Sacred “Garden” trees of Norway and Sweden

Originally posted on Stories from the Wood Wide Web:
When I was doing research about trees in Norway I found this interesting paper by Douglas Forell Hulmes about “sacred trees of Norway and Sweden: a friliftsliv quest” and was of course immediately intrigued. His abstract was very promising: What began as a curiosity about the…

The Role of Latin in the Christianisation of Germanic Europe

Written by Dyami Millarson The role of Latin in the Christianisation of Northwestern Europe was threefold: it allowed the clergy to cross linguistic barriers it allowed the clergy to read old Church documents it allowed the Church to learn from the Roman Empire Latin is the sine qua non which made the Christianisation of NorthwesternContinue reading “The Role of Latin in the Christianisation of Germanic Europe”

Animals Bearing Messages From the Gods

Written by Dyami Millarson The polytheists living in the Viking Age and early Germanic times saw omens everywhere. They were firmly convinced that the Gods attempted to communicate with them in mysterious ways, and that they Gods were trying to warn them about their destiny; in fact, they believe that virtuous and heroic humans, whoContinue reading “Animals Bearing Messages From the Gods”

A First Outline of Germanic Religion With Frisian Characteristics

Written by Dyami Millarson In this article, which may be regarded as a tentative religious treatise, I will treat Germanic religion as an uncountable concept just like one may treat Germanic polytheism as uncountable. Therefore, I will view the Frisian strain of Germanic religion as Germanic religion with Frisian characteristics. What is Germanic religion orContinue reading “A First Outline of Germanic Religion With Frisian Characteristics”

Folk Religions of Kartvelian Mountain Peoples

Originally posted on Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives:
Written by Dyami Millarson Kartvelian is a language family spoken by various peoples in the Caucasus region. The Kartvelian languages are interesting, because there appears to have been contact between Proto-Kartvelian and Proto-Indo-European. For that reason, we should not be surprised to find parallels…

Germanic Cultural Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson The Germanic peoples practised a cultural religion, where culture and religion were blended. While we have established this, we should immediately ask: what were their priorities from the perspective of their cultural-religious worldview? Food was way more prominent in the Germanic cultural-religious worldview than many in the modern world may realise.Continue reading “Germanic Cultural Religion”