Totemism in Norse Culture

Totemism in Norse Culture

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Then. Y. Then. The. Skeleton. Hello. My dear friends how, are you my. Name is Arthur ger and today I'm going to talk about totemism. And animal. Totems, in the Norse culture. This. Video is part, of the Vikings, religious, symbols, video, but, I thought it would be better to make a video, solely, focused. On totemism. In the Norse culture, because. This, subject has more tribal, primitive. And shamanic, understandings. Then, the religious, symbolism I've presented on the previous video I will. Divide this video into two. Parts, first I, will give you a more historical. And archaeological. Approach to, animal, symbolism, India. To Nordic cultures, and then. I will speak about totemism. In the Norse culture. So. My dear friends let's. Get started at. First glance the, most predominant animals. Represented. In the Norse culture, are the, bear Raven. And wolf, these. Three animals are the most mentioned, in elite resources, and all, of them connected, to Odin. As, this, perfectly good example of a ninth century, figure, found, in Denmark, in lair, Odin. In his throne, itself. With his two Ravens huginn, and muninn and his, wolves in the back Gary. And Frankie. The. Wolf and the dog are, usually, the companions, in Seoul the journeys, to, the other world in votive, rituals, rituals. Dedicated, to specific duties. Most, often loading, to kill upon the deity and offer, as, sacrifice. Such animals, because they come, the victims, of the human sacrifice, into, their journey to the afterlife, dogs. And wolves are connected, with the warrior, ideology. Especially. For the Berserker, groups a group of young and married man who specialized, in the art of warfare. Several. Generations. Of warriors, combined, the name of battle. Terms weed, elements. Related, to dogs. And wolves also. Referring. To the initiation, of young people, into, the martial world although. The, Berserker, were warriors much, more connected, to bear cults, but. The very first warrior cults, were connected, to dogs and wolves, agent, indo-european. Wolf writes I have. A video precisely about. That, in. Northern, Europe these, wolf, rights and wolf, warriors, continue. To exist although at, a certain, point in Scandinavia. Story there, was a clear, division between warrior. Bear cults, and warrior. Wolf goats, the. Bear coats started, to be the official, elite warriors, of the Norse society, while, the wolf coats started, to be exclusive. Of hot castes I do. Believe that the roof, at night wolf, warriors, progressively. Stop being elite, trained, warriors. And became. Unofficial. Troops. Mercenaries. There. Is this possibility, that. Outlaws. Murderers. Criminals. Of, all sorts who were cast out from the society, started. To form their own groups. Of warriors, precisely. Doing, the same thing the original, wolf warrior cults. Did, young. Warriors, who abandoned, society, and adopted, the characteristics. Of dogs, and wolves and became. Wild. In nature. The, wolf ignore might have been wild, groups of warriors, and later, became, elite, warriors. Accepted. By the society only. To be put aside once, again. And offer. Their, services as mercenaries when, they became, outlaws. More. Or less what happened, to, the medieval, religious. Military, hoarders, they, were accepted. And add great, power when, it suited, the nobility and were. Outlawed. And forbidden. To exercise, their duties, when, they became an, inconvenient. Student ability. Birds. Birds. Of prey such as hawks and falcons are, traditionally. Symbols, of aristocracy. While. The eagle is an, emblem of power and. Ravens. Of course not just related to wisdom, but, as birds, related, to death, carrying. The dead into the afterlife. For. Instance we have this example, of a, pendant. Demonstrating. Two, Ravens, metamorphosing. Into the. Horn, tips of a bearded figure which, demonstrates. The continuity. Of ancient. Pre Viking codes in the Nordic area. You. See impressed. Auric times birds, of prey, were often, related to death and the, journey into the afterlife but. This sort of beliefs, are much more evident, in pre-celtic, cultures. Of Western. Europe along. The Atlantic, we. Have many, representations, of, warriors. Dressed, as birds, and we, bird. Hats, representing. Diffusion. Between warrior. Coats and death, rituals, and the, entire, afterlife. Perspectives. Of warriors, being being carried, into the afterlife by, birds it. Was common, to leave dead warriors, on high places, to, be taken by birds of prey their. Bodies, destroyed and, carried, by birds into the heavens, this. Sort of Western, European, traditions. Were, later adopted, by Scandinavians. Which, is why I do believe, the so called blood, eagle. Isn't, what we think it is I've. Also done a video about that one year ago. It's quite possible that the, description. Of the blood hiegel being a gruesome way of, punishment. And execution. Was, in fact an exaggeration. Made by, Christians. To amplify, the fear, people, had of those, terrible. Hidden. Norseman coming down the, frozen, wastes, to devour poor, innocent, Christians.

