A script of Skírnismál
(Skirnis-mal) is awailable from
English version of Skírnismál (Skirnismál)
along with the original Icelandic text of the ancient poem and
illustrated "info on yule"
Info on yule
the kvæði of Edda, the sacred poems of the North, is the
natural, or Nature's, yule-tide.
yule is, a cycle, a "wheel", wheels that carry us
onwards on the
path of evolution. Life should flow along with
the wheels, cycles, thus set
turning. Any downwards turn is a
need for further creation. Without this
perpetual change in the
material world there would be no progress, no
creation, no "experiments", but stagnation only.
main characters of Skírnismál are: Freyr, Skírnir
The deepest meaning of the poem is: combination
of the worldly, material
side of life, here Gerður, and the
divine part of life, our innermost core,
is the rising sun at winter solstice in the North. He signifies
now the days are growing longer. Birth of the light of
Skírnir is a ray of divinity, an avatar, geisli,
that makes the
materially-oriented man realise how he shall
wither away if he does not find
his innermost divinity, his
real core and essence, his nourishment.
might need some notes on symbols and metaphores for the
minds, and the enlightened man, and the common
horse is a brilliant horse. It is the great, dynamic force of
vital energy. Horse is a vehicle. Takes us to Ásgarður.
The horse indicates
the will to reach our divine innermost
core, and the will to help mankind to
do so when dark ages and
bad times are prevailing. The horse Sleipnir is our
our human nervous system, means to reach the divine,
real selves, our innermost core and essence:
the man that understands the term enlightenment, Skírnismál
taken as the dawn of a new cycle in life, the
beginning on the path leading
inwards towards the true,
infinite consciousness in man, ginnungagap. And
that for sure will show up, -- will sooner or later be ours --,
sæla of goddess Sun, bliss, ananda, imbibed into our very
Into every cell. Hamingja.
common, blind man takes here his first step to understand pure
profound heathenry and he should learn about what beauty
awaits him in life
when he sees Truth.
the shining one, the clear one, the illuminated one, the
one, is our inner force coming into our life for real, a
divine life force.
We might need some knowledge in order to
understand. Giving knowledge is the
task performed by Skírnir.
He descends from divinity to put things right so
that we shall
remember the purpose of life, which is not the material
only, -- the gold in Gymisgarðar, even if material bounty,
and prosperity, is a prerequisite for life. Freyr also
stands for that. We
wish, according to the Frey-cult: happy
yule-tide, peace (frith) and
prosperity for the whole year (ár,
word gísl in Icelandic means a hostage or as gísli a
ray, geisli. Where
vanir are sent to æsir as gíslar,
I prefer the meaning rays, avatar, rays of
inner most subtle
divinity, the spiritual Sun, the goddess. Vísu vanir
Here Skírnir is the divine ray from the
vanur Freyr to human Gerður. The
race of þurses needs
the wisdom that still is veiled for us, or the þurs in
spiritual Sun (a goddess), was hidden or covered for us, but is
rediscovered -- by our own effort. Our acceptance.
golden apples are means for immortality, they are ambrosia,
Iðunn, ever-renewing, always-loving, keeps the
gods and goddesses, the Laws
of Nature, the
perpetually-creating powers and evolutionary positive
ever-young. The apples (mead of immortality) are for
our body-cells too. The
apples, that are actually gotten from
the performing of the valkyrja "Óðinn
Óðinn" (Hávamál), are means for man
to accomplish, -- or do lead
man to --, immortality, pace by
pace. This is his evolution. Purpose of his
very lives, each
mountains and the flame vafurlogi are our creation as
between our world of thoughts and pure consciousness
within, Actually there
is no obstacle on the way between
Ásgarður and Miðgarður, from man to
innermost essence, ginnungagap, our innermost ourselves.
path is natural, and is a pathless path (as it is here and now,
is the only enemy to himself, and the lovely mind is a silly
from the marvellous track! We seek out there, but
should search in here.
we know that we will succeed in our task with the divine sword
being determined) and the horse (our vehicle and worldly
will power and
means, --something like Þór in us).
