Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cweord - the rune of Sigurd and of the Broken Sword.

I am indebted to Wulf for this article as many of the ideas here stem from his work. I recall many years ago reading one of the WF magazines (either the Sword of Wayland or Spear of Woden - I forget now which one) where Wulf breaks down the word 'Sword' to mean S-Word. 

There was a comment left on the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag blog (comment below - article here) by OPersephone which I certainly agree with. The Anglo-Saxon word for Sword was Sweord and this connects with the cwoerd rune - as we will see.

Regarding the association of the sword with the Northumbrian rune "cweorth"... as the word "cweorth" is unattested in Anglo-Saxon outside the Northumbrian runes, it is my belief that this is a case of an ancient transcription error. The Anglo-Saxon word for "sword" was "sweord". "D" and "TH" were often used interchangably during the Anglo-Saxon period, due to the loss of the unique alphabetical character representing a hard "th" sound. As a result, this sound was sometimes represented by "th", and sometimes by "d". If we assume that some ancient scribe mistakenly wrote "cweorth" instead of "sweorth", then what we are left with is simply an alternative spelling of the Anglo-Saxon word for "sword".

Whilst researching the etymology of the word Sword, I found that the West Saxon word for sword was in fact Swyrd, which if we use Wulf's anology would be S-Wyrd thus Sig-Wyrd. This is the root of the name Sigurd. 

If we look at the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag the Sweord (Cweord) rune is this - 

The rune resembles the Ear rune of the common rune rows, but this is the Ar-Kan rune for Cweord. Since speaking to Wulf recently about the word Sweord and Swyrd I've been meditating on the name and rune and today I envisioned the  rune being the handle of a broken sword - thus the rune fits with the legend of Sigmund (Sigurd's father) whose own sword is broken. A similar tale is retold in the Lord of the Rings. The sword was reforged and later used by Sigurd to kill the dragon Fafnir.

Now- there is a more to this story and I will certainly continue with the meditation upon this rune as there is a lot still to discover. At the moment though all thoughts on Sigurd led me to visions of Hitler. I dare say that the idea has crossed my mind before that Hitler was reliving the myth of Sigurd. It was even rumoured many times that Hitler  had a relationship with the British National Socialist Unity Mitford - whose middle name was Valkyrie!! Whether this is all connected to the runic meditations on the Cweord rune or is simply another idea I'm mixing up - I'm not sure. 

For anyone interested in the Ar-Kan runes here is a link to a downloadable Ar-Kan rune guide.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Book of Revelations depicts a White Krist who rides upon a white horse, an avenging warrior who embodies symbols of the Sun. This version of Krist is vastly different to the Judeo-christian christ from the rest of the bible. The White Krist represents a heathen interpretation of the Sun-God, just in a christian way. When the National Socialists spoke of christ and christianity it was the jewish faith they referred to. Here is a link to the National Socialist attitude to judeo-christianity.

Friday, 20 May 2016

In 1913, there was one quite original work that demanded the attention of the knowing in Germania. Working from the basis of the thoughts and revelations of Guido von List, Runenhäuser would take a giant step into the “practical” application of Runes. While, there had always been knowledge of the Runic implications in the half-timbered framework, no one had ever came close to the assertions that Philipp Stauff would present. Runenhäuser quickly became a standard; Guido von List, himself, plays a part in the book, Gorsleben and Bülow (The Edda Society) both spoke highly of it, his friend and an associate of Colonel Wiligut, Günther Kirchhoff, was another advocate and so on. Later, at Wewelsburg Castle, the SS would use Runenhäuser as a reference for the construction of Rune houses and it was also the key component that set the future SS Ahnenerbe Runic scholar, Karl Theodor Weigel, upon his path.

I briefly wrote about Runenhäuser here - now the 55 Club have proudly translated and republished  Runenhäuser. This promises to be an excellent book and is ready for purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Not to be missed!

Recently I was talking to Wulf, founder of Woden's Folk about the possible work that English Nature are planning at the White Horse Stone in Kent, England. For our overseas readers who may not know the White Horse Stone, this is a very large standing stone, which is believed to be once part of a far larger stone burial chamber or connected to other standing stones, but was destroyed during Roman times. There are numerous stones still buried all around the immediate area, which no doubt were part of something bigger. The White Horse Stone is now the only stone still standing, and legend has it, is the burial stone of Horsa - brother of Hengest, who between them led the Anglo-Saxon 'invasion'.   

English Nature are considering getting an archaeologist to examine as to how deep into the ground the stone is. This got me thinking about the Stan rune. The Stan rune is the rune of the Stone - and could well be more specific - the rune of the White Horse Stone.

