symbolic language in myths? hmmm? They only need a mind to
understand the real message.
Elves are rivers and channels into
the treasure within. There we find our vanir.
Vanir, Venus, Freyja, Freyr, Njörður (Njordur), time, æsir (aesir), jötnar (joetnar), Nerthus, Afrodite, Kali, Mjöllnir (mjolnir), evolution (and stagnation named belief).
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People sometimes ask: what is the difference between æsir (aesir, asa (singular: ás (as)) and vanir (singular vanur)? They are both called gods and goddesses. What is rögn and regin, gods and goddesses, Rán, æsir, vanir, höft og bönd, and what about the 108 names of Óðinn and many other dieties.
Definitely they are not þursar, thurses (old stages of evolution), not jötnar (joetnar) eotens, destrucion of matter, singular jötunn (jotunn; pronounce somewhat like: ieurteunn), not trolls, tröll (obstacles and ignornace that blind us).
Truly, vanir are said to be gods, but they are not æsir (aesir). So what are they?
To vanir belong Njörður (Njordur) that perhaps is formerly Nerthus, and Freyr (the Lord) and Freyja (the Lady, Notre Dame). Venus and Vanadís (Vanadis) are of the same perception. Venus the planet (Freyja) and Venus the goddess (in name of day Friday), and Afrodita, afros being the foam of the sea, are life in the abyss of what we call time. Freyja also could mean froth, foam.
Some say that Njörður (Njordur) indicates time since Nerthus emerged from the sea, and as Nerthus emerges from the sea every minute, he too is here and now. But time is to explain for the limited human mind how change from one form to another can take place without any change to be there at all. Njörður pulls us back to our origin in the see -- whereas Skaði pulls us up to the mountain-peaks of spirituality. Do you feel the precise symbolic language here?
Our human mind is so limited, that we have to explain the change of matter by a concept of time, whereas The Eternal, Eternity itself, Reality, has not concept of change and therefore none of time either.
We see Þór (Thor) and Mjöllnir (Mjoelnir, the miller or grinder) to break down and demolish (shatter, tear down) matter and old times of our existence. Therefore we associate him with time like Kali too. Njörður (Njordur) our sea-god, is the perpetual creation in time, and Þór (Thor) with his Mjöllnir (mioelnir) makes "meal" (flour, ground grains; compare Scottish word oatmeal, and mele, Icelandic mjöl (mjoel), edible part of grains, Greek poltos, and porridge) to feel the role of Mjöllnir the miller of our-of-date stuff that only retards our evolution.
But Þór (Thor) is with Mjöllnir (mjolnir) crushing eotens, the eaters. What are the dreadful eaters eating away, and what is Þór (Thor) crushing?
A good question, my little girl (-- the innocent intelligent girl who asked me).
ţurs; ţursar are past evolutionary stages
jötunn, enthropy; jötnar sweap up useless creations
tröll are ignorance
We do need force to do that. We do need Þór (Thor) our might and main to dare to change, to take chances, to get rid of the old and create new future. Am I right?
If you agree on that I shall add:
Stagnation, belief, belonging to dogma, is to retard evolution. On the other hand the free individual human being that longs for evolution has the guts and power to mill the past that no longer serves a purpose.
Christianity says: carry the burdens of each other.
This is, in heathenry, considered to be nonsense, serving the only purpose of tying the credulous mob to their past, misery, imaginary duties, while the duty of life is left out.
-- The purpose of life is expansion of happiness -- evolving to higher states of consciousness, Glađheimar, Valhöll, enlightenment ---
In heathenry and edda we have: Throw away, -- actually throw back off your shoulder (behind you without even looking at it) -- all that is harsh on you.
But also: If you see misery take it to be your personal enemy and fight it, get rid of it, for others and for the whole world.
Do you see the fundamental difference here? Carry burdens, or get rid of suffering.
On one hand sorrow, crying, mourning, carrying burdens, and above all keep suffering. Suffering is said to be good.
As in heathenry the heath, the vastness, the clear sky, purity of mind, is of all importance. This is throwing away all sorrow and milling (grinding by Mjöllnir (Mjoelnir) the past. Suffering is consider ignorant.
All the psychologists would get out of jobs and go do something else if we could be like an angle that is said to have no memory. -- Have you heard an angle say: We angles have no memory?
It you forget memory (the past you are dragging along) you grow wings. That is the whole galdur (magic, gala is to chant, gala galdur is to chant incantation )or magic)).
In the end of this chatter about the role of æsir (aesir, asa) and eotens, and the meaning of Vanir (compared to Veda), I shall include a chapter on Þór (Thor), Mjöllnir (mjolnir) and their corresponding Kali of ancient wisdom of the Veda.
find the divine layers in ourselves by transcending the world of matter;
Óđinn given to Óđinn, my self given to my Self (from Hávamál) -- and gain the fimbulrúnir of divine power;
live in accordance with total Natural Law, the gods, promoting evolution.
