Thursday, 30 October 2014


In the Germanic languages 'G' was pronounced as 'Y'.  The Ger rune corresponds to the Jer/Year rune and is used to represent the Yearly cycle, the harvest,summer/winter and so on. The old English word for 'year' was 'gear'.

This style of Ger rune is also connected to the Yrman - as we find that this is a rune binding of Yr-Man (the Wendhorn)  and the Ger rune is the same binding but in the reverse order.

The Yr-Man binding - also called the Wendhorn - is a runic Irminsul

The Man-Yr binding produces a Ger rune 

Jera is the only rune in the runerows depicted with two separate parts (as below) - as Jera means 'year' it is easy to see how the two parts could be seen to circle/rotate around each other. Summer/winter, light/dark and so on.

In the Ger rune and Wendhorn we see the central stave as the World Pillar, but with the < and > at opposite ends.

As a runic element we could see the Ger rune as the root of German. The Wendhorn is often connected to the moon. Perhaps the Ger rune is connected to the sun? We know that the Ger rune is a variation of Jer, but also the Armanen Ar rune which is a sun rune.

To the National Socialists the Ger-Rune was symbolic of 'communal spirit' - a concept which is reflected in the German name. Ger means blood kinship, and comes from the Proto Indo European Gen, which gives us words such as Gene and also generate.  The Germanic tribes were known by the Romans as people who had kept their blood line pure. Thus the Ger (Gen) rune is certainly a suitable rune for the Ger-Man volk -as a rune of blood purity and communal spirit.

For myself I am disposed to side with those who hold that the German peoples have never intermarried with alien stocks, but have always stood forth as a race rooted in the soil, pure and unlike every other. This is why, extraordinarily numerous as the Germans are, they all possess precisely the same physical characteristics, fierce blue eyes, red hair, and large frames..    Tacitus 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Theodor Fritsch  -  born 28 October 1852

Fritsch publishing logo.

The Double Sieg rune

The Double Sieg rune emblem of the SS was the creation of Walter Heck, an SS Sturmhauptführer who in 1933 was working as a graphic designer for Ferdinand Hoffstatter, where he designed the SS emblem.

This rune represents the Victory of the Sun - which is also symbolised but the swastika. One way of viewing the swastika is by binding two Sieg runes together at right angles - thus producing the swastika.

The Sieg rune (like the swastika) are emblems of the thunder god - Thor/Donar/Thunor. The Sieg rune symbolises the sparks from his hammer - which was how our ancestors interpreted the lightening bolts they saw during thunder storms - the Sieg rune itself is the lightning flash - a symbol used by both National Socialists and Fascist movements (the BUF for example) alike.

Double Sieg lightning bolts from Thunor!

Monday, 27 October 2014

The ’Hag’ is a term once used to describe an old woman, often with the intention of accusing her of witchcraft or the likes. These ‘Hags’ of course were not the Devil worshippers that the Christians proclaimed, but the herbalists and midwifes of early society. Their knowledge of natural lore and herbalism  is still remembered today in the term ‘hedge-witch’.

The roots of the term Hag (*hagatusjon-) are shared with the term Heg, as well as Hex and Heks. Hex we all know means ‘six’ – and ‘Hexe’ magic traditions still live on today in the Pennsylvanian Dutch folk. (Dutch here being derived from word Deutsch, as these settlers were German). 

The Hagall rune (the double LL spelling was widely used in National Socialist Germany) comes from the ‘Hag All’ which means ‘All Protecting’. Here we find another connection of the Heg, as the term Hedge is a protecting barrier that surrounded a dwelling, road or garden. In fact the term garden itself comes from the Germanic word Gard, with the same root words ‘guard’ and Gar (Anglo Saxon for spear). Even the term ‘Home’ comes from Holm, from which we also get the word Helmet – all these words connecting to need to protect.

The Hagall rune was a popular symbol on the shields of Germanic warriors  - a protecting rune which invoked would protect the warrior, much in the same was the rune of the Sword God Tyr/Tiw was inscribed upon the swords of Germanic folk.

