Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hail Victory!

The Sieg Heil cry and the Heil Salute that accompanies it are instantly recognisable as National Socialist greetings of warm and friendship.

There is a long history to both the salute, which I've covered in my posts many times, and the chant - which I will discuss here.

The rallying cry of Sieg Heil! It is far older than most folk think. Though only thought of as a National Socialist gesture, there is in fact records of Vikings using similar greetings and the chant has runic origins.

The Sieg and Heil are rooted in the Victory (Sig Sieg and Sowilo) rune - and the Heil (Heil Hail Hagal) rune.  As I've mentioned many times before - G in the old Germanic language was pronounced as a Y thus the original word Hagal would have sounded more like Hayal or Hay-al (see my Hagal page above for more). I also believe that the root words for Sieg, which is Sal ( as in Salvation etc) and Heil (which is Hal)  have a common root. 

Across Europe the Sieg Heil chant is being used once more as a greeting to other nationalist and National Socialists. It takes the form of an open handed salute (salute again being rooted in the word Sal). The OPEN hand is a sign of friendship, openness and honesty. Compare this to the violent 'fist' salute of the communists - the fist being both a sign of violence and their 'hidden' agenda. 

Modern Swedes use the term  'Hell Seger' which is Hail Victory. English folk - especially modern Wodenists and Odinist use the chant 'Hael und Sige' - taking the names from the Saxon runes. In Germany such greeting are strictly banned.

In Norse times there are records of a greeting very similar to the English 'Hael und Sige' which was 'heil og sæl' which took the form 'heill ok sæll' when addressed to a man and 'heil ok sæl' when addressed to a woman. Another version was 'ver heill ok sæll' meaning 'be healthy and happy' or simply 'heill'. So we can see here that this greeting as been used within our race for some thousand years. We also see that its meaning and the intent of the greeting is to invoke health and happiness, strength and victory.

This home made looking belt buckle (either early HJ or Wandervogel?)
is a rune binding with the runes Sieg and Hail.

We can clearly see, especially in the Norse variation, the roots Hal and Sal. Like I mentioned before, their seems to be an even far older 'link' between this two terms, one that probably stretches back into ancient Aryan history. The Heil salute is an ancient one itself. It is widely reported that the Germans 'borrowed' the salute from the Italian Fascists and that they themselves used the salute on the belief that it was used in ancient Rome. However we know that it was Himmler's belief that Romulus and Remus had Germanic blood, thus the Romans took the salute from the Germanic tribes. There could be some evidence in this in that the Germanic race trace their heritage via the Aryan Scythian tribes and it is well know that these ancient Aryans certainly used the Heil Salute. This was well documented in the book Der Heilgruß by Alfred Richter. The same salute is still used by Hezbollah today - who trace their use of the salute to ancient tribes. 

The rune name Sowilo is a very interesting one. I often favour this rune  over Sig or Sieg as the name Sowilo contains elements of the Sun (Sol) and the Will (Wilo) thus a form of the 'Triumph of the Sun' and 'the Triumph of the Will'. The Sowilo rune is connected to the Willow tree, which in England was known as the Sallow tree (Sal-low) from the word  séalas. This tree contains the Salix acid where we get aspirin. 

The Hail rune has a healing side. It is the root of the words Health and  Healing. The Anglo Saxon 'hælþ' (health) meant to 'be whole' which is the holistic idea of being health in both body and mind. The holistic trends of many modern 'greens' have there roots in ancient Germania, were the concept of being whole and healthy meant in both body and in spirit. The term Hal also means to breath - to inhale and to exhale - and another word for this is of course respire. Proof of Germanic holisticness as respire means from the spirit (soul).

So we can see from these few examples how the Sieg Heil salute is a sign of a healthy nation - a gesture of good will and friendship. It is a runic chant which strengthens our bonds to our Germanic pre-christian past. It symbolises openness and happiness.