"Otherwise Gymir will take us both"
(in us) is our will to ascend to the tallest peaks. She, as you
gets Skírnir to move. Note that Skaði is a
þurs-maiden in us, but a sheer
bride of gods.
shortest day of the year is, in the North that is, on the 22nd, or
or 20th of December. Yule-tide has been in the North for
thousands of years. Christian Christmas is a
recent invention on our light
of life being born. Going south
of equator we would have Easter in spring
and yule at
winter-solstice (20th-23rd June). This means: the longest day
in December (summer solstice), and the shortest day, yule,
in June. Easter,
of course, always spring, but not celebrated
in autumn as is Sif the
Frey-cult, a-satru, paganry, heathenry, is here in discussion. It
ancient, It suffers from our neglect at times, like the
Sleeping Beauty, but
always wakes up again. The joy of yule is
always there. That is why yule is
yule tree that usually is any evergreen or one made of wood and
green, the gifts, the decoration on the tree, the
apples, the cleaning of
the house, the yule-cake, presents,
giving food to ancestors and elves, and
so on, are age old
symbols for what yule means to us.
When we hang the candy on
the tree we say food, when we hang up the fancy
balls we mean
11 golden apples, when we light the candles we help Skírnir,
the light of life to be born, the sunlight to come,
(Sun is a goddess within us,
you know, becoming hamingja when imbibed into
yule-tide mother Earth is rocking us, her bairns (children),
renewal of growth, the light is defeating darkness, the
light is being born,
natalia, life is outsmarting death,
victory of life.
We find these seasonal cycles in Greek
mythology as Kore, Hades, Demeter.
Yule is the renewal of the
has been given a heathen role in the yule context, i.e. the
concept: the new born light baby, noël, birth of a
feeble light of life. But
yule has nothing to do with belief or
þeocracies. Yule is (1) Nature's
feast. Nature is a veil,
-- hides from our worldly sight, the mystical and
spirit, Reality, ginnungagap. Just as we do, when we see our
but see not that we are ginnungagap.
Yule is (2) to reach
ginnungagap, the Reality of life, we probe within to
we are looking for.
language and personification are misleading, and idols seem to
lost the original meaning: Idols are only cues and lead us
inwards. They can
never be worthshipped. They are our
indications only. Our pathfinders.
symbols, idols, can mislead the ignorant, the common blind
Idols are not worshipped, but “worth-shipped” as cues
into Reality witin us.
concepts (that we know and see) are used to explain the
that we do not see with our worldly eyes. Some men,
of course, are close to
the animal stage, i.e. still live a
life-span on coarse stages on the ladder
of human evolution,
and they take no interest in the profound meaning. Still
like yule and celebrate something joyful.
At all times there
are more refined souls living on this our beloved mother
in Miðgarður, world of Loki, and they see -- through the
code language --the real meaning. So there is allegory
all the way through
the mystics of myths for those who care to
see. Endless levels of
was not born the Anno Domini, anno zero, invented by the
Roman Empire. And Jesus did not have his
birthday on the 25th of December
nor on the 6th of January. His
name never was Jesus, and he warned against
and he did not know that christianiy would be invented --
against his ideas and opposite to them. Whatever we label
it, yule is joy in
implies the days or weeks before the shortest day of the year,
winter solstice, and days or weeks after winter solstice
belong to it as
well. All of Christmass, darkness mass,
saturnalia, is heathen myths and
symbols, like Lucia the 4 lit
points (spokes) of the wheel.
is the god of fertility, love, peace, prosperity, progeny, food
animals and men. Freyr abides within every man, and within
He is a phallic symbol for some, as
progeny and life is a precious thing for
every human being, and
the succession of life on earth is man's means to
reach the highest form or perfection. Síðhöttur
perfection, artha: aim).
is a þurs-maiden. Her father is Gymir the þurs. That
Gymisdóttir is worldly, and her
father is ancient, and perhaps a previous
state of evolution.
She symbolises growth, garden, vegetation. She is a
for renewal of, and continuation of, life on earth.
also means our doings, acts, actions, performances, in material
Them we should put right. Right? Connect us to our
nourishing source and
essence. That is what union, marriage in
myths, stands for.
is why we so desperately need her to play her vital role in the
life. If there is no Gerður then there is no
possibility for our further
If there is no
material life, only inertness of the coffie-brake at Helia
or if there are only materially-oriented actions in life- on
visible surface of life, we wither away (goat's urine,
Frey's hog, is a fertility symbol.
