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Sep

29

SKIDBLADNIR: WHEN YOUR SHIP COMES IN

Along with Thor’s hammer Mjöllnir, one of the magical artifacts created in the contest between the Sons of Ivaldi and the dwarf Sindri, was the ship Skidbladnir, given to Freyr. A ship may seem like an odd gift for the harvest god, until we remember that Freyr is the son of the wealthy sea god

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Aug

23

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

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Aug

14

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

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Aug

14

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

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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 TO HADES COMMON TO THE DEAD

It has already been demonstrated that all the dead must go to Hel—not only they whose destination is the realm of bliss, but also those who are to dwell in Asgard or in[Pg 483] the regions of torture in Nifelheim. Thus the dead tread at the outset the same road. One and the same route

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Jul

26

THE PURPOSE OF MIMIR’S GROVE IN THE REGENERATION OF THE WORLD

Investigations into Germanic Mythology, Volume 1 by Viktor Rydberg IV. THE PURPOSE OF MIMIR’S GROVE IN THE REGENERATION OF THE WORLD. We now know the purpose of Ódáinsakur, Mimir’s land and Mimir’s grove in the world-plan of our mythology. We know who the inhabitants of the grove are, and why they, though dwellers in the lower

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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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