Christians want us to think that there was a Celtic, a Scandinavian, a Slavonic, a Greek, a Baltic, a Finnish, a Thrakian, a Basque, an Illyrian, a Roman etc. religion, making Ancient Europe a mish-mash of different Pagan religions. For some reason they also intentionally mix linguistic terms with cultural terms when they talk about Ancient Europe, like I have done above to illustrate this, to spread confusion.
When the Romans e. g. talked about the Gallic and Scandinavian deities by Roman names they didn’t do this because these deities resembled their own Roman deities: they did because these deities were identical to their own deities, known to them by Roman names.
The Romans didn’t “steal” the Greek religion either, and made it their own, like Christians often try to make us belive; these two religions were so strikingly similar because they were the same. All the native peoples of Europe had at some point the exact same Pagan religion, and although geography and different language influences made this religion look somewhat different in the different tribes of Europe, it was in fact the same all over Europe.
The mythologioes were not really different from each other, but they are presented as different from each other today because the one European mythology has been recorded differently and often at different times and by very different types of people too, with very different motives for doing so – and with very a different level of understanding of the European religion and mythology.
Finnish Perkele is the same as the Lithuanian Perkunas, the Russian Perun, the Greek Zevs, the Gallic Taranis, the Scandinavian Þôrr, the Italian Juppiter, etc., and the same is the case for all the European deities: they are found everywhere in Europe, and if they are not this is only because our knowledge about them has holes today, because the Christians have destroyed the memory of them.
The traditions were the same all over Europe, the rites, the high festivals, the customs, the habits: everything was the same all over Europe. There is onlyone single Pagan religion in Europe!
Another thing that confuses many is the fact that there are so many different deities in each and every European mythology. We can easily boil it down to four main Pagan deities though: the Sky God, the Earth Goddess, the Sun God and the Moon Goddess, or if you like to just a Sky God and an Earth Goddess – and then all the other deities are just different faces of these four or two deities: the Sun the right hand of the Sky God, the Moon his left hand, the Sea Goddess a face of the Earth Goddess, the Thunder God a face of the Sky God, the Goddess of Love a face of the Earth Goddess, the War God a face of the Sky God, the Death Goddess a face of the Earth Goddess, and so forth.
The Sky is masculine because the rain fertilizing the soil falls from the Sky like the semen of men does into women. The Earth Goddess is feminine because the plants come from her like children come from the womb of women.
The Pregnant Mother Earth:
There are no “good” or “evil” European deities either. They all just work for some time and for a purpose. They are all welcome when they enter the stage and play their part. Even Death is! There is no “good” or “evil” in Paganism, like there is no “good” or “evil” in nature. The Sun is not “good” when he lights up our world, and not “evil” when he blinds us: he is not “good” when he warms us, and not “evil” when he burns us. Everything in nature is good; natural, meaningful and necessary. It only becomesdestructive when it has worked for some time, and it is then still good, because destruction is a necessary part of nature too.
The attempt to make e. g. Loki look like a Scandinavian “Devil” is absolute nonsense; Loki is the lightning that strikes from the Sky, and is therefore naturally always chased in the mythology by Þôrr, the God of Thunder. If in doubt you can just try to see for yourself if you ever see the lightning on the sky not being followed by a thunder!
All the European deities serve a purpose, and none of them are “evil” in any ways. They work to explain natural phenomena, ideals, processes in man and nature – and perhaps in particular in the minds of men. Some deities represent man himself too, or stages in the life of man. A goddess is the ideal of the unmarried woman, another the married woman, and yet another the pregnant woman, and yet another the mother, etc., but they are in fact all the same goddess, only at different stages in her existence. And she is a part of the feminine divine force that we define simply as the Earth Goddess. What name we use when we identify her is not important. Freyja, Venus, Aphrodite or whatever else this one side of her may be known as: they are all beautiful and suitable names!
The Sky God steaming with Life!
We must stand united under the Pagan banner against the Judeo-Christian deceit, treachery, cowardice, lies and dishonour! Europe is one, like your body is. I, a true (=Pagan) Scandinavian, am not only willing to fight and make sacrifices for my non-Scandinavian European brethren too: I long for this opportunity and do everything I can to help each and every people in Europe as best I can, because I know that we are one! Your cause is my cause. My cause is your cause.
When Europe has liberated herself from the Judeo-Christian yoke, by our efforts, we can all stand alongside each other and praise the same Gods and Goddesses, practise the same rites, appreciate the same values, share the same traditions and all work together to ensure a prosperous and harmonic future for the European species and all our native lands! BalðuR (Belbog, Apollon, etc.) will return to Europe once we let him; so let us!
Hail Europe! Hail all true (=Pagan) Europeans! Hail all European deities! Hail and Joy!
We have Christians today who argue and wish us to believe that Christianity was welcomed here in Europe. They tell us that most of our forebears embraced this new ‘true’ religion with open arms! “Halleluja!” According to some Christians several (Christian) sources even speak of ‘mass conversions’ of European Pagans, who were only happy to get rid of their old beliefs (‘superstitions’) and world view in favour of Christianity. However, all the non-Christian sources, and many of the Christians sources too, speak of a violent, unwilling and horribleconversion of the European peoples.
So what are we supposed to believe in? Who is telling the truth here?
Think about this for a minute; if the Ancient Europeans were so willing to get rid of their old religion in favour of Christianity, then why are 100% of the holidays we today think of as Christian of Pagan European origin? That doesn’t add up. If you embrace a new religion and cast aside your own, then why would you keep practising your own religion – and with timeforce the new religion to incorporate your festivals into itself?
The Christians tried desperately to remove the old religion, but the Europeans refused to stop practising it, even after they officially had become ‘Christianized’. Even under threat of torture, execution and imprisonment, they refused to get rid of the old Pagan religion! In the end the Christians had to steal the Pagan high festivals (like Pope Julius I did in 350 with the Yule festival), get involved in the Pagan festivals and eventually give them more or less new contents – but even there they failed; the ‘Christian’ festivals still have the Pagan contents, and this can be seen as bright and clear as the sun in most of them; everything from eating the ‘body’ of the Pagan deity of the crops and drinking the ‘blood’ of the deity of grapes and wine (Freyr/Dionysos), to sacred trees during the Yule celebration, everything from a forefather cult on Halloween to burning fires on Mid-Summer Night. It is all Pagan! Come on; do you think any of this is Christian? And if these purely Pagan festivals and traditions were kept by the Europeans for up to 2000 years, then why would you believe that they converted en masse to Christianity? Why would you believe the claim that they were only ‘happy’ to get rid of their old ‘superstitions’ in favour of Christianity? If Christianity was welcomed, then why do we still practise only Pagan high festivals (even though they have been given a Christian content)?
And then there is another point; the Dark Ages, the centuries when most of Europe was Christianized is a ‘black hole’ in history. We knowalmost nothing about what happened. Then when it was over, most of Europe had been officially Christianized… (but was still practising theirPagan high festivals).
What happened during the Dark Ages, when the technologically superior (compared to the rest of the world) and culturally rich Europe was Christianized, and emerged as a technologically inferior (compared to the Asian world) and culturally retarded continent? What did the Early Christians really do in order to gain the power here in our part of the world?
European Art after the Christianization:
European Art before the Christianization:
Why was it the return to the Pagan philosophy, mythology and science, in the Renaissance, that brought superiority and light back to Europe? If Europe had not re-found to the Pagan light, we would have been completely crushed. The darkness of Christianity would have destroyed us.
Some seem to think Christianity is and has always been a wall against Islam, but let me remind you of a few historical facts:
The Teutonic Knights did not attack Islam. Instead they attacked true Europeans (i. e. Pagan Europeans), in Prussia, Lithuania, Livonia and Estonia. They also attacked other Christians, both Catholic Poles and Russian Orthodox Slavs. Not only that; they attacked the Christian Slavic tribes at a time when they were already under attack from the Mongols in the East. Other parts of Europe too were under attack, from Muslims, and received no help from the Teutonic Knights, who gave priority to slaughtering Europeans.
Then we have the crusades, when Christians instead of fighting against the Muslims decided to e. g. sack the capital of the Christian Byzantine Empire – leaving her vulnerable to the Turkish hordes advancing from the East. They even raped the nuns in the monasteries. The Muslims didn’t advance further than they did into Europe because of the efforts of the Christians, but mainlybecause of the Mongol Horde – who attacked them from the East.
Some times Christianized Europeans were butchered only because they did not have the ‘right’ type of Christianity, like the Cathars, who were completely anihilated by Catholic crusaders. The Bogomils too fell victim to the hatred and aggression of crusaders.
This in-fighting culminated, I think we can say, with the ‘Reformation’, resulting in a a series of wars, the worst one being the ‘Thirty Years War’, that killed as much as between 25 and 40% of the entire population of Germany alone (and many other Europeans too), and left the entire ChristianBalkans to the mercy of the Muslim Ottomans for hundreds of years.
Now think about that for a while: between 25 and 40% of the entire German population killed in 30 years… because of Christianity!
Now, letting the Muslims wreck havoc to large parts of Europe, was not a new thing to the Christians. In the 8th and early 9th century, rather than take back what the Muslim Moorish aggressors had taken in Iberia, when his father Charles Martel had been king of France, the Christian Charlemagne decided that it was more important to convert the Saxons (Germans), and spent about 30 years killing Saxons – an even massacred them, when he had the chance to. The result of this was naturally that the Muslim Moors could keep almost all of the Christian Iberian Peninsula for 500 years!
I could go on an on about this, showing you how Christianity has notdefended Europe from anybody at all, and instead focused on wrecking havoc in Europe and for Europeans – even when Europe was seriously threatened from the outside, by foreign enemies such as the Moors, the Ottomans and the Mongols/The Golden Horde. The Christians of Europe left their fellow Christians to fight the foreign threats on their own, and often even supported the foreign threats or even attacked the Christians defending against them in the back.
If anybody thinks that Christianity is the solution, the way to go to ensure the survival of Europe, then think again. Christianity itself is an enemy of Europe, and has always been an enemy of Europe, and is the biggest directand indirect cause of all our unwanted problems.
The Pagans of Europe united whenever they faced a common threat, and we should do that today as well, and in the future.
Europe is Pagan in blood, mind and spirit, and must return to her roots to become harmonious again. Not peaceful, not weak, not tolerant, butharmonious: in accordance with the laws of nature. Never compromise with Christians: they are enemies of Europe!
Some times I hear from Christians that: “Well, Christianity must have been better and stronger than Paganism, because Christianity prevailed”.
