Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sun Worship, the Basis of Aryo-Germanic Spirituality

Sun worship is at the root of all Aryan mythologies and spiritual systems:

"All  Indo-Germanic nations have worshipped crucified saviours and overwhelming proof was obtained that the sun-myths of the ancient Aryans were the origin of the religion in all of the countries which were peopled by the Aryans." (Aryan Sun-Myths. The Origin of Religion, 1899, Elizabeth E. Titcomb, Introduction by Charles Morris)

Focusing specifically on the Germanic peoples we can see that various deities exhibited the qualities of being linked to the sun:

"The ancient Scandinavians had a sun-god, or Saviour, Baldur the Good, son of the Al-fader, Odin or Woden (Heaven), and the virgin goddess Frigga. (Titcomb)
"The Scandinavians worshipped a triune God, and consecrated one day in the week to him, the day being called to the present time Odin's or Woden's day, which is our Wednesday."

Here the writer is possibly making an allusion to Harr, Jafnharr and Thridi ('Third') in the Gylfaginning in the Younger Edda. The meaning of the first two Old Norse names is 'High' or the 'High One' and the 'just as High'. There are other occasions where Odin appears in the presence of two other Gods, such as Vili and Ve or Hoenir and Lodur. According to Adam of Bremen writing between 1073-1076 (Deeds of the Bishops of Hamburg), at the temple at Old Uppsala Wodan was worshipped alongside Fricco and Thor. However the first example of Harr, Jafnharr and Third is most definitely a triune representation of the All-Father.

As the son of Odin, Baldur, represents the sun as a physical and external manifestation of His father. Odin is the power and vital force that dwells within the sacred blood and DNA of the Aryo-Germanic folk. Is not Woden's Eye symbolic of the sun as it shines forth from Mimir's Well where it is hidden?  

"The single eye of Odin points beyond all doubt to the sun, the one eye which all day long looks down from heaven upon the earth.
"But as the sun is his eye, so his mantle is the vapour which like the cloud-gathering Zeus Odin wraps around himself, and thus becomes Hakolberend, the wearer of the veil, or Harbard, the bearded god." (The Mythology of the Aryan Nations Volume I, George William Cox, 1870) 
"The ancient Germans worshipped a virgin mother and child. The virgin's name was Ostara, or Eostre, whence comes our Easter. In ancient times this festival was preceded by a week's indulgence in all kinds of sports, called the carne-vale, or the farewell to animal food; and this was followed by a fast of forty days. This occurred centuries before the Christian era." (Titcomb)

Philippe Walter comments on this in his Christianity. The Origins of a Pagan Religion (2003):

"Since the earliest years of the Church, the date of Easter has constituted a major concern for the organisers of the liturgical calendar. Quite obviously, the clergy quickly grasped the strategic value of this festival in the process of the Christianisation of pagan religions. The later institution of Lent as a preparatory period for Easter, with the prohibition on eating meat, was a deliberate response to the desire to remove the excesses of the Carnival-like festivities that were viewed as impious."

Julius Caesar makes reference to the sun-worshipping Teutons in his Bello Gallico:

"The customs of the Germans are very different from those of the Gauls. They have no druids to preside over religious matters, nor do they concern themselves with sacrifices. The only things which they count as gods are things they can see and which clearly benefit them, for example, the Sun, Vulcan[ie fire-my note], and the Moon. They have not even heard rumours of any others."(6.21)

In the Germanic Bronze Age a frequently recurring symbol is of course the sunwheel:

 "The association of the sun with a wheel is ancient in Scandinavia, and sun/wheel imagery is ubiquitous in the Nordic Bronze Age."(Long Branches. Runes of the Younger Futhark, 2013, Ann Groa Sheffield)

The sunwheel is closely related to the curvilinear Thulean fylfot which in turn is connected with Thor's Hammer. A hammer or axe in motion resembles a circular fylfot. The renowned scholar Dr H.R. Ellis Davidson draws a connection with the sunwheel, fylfot and hammer in her Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, 1964:

"The swastika, or hooked cross, is a sign found in many regions of the world and known from remote antiquity. It was very popular among the heathen Germans, and appears to have been associated with the symbol of fire. There may be some connexion between it and the sun-wheel, well known in the Bronze Age, or it may have arisen from the use of the hammer or axe to represent thunder, which was accompanied by fire from heaven. Thor was the sender of lightning and the god who dealt out both sunshine and rain to men, and it seems likely that the swastika as well as the hammer sign was connected with him."