Friday, 24 October 2014

In my Irmin article here I mention the connection between Eres and Irmin (with Eres being a Germanisation of Ares). Today I found that Jacob Grimm in his 1835 Teutonic Mythology had put forward this same idea - based on the idea that the Ear rune (this rune being the root of Ares and Eres) was a version of the Tyr (Tiw-Irmin) rune but with the 'arms' bent upwards. If we look at the rune forms we can certainly see Grimm's reasoning - 
Ear rune representing Ares/Eres

Tiw/Tyr rune

I'd like further Grimm's ideas - if we look at the Anglo-Saxon rune poem of the rune Ear we read - 

 [ear] byþ egle eorla gehwylcun, / ðonn[e] fæstlice flæsc onginneþ, / hraw colian, hrusan ceosan / blac to gebeddan; bleda gedreosaþ,/ wynna gewitaþ, wera geswicaþ.

[ear] is horrible to every knight, / when the corpse quickly begins to cool / and is laid in the bosom of the dark earth. / Prosperity declines, happiness passes away / and covenants are broken.

In this verse we can see how the Ear rune is referring to the burial of a fallen warrior - Ear is the Earth - and is from the root (rune) Erda.

The Erda rune is slightly different from the Odal rune, as the Erda rune also has a 'bend' in the legs

What we see in both runes is the same "W" shape -  In the Erda rune we see a vagina (or womb) above the bent legs.In the Ear-Tiw rune we see a penis between bent legs.

A rune-binding of the two  gives us this rune below - which represents the Sky-Father (Ear-Tiw) and the Earth Mother (Erda) embraced

What we get from this rune-binding is a new rune shape below, which is a variation of the Ing rune, which means 'Son'


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Today we remember Savitri Devi
September 30, 1905 – October 22, 1982

I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither "good" or "bad", and who knows neither love nor hatred. I worship Life; the Sun, Sustainer of life. I believe in the Law of everlasting struggle, which is the law of life, and in the duty of the best specimens of our race — the natural élite of mankind — to rule the earth, and evolve out of themselves a caste of supermen, a people 'like unto the Gods'. 

-  Savitri Devi

If there is a single fact which anyone who seriously studies the history of Christianity cannot help but be struck by, it is the almost complete absence of documents regarding the man whose name this great international religion bears -- Jesus Christ. We know of him only what is told to us in the New Testament gospels, that is, practically nothing.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Hag All magazine

The 'Hag All All Hag' was the paper of the Edda Society. The magazine followed the teachings of National Socialism and was later renamed 'Hagal'.

Many National Socialist runologists use the term 'Hagall' for this rune, a compound word 'Hag All'  - 'all protecting'.

The above picture was the front cover of one edition - and the image of the Hagal rune is very interesting, as it appears to be an ice crystal, which is one aspect of the meanings of this rune - 'hail'.

To Armanen runologists the Hagal rune was the 'Mother Rune'. The Armanen rune row was Guido von List's interpretation of the runes of  - when he envisioned these particular rune shapes whilst blind. The shapes of the runes can all be 'projected' by shining a light through a hexagonal crystal.   The Hagal rune symbolises the hexagon - which itself is the bases for a 3D cube.

The XYZ axis form the Hagal rune

In a 2D picture it is clearer to see

All the Armanen runes are represented within this shape - 

The Hagall rune was widely used by the SS for its symbolic representation of  the "unshakeable faith" (Heinrich Himmler) in Nazi philosophy.

Our ancestors clearly understood the sacred geometry of the Hagal rune. Nor was the connection to crystals a new phenomenon as the Hagal rune in one aspect is the ice crystal 'Hail' which is itself a hexagon - 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The god Irmin is known to our folk by many names. If we look at the symbol of the Irminsul we see straight away the connection Irmin has to the god Tiw. The Tiw rune is one runic interpretation of the Irminsul. Both are Sword gods, as is Seaxnot who again is another aspect of this same god. 

