Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Divine Ancestry of the Aryo-Germanic Folk

I do not need to tell my readers repeatedly about the harm which christianity has inflicted upon our race: that is self evident. However christianity is directly responsible for Aryan peoples forgetting their divine ancestry. In particular the pre-christian Germanic peoples took it as self evident that they were children of the Gods. Not only were they graced with a God-like noble Nordic outward form but our mythology makes it clear that we are not merely the creation of the Gods but their literal offspring. Tuisto is the earth-born divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples who trace their lineage to Him via Mannus and His three sons who fathered the Ingaevones/Ingvaeones, Herminones/Hermiones and Istaevones/Istvaeones. "In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones. Some people, inasmuch as antiquity gives free reign to speculation, maintain that there were more sons born from the god and hence more tribal designations-Marsi, Gambrivii, Suebi, and Vandili-and that those names are genuine and ancient."[Tacitus, Germania, 2.2] The Aryans of the Rig Veda also recognised a divine ancestor in Manus or Manu. In the myths of the Scythians their divine ancestor Targitaus, son of Zeus had three sons who were the ancestors of their various tribal groups. The Eddas also substantiate this general concept of one Godlike figure who via a son generates three further important divine sons. Buri, the ancestor of the Gods begot Burr the father of Woden, Wili and We[Odin, Vili and Ve]. Greek mythology knows a similar pattern: Ouranos, an earth-born God begets Kronos, the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. It is possible that Tuisto is the same being referred to in the Eddas as Ymir according to J.B. Rives[commentary to Germania] derives from an Indo-European root *iemo-. From this in Sanskrit we get Yama and from the Zend, Yima, the Latin geminus and Middle Irish gemuin, meaning `twin`. According to de Vries Tuisto may mean `twofold` and according to Simek [Dictionary of Northern Mythology] `hermaphrodite`. The Teutons were viewed by Tacitus as indigenous or autocthonous, like their ancestral God, `born from the land`. Alfred Rosenberg, the official philosopher of the Third Reich who was murdered by the western allies for his temerity of being a free thinker also believed in the divine ancestry of the Germanic peoples: "Today, a new faith is awakening-the myth of the blood, the belief that the divine being of all mankind is to be defended with the blood. The faith is embodied by the fullest realisation that the Nordic blood constitutes that mystery which has supplanted and surmounted the old sacraments."[Myth of the Twentieth Century]. Whist we are rooted in the past we are not tied to it but advance forward with a new religion that is in the stage of becoming. For us Teutons our spiritual archetypes are founded on the Germanic Gods but I wish to echo Rosenberg`s words about Aryan spirituality that it has a: "certain unity in Aryan concepts of religion, whether they manifested themselves in Wodan, Varuna, Zeus or Ahura Mazda,"[Myth of the Twentieth Century]. Rosenberg stated: "The Nordic gods were figures of light who bore spears, the cross and the swastika, and were crowned with haloes, symbols of the sun, of ascending life."[Selected Writings]. Our race must ascend-not descend but in order that the decay be halted and reversed we must first recognise that we are essentially divine beings and live up to that heritage and start that long journey which will produce the man of the future, the Uebermensch. We have no need to destroy christianity for it is already dying. We simply ignore it and become true to our prechristian Teutonic spirit.

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Mead Horn and the Awakening of our Gods

The purpose of ritual in Germanic heathenism is to not repeat dead rituals but to create something new in the subjective[internal] and objective[external] worlds. By participating in our wheel of the year rites in the cosmic rhythm of the seasons we are in microcosm reflecting the macrocosm; as above, so below. Vilhelm Gronbech in The Culture of the Teutons Volumes 1 and 2 states: "This is the reason why all words and acts are frought with infinite consequence; the space is filled with creation, and every act gives birth to events to come.[Page 356] By engaging in our rites we are participating in an act of creation. "This reiteration or renovation, as we should call it, is not a repetition of an act primarily and for all time created years or ages ago. The present re-acting is as primary, as original as the very first acting; and the participants are not witnesses to the deed of some hero or god, not reproducers who revive the deed, but simply and literally the original heroes who send fateful deeds into the world, whether it be battles long ago or the creation of Middle-garth. In the recreation of the legend, in the ceremonial act, the earth is prepared for the living of man....."[Page 358] Our regular invocation of the Gods and our imbibing of the mead or ale made sacred by the sign of Thunor`s hammer from the mead horn allows us at that moment to enter into a state of communion with our Gods, in particular Woden, an idea which was hijacked by the christian church. The mead according to our lore imparts wisdom and inspiration to us and reminds us of the sacred mead which has its origins in the blood of Kvasir, a God born from the saliva of both the Aesir and Vanir at the conclusion of the war between these two pantheons. Mead has a particular significance in the mythologies of the Germanic and other Aryan peoples which I do not intend to go into here but reserve for another article. By our remembrance and invocation of the Gods of the Germanic peoples we are participating in their awakening. This process is a two way one for our Gods are awakening Their elect amongst our folk. The sun-born, Woden-born initiates are responding to the call of the Gods which is at the same time a call of the blood. The Gods are stirring in our very DNA and those who wyrd it is to join Woden`s elite warrior band of Einheriar will respond. Woden is quietly preparing His priestly order and they will take their place as the future priest-kings of the reborn and purified Aryo-Germanic Folk.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesday-the Day of Woden

The names of some of our ancient Gods are reflected in the days of the week. Today I would like to focus on Wednesday, a day devoted to our All-Father Woden. His name is to be found in this day in most Germanic languages. The Proto-Germanic term for Wednesday has been reconstructed as *Wodanesdag. Old English: Wodnesdaeg. Middle English: Wednesdei. Old High German: Wodnesdaeg. Old Low German: Wodansdach. Middle Low German: Wodensdach. Old Frisian: Wednesdei/Wensdei/Wemsdei. Middle Dutch: Woensdag. Modern Dutch: Woensdag. Old Norse: Othinsdagr. Modern Danish: Onsdag. Modern Swedish: Onsdag. Modern Norwegian: Onsdag. It is interesting to note the similarity between the pronunciation of Modern English Wednesday and Old Frisian Wensdei and their development from Wodnesdaeg and Wednesdei respectively. Too often we ignore the influence of the Netherlandic/Frisian language and tribes on the formation of Anglo-Saxon England. In Modern German Wednesday is Mittwoch[`mid-week`] and this appears to be out of step with all other Germanic languages apart from the Modern Icelandic Mithvikudagur[`mid-week`]. The cult of Woden was known throughout most of Germany, having spread from the Saxons in the north. `Gardenstone` in his The Mercury-Woden Complex attempts to make a case for denying the existence of the cult south of the Harz mountains. I am not particularly convinced by his arguments although I will keep an open mind. Clearly the replacement of Wodnesdaeg in Germany with Mittwoch] was an attempt by the christian clergy to eradicate all knowledge and memory of the All-Father, more so than our other deities. As Old Icelandic is derived from Old Norse I must assume the same attempt to eradicate All-Father`s memory as there is no reason why Othinsdagr should be substituted for Mithvikudagur except on religious grounds. I understand that certain christian sects such as the quakers substitute Wednesday for `fourth day` so as not speak Woden`s name. This clearly demonstrates the christian mentality and if this should be happening today in 2012 then think how much more this kind of thinking was prevalent over 1000 years ago! So the next time you say Wednesday reflect on our High God Woden!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Anglo-Saxon God Names in English Place-Names

The evidence for the worship of our Anglo-Saxon Gods is to be found all over the English countryside and in English towns, villages and hamlets. Woden, Thunor, Tiw and Frige are to be found as elements in place-names and managed to survive the christianisation of our people. They exist today as a constant reminder of our natural Gods just as we are reminded about them in the days of the week.

