Sunday, 10 August 2014

Yngly, the Slavic Ing

Much of what we know of Slavic mythology is contained in their surviving poetry, some of which is ancient and can be traced back to pre-xtian times. William Shedden Ralston in his Songs of the Russian People (1872) is one of the earliest works in English to throw light upon Slavic mythology. Even today his book remains one of the few available in the English language. This is a shame as the more we can learn about Slavic and Baltic mythology the more insight we can get into our own Germanic mythology and religious practices.

Ralston on page 62 of his book (Chapter : The Old Gods) refers to this surviving literature as the "Slavonic Vedas". Today one sometimes comes across the term Slavic Vedas or the Slavic-Aryan Vedas. These are still (to pardon a pun) a closed book to us in North-West Europe. It is hoped that in the course of time that this will change. Interestingly one branch of Slavic heathenism, Ynglism regards the creator of the universe as a God named Yngly and His followers as the Ynglings who were the patriarchs of the Slavs and other Indo-European peoples. How close indeed is this name to the Germanic Ing, the Ingling dynasty and the Ingvaeone division of the Germanic peoples! Incidentally if anyone is able to advise me where to obtain a printed copy of the Slavic-Aryan Vedas in English (or German) I would be grateful!

The main symbol of the Ynglists is a type of Swastika. Their religion appears to be firmmly rooted in an Indo-European Weltanschauung and this should be of interest to us. An awakening is ocurring amongst the Aryan peoples as they seek to recover the lost and battered lore of their pre-xtian ancestors who were forced to accept the alien and semitic religion of xtianity. We can only succeed in our endeavours if we take a two sided approach to this. Everything that we teach and practice must ultimately be grounded in the traditions of our ancestors but at the same time we can recover knowledge through the Blood Memory. We must be rooted but not stuck in the past as if we were merely a re-enactment society but venture forth into the future as the form of our religion evolves over time, suited to our current and future needs.

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