This overlap of names and aspects can also be found in place names. The Saxon stronghold of Eresburg was once a major centre of pagan worship, once being the site of an Irminsul. I believe the name Eresburg  refers to Ares' burg, Ares being the Greek name for the sword god, thus another aspect of the same god. This is supported by the fact that  Eresburg is now Marsburg, Mars being the Roman equivalent. Mars and Ares are both the same as Tyr, who himself is an aspect of Irmin. The symbol for Mars even contains the Tyr-Tiw rune.

We can see how the name of Irmin has manifested in the different cultures and tribes of the Ario-Germanic folk. But behind all these names and the tales that surround them, we find there are common themes and symbols - these all stemming from a single eternal truth. This is what the National Socialist referred to as Gottgläubig - the belief in god. What differs is not the god himself - rather the way we interpret the signs and meanings this god brings. 

Our ancestors interpreted the gods through aspects of nature - the gods themselves are subject to the same laws of nature, they are born and they can die - very different to the man made gods of the Abrahamic faiths were god in outside any natural law.

The Irminsul represents these eternal laws of life - the TIR (Tyr-Tiw) rune represents the RIT which is World Order or 'Right Order'  - this stems from the Ario-Hindu 'Rita' meaning Truth or Order (Sanskrit ṛta). Rit even gives us the terms ritual and rite. As our ancestors had a deeper understanding of this divinity the interpretation of Rit lore was closer to a natural one - hence so many gods are connected to the Irminsul.  

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Vasa Sheaf

Sometimes I see websites that equate this Swedish symbol with the Irminsul. It certainly does share the same shape. 
The Vasa is in fact a bundle of corn, tied together to form its distinctive shape - the same way the Fasces was a bundle of rods, tied to an axe, a symbol used by the ancient Romans. 

The words Vasa and Fasces do in fact share a common root -  though the Fasces is certainly NOT a National Socialist symbol, the Vasa is often used by Swedish National Socialists.

The Vasa  symbol gave its name to the royal Vasa family, who adopted it as their heraldic crest. Early examples show the Vasa in a more corn-sheaf like manner. The Vasa royal family were themselves a noble Swedish family and according to some Swedes were descendants from the Wuffinga tribe (the Wuffingas were a royal house from Uppsala). This is why Gustav Vasa (king Gustuv I) adopted the Vasa as the sign of their house - and taking the name Vasa from then on, as a means of declaring his Wuffinga ancestry.

It is from the Wuffinga peoples that we in England get the legend of Sceaf (Sheaf) - a boy-child who drifts ashore in a wooden boat. Inside the boat we read the boy was surrounded by weapons and sleeps on a sheaf of corn. This sheaf of corn is the Vasa Sheaf. The boy is called Sceaf (Anglo-Saxon for Sheaf) from then on. (further reading on Sceaf)

This certainly makes the Vasa sheaf an interesting symbol - and perhaps an important symbol to the English, as well as the Swedes!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


The life and death runes and a the rising and setting sun 

I'd like to share another dream I have had in which I saw the manifestation of the runes.

The dream only lasted a few seconds perhaps? We dream whilst in a lighter sleep, and I am a light sleeper! Just before I woke up this morning, I envisioned the the sun rising above the horizon. It was not like a real sun, but all was in black and white. There were rays of light from the sun. As the sun set the imagery was the same, however reversed (upside down).

The Rays of light which came from the sun formed the rune shapes - a Lebenrune life rune as the sun rose - with the sun being in the centre where the arms would meet the stave. As the sun set, the imagery was the opposite, the light from the setting sun formed the Totenrune death rune. The sun also turned red,the only colour I recall seeing.

Now the imagery seems pretty obvious to us runeworkers so I won't bore you with that!

I work hours which means that I rarely see a rising sun. I start too early. Now the sun is the giver of all life on Earth - hence more important than any jewish god. The sun has healing properties too.

I think this dream was a reminder to me, to take time out whenever I can and witness a few more sun rises. Why would all the colour in my dream be connected to a setting/dying sun? How many folk only spend the time watching a sun rise, on the solstice perhaps?

Apricity means to appreciate the light and warmth of the sun. Something we should all do a little bit more perhaps! The sun has the power to recharge our spirit, like a battery. Its no wonder the words Solar and Soul share the same root!


