Intro– Christianity and also Wodensim
England is now asserted to be a multi-faith country, yet is essentially still Christian or relates to Christian worths and also the Ten Commandments. A system of idea that has held England via scarcity, pestilence and also battles. Yet Christianity is a Middle Eastern belief in its origins. Its growth from initial followings in Rome was led by the bravery of Christian monks (especially Irish monks,) as well as lay preachers. Before it was a different set of ideas based upon Northern Gods. As well as let us not neglect that the whole of continental Europe was non-Christian for a long period of time after Christianity made its look in Italy. Christianity brought a various alphabet based upon the Greek, (Ελληνικά) as well as a much more easy set of values. It brought literacy and gave value to the ‘learned’ and the intellectually take on, instead of an illiterate warrior elite. Regardless of the conventional nature of Protestantism (melting witches,) and Catholicism (Inquisition,) the Christian confidence drove individuals on to attain at an ever before boosting speed. We could be experiencing for this achievement currently (the atmosphere.).
To recognize the English and the origins of the language one need to look to Woden and Wodenism to see how the language was first created. Making use of runes and also poems and also stories to pass on language and also background. Regardless of their illiteracy the Anglo-Saxon peoples had the 9 worths or virtues. They attempted to keep in equilibrium with nature, just like First Nation Indian individuals in the United States, rejecting communities and large structures, favoring a country life. Early English individuals of the movement period of around 449 AD led a life with harsh laws and a family members and dress framework. The Roman chronicler Tacitus tells of how ‘lawbreakers and also sodomists’ were drowned in bogs by the Germanic peoples. They were exactly what they were, warriors (consisting of the Women,) and followers of Woden– the God of battle.
WODEN– Warrior God of the very early English people.
When the English went across the North Sea in 449 AD to fight for land in the country they named after their old homeland Englalond or England- land of the Engles or Angles, they also brought their Nordic Gods with them, principal of which was Woden, the warrior God.
It is very likely that he was an actual individual– a poet as well as story bank employee– birthed in Odense in Denmark in the 2nd Century AD. He went from directly popularity to being idolised to being a God.
Towns and locations of these nations were named in his honour. Right here, in England we have Wednesbury, (Woden’s fortress), Wednesfield and Wansdyke in the vale of Pewsey to discuss however a couple of and recommendations to Woden crop up in all parts of the country in the north as well as south. Wednesday suggests Woden’s Day.
The Anglo Saxon Royal Houses.
The upper class of the Old English viewed on Woden as their own as well as the majority of mapped their royal family bloodlines back to him, with the exception of the Kings of Essex who mapped their beginnings to Seaxnot or Tiw the God that offered us Tuesday or Tiw’s Day.
Woden was characteristically Germanic, a God gotten in touch with fight and also human sacrifice, undoubtedly it is tape-recorded that Aelle, initially King of Sussex, having actually beat the Romano-Brythonic residents of Pevensey fortress in the 5th century, put every person to the sword in honour of the victory offered to him by Woden. Bede the Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon historian of the 6th Century informs us that Hengist as well as Horsa, the initial leaders that cleared up in Kent with their followers in 449 AD were likewise come down from Woden.
It was additionally Woden’s role as God of battle, to select which warriors were to live and also which to pass away. Remarkably ladies were not excluded from worshipping him, as well as there were well-known English women warriors who stood together with their menfolk in battle, such as the Mercian Priness Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great. The English genetics prevailed and also women once again stand equal.
On the various other hand Woden was also connected with recovery and with the oracle of the runes, an early form of writing.
A wyrm (serpent) came creeping. Woden took nine splendor branches. That it split right into nine”.
In this poem we see therapist, mystic, runemaster as well as God. The “Glory Twigs” are more than likely rune ‘tines’ on which the very first letter of the name of each herb were carved. Implicit is the pointer that like the God, the sufferer can battle the adder’s poisonous substance since he has secret knowledge in order to help him.
In 1993, a new illustration of the Long Man was uncovered, made by land surveyor, John Rowley, in 1710. The new illustration has validated some concepts and resolved others. It suggests that the original number was a darkness or indentation in the turf instead of a solid line; there were face attributes that are no longer noticeable; the teams being held were not a rake as well as a scythe as once explained as well as the head was as soon as a distinct helmet shape, providing credence to the suggestion of the figure as a helmeted war-god. That battle God is Woden. And the initial summary was potentially made by Ælle of the South Saxons, initially King of Sussex. It is really just like lots of recognized depictions of Woden.
In the present spiritual void where political expediency as well as ‘correctness’ has actually changed a true, deep idea system within the well established state Christian church, some English people are coming to be connected once more to the earth relevant genealogical confidence practised 1500 years back in our country. Woden has followers up and down England as the heathen belief seems to provide ethical worths and also eternal facts, which are lacking from modern life.
- B.Branston. The Lost Gods of England. London 1957.
- Gale Owen. Civil liberties as well as Religions of the Anglo Saxons.
- Barnes and also Noble Books 1996 ISBN 0-88029-9046-3.
- Bede, Tacitus. Gods as well as Myths of Northern Europe. Oxford University Press.
The Old English Runes– an one-of-a-kind English heritage.
I could still recall the joy I felt in discovering that our people, far from being tacky as well as uneducated had an old language of symbols shared by the Nordic races which they brought to this country. More than just an alphabet the runes were likewise an oracle, could develop curses as well as cures-in brief they were magical.
To touch a rune stone and trace its angular lines we are coming into touch with our spiritual past in a really individual means.
The Anglo-Saxon 33 rune futhark.
The poem of the Runes:.
” I held on the windy tree via 9 days and nights,.
I was struck with a spear and also offered to Odin (Woden/Wotan).
Myself offered to myself.
I peered downwards, I took up the runes,.
Shouting I took them, after that I fell back”.
That is the practice as to how they were discovered, but what are they? How can we use them in day-to-day modern-day life?
The cutting of runes is extremely ancient and could well return thousands of years.
Rune rhymes exist in English, Norwegian and also Icelandic and without these we would have had excellent trouble in analyzing these strange icons. There are simply two total English rune alphabets enduring, one of which is on the blade of a magnificently inlaid langseax discovered in the Thames.
Other sorts of runes were made use of throughout Germany, Sweden, Norway as well as Denmark. The oldest runes are referred to as Elder Futhark via to Gothic runes, Younger Futhork, Danish Futhark and more. Runes were utilized into the 11th Century.
When Christianity pertained to this land most heads of family members might ‘tell’ the runes, yet this was subdued by the church authorities as being connected with heathenism as well as the ‘dark arts’. It represented a folk custom that was not known or recognized (or controllable) by the priesthood and also was prohibited as belonging to ‘witchcraft’, however the making of runes continued up until the 12th century in England.
To cast the runes is a straightforward process, and includes expertise of the signs and a level of intuition, nevertheless the best runes are those you have actually made. Normally small, level river rocks or items of elder or birch are utilized for this objective. The numbers are after that paintinged or sculpted into their surfaces and the finished set maintained in a small bag. The rune set is just used by its proprietor.
There are a number of academic pieces on the runes and also their significances as well as lots of preferred books on the topic. which provide aid in analyzing them and also useful recommendations on various methods of setting them out. If it has a couple of more stones to find out, the Anglo Saxon rune system is our really own and also well worth discovering and also making use of even. There is much in-depth details offered and the subject is truly inspiring perhaps even life altering.