So. After this prolonged prologue we go in for it:
Vani, vanur, er hljóð -- en hinn skapaði alheimur er mælanlegur sem hljóð.
Ved vani táknar hljóð á fíngerðu stigi, sem koma beint úr hinu ómælanlega ginnungagapi.
Vani, vanur, is a sound. Sound is both a vibration that we hear and the soundness, the non disease, the ease.
Vani, vanur, is a delicate primordial sound. Vibration.
Vana is in Sanskrit pertaining to tree or woods.
Vani can mean a wish or desire.
We heathens do really see, hear, feel, Vanir in the nature, in the vegetation, and we have them too as our hopes and wishes for peace, growth, well-being, love, all the factors that we associate with life, evolution of mankind, happy generations to come.
Vanir are something very delicate in us, in nature, and always connected to the hope for life.
Freymund Freysgoði (Freys-godi) (read the little beautiful book:)
The Fundamental Principles of the Frey-Cult
by Olof Freymund Freysgoði (-godi)
Freyslunda Worldhouse, POBox 8241, S-163 08, Sweden,
The League of the the Life-Giving Gods
ISBN 91-88562-02-6, 1969;
This fine book gives good view on the Vana-cult, Vanasiðr (-sidhr), the Varjagian Union, in Svíþjóð in mikla (Svi-thod ((="Our Folk"), Svithold the Great; Sweden, including Russia, Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Finland, northern and eastern Europe, Belorussia, Poland, Ukraine). Freymund Freysgoði (-godi) explains the goddesses, like Vár (Vaur) and Freyja, and the essence of the unbroken Frey-cult; Njörður (Njordur), Freyr, Freyja and Vár (goddess Vaur) are vanir.
Venus is the Latin name of the goddess of love. Notre Dame.
Skaði (Skadi), víf/wife to Njörður (Njordur), is perhaps Skanda, Karttikeya, and her name found in Skandinavia. She is of the eoten Þjazi (Thjazi), a gone aeon, and by chance gets into the Vana-family, but really would have liked to marry Baldur the sun-god, son of Óðinn (Odin, our consciousness);
Gerður (Gerdur, our worldly life) also marries a Vanur, i.e. Freyr, not really wanting ever to love a Vanur, Vani. These worldly demanding eotonesses (robust and bossy daughters of huge eotens) do not seem to be able to appreciate the delicate love of Vanir towards us.
Why is that?
I do not know. Is it perhaps that we have to be taught and told what life and evolving is all about???
Skírnir comes from Freyr to inform Gerđur about the real meaning of living.
Precise symbolic language in myths? hmmm? They only neea a mind to understand the real message.
Here i insert from <*NEW* theories> and <"Some known theories"> (to be found on click-buttons on this site, home, left side) a paragraph on Vanir not as hostages but as _rays_:
....And now you see, for the first time, a *NEW* interpretation by the authoress of Óđsmál on Vanir. Her insight and fresh look at the misleading translations, stagnated views, wake us up:
Vanir are rays, not hostages; -- but the Icelandic word gísl (gisl) means a hostage (plural: gíslar (gislar)), but the Icelandic word geisli means a ray (plural: geislar; just as the proper name Gísli (Gisli) can mean either a ray or a hostage).
Vanir are said to have been sent as hostages to Ćsir (Aesir), but as Vanir are a more refined state of being in our human awareness, this is, by the author of Óđsmál (Odsmal) thought to be one of these usual misinterpretations and misleading translations, and should go: Vanir are sent to Ćsir (aesir) as rays.
Sanskrit go means both a ray and a cow, and the cows in the cave and the battle to find them and free them, i.e. rediscover them, means actually our inner striving of finding the spiritual Sun, the rays, the dawn of enlightenment, within us, within ourselves, locked up in our inner cave.
The holy cows are rays to be found and are the dawn of spiritual understanding.
So Vanir come as rays to our present state of the efficient gods and goddesses (æsir, aesir) to enlighten us, thus making us see our goddess Sun within us.
And the cave is a symbol in Norse mythology, as well as in the Veda, of a locked up and hidden "place containing a treasure" within us.
see Gunnlöđ in
Hnitbjörg and the mead of wisdom, -- inside;
and Skírnir going to Gerđur to open up her mind. -- for the divinity within
and the elf-treasure that they tempt us to find. -Where? -Within!
do not ban temptation, specially not elf-temptation!!, as that is locking us out from the real treasure!!!, we have to search in the right place, i.e. within, and find it. Only there the real eternal happiness is to be found. Transcend by valkyrja every day. Run on refined Sleipnir every day to Glađheimar.