Frey's sword is his weapon
to fight the all-devastating Surtur at ragnarök,
gives his sword away to Skírnir in order to have him well
on his task to safe us (humanity and life on earth).
Freyr misses his sword
badly at ragnarök when he has to
cycle of Surtur and Freyr was when a papal bull ordered the
all sacred fanes, hofs, shrines, and groves and
trees, and people alive at
the stake, in Europe. The Frey-cult
has no weapon to fight invading armies,
as it is peace and
prosperity only. Our only barátta (battle of life) is
should be, to fight for the continuation of humanity on the
path on which the human race is (-- should be).
is Skírni's task?
-His task is to persuade Gerður to
-Without our divine part we dry
This, too, is the only way to secure food and prosperity
Myths contain countless levels of understanding.
divine Freyr and the worldly Gerður, one without the other,
count as a perfect life. Our divine innermost core --
here Freyr and love
of life within us -- combined with Gerður's
love -- the worldly side of our
human existence -- is a must
for us if we are to live, survive, prosper,
evolve to a higher
state of consciousness.
woos to Gerður for Freyr, i.e. on his beahalf. Freyr as a god
not go himself to Gerður. His servant and friend, the
warmth and divine
light of life, takes on this task to make
Freyr happy, and to give us the
promise for continuity of life.
is Frey's father. Perhaps Njörður is our origin of life
in the sea.
Njörður is the sea-god, and might be past
phases of our evolution, passed
life-spans and past
Njörður, Freyr and Freyja are vanir. (Not
the same as æsir).
our will to seek hights in human existence, has the spirit
mountains. She skies and hunts. Note that she is a
þurs-maiden in us.
When her father Þjazi, (past
stage of evolution), was gotten rid of, she, as
northern female character in a heathen myth, gets angry, and
from æsir a compensation for the great
father-loss. That is granted to her.
And she can choose for
herself a husband from æsir. She is trying to get
the beautiful sun-god, but is stuck with Njörður, i.e. we
to past evolution and experiences. Njörður
can not stand the mountain tops,
Skaði is bored to sickness
by the sea. See this as inner conflict of every
Experience-evolution pulling in one direction each.
we are in the realm of Northern myths, male and female powers make
compromise: nine nights (no actual time) by the sea, nine (no
in the mountains.
The eyes of Þjazi (past
stage) were thrown up onto the sky (found in Orion).
is a most elevated place (-shelf; polar star, mons coelius).
there Heimdallur, the bright one, (Sefeus) sees over all
are men in Miðgarður, we are Loki in the world of men.
That is the part
the kids and grown-ups play in this
script of Skírnismál. It is not taking
outside of us at all.
For us it is a matter of life or death
whether Gerður promises to love Freyr
or refuses to do so.
We do take part in the play, as it is vital for us to
in the real play of life.
We are not passive
Skírnir in us has to do something. We have
to act too. Life does not go on
without action. Even breathing
and heartbeat are actions, however subtle and
natural they may
be. We are always compelled to perform an action in order
live. Right action it should be of course. Only by following the
(yule) set turning can we find out right and wrong. No
dogmas or creeds can
ever tell us.
shall consider - I here include another example of the need for
life - what the myth about Týr... (the god of
justice, righteousness, good
valid deeds and who is truly
valiant, týr being the sacrifice of
cosmic consciousness on a deeper level of understanding)
telling us when Fenrisúlfur (Fenrir the wolf, deterioration
deeds) is bound:
Drómi and Læðingur
are sloth and inertness and laziness, and these do not
fetters on evil and negativity.
Gleipnir is the magical means
of genius, magic and knowledge. It holds the
raganrök, so that creative powers may bloom and prosper.
is the valiant one to get Fenrir to put Gleipnir on. Only by
a valkyrja (transcending the world of matter) can
this be acomplished.
