Internalising the runes You will find out there in cyberland a great deal of 19th Century historical revisionism regarding the use of Germanic runes using Nationalist Occult practices of that period involving ceremonial magick originally developed or written by later day pre Nazi German Nationalist … Continue reading Internalising the runes
Freyja’s daughters Hnoss and Gersemi The Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, both describe Óðr as Freya’s husband and father of her daughter Hnoss. Heimskringla adds that the couple produced another daughter, Gersemi. It is said that they were … Continue reading Freya’s daughters Hnoss and Gersemi
A long time ago, in a land and place half remembered Approximately 2000 years ago, the ancestors of those belonging to a Northern European descent practiced a tradition that honoured their native gods and goddesses; these beings we call the Regin or Tivar but they … Continue reading Can you speak to Nordic gods/goddess?
The origins of the runes This volatile area of discussion amongst runologist has and will always be a hotly debated subject area. Amongst rune scholars the origins of runes will continue to remain a mystery due to the scant availability of evidence both in archaeology … Continue reading The origins of the runes
Potentialities of Loki The figure of Loki is as fascinating as he is problematic. Jan de Vries (1933), Hilding Celander (1914)and Folke Ström (1956) characterise Loki as a ‘problem’, while to Anne Holtsmark (1962) he remains a ‘riddle’. To this day scholars are divided on … Continue reading Potentialities of Loki
The Þurisaz rune is not the god Thor rune As I have pointed out, there are two forms of the thurisaz rune, one with a point we call angular, , the other rounded . Both are equally frequent between CE200 and CE700. Old Norse Þórr … Continue reading The Þurisaz rune is not the god Thor rune!
The 10 worst books of heathen related scholarship 1. The Book of Runes, by Ralph Blum. Reportedly selling over 700,000 copies, this volume is the most popular work ever published on Viking-Age runes. Which is a great pity, since the book springs entirely from the imagination of … Continue reading The 10 worst books of heathen related scholarship