It's strange how things crop up. Not so long ago I was chatting with a friend around the fire and discussing how certain letters have been dropped from the English alphabet. Yesterday I watched an interesting video which talks about the same letters - link here
What we notice (and what isn't discussed in the video) is that most of these extra letters evolved from the Anglo Saxon runes or took their runic names. So here some the letters which we've dropped from the alphabet - and their runic origins.
Che-Na-Wah Weitch-Ah-Wah on the indigenous white race of America
"When the Indians first made their appearance on the Klamath river it was already inhabited by a white race of people known among us as the Wa-gas. These white people were found to inhabit the whole continent, and were a highly moral and civilized race. They heartily welcomed the Indians to their country and taught us all of their arts and sciences. The Indians recognized the rights of these ancient people as the first possessors of the soil..."
- Che-Na-Wah Weitch-Ah-Wah, To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman, Ch. IV, Traditions of the Ancient White People, (Eureka, California, 1916.)
Hitler once said that no one had done more to preserve Germanic culture as the Brothers Grimm, Wagner...and Santa Claus. And of course, he was right considering how much of Woden~Wodan~Odin has been passed on into Santa's character. In fact, we could make the argument that Santa has a little Thunor~Thor in him too, if we look at his role within the Low Countries and parts of Scandinavia Santa clearly has elements of the Thunder god. Comet and Blitzen - Thunder and Lightning! Plus he's often seen riding the Yule Goat. Santa has kept our pagan traditions alive so enjoy this holiday - the greatest pagan holiday on Earth!
THIS is the eighth Black Front Press volume to feature the mystical writings of the folkish-heathen organisation, Woden's Folk. On this occasion, the group's well-respected author, orator and visionary, Wulf Ingessunu, presents a collection of material written between 2014 and 2018. The word 'Inglinga' means 'Sons of Ing,' or 'Offspring of Ing,' and pertains to those of the Royal Lines of Sweden that were known as the Ynglingas. In a wider context, Ing himself is interpreted as the 'Divine Ancestor' of the English people. Elsewhere, the text deals with the runic-occult significance of the mysterious signs that point to the revival of the god Woden. In the words of the author himself, "the One-Eyed God laughs, mounts his eight-legged steed and rides once more in the Soul of the Germanic Folk. As his wolves and ravens feed from the dead slain in battle, his chosen warriors are taken by the Valkyries to Valhalla, where they train and feast, die and are resurrected, until the time comes to march out of Valhalla. Led by Woden and Ragnar Lodbrok, they march out to fight the Last Battle against the Joten Armies. Our people shall awaken when the Wild Hunt rides once more and The Terrible One arises in the Germanic Folk." Using etymology, symbolism and comparative religion, this work also discusses mythological archetypes and sacred numerology. Containing a vast wealth of knowledge and insight, from a man who has spent a lifetime studying the secrets of our spiritual heritage, this new volume is sure to attract a great deal of interest.
An unusual rune, the Opfer rune lies horizontal - like the fallen soldier. We use this rune to remember the martyrs who died for the cause. On the anvil of sacrifice, the sword of freedom will be forged.