We should study this myth. It teaches us a
The sacrifice of Týr is in core and essence
nirvana. That is how we gain
Jólasveinar, yule boys, are around a
lot during yule. In the Scandinavian
languages a jólasveinn
is a julenisse. Nisse could be a nick name for Saint
usually called Santa Claus. We do not know for sure. Nisser
much older than Santa. Nisser are good creatures at
yule-tide, and the
oppressors (Roman Empire) could not control
them. Did they put Santa in the
place of nisser, and why?
jólasveinar might be ancestors or gods.
The church tried
to create fear during yule-tide, and said jólasveinar
form: jólasveinn) in Iceland to be wicked and evil and
man-creatures coming from the mountains. They were said to
steal food, said
to frighten sheep, to frighten kids and
grown-ups, to snatch candles, -- and
people should hate them.
At the best they were said to be stupid and they
ridiculed, and even said not to exist at all. (Santa gets that
sometimes too, from "big" kids.)
real story might go like this:
Ancestors are held in great
esteem in paganry. They symbolise continuity of
our human race
and we pay due reverence to the wisdom of gone generations.
was put out for elves and food was given to rever ancestors.
Christianity this was banned. The church taught that
were evil (meaning: ancestor-reverence is
banned; but still we gave
food-sacrifices to our ancestors -
only under disguise, i.e. gave them food,
and said: -Oh! They
might just as well be our gods, as Óðinn is Jólnir
jólasveinar and Grýla (Gerður)
(pronounced: Staick-ya-steurr; the accent always on the
syllable in Icelandic), is a jólasveinn. He is
said to frighten sheep, but
the thing is that sheep is
fertilised during this period of the year, so
that lambs shall
be borne in spring. Stekkjastaur is a phallic symbol in the
that he looks into the sheep-sheds to make sure that all is in
is an ancestor who cares. Phallic?
and leprechauns and the like, might have the same story to
Something sacred to heathen men, put in disguise, as it
was banned by
penalty of a horrible death.
mother of the jólasveinar is called Grýla.
said to be a terrible female that takes naughty kids and cooks
and eats them. Christian parents used her to frighten kids
to obey. Grýla is
around during yule.
The real story
Gerður was held in great esteem during yule. This
annoyed the new, ruling,
terribly, and they could not kill Gerður and the
heathen yule, could not burn her at the stake, so they made her
changed her into a threat to get obedience. Just like
they use hells to get
obedience to their rules.
know that Hel (Helia) is only a soothing coffee-brake between
the þeocracy only abuses the peaceful
beautiful ice-cold name.
The Semitic Hell is a tool for
is a tool for dominance urge too: if you obey you get......, if
disobey Santa punishes.......
sometimes has horns on her head. These might be the horns of the
Heiðrún (Capella). Horns are fertility (-of the
earth-) symbols. Gerður
might have worn horns at
yule-feasts, as a symbol of fertility. Golden horns
and also spiritual values to gain. The proverb "gull og
skógar" (gold and green woods) means
abundance of earthly blessings, bounty,
and spiritual values.
comparison of symbols: Sif, Þór's wife has golden
hair. Her golden hair
is the yellow grains on the ripe field,
crop, food, prosperity, means of
living. --- And divine gold as
a reward that we gain for our each step on
the ladder of
The gold of Ægir (spiritual treasures,
valuables) in the abyss of the
of these above mentioned personifications are said to live in
cliffs. This says: something is hidden in here. (The
cliff Hnitbjörg is
within every man.)
(troll maidens) and þurses are heathen creatures. They are
to lure men to their mountain-caves, and the only
salvation from them is to
go to church and drink Christ's blood
and eat Christ's flesh. I wonder if
beloved Mother Earth the great goddess of care, Mother
or treasured Freyja the great goddess of unbounded love for
(Brísingamen), that were banned under the
church's God-monopoly and
þeocracy. Or Gunnlöð
that holds the mead of wisdom in her cliff (in us),
skessur are really good once a man got to know them. Why is
One troll-maiden even said: "We, the skessur, would
not forget the birthday
of Jesus if he had done as much for us
as you men claim he has done for
you." And she gave men a
rectified calender so that they would not forget
date for yule!!! (Folk-lore.)
Some humans fell in love with
skessur in the mountains. Those men had to
choose from two
alternatives: stay with the her in her mountain-cave and
to return to the church's community, or leave her and belong to
same goes for elves. Two options: be outlawed from the x-tian
and live with the elves in their cliffs full of
treasures, or leave the
elves and come to church.