It's. Possible. That the blood Havel was actually. A ceremony. Invoking, the ancient. Early, Bronze Age, traditions. Of Western. Europe, leaving. The seized warriors, to birds or. It. Would have been a form of punishment to be eaten, by he, goes much, like the Greek myth of Prometheus. Being. Tied to a rock and every. Day an eagle, would heat his liver. That. Might be, what. The, blood eagle actually. Meant either, a ceremonial. Punishment, reserved, for, special warriors. Or a, death ritual, for the seized warriors. The. Use of an eagle is curious, because to the Greeks, it, was the personification of Zeus. So, maybe at a certain, point to, the Scandinavians. It. Was linked to holding as a, warrior and death date II and warriors. Of great renown weren't. Carried by crows or ravens or other carrion, birds but by the noble, cable of Odin, let's. Not forget that he does heal itself, with, all its animals, there, is a great eagle on the very top of the cosmic tree a very, widespread type, of amulet, in the Viking Age both in the finland area and in british, isles was. The use of versity. Both, bronze, imitations, and original, pieces it. Was supposed to contain magical. Properties, related, to the capture of the spirit, of the bear, there. Is a good example of, that in the Finnish culture, this. Word, right here which. I won't, try to pronounce it's, in Finnish and, roughly. Translated, it means bear. Hunting, feast. Prehistoric. Connotations. To the bear hunt and acquiring. The bear spirit to absorb, the bear qualities. Another. Example, in the reference, Sagara got the character, bode far has his soul transformed. Into a bear a reference. To the ancient. Prayer, Christian, rituals, still preserved, in movie medieval, literature. To. Our prehistoric ancestors, the, bear was seen as a sort of wild. Brother, our wild. Selves, for. Centuries the bear was considered, to, be a symbol, of an ability and power, and for, millennia, the bear was the king of the forests. Thus. His, connection, to royalty, before the lion was introduced, by, political. And religious, powers, which, came much, later into. The European, background. Anyway. In, the Scandinavian, case. And with, great prominence. During the Viking Age the, bear code was still alive as we, understand, in the figures of the Berserker. Ferocity. Strength. Endurance. Were. The, qualities sucked, by these warriors. But. As I've said there is always this idea of this, bear cult being linked to Odin, but, the bear is one of the very few animals, in the Scandinavian religious. Context, that, wasn't. Actually, linked to holding, for a very, long time in, history of Scandinavia, only. When Odin became, the god of kings. Sure. The bear was also, a symbol of royalty. But. That was much more in, pre-celtic, and Celtic, backgrounds. Not, much in. Scandinavia. It's. Quite possible, that the, bear cult is linked, to the God who learn, and not. Odin, because who drew before holding was, seen as the actual God ruling, the hayseed, sitting, on the throne and that mythological, past can still be remembered, in, detail, when, Odin, was, expelled, from, house guard and it, was who who. Was called by, the gods to sit on the throne this. Is a tale invoking, a Scandinavian, past when a god and the goddess of winter, and hunting, wore the, divine pair of the natives of Scandinavia. Before. The introduction, of the warrior. Cult of Odin, I highly. Doubt that the, Berserker, wore into an OD neck cult it's, much more plausible that they, embraced, a pray stoic bear cult still alive during the Viking, Age much, more tribal and Titanic in nature and that same, cult became, linked, to hula, while. The wolf raven, eagle and the serpent, were two-timing symbols, of OD the. Serpent, it, wasn't just a symbol of wisdom and protection, but also of the preservation of, the natural order and stability of, the universe, therefore. Also a symbol of chaos, because without chaos, there is no need for order. Chaos. Is the ever-changing, force, in the universe, that forces. The inevitable, change and evolution, of everything, the. Serpent, is linked, to many tonic deities, and the world spirits, precisely. For, being an animal, that lives in the earth comes. Out of the very soil from, darkness, coming.

