Thursday, 20 December 2018

INGLINGA BOOK






Copies of INGLINGA: THE RESURRECTION OF WODEN by Wulf Ingessunu are now available to pre-order. The book is 200 pages in length and costs just 20 EUROS with free postage to anywhere in the world. The PayPal address is blackfrontpress@yahoo.co.uk and you can find more details below. Cover designed by Jeff Harrison (www.sylaq.com)


THIS is the eighth Black Front Press volume to feature the mystical writings of the folkish-heathen organisation, Woden's Folk. On this occasion, the group's well-respected author, orator and visionary, Wulf Ingessunu, presents a collection of material written between 2014 and 2018. The word 'Inglinga' means 'Sons of Ing,' or 'Offspring of Ing,' and pertains to those of the Royal Lines of Sweden that were known as the Ynglingas. In a wider context, Ing himself is interpreted as the 'Divine Ancestor' of the English people. Elsewhere, the text deals with the runic-occult significance of the mysterious signs that point to the revival of the god Woden. In the words of the author himself, "the One-Eyed God laughs, mounts his eight-legged steed and rides once more in the Soul of the Germanic Folk. As his wolves and ravens feed from the dead slain in battle, his chosen warriors are taken by the Valkyries to Valhalla, where they train and feast, die and are resurrected, until the time comes to march out of Valhalla. Led by Woden and Ragnar Lodbrok, they march out to fight the Last Battle against the Joten Armies. Our people shall awaken when the Wild Hunt rides once more and The Terrible One arises in the Germanic Folk." Using etymology, symbolism and comparative religion, this work also discusses mythological archetypes and sacred numerology. Containing a vast wealth of knowledge and insight, from a man who has spent a lifetime studying the secrets of our spiritual heritage, this new volume is sure to attract a great deal of interest. Edited by Troy Southgate.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Scef-Ingui

This is the one hundred and 88th post on this blog; to mark this occasion I am going to remind people of the importance of Ingui, and in doing so equate him with Scef (Sheaf). 

"This Sheaf came to land in a small boat, surrounded by weapons, on an island in the ocean which is called Scani. He was indeed a very young child and unknown to the folk of that land. However, they took him up and looked after him as carefully as if he were one of their own kin and afterwards elected him king. And King AEthelwulf came from the line of his descendants."

(Ealdorman AEthelweard in 990 added this note to the genealogy of the West Saxon Royal Line.)

About 150 years after this recording William of Malmesbury told the story of Sheaf as below -

"He was brought as a child in a ship without oars...he was asleep and a sheaf of corn lay at his head. Therefore he was called Sheaf and taken for a miracle by the people of that region and carefully fostered. When he grew up he reigned in a town that was called Slaswic and now called Haithebi. Now that district is called Old Anglia...from it the Anglii came to Britain

De Gestis Regum Anglorum Book II.

In the time of King Edmund I (941-946) the monks of the Abbey of Abingdon were in dispute over a piece of land and this is recorded about it -

"....the monks put a sheaf of corn, with a lighted taper at its head, onto a round shield and launched the shield into the Thames where it flowed past the abbey...."

This 'ritual' was used to lay claim to a piece of land but it clearly derives from the Legend of Sheaf. The West Saxon Royal Line stemmed from Woden, but the name 'Noah' was added to Christianise it - we would think maybe. They also added Scef (Sheaf), Scyld (Shield, his son) and Beow (Barley, son of Scyld), the latter becoming 'John Barleycorn' of the song. 

We are primed to see the 'addition' of a Christian figure (Old Testament really) as being a deliberate attempt by the Christians to legitimise their new religion, but if we consider that a dual-faith existed until around the Tenth Century at least the addition of 'Noah' could have been because he is the one figure associated with 'The Flood'. There are certain things that hint that this legend was not originally about the area from which the English moved from to get over to England, but was a far older legend about an earlier folk-movement

  • The entry of 'Noah' associated with a Great Flood and catastrophe.
  • The 'ship without oars' is just one version of this, and it is the opinion of many that this was a ship pulled by Swans, a theme developed in the figure of Lohengrin. Swans are, and always have been, associated with Thule and Hyperborea.
  • There are certain distinct symbols we can get from the Legend of Sheaf and the Legend of Scyld Scefing (Shield, Son of Sheaf) found in Beowulf - Sheaf of Corn, Sun-Disc or Sun-Shield, the Lighted Taper (Fire).