Woden features in more place names than any other God and indeed this should not surprise us as He is the All-Father, our most high God. Below are examples of such place names, many of them gleaned from the pages of A Dictionary of English Place-Names by A.D. Mills. I have only included examples which are known to be reliable.

Woden[also known as Grim] Wednesbury, Wednesfield, Wednesham, Wanborough, Wansdyke, Woden`s Barrow, Woden Hill, Woden`s Way, Woden`s Den Woodway, Wornshill, Woodnesborough, Grimsdyke, Grimes Graves, Grimsbury, Grimley, Grimspound, Grimscote, Grimsthorpe, Grinstead.

Thunor Thundersley, Thursley. Tiw Tysoe, Tuesley, Dewsbury.

Frige Frobury, Froyle, Fretherne, Fride.

In addition to God names some place-names indicate heathen sites of worship without specifying a particular God`s name. Hearg[Harrow], Wig and Weoh[Wye] are Anglo-Saxon terms for `heathen shrine or temple`. Harrow Harrow, Harrow Weald, Harrowden, Great and Little Harrowden. Wye Wye, Weedon, Weedon Bec, Weedon Lois, Weeford, Wysall and Wyfordby.

There are many place names preceded by Freo, Frea and Ing but I am not yet convinced that these are necessarily references to place names named after Anglo-Saxon Gods. I will need to conduct further research. However I would be very surprised if these Gods were not also honoured in our place-names. I have specifically focused on Anglo-Saxon not Scandinavian examples and therefore have not searched for Scandinavian examples although I am surprised how few there are in comparison to Anglo-Saxon ones.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Search For an Anglo-Saxon Alternative to the Term `Priest`

I have over recent years pondered on the terminology that we should be using for the function of `priest` within our heathen rites. `Priest` is a universally understood term but I am a little troubled over the christian connotations and wish to explore alternative and more Germanic terms. `Preost` is a term used by the Anglo-Saxons[See A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by J.R. Clark Hall]. However from my studies of the term it appears to originate with the christian priesthood via presbyter. This in my opinion would make it unsuitable for us to use. Our research is limited by the scant amount of original Anglo-Saxon literature, especially during the pre-conversion period as pre-christian Germanic society was largely a pre-literate one. Literacy was reserved for the rune masters and priests. Therefore we must also resort to exploring the terms used by other Germanic peoples. Before we do this we need to consider if there are any other Anglo-Saxon alternatives to preost. Aeweweard could be a suitable term but its pronunciation may be too difficult for some to to accept in everyday useage. Also strictly speaking the term is defined as `law-guardian`[Rudolf Simek, Northern Mythology]. The astute observer will note the second part of this word-weard, a term which we already use for hearth and gemoot warders. If we recall the Icelandic example the priest was also a temporal chieftain although the situation was different among the non-Scandinavian Germanic peoples where the two offices were separate. Heargweard is a more interesting and in my opinion relevant term for the hearg was the sanctuary or temple and thus a heargweard was the guardian of the temple. In Iceland the priests were called gothar, the singular being gothi, the female gythja. The Gothic equivalent gudja corresponds closely to the Old Norse gudija. A temple priest in Icelandic would be a hofgothi. Clearly gothi`s specific meaning is `god man`. Hofgothi is very similar to the Anglo-Saxon heargweard with similar connotations. On balance I am in favour of the use of the term heargweard as Anglo-Saxons and Saxons this is more likely to be term which our ancestors used and differentiates us from Odinism and Asatru. We do not need to be dependent on their terminology nor do we need to use terms that are christian in origin or connotation. I have decided to post this article on all three of my blogs as I wish this to have as wide a circulation as possible to encourage reflection and debate.

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Teutonic Priesthood

Due to a comment made by Julius Caesar in his De Bello Gallico[The Gallic War]that the ancient Germans had "no druids" has been misinterpreted over the years by scholars who have then used this as a premise to argue that there was no such thing as a Teutonic priesthood which we know to be absolutely absurd. "The customs of the Germans are very different from those of the Gauls. They have no druids to preside over religious matters, nor do they concern themselves with sacrifices".[Sixth Book, paragraph 21]

 Of course we know from the slightly later writings of Tacitus, notably in his Germania that the Germans not only had priests but these priests offered public sacrifices. I very much doubt that in the space of less than 150 years that their customs changed so radically. The Teutons certainly did not have `druids` for this is specific to the Celtic peoples but we know from the Roman historian Tacitus that they did have priests and a pantheon of Gods. Even this is brought into doubt by Caesar: "The only things which they count as gods are things they can see and which clearly benefit them, for example, the Sun, Vulcan, and the Moon. They have not even heard rumours of any others."[Sixth Book, paragraph 21]. `Vulcan` is taken to mean the element or deity of fire.

Whilst it is clear that the Teutons did honour these three things as representative of Gods it is inconceiveable that by the time of Tacitus in the following century that they suddenly had a developed pantheon of Gods and Goddesses and not one at the time of Caesar. Tacitus either did not know the correct Teutonic names of our Gods and Godesses or chose to give them Latin names as he wrote for a Roman readership. "As for gods, Mercury is the one they worship most, and on certain days they think it right to propitiate him even with human victims. Hercules and Mars they appease with lawful animals. Part of the Suebi sacrifice also to Isis; I have not ascertained the source from which this foreign rite originates, but the fact remains that the image itself, fashioned in the form of a light ship, proves that the cult is imported. In other matters, they judge it not in accord with the greatness of the gods to confine them with walls or to liken them in appearance to any human countenance. They consecrate woods and groves, and the mystery that they see only in their awe they call by the names of gods." "[Tacitus` Germania 9.1 and 9.2]

It is assumed by scholars that Mercury, Hercules and Mars are names that Tacitus gave to represent our Woden, Thunor and Tiw. Isis may very well be the Goddess Nehalennia[a Dutch deity] or Nerthus. I also speculate that this could in fact be the very mysterious and obscure Goddess, Isa. "Then come the Reudigni, the Aviones, the Anglii, the Varini, the Eudoses, the Suarines, and the Nuitones, defended by rivers or woods. There is nothing noteworthy about them individually, except that collectively they worship Nerthus, or Mother Earth, and believe that she takes part in human affairs and rides among the peoples." [Germania 40.2] Tacitus also refers to the deities Tuisto and Mannus[Germania 2.2].