Christianity didn’t really prevail in Europe. Christianity almost destroyedEurope; suffocated her in darkness, backwardness, stupidity, ignorance and destruction. As we know, the first thousand years of Christianity in Europe is called “The Dark Ages”! Christianity pulled a very advanced Europe down so far, that by the time of the Crusades the Muslims were ahead of us. They were still far behind the Pagan Europe (as it had been a thousand years earlier), but at the time of the Crusades they were miles ahead of Europe in almost all contexts.
NB! To those who think that only Greece and The Roman Empire was anything worth: yes, the rest of Europe was advanced too. E. g. Scandinavians were navigating the high seas when the rest of the world was still forced to travel along the coast. Our beautiful buildings were made of wood, so they did not survive the Christian onslaught. Our culture was oral, so we have almost no records of what we did, thought or wanted, and when we find evidence of something great, advanced and interesting from our Pagan past, the people in power today are quick to destroy it all. They will see no such thing. So we don’t either.
The Renaissance did not come by chance, but because it was needed. Europe absolutely had to breathe again, think, create and advance again – and the Christians failed to stop this. What followed then was several hundred years of ‘witch hunts’, resulting in (some claim as much as 30) millions of deaths. We can assume that it was no coincidence that this came with the Renaissance: this is how they tried to stop it! This is how they tried to stop the Pagan/European ideals from forcing their way back up into the light; by murdering those they thought were behind it or in some way contributed to it.
Christians destroying everything European they can find:
And that is a point: the European ideals forced their way back up into the light. You see, they were never gone. They just went underground, and when the priest knocked on the door to see if you were ‘Christian enough’, with his henchmen at his side ready to torture and kill, the people living there often just pretended to be Christians. They went to church. Hung the cross over their beds. Married in church. And did everything the priests expected them to do. And then, in private, in secret, they kept the European traditions alive.
Yes, you see, Christianity never really prevailed. Even though Europe was and is more or less officially Christian, many and some times most of us Europeans are not, and never were. We know that today most of us are not, but we are told that we used to be. Even that is not true though: just like today, the majority of Europeans in the past were not Christians. The only difference is that today we no longer have to pretend we are, in order not to be tortured, killed and burned at the stake.
Christian logic: “If she drowns, she was innocent. If she floats, she is guilty and must be killed!”. So they get to murder her no matter what. A good illustration of what they want with Europe.
The Christians stopped murdering Pagans not because they all of a sudden became moral and honourable, but because they no longer have the power to do so. If they could they would. But they can’t because Christianity is weak. Because Christianity has lost!
Here in Western Europe pretty much only old people are Christian. There are some young too, but they are rare, and most of them have gotten rid of that Asian psychosis before they are done with puberty. In reality, we can expect Christianity to completely go away from Western Europe within a few generations. It will die with the (fewer and fewer) fools who still cling to it.
A typical Scandinavian mass. Not too crowded, it is?
So I wish to ask you: “Well, if Christianity was better and stronger than Paganism, why is it Paganism was never successfully removed, even after thousands of years of persecutions? Why is it more and more Europeans embrace their Pagan heritage? Why is it Christianity is failing so miserably?”
Christianity conquered Europe, but never the people of Europe. Most of us were, and still are, Pagans in heart and mind, even after two thousand years of Christian terror. Two-thousand-years, and you still have not managed to convert even one third of us!
Hail the Pagan Europe! Hail and Joy!
Pagans in Europe, celebrating the Summer Solstice:
The young Europeans…. not kneeling in front of any Asian idols:
This page will need to have lots of work done to it and is in no way to be regarded as a finished work.
To gain some further understanding in regards to our ancient calendar, please watch this video:
The term “God” is Deus in Latin, from Old Latin Divus. This is actually just a name for the deity we know better as Iuppiter, and from Ancient Greece as Zevs, from Ancient Scandinavia as *Tîwaz and from Sanskrit as Dyaus. All these names derive from proto-Indo-European*Dyeus/*Diwus.
The evolution of the Scandinavian Tyr:
Norse: Tyr (pl. Tivar)
Younger proto-Nordic: *TîwaR
Older proto-Nordic: *Tîwaz (=the name used in Scandinavia in Classical Antiquity)
The word has come to mean “sky”, but the original meaning is “(heavenly) beams”; it refers to the many light sources on our firmament sending beams of light down to us; the Sun and the Moon as well as millions of stars. *Diwus is a Sky God. The Sky God.
As part of this Sky God you will find many other deities: Sun deities, Moon deities, Lightning deities, Thunder deities, Day deities, Night deities, Dawn deities, Sorcery deities, War deities, Spirit deities, and so forth. They all stem from the Sky God, and are a part of him.
Dear European Christians: this is our God. If you wish to pray to and follow a Sky God, please at least follow our own Sky God, and not some Hebrew demiurge from the desert. HailaR TîwaR!
The Sky God!
PS. If you still believe our forebears believed that the Earth was flat please take a look at the globe representing the Earth on this wall painting from Pompeii (destroyed anno 79)! Flat Earths are not commonly depicted as globes…
The world of the ettins is in Scandinavia called Jötunnheimr. Jötunn, English ettin, derives from proto-Germanic *etunaz, and this word means «the hungry», «the gluttonous» and «big eater». Heimr means simply world. So this is the world of the gluttonous powers, the big eaters, but also of the uncontrollable forces of nature, like the power of growth in the wilderness, erupting volcanoes, and the ice and stone asteroids threatening to change life on Earth. The peasant cultivates his land, but must fight the ettins constantly, or else nature takes back what has been cultivated by him. Wild herbs and eventually trees will start to grow in what used to be a field. The forest will prevail over the field; the ettins will win unless the peasant works hard to prevent this.
The ettin is not a name for a different race or anything like that. It is a power of a certain type, wild and some times wonderful, untameable and uncontrollable, and this power can be found in nature, but also in us. The opposite of this ettin power when it operates in usis what we would call moderation or temperance. So the Pagan man is a Stoic, with moderation and temperance as supreme ideals against a wild and untameable ettin power. He knows that he must not allow the ettin power to prevail, he knows that he must work hard to keep the ettin power at bay and he knows that he is a God (or a Goddess) andnot an ettin!
Yes, this is a struggle between the Gods and Goddesses in us and the ettin powers that try to force their way into the land of the Gods and destroy them. There is no malice in what they do, no “evil” intent, just nature – nature as it is supposed to be like.
We can banish our deities by letting nature prevail, but we can also preserve, cultivate and strengthen the power of the Gods in us through – amongst other things, but still most importantly – temperance and moderation. Eat, but don’t eat too much. Drink, but don’t drink too much. Sleep, but don’t sleep too much. Have sex, but don’t have too much sex.
The deities are real, in us, the powers of love and beauty, of harmony and splendour, but if they are defeated and replaced by the ettin power we become ettins ourselves; greedy, gluttonous and obese, drunken, ignorant, lazy and truly sub-human. If we on the other hand fight the ettin power we not only remain human, we can even become true Gods and Goddesses on Earth!
Not all deities are of the exoteric type, though; some are more mysterious and wield sorcerous powers; Mâni (Moon) and Ôðinn (Mind) the sorcerers are good examples. The latter travels to the realm of the dead, learn the secrets of the past as he falls down and is re-born again. He travels in the mind and spirit, he thinks and reasons, contemplates and grows stronger and wiser for each incarnation. He too can be strengthened in us – and again – mainly by temperance and moderation.
In Vafþrûþnismâl we learn that;
15. Seg þat, Gangrâþr! Alls þu â golfi vill
þîns of freista frama:
hvê sû â heitir es deilir meþ jötna sunum
grund auk meþ groþum?
16. Ifing heitir â es deilir meþ jötna sunum
grund auk meþ groþum;
opin rinna hôn skal of aldrdaga,
verþrat îss â â.
(15. “Say, Riddle-reader! Since on the floor
thou fain wouldst show thy skill,
how the River is called which parts the realm
of the Jötun race of the gods.
16. The River is Ifing which parts the realm
of the Jötun race from the gods;
free shall it flow while life days last;
never ice shall come over that stream.”)
The river Ifing is what parts the realm of the ettins and the realm of the gods. The name can have several meanings, but the most probable would be “Undertaking” or “Action”. Only what you do will prevent the powers of the ettins to take over in your life, and you need to do something to keep them out from your divine realm! Work hard, or else the wild forest will take back the land you have cultivated! Work hard, or else your divine and glorious mind will be darkened and slowed by the gluttonous ettin powers. Master and control “sorcerous powers” and be a God or a Goddess, not a degenerate sub-human wallowing in all the gold and physical pleasures of the world. The fair European man has a potential others can only dream of. Use your potential; become divine! It is all in your power to do so; cast aside the ettin powers and hail the European deities! Smash the head of the worm and throw it into the abyss! HailaR WôðanaR!
If you are a European and all of a sudden want to start cultivating the deities in you, what would you do? What deities would e. g. a Spaniard, a Romanian or a Frenchman identify with? What deities would a European American identify with?
To some this might not be so important, but to others it probably is very important. Personally I don’t really like to identify with e. g. Ôðinn, Freyr, Þôrr, Tyr, Njörðr or any others Norse deities, but actually prefer their proto-Nordic names (*WôðanaR, *FraujaR, *ÞunaR, *TîwaR, *NerþuR), or even their (older) proto-Nordic names (*Wôþanaz, *Fraujaz, *Þunaz, *Tîwaz, Nerþuz). I have even reconstructed their names as they probably would have been in the Bronze Age and possibly even in the Neolithic Age (*Woþanas, *Prius, *Dunus, *Diwus, *Nerþus), for MYFAROG, because somehow I felt that this was a natural thing to do. Yes, it is really just a question of names, because the deities are basically the same, all over Europe, no matter what we call them. Zevs = Þôrr = Juppiter = Perun = Perkele = Perkunos = Taranis et cetera.
Whatever feels right for you is right for you. If you are French and feel Gaulish then use a Gaulish name. If you are French and feel Roman then use a Roman name. If you are French and feel Frankish then use a Scandinavian name. If you really don’t care or are in doubt just check out where your forebears came from, or perhaps where most of your forebears came from, and use the names most commonly used in their homeland. The name is not so important in itself; what is important is your relationship to the name and how it inspires you to become better. HailaR WôðanaR!
Yesterday I wrote about how rituals and the theatres and temples had (and can still have) a religious and spiritual purpose (NB. This post has been removed!). Naturally with music it is no different. Music, or indeed sounds in general, can also help elevate man to the divine. Or it can be used to lower man’s spirit into the dephts of the Earth, into the spiritual abyss, to strengthen the ettin power in us (i. e. awaken base instincts) and to suppress the gods in us.