The archetype that comes to mind is that of Hama-Heimdall who is also associated with Fire; he is the 'Manu of the Aryans' and his role as the progenitor of the Divine Order of Caste is the same as Manu of the Hindus. The figure of Sheaf 'appears from the Great Deep' which is something etched firmly in the English Consciousness. Even in the animated 'Beowulf' film this very theme arises as Beowulf appears from the sea (Great Deep), and the song has this written into it too. 






The above symbol is that of the Swan Ship that arises from the Great Deep (Wafeln) and depictions of swan-masted ships of this same shape can be found in Scandinavia. This is the Swan-Ship that sails upon the Waters of Chaos and Dissolution. This is important because the Legend of Sheaf most likely recalls the folk-movement out of At-al-land when Ingwe led the English Tribes away from the catastrophic sinking of the land-mass, leading them eastwards across the waves. This, of course, is not recorded since it is the arrival of Sheaf that is given to us by these records. But we have to realise that this is an Archetypal Myth which is clear when we hear of a 'ship without oars' because the Sun-Child and 'Child of Light' is an Avatar of Ingwe who appears at a particular time of the Cycle of the Ages in order to aid his Folk in a time of disasters. This Archetypal Myth would also appear far earlier than the sinking of At-al-land, back to the Legend of Thule-Hyperborea. 

In my opinion we should not take the account of the Abingdon monks in a literal sense; what is more likely is that this ancient Legend of Scef was recorded through hiding it within a Christian context, as has been done in the New Testament. The 'disputed meadows' that were being flooded became 'an island' which merely adds yet another symbolism to the account - Sheaf of Corn, Shield, Taper, and Island. 

I know the English may lay claim to this myth but I would be very surprised if it is not known to many Indo-European Myths and Legends. It was known to the Langobards who are akin to the English. Further research is needed on this subject because if it does appear (obviously not the same version) in other mythologies then we may be able to get even more knowledge of the figure of Scef-Ingwe. The Legend of Agni from the Vedas is certainly based around a Fire-God who appears from the waters and whose role is to create Fire-by-Friction, which is hinted at in the 'lighted taper' mentioned by the Abingdon monks. We can gain a great deal of knowledge from the accounts of Agni which add to our own work. 






Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Social Breakdown

For decades we have been encouraging our people to prepare themselves for a social breakdown or other natural disaster. Most will shrug this off but the situation in France today (and spreading to other Nations) shows how near that this social breakdown is to becoming a reality. I have said so many times how things work at a very deep level and it is thus hard to understand what is happening sometimes.

The situation in France is so very different than we have seen before because the French people, mainly white working class and middle-class from rural areas, have suddenly awoken to what is really going on. But this is not all, because the Common People of France have been united with the 'Far Left' and the 'Far Right' against the established parties and politicians of all sides - the Liberal Establishment! The people have come to realise that all of their political parties are controlled by the 'Zionist Bankers', and that this also hold true of the mass-media and mass-press who they see as the liars and cheats that they have always been. 

The brutality of the police helped to stir the violence, although this was not the case with all of them because many have supported the protesters. But there is also great fear amongst the inner-city police because they are coming to realise that it is they who are protecting a rotten and corrupt state. France totters on the brink of revolution - again.

We here in England have exactly the same problems in which the indigenous Anglo-Saxon People have become second-class citizens in their own land. Everything is being hived off to the Global Corporations, run by these 'Zionist Bankers', from which they rake in billions of pounds from the Common Folk. When it gets to the stage when the majority are knee deep in debt, or living in poverty, then, and only then, will the people wake to what is happening here, as the French are doing. The problems are also occurring in Germany; France and Germany are the hub of the EU. 

We can see here in England how the growing unrest has been manipulated by the very same 'Zionist Bankers' to avoid the rising of a true English Movement, as opposed to the 'stop-valves' set up to keep people away from the 'Far Right'. We too must now break free of this 'divide and conquer' mentality which is using this 'Left-Right' conflict, and we can do so through having our own Folkish Religion that will unite us as one in opposition to this materialistic consumer society. Our role is to spread this religion amongst our Folk, others have different roles in this struggle and we support them in their efforts to break the chains of slavery to the Bankers and the Global World Order. 

