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must tell you one of the myths about Þórr
(Thor), if you care to hear it.
But to begin with some timely
Þórr (Thor), like the other heathen
gods, is a positive power. His physical strength is the endurance,
and he is the strength within us and our boundless endurance that
we all have access to. Þórr (Thor) is our might and
main. To belief in one's might and main is very heathen. It is to
find the boundless, divine strength within. Þórr
(Thor) is our might and main - our power within, as well as
a creative Natural Law.
For swastika, Mjöllnir
(Mjolnir), and profound wishes:
Chatter 13 in Óðsmál
Þór (Thor) batters trolls, he is
milling/grinding/crushing/destroying the past and old stages of
ignorance, and thus making way for evolution. Matter changes all
the time, and change there must be; change is our chance, you
(Thor) is always helping us men in Miðgarður (Midgardur)
to live. His mother is goddess Earth. -- Our mother too.
fights all eotens (colossal "eaters"), the destructive,
negative, decomposing and corrosive powers, in the relative world.
All this is to be found within us. Elsa-Brita Titchenell sees in
he "Masks of Odin, the ancient wisdom of the North"
Þrymskviða (Thrymskvida) as a pre-humanity description
and Freyja's Brísingamen (Bisingamen), as she owns and
protects the men (jewel) that shines), as her duty to shield
humanity. Keep all these views in mind, but also make your own
profound, scientific and theosophic understandings of Þrymskviða
(Thrymskvida), this terribley amusing poem from our sacred
One good thing to reflect on too is: If
Christians had understood the profound divine meaning of
the kvæði (kvaedi (plural)), then saving the
Eddas during the dark middle ages would have been blasphemy and
hierarchy. The kvæði (kvaedi) survived because
the church did not understand their divine origin and spiritual
meaning of profound gods within. Shallow
gods or profound gods.
The Eddukvæði (the Edda-kvaedi (plural)) survived
because they were not understood as being about Divinity
within every individual.
In other words: __Because__ this poem,
Þrymskviða, is so terribly amusing (see
short version of it below), it survived; Within is the
core, the seed, the sleeping beauty of heathenry; Only: the army
of the dark ages knew not, in their lucky ignorance, what they
were saving for us!
It is hard for us to gain anew the ancient
understanding of myths, understand their message; -- and I shall
tell you why:
We are wearing black goggles of imprinting of
Semitic culture, that is contrary to, and actually the very
opposite of pagan Weltanschauung (view on life).
I doubt if we
understand myths. They have been abused and recycled in
monotheistic strategy for "power-gain purposes".
take an example of a completely blind attitude: A Christian,
now-a-days' scholar (British) that I happen to have met, does not
agree with my opinion of the poems being sacred. Finds them
He claims the poems to have been useful to the
church, and therefore they were kept. (The church had and has an
unquestionable power to allow, ban and command.) The poems were
amusement, he says. He finds it funny that Þórr
(Thor) is amusingly dumb-witted in the kvæði (kvaedi)
and stories about him. He has a big laugh on that point
particular scholar explains Þrymskviða (Thrymskvida) in
his lectures in terms of sociology, sexuality, phallic symbols,
impotence, castration (hammer and beard as genitals; thus lost
manliness), psychology, male superiority to female (that is,as we
know, Semitic and Xtian culture, not heathen at all), and that
scholar explains Þrymskviða (Thrymskvida) in other
all-worldly, contemporary contexts like: Christian wedding customs
("a woman can not show up in her own wedding without a male
to take her there and deliver her to her husband-to-be, therefore
Þrymskviða (Thrymskvida) obviously has its lacks in the
social context") . This Christian scholar claims to know
about heathen spirituality but finds it irrelevant to mention it
when giving a lecture (in March, 1998) on scholars' research on
Þrymskviða (Thrymskvida)!!!. He is, in his
interpretations, still stuck in the Christian out-look only. He
does not want at all to free himself form the church's point of
view for one second.
During the "ask questions"-part
of this partial lecture on our inheritance, two people from the
audience did remind him of the fact that Þrymskviða
(Thrymskvida) is all about divine powers, _not_ human
show-biz. Both these audience-people were cut off by the lady that
"protected" the guest-lecturer from any "rude"
questions as these: "Do you know, scholar(!), that these
poems are about gods and goddesses, not men?" "Have you
ever thought about that there is allegory in myths?"
admit that we know practically nothing for sure about heathenry
during the dark middle ages under Christian theocracy, and a
mix-up is sure to have occurred (-like yule was "borrowed"
(stolen) to make Christmas, etc.). The Hebrew god (the mono theos,
Moses-God) is very human in his behavior and dualism (duality),
but these his qualities(?) can _not_ be an attribute to
real godly powers. Why look at the sacred texts of the North
We understand polytheism if we see it about
The Laws of Nature (poly gods), as divine powers within (our
psychology) and around (ambient forces) in the universe.
the biblical stories can be traced back to pagan, heathen, Vedic,
myths; they are used and abused as a garb for the theocracy; This
is the main reason for that the understanding of myths is lost,
and it was, by clever strategy, the very purpose from the very
beginning of the invention of theocracies to rule over the
Surly a mix-up of these opposed interpretations took
place in Europe.
