Thorism Defines Germanic Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson Analysing Germanic religion as Thorism, the veneration of Thor, is practical for comprehending Germanic religion since Germanic folk religion is essentially Thorism while Thor was popular among all Germanic peoples. Thor was the God of the Germanic herdsman/farmer. The roaring of thunder did not just speak to his imagination and theContinue reading “Thorism Defines Germanic Folk Religion”

Waarom at men vroeger vaak gevogelte?

Geschreven door Dyami Millarson Gemak dient de mens. Men at vroeger vaak gevogelte omdat het makkelijk is. Vogels zijn overal en het vlees is zacht waardoor het makkelijk te verteren is. Men moet aan de kust leven of in de buurt van wateren om te kunnen vissen. Groot wild is niet bepaald makkelijk te vangen,Continue reading “Waarom at men vroeger vaak gevogelte?”

Islands Were Sacred in Germanic Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson The names Helgoland, Halligen and Fositeland are linguistic reminders that islands were considered sacred by the polytheistic Germanic-speaking ancestors. It is not hard to imagine why islands were considered sacred. Islands feel separated from the rest of the world. One can find the spiritual peace of nature on islands. The isolationContinue reading “Islands Were Sacred in Germanic Folk Religion”

The Metamorphosis of Germanic Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson When the indigenous faith of the Germanic peoples was displaced by an alien faith, the old faith did not suddenly disappear; people neither stopped believing in a diversity of spirits, nor suddenly forgot their old beliefs. Especially considering the fact that almost everyone was illiterate in the Middle Ages and oralContinue reading “The Metamorphosis of Germanic Folk Religion”

The Semiotics of Sacrifice in Germanic Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson My theological research aim on this blog is studying the interpretation of blood sacrifice in the philosophical or psychological context of Germanic folk religion. Semiotics is generally defined as the study of signs and symbols (*1). I do, however, not see the point of distinguishing signs and symbols in the contextContinue reading “The Semiotics of Sacrifice in Germanic Folk Religion”

Parallel Worlds in Germanic Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson There are nine worlds in Nordic folk religion. We may safely assume that there were multiple worlds in the other strands of Germanic folk religion as well. Mithgarth, Asgarth, Alfheim, Svartalfheim and Jötunheim are all worlds that exist parallel to each other. So the Germanic peoples believed in parallel worlds: theContinue reading “Parallel Worlds in Germanic Folk Religion”

Moral Engineering: Does Germanic Folk Religion Assume Man Can and Must Be Changed?

Written by Dyami Millarson Can man be socially engineered according to Germanic religion? Is the goal of Germanic religion to change man? To answer this question, we need to understand the moral ambiguity that pervades Germanic folk religion. Although there is a moral code (code of honour) inherent in Germanic folk religion as it isContinue reading “Moral Engineering: Does Germanic Folk Religion Assume Man Can and Must Be Changed?”

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”

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”