Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Julleuchter as a symbol of the Aryan Sacred Mountain

The Julleuchter as a symbol of the Aryan Sacred Mountain

The Julleuchter (Yule Candlestick) is largely unknown outside of Germanic volkisch circles. This earthen ware candle holder is also called the Turmleuchter - the tower candlestick.

This candlestick - sometimes called a Yule Lantern, has its roots in ancient Aryan history, where we find its origins as a symbol for the Sacred Mountain, a feature of many ancient Aryan myths,such as Mount Meru and Knit Mountain. In the Wodenist branch of our Germanic faith we find that the Sacred Mountain is Ben More Assynt - the mountain which it is said that the Aesir gods used to descend to the Earth.  Below we find an image from Ario-Hindu lore depicting Mt Meru, which resembles the shape of the more modern Julleuchter. A full article of the importance of the Myth of the Sacred Mountain will follow in the new year.

The Julleuchter has a hole on the top for a candle (the Summit candle) but a small tea light candle can also be burnt inside the Julleuchter which would illuminate the runes and symbols hollowed out of the sides. The most common symbols are the hearth and Hagall rune. The Hagall rune is a most important rune in connection with the Julleuchter  as we find in some of the Hindu-Aryan languages the word Hagal (Hayal-Hail) is connected with the concept of descending to the top of a mountain

Heinrich Himmler gave the SS Julleuchter as a presentation piece for SS soldiers to celebrate the winter solstice. These were made at the SS Allach factories - as can be seen in the photo above.

The Julleuchter's more common design is based on artefacts found during an archaeological dig around Hedeby and is attributed to the Frisians who once settled there. Herman Wirth, former head of the Ahnenerbe believed  the Julleuchter was the 'eternal burning lamps of Fasta' as described in the Oera Linda.