Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Ansuz- the rune of the Ancestors

Ansuz is a rune you can use the invoke the memory of our Germanic Ancestors. This is connected to the  German word Ahnen or ancestor - hence Ahnenerbe, which is a compound word from Ahnen and Erbe meaning Ancestral Heritage. The root of these words is the Indo-European word *ansu which means 'spirit' and refers to the Ancestors and the Ancestral God - Woden. This rune is an important reminder that the spirit of our ancestors - heroes and martyrs are always with us. Their memories  and deeds form part of the collective racial soul and this is the reason behind the National Socialist practise of calling 'Present' when the names of departed kinsman are hailed.