Thus it is clear that the Teutons did in fact have a developed pantheon of Gods who they ascribed proper names and personalities to. We also know this to be the case from later writings by christian priests and from the Icelandic sagas and there is every reason to believe that there was a continuous and unbroken tradition over the centuries which knew only a geographic variation with local cults of deities. Germania 9 makes it clear that the Teutons did offer both animal and human sacrifices. Furthermore if sacrifices were offered to the Gods then it reasonable to assume that there was a recognised priesthood to carry out this function. In Germania 40.3 Tacitus refers to such a priesthood: "On an island in the Ocean is a holy grove, and in it a consecrated wagon covered with hangings; to one priest alone is it permitted so much as to touch it. He perceives when the goddess is present in her innermost recess, and with great reverence escorts her as she is drawn along by heifers." It is clear from Tacitus description and carefully chosen words that Nerthus, the Goddess he is referring to had more than one priest-"to one priest alone...." and thus this constitutes a priestly order. Adam of Bremen referred to the great temple at Uppsala and its priesthood: "Assigned to all their gods they have priests to present the sacrifices of the people." Bede of course refers to the Anglo-Saxon priest Coifu in his History of the English Church and People

The Teutonic priesthood unlike the Celtic druidic orders was not a national priesthood but one which was restricted to the tribe and thus there will be differences between them, especially as certain deities were only recognised by specific tribes, such as Nerthus and Nehalennia. The Teutonic priests had charge of the sacred groves[the precursors of the later temples], the administration of justice, public sacrifices, the casting of lots, interpretation of omens and the safeguarding of the law. In the far north the function of priest and chieftain or king was most likely combined into a single office. A typical example is that of the Icelandic gothi. No doubt they carried this tradition with them from their native Norway.

 We have no reason to suppose that there were no priestesses.The female equivalent of the gothi, the gythia is attested to in the Icelandic sagas. The temple was more than likely a development from the sacred grove. "It has been observed that among the Indo-Europeans the most ancient temples that were dedicated to the gods were sacred groves. In his survey of European folklore, Jacob Grimm observed that among the ancient Germans the oldest temples were groves. This was the case in all the lands where the Indo-Europeans held sway as the grove was the original place where the sacred was revered."[The Druids, G. Alexander] The temple at Uppsala was surrounded by a grove. Tacitus in Germania 39 refers to the sacred grove of the Suebi and in Germania the sacred grove of Nerthus.

 In smaller organisational units such as the clan or or family the head of the clan or the family performed the duties associated with the priest. "In the smaller organisations of society then, priestly duties seem to have been performed by the temporal chief. It is only the great organisation, the tribe or state, which possesses a class with exclusively priestly functions."[The Ancient Teutonic Priesthood, H. Munro Chadwick] A Teutonic priesthood is in the process of being formed today. If any readers wish to explore this further see the relevant links section on this blog!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Coifu-Nithing Anglo-Saxon Traitor

Even during the days when I still clung to the desert `god` religion I was always disgusted by the actions of the nithing Coifu, who Bede in his A History of the English Church and People describes as a `Chief Priest`[Chapter 13]. We are not told if he was a priest of Woden but we have no reason to assume he wasn`t. Coifu accepted christianity without any apparent show of resistance although we only have the word of a cleric for this-Bede. Likewise these words attributed to Coifu may very well be the words of Bede which he put into Coifu`s mouth: "I have long realized that there is nothing in our way of worship; for the more deligently I sought after truth in our religion, the less I found." [As an aside that is what I eventually concluded about christianity!] Coifu then went on to suggest to King Edwin that the temple and altars be "desecrated and burned." Coifu also volunteered to be the first to carry out this heinous act. He asked Edwin for "arms and a stallion". Bede tells us that it was hitherto "unlawful for the Chief Priest to carry arms or to ride anything but a mare-and, thus equipped, he set out to destroy the idols. Girded with a sword and with a spear in his hand, he mounted the king`s stallion and rode up to the idols..... "as soon as he reached the temple, he cast into it the spear he carried and thus profaned it." I am not aware of any success or indeed any attempt in carrying out excavations to discover the remnants of the temple but Bede writes that "The site where these idols once stood is still shown, not far east of York, beyond the river Derwent, and is known today as Goodmanham." Goodmanham is an old village situated about 20 miles to the east of York in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the ancient kingdom of Deira in Northumbria. It is said that the old church of All Hallows stands on or near the site of the heathen temple. I would dearly love to see it demolished for a proper archaeological excavation to take place. It would not surprise me if that was the site as we know that it was church policy for heathen temples either to be taken over by the church or be destroyed to be replaced by a christian church building. Most old Anglican[formerly Roman Catholic] churches occupy sacred heathen ground. At least we know that the Anglo-Saxons used temples and idols as part of their worship and had a priesthood. These are things which are often denied by self-appointed `experts` on the subject!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Anglo-Saxon Priest of Woden Amulet Discovered in Norfolk

Taken from the Norfolk Museums & Archaeology website: This Anglo-Saxon pendant dates from about 600AD. It was found by a metal detectorist in a field in Attleborough, Norfolk. The pendant shows a man with a beard, wearing a hat or helmet with two horns which join at the top. Men with horned headgear have nothing to do with the Vikings! Most depictions of horned helmets are in fact early Anglo-Saxon in date. Similar pendants to this one have been found elsewhere in Norfolk and in Hampshire and have horns that end in small bird heads. These may represent the Germanic god Woden, or Odin with his two ravens. This pendant might have a cult or religious importance and could have been worn by a priest. The pendant is just over 4cm high and 2.5cm wide.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

