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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Further Reflections on the Goddess Isa



I have already discussed on this blog the existence of the Germanic Goddess Isa. [See Zisa/Isa/Ista/Isis/Ischtar/Isais published on 20/1/13 and The Germanic Ethnicity of Isolde, the Goddess Isa and Iceland published on 25/8/12.] What I wish to do now is bring together material from two previous articles to clarify my thoughts about this rather now obscure German Goddess.

It is a vital part of our task that we bring to light that which has been lost through both exoteric and esoteric means. However this blog unlike Die Armanenschaft der Ario-Germanen is more concerned with the exoteric so I will confine myself to what scholars actually know about Her.

Wilhelm Waegner in his Asgard and the Gods[1886] compares Isa with the Celto-Germanic Goddess Nehalennia who was primarily worshipped in the Netherlands:

"Nehalennia, the protectress of ships and trade, was worshipped by the Keltic and Teutonic races in a sacred grove on the island of Walcheren; she had also altars and holy places dedicated to her at Nivelles. The worship of Isa or Eisen, who was identical with Nehalennia, was even older and more wide-spread throughout Germany. St. Gertrude took her place in Christian times, and her name[Geer, ie spear, and Trude, daughter of Thor] betrays its heathen origin."
In Chapter V of Legends of the Wagner Drama[1900] which was reprinted as Legends of the Wagner Trilogy, part of The Volsunga Saga[1907]  by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris, Jessie L. Weston states:

"This dwelling of Brynhild`s is either in or near Bertangaland, which is generally identified as Britain. With this closely agrees the Nibelungenlied, which represents the princess as ruling over Island and dwelling in the castle of Isenstein on the sea-shore. [Rassmann identifies Island as derived from Isa, a goddess of the under-world, probably the same as Holda, and not as Iceland.]"
Miss Weston goes on to state:
 "In the folk-songs current in Denmark and the Faroe Isles, Brynhild is represented as dwelling on the Glasberg, up the glittering sides of which none but Sigurd can ride.
"Now the Glasberg is well known to students of German folk-lore as the abode of departed spirits,ie the other-world, and, as such, connected with the mountain in which Holda, who is goddess of the dead, lives. It is no abode of terror, but of rest and bliss; though the dwellers in it would often gladly return to this world, but are unable of themselves to do so. Rassmann identifies the  Glasberg alike with the Gnita-heide, as mentioned above, and with the island Glid, mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles as the abode of departed spirits, the original root signifying glanz, freude, wonne."

Miss Weston goes on to compare the Glasberg and Glid with the Arthurian and Celtic belief in an island in the Western seas which is the abode of the blessed dead-Avalon or Tir na nog. She notes that "Avalon became identified with Glastonbury,"

It is interesting that Isa has thus far been compared with Nehalennia, Holda, Gertrude and Brynhild. There is a further connection-Isolde.

Again in Legends of the Wagner Drama whilst discussing Wagner`s Tristan und Isolde Miss Weston makes the case for Isolde being of Germanic and not Irish origin. She points out that in the 9th and 10th centuries Ireland was overrun by Vikings who held court at Dublin. Thus a princess from Dublin must logically be of Danish and not of Irish origin.

"That a princess of Dublin should bear a Germanic name is not merely probable, but natural, and consequently we find that German scholars give as the derivation of the name Isolde, Iswalt, or Iswalda[Eis-walterin=ruler of the ice], which explains the fact that the early German form seems to be Isalde, as in Wolfram, and not Isolde. The heroine then is no Celtic maiden, but a child of the North, a Viking`s daughter; hence the legends always represent her as fair and golden-haired-she is `die lichte` in the Northern versions, as distinguished from `die schwarze`, the rival Isolde.



 

3 comments:

Joe Sevnson said...

Interesting...
In our book, which is, soon to be released - we state:

‘Isais’ is a name of mystery to most. Today in English they call her Jesse. Some researchers, such as Wotans Krieger, have shown the Goddesses Isais, Isa, Zisa, Cisa, Isis as being one and the same. Bulwer-Lytton simply called Her Zee. We could include Isolde, Isabella, Cecilia and Caesar. Interesting that Arabs, the children of Esau, identify Isa as Esu, Jesus.
Our interests lie in Her German identity. We find this in the Greek Eos, Goddess of the Dawn. She is Eostre, The rising sun in the East (Easter). ‘Isais’ is Ostara! Teutonic Goddess of spring. The young, evergreen maiden of fertility, resurrection and Dawn. Patroness of Lanz von Liebenfels Order of the New Templars. The North men named Her Idunn. She is the Goddess of eternal youth, which is, vril, vitality, health. It is ‘She who waits by a fountain’ in a garden of golden apples. The luminous emissary of the AllFather and embodiment of the Sig Rune.

On a side note - It is the full English translation of Her prophecy that is holding up the release of 'The Final Battalion'.

No matter how many times these synchronicities happen. I hope to never take the experience for granted. The experience of how certain ones across the world will be inspired by the same things at the same time. 88 - Joe

Wotans Krieger said...

Well said Joe and thanks for the comment. I am most of the way through Theodor Fritsch`s Riddle of the Jew`s Success and I eagerly anticipate the release of your next book-looks very interesting.
There is something about Isais that I find very interesting, one of the subjects that I am repeatedly drawn to.
You might wish to check out a series of four books by a German author, Stan Wolf which are based upon the Isais and Untersberg legends tied in with WWII and the SS-unfortunately only the first two are available in English-Gems of Dominion Volumes 1 & 2.Some of the comments placed into the mouth of the stories` main character, Wolf are very interesting-if you get my drift?!
Alaf sal fena!

Joe Sevnson said...

Yes. I share the same attraction to 'Isais'. We are of the belief that She is an integral part of our Destiny. Perhaps, even more alluring is Her mirror - the Black Stone, which, Master Serrano identifies with black onyx and 'the mirror of Princess Papan'. The black stones from Mecca to Paraguay...it is nice to be able to correspond with someone who gets it. Thank you for your consistency of quality.

I apologize for all the typos in 'Riddle'. You received an early edition that needed further editing. Thank you.