So before I continue I suggest you click here and let the music of Daemonia Nymphecall upon the power of the Nocturnal Hecate, a Greek deity of sorcery, known in Scandinavia as Mâni, found inside you, in your own fantastic spirit. Let this spell invoke the sorcerous powers that you will need to fully appreciate this post. Ave Hecate! Come to us and lift us up to your divine being!
Just like the divine light forms and shapes our minds so does sounds. The European man who has only ever heard the birds sing, the winds howling, water running in the creeks, the waves washing the bare rock-face or the beaches, animals moving about in the forest, his loving family’s voices, water boiling, thunder in the clouds, rain falling and wood burning under the cauldron is never a cruel and sinister man. He is a thoroughly good man, because his European nature is perfectly intact; no poison is to be found in his words, no ill will in his thoughts, nothing impure in his spirit.
The world is different today, and all sorts of sounds penetrates into our minds every day, disturbing the harmony therein, causing us to feel uncomfortable. A mealstrom is being stirred up in there, made up of sounds clashing and words recoiling and bouncing off the inside of our heads. Or so it can feel anyhow. We feel tired, we get headaches, we grow melancholic or even depressed, we more become aggressive and it becomes harder to stay in a good mood. The sorcery of sounds has its effect. And we let it work without any guidance or control, not even knowing such a sorcery exists.
Sound is as powerful as light is; it influences us no less than light does and still we allow ourselves to be exposed to disharmonic, loud, extreme and uncomfortable sounds all the time. Would you stand and stare at the Sun or even a shining light bulb? No? Then why would you live or work in a noisy city, and let the no less powerful sounds have a similiar effect on you?
The most harmonious sounds we know are of course what we call music, and this can be used to stimulate the good in you, to make the deities grow stronger in you, to strengthen your mind and make you more courageous – like Scottish highlander bag pipe music during an assault, or drums in war in general – to inspire and to lift your mind. Music is sorcery! Every song is a spell!
The deity of music in Scandinavia is called Bragi, but this is just another name for Baldr, so the deity of music in Scandinavia is Baldr. His Greek name is Apollon. He is the most pure and innocent of all the gods, and I hope you understand why I want to end with the Second Delphian Hymn to Apollo. Let the light of Baldr shine upon you; let his celestial music banish all darkness in you. Ave Apollon! HailaR BalðuR!
One of the to many most confusing aspects of the Scandinavian mythology is the talk of different kins («races») of deities; the æsir and the vanir. Some of the deities are even said to be of ettin stock. Naturally the anti-European multi-culturalists use this to argue that the gods were «race mixed» and that our religion was a mix of different religions.
To understand the language of the mythology you naturally need to know the language, or at least be in possession of a Norse dictionary and also the wits to use this dictionary.
The term æsir is a plural form of âss. This Norse word derives from younger proto-Nordic *ansuR, which in turn derives from older proto-Nordic *ansuz, which in turn derives from the PIE root *and-/ans-. This proto-Indo-European root translates simply as «spirit» (also seen in Norse önd [«spirit»]). So the æsir were spirits, and more precisely the spirits defined at a later stage as deities.
The term vanir is a plural form of vanr. This Norse word derives from younger proto-Nordic *wanaR, which in turn derives from older proto-Nordic *wanaz, which in turn derives from the PIE root *wan/wen. This PIE root translates simply as «beautiful». So the vanir were spirits/deities seen as particulary beautiful. They were Freyr (*Fraujaz), Freyja (*Fraujon) and their their mother Nerþuz (a goddess who by the time of the Viking Age had turned into a god instead, Njörðr).
The Roman name for Freyja was Venus («the beautiful»), and naturally her name derives from the same PIE root *wan/wen.
To understand what this means we must first of all remember the Greek myth about Paris and him being tasked with giving an apple to the most beautiful of the goddesses. He naturally gives it to Aphrodite (=the Greek Freyja/Venus).
For an explanation to the term ettin see this post.
The myths (Völuspâ stanza 21 to 24) tell us the following;
21. «She remembers sacred folks
first (best) in the world,
they the golden horse
pierced with a spear
in the hall of the tall (i. e. Óðinn)
they burned her;
three times they burned her,
three times, she was born,
often, and not infrequently,
but she still lives.»
This is however not a verse about a «witch» being burned on a fire three times, as claimed by scholars, but a description of the slash-and-burn technique used in agriculture. The sacred folks who are best in the world are the winners of the yearly May contests, best known from Greece as the Olympic games (one of four such Greek games) and in its degenerated forms from the Middle Ages as Knights’ Tournaments. We by the way also still have these games as children’s games in the 17th of May celebrations in Norway. The female winner of these games (selected because of her beaty, by means of an apple, as described in the myth about Paris and Aphrodite) pierced the field with a sacred bough (a wand); she sowed and watered the fields, to make the crops grow. The seeds were placed in the dark soil; in the realm of death (=Ôðinn’s hall). When they burned «the golden horse» (the yellow crops) it fertilized the soil, and they could grow crops the next year in the same field. This went on, over and over again.
22. «Fair/light was her name
wherever she went,
a chosen woman good at predictions,
she performed sorcery,
she knew the customs
she played with the customs
and was always well regarded
amongst ill women.»
The beautiful May Queen, who had received the apple from the winner of the men’s contests is here described. She was skilled with sorcery (medicine) and naturally popular with the sick individuals she visited and healed. She knew the customs and mastered them better than everyone else.
23. «Then all the powers went
to the seats of the end (i. e. the grave)
the sacred gods, and agreed;
either the spirits would
or were all the gods to
own party/feast (strive).»
The people (=the gods) went to the mound and hoped that they had chosen the right queen, and had found the right king. It would be a good year if they had, or a bad one if they hadn’t.
24. «Óðinn launched
his spear into the crowd,
of sacred individuals
the best/winners of the world;
the wooden wall was broken,
the yard of the spirits,
the beautiful predicted the outcome of the battle,
they stood ready on the battlefield.»
On New Year’s Eve the sorcerers were symbolically hanged in the ash trees, wounded by spearheads. Heimdallr blew the horn so that the mound was opened up (i. e. the gate in the picket fence surrounding the burial mound was opened) and was ready to accept the “gods”. The beautiful sorceresses knew what was about to happen and prepared for the inevitable Ragnarök. This I may add is not a battle between gods, but a battle fought by the gods against the ettins. There was no war between two different «kins» of deities.
Then we have the issue with hostages being exchanged after the “battle” (=contest). Njörðr is given as hostage to the æsir, but remember that Njörðr is really a goddess, Nerþuz, and she is the mother of Freyja – the current winner of the beauty contest. Nerþuz is in other words the last year’s winner, and when she lost to a woman deemed more beautiful than her she returned to the flock of æsir, and was therefore admitted amonst the æsir again. Yes; again, because she was also one of them before she had been seen as the most beautiful.
Hønir («lure [with singing]») and Mîmir («memory», «reminiscence») is said to be given as hostages to the vanir, but Hønir is just another name for Freyr, so he is simply the new winner of the May contests (replacing last year’s winner). He becomes Freyr, so he becomes one of the most “beautiful”; the vanir. Without Mîmir (the wisdom of the past) he is a worthless leader though, as pointed out in the myths.
The last year’s male winner does (unlike the last year’s female winner) not return to the flock of æsir though, because he was killed by the new winner. In order for his “sorcerous force” to be transferred to the new Freyr he is executed by him. Yes; human sacrifice…
The May King and the May Queen; the winners of the May contests; Freyr and Freyja.
By the time of the Viking Age the May King (=Freyr) was no longer killed when he was replaced, but instead the new winner slashed an idol with his sword – to symbolically kill him. The idol was in form of a pillar, such as the famous Irminsul of the Saxons. When he did this, and took over the role of the old May King (or father of the house) he had to make a promise (known in Norway as a “Brageløfte” [“a winner’s promise”]) to embark on some heroic quest or to perform some other heroic action; he then slashed the idol as he did, and the larger the cut was, the better his power as a king would be.
A Pagan Idol from modern days.
Now, slashing a wooden idol with a sword like that quite often causes the sword to get stuck, and if the May King didn’t succeed to draw the sword form the idol (using only his sword arm when he did) he would lose his title! If he did the man who came in second place in the May contest would be allowed to attempt to draw the sword, but if he did he then had to do what the winner’s had promised to do when he slashed the idol – such as e. g. unite England under his rule… If he too failed the next one in line could try, and so forth. The one who successfully pulled the sword from the idol would be, they claimed, chosen by the spirits to be the May King.
If you haven’t figured out where I am going by now you really need to read more about our own culture. Yes, this is the true origin of the myth about Arthur Pendragon and the sword that is stuck in the “stone”…
There was no war between different kins or races of gods, there was no divine “race mixing” or anything like that. Everything in our mythology stems from our people. Everything is in accordance with our Pagan religion. Everything is European! The good forces are called æsir, and when they win the May contest the vanir, and the powers they try to stop, some times destroy and most often at least control are the ettins. All these powers are in us human beings, in men and women, boys and girls, old and young. We are them; they are us. Just make sure you cultivate the good and suppress the bad, that you open your heart and eyes to the light and close everything to the darkness – save when you need it. Alas! Yes, we need the ettin powers too, when we need our fury, our brute force, our hatred, our anger, our stubbornness, our brutality, our cruelty and our ruthlessness.
Finally, remember, and remember well, that there is no “salvation” but the Glory and Righteousness you yourself ensure for yourself. There are no “sins” or “shame”, onlyHonour! There is no “Hell” or suffering in death, only eternal rebirth for the Honourable, in the kin, the tribe, the people, the race and the species. HailaR WôðanaR!
All our deities are treated very unfairly by the Christians who write or wrote about our mythology and Pagan religion. Some times because of ill intent, but most often because the Christians just don’t understand them, what they are, what they represent or even what their purpose is. They call Freyja, our goddess of love and youthful health, a «whore» because they don’t understand that she is not having many lovers; she is just a personification of the role of the wife. To call her a whore is no less stupid than it would be to call «Wife» a whore. Yes, wives sleep with many different men (their husbands), but each wife only sleeps with her own husband – so they are not whores.
The probably worst off in this context is still not Freyja, but the poor Loki, whom the Christians identified as «the devil» of Scandinavian mythology. Naturally these Christians were and still are unable to understand that other religions are in fact other religions and not just poor and delusional copies of their own magnificent Judeo-Christian cult. There is no “devil” in Paganism, and why would we even need one?
Day, by Arbo.
Night, by Arbo.
