Friday, 16 August 2013

Thor`s Hammer Depicted as an Icelandic Fylfot

The Swastika or Fylfot as we call this symbol in the Germanic North is also known as Thor`s Hammer and a very stylised depiction of this sacred symbol was used in Iceland for magical purposes.
The symbol was pictured on page 301 in Sabine Baring-Gould`s Iceland. Its Scenes and Sagas[1863] along with other Galdr Staves, special magical symbols, often referred to as runes but technically they are not. They were used purely for magical purposes and as far as I am aware their presence has not been detected outside of Iceland. An example of this sign used as a spell is contained in the Huld Manuscript which was added as an appendix to The Galdrabok. An Icelandic Book of Magic by Stephen Edred Flowers, Ph.D[aka Edred Thorsson]. The Thor`s Hammer/Fylfot is shown superimposed over the side profile of a man`s head. 
Above the image the manuscript states:

"This sign is used by magicians to call out thieves and other witcheries."

In the notes section of the book Dr Flowers states:

"This is a most unusual Thors hammer. It may be a depiction of how the hammer is supposed to work."
 Dr Flowers emphasises the importance of Thor`s role in Icelandic magic:

"Perhaps the second most actively represented of the old gods is Thor. This is not surprising either, since he seems to have been the most popular god in pagan Iceland. In the Galdrabok his actual name is not represented outside the litanies of divine and demonic names in spells 43, 45 and 46. However, there is other evidence to show that Thor`s role in Icelandic magic was significant through a galdrastafur called thorshamar [Thor`s hammer]. The name of this sign was attached to several forms over a long history. At one time it was attached to the solar wheel, or swastika, and is recorded in the folklore material of Jon Arnason [here the symbol is shown-my edit], which seems reminiscent of the old solar wheel.[Flowers]

It may be significant that the upper arm of this Thor`s Hammer resembles specifically the hammer form whilst the rest takes more of the Fylfot shape.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Woden and the Wolf Hammer

I have discussed the Icelandic Wolf Hammer in previous articles on my Die Armanenschaft der Ario-Germanen blog:

The Icelandic Wolf Hammer[27/5/12]
Further Reflections on the Icelandic Wolf`s Hammer[10/3/13]
Thor`s Hammer and the Indo-European Tarot[[7/4/13]

Recently I began to reflect on the significance of the beast`s head at the top of the hammer. Some consider this to be a dragon, others a wolf. If one accepts this to be a wolf then there is a clear association with Woden as the God of the Hanged who was accompanied by His wolves, Freki and Geri. The wolf along with the raven is clearly associated with this God. The wolfhead of the hammer reminds us that we are at the moment as followers of Woden to be regarded as wolfheads.

The shape of the Wolf Hammer reminds us that Woden hung Himself upon the world tree for 9 nights in order to acquire the mysteries of the runes. It is generally considered that He hung upside down:

"I know that I hung on a windy tree nine long nights, wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin, myself to myself, on that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run."No bread did they give me nor a drink from a horn, downwards I peered; I took up the runes, screaming I took them, then I fell back from there."[Havamal, Poetic Edda]

The shape of the hammer is not entirely unique as the Danish Laby hammer has a similar apparent inverted 
cross form; almost T-shaped. The Wolf Hammer resembles very closely the form of the Judge`s gavel and one could consider it the most hammer like of hammers for most other Thors Hammers resemble more the axe which it took its form from. The arms of the Wolf Hammer are rounded as one would expect in this type of hammer. We should remember that the All-Thing was dedicated to Thunor and so Thunor has this function of presiding-like Tiw and the Frisian Fosite over legal proceedings.

The statue of Thor from Eyraland is more or less contemporary with the Wolf Hammer and the shape of the hammer which Thor is grasping in both hands is practically the same as the Wolf Hammer. Clearly Thor would not be grasping a xtian cross so this adds further weight to the heathen nature of the Wold Hammer.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Ar Rune is the Sign of the Aryan

The Arya is the aspiring Sun Initiate, a Son of the Sun. His Rune is the Ar Rune:

"The `ar`, the urfyr[primal fire, god], the `sun`, the `light` will destroy spiritual as well as physical darkness, doubt, and uncertainty. In the sign of the Ar the Aryans-the sons of the sun-founded their law[Rita], the primal law of the Aryans, of which the earn, or eagle[Aar], is the hieroglyph."[Secret of the Runes, Guido von List].

This Rune deserves special attention by the Sonnenmensch for it provides significant clues to his or her identity, origin and life task in the current incarnation on Midgarth. The eagle of course is associated with the supreme sky God in Indo-European mythology.

"The Eagle is the symbol of royalty, power, authority, victory. Among the Greeks it symbolised supreme spiritual energy. Zeus is attended by an eagle."[Ancient Pagan Symbols, Elisabeth Goldsmith]

The Eagle, the Aryan of the birds of prey has a long association with the Aryan peoples and in particular with the Germanic peoples. The symbol of the eagle along with the Swastika was everywhere to be seen in the Third Reich-and for good reason. The National Socialists realised that one symbol is of greater value than 1,000 written or spoken words.

"Our Order is a Germanic Order, loyalty is also Germanic. Our God is Walvater, his rune is the Ar rune. An the trinity: Wotan, Wili, We is the unity of the trinity. The Ar-rune signifies Aryan, primal fire, the sun and the eagle. And the eagle is the symbol of the Aryans."[Rudolf von Sebottendorff].

Guido von List likened the eagle to the legendary phoenix which had the ability to sacrifice itself in order to renew itself. Please reread and meditate on that which I have just written for it holds the key to our renewal collectively as a race and our fulfillment of the mission that Walvater Woden has allotted to us.

"It sacrifices itself, as it consecrates itself in a flaming death, in order to be reborn. For this reason it was called the `fanisk` and later `phoenix`. Therefore it is read as a symbolic hieroglyph when an eagle is laid on the funeral pyre of a celebrated hero to indicate that the dead hero rejuvenatingly prepares himself in death for rebirth in order to strive for a still more glorious future life in human form in spite of all the restrictions of the powers of darkness-all of which crumble before the `ar:` `Respect the primal fire!"[Secret of the Runes]
"In order to depict the eagle`s capacity for self-immolation by fire, it is coloured red. From today on our symbol is the red eagle, which warns us that we must die in order to live."[Rudolf von Sebottendorf]  

The Ar Rune must become the symbol of the awakened and militant Aryan man or woman. It should become a sign, almost a secret one which is known only to ourselves and those we have sworn sacred oaths of brotherhood with. At the same time, magically charged it will become as a weapon to be used against those who oppose us.