Most of what Jesus is said to have said is
heathen ethics and the very words that are quoted from Óðinn!
must also realise that a bundle of social rules and dubious
"ethics" (so-called(!)) -- that accumulate as
inevitable(?) attachments to most religions and the religious
systems -- are _not_ divine. They are worldly, man-made
stuff. They can (and do) lead astray from The Truth we seek, and
often blind us as to see the worldly rules and dogma-system only.
purpose of these rules is to get hold on people, our lives. Rules
are for the rules. But spiritualy and Truth are for the seeker of
inner gods and goddesses and individual and cosmic evolution.
men of the Books dare to mention change from the prophet's words
(the idol in question in each Book), he is commiting heresy, --
rethinking is heresy. Other Books' prophets are pseudoprophets,
and following them is heresy too.
Heathen men, on the other
hand, have as many meanings as there are men, and change them
according to hightening of consciousness.
using the word “men” for heathens includes men and
women; we need not say “person” to include women;
´´ásatrúarmenn” implies all
people claim our ancient, profound culture to be inferior to
monotheism. But this is _not_ the case. The terms primitive
and evolved have been invented as labels to indicate this.
Quite the contrary: The invention monotheism was a drastic step
backwards for humanity as it places an un-reachable God outside
man (the church and redeemer "must") and deprives man of
his might and main and access to his innermost power as a part of
himself: the gods.
The Christian scholars even call the
ancient, heathen culture and wisdom -- of their own ancestors --
that of cave-men!!!!! Why? Because Christians have been told to
believe that patriarchy, the papal device for dominance (i.e. the
church), is superior to our ancient, profound, heathen (pagan)
spirituality. This point of view is arrogance derived from
ignorance that comes from indoctrination and brain-washing -- and
it is a lie. A deliberate lie as strategy. Óðsmál
(Odsmal) explains it all to you.
shall give you another example of the North-European attitude
towards our ancient culture:
An ex-rector of a university
(Icelandic) was (in 1997) publicly entertaining some audience with
some porno-aspects and infidelity-tales of Freyja. The audience
laughed his heads off as the lecture was wittingly written and
professionally delivered by this humorous man. After the amusement
was broadcasted on the National Radio in Iceland I phoned that
ex-rector and gave him a "lecture" on heathen theosophy
(on the phone), and allegory of myths and symbolic language.
Freyja is not a woman; she is a creative power.
ex-rector's reaction to my explanations of edda-poems' profound
beauty was _a _long _silence. (The very subject of this ex-rector
as a professor is - guess what: our Northern Mythology.)
you know why the book Óðsmál (Odsmal) was
written. There is a need for this book now. People are no longer
burned alive in Europe for being heathens, so we can tell
sincerely the sweet truth.
(Thrym's kvida) is the most delightful story of Þórr
Please listen to it (read it here)
and try to find its deep meaning and multimeanings, as myths
contain countless "levels";
I choose mine, you choose
yours, but still I want to point out to you: broaden you present
view; it might be narrow-mindeness(?):
will not understand the allegory as it is not obvious without
knowledge as a background, but hidden menaing is
(1) that of
electricty (every aspect of myths on Þór correlate to
electricity; did you ever think of it that way before???)
(also 2) that of the svastika for evolution (hammer of Þór)
not doing any good hidden and lost in the past ages.
(Thor) in us here and now must hold it, the hammer, the
grinder of past, the grinder of obstacles. If matter changes not
there is stagnation (hrímþurs, icy frozen
Please think of it that way, my lovely! You will
discover a smile on your lips when the profundity of myths reveals
itself to you.
The universal creative love (Freyja) can
_not _ "go back" to union with past and bygone ignorance
(Þrymur (Thrymur the thurs), --as she is creativity and
evolution and the refined part of us that moves us forward.
gets furious when asked to reverse her course and purpose 180°
and be the spouse of past, already conquered, ignoarnce. Evolution
of mankind must not be reversed; she protects Brísingamen
(Brisinga-men, illuminated gem, humanity's access to inner light).
multi-level aspects of Þrymskviða (Thrym's-kvida, the
poem about Þrymur (Thrymur)) the thurs are not explained
further here, but you should try to do that for yourself. Try not
only to read it as an amusing, silly, old myth (like most scholars
and teachers, tant pis, still do).