If you look at the Stan rune (as below) and imagine half of the rune being buried what you have left is the Ehwaz rune - which is itself the rune of the (White) Horse. We know that there are variations of the Stan rune (example below) and one particular  Stan rune style includes the Ing rune diamond - so this variation must refer to the Stone of Ing, located in town of Steyning.  

The Stan rune - when buried forms the Ehwaz rune, thus this style of Stan rune could symbolises the White Horse Stone.

This is another variant of the Stan rune, but differs in that it contains the Ing rune in the middle - maybe symbolising the Stone of Ing.

Originally the term 'man' was a reference to 'human' or 'mankind' - it is only more recently that the term refers to the male gender. The word 'woman' comes from wimman (plural wimmen - the German 'en' suffix is still used in the English word women) - this meant wim-man or female-man (female human). The term  wimman was related to the term wifman, a female companion, hence the modern word wife. This certainly shows how much of a distorted view modern feminists have in that they are able to see sexism in everything - even in a word like human.

In our runelore the word for man is rooted in the root-word for life. This is the word Lieb - which means both body and life - this is a holistic way of looking at life - the Germanic man is so because he is Germanic in both body and soul.

The Man rune (in the Armanen runerow) is the life rune (Lieb) - hence this is why the SS used the Man rune as gravestones. This can has cause some confusion to those who perhaps are not so informed on Guido von List's Armanen runes - as the Armanen Man rune is so often called the Life-Algiz rune. 

I believe that the common Man rune is itself a form of rune binding. This is a family rune - the rune of union, just as the Ehwaz rune is.

The Armanen Man rune - this is a holistic rune for it represents both body (Lieb) 
and Life (soul/spirit) in union in Man. Thus this rune is most commonly called the Life rune.

The Man rune. Here we see a binding between two Life runes. Collectively we humans are a race - our race being the Germanic race (from my personal perspective) and this great white tribe is itself part of a larger Indo-European race. I've spoken about this rune as the rune of race before here.

We can see from the binding below how this rune represents the family (husband-wife or father-mother) which itself is the foundation of race.

You can see within the rune-binding the Ehwaz rune, which represented the union of Marriage

As the foundation of our race is based upon health men and women raising healthy and numerous children it is no surprise that our enemy goes to such lengths to destroy this sacred union.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Odal rune

The National Socialist's used a vast array of runic lore. They revived many of the medieval runic symbols and some evolved into newer runic shapes - suitable and relevant  to the time.

The Odal rune was widely used across Germany due to the rune's Blood and Soil meaning. This is the rune of ancestry, inheritance and birth-right, as well as the rune of Blood, the rune of the living Earth and of the Germanic nations. Thus numerous 'styles' of this rune developed - and I'll have a look at a few of the most common here.

One form was the Odal rune, as it was represented in the Futhark rune rows. The rune was called Ethel by the Anglo-Saxons.
Odal rune

The most common form of this rune used in Germany is known to us as 'Erda', though many still used Odal as it's name. This was a medieval rune and our opponents so often like to point out - it is a racist rune because it has legs! It is of course a runic letter that really originated from much later than the futhark in Germanic history and wasn't a nazi (sic) invention - but was certainly widely used by them. It became the emblem of Walter Darre's Blood and Soil programs, as well as numerous SS units. What our leftist friends forget is that most of Germany's environmental protection and animal welfare laws were passed by the National Socialist's, as well as some of Europe's first national parks and organic farms -  all National Socialist creations - thus this rune was adopted because of the connection which the Living Earth. As I've pointed out in many of my posts, the rune symbolises the Earth as  Mother Earth - the image is that of her legs and womb- the goddess Nerthus/Erda. Darre's own publication was called 'Odal'. A devout pagan, Darre would annually send a calendar to all of Germany's farmers noting the various pagan holidays.

Erda means Earth, the only planet with a Germanic name.

The last style I will talk about here is a curved style which became the emblem of the Ahnenerbe - and this style the National Socialists called Odil. Karl Theodor Weigel, an SS member and author of several runic books (many are still republished in Germany today) wrote about this rune - and it's connection with the Ing rune (something Wodenist's should not overlook). Weigel connects this rune with the north Harz region. 
Ahnenerbe Odil rune. 

Weigel was a member of the Ahnenerbe
 and gave gave senior SS members guided trips around the Externstein.

This rune resembles an iron amulet which is called a Trollkors, an amulet designed to scare away Trolls. However this may have been a 1990's invention by a blacksmith called Kari Erlands. My own guess is that the 'original' amulet which she fashioned the wiccan 'Troll Cross' on was a Odal-Odil rune amulet.

