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Jul

14

The Face of 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

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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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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 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

Týr, The One-Handed: Who’s Your Daddy?

We find two seemingly conflicting statements in the lore regarding the parentage of Týr, the one-handed god. In the Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson informs us that Tyr is the son of Odin, while in the Eddicpoem Hymiskviða, we are told that Tyr is the son of the giant Hymir. In Skáldskaparmál 16, Snorri says of Týr: Hvernig skal kenna Tý? Svá,

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May

22

Heimdall, Bridging the Gap: Scef ,the Baby in Boat

What occurred in the time between Heimdall’s birth and the time he walked among men as Rig, establishing the Germanic caste system? Unfortunately, this information has been lost in the Eddaic record. However, a widespread myth of an ancient king named Scef may shed some light on Heimdall’s missing years. His name is mentioned in

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Apr

12

The Disir: Freya, Idun , Sif, Eir – Part 2

Freya: She is the daughter of Frigga and Njord and mother of Hnoss, Gersemi, and Asmund with Odur. Freya is the most beautiful of all the Goddesses, and is thus the epitome of female loveliness. Her skin is the whitest of white, her eyes the most vibrant blue, her hair is as fine as spider

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Apr

11

The Disir :..Frigga -Part 1

The Disir The term disir is typically used to designate the tutelary spirits or ancestresses who watch over us and are thus identical to the fylgjas. However, the word literally means ‘Goddesses’ and also designates the higher female divinities of our pantheon—both Vanir and Aesir. Among the Vanir the Goddesses are called Vanadisir or ‘Vanir-Goddesses,’

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Apr

4

Oera Linda Book

For years The Norroena Society has made arguments as to the validity of The Oera Linda Book based on a stringent investigation into the contents of the text, rather than knee-jerk reactions from academics we do not trust in the first place. One of our primary arguments was that OLB contains an account of the

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