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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Thundermark Found on Ancient Germanic Spears




Runebinder recently discussed onhttp://volkisch-runes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/this-is-one-of-many-cheap-rings.html the appearance of an ancient symbol on modern runic jewellery. This symbol is considered by some scholars to be a Tamga, a clannic symbol of authority which can be traced back to the Aryan Sarmatian and Iranian tribes. It features on a number of ancient Germanic spears discovered in Germany, Denmark and eastern Europe, namely the Dahmsdorf and Vimose (Denmark) spearheads. The above image is of the Dahmsdorf spear.

J.T. Sibley in her The Divine Thunderbolt. Missile of the Gods (2009) considers this symbol to be a form of Keraunoi which are thunderbolt symbols found amongst various Indo-European cultures. The presence of this symbol in connection with swastikas and runes on Germanic spears strengthens this interpretation further. My own view is that this symbol is both a Keraunos and a Tamga.

What is remarkable is that this rarely seen symbol has thus re-emerged on a piece of runic jewellery possibly made in the far east. It would be interested to learn who designed the said piece of jewellery and what was the inspiration behind it.

4 comments:

runebinder said...

Hailsa kinsman - its does seem very strange that this symbol should appear on Asian imports (the rings are commonly sold on eBay via Asian import) yet until recently ignored in the west! Thanks to your article we can now look further into the meaning of this sign, as information on it seems very limited - I even had to resort to searching google for 'celtic runes'(sic) just to find the image I was after!! runebinder

Wotans Krieger said...

Yes, it is strange. How it entered into the mind of the designer is certainly intriguing. However these days it is extremely difficult to ascertain where items are made due to the global economy that we find ourselves in!

shaban berisha said...

that is ilyrishe shkrift

Wotans Krieger said...

You will have to explain-this term means nothing to me so I would appreciate your clarification. I would also draw you attention to the following more recent articles:
http://armanen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/the-trisula-and-its-associations-with.html, http://armanen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/an-esoteric-interpretation-of-das.html and http://aryan-myth-and-metahistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/das-blitzbundel-update.html.
A word of advice-it is important that you use the search facilities on all 3 of my blogs as you will find similar subjects discussed from either an esoteric or exoteric angle. Please comment again if you have something to tell us.