The sources call Urd Neri’s nipt (kiswoman), and we can identify Neri as Mimir [Rydberg’s arguments]. So Urd is definately related to Mimir, if not his sister. She could be a sister, a daughter or a niece (sister’s daughter) according to the uses of the word nipt, elsewhere. So the relationship is uncertian within that range.
15 Runes of Witchcraft. Gullveig’s First Burning. 8* The forces of the giant-world, the descendants of Ymir’s feet, who dwell in Niflhel and Jotunheim, hated the race of men that the gods had created and protected. They hated the holy songs Odin received from Mimir, and all the good learning that our race received from
I. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. 1. Chaos. The World-Tree. Ginnungagap. This world had a beginning. There was a time when none of its elements existed. However in the empty abyss, three forces were at work: Cold, Heat, and Creative Power. These rose up out of three springs of unknown origin which, after Creation, took
EVIDENCE THAT DIETERICH “OF BERN” IS HADDING. THE DIETERICH SAGA THUS HAS ITS ORIGIN IN THE MYTH CONCERNING THE WAR BETWEEN MANNUS-HALFDAN’S SONS. The appearance of Hamal and the Amalians on Hadding’s side in the great world war becomes a certainty from the fact that we discover among the descendants of the continental Teutons
HALFDAN’S CONFLICTS INTERPRETED AS MYTHS OF NATURE.THE WAR WITH THE HEROES FROM SVARIN’S MOUND. HALFDAN’S MARRIAGE WITH DISES OF VEGETATION. In regard to the significance of the conflicts awaiting Halfdan, and occupying his whole life, when interpreted as myths of nature, we must remember that he inherits from his father the duty of stopping the
The myths and heroic poems are not wanting in ideal heroes, who are models of goodness of heart, justice, and the most sensitive nobleness. Such are, for example, the Asa-god Baldur, his counterpart among heroes, Helgi Hjörvarðsson, Beowulf, and, to a certain degree also, Sigurður Fáfnisbane. Halfdan did not belong to this group. His part in the myth
But already in the beginning of time, evil powers appear for the purpose of opposing and ruining the good influences from the world of gods upon mankind. Just as Heimdall, “the fast traveler,” proceeds from house to house, forming new ties in society and giving instruction in what is good and useful, thus we soon
The mythic ancient history of the human race and of the Teutons may, in accordance with the analysis above given, be divided into the following epochs: – (l) From Ask and Embla’s creation until Heimdall’s arrival; (2) from Heimdall’s arrival until his departure; (3) the age of Skjold-Borgar; (4) Halfdan’s time; (5) The time of Halfdan’s sons.
The Germanic mythology, like the Vedic mythology, knows two high clans of gods. In character, both clans completely correspond to one another. Among the Teutons, these clans are called the Aesir and the Vanir. The Aesir’s call is to defend the order of the world against its foes. For this reason, they inhabit a realm
Commonly considered to be the seat of the ancient Saxon religion located near Heresburg (now Obermarsberg) in Northern Germany, the first reference to Irminsul appeared in the Annales Regni Francorum or Royal Frankish Annals (772 AD). During the Saxon wars, Charlemagne repeatedly ordered the idol’s destruction. Rudolf of Fulda (865 AD) describes it in his