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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Yggdrasill, the Source of Life for the Aryan Race



The Eddas affirm Yggdrasill to be an ash tree:

"I know that an ash tree stands called Yggdrasill,
            a high tree, soaked with shining loam;

            from there come the dews which fall in the valley,

            ever gree, it stands over the well of fate." (Voluspa 19, Larrington translation)


"Trembles Yggdrasil's ash yet standing; groans that aged tree, and the jotun is loosed. Loud bays Garm before the the Gnupa-cave, his bonds he rends asunder; and the wolf runs." (Voluspa 48, Thorpe translation)

"The ash of Yggdrasill suffers agony
            more than men know:

            a hart bites it from above, and it decays at the sides,

            and Nidhogg rends it beneath." (Grimnismal 35, Larrington translation)

"The ash of Yggdrasil is the noblest of trees,
            and Skidbladnir the best of ships,

           Odin best of the Aesir, Sleipnir of horses,

           Bilrost of bridges, Bragi of poets,

           Habrok of hawks, and Garm of dogs." (Grimnismal 44, Larrington translation)

"The ash is of all trees the biggest and best. Its branches spread out over all the world and extend across the sky." (Gylfaginning 14, Faulkes translation)

The Eddas also tell us that the first man Ask was fashioned from a tree:

"Until three gods, strong and loving,
           came from that company to the world;

          they found on land Ash and Embla,

          capable of little, lacking in fate." (Voluspa 17, Larrington translation)

Whilst I in no way wish to contradict the Eddas scholarly opinion is in fact divided over the nature of the species of tree that Yggdrasill represents. It is considered by some scholars that Ygg is derived from Proto-Germanic *igwja, meaning yew, thus arguing that the word has been mistranslated in the Eddas. Runologists often connect the Eiwaz Rune with the world tree, thus connecting it with the yew. Indeed Edred Thorsson makes this connection in his book Futhark (1984) :

"Eihwaz is the vertical axis of the world that defines the central column of Yggdrasil, the cosmic tree. The world-tree of the ancient Norse was in most cases actually symbolized by a yew tree, not an ash as often supposed. This idea is supported by the old texts, which always refer to its 'evergreen' quality and its needles-the yew is a conifer. An alternate name for the yew in Old Norse is also barraskr (needle ash)."

On an esoteric level I am inclined to agree with Edred but just to confuse things further there is yet another candidate for Yggdrasill and that is the mighty oak tree. One of the supporters for this third candidate is the German Atlantis researcher and writer Karl Georg Zschaetzsch who posits the theory that the oak was the world tree in his Die Urheimat der Arier , 1922 (The Original Homeland of the Aryans).

Zshaetzsch states that Yggdrasil is described as an ash in the Nordic tradition but then goes on to disagree with this, stating that the prefix 'Ygg' or 'Yg' actually accords with the Nordic 'Eg' and the English 'Oak' and the suffix 'sil' means 'Seele' or 'soul'. Thus he defines Yggdrasil as the 'Oaktree of the soul' and thus 'Tree of Life' as soul = life.

 If this is the case that the World Tree is represented by the Oak then no wonder that this species of tree is so revered among the Aryan peoples of Europe. It was probably one of their few sources of nutrition after the catastophe of the Sintbrand (conflagration) caused by a comet that  burned much of Atlantis. This symbol is thus so burned into the Blood Memory of the Aryan peoples that it survives in their various mythological traditions.

The author goes on to say that among the Oaks there are different species which have edible fruits or acorns which can be eaten either raw or roasted. He believes that in Atlantis these were used as meal for bread.  If this is the case that the World Tree is represented by the Oak then no wonder that this species of tree is so revered among the Aryan peoples of Europe. It was probably one of their few sources of nutrition after the catastophe of the Sintbrand (conflagration) caused by a comet that  burned much of Atlantis. This symbol is thus so burned into the Blood Memory of the Aryan peoples that it survives in their various mythological traditions.

My readers should note that according to Zschaetzsch the Aryans were originally vegetarians as also speculated by Savitri Devi. This is something which we need to give thought to as in any breakdown of society-and the 'New World Order' which in effect is just the culmination of the old world order will eventually break down and meat will be in short supply. Zschaetzsch states that the surviving Aryans were supplied with milk from nearby animals (the suckling of the divine twins Romulus and Remus by the she-wolf comes to mind) and the animals must not have been afraid of the humans, thus strengthening the argument that the Aryans were vegetarians.







         

5 comments:

Toxophilus indomitus said...

I wish we could stop using this word "Aryan" it has nothing to do with Europeans and is harmful to our cause. Why we as a people continue with such rubbish is beyond me, yet we talk about the same delusional concept time and time again. I have no problem with supporting our European heritage or religous beliefs but they have nothing in common with this word which comes from Sanskrit and is linked to the people of the Saraswati culture, formerly known as "Indus". The term was promulgated by Max Mueller and Sir Mortimer Wheeler to add weight to the "invasion" theory of the collapse of this civilisation. Modern excavations have proved these earlier theories to be completely wrong. I could go into greater detail to prove what I am saying, I will also add for what it is worth that I am a trained Historian and Archaeologist who holds an Honours degree. I care passionately about my people and culture, but this concept is damaging to the truth and has negeative impact.

Wotans Krieger said...

Thank you for your comment. Naturally I do not agree with you and I view your stance on the matter as part of the problem. However your comments deserve a fuller reply which I will endeavour to provide in a future article. I must point out that having a degree in archaology or history does not qualify you as an expert on the subject, any more than my linguistic qualification makes me an expert. The issue must be approached from more than one perspective and discipline and I will attempt to address the matter very soon on this blog

Wotans Krieger said...

"As usual everything descends into discussions about race and colour, what a sad species we are. By now you think we would have grown up but even in a World where we have such technology we can't shake off our tribal mindset." http://playlistza.net/?video=BZLNzFSP_9o&gbn=1

I see now why you object so much to my use of the word 'Aryan'. This is clearly coming from a personal perspective and not an academic one. Nevertheless this issue will be discussed one more final time. Perhaps this blog is not for you. Too much "tribal mindset" for such delicate flowers.

The Celtic Warrior said...

Aryan does come from Sanskrit, but also from every other Aryan (Indo-European) language, it is Aryos in Celtic, Aire in Irish, Ära in Swedish, Ehren in German, and they all mean honorable/noble. It is what our ancestors called themselves. It is a perfect name for our race.

Wotans Krieger said...

Welcome Celtic Warrior and thank you for your contribution! I honestly don't know what Toxophilus was doing checking out my blog. His interests appear to revolve around Yorkshire pigs and archery! For someone who is so "passionate about" his "people and culture" he seems to eschew "tribalism" and talk about "race and colour" and appears to be under the delusion that new technology somehow has replaced these natural feelings of human indentity-a basic psychological need. He certainly does seem to contradict himself if you research his comments on the Internet as I have briefly demonstrated above! It seems strange that the term 'Aryan' was perfectly acceptable as a name for our peoples prior to 1945 but since then solicits a negative knee jerk reactions from anyone who has had the misfortune to attend a university (zionist indoctrination centres) etc! It is essential that we reclaim this name for ourselves for it was in use by many of the peoples descended from the undivided Aryans and appears in the names of Germanic and Celtic Gods and Goddesses. I will address this issue again more fully in the near future.