Could URD be Identical to BESTLA ?
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.
The Transition from Peace to War, Our Epic reconstructed – Part 2
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
The Creation of the World and The Primeval Age of Peace, our Epic Reconstructed – Part 1
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
Every religion in the world has certain restrictions that generally serve in curbing wanton desires or malevolent tendencies. These taboos represent time-tested principles based upon human experience expressed through the folk-will. Ásatrú, our Teutonic heritage, developed this using common sense and practical thinking. There are no bizarre limitations dictating how we eat, how we
EVIDENCE THAT DIETERICH “OF BERN” IS HADDING
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
New Agers At It Again
New Agers at it again… So now there are some going around claiming that “our ancestors had no concept of good and evil.” Seriously, where do these guys come up with this ridiculous nonsense? It’s almost every day we have to debunk some idiotic rumor being spread by these people that spreads around like a
HALFDAN’S CONFLICTS INTERPRETED AS MYTHS OF NATURE.
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
HALFDAN’S ( MANNUS ) CHARACTER. THE WEAPON-MYTH
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
Odin’s Wife: Mother Earth
Odin’s wife Frigg, in her role as Baldur’s mother, clearly possesses characteristics of an earth goddess. She commands all earthly things do do her son no harm, and has their vættir swear oaths to that effect. She makes her home in Fensalir, the marsh-halls. And she lives on in German folklore as Frau Holle, a
The Face of The Earth
In Germanic sources, Mother Earth holds a prominent position. The evidence (as compiled in the previous chapters) is overwhelming. She is present from the beginning of the record. In Germania, chapter 2, Tacitus informs us that the Germanic tribes in common claim descent from an earth-born god. In chapter 40, he says that no less