For those interested in Germanic Paganism, this is an excellent source for poetry and devotional hymns in the Gothic language.
This includes songs and invocations to archaic forms of Odin, Thor, Freyr, Frigga, and many other familiar divinities.
Although these are modern pieces, they hold within them a genuine love and respect for the Pagan faith, something old in spirit and reminiscent of days long gone.
It is important that we honor those who carry the torches of tradition and wisdom through the ages; those who sacrifice their time and effort to bring gifts like this to us.
Art, poetry, and song are ways to ensure that aspects of culture and religion are not completely lost to time, as so much of the Northern European religion has been lost since the days of Pagan dominance.
More people should take up poetry in this regard, as through poetry, art and music, the Northern religion will prevail once again and the Great Tree will continue to grow back to its glorious primordial heights.
This book is the first of a 3-part analysis of the deeper meanings hidden within the runes of the Elder Futhark. Through various avenues of mythology, language, and history, we will expand the scope and meanings present in each rune as it moves through time and culture. We will explore well known runic theories, as well as delve into uncharted and obscure territory that is meant to leave the reader with the sense of “vastness” present in each individual rune.
Throughout the project, we will examine common themes, philosophical musings, and an overall expansion of the deeper connotations that each rune encompasses. We will examine direct connections to the god Freyr and discuss many other deities present in this specific row of runes. Although the basics of rune theory are covered here as well, I don’t necessarily recommend this book to beginners or people new to Germanic Paganism. The reason being, is that this book may offer “too much information” and overwhelm someone without prior foundation in this esoteric system.
For beginners, I would recommend picking up my first rune book “Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination”. That book will give you a good introduction to the runes while offering glimpses into cryptic aspects inherent in each one. It gives multiple angles one can view each rune from based on one’s experience and how one identifies with the initial word, shape, and sound of each rune. However, if dedicated and willing, this book can be approached first and may open many doors for your future research and practice.
I make runes nearly everyday. It keeps them fresh in my mind and allows me to express divine concepts through simple symbology.
With runes (and bindrunes) one can essentially deliver ideas to a fellow initiate without words; a language of its own based on the culture of those using them. This is the premise of all symbolism; the transfer of immense amounts of knowledge through very simple forms.
Here, we have a bindrune symbolizing Odin’s sacrifice on the Great Tree, where after 9 nights, he falls “screaming,” receiving the secrets of the runes. A gift for a gift (sacrifice).
Broken down we have :
ᛇ – Eihwaz (Yggdrasil, Axis Mundi, World Tree)
ᚬ – Oss (The hanging god, Odin)
ᚼ – Hagal (Hail, transformation, change)
ᚷ – Gebo (Gift, sacrifice, exchange)
If you want this, contact me. It’s made on Norway Spruce harvested from our land. If you want something custom of your own design, I would be honored to make it a physical reality. I have access to many kinds of wood, many of which are already processed and cured.
I have many runesets available as well. These include Elder Futhark, Younger and Anglo-Saxon Futhorcs. Adalruna sets are available as well, all on various wood types.