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Aug

12

Agni-Heimdall, the Culture-Bringer

~Agni-Heimdall, the Culture-Bringer~ 76) As we have seen, the Indo-European concept of the first human pair was far removed from that of Christian dogma in that they possessed brilliance in reason and holiness in will. One seems rather to have imagined them as gifted but unevolved and as such, easily accessible to evil. Their offspring

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Aug

5

THE WAY OF THOSE FALLEN BY THE SWORD TO VALHAL IS THROUGH THE LOWER WORLD.

The modern conception of the removal of those fallen by the sword to Asgard is that the valkyries carried them immediately through blue space to the halls above. The heathens did not conceive the matter in this manner. It is true that the mythological horses might carry their riders through the air without pressing a

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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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