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Jun

25

THE LONGOBARDIAN MIGRATION SAGA.

INVESTIGATIONS Into GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY “ – Volume 1 by Viktor Rydberg B. REMINISCENCES IN THE POPULAR TRADITIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES OF THE HEATHEN MIGRATION SAGA. What there still remains of migration sagas from the Middle Ages, taken from the saga-treasure of the Teutons themselves, is, unfortunately not much. Among the Franks the stream of national traditions

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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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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

15

Breaking down the family

Breaking Down The Family Sacred texts from many different religions have prophecies involving the breaking down of the family as the primary sign that the end is here. This includes the Bible, the Koran, the Baghavad Gita, the Edda, and more. Why is the family so important? First, there is the social aspect. As a

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Apr

14

Fimbulwinter

In the creation that took place in Ginnungagap we were introduced to the primal ice first, and so it is when the worlds are to be destroyed, at least in a sense. This is the second Fimbulwinter, where the elements themselves begin to turn against the divine order and rip apart the landscapes of our

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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

1

Odin-Wotan-Godan-Woden

Odin: Son of Burr and Bestla, grandson of Buri, nephew of Mimir, husband of Frigga, father of Thor, Hodur, and Baldur with her, and of Bragi with Gunnlod; of Vidar with Grid, and Vali with Rind. As he is our highest God, so too does Odin serve as the highest spiritual example within our panthen.

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Mar

29

Frigg of the Vanir

Odin’s Wife:Mother Earth in Germanic Mythologyby William P. Reaves © 2010 Frigg of the Vanir The conclusion that Frigg is the Germanic Earth Mother now seems inescapable. As Odin is called the All-father, Frigg has the appearance of an All-mother. The poet Egill Skallagrimsson refers to the gods collectively as “Frigg‟s progeny.”1 She is the

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