Whenever a Christian writes about our Paganism we see this. Loki becomes the devil, and his offspring different demons. Hel becomes a place for eternal punishment and damnation for sins committed in life. Âsgarðr becomes the Heavenly Paradise. Valhöll becomes the silly Paradise for those primitive barbarian Pagan warriors. The light elves become the angels (although, I can add that angels [Greek “messenger”] are actually also a Pagan thing; they were the messengers of the gods). The dark elves become the little imps. Baldr becomes Jesus Christ. And so forth.
The Christians blinded by their bible studies and other filters become completely unable to see or understand any aspect of the Pagan religion!
As a Pagan I know that Freyja is a name for certain women. Even today we use her name as a title for married women, in both Scandinavia (Frue) and in Germany (Frau), and also for unmarried women and maidens (Frøken and Fräulein respectively). She is the healthy, beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, wise and loving European woman – personified as the sum of all the beauty and health of these women; Freyja!
To the English reader; in English nick names for Freyja and Freyr have become used as titles instead; Lady from Old English hlæfdige (“kneader of dough”, “baker of breads”) and Lord from Old English hlâford (“bread warden”). In Norse these nick names are hleifdeigja and hleifvörðrrespectively, but like I stated above, we came to use their real names as titles instead, but only for females. Scandinavian (free) men are instead calledHerrer (sg. Herre); “army men”, “warriors”. If you translate “Lord” to Scandinavian you will get “Herre” though.
Venus (Freyja) by Botticelli.
As a Pagan I also know that Loki is the anthropomorphised lightning of the sky.
Modern Scandinavian: Loke
The name derives from the PIE root *luk– which means simply “lightning”.
*For reconstructed names, based on what we today know about these languages.
When our mythology talks about how he cuts the hair of the goddess Sif and because of that is chased by Þôrr, a Christian will think he is a bad man, but I know that he is the god of fire (the fire being handed to man from the gods via the lightning), used in the agricultural technique of “slash & burn” (No. svibruk), where they burned down the crops to fertilize the soil. After he did that, Sif, the goddess of the crops, grew even more beautiful and golden hair; in other words crops. This was not surprisingly given to her by the dwarves/dark elves; the powers in the soil. When we know that Loki is the lightning and Þôrr the god of thunder we also understand why he always chases Loki; if you ever see lightning in the sky you can be sure to shortly after hear the thunder. So the thunder chases the lightning.
In Völuspâ, stanza 17 and 18, we learn that three gods gave life to some pieces of wood. Naturally this has been interpreted by the ignorant Christians as being “the creation myth” of Scandinavia, but it is no such thing. The stanzas talk about how the gods (i. e. actors impersonating the gods) symbolically revive the men and women who played the role of the Winter spirits in the yearly Ragnarök (our New Year’s Eve). During this symbolic fight the Winter Spirit actors, known to us as Fenrir, is dressed in (mostly) wolf skins, and they are defeated when the gods (still just actors impersonating the gods!) rip their animal skins off and then trample on the skins – described in the mythology as the god Vîðarr placing his boot into the mouth of the Fenrir wolf and ripping him apart. After this the Winter spirit actors pretend they are dead, and are carried by the gods to the sacrificial tree, where their human clothes hang. There they are given warm beverage and food, and they put back on their clothes (their life force!) – by Ôðinn, Hlôðurr (=Þôrr) and Hoenir (=Freyr).
The Ragnarök is an annual event, that we still celebrate, every single year, and we even do it in a very similar fashion; we light bonfires and do our best to make as much noise we can. This was done to scare off the Winter spirits, so that Summer could return, by lighting bonfires and torches, by setting fire to wheels and let them roll down hills, with sparks flying everywhere, and so forth. Today we also use fireworks (and for no good reason whatsoever).
The deities are killed, but they return every year, like they have always done, so this is no big deal. That is what the Christians fail to understand; rebirth, reincarnation. Which by the was is funny, considering how their bogus “saviour” himself was supposed to have returned from the dead.
There is no creation myth in Scandinavia! The Christian Scandinavians really wanted there to be one, because they had this perception that every advanced religion must have a creation myth, and they – after all – wanted their forebears to be advanced, so they desperately twisted and turned everything, and thus found their “creation myth” in Völuspâ. But like I said it is not a creation myth, and there is no creation myth in the Pagan religion because the Pagan world view is not linear – with a beginning and an end. It is instead circular, with no beginning and no end. Time, space, life and so forth are all eternal. Even to non-Christian modern men this is hard to grasp, because we have been deluded by the worthless “Big Bang” nonsense, which is basically just the science-religion’s attempt to justify the Judeo-Christian creation myth. (The next article by my wife, on atala.fr, will discuss this topic in particular; astronomy and the origin of life).
When I – arrogantly as some have claimed – said in the foreword to my book Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia that there are no good books (at least not in English, German or Scandinavian) out there about our mythology and religion, to some degree save “The Golden Bough”, by the anthropologist Sir James Frazer, this is what I mean; just about everything we know about our mythology from these books is seen through dense Judeo-Christian filters and interpreted in a Judeo-Christian light, it is twisted and distorted, and is unrecognisable. The only alternative we have had to this worthless perspective is the equally worthless feminist perspective, which is no less Judeo-Christian and no less ignorant – and their sole purpose it seems is to find evidence of “woman power” in our Paganism. The poor Freyja and other goddesses too becomes misused again and turns into “The Mother Goddess” of some horribly absurd matriarchal society (with no roots in real matriarchies whatsoever) ruled by women.
We are at a loss here. The books we read about our own culture fill us with lies and misconceptions, they distort the facts and turns our Paganism into some sort of “Christian light” religion for nihilists, feminists and other mislead individuals. We see the ancient flower meadow in front of us, but when we run happily into it with open arms we trip and fall into a reeking bog. Another reeking bog created by “the enemy”, often by help of their many deluded straw men.
So do not trust the books you read about our mythology. Do not trust what they say about our Pagan Europe. Do not trust anything they say! Most importantly; do notbuild your character and mind, your belief system and your rites on what these Judeo-Christians say about our mythology!
There will be much more to come about this, here on ancestralcult.com. We will show you the true face of our forebears, and its roots – the Ancient Bear Cult of Europe!
I often hail Ôðinn at the end of my posts, and I do not because he is “the true god”, a Pagan Jehovah, or anything like that, but because he is the god of the mind, of inspiration, of fury and our spirit. He is the force that makes me write these posts. So again; HailaR WôðanaR!
Yes, she is described by the scholars as being a dís, a female vanr, a goddess of love and fertility – who slept with seven dwarves to get a necklace. They will tell you that after a war between the two races of gods she was accepted amongst the æsir (“spirits”), but that she originally was of another race of gods. Some add that perhaps the vanir were the original Scandinavian gods, testament to a matriarchal cult, which was replaced by the gods and cult of the immigrating Indo-European battle axe peoples, which replaced the European populations some thousand years ago. Or at least assimilated them. Acording to them, that is…
Please allow me to wake you up from this Judeo-Christian fantasy.
Every Spring our forebears arranged contests, so called ring games, that they used to select the best amongst them. The “best” was defined as (for women) the most beautiful and hard-working or (for men) the bravest, strongest, wisest and most capable. As explained in The Sacred Marriage and The Apples of Eternal Youth.
There was no “war” between different races of gods: there was only an annual May contest, intended to find “the most beautiful” amongst them; the winners of the past year’s contest participated, trying to keep their titles and win the games this year as well. Only the deities (= initiated men and women) could participate, and the winners were called the vanir(“beautiful”). So they were all æsir, and the winners were called vanir too.
With the coming of the spiritual Black Death (alias Judeo-Christianity) to Europe these games changed: the European man refused to let go of his heritage, even under threats of death and torture, so the May games turned into annual knight tournaments, and the selection of the “Freyja” was done with the lance; by lowering the lance towards the favoured maiden, who would tie her handkerchief to the lance if she accepted the knight as her champion. The knight would then tie her handkerchief to his sleeve, to make sure he didn’t lose it (spawning the proverb: “Carry your heart on your sleeve”).
I can add that these knight tournaments were practised continously from late Antiquity up until the 19th (or even the 20th) century, the last ones I think in Saxony in Germany. I can also add that these games are still being practised in Scandinavia, every (in Norway the 17th of) May – only they have been reduced to just fun competitive games for children.
Freyja is not of another divine race. She is just the most beautiful female individual in the group. There was no Indo-European invasion into Europe or a conquest by some “battle axe” people; there was only migration of tribes, back and forth, and back again, and then by chance the language of one of these pretty much by then identical tribes became the most popular and widely used – and their axes became status symbols (like e. g. some cars today are). Basque, Finnish and Magyar are no less European because of that though, or more European for that sake – and as much as 40% of the Germanic vocabulary is actually proto-Scandinavian, and not Indo-European at all. Not that it matters though: both Indo-European and proto-Scandinavian are European languages.
Further, there was no change in cults in Europe. We have practised our European religion continuously since pre-historic times, and the changes we have seen have been minuscul. Freyja has been the same always, and she still is. Her name is an honoury title given to the most beautiful divine (=initiated) girls amongst us, and it means “free”, “liberate” and “love”. She is the mother of the light elves, meaning that your immortality is secured through honour: only the honourable becomes light elves in the grave, waiting to be reborn.
Yet further, I will add that no: Freyja is not a goddess of “fertility”. Getting pregnant was hardly a problem for women in the Ancient World (even though it is today, for many, because of our modern lifestyle). As my wife has pointed out, what was a problem was the birth itself: after the native Europeans (=Neanderthals) mixed with Homo Sapiens, surviving birth became a challenge for the women. The mixing of species had left the women with a narrower and smaller pelvis, meaning the infants with big European heads often killed the mother (and the baby) when she tried to give birth to them. (Yes: European new-borns have the biggest heads in the world… and in Europe “of course” the Scandinavian new-borns are the biggest. European women also have the longest pregnancies, on average one week longer than Asian ones and two weeks longer than African ones). This is also why we see the so-called “Venus figures” (from the Stone Age), which are, my wife has pointed out, not at all an idealization of fat women, but obviously images of women just after they have given birth: in other words women who have just survived the most dangerous thing they could be exposed to!
Venus figurine, shown with a hat made of sea-shells:
Finally, the confusing myth about her sleeping with seven dwarves to get the necklace of fire, causing her to be called a whore and a slut by the Judeo-Christians. First of all, a “dwarf” is actually the body of a dead person, resting underground, with all his most valuable possessions. Also, the necklace of fire is the bonfires along the coast, burning and lighting up the night on the Summer Solstice, when Freyja is said to be (re-)born; she ascends naked from the water, with the reflection of the many bonfires around her neck.