Try to see the importance
of Þórr (Thor, the powerful; our creative power
within) for us men in Miðgarður (Midgardur, the world of
men, the relative world, worldly life), and try to see the danger
that we face if negative powers (decay, deterioration, negativity,
ignorance) were to rule the world (and us).
Bear in mind that
the devil does not exist. But do understand: Negative powers
(rust, rot, decomposition, death) are an inevitable part of the
cycles of life. Without change no renewal takes place. But we help
the creative, positive powers for the sake of evolution and
continuation of life on earth.
Mioelnir, the miller the grinder, the crusher) destoys the past to
make space for creation and evolution; this is Þórshamar
(Thor's hammer) as a swastika, well-wish of a clear bright
creative future and life and lives to come.
(when you dance through Þrymskviða (Thrym's kvida)) how
impossible it is for the symbol of creative, all-embracing love
(goddess Freyja), a creative, all-sustaining aspect of Natural
Law, the eternal continuum of infinite dynamism, --- ....how
impossible it is for Freyja to become the partner of negativity
and the down-wards phase of the cycles (Þrymur þurs
(Thrymur the thurs)).
Find Þór's (Thor's)
role as the slayer of negative powers. They must not rule the
world. He has to regain his hammer.
is the dual human nature, doing wrong things, but using his
ingenuity in case of a crisis (the hammer stolen!!!).
is destined to live, (_if_, that is to say, it (mankind,
humanity) is worthy of it(!). That is up to us, man.
are old useless stages of evolution,
trolls are thicked of
ignorance blinding us to Reality,
jötnar (eotens are the
recycle department, forming a circle with æsir as creative
power, Óðinn Vili Véi.
(Asa-Thor) woke up and found out that his hammer had been
(For us men this is a most terrifying incidence,
meaning total disaster.)
Þórr (Thor) became
furious when he woke up to find out that his Mjöllnir
(Mjoellnir, the crusher) was not there. He went to Loki and told
him to find out where the hammer was.
Loki borrowed bird's
wings from Freyja. She most willingly lent him the feathers.
flew to the world of eotens.
Þrymur (Thrymur) the thurs,
grooming his pets and domestic animals, casually asked Loki what
-Terrible things, said Loki. -The hammer has been
Þrymur (Thrymur) told Loki that he himself
(Thrymur) had stolen the hammer, and that he had hidden it eight
rasts below earth. He would return it only if Freyja came to marry
him. The only thing that Thrymur didn't have was his beloved
(Freyja is the power of boundless, universal
Loki flew back to Ásgardur (the abode of æsir
(aesir, the asa)). Þórr (Thor) was so eager to hear
the news, that he told Loki to report before landing.
Þórr (Thor) went to Freyja, and asked her to put on a
wedding-gown and drive with them to the world of eotens.
who so lovingly lent her feathers for flying, now became furious!
(The goddesses (and women) of the North have a will of their own.)
-- Of course the proud Freyja refused.
Now Loki and Þórr
(Thor) didn't know what to do.
Heimdallur came up with an idea:
Þórr (Thor) must take on that wedding-gown.
course Þórr (Thor) didn't want to do that. He would
be mocked, - laughed at. But - what else could there
Loki, as a female servant, and Þórr
(Thor) as a bride, rode in Þór's (Thor's) wagon
pulled by his two male-goats (Tanngnjostur and Tanngrisnir) to
Þrymur (Thrymur) in the world of eotens (thurses).
(Thrymur) was awfully happy and threw a party.
He was rather
surprised to see the bride eat an ox and eight salmons, eating all
the food meant for all female guests (thurs-maidens), and see her
drink all the mjöð (mjöd (beer)).
But Loki told
Þrymur (Thrymur) that "Freyja" had not eaten for
eight days, as she looked so much forward to be married to him
Þrymur (Thrymur) was going to kiss his beloved
Freyja, but when he looked into her eyes (i.e. the eyes of Thor)
he jumped back, terrified. He was shocked, as there was as if fire
flashed from the bride's eyes. (Þórs'
Loki assured him that "Freyja" had not
been able to sleep due to excitement, being the reason for her
bad-looking firey eyes.
Þrymur (Thrymur) asked his
servants to bring Mjöllnir (Mjoelnir), Þór's
(Thor's) hammer, and put it on the laps of the “bride”.
(Thor) was relieved on regaining his hammer, and battered the
thurses of course.
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