Friday, August 17, 2012
Aryaman/Airyaman/Ariomanus/Eremon/Irmin-the Divine Concept of Aryanness
Within the various Indo-European mythologies there exists a God who encapsulates within Himself the very nature and essence of Aryan man.
My readers may wish to familiarise themselves with the contents of my article "`Ar` as a Prefix in Aryan God/Goddess Names" posted on 4/8/12 on this blog before going any further.
Aryaman[Indo-Aryan], Airyaman[Iranian], Irmin[Germanic], Ariomanus[Celtic-Gallic] and Eremon[Celtic-Irish] are all cognates of the same deity which must hearken back to Proto-Indo-European times. Apart from the linguistic similarity, these Indo-European peoples are spread over different parts of the globe making linguistic borrowing highly unlikely. Therefore the undivided Aryans must have had a common name for this God.
Aryaman is a solar deity and represents the spirit and very essence of Aryan society.
Jaan Puhvel has this to say about Him: "Aryaman- is originally a neuter abstract, something like `Aryanness`, the deified embodiment of social self-identification." He goes on to link Aryaman with the Iranian Airyaman: "His Indo-Iranian ancestry is proved by his Avestan counterpart Airyaman...."[Comparative Mythology].
Eremon[Irish] is closely related to Ariomanus[Gallic]. Puhvel states: The king of the sons of Mil, Eremon, is etymologically the equivalent of the Gaulish Ariomanus, reflecting the same personified *aryomn `Aryanness` as is seen in the Vedic Aryaman and the Iranian Airyaman."
The sons of Mil is a mythological reference to the Celtic and thus Aryan invaders of Ireland/Eire-the land of the Aryans. These Celtic and Indo-Iranian deities are all connected amongst other things with road building and marriage contracting. Furthermore Puhvel links these four deities with the Germanic Irmin who is specifically a Saxon God. The Irminsul, which is the West Germanic equivalent to the North Germanic Yggdrasil, a world pillar or tree contains the name of this deity, signifying that like His cognates He is a solar deity. The Old Saxon word irmintheod means `mankind` and by extension `Irmin`s people`. Again we have the same sort of meaning as found in the name Aryaman.
We can draw further links with the Indo-Aryan Manu or the Germanic Mannus. Mannus is the divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples. Manu has a similar position amongst the Indo-Aryans. The `manus` in Ariomanus and the `mon` in Eremon may be indirectly linked to this Indo-European divine ancestor.
*Aryomn, the reconstructed PIE word for this deity indicates that His presence is to be found not only amongst the Indo-Iranians but to the chagrin of the Aryan-hating liberal multiracialists He is present amongst the Celts and Teutons as well indicating once more the appropriateness of the term `Aryan` as a self-designation for all native Indo-Europeans. It is also an indication that `aryanness` is a concept worth cherishing and protecting. It is the spiritual and physical essence of who we are as Aryans.
Thus the Ar-man is thus son[ar] of light, he is the son of the Aryan Gods and Goddesses as we have long known and felt within us. His totem is the eagle, the aar and his rune is the ar rune:" The `ar`, the `urfyr`[primal fire, god], the `sun`, the `light` will destroy spiritual as well as physical darkness, doubt, and uncertainty. In the sign of the Ar the Aryans-the sons of the sun-founded their law[Rita], the primal law of the Aryans, of which the earn, or eagle[Aaar], is the hieroglyph."[Guido von List, The Secret of the Runes/Das Geheimnis der Runen].