In order to be re-born, you first have to die, right? And if the bodies of the dead are called “dwarves”, then you have to “sleep with the dwarves” in order to be re-born. This is also, as it happens, exactly how our forebears were initiated and became divine, as described in I trow I hung on that windy Tree. In order to become Freyja, the girls had to enter the grave and be symbolically re-born, as goddesses. They completed this rite of passage by undressing and then rising naked from the sea (which explains why the Greeks called her Aphrodite), on the Summer Solstice, and then jump naked through the fire, to show their courage and to be cleansed by the fire.
Norse dvergr, female form dyrgja from:
dyrr = door.
gjá = opening in the ground.
Ergo: dwarf is originally a name on the entrance to the burial mound: a door opening in the ground, a place where they put in the bodies of the dead – who because of that became known as the “dwarves”. The dwarves are also known as dark elves, because the bodies of the dead where pale/white and placed in the darkness of the burial mound. Elf means “white” (from the PIE root *alba-).
Freyja is a goddess of love, freedom, youthful health and beauty (in mind and body). She is “just” a human being: the most beautiful of the initiated girls in your group, chosen to represent the divine principles of love, freedom, youthful health and beauty. All “worship” of her must be seen in this light.
Think better of her, and think better of your forebears and their ability to shape wonderful, beautiful and healthy societies, where the good in man and nature was cultivated like no other place. Think better of everything European in general… rip down and cast aside the sinister veil of lies put up in between you and your heritage by the Judeo-Christians.
I will hail Freyja, and present her as a much better ideal for young girls and women, than any of the women (or rather: females…) that they are encouraged to embrace today by mainstream society. I am sure that I have all sane men with me, when I say that we dream of Freyjas, not “Rhiannas” or “Lady Gagas” or anything of that sort.
*Prio (“free, liberate, love”)
Becomes Norse: Freyja
Greek: Aphrodite (“born from sea foam”)
Roman: Venus (“beautiful”, from the same PIE root *ven- that is found in the Norse term vanir) & Libera (“free, liberate”….).
Magyar. Română. Русский. Serbian. Spanish.
Trees and herbs were also seen as in possession of the divine; they housed the spirits/gods too. Þôrr resided in the oak tree. Ôðinn in the ash tree. Sunna (the Sun) in the apple tree etc. Further, they were believed to reside in several different trees; e. g. Sunna (in MYFAROG called by her older and male name Sowilus [=Helios, = Sol, =Khors/Porevit, =Brigandu]);
“[Sowilus’] temple is built around or near a tree sacred to Sowilus, such as the acacia (acacia), the orange tree (citrus sinesis), the birch (betula), the beech (fagussylvatica), the oak (quercus), the apple tree (malussylvestris), the hazel (corylusavellana), the laurel tree (laurusnobilis), the stone pine (pinuspinea), the populus (populus), the rowan tree (sorbusaucuparia) or the lemon tree (citruslimon). “
The spirits/gods were so important for the properties of these plants that when the ancient sorcerers cut them down, for use in potions, they used only special, sacred knives or sickles for this purpose; known best as the golden sickles of the druids, and in Scandinavia for their rune carvings spelling the word linalaukaz(“white linen clothing flower meadow”), suggesting the herbs were gathered (as we know they were by the druids too) from the meadows in white linen clothing – to make sure they were not “relieved” of their sorcerous powers by contact with the soil or anything else impure.
Now, some spirits are weak, others are strong, but they all come from the Sun; all life on Earth is “caused” and maintained by the Sun! So everything that has been granted life by the Sun has been granted a spirit of some sort, a spark from the Sun. A tiny bit of the Sun on Earth. Warmth. Light. Yes; light…
This may sound fantastical, but it is actually what happens in real life; the warm light of the Sun is the direct cause of all life on Earth, whether or not we think of this as spirits. This light is then changed over time as it is continuously fed by more light from the Sun. Even if you burn the wood, in your fireplace in complete darkness inside a stone house, this is still light that stems from the Sun, because the trees too have their light from the Sun. Everything on this planet does!
Well, perhaps not everything, because we are indeed influenced in this context notonly by our Sun, but also the stars (other Suns) and the reflection of Sunlight/Starlight from other celestial objects – such as Mercury (Loki), Venus (Freyr), the Moon (Mâni), Mars (Tyr), Jupiter (Þôrr), Saturn (Heimdallr), Uranus (Ôðinn), Neptune (Njörðr) and even Pluto (Hel). And of course the light reflected by our own planet Earth (Jörð).
The trees and other plants would also be shaped by this light. Perhaps they knew or just believed that some trees and plants were able to accept and store the light (and warmth) of one or more celestial light sources better than the others. The oak tree the power of Þôrr (and Baldr, and Sunna…), for example. Because of this they became the shapes of those deities or spirits. Their attributes.
The most important deities of our forebears were not, like many believe today, Ôðinn or Þôrr, but the Sun and the Moon. Even during the Viking Age the Sun and the Moon remained the most important deities – although often in the background; like a King and Queen watching over their court. They were the most important sources of light. The Sun during the day, and the Moon during the night. The Sun worship was linked to mountains and the Moon worship to sacred sources – reflecting the light of the Moon. The by far most common names in Norway support this too, and these names always come in pairs; the Sun and the Moon. Like Solberg (“Sun Mountain”) and Skadvin (“Meadow of Skaði) orSkadvatn (“Lake of Skaði”), always located very close to each other. The whole Scandinavian peninsula is even named after the Moon goddess Skaði (originally a god called Skanþe) of hunting; Skanþinawio (“Skaði’s Land by the Sea” or “The Islands of Skaði”).
Light does influence not just our physical bodies, but also our minds. The European pantheon could then very well be a carefully investigated and categorized list of divine (light) influences on the human mind. Our behaviour and our blood (=genetic makeup) allow us to accept more or less light from the different deities, to strengthen this or that deity in us much or little.
So, my claim would then be that today we suffer from the light pollution of cities and the fact that we see less divine light from inside our houses than they did from around their bonfires under the starlit sky in the past (yes, they slept inside tents, but most of the time they were outdoors). We fail to strengthen the deities in us simply by living in cities and houses. Maybe man would be better, more divine, had he lived like our forebears did. Our spirits are not fed by the gods, but by electric light, neon lights and electric ovens. Artificially created Sunlight replacements. Or if you insist that most of the electric power also stems at least indirectly from Sunlight, then at least from very different sources of light and warmth, with unknown effects on our spirits and minds. If the Sunlight reflected by a planet is changed enough for it to become a separate deity, then what deity would that electric neon light be? And what does it do to us, how does it change us?
It wil be our doom if we don’t change this, because we are natural, but our lives are not. Hail Sowilus! Hail Mano!
It has been done before here, but good things can and should be repeated, so before I begin I will again advice you to listen do Daemonia Nymphe’s Nocturnal Hecatewhilst reading. Their music is a wonderful spell we should not underestimate.
The light is not physical, so it can penetrate physical objects, as explained here. Much or little of the light will be reflected by an object, and that object will appear to us as of this or that colour depending on the frequency of the light it reflects. As explained here the light was seen as a manifestation of the divine, if not the divine itself. The Sun and the light phenomena caused by the Sunlight was anthropomorphised, and e. g. the dawn was called Austr (Scandinavia) or Eos (Greece), the rainbow was called Bifröst/Iris, the power of the Sunlight was was called Baldr/Apollon and the Sun itself Sunna/Helios.
Morpheus and Iris, by Guerin Pierre Narcisse (1811);
The absence of light was seen as dangerous, but the reflection of the Sunlight from the heavenly bodies was seen as more powerful even than the Sunlight itself. Yes; the light itself is good and pure, but it changeswhen it is reflected by an object. This naturally also explains why metals, and in particular gold, was to be seen as sacred, when they came into use; they reflected the light very well.
Sun Chariot from Denmark;
Before metals came into use the sea, lakes, rivers and water in general was seen as sacred, because it reflected the light so well. Not only did the Sunlight colour the sea when the Sun sat in the West, but the Moon mirrored herself very clearly in the sacred lakes; divine light had been reflected by the Moon, Mâni/Selene and Skaði/Artemis, and this reflected light lit up the sacred lakeand the areas around it. Anyone who investigates this further will find such sacred lakes all over Europe, in place names and in lake names, and if not in names then any lake near a hill or mountain top where the Sun can be seen rising each morning. The sacred lake was an intricate part of our religion.
The Sacred Lake Nemi in Italy.
The light reflected from the sacred lake, the sacred mirror, was a purifying light; an elf child of the Sun god and the Moon goddess blessing man – just like Baldr/Apollon, the elf child of the Sky god and the Earth goddess did too.
As we know from Greek mythology the son of Helios/Sunna is calledPhaëton, and he is known to have tried to drive his father’s chariot, but lost control of it and set the Earth on fire. Selene/Mâni is said to havethe four Horae with Helios, and also the mortal man Mousaios.
What we can read from this is that the light from this “Moon mirror” can be very beneficial, enlightening and helpful, but it can also be dangerous to those exposed to it. This naturally confirms European folklore regarding the Moonlight, where it is described as being able to turn you into alunatic (from the Latin name of the Moon, Luna.
This in turn explains how the beautiful Selene can have a darker side, called Hekate, a goddess of crossroads, fire, light and sorcery. Yes, when you look into this “Moon mirror” you might have come to a crossroad in life, and you will probably either be blessed by this light or become a lunatic. You light your mind up with a light in a metaphysical sense much more powerful even than the Sunlight itself; it has been reflected by the Moon and has thus become stronger.
We know this light can trigger something in us, and the outcome can be good or bad, or perhaps it will have no effect on you. Some set the Earth on fire or become lunatics because they are not ready to control what this triggers; some walk away unaffected, because their minds had not been opened for this (yet?), but some walk away with sorcerous powers and are from then on even more divine and much better than they were before. Try it yourself… if you dare. HailaR WôðanaR!
The supposed ability of the Scandinavian berserks to become invulnerable is one of the things that has puzzled the scholars the most, and a discussion has been going on whether or not their ability was either just imaginary or induced by drugs (mushrooms).
The tales claim that the warriors dressed in bear furs, the berserks, could even go on fighting after they had been fataly wounded, only to die from the injuries when the battle was over and they had left their berserk «trance». These warriors took the life force of an animal, usually a bear, but any predatory animal would serve the same purpose (e. g. wolf, cave lion, cave hyena, smilodon, et cetera), but those who wore a bear skin were apparently the most common. We vaguely know the same custom from Greece, by the way, with Herakles wearing a lion skin making him invulnerable. The idea behind this was that the injury inflicted on the berserk would instead harm his «totem animal». So the berserks were fierce warriors, often void of fear and extremely aggressive in combat. E. g. one single Norwegian berserk was said to hold the bridge at Stamford in 1066, and was said to single-handedly slay up to 40 Anglo-Saxons (before he was himself finally slain).