Irmin's way

A wonderful photo of the Milky Way. It is clear to see the two arms extending from the central trunk forming the Cosmic Irminsul. Without all the light pollution we suffer today, our ancestors would have had the privilege of viewing the Irminsul-Milky Way every clear night! I spent a year living in rural Wartheland and shared the same privilege! Since then I have always worn a silver Irminsul pendant, based on the silvercraft of Otto Gahr.

The principle sign of National Socialism is of course the swastika - however the more I look into the esoteric side of National Socialism, the more I find the Irminsul symbol being used. It was a symbol for the Ahnenerbe, and also several publishing houses used by the NSDAP. The SS used the Irminsul and Swastika together.

stylised Ahnenerbe logo

The four arms of the swastika behind the Irminsul symbolise the four rivers that flowed from the teats of the cosmic cow - Audhumbla. If we look at the name 'Audhumbla' it is possible that the divine cow symbolises the 'sound of creation' to which the Ario-Hindus called 'Om' - the giant Ymir shares his name with the same proto-IndoEuropean root. If we look at the name Audhumbla, there are three components - Aud (as in audio) Hum and Bla, all three refer to a noise. The Ario-Hindu name for Audhumbla is Kamadhenu, in Zoroastrianism Gavaevodata and Hathor in Egypt. 

The swastika and Audhumbla both symbolise acts of creation! Cows are still considered sacred in India. Because four rivers of milk flowed from the teats, the Irminsul gets its more common name 'the milky way'.

Wotan upon the World Pillar

The World-Tree is only one aspect of the World-Pillar that connects this Earth and the Heavens above. The Norse tell of this pillar as a tree (the Yggdrasil) however the Germanic folk saw this pillar as the Irminsul. Sometimes the Externsteine in Germany is depicted as having an Irminsul type structure on top on the rock formation - which may have been true. However the Extersteine was the Irminsul to our forefathers - this is the World Pillar that they saw Wotan hang upon. Many of my readers will know about the Externsteine, however fewer will have seen the rock formation that is Wotan hanging from the World Pillar - 

Wotan hangs from the World Pillar

Friday, 3 October 2014

I would like to make a quick update to my last article. I was wondering still about the possible connection between the crowns and the Norns,so had a look around. What I did find was this - 

This is the common imagery that depicts the Ario-Hindu god Manu. His colours include blue and gold (more often than not his skin is blue).

His hat isn't a crown, like I hoped it would be. However below is a golden ritual hat which does look very similar, and one was found in...Nuremberg!!

One of these hats was found in the land of Nuremberg in Bavaria, one near Ludwigshafen at the Rhine and one near Poitiers in France. All come from the time between 1300 and 1200 B.C.

In a recent Woden's Folk article, Wulf Ingesunnu describes  a German flag / banner as having a Gold dragon on a Blue field. As Wulf said in the article, the colour scheme gold on blue is a very old Aryan colour scheme.

If we look at the heraldic crest  of Nuremberg we see that there is a Golden winged figure upon a blue field. This figure represented a golden prince. In later days the figure changed to be female, and the christians demonised it as a harpy.

Still, what we have is a figure with great symbolic importance - A prince - the Royal blood of the Aryan, a winged figure, perhaps symbolising a Solar or Divine figure?

The Ancient aryan texts speak of a god - Manu - who led the Aryans from a sinking land. His banner (according to some) was a Golden Swastika upon a Blue Field.

This colour scheme still continues in the national colours of Sweden, and it has a shared history with the Wulfinga tribe that settled in Anglia, England.

Above - two different shields from Sweden - notice there are three crowns around the Oak (the national tree of England and Germany)

Below - The flag of East Anglia, and the Crown and crossed arrows of King Edmund, the last Wulfinga king.

You may have noticed that all the crowns look very similar, even on the head of the Nuremberg prince? Nuremberg means the Mountain of the Norns (the German name is Nurnberg). It would seem fitting that there should be a connection between the three Norns and the three Golden crowns? At least as a symbol of the higher race, which the Nuremberg Prince represents! 

I found these two wonderful pictures whilst browsing the web..

the Lebenrune is certainly a most fitting emblem for a nurse!