Sunday, 22 June 2014

Cweorth, the 'Missing' Fourth Graal Rune

Over recent years I have pondered and analysed the last 3 Graal Runes of the Northumbrian Futhorc and compared these Runes to the 4 Hallows of Irish mythology but never able to reconcile them completely. The missing link was the missing 4th Graal Rune.

It was obvious to me that there was a corelation between the following 3 Graal Runes:

Calc-cup/chalice/Cauldron of the Dagda

Stan-stone/Stone of Fal/the Graal of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival

Gar-spear/Gungnir-the Spear of Woden/Spear of Lug/Spear of Parzival

The problem for me was that although there were clear parallels between Germanic and Celtic mythologies on their own individual interpretation of the Graal mytho,s for this to be convincing there had to be a 4th Graal Rune. At one point I speculated whether this could be Teiwaz/Tyr as this God was the Germanic equivalent to Nuada and considered to be a sword God as is Saxnot and Irmin. However this was not one of the hidden Runes and not a part of the 4th Aett of the Anglo-Saxons. Also the Rune itself is clearly a spear or an Irmisul, certainly not a sword.

I reasoned that if there was a 4th Graal Rune it has to be located in the 4th Aett and logically one should expect to find it immediately before the Calc Rune. I have in the past given consideration to the 30th Rune, Cweorth but always dismissing it due to lack of any evidence-until now that is!

In the last 24 hours evidence in support of Cweorth being the 4th Graal Rune was supplied to me by a poster by the name of OPersephone and I am grateful for her scholarship. Furthermore this link was confirmed separately by Wulf Ingesunnu in the latest edition of Spear of Woden. Wulf writes "the fourth, Cweorth could refer to a sword." OPersophene writes:

"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 could be 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"."

Britain and Ireland share a similar megalithic culture and as scientists have shown, the same Indo-European DNA. The site at Stonehenge was the centre of a British Isles wide sacred solar cult and what has survived are the remnants of the lost sunken northern civilisation of Atland, referred to in the Frisian Oera Linda Book. The Graal Runes hold the key to this knowledge and it is part of the task of the Ages for Woden Initiates now to unlock this knowledge.