient people, like to Romans and others recored people with the name Odin, for one exanple. Linguist have been in complete agreement that the name Odin, Oðinn, Othon or whatever and any Norse/NGmc form of Oden/Odin without the initial W is descended from the earlier Proto-Germanic (PGmc) word, *Wodenaz, *Wōđanaz or similar form, but it started with the sound W.  This loss of the W-sound occurred around 600AD. But taht said, the article has some other good theories and is intersting.
K.S. Doig
 Loss of initial /j/ (see "year" above), and also of /w/ before a round vowel. Our form from OE, "Woden", soundwise is closer to the original word than is Odin.
 Was Odin a genuine human being?

22 April 2011

Heimdallr

Heimdallr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 (editied & posted by K.S. Doig)
 

Heimdallr brings forth the gift of the gods to mankind (1907) by Nils Asplund
In Norse mythology, Heimdallr is a god who possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn, owns the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers. Heimdallr is attested as possessing

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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