Not only the Greeks and Scandinavians engaged in this totemic warrior cult, though. We can safely assume that peoples such as the Dacians (with a wolf as their symbol) and the (original) Romans (with the importance put on Romulus and Remus) had at least originally the wolf as a totem animal, and the Gauls and Bretons the boar as their totem animal, and so forth. I am convinced that this too was a pan-European tradition, with roots to the Neanderthals and the Stone Age, as my wife will speak about on Atalawhen she comes to discussing the Bear Cult subject.
Rather than continue on the dead end track of the scholars regarding this mysterious berserk ability let me share with you an alternative hypothesis, that I think is the most likely. As you know I have stated before that you can cultivate the deities in you, and both develop a better self-insight and understanding of your purpose and wake up dormant abilities in you too – i. e. if you are a modern Neanderthal man (i. e. the European), with the opportunity for these abilities in your DNA. Just like age triggers puberty and all of a sudden makes you fertile,the cultivation of the deities in you can trigger other abilities – like the ability to «go berserk».
In addition to puperty I think I can list becoming a parent as such a trigger event, that changes you if you are preparred for it; e. g. it can turn you extremely fearless and self-sacrificial in relation to your family, and I think even someone who otherwise would have been a coward would become a fearless hero if his family was under threat. Becoming a parent makes you better. A serious marriage too changes you and makes you better; it triggers something in you that changes you for the better. You are not a real man until you have become a married father! You are not a real woman until you have become a married mother!
We all have differently abilities, and of course each one of us can perfectly well be very well developed in some contexts and real retarded in others, and some of the things that triggers these abilities are often experiences that we don’t even have any control over. Religions and traditions naturally came about because man wanted to control this enlightenment and development of man on a tribal level; the purpose of the traditions and rituals was to trigger different abilities in the entire group. This is naturally the whole purpose with Ancestral Cult.com; to educate, enlighten and make better each and every one of you – by creating «trigger events» and by enabling you to do that yourself too, when this blog cannot. The better Europeans will then unite, revolt and free their less lucky brothers and sisters from the Judeo-Christian yoke.
I can add that there are plenty of negative trigger events too, destroying good abilities and cultivating the ettin power in you, which of course is what the whole Judeo-Christian religion and all it’s clones is all about; Christianity and Occultism in particular. Circumsition is of course one such negative trigger event, and baptism too, but the list goes on and one in this context; pornographical imagery, Jesus on the cross, Hollywood filmsand you name it. Avoid it all and you are more likely to become a better man.
Let me then return to the berserk ability and I will explain how it works. About 4% of all European adult men have (by accident triggered) this ability and has at least partially mastered it without knowing it, but it surfaces usually only in crisis situations. When a life-threatening situation occurs about 20% of those experiencing it will freeze, panic and become basically useless – and they are because of this extremely unlikely to survive. The 4% I want to focus on though also change, but rather than freeze they become extremely awake, efficient, quick and alert, they get almost super-human strength and fantastic organisational abilities etc., and they are also – unless they deliberately sacrifice themselves to save others – extremely likely to survive any catastrophe.
Why? What happens? Well, think of the human body as a computer and the brain as a processor. If you run a lot of programs at the same time the computer will work slowly. If you however turn off all the programs you don’t need right there and then and only have the one program you need running this one program will run much smoother. Likewise, if you find yourself in a crisis situation and you turn off all those «programs» that you really don’t need there and then, like the whole digestion system, your «processor» will be able to process the information gathered much quicker. You will experience that the world all of a sudden moves in slow motion; it doesn’t, but your brain has so much more power to process all the information faster that it feels that way. If you are injured and the injury only affects something in your body that you in that situation has shut off you will simply not notice and your body will just keep on working. The injuries to your liver, kidneys and stomach will only (possibly) kill you when you turn back on those «programs» — and only then you, the berserk, die from shock.
The real challenge is of course to master this, to be able to at will turn off the «programs» your body does not need in this or that situation. Many of our forebears did master this, and they mastered so many other abilities too, some that we haven’t even heard about – because they were so extremely good and honest, and because of that gullible enough to allow race mixing and the influence of “the enemies”; Christianity, Nihilism, Psychology, Feminism, Capitalism et ceterea, et cetera… Alas! We have lost so much because of this.
How do I know? Because events in my life has triggered an ability called Intuition, and I too have seen the world in slow motion several time.
Be careful when you listen to music, when you watch films or when you enjoy other art. Be careful when you live your life and it makes you a worse person than you know you could have been. Life is a long range of emotional, intellectual and spiritual triggers, and they too shape you and activate different processes in your mind and body. Your DNA is not just the program controlling your body and mind, but also your spirit – or the lack thereof. However, not everything works by itself; you have to turn it on yourself, or have others turn it on for you. Or have “the enemies” turn it all off, to enslave you more easily, like a spider who poisons her pray to be able to kill and eat it.
Ôðalism is a key and a light; the key that will enable us to unlock the portals to the past and the light that will enable us to see what is inside. Only WôðanaR can take us there.HailaR WôðanaR!
Because of their pseudo-scientific evolution religion most modern men think of themselves as the peak of evolution, and they think of all men who lived in the ages before this age as inferior; less evolved, less intelligent, more ignorant and so forth. It is hard to avoid these ideas in our age, because they are so dominant, so much propagated and so rarely questioned. So let us question them….
The first common mistake most modern men make is to assume that the ancients were so filthy all the time, and therefore perished en masse because of tiny infections and perhaps also illnesses that we would not suffer our deaths from today, because of our good hygiene. However, hygiene is not only something modern man is very passionate about, it is also a word based on the name of the Greek-Roman goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation; Hygieia. She in turn was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. The Scandinavian Hygieia would be Heimdallr. Asclepius would be Baldr/Bragi and Epione would be Îðunn/Nanna. So these are not only Greek or Roman deities. They were found all over (the biological) Europe.
Naturally, cultures with deities for health, medicine, cleanliness, sanitation and the soothing of pain are hardly very filthy, ignorant and smelly, or likely to gain an infection every time they cut themselves on some thorn in the forest. In Rome and Greece they had baths, even public baths, and in Scandinavia they had an entire week-day dedicated to this sole purpose, of cleaning, washing and tidying up. The Saturday in Scandinavia is because of this called lørdag, from Norse laugardagr («washing day»).
So, Christianity is the root of all these negative views on our forebears, because when Europe descended into the spiritual darkness of Christianity it did indeed also degenerate into one big cesspool, one big sewer of filth and stench, and it didn’t escape this sewer until during the Renaissance (i. e. the start of a re-introduction of also the hygiene of the Pagans). Christians often fail to understand that there was something before Christianity, and the modern world is based on their world view, so they do think of their forebears as filthy degenerates.
We are not retarded though, so we should manage to think longer than this, and realise that the ancient European man was indeed a healthy, clean and well groomed individual. Intelligent and knowledgeable. Strong and brave. European!
One of the reasons they were such fine specimens of our species was not only because of racial purity, but also because they were unlike modern man not fighting activelyagainst nature. Yes, like modern man is doing when he not only has a good hygiene, but in fact has a too good hygiene – which of course actually make it bad hygiene. If you never allow your body to smell natural, when you remove all your natural odours with soap, deodorant or perfume, you end up blindfolded in your search for a good match for you. Yes, we cannot read the DNA of others just like that, but our senses in some way can! If you like the natural smell of a person of the opposite sex it is because your highly advanced “primitive” senses tell you that you match well with this person genetically. If you cannot smell the natural scent of others you just wander around not knowing who you should and indeed who you should not procreate with. So all those modern men and women walking about, reeking of soap, deodorant and perfume, have no clue when it comes to finding a good mate for themselves. The result of this? Genetic catastrophe! Otherwise healthy individuals end up mating with other (otherwise healthy) individuals whom they should not mate with, because they have some incompatibility issues, so to speak, and their children become…. individuals of “inferior quality”.
A good example in this context is of course the many interracial marriages we see today, between “blindfolded” men and women of different races who have been lead to believe that everything is fine when it isn’t, because of a too good (i. e. bad) hygiene. Yes, without all these soaps and deodorants and perfumes we all think in particular those of other races reek. Why? Because to us they do! They are not good matches for us.
We have in us natural abilities vastly superior to modern science. We can smell the genetic properties of others; our senses can pick up incompatibility issues as well as very good matches, and – ladies and gentlemen – this is a very, very important ability to ensure the prosperous continuation of our species. We can trust nature, but we cannot trust the scientists or their politically tainted results.
The modern society is thus not only unhealthy and bad for us, but it will lead to catastrophe in the future. More and more individuals will find mates they don’t at all match well with genetically, and more and more anti-human mongrels, mentally sick or retarded and other abominations will be born. We will end up like “the enemy”; completely mongrelized, mentally sick, self-loathing, perverse, cruel, gluttonous, hyper-sexual and utterly sub-human.
Nature is harmonious and produces extreme beauty – but only if we allow it to work and to do its work! Hygieia is the goddess of hygiene, but of good and natural hygiene. Ave Hygieia!
(William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Birth of Venus (1879)
The Judeo-Christians did their best to find a creation myth in all the Pagan mythologies they encountered, and when they found none they just didn’t get it and twisted every word of that mythology and in effect created a creation myth for it. They were not able to understand that not everything has a beginning and an end. They didn’t fathom eternity.
You might say that we cannot blame them for this, because neither do we – modern men. We can understand eternity, but we can not really fathom it. Because of that one of the most common non-European notions today is that everything has a beginning and an end. Even amongst good Pagans we find this primitive idea hammered into their minds. It works as a foundation to all their other ideas and because of that definately limits their ability to think and to see reality.
The Ancient European man was better than us. Yes, we have to admit this; he was better in all respects. He was thus also better intellectually, and unlike us he could fathom eternity. Because of that he created myths that modern man has serious problems interpreting, because he doesn’t really understand them. He is locked in linear time, so to speak. He fails to see beyond the limits of time.
As explained in «Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia» the Pagan world view is not linear, it is indeed circular, and thus in fact eternal. It is based on that understanding of eternity that we can not fathom today. There is no creation myth in our mythology. There is no beginning and no end. All births described are mere re-beginnings, so to say; rebirths. What the Judeo-Christians interpreted as «The Twilight of the Gods» or «The End of the World», called Ragnarök, is in fact just such a re-beginning; a rebirth of everything in nature and in man too – as described in «Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia», but actually better in «MYFAROG» (not yet published, but you can get a good preview here).
Modern man reacts to this and asks; but when did it start? Where do they come from? What came first? It never started; it was always there. They didn’t come from anywhere; they were always here. Nobody came here first; everyone and everything exist beyond time, i. e. at the same time, in eternity.