A New Perspective on Loki

Loki, is He a God or a giant? The scholars argue that the Eddas appear to be ambiguous about this. My argument is that His status is no less ambiguous than many of the other major Germanic deities. We know that his father was Farbauti[ON `dangerous hitter`], a giant. The etymology of Farbauti`s name is associated with lightening or the storm[See Rudolf Simek`s Dictionary of Northern Mythology]. His mother was Laufey[ON `leaf island`-a rather incredulous interpretation]. Her alternative or additional name was Nal[ON `needle`] because she was so slender and nimble. Simek suggests that Laufey may have been a tree Goddess. She is generally considered to be a Goddess and listed as such in the Eddas and we have no reason therefore to doubt that She was one. The Eddas are replete with stories of matings between Gods or Goddesses with giants and the giants should be considered as an earlier race of Gods which the Aesir and Vanir displaced. Wodan Himself was of giant parentage via His mother Bestla, a frost giantess. Thus we may conclude that Loki had as much Aesir blood flowing through His veins as Wodan, the chief of the Gods Himself. However Loki`s attitude towards the Gods is ambivalent. Early on in the mythology He is portrayed as a positive member of the Aesir, often coming to their aid in times of crisis. It is only with the beginning of Ragnarok and the events that precede it that we see a markedly different side to Loki. Causing the death of Baldur and preventing His early release from Hel and His slandering of the Gods in the Lokasenna He hastens on Ragnarok and shows Himself as an apparent enemy of the Gods. That is how people superficially see Loki`s role. However like life He is more complex than that and in my opinion He should be viewed as being the Shadow of Wodan. Loki and Wodan are blood brothers and often journeyed together in Midgard. There is some suspicion that He is in fact the God Lodur who along with Wodan and Hoenir gave life to man. Both Wodan and Loki are half giant in extraction but Loki as Wodan`s Shadow has his giant inheritance from His mother`s and not His father`s side. Usually it was the Gods who mated with giantesses and not the other way around. My inkling is that Laufey may have been raped by Farbauti and hence the apparent shame and lack of identification with the father. This may account for why some are tempted to see him more in the light of being a giant than a God. Curiously He is named after His mother, not His father for in the Eddas He is referred to as Loki Laufeyjarson. Perhaps He was anxious to bury his giant heritage, maybe even ashamed of it for the reason stated above? Scholars point out that there is no evidence for any cults of Loki in the pre-christian past. However this betrays their lack of understanding of His role. If Loki is Wodan`s Shadow then it is unlikely that we would expect to see any such evidence for the common people were highly unlikely to worship such an apparently negative deity. Additionally as Wodan`s Shadow He in effect IS Wodan, His darker and seemingly more destructive side. However it is the Loki side of Wodan`s personality which grants the All Father such naked intelligence, cunning and at times seeming duplicity. Loki is a catalyst, an agent of change and transformation. Whilst He is responsible for hastening on Ragnarok He was not responsible for the loss of the Golden Age. In His seeming `evil` deeds He is in fact providing a solution to the Wolf Age in which we find ourselves in. Through His actions the new Golden Age will arise after Ragnarok. He is the ultimate problem solver but His motives are not always clear. Loki represents the ultimate Left-Hand Path Germanic God. He stands alone. He is independent. He cares not for worship, adulation or approval. There is no consensus over the etymology of Loki`s name and this does not surprise me for there is no consensus at all about Loki who is the ultimate enigmatic God. My interpretation of His name is one that suggests `light`. I am reminded of Lucifer[an Aryan not a Semitic name] who shares a similar personality and name. It is likely that Loki derives from the PIE word *leuk. George William Cox in his The Mythology of the Aryan Nations volume II states: "The name Loki, like that of the Latin Vulcanus, denotes the light or blaze of fire, and in such phrases as Locke dricker vand, Loki drinks water, described the phenomena of the sun drinking when its light streams in shafts from the cloud rifts to the earth or the waters beneath. The word thus carries us to the old verb liuhan, the Latin lucere, to shine, and to Logi as its earlier form, the modern German lohe, glow; but as the Greek tradition referred the name Oidipous......., to know and to swell, so a supposed connexion with the verb lukan, to shut or lock, substituted the name Loki for Logi, and modified his character accordingly." The Eddas know of an Utgard-Loki and a Logi, a fire giant. Wagner in his Das Reheingold conflates the two characters of Loki and Logi together in the form of Loge and it would appear that there may be good grounds for doing so. It is interesting to note that the Old Norse equivalent of Saturday is Laugardagr, the Swedish logerdag and the Danish loverdag. Clearly originally before the pernicious influence of christianity Loki had a much more revered role in the Germanic pantheon but like many of the Gods He was demonised and this demonisation continues amongst many modern day `Asatru`. We need to view Him as the Germanic Prometheus who has brought the light of intelligence to man rather than the christian imposed idea of being a `devil`.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Irmin, Arminius and the Herminones

Tacitus states in his Germania 2.2 "In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones." I have previously discussed the connection between the God Ing and the Ingvaones and his mythical position as father of the English-Inglish-the sons of Ing. Now I would like to explore the relationship between the Herminones and the mysterious God Irmin. The Herminones or Irminones consisted of tribes such as the Hermunduri, Chatti, Cherusci, Alamanni, Suebi, Marcomanni, Quadi, Saxons and the Boii. We know that the ancient Teutons regarded themselves as being not just the creation of the Gods but their very own flesh and blood offspring. Therefore it was natural for them to name themselves after their perceived mythical ancestor. Whilst many scholars doubt the existence of a God Irmin[see Rudolf Simek`s entries for Irmin and Irminsul in his Dictionary of Northern Mythology there are many who consider Irmin to have been a very real mythical deity and quite possibly a deified human being as well. I very much doubt that the ancient Teutons would have erected their Irmin columns and called them `huge` pillars just on the basis of their size. We know that originally the Gods were portrayed as poles and worshiped as such so I do not see why the Irminsul should be an exception to the rule. Many of us speculate that the name of Irmin is to be found in one of the three great tribal divisions of our people-the Herminones or Irminones. Like the Ingvaeones who derive from Ing and the Istavones or Iscaevones who descend from Ask[Jacob Grimm] or Escio[Nennius]the Herminones are the children of the God Irmin whose human incarnation was Arminius or Hermann the Cheruscer who rescued his people and the bulk of northern and central Germania from Roman invasion by inflicting a catastrophic defeat upon them in the region of the Teutoburger Wald[9CE]. Irmin, Hermann and Arminius are all variants of the same name which has its cognates in Celtic-Eremon and Ariomannus and Indo-Aryan Aryaman and Iranian Airyaman. What could be more natural that a huge pole or pillar be errected to this ancestral God and that it be called the Irminsul-the column of Irmin? The Royal Frankish Annals[772CE] refer to the destruction of the Irminsul by Charlemagne during the Saxon wars. The Irminsul represented the centre of the pre-christian Germanic religion. The Irminsul was reported as being situated no far from Heresburg[Eresburg] now known as Obermarsberg. Like Saxnot and Tyr/Tiu Irmin was a sword God, a martial God who protected His people. There are also connections between the Irminsul and the sacred Externsteine and today one can see a portrayal of a fallen Irminsul carved into the rocks. I do not wish to discuss the Irminsul in any greater detail in this article as I intend to dedicate a future one soley to this remarkable symbol. My reference to it is purely in the context of supporting my contention that Irmin was an actual deity and recognised as such by our Folk.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Gar Man/Ger Man

