Tuesday, 7 October 2014

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