The man who failed to fathom eternity created his own flawed theories, that we best know as «The Creation», as described in e. g. the bible. When the same man a few thousand years later got to know more he created a new and to him better idea; «The Big Bang Theory», which of course is in fact identical to «The Creation» in the bible, save that «God» has been replaced by a «Big Bang», and the seven days it took «God» to create the world has been replaced by «evolution». His mind is still stuck in time.
What we should do, even though we can not really fathom eternity, is to think as if there was no beginning and no end. So even though we can not really fathom an endless universe we can base our world view on the understanding that it is indeed endless. Even though we cannot really fathom eternity we can base our world view on the understanding that we live in eternity. There is no beginning! There is no end!
How man came to be is thus a silly question! We didn’t! We have always been here! HailaR WôðanaR!
PS. You can read more about eternity and a better way to perceive the universe in these posts;
We generally think of the changes in nature as changes, but e. g. when the seasons change they really don’t, because after some time they change back to what they were. So there has really been very little or perhaps even no (significant) change. Rather than a change I think we should call it a rhythm. In a sense there are no changes in the universe, only rhythms.
The Ice Ages come and go too; they stay for about 100,000 years, or perhaps about 120,000 years, and then they go and leave a warm period for about 10,000 or perhaps about 12,000 years. In the long run, there is no change there either, only a rhythm. We are now living at the end of a warm period, and of course the scientists believe that the changes in the climate is due to human activity, but it isn’t; we are entering a new Ice Age, that will cover all of Northern Europe with glaciers, and the climate changes we see now are a prelude to this. Man has no influence over climate.
The forests come and go too; the glaciers wipe clean the land on Northern Europe, and then when they retreat they leave plains that eventually will become forests again. Then the forests change; e. g. birch forests become oak forests, and then finally pine forests. Then the Ice Age returns, and we see the whole process start all over again. Without any real change. It all returns to it’s original form and status. Nothing has really been changed for millions of years… In a sense we are caught in a loop, and we cannot free ourselves from this.
The change in our universe is thus really just a rhythm. There is one exception to this rule though; life. The different living creatures change, due to micro-evolution, or they change, not because they «mutate» as stated by the seriously flawed theory of macro-evolution, but because they mix with other species, as suggested by my wife, and thus occasionally give birth to new species. New forms of life.
Mankind is a living entity, made up of three different species (Africans [Homo sapiens], Asians [Denisova] and Europeans [Homo Neanderthalensis]), each made up of several sub-species (alias races), and each one of them mixed more or less with the two other human species. The modern human species and races can best be described as mistakes of nature, in the sense that their creation came about as a degradation of the original man. Most likely there was originally only one human species, but individuals from this species for some reason mixed with other creatures, and gave life to horrible and grotesque creatures such as chimpanzees, gorillas and the like, and then later on other human beings mixed with these creatures again and gave life to more horrible creatures; cannibalistic, cruel, stupid, sinister and destructive creatures of no value to the universe. Mistakes. Freaks.
“The Original Sin” that we can read about in the bible, of we ever bother wasting our time doing so, is most likely a reference to the mixing of species, when the divine man mixed with Earthly creatures, and gave birth to the modern man; a defective creature, unable to get rid of this “original sin”, because it is in his blood. The “defect” is passed on to the next generation. Naturally no “saviour” or “God” can save us from this; only we can; by means of eugenics and by embracing Ôðalism, a religion offering a cultivation of only the divine man in us and subjugation of the base in us.
Perhaps you object to the term “religion”, and would rather have a scientific solution? Well, then I can tell that science today is also just a religion, with extremelyreligious terms such as “The Big Bang”, based on assumptions and wild speculations by man and with no proper scientific backing whatsoever, and where everything is “too difficult for you to understand using your logical faculties”, meaning you are left to trust the magnificent and mighty “scientists” (alias priests) to do this for you. When they actually fail to they just make up new entities and terms, such as “dark matter” and “dark energy”, that nobody can see or in any way perceive (much like “God”), and then use this to fill in the holes in their ownseriously flawed and utterlyreligious hypotheses and theories. There is no such thing as “science” in this context; it is all religion. It is all based onbeliefs, imperceivableentities and the hopes and wishes of man.
No, I will stick to the more honest approach, and I will call “my” solution a religion. Yes, this is not my solution; there is nothing new in what I say, only what has been said before – not least in Ancient Greece – and what has been forgotten. I am not the painter of a magnificent and beautiful picture; I am just one of several human beings collecting and putting together the bits and pieces that were scattered by (a sinister) force some time ago; I work to restore a magnificent and beautiful picture that was painted a long time ago by others. By divine Europeans in an age long forgotten. By our Forebears.
We are ourselves the once magnificent statues of yore, but we are soiled, broken and faded, and we need purification, repairs and new life, to be restored to original form. Ôðalism is the tool to fix us. You and me. We don’t bow and beg others to help us, we don’t pray for help from fictional entities nailed to a Roman execution devise, we don’t lie down and hope death will save us; we help ourselves, we find strength in ourselves and we see death only as an intermission in our quest to restore the Divine Europe here on planet Earth! HailaR BalduR! HailaR WôðanaR!
Venus, in desperate need of restoration; she is missing colours and both her arms;
Mankind is not a static entity; mankind has changed a lot since the Old Stone Age. Not just because of evolution, and indeed not even mainly because of evolution, but because of hybridisation – something we more commonly simply call ”race mixing”, or even “the mixing of species”.
The modern European man is a hybridised being; he is mainly still a Neanderthal (on average 99.7%), but he has some African (i. e. homo sapiens) genes too (on average 0.3%). This mixing occurred probably during the Ice Ages, when some of these proto-Europeans were driven south by the extreme cold in Europe, and there (in the Middle East and in North-Eastern Africa) they met the physically and intellectually much weaker proto-Africans. Most likely the proto-Europeans killed the proto-African adults, but not the children, and every now and then they adopted a surviving African child out of pity (a trait still very strong in Europe). On rare occasions these adopted children were allowed to mate, and because they were of different species only the female offspring was fertile. On rare occasions the mixed blood survived for more than a few generations, and when it did their African DNA was taken up in the tribes of the proto-Europeans, and was eventually fairly evenly distributed amongst them.
When these mixed proto-Europeans returned to Europe – after about 120.000 years of Ice Age – they brought these genes with them, and the African DNA was thus further distributed in the European populations. The further north, the fewer individuals with African genes survived, because they were after all not at all an advantage in Europe, and thus Europe was left with a population fairer, blonder and more blue-eyed the further north you come.
Everyone in Europe today has some African DNA, and this changed the European man. Most obviously he became physically much weaker and his brain shrunk – because the size and shape of the skull changed. He is largely the same, but these small changes in the European man had a lot to say in relation to most things.
Some see these changes as positive, because they most likely led to the creation of civilisation, of high culture and hightehcnology. Others see these changes as negative, because they led to a long list of health issues and even mental issues for the modern European man. Most likely almost all problems we have that are related to our nerve system and almost all autoimmune problems are a direct result of this. The metaphysical despair, and probably almost all other mental problems modern Europeans in particular suffer from are a result of this. If you want to know more about this you can read the posts on atala.fr.
I will return to the topic of civilisation, of high culture and hightehcnology, though, and try to explain why this happened because of the mixing of species. You see, there is an apparent paradox here: the more intelligentproto-Europeans did not create any civilisations, any high culture or high technology that we know of (although that might be the only problem in this context; we just don’t know of it today. It might well have existed), but the less intelligent mixed Europeans did. If the unmixed proto-Europeans were more intelligent then why didn’t they do this?
We think very highly of civilisation, high culture and high technology today, and sort of measure the brilliance of a race by how advanced it is in relation to this. I have previously suggested that perhaps they were so intelligent they chosenot to create these things, because they knew of or understood the adverse effects they had and how things would go wrong if they did. There is perhaps another explanation to this though…
We are born infants, then we are children for some time before we become adolescents, and finally adults. When we were proto-Europeans (remember; i. e. Neanderthals) our skulls changed when we became adolescents. Neanderthal children had the exact same skulls as modern European children do; our forebears didn’t develop the well-known Neanderthal facial features until they became adults. Today the European man never does; so in a sense he remains an adolescent.
Young women are supposed to be attractive to men, in order to be able to choose between many men to find the one she thinks is the best for her, and then when she has done so she is supposed to grow up and raise her children and focus on her family instead. Modern women are obsessed with their own beauty even decades after they are married and have had their children, and keep trying to be attractive to other men, because they never actually grow up. The mixing of species has led to them not developing as they should, so they never develop their adult skulls.
Young men are supposed to impress young women, with their skills, their strength, their crafts and their courage, in order to be chosen by the best women, and when they are they are chosen by one they are supposed to grow up and provide for their families whatever they need; food and security in particular. Modern men never stop trying to impress women, even decades after they have been chosen by a woman, because they never actually grow up. The mixing of species has led to them not developing as they should, so they never develop their adult skulls.
The consequences to this are many, but let us for now at least focus on how this led to the creation of civilisation, of high culture and hightehcnology, and first and foremost in those areas where the hybridisation had been most widespread; in Southern Europe, in the Middle East and North-Eastern Africa.
In the less hybridised areas of Europe the men grew up more and for longer than in the more hybridised areas, and even into historic times the men in Northern, Eastern and Western Europe actually became realadults, with real adult proto-European facial features and skulls (and thus brains). So the women in these areas were less “slutty” – as discussed by Cornelius Tacitus in hos book Germania – and the men less childish.
Gallic coin. Image of man withNeanderthal facial feature.
In the more hybridised areas of Europe, which genetically speaking includes the Ancient Egyptians, and we assume also the Sumerians, the men kept competing for the favour of the women throughout their lives. Because the men never really grew up and became adults they always tried to impress the women with what they did even after they had grown old and wiser; their art and architecture became more and more impressive. Everyone wanted to show off with whatever they did, to impress the most attractive women, and if one did something great the others wanted to do even better than him – all in order to impress the equally immature women, who in turn kept doing their best to be attractive to all men. In order to keep doing so the men needed new techniques and new ideas, and when old and wise they were able to create new techniques and come up with these new ideas, and that would explain the birth of civilisation and high culture in these areas.
With time the African DNA broke down the Northern, the Eastern and the Western Europeans as well and turned them into such creative and childish men too, and eventually Europeans developed high technology – and because of that our world is now heading into an environmental disaster, with high tech enabling mankind to grow too numerous and produce too much that is made from the limited resources we have here on our planet…
The proto-Europeans developed technology too; spears, javelins, bone flutes and much else, but they had the wits not to go too far. They knew when to stop, and because of that lived in harmony with nature. The “primitive” Neanderthal Europe lasted several hundred thousand years. How long will the “advanced” high tech Europe last do you think? HailaR WôðanaR!
