, as I have said I believe every word has many stories, so what else can this word teach us? In a manner befitting the great Woden, when he said “From a word to a word, I was lead to a word” I to will follow the words to try and find alternatives.
To gain the knowledge of the Runes, Woden hung upon a tree, said to be Yggdrasil, for nine days and nights. Many when looking at this myth, put high focus on the actions of Woden and rightly so, but what of the tree
As such when I offer an alternative view point, I do not claim it to be necessarily “correct” or the only one, in fact you will find in this website multiple ideas surrounding even one word, all of which I believe can be true at the same time, all of which could of been intended.
In the Völuspá it mentions that from Yggdrasil falls dew drops making the land below forever green. The dew drops falling represent that, that has just come to pass.
There are said to be three wells that nourish the roots of Yggdrasil, MimisBrunnr, Hvergelmir and the most famous of these wells Urðarbrunnr or “The well of Wyrd”.
no screen will protect one who fears fate. Eventual doom snatches everyone alive; there is no hole for evading death.”
The Rune poems are enigmatic in their construction, they appear to be some kind of riddle. Whilst many people have come to know the runes through the English translations, my question is, can you really decipher a riddle via a translation?
Unlike letters, which represent the ultimate reduction of an idea, symbols represent already formed ideas found in nature. Symbols came out of natural observations,
The only direct account we have of the Goddess Nerthus is via the famous work of Tacitus, “On the Origin and Situation of the Germans” or as it is more commonly known “Germania”. Although her mention is brief, this Goddess has enchanted many a researcher of our distant past.
The Boar helmet has been a potent symbol of warrior prowess through out the Indo-European world. This is not surprising considering the Boar, in short is a symbol of the transformative powers of meeting the struggle of life head on.