To The surface to. Give the knowledge of hidden, secrets an. Animal. Associated. With Loki, hell goal, vague and her forms, as hater horrible, de huracán etc, but the serpent is also connected to Holden. Holdin. Metamorphosed. Into a snake, to, get to the meat of poetry, for, instance this. Metamorphosis, is exactly, what happened, to, the. Two, to Odin in religious, terms he, took many forms, and many, names because, when he was introduced, in Scandinavia. Many, local, deities were syncretized, combined. In a figure of Odin, Odin. Absorbed. Attributes, of other deities but. The serpent, continued, to be linked to holding, because, he, absorbed. Some of the underworld, Scandinavian. Gods, the. Earliest, scanning, even God similar, to Odin that we know of was. The Bronze Age spear, God engraved, on stone, we, huge, proportions. When compared, to other, elements, around, the. Importance, of this state is clear, he, was depicted as very. Big occupying. A large area of the rock surface as you, can see with those, people there for, scale this. Spear, God was a nature God as well, as a donek God chaotic. In nature the. Scandinavian, holding, before the cult of the Germanic Odin was introduced, in Scandinavia. Some. Of his prehistoric, myths. Remained. In the poems about holding. Becoming, a serpent, now. Talking about totemism. In the Norse culture. Totemism. In its spiritual. Essence, is the term to refer to the relationship, of spiritual. Bond between, a, human, or groups. Of humans with, specific, animals, and plants, the. Animal totem is generally. Understood to, be an ancestor, a guardian. A spiritual. Entity who. Provides, something, positive. To, the human, or humans. It's bound to and. In. The north's culture the animal, totem is intimately. Linked, to the spiritual, self, meaning. That it's not just an entity we can call upon like, a god or a goddess but. A spiritual. Entity that, it's part, of us directly. Connected. Two HUS do, two also being an ancestor, to the. Pre-christian, Norse and, certain. Germanic groups, totemism. Is manifested. In both animal. Helping, spirits, and animals. Of military, groups, incorporating. Shamanic. Practices. And trance. Techniques. Such. As we have seen before in, the berserker. And true third. Let's. Start by addressing, the figure. I'm, sure you are familiar with the term philia. Meaning, follower. Or also, fill your na something, that fetches, this. Term can be better understood if. We remember. That in sada the practitioner, of sailor is capable, of sending. Forth, its mind. In the form of an animal to do something, to catch fetch. Bring. Back the, embodiment, of the will of the practitioner. Of sailor to, physically, do and attract, things, and, most. Often this embodiment, of the will comes, in the form of a, cat, also. Ravens in general, we are talking about familiar. Spirits which later came to be understood as, the pets, of witches. In. The, north's tradition, the figure are spiritual. Entities, capable, of being. Controlled, or helping, someone because, they are attached, to the self being. Part of ourselves but at the same time, spiritual. Entities, with life of their own their, own individual. Existence, the. North's concept of the soul is complex, and divided.

Into Many parts and certain, parts are influenced. By our ancestors. And other. Spiritual, entities which, is why the figure, are part, of our spiritual, self, in. Old Norse literature, the figure are only, seen in dreams, or by people capable. Of seeing them with supernatural powers, they. Appear, in the shapes of women, or animals. But, are a sort, of doppelganger. Of the person, and can, act on behalf of the person or appear, instead, of the person, upon. A person's death the field yet live, the person, and becomes. An independent. Being, so, it's not like the concept of soul, in the, Christian perspective, it's. Just part. Of the soul of the individual, a sort of individual. Spiritual, being residing, in, and witness. However. It's possible that the philia can be transferred. To other family. Members, if, a certain relationship, is maintained, and so. The philia or the, future will, continue, to help future, generations. This, is because these spiritual. Entities are also associated to, the personified. Lack of a person, which is the India. But. I'll do a video just about. The, parts of the self in the near future so, the, figure, is understood. As animal, totems for. Instance a person of noble birth would have a figure in the form of a bear or a, boar a savage, person, very violent, in nature would. Have a wolf a sorcerer. Probably. A raven, or a serpent, etc. A helping, spirit, taking the characteristics. Of the person and vice versa the, person leaves by her or his totem, learning. From them acting, like them into, realizing their, characteristics. The. Gods themselves have, their own figure. Their own animal, totems, afraid. The, boar and horse Odin. Has Wolf's grave and serpents, and also horses, Freya. The cat and the boar poor, the goats hungry, Balder the wolf and serpent, in cave bear hell also, has the serpent, dragon, etc. Then. We have military societies. And warrior, groups who, adopted, the totemic view, of the world and to. The Norse the wolf and the bear were usually the totemic animals of these warrior, group's much. Praised, for, their ferocity, and, strength. The. Initiation, rites of young, warriors, usually. Involved. Spending. A period of time alone in the wilderness they. Would have to survive, by adopting, the. Of wild. Animals, such as the wolf and the bear obtaining. Food by hunting, gathering. And also, stealing, provisions. From other packs. Meaning. Villages. Towns, and even, other groups, of warriors. Constantly. Risking, their lives. The. Savage, world, and the life beyond the limits of the civilized, life was, the training ground, of these warriors on this. Case it's not about the individuals. Totem, but, about the totem, adopted, by the group, so.