There are several interpretations of the etymology of the name German but one of the most if not THE most interesting is the following.
We know that the most ancient weapon of the pre-christian Germanic peoples was the spear. This was the weapon of choice and probably one of the easiest and cheapest to manufacture. It was the outward symbol of the Germanic Freeman who had come to maturity and acknowledgement within the clan through the slaying of a wild beast. It is a symbol of Germanic manhood and strength.
It is also the THE symbol of the Germanic God Wodan. His spear, Gungnir was inscribed with 17 runes on the spear head. It was a symbol of His power and lordship. Like the axe it one of the great symbols of our Folk.
The 33rd rune of the Anglo-Northumbrian Futhorc[incorrectly termed the Anglo-Saxon] is Gar. It represents the spear of Wodan. It is not or should not be regarded as the final rune of the fourth Aett but more correctly as the central rune around which all the others radiate for it is His rune and He is the centre of all things for He is the All-Father Wodan.
It has been interpreted by Wodens Folk as the "gift of Ing", Ing being the ancestral God of the English or Inglish Folk. The rune consists of a combination of Gebo or Gyfu and Ingwaz or Ing. However the Elder Futharc version of Gebo is more stylistically represented in Gar than the Anglo-Northumbrian version.
Gar is the beginning and end of a magical working and has the power to seal the magician`s intent.
The name German may thus have its etymology in the term ger-manni-people of the spear. Gar or Ger is Proto Germanic for `spear`. When confronting the Roman legions this may be an appelation that the Romans used to distinguish the Germanic peoples from their Celtic neighbours. The term as I have said does have other connotations which I intend to explore in further articles.
My recent article The Sacred Spears of the Germanic Priest-Kings posted on my Die Armanenschaft der Ariogermanen blog explores the use of the spear by the Germanic priest-kings.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Sacred Spears of the Germanic Priest-Kings

During the latter half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century a number of sacred spears belonging to the pre-christian Germanic tribes were located in modern day Germany, Sweden and Poland, being the Kovel spear, the Dahmsdorf spear, the Rozwadow spear and the Moos spear.
What these spears have in common is their construction-Iron with silver inlay and their runic inscriptions.
The one from Dahmsdorf has the inscription Ansuz-Jera-Nauthiz-Ansuz-Raitho. The inscription reading from right to left says ranja, ie the "runner". Edred Thorsson in his The Mysteries of the Goths speculates that this has the meaning of "the one which causes[them] to flee". The owner of the spear may have been a Burgundian, originally an East Germanic tribe.
It dates from around 250CE and it also contains solar and lunar symbols and was discovered in 1865 during the construction of a train station at Dahmsdorf-Muecheberg.
This and the other spears were never used in combat and clearly were of ceremonial purpose. Either these spears belonged to tribal priests or were symbolic totems of regal power belonging to chieftains.
The spear was the original and favoured weapon of the Germanic peoples and every Germanic freeman, every warrior possessed one as a mark of his status. In the case of chieftains and priests these were obviously more elaborate as these spears clearly have a mystical purpose.
We are of course reminded of Gungnir, the spear of Wotan/Wodan/Woden/Odin which likewise was according to Sigdrifumal 17 insricribed with 17 runes on its tip. It would of course be tempting to speculate what they are. It is of course possible that this may be a version of the normally 16 runes Younger Futhark.
It contains a Triskelion and a Swastika, both of which are solar symbols. These spears also contain tamgas which are Sarmatian or Scythian tribal symbols and thus show a connection with the steppe dwelling Iranian tribes who lived close to the East Germanic peoples.
The Germanic peoples considered themselves to be the offspring of their Gods and nobles in particular often reckoned their descent from Wodan. Therefore it is natural for a Germanic chieftain or king to possess a sacred spear as a symbol of the Wodan given regal power.
Later in the post-conversion times and the arising of the Parsifal myth the sacred spear or lance features as the symbolic weapon of the Grail king.
We know that the Holy Lance or spear of Longinus which allegedly currently resides in the Hofburg Museum in Wien has been dated to no earlier than the 7th century CE and therefore is not contemporary with the times of the so-called Christ.
No doubt this spear falls into a similar category as the four runic spears referred to in this article.
My readers may wish to also study my article from 12/5/12 on Die Armanschaft Der Ario-Germanen blog-Gungnir, Symbol of All-Father Woden and its Significance and also from 5/10/08 on my Celto-Germanic blog: Gungnir, the Spear of Odin.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Germanic Ethnicity of Isolde, the Goddess Isa and Iceland

In my researches into Germanic mythology I occasionally find references to a rather obscure Germanic Goddess called Isa. Isa as we know is the name of the 11th rune of the Elder Futhark, also known as Is in the Anglo-Saxon Futhork, Iss in the Scandinavian Futharks and Is in the Armanen Futhork.
There is a theory that this Goddess lends her name to Iceland or Island.

"Rassmann identifies Island as derived from Isa, a goddess of the under-world, probably the same as Holda, and not as Iceland."[Legends of the Wagner Drama by Jessie L. Weston]

As a female personal name it is Teutonic and of ancient origin, signifying aristocratic, strong willed, a ruler. The element of strength is brought out in the hard, icey and cold nature of the Isa rune.

It is generally considered that due to the Celtic location and time frame of the Tristan and Isolde legend that Isolde was an Irish Celtic princess. However this is a mistake albeit an understandable one.
During the 9th century CE it was a Viking and not an Irish king that held court in Dublin and we should not forget the significant Scandinavian and thus Germanic heritage of Ireland from the 9th and 10th centuries.
German scholars according to Jessie L. Watson derive Isolde`s name from Iswalt or Iswalda[Eis-walterin=ruler of the ice]. The earliest form of the Isolde name is Isalde[Wolfram von Eschenbach]. Legends always represent her as fair haired-`die lichte` as opposed to the rival dark-haired Isolde. She concludes that the Germanic forms of the name have more in common than the Kymric Essylt.

It is also interesting to consider that in the German Nibelungenlied Brunhild is represented as the queen of Iceland and her very nature is hard, icey and strong-willed. She dwellt in her fortress Isenstein[`Ice rock`]and was a beautiful woman of formidable strength and fortitude.

Could it be that the two distinct legendary figures of Isolde and Brunhild originally derive from a common Germanic source?