Semitic invention called Devil sometimes has horns. This implies
everything pagan and sacred to heathens was put on that
new concept: devil.
A lot of brainwashing is still going strong
-Why do we not see it?
-Because of the
brainwashing, of course?
sacred cats had to be killed. What did they do to that pagan
Jólakötturinn (the yule cat) eats those
who do not get any new garment for
yule. A new garment means a
new spring to come. The poorest and least loved
got no present
at yule, and people in Iceland were starving under Lutherism
the church confiscated their farms, one after the other..
was the cat turned into a man-eating monster at yule-tide?
is because it is sacred to heathens.
real story about the cat might be: We know that Freyja's means
transport are her cats. They (the cats of Freyja) are the
vehicle for the
power of universal and unconditioned love (i.e.
goddess Freyja), and
Freyja's concern is all for the human
race. Her precious Brísingamen (the
talisman, or gem, or
necklace of Brísingar) is the human race. And we know
cats are sacred animals. Even their noble eyes symbolise the
mystery of our moon on the night-sky.
empire realised that the praise of cats had to be killed by
means (the so-called holy means: real cats were tortured
and killed, said to
be incarnated evil spirits), as sacred cats
(symbolically that is) are a
part of the heathen Frey-cult.
Cats (vehicle of love) form a part of Freyja,
the great goddess
of the North. Freyja is unconditioned love, that knows no
sided ethics of "I love you if you obey my rules --- if you
obey I have a terrible revenge in store for you",
which some religions
(warfare in disguise) use on their
credulous members. (Þeocratic claim for
obedience for egoistic purposes).
the heathen female divinity, is the eternal continuum of
dynamism. Knowing this makes a ruling institution
completely unnecessary and can altogether be
dismissed. What kind of people
wants rules from outside instead
of inner creative dynamism? Some people
surely did not, so the
Roman (papal) empire (threat-imposing itself as an
to divinity) had to fight Freyja (found within every man)
bloody swords and devastating fire.
cats could not be killed, but they were made wicked
frightening. So they live as the yule-cat. The bad witch
and her bad cat,
and all the bad superstition about the bad
cats could be (is) the invention
of the culture-killing bad
course the goddesses can not be killed. They are aspects of the
mother within every being. But some institutions tried
hard to distort and
pollute and abuse the mystic code or
can not be used to subdue the free human spirit.
It is an
individual and personal affair to be a heathen. And so we are
No institutions are needed, but being together is great
fun. So by all means
mix and mingle with your fellow men. Good
human societies are a good part of
life. But avoid the company
of mean and malicious men. Seek the company of
the wise and the
Santa Claus is used as a threat like Grýla-Gerður.
First he is said to
be all love, and the kids look forward to
waking up every morning in
December to receive his token of
love, some little gift in the shoe in the
windowsill. But what
happens? Disgusting parents put a raw potato in the
shoe in the
windowsill, and claim the symbol of love (Santa,
julenisse) to be revenging the kid for some
meant disobedience towards some
invented rules, that obviously
been discussed with the kid, not agreed on by the kid,
whose purpose has not
been understood by the kid.
intelligent parent would talk to the kid about the necessity and
of a good action or behaviour. An intelligent parent
would explain the
purpose of life, the necessity of a right
action. A wise parent would never
use the double sided ethics
of claiming love, penalty, obedience, threat, to
be one and the
same thing or feelings.
By some newer religions the "normal"
thing is hell or heaven.
This has no place in edda. Every human
being is on his path towards
perfection. And there exists (in
Hávamál) a shortcut to Valhöll in one of
Great wisdom about existence these our ancestors
good and wise parent teaches kids to perform the valkyrja, Týr
TM®, in order to gain the purest wisdom of
heathenry, is many, many thousands of years old. Who knows
ancient. And it is the most beautiful wisdom of life, and
purpose of life.
is absolutely unfit for use as a device for dominance-urge.
is the peaceful Frey-cult, a-satru, paganry, which conways
know-how on how the free human spirit, Óðinn (I)
transcends this material
world to gain the great wisdom, manvit
mikið. It is all love. No threat. All
each man. All about the right action of an individual, -
for egoistic goals, but for each individual, for his
evolution, creation as our means for experiments and
search for Truth,
evolution of us all and the universe, that is
should never use the double-sided ethics where you can talk about
love and use threats and violence at the same time. An
individual should be
whole. He can not attack in the name of
peace, not kill in name of love, not
beat in name of care and
Missionary, threat, crusade, and violence is alien to
paganry. Action is
meant for betterment, not used to gain other
men's possessions or to deprive
another man of his free will.