Each Warrior adopted, the animal spirit of their group and acted, like so during, and after, their training, the. Warrior, achieved, a state of spiritual, unification. With the animal totem which, could be announced, with. Shamanic. And trance, techniques, or, even. With the conception, of psychotropic. Substances. The. Warriors would also dress, themselves in, a ritual, costume made from the hide of the. Animal so. To these warriors, embracing. The animal, totem, had to be a complete, process, of restoration both, in, and out. Becoming. The animal, themselves, it was, more than a mere symbolic, transformation. The. Figure, in this case is not just a helping spirit the, person was possessed, by the philia which, leads us to the spiritual. Level of shape-shifting. Shamanistic. Ish shamanistic, activities, within such warrior groups was precisely, to reach out to, the philia and take, a sort of pact. With it becoming. One the shape-shifting. Of the spiritual, self. Before. I say goodbye I want to leave a little message. Each. One of us as a, beast weeding, some. Of it in deep slumber and others have it on a lethargic. State. Once, in a while the Beast steers, and is aware of its condition, and wants to get out and it's. A great pain, to see it cannot break its chains, in. Our civilized, world we have built cages, to keep our wildest. Desires away. From this illusion. Of a sophisticated and enlightened. Existence. Brought, about by the evolution, of societies. It's. An irony really, oh the. Effort to domesticate, nature, and we, ended up domesticating. Ourselves. So. Once, in a while how. Just. Give it a try you won't be disappointed, at, first it will seem totally silly, until, you understand, the sense of freedom, it gives you how. Once, in a while unleash, the curl of the wilds from deep inside and let the winds carry it show. The world that the Beast is still very much alive and, oh, the, efforts of the society, to contain it weren't. Enough to silence it let. Them know and let them hear that, the old gods are still around. Alright, my dear friends thank. You so much for watching and see. You on the next video I put. It on.

2018-09-08 07:03

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Your videos are so comprehensive and inspiring. Are there any books, fiction or non-fiction, that are based around norse spirituality / magic?

Thank you very much. I believe so yes, but so far I was absolutely astonished when I played Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they really captured the Norse spirituality in a way I had never seen before. Especially if you join the Thieves Guild and then the Nightingales, the concept of Hamingja is perfectly explained without saying it's Hamingja, but it was one of the best explenation so far. This is just one single example. But of course, you already have to know the basis of Norse spirituality to be able to catpure the concepts in that game. I have loads of books on Norse spirituality but honestly, I cannot recommend any because so far they aren't that good. I'll advise you to try to read academic works on Seidr, perhaps the ones written by Marianne Guckelsberger and especially Eldar Heide.

Yet another excellent video! Vielen dank, you wonderful soul! All the effort you put into your videos is very much appreciated!

Thank you very much ^^ glad you enjoyed it ^^

I have a particular devotion to Ullr and found your comments on his prior role among the Aesir and identification with the bear to be enlightening.

Great to know that. Ullr is one of the 4 deities my ancestors honoured (the last pagans I've met from my family, very old and wizened) and I've been trying very hard to maintain that. So that makes two of us; Ullr is indeed a very interesting deity.

Fascinating and informative as always. Thank you for the video. I was completely unaware of the warrior wolf cults or plant totems before watching this. Perhaps I've missed a discussion of this topic in earlier videos, but if birds were once thought to carry away fallen warriors, does that mean the Valkyries "evolved" from birds - perhaps eagles or ravens? (I'm not quite sure how to express this idea.) I especially enjoyed the cinematography in the opening section; It was very beautiful and interesting.

Thank YOU!