Sunday, 12 August 2012

*Perkunos-the Original Name of the Northern PIE Thunder God

For a long time I have recognised the special relationship between the Germanic, Baltic and Slavic Thunder Gods, not only in their functions, characteristics and physical attributes but also in the shared etymological origins of His name.
The reconstructed name of the Proto-Indo-European Thunder God is *Perkunos. From this name we derive the name of the Baltic Thunder God Perkonis amongst the Prussians[Prussian is an extinct Baltic language], Perkons from the Latvian and Perkunas from the Lithuanian. All these aforementioned languages are Baltic which is now recognised as the oldest Indo-European language group. I suggest that scholars should direct their efforts in exploring the language, folklore and mythology of the Balts for in so doing we will learn more about our shared Aryan past.
Amongst the Slavic peoples He is named Perun[Czech]and Pyerun[Russian]and Perunu[Old Russian].
There is a possible cognate with the Indic Parjanya, an alternative name for the Hindu God Indra[who is also called Indara amongst the Iranians].
There would not appear to be a direct association with the Germanic Thor/Thunar/Donar but we should recollect that an alternative name for Jord[Thor`s mother] is Fjorgyn which Jaan Puhvel[Comparative Mythology] states is a cognate.
The Celtic Taranis is cognate with the Germanic Thunar and thus indirectly liked to *Perkunos.
All this is suggestive of a very close shared mythological link between the Balts, Slavs and Teutons and a more tenuous link with the Celts. No doubt this is because the Teutons remained as one people with the Balts and Slavs long after the dispersal of the Celts and the link between the Balts and Slavs is much longer still.
These Thunder Gods all carry an axe or a hammer. The Baltic and Slavic Thunder Gods are generally seen with an axe which my readers will know from earlier articles is a much older weapon than the hammer and Thor`s hammer developed from this.
Also the first axes were made of stone and this is reflected in the etymology of hammer which originally meant `stone`.
The antiquity of the northern European Thunder God is also reflected in the Baltic and Slavic names which are derived from PIE *peru which means `stone`.
Amongst our ancestors an association between the Thunder God and the stone axe was made in the concept of thunder falling to earth in the form of a stone axe.
Another thing that these Thunder Gods have in common is their physical and material characteristics-red bearded/red haired, hot-tempered and rambling across the heavens in a chariot pulled by a goat or goats.
The Thunder God amongst the Balts and Slavs is regarded very much as their supreme deity. I believe that at one stage this was also the case amongst the Teutons but as we know in some parts of the Germanic world Thor was still recognised as occupying this position, such as in the north Germanic language area. The cult of Odin/Woden/Wotan appears to have developed in the south Germanic language area and spread northwards.
Amongst the Greek and Roman pantheons the Thunder God[Zeus/Jupiter] still reigned as supreme which is an indication of His great antiquity and importance.
Within the Germanic heathen community we need to give proper recognition to the Thunder God and not shy away from exploring the myths, folk tales and folklore of related northern Aryan peoples and indeed other non-Indo-European speaking peoples such as the Finns for it would appear that Finnish mythology has much in common with Germanic mythology.
The Finnish Thunder God is Ukko, whose sacred trees are the oak and the rowan and His weapon is an axe or a hammer, sometimes a stick or a sword. It is believed that He has Indo-European origins. Iron age specimens of axe and hammer pendants have been found in Finland. His name may have developed from Perkele which seems suspiciously related to *Perkunos.

Sources: Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel.
The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World by J.P. Mallory and D.Q. Adams.
European Myth and Legend by Mike Dixon-Kennedy.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Ancient Presence of the Germanic Peoples in England

Academics are beginning to unearth evidence from the disciplines of linguistics,genetics,archaeology and history for the much deeper antiquity of the presence of the Germanic peoples in the British Isles. Two books in particular are of especial interest and relevance to this subject, namely Stephen Oppenheimer`s The Origins of the British and Graeme Davis` The Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland.

Another work which is indirectly of assistance in the much wider issue of the deeper antiquity of the Indo-European presence in Europe is Colin Renfrew`s Archaeology and Language: The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins.

Dr Oppenheimer`s work unfortunately has been misunderstood and misinterpreted on many discussion forums where people assume[often those who have not taken the time to read his book] that his general theory is that the British Isles "were populated almost entirely by Iberians and Basques". This is a false understanding. It is clear that if they had taken the trouble to read his book-IN ITS ENTIRETY they would see that his main argument and theory is that the English population of Britain has a much deeper antiquity than the arbitary date of 449CE referred to in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles.

Oppenheimer uses first the science of genetics to establish that Britain was populated in two directions: one from the modern region of the Basque country in southern France and northern Spain where northern Europeans had retreated before the last great Ice Age and then returned to northern Europe and one from North West Europe. This does not make any of the populations of Britain Basque or Iberian[these ethnicities did not even exist at the time!]just because some of the Basques or Iberians have a similar DNA haplotype to some northern Europeans. This faulty interpretation of genetics and history unfortunately leads many lesser minds to infect others with similar error.

After establishing the genetic basis for the migration into the British Isles he then explains his argument from various sources that Old English[which we commonly refer to as "Anglo-Saxon"]is a much more ancient language than it is traditionally thought to be. Indeed he goes so far to postulate that Old English which he feels has more Norse influence than Low German should be considered as a seperate branch of Germanic, midway between North and West Germanic. The utter lack of Latin and Celtic loan words and the apparent division into distinct regional dialects of Old English so soon by the mid 6th century CE points to the presence of a much more long standing Germanic language in England which created a hybrid with the Anglo-Saxon invasions which he feels did not significantly change the gene pool of England because he argues that Germanic people had already colonised England at some point between the Neolithic and Bronze Ages and that there has been a steady colonisation from that point up to the 5th century CE and onwards with the Danish invasions.

Oppenheimer also demolishes the theory that Celtic languages were introduced into Britain as late as the Iron Age, again arguing for a much deeper presence of Indo-European languages. He also establishes the likely Germanic roots of the Belgae who he believes were also part of the long Germanic migration into Britain.
His theories should be of considerable utility to all who are involved in the reawakening of the Germanic English peoples and their struggle to regain their soil from the invader.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Baltic Languages and Mythology-a Living Remnant of our Aryan Past

Whilst the title of this blog suggests an emphasis on comparative Germanic and Celtic mythologies from time to time it is my intention to explore other closely related northern European mythologies,in particular the Baltic and Slavic.
Whilst the Gaelic tongue is undoubtedly an ancient Indo-European language as Latin, Greek and Sanskrit are the Baltic languages are probably the most archaic and the study of these languages can get us closer to our Indo-European roots.
Baltic is divided into West Baltic[Old Prussian-now extinct] and Eastern Baltic[Lithuanian and Latvian].
In addition to the antiquity of Baltic which in itself can reveal the likely form of our Ur-Sprache and the lifestyle of our ancient Aryan ancesters the very fact that the Balts did not start to convert to christianity until the 15th century CE-over 400 years after the Icelanders and approximately 800-900 years after the Anglo-Saxons there is a rich storehouse of pre-christian Aryan and moreover northern European folklore and mythology which can help to throw light upon the beliefs or our Germanic and Celtic ancestors and even further back to Proto-Indo-European times.
By analysing the remnants of Celtic, Germanic, Baltic and Slavic myths we can throw light upon the individual mythologies and project back in time a reconstructed Proto-Indo-European belief system.
The Balts unlike their Celtic, Germanic and Slavic neighbours resided in a living space that was relatively free of other indigenous peoples and remain untouched by the centuries of alien invasions by Mongolian and Hunnish hordes.
It is amongst the Baltic peoples that we can expect to find a more archaic, pure and untouched mythology, language and blood inheritance.
Over the coming months it is my intention to explore and discuss some of the details of the Baltic mythological system and how it can help us to reconstruct our pre-christian ancient Aryan one.
Baltic mythology is largely to be found in the pre-christian Dainas or hymns which are comparable in many ways to the Sanskrit Vedas.
"The German philosopher J.G. Herder[200 years ago] and the French linguist M. Jonval[80 years ago] described the Latvian Dainas as an archaic inheritance from the very beginnings of the Indo-European[I.E.] language community."[The Origin of The Baltic and Vedic Languages by Janis Radvils Paliepa]

Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Lone Wulf

The wolf as an animal that has an ancient and close connection to the pre-christian Germanic peoples and should be viewed along with the boar, the bear and the raven as a totemic animal for our people. Woden as my readers will be aware is the master of two wolves, Geri and Freki.
Many of us who are active in the Wodenic revival not only associate ourselves with this animal but adopt its characteristics, albeit perhaps unconsciously which all the more affirms our ancient afinity for this creature. Some of us even go on to adopt its name as our own personal name because of our close identification.
Germanic man`s affinity with the wolf, especially the lone wolf goes back to the concept of the Werwolf and an example of this may be found in the legend of Sigurd and his son Sinfjotli who was conceived by his sister Signy in order to exact revenge upon the enemies of the Volsunga, his blood being of the purest kind and a linear descendant of Woden Himself.
The characteristics of the Lone Wolf in particular should be of especial interest to us and are worthy of emulation.

