Written by Dyami Millarson In order to understand the essence of Germanic polytheism, detective work is required: one has to find leads. Much of the information about Germanic paganism is based on regurgitation (repetition of information without analysis). I wish more information about Germanic religion wete truly original. More input from human creativity would actuallyContinue reading “Comprehending Germanic Polytheism Requires Detective Work”
Written by Dyami Millarson The following are important sources for our knowledge of Gothic paganism: Sabbas the Goth whose story has been described by Epiphanius where the Gothic ritual consumption of sacrificial meat is mentioned; Likewise, Nicetas the Goth (see page 86 of Ulfilas: Apostle of the Goths) whose deeds (known as Actae Nicetae) haveContinue reading “Sources of Gothic Folk Religion”
Written by Dyami Millarson The Old Norse terms for Gods (in the plural) are: Æsir Díar Tívar, Valtívar, Sigtívar Bönd Höpt Rögn, Regin Guđ Vanir, which I did not include above, are another type of Gods. Álfar (Landálfar) and Vættir (Landvættir, Sjóvættir, Vatnavættir, Loptvættir, Skógarvættir, Fjallvættir, Húsvættir) may also be considered terms for Gods. TheyContinue reading “Old Norse Terms for Gods”
Geschreven door Dyami Millarson Het protestantisme was een hulp voor het heidendom. De Reformatie was een volksopstand tegen de gevestigde orde. Deze volksopstand verzwakte de kerk. Als gevolg ontstond er meer vrijheid en ruimte voor het heidendom. De kerk had het heidendom – dat verweven was met het christendom – eeuwenlang onderdrukt. De kerkelijke onderdrukkingContinue reading “Terugkeer des heidendoms: middeleeuwen, drukpers en protestantisme”
Written by Dyami Millarson The Centuries of the Oppression of Paganism or Oppressive Centuries may be an alternative name for the Middle Ages. The transition from the Middle Ages to the post-medieval centuries was one characterised by a renewed interest in paganism. People euphemistically call this a renewed interest in classical culture, but what theyContinue reading “The Centuries of the Oppression of Paganism”
Written by Dyami Millarson Based on the nature of Germanic folk religion, the principle emerges that there are simply, naturally or totally many Gods. This is the only traditional Germanic principle on the quantity of Gods. If the multitude of Gods was the norm in Germanic religion, how could it be successfully propagated across generationsContinue reading “There Are Simply Many Gods”
Written by Dyami Millarson Norse greetings are usually introduced with the adjective heill. In Dutch, the expression heel aankomen exists, which may be translated as to get there in one piece; to arrive somewhere uninjured. The Dutch adjective heel is apparemtly related to Old Norse heill, and the Dutch adjective is nowadays generally understood asContinue reading “Meaning of Old Norse ‘Heill’ in Greetings”
Written by Dyami Millarson Vé (holy places, things) are protected by local Gods. The vé is not just dedicated to any number of local divine beings, but it is also their place of habitation. The deities associated with the vé are stead-bound. A similar notion of this stead-boundedness found among the Gods is expressed inContinue reading “Vé as a Place Guarded by Local Gods”
Written by Dyami Millarson The kinds of large animals that the Germanic peoples had domesticated are: hundr (dog), geit (goat), hestr (horse), þjórr/boli/naut/starfr and kýr (bull and cow), uxi/oxi (ox), ær and fær (ewe and sheep), kjúklingr (chicken).
Written by Dyami Millarson The ancient weapons that were common among the Germanic peoples and deities are: geirr (spear), bogi ok ör (bow and arrow), hamarr (hammer), øx (axe), sverð (sword).