Valkyries have been associated with ravens many times, much like the Celtic goddess Morigan who shapeshifts winto a wolf and also raven, and ravens are hers to send into the battle field, just like Odin's ravens. It's what occasionally happened after a battle - a feast for ravens. Thank you so much for your feedback friend ^^

That song sounded beautiful

Thank you ^^

That lightning strike woke the Wolf up inside of me.

Good, good ^^

FUCK THE MENAGERIES, unleash the beast within!

This is a really good one, my favorite of yours so far.

This is the meaning of the Raven Medicine card that I think everyone should take a look at, including you Arith. It’s extremely amazing.

I’ll raise a horn to this!

hehe thank you ^^

As always amazing video,I love your work :D I see many neo nazis or Hitler lovers on pagan oriented channels. What is your opinion about this?

Was it you singing?

Didn't notice it was you until now

Yes hehe, these past videos I've been singing lol, it's been fun to me at least :P

The rock paintings made me think of the Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset, England. It is s figure carved inti the hillside and thought to be linked to a fertility entity of the Celtic Britons. Every day I shower bare skinned (not a pretty sight) does that make me a beserker?

It's a bummer!

lol jesus christ, old gods, new gods and every f***ing god there is xD don't want to even think about it lol, that's a bad way to go :o

Or if you drop the soap in a communal shower :p

Haha indeed, you do have a point :p It's only painful to one's liver with the consumption of psychotropic substances or the fermentation of honey :o

Only if the water's too hot or cold. Is it painful having a berserker inside of you? :o

I don't know... do you shout in rage while you shower naked? If so, you might have a little berserker inside you :P

Wonderful video. One note, Ravens are Carrion birds as opposed to birds of prey. Carrion eaters (Ravens, wolves, etc) are associated with Óðinn in his role of psychopomp while the Eagle leans to his power in war. This is why I also see vultures and other carrion eaters being associated with Óðinn as well. I enjoy your insights and the well constructed videos. Keep up the good work. May your Ancestors smile on you.

Don't worry. Certainly the quality counts of course, but it's the knowledge we share that trully matters ^^ and thank you for your support as well :D

Thanks, if you hit the early stuff, my production quality was real low, it gets better with time. Love your stuff and recommend it frequently.

Going to check your channel and subscribe :p

My pleasure. This vid actually gave me a few ideas for future entries on my channel as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thank you for your words and for pointing that out. Much appreciated ^^

The way you back up these topics with historical fact is very helpful and the way you interject your personal opinions adds to the subject rather than subtracting from it. I appreciate it.

thank you very much ^^

Arith... Your channel is excellent...

Thank you very much, I'm happy that you think so ^^

Thank you for your work! I've been greatly enjoying your videos and find them informative and insightful. It's refreshing to find a educated person of our religion to learn more from, without the bombast of some or the lack of wonder/faith of others. Thanks again!

Thank you for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated ^^ I'm glad you are enjoying my videos and the content I create! :D

high arith. really enjoyed that intro. oowwooooh. hahaha. tattoo's can have totem powers. when i was young i joined the canadian army. i had got tattoo's of the hawk the panther fighting the serpent. in my mind i felt i gained the eye of the hawk and the speed of the cat. this was not so deliberate as it was instinctive i realize now. we are our ancestors. even though i'm a completely modern person with science based beliefs. i enjoy your interpretations of our myths and can easily compare the two. space and the void for instance. u seem to have a pretty good handle on the ideas. it seems quite a few ancient peoples left bodies as carrion for birds. as i watched i mused how hindu seems similar sometimes. very enjoyable. thank yew gare

Thank you my good friends for your words! We still have much of our ancestors in us and through our actions they manifest themselves :p

Amazing video! Thank you from Ravengirl.

Thank you Ravengirl ^^ :D

I assume that you already know this, but

Wonderful! Thank you so much!

and thank you for watching! :D

Thanks for touching this subject Arith, I can honestly say your videos lately have been of great use and quality. I've been aware of my fylgjer for a long time now so I'm looking forward to what you bring up next in relation to this area along with generally. But where was the ghostly sprinkler this time??? LOL!

Thank you ^^ I shall speak more about the Fylgjur on other videos; when speaking about spirituality and the concept of the soul in Norse spirituality it's inevitable speaking of the Fylgja. Yeah this time no ghostly sprinkler lol, but when the pipes burst it's a poltergeist!

