info@norroena.org

Research

Aug

2

URD’S MAID-SERVANTS: (1) MAID-SERVANTS OF LIFE—NORNS, DISES OF BIRTH,
HAMINGJES, GIPTES, FYLGIES; (2) MAID-SERVANTS OF DEATH—VALKYRIES

As those beings for whom Urd determines birth, position in life, and death, are countless, so her servants, who perform the tasks commanded by her as queen, must also be innumerable. They belong to two large classes: the one class is active in her service in regard to life, the other in regard to death.

Read more

Jul

23

MIMIR’S GROVE. LIF AND LEIFTHRASIR.

“ Investigations into Germanic Mythology ” – by VIKTOR RYDBERG Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved The grove is called after its ruler and guardian, Mimir’s or Treasure-Mimir’s grove (Mímis holt – Uppsala Codex of Gylfaginning 53; Hoddmímis holt – Vafþrúðnismál 45, Gylfaginning 53). 7 Gylfaginning describes the destruction of the world and its regeneration, and then relates how the

Read more

Jul

21

Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin. (2)
– The Three Underworld Springs-

Viktor Rydberg’s Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Part 1: Indo-European Mythology Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved I. Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin – THE THREE WELLS – 13) In Norse mythology there are three well-known world-wells: Hvergelmir, the northerly; Mimir’s well, the middlemost; and Urd’s well, the southerly. The

Read more

Jul

21

Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin. ( 1)
– The World-Tree.

Viktor Rydberg’s Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Part 1: Indo-European Mythology Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved I. Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin. – The World-Tree – 5) The Rigveda passage mentioned above (X, 129, 4) says that when warmth made its power felt in the primal waters,

Read more

Jul

10

Toward The Baldur Myth: I.The Proto Indo-European Origin Of The Baldur Myth- Part 1

I.THE PROTO INDO-EUROPEAN ORIGIN OF THE BALDUR MYTH. 1.THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE DIVINE BROTHERS. Viktor Rydberg’s Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated by William P. Reaves © 2004 TOWARDS THE BALDUR MYTH I.THE PROTO INDO-EUROPEAN ORIGIN OF THE BALDUR MYTH.1.THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE DIVINE BROTHERS. 1) A comparative investigation of the Iranian

Read more

Jun

28

HALFDAN’S IDENTITY WITH MANNUS IN TACITUS GERMANIA.

INVESTIGATIONS Into GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY “ – Volume 1 – by Viktor Rydberg With Gram-Halfdan, the Germanic patriarch period ends. The human race had its golden age under Heimdall, its copper age under Skjold-Borgar, and the beginning of its iron age under Halfdan.  The Skilfinga-Ynglinga race has been named after HeimdallSkelfirhimself, and he has been regarded as its progenitor.

Read more