Monday, 9 May 2016

A big well done to Hermitage Helm for their new Song's of the Reich book.

An excellent book of poetry, drawn from the depth's of the Aryan folk-soul!

Authors include David Lane, Savitri Devi, Knut Hamsun, Hans Baumann, Ron McVan, Ezra Pound, Franz Berg, Karl Young and many many more.

Our Russian and Slavic friends may be interested to read a Russian version of the SS Family Celebrations book -here-

American readers may still be able to obtain the Ulrich of England (I believe!) copy from -here-

The 55 Club still have their excellent reprint available via Amazon too.

This book isn't just about Yule but details the yearly cycle of celebrations! 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

 Arno Breker sculpture containing Kenaz symbolism 

Kenaz - the rune of kingship and kin

This is an interesting rune and has quite a vast and varied range of meanings.

There is one aspect of this rune which represents the king. 'King' is from the Anglo-Saxon Cyning. Other Germanic words for king are -  Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Danish konge, Old Saxon and Old High German kuning, Middle High German künic, German König - all from the Proto-Germanic *kuningaz.  This is also the root of the Lithuanian 'kunigas' meaning 'clergyman'. The word Khan is no doubt related via a shared Germanic Persian Aryan heritage.

The word King is connected to kin and also kindred. These are our Kind, and our Kith.

It is from the ken rune that we get our silent k in many English words - K_nowledge for example, Middle English kitthe meant 'people, race, kinsmen, family' but also 'knowledge'.

We also find this rune spelt with a C instead of the K. From this root we get words like Cunning, which again means 'to know'. The Old English cunnan meant 'know, have power to, be able' (also 'to have carnal knowledge), from the Proto-Germanic *kunnan 'to be mentally able, to have learned' (cognates: Old Norse kenna 'to know, make known,' Old Frisian kanna 'to recognize'  German kennen 'to know', Gothic kannjan 'to make known').

From the Cun root we get Can (as in being 'able to') and Cunning. The same root gives us words like 'cunt', which only in modern days does the word carry vulgar meanings. So there is certainly a male and female side to the rune - Kin and Cun.

This is one aspect of the rune. We read in the Anglo Saxon rune poem that Cen is the torch. Cen is often associated with the pine tree - a wood which we get kindling from. We can already see the connection between the words kindle and kind etc. In fact there is an old English word 'Kindel' which means 'the give birth' which may connect back with the word 'cunt'?

There are various rune shape which all connect with this rune.

various Kenaz/Kaun/Cen rune forms

In these versions we see the smoke rising from the fire - the kindle/kindling and perhaps the 'Cun' feminine aspect in the second.

SS member and rune-student Alfred Ritcher connected this style of rune - Kaun - with the Heil salute of National Socialism. -Link-

In a dream I had sometime ago (detailed here on Wulf's blog) I saw a Ken rune, the rune of kingship, merge with the Odal rune. The rune represented the crown and kinged the rune of Woden, to become the rune of Ing - his son. Ing is the Crowned and Conquering son of Woden.

The Ken rune crowning the Odal rune (Woden) forming a rune binding and the Ing rune.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

A happy May Day to all our readers! An ancient tradition which formed part of many spring rituals across Europe, and embraced both Germanic and Celtic cultures. Sadly hijacked today by leftist's who claim this day as their's and it to be a 'worker's holiday'. And a 'worker's holiday' it is - however there is an irony in that most of these reds who you will see rioting on the streets today are benefit scroungers who have never done a days work or the children of middle class families and don't know what hard work is!

The true inheritor's of this ancient holiday are the European people who fight to keep the ancient pagan and nationalistic spirit of Europe alive, such as these Nordic activists at a rally today.

There is a German tradition which in England has sadly almost died out - that of the Raising of the May Tree. In England this became the May Pole and represented the Summer tree as an opposite to the Yule tree. Normally this tree was Birch, which is one of the first to come to leaf. The Anglo-Saxon name for Birch was Beorc which is also the name of this rune. This connects this celebration with yesterdays. The Beorc rune represents new life, as Birch also means Birth. The rune in one aspect is symbolic of a pregnant woman, a side profile of her swollen belly and breasts. The rune laying down is the ancient burial mounds - thus we have death and new life - and connect to the ancient Germanic goddess Waelburga (from were the christians took the name Walpurgis). Waelburga means Wael (Val) slain or fallen (as in Valhalla, Valkyrie etc.) and Burga or Burg meaning mound.

Death and New Life.