Oh yes, another video that more should see. The thunder legit made me flinch

Hehe thank you :)

Yet another great and informative video. Much thanks from an America Heathen

Ha don't forget to howl, love the advice!! So true

I have a statue of him on the altar above my desk. I love Winter, my attachment to him becomes, therefore, sort of natural! As we live right against the mountains here, Skadi is another one I have represented. I had read before that he was the likely chief of the Aesir before the Odin cult supplanted him. I realize there is nothing specifically said to this effect, but it seems Ullr is somewhat heremitical and stays apart from the other Gods. Being a hermit myself, I resonate!

Thank you Arith Härger, you're an awesome source of knowledge, and I am grateful to you.

thank you for being here to watch this content ^^

Thank you for this video. Also, AROOOOOOOOOOooooOOOOOOO!!!

Thank you and YES! as long as people howl once in a while the Old Gods will hear the call :D

Hmmm. I mean... im nor an expert by any means... but if someone had particularly betrayed me in such a way that those i loved were killed... i would seek vengeance in as painful a way as possible... the motive for such things exists as long as man thirsts for the unquenchable

Deep gratitude from a Norse American. Your videos provide deep cultural knowledge that both enlightens and inspires. My fellow European Settlers upon this land need cultural identity so to stop destroying others. Arrrroooooo! HOOYAH!!!!

Thank you very much ^^ I do hope that my videos are useful somehow ^^

I'll try :p

Keep up the singing!!

I like your song!

Thank you ^^ hehe

I had a dream once of a wolf, bear, and serpent. The animals were all enlarged and the wolf and bear protected me from the serpent that was trying to attack me. After they killed the serpent the wolf sat in front of me and let me touch it's nose as the bear lumbered off into the distance. At this point in time I thought that they wolf and bear were my fylgja and named them amd even bought little statues so I might communicate with them at a later date.

Zeus-Ziu-Tiw-Tyr it is possible that the Eagle was linked to Tyr, being the og skyfather and warrior god of indo-Europeans

Dear friend, you are amazing!!! Thank you again for educating and inspiring me..tack så mycket!!!

Great videos Arith. Finally, a channel that feels right. My question is, in the old traditional ways. Did the totems pick their human hosts? And were all birds of prey totems? I never hear much about them.

Härger Thanks Arith

Don't worry, ask away, no problem. Sometimes it takes a while to answer or I don't answer at all because it's a lot of people at once and I'm just one and sometimes a few questions slip away my attention. In many cultures the hawk was a symbol of royalty. Hunting has always been a initiation rite into the warrior culture and then a way to practice killing and training the skill with weapons. Everyone could have a spear or bow and arrow to hunt, but hunting with a hawk was not for everyone, only the wealthy, only royalty. Hunting small game with hawks was for royalty because it was expensive to own hawks, train them and breed them in captivity. The hawk became a symbol of wealth and power, a symbol of the elite and their right to hunt. Power coming from above, deadly and precise.

+Arith Härger OK, one more question and I will leave you be. What was the significance of the hawk that appeared to be sitting on the eagles head in the picture of Odin in the Tree of Life?

+Arith Härger Thanks

When it comes to Scandinavia it's really hard to track totemism, but if we take in mind that humans moved to scandinavia during the last glacial period and they followed reindeers and elk from south to north, we might understand totemism. There are many similarities between prehistoric Iberian Peninsula and prehistoric Scandinavia, some of the concepts, ideas, religion and spirituality remained the same. Birds seemed to have played an important role in totemism as creatures that took the dead into the after life, mostly ravens and eagles; those are the birds most depicted in rock engravings and head and body dresses in prehistoric ceremonies and warrior rituals. There might have been other birds of course, but ravens and eagles were definitely the most used in religious symbolisms.

Do you have info on Ullr? Or maybe a book or site with decent info?

Thank you.☺

I'm preparing a video on Ullr for next year. Hard to get anything about Ullr because a lot was lost, especially when Odin was introduced in Scandinavia. So far I have good info on Ullr, and I would have more if I included my personal spirituality, but I think I'm going to stick with history and archaeology only on that one.

ok ok :/

+Arith Härger nope, just boxes on here... I'm thinking it must be my settings

Thank you hehe. Let's see if you can see the runes here, the ones we were talking about on patreon: Elder Futhark: ᛟ ᛞ ᛁ ᚾ Youger Futhark: ᚢ ᛏ ᛁ ᚾ / ᚢ ᚦ ᛁ ᚾ Medieval runes: ᚮ ᚧ ᛁ ᚿ ; ᚮ ᛑ ᚿ ᛁ ; ᚮ ᛑ ᛁ ᚿ ᚿ

What you said at the end. About the beast within. Were those your own words? It was definitely felt and understood so clearly.

