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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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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.

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Apr

2

Hoenir and Lodur

Hoenir: Son of Burr and Bestla, father of Frigga with Natt. He was chieftain of the Vanir until he was deposed during the As-Van war (the Folkwar) and replaced by Lodur. This is a symbol of the corruption of the worlds, where Hoenir represents the peaceful, tranquil waters of creation and Lodur the enflamed passions

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Mar

27

The Beginning of the Anglo-Saxons

Many of our folk are of English descent, but do we truly know what that means? When we think of English history, of the great kings of England, the battles, the castles, the very language that has evolved into the tongue we speak and write today, we must give thanks to the Anglo-Saxons, our Germanic

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Mar

27

On Primordial Creation

Many of the Faith often assume a very literal stance on many of the most sacred parts of Germanic Lore, and to a certain extent this may be a correct approach, but it’s also worth remembering that our forefathers, while likely not learned in formal philosophy until much later periods, were gifted with divine accounts

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Mar

23

The Family of Gods

Rather than a pantheon of gods, the Nordic deities are more often portrayed as an extended family, a clan. This structure can be seen in mythological as well as historic sources. In the tenth century Second Merseburg Charm, for example, the gods named can be identified as a husband and wife, parents and a child,

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Mar

22

The Jarl

XXI. Jarl ( excerpt from chapter XXI of “The Asatru Edda “ 1. When Jarl was a youth he won repute among his father’s huntsmen by defeating a huge beast, a remarkable incident which foretold the quality of his bravery in the future. He had asked the guardians who were bringing him up conscientiously for

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Mar

16

Pagans persecuting Christians

In the latter half of the fourth century, the Church historian Sozomen (c. 400–450 AD), writing of the dangers that beset Ulphilas [Wulfias] among the heathen Goths, recounts how Athanaric, chieftain of the Thervingians, appointed Winguric (Wingureiks), a goði, to eradicate the Christian faith from the land. He placed a xoanon (wooden idol) in an

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Mar

10

Germanic Hero-Kings of the Migration Period

Germanic Hero-Kings of the Migration Period Germanischen Heldenkönige der Völkerwanderung In 1868, the wealthy merchant Heinrich Lingg, the brother of the German poet Hermann Lingg, privately commissioned Julius Naue to adorn the principle chamber of Villa Lingg in Lindau on Lake Constance, with eight monumental frescoes, each seven feet in height, illustrative of Lingg’s popular

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Mar

8

Separation of Elements

So, what happens when we die? According to our lore, the elements that were given to us by Odin, Hoenir, and Lodur (see ch. 2) are dispersed and thus begin to manifest independently. The divine elements [önd (or Spirit/air), litr goda, our energy form (fire), and óðr, our mental capacity (water)] are separated from the

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