Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Walpurgisnacht



Walpurgisnacht is celebrated across much of central Europe (especially in places like the Harz region) and like Halloween has been transformed from a once pagan holiday, into now what is a now mix of christianity and modern 'wicca'. Whilst many will claim this holiday has its origins in the English saint Walpurga, who travelled to Germany to spread Christianity, the name derives from a far older pagan Goddess.

According to the book Mendelssohn, Goethe, and the Walpurgis Night, the name derived from the Germanic Goddess Walburg. Walburg means 'spirit of the mound' and is probably why she is connected to the mountain region of the Harz - an area known for its long pagan traditions. And whilst there are many churches in Europe that are dedicated to Saint Walpurga - there are some churches, like the ones in Groningen and Ypern that were built on former heathen temples dedicated to the goddess. Another fact regarding Saint Walpurga is that her day is celebrated by christians on the 25th February,  were as the goddess Walburg is celebrated on the 30th April. Walpurga became a nun in the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm - Heidenheim means 'Home of the Heathen'!


Walburga is the 'spirit of the mound' - a goddess whose cult is connected to the underworld - for she is Goddess of the Burial Mound - like the Waelcyrge, Walburga (who according to some people is an aspect of Holda) claims the souls of the brave, who then reside beneath the mounds of our Fatherland - waiting for such time that they raise again.

Adolf Hitler was one such person whose soul was taken by Walburga, and on Walpurgisnacht! And he is waiting until such time that our need will be dire, and he will be reborn!

“It is necessary that I should die for my people; but my spirit shall rise from the grave,
and the world will know that I was right.”