Freedom involves the respect for other men's
yule-tide, prosperous new year.
The year is beginning at
yule-tide. In Iceland we wish "happy yule, year,
peace", Við óskum gleðilegra jóla, árs
(a prosperous year) og friðar.
And year means the whole
year, not just the first few days of January, but
the year from
winter solstice and on and on. Peace is the only way to
prosperity. Crops bloom when there is peace among men. And
a valkyrja, TM,
should be performed by all men and bairns.
(gledi) is gladness, and that also means the vastness, greatest
as has the sky. What vastness? The heath, the moor, the
mountains? No only:
it is the unbounded ginnungagap within
everything and everyone, the field of
all possibilities. (The
scientific term: The Unified Field.) The only way to
peace, permanent peace. The abode of Óðinn
goddess abides in us. Her power lies in her greatness. A divine
of Skrínismál, of course, belongs to the category of
powerful Norse females, just like every other
northern being that is truly
pagan. This way of behaving
penetrates the whole lot of Icelanders, apart
from the true
obedient Christians (dominus-obedience system, the good sheep
the good shepherd).
About one half of us Icelanders are said to
have their own private opinions
(each individual for himself)
and their individual way of thinking, when it
comes to the
spiritual part of life. It has most likely always been so in the
Perhaps this is the reason for edda to be saved and
preserved in Iceland.
Scholars claim South-Europeans to have
been more obedient to the dogmas.
Individuality was killed by
brilliant individuality is the reason for kings having a hard time
Iceland to get sovereignty. Kings tried to chop their way
with swords, but
never had but a contemporary success. But a
threat-imposed encroachment or
breach exists under another
name: The papal functionaries used the sword,
hell, confiscated possessions, stole yule (and turned it
Christmas), stole Easter (the spring goddess; Easter was turned
horror story about Jews killing Jesus).
constitution still allows a state in the state. The
constitution of that so-called individuality-oriented
nation, contains one
paragraph on that people can have views,
meanings, opinions, sex, color of
skin, as they choose, still
being equals, and another paragraph,
contradicting it, opposed
to it, that says that all and every one shall
showel a huge
budget of money (taxes) into a state-run sect of
creeds, support it and hold it in esteem at all cost
-- (a huge cost!!!).
hofs, fanes, shrines, vé, trees, groves, and men and women
were burned, but pagans only got on with spirituality
"a la my personal,
own, individual way".
wicked jólasveinar!! They stole some food from me!!"
have there been men around who find the great power within,
might and main, Þór, and the free human
is the expansion of happiness, anyway.
script of Skírnismál:
script is meant for kids of every age to take part in the
game of life. Each individual acts according to his
joy, in order to get the
most beautiful life. And I beg you to
consider sincerely one thing: Do not
thrust kids to take part.
Do not trick them or lure them into anything or
say: -Look, all
the other kids are taking part, so you should.
Kids should be
taught to act on their own initiative. A good teacher
and explains the real meaning, but does not thrust, not push,
not cunningly lure a little soul to do as the teachers
do not say: -look, all the others are....... therefore (so)
parents should be trustworthy friends. They explain, but do not
obedience. Why do kids love their parents and love to
help them and run
errands for them? Not because of fear, not
because of threat, not for a gain
of favour. No. Just because
they love to love and help. Cut out the stick
and the carrot.
Give love, affection, understanding and explanation. An
that comes from within is the only true one. If your child
straight from his of her heart, then the deed is
Give love and trust and it will reflect on the
By Urður Verðandi and Skuld you shall
always get it back sooner of later, in
this life-span (ævi)
or next ones.
your kids to learn the TM® technique, and they shall know what
Such kids score as super-kids in schools,
universities, in life itself.
order to be a man in Miðgarður every individual should be
for his actions. Therefore he, as an
individual, acts on his conditions. No
threats, no "candy for a good doggie" or heaven
death. No devil, only the cycles of life, that are the
waves on which
evolution surfs (Þund). And above all:
each individual shall find his and
her unique role in it.