One of the things I enjoyed the most with Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough was his description of sympathetic sorcery (alias “magic”). It explains so much about so many things, and if understood by the reader it also makes you understand that we still believe in sorcery. From Wikipedia: “Several studies have found that even today humans maintain a belief that “certain properties are contagious, either in a good or a bad way”, in a manner similar to sympathetic magic, such that even a replica of a celebrity’s guitar may become a fetish.“
In the Scandinavian mythology we often learn about journeys made by Óðinn (*WôðanaR), Loki (*Lukan), Heimdallr (*HaimadalþaR) or some other deity, and when I claim (in Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia) that these are just descriptions of different high festivals, I also make it clear that the deity or deities acting in these myths are actually menimitating them.
Yes, the deity does not make these journeys; a man dressed up as him does. A man imitating him does. By doing so the man becomes the deity, and when he becomes the deity he also gains his powers. By imitating something good you become good yourself.
In the May contests the best man and the best woman are selected tobecome the Sky God and the Earth Goddess. When they do they gain all the powers of the deities: all male power in the God-King and all female power in the Goddess-Queen.
The attributes of the God-King are the hammer/axe/club (originally stone) of Þórr (*ÞunaR), the sword of Loki and the crown/halo of Baldr (*BalðuR). With the hammer he passes judgement, and strikes down the criminals of society. With the sword he blesses his own warriors by transfering the power of the Sun (via the lightning, i. e. the sword) to them; by placing the sword on their shoulders. With the crown he lights up the world, and rules society informed and justly.
Note: judges today still use the hammer to pass judgement. Kings still hold their scepters (hammers), swords and crowns as symbols of their power and position.
When he loses a May contest the God-King must die for his divine power to be transferred to the new winner. Some think this was originally done by executing the old King, but at least from historical times it was done by letting the new winner slash with his sword on an idol representing the deity, the Sky God. Thus killing the old God-King and transferring all his power to the new winner. When he did he had to make a promise, known in Scandinavia as a “bragiløfte” (a “winner’s promise”), to perform an act of heroism.
If the sword got stuck in the idol, usually a wooden pole (=Irminsûl), the new winner had to pull the sword (and all the divine power with it) from the idol using only his sword hand, and if he failed the spirits had refused him and wanted another winner to replace him. The second-best of the May contests could then have a go, and if he managed to free the sword from the idol he would become the new God-King instead. The new God-King would then have to perform the act of heroism promised by the one who slashed the idol. Naturally, this is what happens in the King Arthur myth, only in that myth the wooden idol has been replaced by a stone – and the promise of the slasher was to unite Albion under his rule.
The logic is clear: if the sword can transfer the power of the Sun to the warriors, then it can also transfer the power of the idol (symbolising the deity) to the winner.
The Goddess-Queen is equipped with a cauldron, a cup or a sacred source, and all those who drink from this will be blessed; healthier, more beautiful, stronger and of course for women: more likely to survive giving birth. This is of course the origin of “The Holy Grail”, of the Arthurian myths. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Judeo-Christianity or their foreign “saviour”.
Sympathetic sorcery is a rather universal concept: it can be found all over our planet, in all cultures and all religions, and just like the name King Arthur (“bear”) suggests, the origin of this concept can be found in the Bear Cult: the Stone Age precursor to all religion.
We live in a world of sorcery, and we all more or less consciously use – or try to use – sorcery in the everyday life. Whether by thinking a certain way, by our actions or even by riciting what is essentially spell formulas. Even those who laugh at the idea of sorcery try to use sorcery in their everyday lives… The belief in sorcery permeates our societies!
Perhaps we should simply change our perspective (into a more Thulean perspective…), and regard and think of our world in a different (more sorcerous) way. If we do, not only will we better understand the nature of sorcery, but we will also be better equipped to master it, and to use it to build more harmonious societies: in accordance with our divine, spiritual and sorcerous nature.
We limp blindfolded towards our doom in the darkness spread by the cruel cult of Jesus, and see no magic in our world. Our sacred temples have been confiscated by them, and lies in ruins beneath their shadowy temples. Our deities have been twisted into “Saints” and are used to spread poison, shame and further confusion. The spiritual in our world has been strangled and is disguised and presented to us by them as “superstitions” and “sins”.
Sorcery is ever-present in their dark cult, although they fail to see it themselves, but when not black as the hair of their foreign “saviour”, and working against our nature, it is banned as evil, sinful, hateful and malicious – ironically; everything they are themselves.
Europe under the Judeo-Christian yoke:
Break free from their filthy blood-stained claws, escape the blackness of their foreign world. Open your eyes, and embrace the divine, the spiritual and the sorcery of our beautiful world!
The deities and ettins in us are influenced, strengthened or weakened, by light and sounds, or lack thereof, but also by movement. Rhythmic movements will help create harmony in the mind, and is even instinctively used for that by e. g. individuals with autism, when they cross the limit for what sensory input they can take (as discussed here). To block out and escape the sensory chaos and re-establish the equilibrium of the mind they can start to move rhythmically, as were they catatonic. It is also instinctively used by women in labour as a technique to sooth the pain; both rhythmic breathing and movement.
From history we best know the importance of religious dance from Ancient Greece, where the Bacchantes and the Maenads used dance to achieve “religious ecstasy”; to become one with the deity – Bakkhos (alias Dionisos), known from Scandinavia as Freyr, from Albion as Aengus, from Scythia as Shiebog or Veles and from Italy as Bacchus, Dionysus or Liber. Although best known from Ancient Greece it was no less common in the rest of Europe, as told us indirectly by all the witch persecutions during the late Middle Ages, where women were accused of “dancing with the devil” and to dance on (Pagan) sacred mountains. Not surprisingly the European deity was described as “Satan” and these European women were tortured, imprisoned and executed by the Crypo-Jews completely dominating the Church at that time (as suggested here too), and by their Christian lackeys.
Today we still do similar things for the same purpose (because we need it), and probably no less frequently, although we might not actively think about it this way; e. g. we jog or run rhythmically, often with music in our ears; we lift weights rhythmically, often to the rhythm of music. And of course some of us dance too, naturally to the sound of music. Any rhythmic movement will do, naturally, but the dance is the one means our forebears all knew and used for this purpose; most commonly a combination of music, light (or the lack thereof) and rhythmic dance, often involving rhythmic breathing as well. The only aspect that lacks today, the only element missing, is the religious-spiritual one. The deity is missing; he just watches us from a distance, so to speak, waiting and hoping to be let in again – as he should.
Why we should return to the sacred dance? Because the modern European struggles; he is not allowed any direction, any point of origin, any path of dignity, because he lives in not only an anti-natural world but first and foremost an anti-European world. Our deities (and what they stand for) are actively suppressed by this modern Judeo-Christian-dominated world; they are raped, murdered and spat upon every single day in the media, in the school system, in commercials, in entertainment, in art and everywhere else to. Only the ettins are allowed to prosper, only the ettin power is cultivated, everywhere; including in the drug-embracing rave sub-culture, in the hyper-sexualized dance of mongrel pop “stars”, in the brain dead head-banging of the nihilistic death- and black- metal sub-culture and so forth. They have taken the religious-spiritual dance (as well) and use it to spread their Judeo-Christian poison into the minds of our young.
The dance should be something we actively use to become better. We should jog or run not only to improve our stamina and general constitution; we should lift weights (or rather work hard) not only to grow stronger; we should dance in ceremonies not only because it might be fun or socially enriching. We should always also have the divine in mind, the improvement of the spirit as well.
The sexual dance, when a young man and a young woman danced together, was also a religious-spiritual dance; the purpose was for young men and women to find out whether or not they were a good match. Was there any physical compatibility and good chemistry between them? The process of dancing together would help them know, and this way they didn’t have to sleep around like modern confused young men and women do, to find out whether or not they are compatible or not. The religious sexual dance enabled them to find out without having to soil themselves.
Ängsälvor, by Nild Blommér (1850).
Dancing is a religious-spiritual thing. The Christians are kept sitting down in their “crypto-synagoges” (churches) and they sing only Judeo-Christian songs to numb their Pagan spirits further and to deprive them of the contact with themselves and their own nature. The Judeo-Christians labelled all dancing as “Satanic”, not least because of the Renaissance, when they saw that Europe was about to wake up from the Judeo-Christian psychosis. Later, when they failed to suppress the awakening of the European spirit they also tried – like they had done with all the Pagan festivals before, when they failed to suppress them – to steal the sacred dance, pervert it and ruin it, something they have only partially succeeded with.
The spells of the deities are complete with the light, the music and the dance of our forebears. Cast the spells of our gods and goddesses and revive your European spirit! Become a true European, in blood and in spirit! HailaR WôðanaR!
“Þat kann ek it fjögurtánda:
ef ek skal fyrða liði
telja tíva fyrir,
ása ok alfa
ek kann allra skil;
fár kann ósnotr svá.”
“(A fourteenth [i. e. song] I know:
if I shall explain
the heavenly light [the gods]
to the people of men,
I know all the nature
of the spirits [æsir] and of the elves
which no fool can know.)
Women of Amfiss.
It is not a requirement in European Paganism for ‘maidens’ to keep their heads covered, but it is highly recommended for ‘ladies’ to keep their heads covered.
The fact that so many do not cover their heads today is rooted in for example feminism and liberalism. If one claims to profess to follow the Old Ways prior to our forced Christianization around 800 years back, it is best for the women to keep their heads covered. This is not a Christian custom either as per the Orthodox church. This custom is very much a European (i.e.=PAGAN) one.
Deeper insight into “maiden” and “lady”:
+Frau and Fraulein as terms for Lady and Maiden come from the root of holy Maiden Freya and the holy Mother Frigga. Freya is the unmarried Frigga and Frigga is the married Freya. A maiden is in Freya’s role, and lady is in Frigga’s role. The Gods are our Elder Kin. They are us and we are them. Asgard is Spirit Garden here on Earth, as is Middle Earth the burial mound with rebirth in the tribe for honorable ones, the now children of Freya and Freyr, the Lord and Lady, the two parents of Elves, the Noble Spirits of our Folk who died. Indeed, you see the dancing and the love of poetry, as the TALES are the only things keeping them alive as they are MEMORIES. Not Norse Heaven, there is no supernatural Heaven realm but that of life on Earth. Hel is the Grave. It is the River of Lost Memories. Honor your roots, or you too will be in Hel (hidden, forevermore lost). Honor by sanctifying the ancestral roots, as they are your Tree of Life.-