Savitri Devi considers sun worship to be particularly suited to a racial elite:

"By the nature of the worship it involved, the Religion of the Disk was, as we have said, suitable to all creatures, from the superman down to the sunflower. But in its practical implications it supposed such a degree of inborn refinement that, far from being applicable to all men, it was, and probably will always remain, a Teaching for the elite. Its morality, essentially aesthetic, and therefore aristocratic, was too free and too generous for the many to understand-a reason why the Aton faith has so often been characterised in our times as entirely 'amoral'." (A Son of God. The Life and Philosophy of Akhnaton King of Egypt, 1946)
By the exaltation of the swastika in the Third Reich sun worship was in a sense revived in Deutschland between 1933 to 1945 until Woden's Eye once again sunk back down into the Well of Mimir.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Religious Symbolism of the Red and White Dragons

Those of you who are familiar with the writings of Woden's Folk will be aware of the teaching regarding the battle between two hostile dragons, usually depicted (but not always) as red and white dragons and what they symbolise. See

I recently completed my reading of Lady Charlotte Guest's translation of The Mabinogion (1841) and I came across this interesting passage in the final part of the work, Taliesin:

"A coiling serpent proud and merciless, on her golden wings, from Germany.
"She will overrun England and Scotland, from Lychlyn sea-shore to the Severn.
"Then will the Brython be as prisoners, by strangers swayed, from Saxony.
"Their Lord they will praise, their speech they will keep, their land they will lose, except wild Walia.
"Till some change shall come, after long penance, when equally rife the two crimes come.
"Britons then shall have their land and their crown, and the stranger swarm shall disappear.
"All the angel's words, as to peace and war, will be fulfilled to Britain's race."

The traditional interpretation of the white dragon representing the Germanic English invader and the red dragon the Romano-British is in my opinion an over-simplification of the legend. It is clear to me that in addition to the ethnic interpretation of the two dragons there is also a much deeper religious significance. We know that the Saxon kingdom of Wessex-West Saxons, had a golden dragon banner as their symbol and this is still represented in the county flag of Wessex (an original and historical English county and kingdom). This is the "coiling serpent proud and merciless, on her golden wings from Germany." "The reference to the Britons' "Lord they will praise" implies that despite the efforts of the heathen Anglo-Saxons the conquered people will cling to their xtian god. However the xtian hope is that both Germanic heathenism and the English themselves will "disappear". This is being attempted right now with the flooding of England with unwanted alien immigrants from the four corners of the globe without a single thing being done about it. Clearly the xtianisation of the English was not only an attempt to sever our ties from our natural Germanic Gods and mythology but an attempt to destroy our folc within these islands.

The legend of Taliesin is unfortunately heavily xtianised as is the majority of The Mabinogion. The Irish mythology has largely escaped this xtian contamination and is a better guide to 'Celtic' mythology. However Welsh mythology is still useful for us to study.

The legend of the red and white dragons is also contained in Llud and Llevelys, also to be found in The Mabinogion. However the actual colour of the dragons is not mentioned in this tale but it refers to "another dragon of a foreign race" (the English dragon) who is "fighting with it, and striving to overcome it" (the British dragon).

Geoffrey of Monmouth and Nennius also relate this story and Nennius in particular places this struggle between the two dragons at the time of the coming of the English (or as some of us prefer, the return of the English) to England at the time of Vortigern, the weak British king.

Giraldus Cambrensis locates these events "At the head of the Snowdon Mountains". In recent years (largely due to the efforts of Woden's Folk) the white dragon of the English has experienced an awakening of sorts in the Collective Unconscious or Blood Memory of the English people who are an Aryan Germanic folc. We must continue in our efforts to promote this symbolism in our work as it clearly has a significance for the end of the age events being worked out in this island today.