Now is the time to renew our efforts, to stockpile food and other essentials, and to prepare for a time where here in England we shall need to survive against great odds. When this system falls - it will fall completely and there will be nothing. It is noticeable that fuel prices are going down here which is perhaps something seasonal but the hypes on this were absolutely ridiculous, and only because of the lack of backbone of the majority of people here has there been no revolt against this. Here we should consider how far these prices have actually rise, around 30p per litre over the last year. Now 30p does not sound much, but when we consider this in view of the pre-EU era things come into perspective. Before we entered the EU (Common Market) we used gallons and a few pence price-rise would not go unnoticed then. Today we use litres and there a are five litres to the gallon, so a 3p rise on a litre of petrol is in reality a 15p rise per gallon! This is just one example of how the Global Corporations have become greedier and greedier and are screwing the people for everything they can get. This is why globalism is becoming so hated across the Nations. 

Here in England, as I reported in a previous post, there was (and is) anger turned against politicians, press, media and the police who uphold this corrupt state system. For now this anger has been deflected and the real evil behind all of this is still not recognised; the wrath of the English is being channeled and manipulated, the masses being led by the 'Pied Piper' to their doom. Those who are leading the protests and indeed leading the people to their own ruin. But there will be an English Awakening but first it must be a Spiritual Awakening so that we are not just left with a situation in which anarchy and chaos reign supreme through an outburst of destructive nihilism with nothing at the end of it. The French Revolution overthrew the Royal Line but it merely pushed aside one set of rulers in order to create a new order of the Third Estate which brought into play the dominance of the Middle Class Merchants and the Bankers. When the Old Order falls we need a New Order based upon spiritual values, not a change in management that will bring only superficial change. 

The "Firestone".



I have just found another interesting piece related to the White Stone of Ing. Dr. Gideon Martell, a famous Sussex archaeologist, in his journal of 25th June 1825, said that he had "..discovered the Firestone towards the North-East  of the town". This statement seems to infer that Dr Martell had discovered the hidden White Stone since we have already found its links to 'Fire' through the figure of Ingwe. 

The stone was found face downwards on August 12th 1938 and used as a 'step' in the churchyard. 




In regard to Archetypal Myth we can see how this impinges upon history at certain times through certain heroic figures. According to the Legend of Ing (Cuthman) he 'followed his Waen eastwards over the waves' which seems to relate to a time when Ingwe led the Ingwaeones eastwards out of the sinking At-al-land. There seems to be some doubt in the minds of some scholars as to whether this is 'eastwards', and the vagueness of this statement may hint that it can be read as either 'eastwards' or 'westwards' (back) across the waves. Clearly Tolkien meant the movement 'eastwards' in very ancient times, but also the movement 'westwards' at a later time. 

Here I am going to suggest that the figure of Ingwe led the Inga-Tribes out of At-al-land, and the figure of Hengest (H-Eng-Gest = 'Geist of Eng") led them back here into England where their origins lay. We must see this in terms of an Archetypal Myth in which Ing and Hengest are Archetypal Heroes. Both of the versions of the Stan-Rune show Twin Horses through the two Eh-Runes. Hengest is merely a reincarnation of Ingwe in later times. Although we have no link between Ing and 'horse' there is no doubt we shall one day find one, and the 'Ancient Britons' used chariots pulled by horses, just as the Chariot of Ing is drawn across the Northern Skies - the Waen. 



With the sinking of At-al-land there is also a distinct possibility that these islands (as Marby stated) were made virtually uninhabitable, and thus there may also have been a movement westwards as well as eastwards. We have the legends of the White Gods of the Americas and the Mayan Stela showing a White Stone with the X-XX markings, as well as the red-bearded "Hammer-God" shown above. I have said before that in ancient times these islands, and no doubt At-al-land before they became islands, were associated with Serpent-Cults associated with Ingwe, whose name itself can mean Serpent (Ngw(h)e). Thus, note the serpents entwined around the sides of the ship. 

The White Stone of Ing or Firestone would thus also be associated with the Fire-Serpent or 'Kundalini'. The two 'hammers' can also be seen as "crosses" seemingly in a more Heathen Symbolism.We have seen how Ingwe as the 'Son of Man' is associated with the Morning Star, and the White Gods of the Americas were also associated with Venus as the Morning Star. Krist was the 'offspring of David and the bright and morning star...'. We have the people known as the Inkas whose name was originally spelt Ingas, adding to the complexity of this theme. 

