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Jun

22

The Sword of Victory

By Victor Rydberg – An Adventure out of the German People’s Mythological Epic – …..In UGM I, translated into English as “Teutonic Mythology” by Rasmus Anderson in 1889, Rydberg draws two primary conclusions. The first is that the Old Norse cosmology, represented by the structure of the world-tree Yggdrasill, varies from that presented in Snorri

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Jun

13

Odin’s Brothers, both the biological ones and the Traitorous Blood Brother

Odin’s brothers are mysterious figures, rarely seen or mentioned in the surviving sources. From this, we should not infer that they were similarly unknown to the ancient Norsemen. According to Gylfaginning 6, Odin’s father, Borr had three sons. “Straightaway after the rime dripped, there sprang from it the cow called Audhumla; four streams of milk

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Jun

11

Hierarchical Devotion

Each step of our inner-circle, from self to family, family to clan, clan to tribe, tribe to nation, nation to world and beyond acts as a springboard towards the appreciation of life, diversity, and society. As Odinists/Asatruar we reject the notion of a brotherhood of man, and see devotion to life as a hierarchal system

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Jun

5

Building a Community

Written by Mark Puryear Ancestral Distinctions and about building a Community Our ancestors had a natural, long-lived means of establishing folk distinctions, which represented a larger relationship between all peoples. Individuals were members of families, from the immediate family to the larger, extended “kindred”. Kindreds grouped together into clans, clans into tribes, and tribes into

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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 4

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved THE WAR BETWEEN THE AESIR AND THE VANIR. THE GREAT WAR IN MIDGARD. 107. Frey Proposes to Gerd.  One day, Frey sat in Hlidskjalf and saw within Gymir’s gard, the giant’s daughter Gerd, from whose white arms

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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 3

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved THE FIMBUL-WINTER 63.Ivaldi’s Sons in the Wolfdales.  In one of the dark stretches of valley at the northernmost edge of the world, where one of the tunnels to Niflhel is found, Ivaldi’s sons built a home and

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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 2

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II – by VIKTOR RYDBERG- Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 2 IV. THE AGE OF WAR BEFORE THE FIMBUL-WINTER 24. Thor’s Campaign Against the Giant Geirrod. The gods and the giants were now

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May

25

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 1

“ Investigations into Germanic Mythology ” – Volume II , by VIKTOR RYDBERG -Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 – All Rights Reserved- “AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER” Part 1 I have presented for my readers, in their details and overall, provide evidence that the Germanic myths formed an

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