Yes those are my words. You don't find that in historical records or in the scientific field :p hehe. On my line of work I cannot tell people to release the beast within hehe

You have great videos, mr. Harger. Thank you for interesting details and stories. . Keep the frequency clear! :shesmiles:

I'm so happy that I've found your channel. :-) Runes brought me here :-) Bye!

Thank you very much for your feedback, I do appreciate it ^^ thank you for taking your time to watch the content I create :D

Omgodzilla the start gave me chills

Arith Härger plz do!! ❤️

I love your show .. Thank you for such a inspiration

The runes are visible on my screen. Android phone, Galaxy S8.

Another informative video. Thank you, Arith

Very cool, all your videos are very informative. I feel drawn to shamanism, my last name actually has "shaman" in it (despite being an indian name)... even that root word sha, sham, is something I have seen in many diff cultures and languages, and can mean various things like shah for king or ruler, or sham for sun or evening/twilight, and I remember u mentioning how twilight is like that bridge btween day and night or the physical and spiritual worlds. I like the idea too of totems as it reminds me of the chakras and various animals associated with it (animals btw reminds me of the greek word "animas" which is also a reference to spirits that reside within).... but with the chakra system or the 3 worlds of the body, u got the serpent in the lower realm, the tiger/leopard in the middle, and the hawk/eagle for upper realm.... this is even symbolized with the griffin who is a mix of a lion, eagle, and snake. I wonder what my spirit animal is, I have not really been devoting enough time to getting in touch with my spiritual side.

To understand the Raven and his or her association with battle you have to imagine warriors flocking to war to feed off of the spoils just as the Raven did, understand also understand that eagles and falcons will flock to carrion, anyone that lives along side bald eagles will tell you they are notorious scavengers,

I truly appreciate your videos I have learned much about my ancestors from your in-depth explanation of the norse and viking world much forgotten today .. Keep up tje great works. And may the Old God bless u everyday.

Thank u again for your insights, my friend...

I caw, not howl (shrug).

​+MissfittEdger Hello there! In due time I shall make a video about Týr, but first Baldr, Idunn, Thor, Ullr and Heonir, probably by this order. Don't worry, if I don't die first, I shall make a video on Týr. Also, I've done a video about 10 books I consider the best to start with Scandinavian studies, but obviously I consult loads of books hehe. Once single video sometimes required info from 30 different books. But check that video if you haven't yet:

+Arith Härger Can you please do a video on Tyr? I have read what most would say are the go to books. But I feel like I've gotten more info from your videos than from any of the books I've read multiple times. Could you also give us a list of the books you go to get all your info? Thank you and Hail!

Wow. Just wow. 10/10 That intro was dynamite Skal!

Hehe thank you very much! :D

As always, brilliant.

Thank you :)

Oh wow! The mind of Yggdrasil. What wonderful art!

THANKs !! (()\ t.he E.ternal W.atcher /(-)) ה דייך למד מֱלָכִי־צֶדֶק ר גַבְרִיאֵל the Djin, Lamad: Mlki-Tzdq Rosh Javriel ( Melchizedek R Gabriel, d.d. L.-h' Z ) REMEMBER, There's Nothing Wrong with KNOWLEDGE, ONLY in How You USE It. FOR LIBERTY Is Knowledge and KNOWLEDGE Is FREEDOM!! LIGHT, LIFE And LOVE Are “ LAW ”  LOVE Is a Law  Of TRUTH! " ONE “, That  LIBERATES US ALL !!!

I’m actually working on my totem on my chest. I’m pretty excited to get it done.

+Arith Härger make a CD of that and sell it on bandcamp. I'd love to listen to that when I walk in the woods

This was a pretty great video of totenism as the norse saw it. I am more enlightened now, thanks!

I love the singing in the begining u can feel the sound

Absolutely Beautiful intro!!

I love to howl

had my headphones on blast when it happend, RIP ear drums

Arith you mean it man

Mine is the grey wolf

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