A laudable definition of the Lone Wolf may be found on Wikipedia:

A lone wolf is a wolf that lives independently rather than with others as a member of a pack. The term is also used in reference to people who exhibit characteristics of introversion or a strong preference for independence.

In the animal kingdom, lone wolves are typically older wolves driven from the pack, perhaps by an alpha male, or young adults in search of new territory. Rather than openly challenge the dominance of the pack leaders, many young wolves between the ages of 1 and 4 years leave their family to search for a pack of their own. Some wolves will simply remain lone wolves; as such, these lone wolves may be stronger, more aggressive and far more dangerous than the average wolf that is a member of a pack. However, lone wolves have difficulty hunting, as wolves' favorite prey, large ungulates, are nearly impossible for a single wolf to bring down alone. Instead, lone wolves will generally hunt smaller animals and scavenge carrion. Occasionally, a lone wolf will encounter another lone wolf of the opposite sex, and the two may start a new pack.

When used to describe a person, this term is applied to individuals who prefer solitude, or who work alone. In literature, the term is used to establish a character as aloof and emotionally unable or unwilling to directly interact with other characters in the story. A stereotypical lone wolf will be dark or serious in personality; he is often taciturn, and will distinguish himself through his reserved nature.

Lone wolf of the group

A paradoxical additional term used to describe someone who spends enough time with a group to be considered a member but not enough time to be very close to the other members. Such people tend to not take part in the group activities or "get-togethers". It is also rarely applied to someone who is shy and tends to refer to someone who simply spends most of their time alone.

When applied to military or security groups, it refers to someone who frequently acts on their own accord, insists on working alone, refuses to work with most of if not all members of the group and/or goes against the plans of missions/operations and attempts to complete said task alone.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wotans Krieger Recommends: The Germanic People, Their Origins, Expansion & Culture by Francis Owen

Although out of print I was fortunate enough to get a second hand hardback copy of this work in near pristine condition.
What makes this work different from others is that Mr Owen is not afraid to cover the racial genesis of the Germanic peoples, the result of the fusing together of the Corded Ware, single grave battle axe wielding Indo-Europeans and the aboriginal Northern Megalithic culture which is reflected in the myth of the war and reconciliation of the Aesir and Vanir Gods of northern mythology.
His work extends far back into the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period and forward into the Bronze Age and the pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age.
Mr Owen uses the tools of archaeology, linguistics, history, mythology and anthropology in an intriguing way, the latter field rarely used these days when discussing the Germanic peoples. As the work in the scheme of things is fairly recent[1960] it is even more surprising that it is free from the post war anti-Germanic bias which is found in many other `scholarly` works.
I recommend this work to all those who are interested in the pre-history of the Germanic peoples, Germanic mythology and racial anthropology. It offers a thorough grounding in the basics which is sadly lacking in more recent works.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Importance of Germanic Names and Wyrd

Since the forced conversion of the Germanic peoples it has gradually become the fashion and the norm for parents to give their babies non-Germanic and often non-Aryan names, particularly biblical names, whether they be traditionally jewish or christian in nature. This trend in recent years has got far worse with the numbers of Nordic children being given names such as Isaac, Jacob and Joshua increasing.

Taken from www.babycentre.uk

1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Harry
4. Charlie
5. James
6. Joshua
7. Alfie
8. Thomas
9. Jacob
10. Ethan
11. Noah
12. Daniel
13. George
14. William
15. Samuel
16. Alexander
17. Oscar
18. Lucas
19. Dylan
20. Max
21. Benjamin
22. Henry
23. Leo
24. Ryan
25. Matthew
26. Finley
27. Isaac
28. Aiden
29. Jayden
30. Jake
31. Joseph
32. Alex
33. Logan
34. Luke
35. Muhammad
36. Nathan
37. Archie
38. Freddie
39. Riley
40. Connor
41. Ben
42. Sam
43. Lewis
44. Zachary
45. Toby
46. Theo
47. Aaron
48. Louis
49. Tyler
50. David
51. Sebastian
52. Reuben
53. Liam
54. Adam
55. Ollie
56. Edward
57. Luca
58. Harrison
59. Elliot
60. Callum
61. Finn
62. Jamie
63. Rhys
64. Michael
65. Mason
66. Cameron
67. Elijah
68. Owen
69. Gabriel
70. Jackson
71. Seth
72. Blake
73. Leon
74. Jude
75. Tom
76. Caleb
77. Kayden
78. Arthur
79. Evan
80. Pip
81. Dexter
82. Eli
83. Nathaniel
84. Harvey
85. Robert
86. Joel
87. Felix
88. Austin
89. Christopher
90. Stanley
91. Josh
92. Kai
93. Rory
94. Jasper
95. Andrew
96. Patrick
97. Harley
98. Finlay
99. Aidan
100. Louie

1. Lily
2. Emily
3. Isabella
4. Sophia
5. Isabelle
6. Sophie
7. Olivia
8. Ava
9. Chloe
10. Isla
11. Amelia
12. Jessica
13. Grace
14. Evie
15. Charlotte
16. Ella
17. Mia
18. Lucy
19. Freya
20. Ruby
21. Holly
22. Ellie
23. Hannah
24. Emma
25. Abigail
26. Megan
27. Jasmine
28. Daisy
29. Matilda
30. Erin
31. Poppy
32. Imogen
33. Maisie
34. Layla
35. Phoebe
36. Eva
37. Molly
38. Maya
39. Scarlett
40. Annabelle
41. Alice
42. Sienna
43. Amelie
44. Lola
45. Caitlin
46. Amy
47. Madison
48. Katie
49. Zoe
50. Florence
51. Elisabeth
52. Amber
53. Summer
54. Rosie
55. Emilia
56. Rebecca
57. Leah
58. Evelyn
59. Millie
60. Esme
61. Eleanor
62. Willow
63. Georgia
64. Zara
65. Lacey
66. Anna
67. Rose
68. Lexie
69. Eliza
70. Lauren
71. Bella
72. Elsie
73. Eloise
74. Isobel
75. Sarah
76. Martha
77. Keira
78. Faith
79. Niamh
80. Gracie
81. Gabriella
82. Skye
83. Harriet
84. Kayla
85. Alyssa
86. Maria
87. Nicole
88. Nina
89. Paige
90. Kate
91. Orla
92. Bethany
93. Iris
94. Alexandra
95. Sofia
96. Lilly
97. Isabel
98. Hollie
99. Annabel
100. Laila

I have highlighted in bold text those names which are Jewish, Arabic or New Testament in origin. A significant number of the rest are Germanic or even German in origin.

