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Odinists, Germanic Neopaganists, and Heathenists!

Odinists, Germanic Neopaganists, and Heathenists!

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Odinists, Germanic Neopaganists, and Heathenists!
Copyright © Vexior, 2010, www.vexior.sePeople tend to think that the Old Norse religion is built on a goodrelationship between Gods (
ǽsir 
) and Giants (
 þursar 
and
 jøtnar 
), and thatthey are all working together in tranquility, and that there are no good orevil sides. Well that is not really true, and people who think and claim thisare not really adapt in Old Norse religion. This is a common confusionbecause of the relationship between the Gods and the Giants, but only theignorant would think that the Gods and the Giants are forever friends andthat they live in harmony. The Giant-race that is called þursar is of anǽsir-antagonistic nature; it is said in the sagas that they were created bymalevolent blood, while the ǽsir were created by benevolent blood in thebeginning of time. But the
eitr 
, the
Hvergelmir 
-poison, which runs in theGiant-race’s blood reminds them all of what anti-cosmic purpose they allhave, and it will blossom during the
Fimbul
-winters as the powerful þursÞjazi shall invoke
Ragna Røk 
with his terrible and anti-cosmic
galdrar.
If now there would not be any good or evil sides in the Old Norse religionand mythology; why would they have been created from malevolent andbenevolent blood? Why would there be a war between them? And whywould there be an apocalypse, Ragna Røk, where the þursar and the ǽsirare fighting and killing each other, very much like the religions Christianityand Judaism? It is where the almighty þurs Surtrkills the World-Soul andburns down all of the cosmos.Could this be why the Old Norse religion was inspired of the older religionsas the ancient Hellenic religion and its polytheism, the old Mesopotamianreligions, and the Judaism? Well I am convinced about that as many of thecharacters in our Old Norse mythology are analogous to the mythology of the religions I just mentioned.Loki is a prime example, he is created by the lightning, the fiery elementsoften being a metaphor for the Intellect or the Gnosis in many traditions;as Loki is the þurs with an unconquerable Intellect which overpowers allǽsir and all þursar, and he uses his Intellect to bring down the world. His
 
characteristic form in the mythology and his essence is evidentlyanalogous to Lucifer,
the bringer of (forbidden) light 
.Another example would be inn which has the role of the demiurgicalgod; as the Christian and the Jewish God, even Zeus and Jupiter. He is thealmighty God of heaven (Ásgarðr)
,
cruel dominator and called “all wise”.Oðinn and his two brothers, Hønir and Loðurr, is the triad who represented
spirit 
,
soul
and
flesh
, and who created the worlds in the beginning of time,and it’s not that hard to see the connection with the Christian “Holy Trinity”. He is often sitting on his high throne looking out over the worlds,and he has an army of ǽsirand
einherjar 
who would be similar to theChristian and Jewish angels of Heaven. Oðinn is killed by the mighty Fenrir.And Oðinn's son Baldr, the áss of light – the bright white god; protector of the sun and the moon and wielder of peace, he has an aversion to warsand weapons, and cries over that they ever existed. He was protectedfrom all things not to hurt him because he is so frail and weak. He is, likeHeimdallr, evidently analogous to the concept of the son of God Christ, anidea shared by many mythologists. And other ǽsir can easily be comparedwith Heavenly angels and elohim, God’s messengers and protectors: Týr,áss of warriors. He is not a war-áss, but an áss of the legionaries andwarriors. His mother is a giant and he was brought up in Jøtunheimr, that’sprobably why he is more powerful than regular ǽsir. His courage is shownin the myth of the capturing of Fenrir, when Týr alone amongst the ǽsirwas brave enough to put his hand in the jaws of Fenrir and lost it as thewrathful þurs-wolf bit it off. And Týr’s mythological characteristics caneasily be compared to the Christian angel Saint Michael; the viceroy of Heaven, and they have equivalent legionary roles in the mythology – toprotect Heaven sgarðr). Þórr, son of the ǽsir inn and Frigg;sometimes it is said though that Þórr has a giantess as mother, áss of thethunder and lightning as he travels by two goats and a chariot across thesky, áss of the crops, fields and fertility, with his magical hammer and hismagical belt he is stronger than all of the ǽsir. In the myths he is known totravel to the outskirts of Jøtunheimr and kill giantesses, even though hehad a child with a giantess he seem to have hatred towards them. He is

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