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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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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

25

Thrima, Norroena’s Combat Circle

Introduction to the Combat Circle: To understand what we are doing within the combat circle it is important to understand a few of the goals of the Norroena Society. The Norroena Society is devoted to rebuilding and re-establishing the sacred traditions of the Asatru/Odinist religion. Beyond the works of mainstream academia, which we feel are

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Mar

24

Trúnaðr

Trúnaðr First Concentric Circle: The Self The 5th Sedian Tenet states that there are nine virtues: “Honor, Honesty, Wisdom, Piety, Courage, Loyalty, Independence, Generosity, and Kindness.” We, as our ancestors before us, and the gods before them, hold great meaning and value in our ability seek, achieve, and maintain high moral character. Inherently born, we

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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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