As Wodenists we know that the granting of a name to a child imparts a certain wyrd to that child that influences his character and his luck. Therefore we choose names that are Germanic, that is pre-christian and often these names incorporate the names of our Gods and Godesses.
Vilhelm Groenbech in his The Culture of the Teutons Volume 2 under Chapter 3 Name and Inheritance has this to say on the matter:

"At the point where the new-born child is adopted by the clan he is brought into contact with the power that resides in the possessions of the race. When the father gives the little one a name, and thus determines his fate by speaking a soul into him....." [My emphasis].

It is still the tradition within families for children to be named after their parents, grandparents or other ancestors and this custom goes back to ancient times. It was believed that by doing so one is assisting the rebirth of ones ancestors or kin. This is a good custom and should be encouraged but if the said names are not Germanic in character then it is far better to depart with this custom and instead to use pre-christian Germanic ones. I also encourage adults who bear such forenames or even surnames to relinquish them and choose ones that are more in character with one`s ethnicity and beliefs. This is something which I have done and consequently I have founded a new `dynasty`.

By continuing to impart foreign, ie non-Germanic names, especially non-Aryan names to our children we are granting a foreign and utterly alien character and wyrd to our children. Part of our awakening as an Aryo-Germanic people must be the recognition that Germanic children should be bear Germanic names.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Dream of the Reawakening of the English Folk

This morning I had a very interesting and what I feel to be a significant dream about the future of Wodenism in England.
My dream commenced with me viewing an online video of a Woden`s Folk event on my computer at work surrounded by other people who took an interest in what I was viewing.
The video overwhelmingly featured children dressed in red and white costumes and wearing horned helmets.
The scene of the dream then switched to me attending a very large meeting of folkish Wodenists who had gathered from all over England to celebrate England Day or as it is more commonly known-St. George`s Day. There were hundreds of people-all white and all English who came to gather in what was a carnival type of atmosphere. It was a sunny and happy day. I remember saying to a bystander, an old man with a beard "how proud people are of being English".
Coaches of people were arriving but most of these people were old people and I remarked to someone that "these people were probably not Woden`s Folk" but nevertheless were gathering to celebrate this special day.
Significantly there were old people and children who were predominant in this dream. This large number of old people are representative of our ancestors, the children being our descendants, signifying an unbroken genetic link between the past and the future. Our ancient Wodenic religion was being revived and was growing in popularity. The red and white costumes signify the colours of the English Cross flag and the White Dragon flag. The children`s horned helmets represent our Germanic heritage. The coaches signify a communal experience and means of getting to our ultimate destination and achieving our shared goal.
I believe this dream to be prophetic and I cannot help but draw a link between this and the coming referendum on Scottish independance. Freed of Scotland England and the ethnic English people will once again regain their Germanic English identity and proudly reassert this again in the world.
England`s premier Wodenist organisation, Woden`s Folk may be found on http://www.wodensfolk.org.uk/

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Volsunga Saga, Heroism and Blood Purity

One frequently hears non-folkish heathens making silly statements to the effect that our ancestors welcomed foreigners and did not discriminate against other races and indeed had no concept of race.
Let me address the first two opinions first. Our pre-christian Aryo-Germanic ancestors had a loyalty to their family, their clan, their tribe and their ethnic group[and by extension race]. In those times different Germanic peoples were able to communicate with each other with little difficulty. Any one who has studied Old English and Icelandic which is closely related to Old Norse will agree with me on that point. They recognised a kinship of blood, language and common religion.
Our ancestors fiercely defended the territories that they occupied from foreign invaders-unlike their feminised descendants today who bend over backwards to admit the most racially diverse peoples to invade their lands, squander their resources and impregnate their women. How different modern effeminate and metrosexual man is compared to his heroic forefathers. Even their foremothers had more balls than they.

Ancient man, not just Germanic man recognised racial differences and this subject is explored in great detail in Race in Ancient Egypt & The Old Testament by A.H. Sayce and R. Peterson. A study of ancient Egyptian art settles that question once and for all.
I would like to draw your attention to a very interesting segment from The Volsunga Saga, translated by William Morris, the first English translation from 1907:

`Then spake Volsung the king, "All people and nations shall tell of the word I spake, yet being unborn, wherein I vowed a vow that I would flee in fear from neither fire nor the sword; even so have I done hitherto, and shall I depart therefrom now I am old? Yea withal never shall the maidens mock these my sons at the games, and cry out at them that they fear death; once alone must all men need die, and from that season shall none escape; so my rede it is that we flee nowhither, but do the work of our hands in as manly wise as we may; a hundred fights have I fought and whiles I had more, and whiles I had less, and yet ever had I the victory, nor shall it ever be heard tell of me that I fled away or prayed for peace."`

These brave words were spoken by Volsung, great grandson of Woden to his daughter Signy, the mother of Sinfjotli by her brother Sigmund. Volsung and his sons lived and died by these words of heroism at the hands of their enemy Siggeir, king of Gothland and the husband of Signy.

By contrast today`s Germanic man is certainly not an heroic type. This may in part be due to the loss of the best blood of our race in two needless world wars for the cause of zionism. Another important factor is that Aryo-Germanic man has been systematically made to feel guilt for his race, a guilt first initiated by Judeo-Christianity and then further intensified by the holohaux by the Jews. Even today Germanic Englishmen will willingly enter the service of the zionist regime that runs this country but shirks from defending his land from the aliens who are breaking in here and are already here, raping and looting at will whyilst Aryo-Germanic man looks on emasculated, afraid to call a spade a spade and afraid of his own shadow.
Isreal is more important to him than the survival of his own folk, land and race.

One by one Sigmund`s nine brothers were killed by a she-wolf, reckoned by some to be the troll-wife of King Siggeir. Sigmund survives and for years whilst living underground and living by his wits his sister Signy presents her two sons to him to act as a help-mate but they prove to have inherited their father Siggeir`s bad, ignoble and cowardly blood. Recognising that personal qualities and human characteristics are transmitted by the blood or what we would now call DNA Signy changed outward form and mates with her brother producing a fine and heroic child and his name was Sinfjotli and he proves to be 100% Volsung, which of course he was, being more Volsung than either of his fine parents.
This demonstrates that our ancient Germanic Woden honouring ancestors acknowledged the power of genetic transmission and the importance of blood purity. This is a lesson for modern day Aryo-Germanic man. I hope that it is a lesson that it is not too late for him to yet learn!