Sunday, 12 January 2014

WEHR HEIL!  

 


This Wehrwolf Wolfhook is a variation on the Wolfsangel. It is a runebinding with the Wolfsangel and the Sieg rune – for this rune is a rune of resistance! Painted on walls  and buildings (often the Sieg rune was painted in red) in post war Germany as a reminder to the occupying Allied forces that ‘Werewolfs’ were still waging a guerilla war against them.

In reality these Werwolfs were often members of the Hitler Youth, who towards the end of the war had stock piled weapons and supplies within Germanys forests, in order to be able to resist the occupiers. The single Sieg rune had been a symbol for the HJ – so maybe this Wolf Hook design was the invention of the HJ? Whether the invention of the HJ or an ancestral and heraldic sign (as yet I can’t find this style of Wolf Hook outside the time frame of WW2, though there are many styles of Wolf Hook in Germanic Heraldry) it would have installed Pride and Honour amongst the Werwolves and fear amongst their enemies!

 Other signs amongst the Werewolves were – a Red ‘W’, a Wolf Hook with single stave and the forward facing Totenkopf.



These youngsters still caused the Americans a good number of casualties, right up until 1949, some four years after the war ended, through the setting of booby traps and sniping. A rarely known fact about the war is that the Americans refused to release many German boys aged 12-18 from prison camps right up until 1947, on fear they would become Werwolfs!

Detail from a Wehrwolf buckle


In this belt buckle – (the buckle is itself is an important ritual item, as we see from many Anglo-Saxon and Viking images of Gods naked except for a belt buckle) we can see this style of Wolf Hook depicted. 



The Finglesham buckle (which stunning piece of Anglo-Saxon art depicts Woden naked bar the buckle which he wears himself). The importance of the buckle is found in the mysteries that concern the Orion constellation, which is something that will be covered soon.