Skírnismál start with Freyr in the
darkness of the North during winter.
He sees Gerður far
away. He falls in love, but is unhappy because his
far away. She does not know him. Does not care.
Frey's stepmother, and Njörður, his father, are worried
his depression. They wake up Skírnir, Frey's
servant and friend since long,
so that he may find out the
cause of Frey's grief or discontent.
At last Skírnir
gets Freyr to speak: The reason for his grief is the love
Gerður that is not here with him.
rides over snowy mountains on Frey's pony, having Frey's sword
fights on its own if a wise one holds it. He also takes
along eleven golden
apples as a gift from Freyr to Gerður.
He takes Draupnir (pronounced:
Dreupn-irr (accent always on the
first syllable in Icelandic)), the golden
ring that Óðinn
burned on the cremation fire of his beloved son Baldur (--
this counts as a cycle too).
Draupnir breeds ("drops",
or from it "drip") another eight golden rings
now and then (aeons, ages, circles and cycles in evolution).
Skírnir takes along with him the young tree gambanteinn,
the magic wand,
--just in case
journey is a challenging undertaking, and no-one can get into
abode, they say. That we claim to be true. But
Skírnir knows that a long
life is meant for him, and he
shows no wavering of the mind, no hesitation
he, the ray from divinity, has the inevitable power of Nature
him, of course. And so do we if we want to.
speaks to the horse.
Note that we are listening to a northern
myth and a horse is not a dead
vehicle but a living creature, a
living power, our very nervous system, in
the state of restful
Skírnir says to the horse: -Either Gymir
takes us both or we both survive.
This is to ensure the
steadfast co-operation of man and horse: Skírnir and
means to pass the great flame vafurlogi, -- for the best for
all living creatures in nature, for whom man is
In the great book Óðsmál, ISBN 9979 60 165 5,
Sleipnir, Óðin's horse,
is explained as the nervous
system, means to get from Miðgarður to Ásgarður
gain manvit mikið, the great profound knowledge. Animals are
symbols in heathen myths. Cats, f.eks, are symbolic for
getting into the
sphere of pure love, unconditioned love, the
spiritual part of oneself --
difficulties first begin when Skírnir meets Gerður!!!
She is not to be
demanded to do anything that she herself has
not the intention to do. We are
in the middle of a pagan myth,
you know. She, a female power on a
-No. I do not want Freyr!
Flatly, just so, refuses.
female power, as divine goddesses or as humans, always is
The female will is held as the most prominent of
brings presents. Gerður does not accept them. Her father
in material goods (in Gymisgarðar), and
she has everything that anyone (a
person of a crude worldly
status) can wish for.
threatens with the sword that has carved magic runes on it.
Gerður is not afraid. She is almost arrogant, and for
sure can not be
threatened by a sword. She just suggests,
perhaps haughtily or nonchalantly,
that maybe Skírnir
would like to play a fighting game with her father Gymir.
then uses gambanteinn, the magic wand, to persuade her to
Freyr. He tells her what will happen to a person that
lives on the worldly
level of life only, when the divine is not
lived, when the divine part of
life is rejected as if it were
of no importance, we gradually perish, i.e.
get off-track on
our path of evolution. That counts as sin, getting off the
of evolution, and leads to suffering only.
should know that the divine is our innermost core. We are divine
that dwell on earth for our purpose: to gain perfection.
That is being
Síðhöttur. Perfection is the goal
of the universe. Life is an interesting
game to play to achieve
is meant for us men in Miðgarður to understand, as well as
Without getting nourished from our divine part,
from ginnungagap, we shall
dry out and wither away.
encourages us to perform actions in life. Valkyrja is the best
most powerful action of all. The teaching of Hávamál:
Týr á vingameiði,
Óðinn given to
Óðinn, I given to myself, We can easily learn TM®.
in essence what edda is telling us all about. This is
how we can know what
is right action.
Right action is
powerful and all joy. Expansion of happiness is the purpose
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