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.”
Whilst the UK, like so many other European nations poor millions of pounds into failed political projects like the EU, or continue to give rising Super powers like China and India millions in foreign aid - (whilst neglecting our own poorest folk) - NS Germany's attitude to charity was very different.
The Winterhilfswerk (Winter Help Work-WHW) was a National Socialist charity drive founded by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization) who raised funds and collected donations which went to supporting Germany's poorest folk. Their slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". Funds raised by the GERMAN FOLK were given back to the GERMAN FOLK!
The above picture is a WHW collection tin, along with an Odal rune - the rune of the Homeland. What better rune to symbolise the belief in aiding your country and folk!
One for All!
All for one!
Young girls of the BDM sell tinnies (badges) to raise money for the WHW
In its essence, the National Socialist idea exceeds not only Germany and our time, but the Aryan race and mankind itself and any epoch; it ultimately expresses that mysterious and unfailing wisdom according to which Nature lives and creates: the impersonal wisdom of the primeval forest and of the ocean depths and of the spheres in the dark fields of space; and it is Adolf Hitler’s glory not merely to have gone back to that divine wisdom, but to have made it the practical regeneration policy of world-wide scope.
April is a month sacred to the Germanic goddess Ostara. Christianity took the name and applied it to their festival of Easter. Across the Germanic world, the month of April once took the name Ostara's Month -
West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ
Old High German: Ôstarmânoth
There is a Germanic custom of Fire Wheels which were associated with the spring goddess, an ancient ritual that the German National Socialist were proud to revive - and the custom now continues throughout Germany today. This involved rolling a flaming Sun-Cross down the hills - this wheel being the Osterraeder - or Ostara Rad (Ostara-Wheel).
Above - German badge from the WHW showing the Ostararad
Below - A wheel ready for lighting with National Socialist motto's and Swastika's
An Ostara Rad rolls down the hill at this modern day event.