Where does the name 'Viking' really stem from? We have the usual interpretation of this which is well known but breaking it down we get - Vik-Ings - suggesting the 'Sons of Vik' or 'Offspring of Vik'. Does the term 'Vik' stem from the root *wik- meaning 'to fight', or from the IE Root *weik from which we get 'wicca' meaning 'wise' - the Sons of the Wise. Of course, the idea of 'to fight' and 'wise' are not necessarily that far apart, and the word could have been used to mean both. We know the Vikings went to the Americas, but what we do not know is if they were guided to go there because in much more ancient times their forebears went there. Finds of European Peoples have been discovered relating to some 9,000 years ago, and more and more finds occur with attempts to hide these from the public.




The central rune is the Ken-Rune, or a variant of the Ken-Rune, which is a glyph of a fire and the smoke rising from the fire. But, since the Isa-Rune can be seen as a 'pillar' or 'column' the rune could be viewed as a Fire rising along the Spinal Column - the Fire-Serpent in other words. The above Ing-Rune is made up of two Germanic Ken-Runes which we term the Ken-Fusion. When turned sideways this appears as the Ur-Fusion or the 'fusion of heaven and earth', or again the 'union of male and female'. The Ken-Fusion emphasises the link to the Ken-Rune and to Fire

The Gyfu-Rune here fits into this pattern since it can be seen to be made up of -

  • Two crossed Isa-Runes - ICE.
  • Two Germanic Ken-Runes, one upon the other - FIRE.
  • Two Germanic Ken-Runes, facing outwards from the centre - FIRE.

The dominant element is FIRE. Gyfu is certainly 'gift' but it is also 'sacrifice' in the sense of 'giving' oneself to a higher cause - sacrificing oneself to oneself. The fire is Feminine Fire which is clear from the glyphs, and is thus connected to Shakti-Kundalini and the Necklace of Freya which is the Necklace of Fire (Brisingamene). The necklace hangs in the shape of an upturned 'V' or Germanic Ken-Rune on its back. The X-Cross is the 'Cross of Sacrifice' and was taken over as a symbol for 'Saint Andrew'. Presumably, 'Andrew' stems from the Greek andros meaning 'man', thus 'Man on the Cross of Sacrifice'. 

If the Firestone referred to is the Holy White Stone of Ing then we can see that it was well known at the time of Dr. Martell who lived around 1825 which is nearly 200 years ago. Even with the great oppression by the Norman Barons and the Roman Christian Church the Common Folk of England held on to their ancient beliefs. This may have been the case here where a local legend was held onto throughout the centuries. Of course, these are today dismissed as false and made up, but established scholars have to follow the 'rules' if they are to remain 'established'. We should not forget that a 'stone' was once a 'boundary stone' marking that which is neither in nor out, but is in-between.










Sunday, 9 December 2018

The Battle of Brunanburh (Old English Reading) - YouTube Video

The Sound of the Old English/ Anglo-Saxon Language (A Short Story) - YouTube Video

Inglinga

In order to fully understand the work of Woden's Folk working at the Esoteric Level you need to view also the following blogs on Google Blogger -

  • Ar-Kan Rune-Lag - This deals with the Ar-Kan Runes and the Runic System used in Folkish Wodenism. 
  • Cultic-Warrior - This deals with our work at the Spiritual Centre of Woden's Folk - Woden's Wald - and with the Wolves of Woden which is a new specialised Folkish Wodenist Hearth promoting a new Aryan Barbarian Ethos
  • Woden Brotherhood - This blog deals with Esoteric Wodenism and the creation of a Woden Brotherhood through individual struggle and overcoming.
These three blogs work together as a whole in order to spread the Word of Woden at an esoteric level to our Folk worldwide, especially promoting an English Wodenism as we have always done. The most posts are put up on Inglinga but to get a better understanding all of these Wulfinga Blogs (and the links we shall put back soon) and the network we call the Wheel of Woden should be studied. Links to our other Folkish Blogs will appear on our Folkish Wodenism Blog which is our 'Online Newsletter' mainly aimed at the English Folk, but which gives an understanding of what we do and our work. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

Ingwe in Tolkien's Works

There are two distinct names which are seemingly the same figure, found in the Silarillion and The Book of Lost Tales II.  The comments suggest these to be the same but it does seem clear that Tolkien meant them to be the same. They are Inwe and Ingwe, and they seem to have been originated in the name Ing which is the first name he used in his works. Before we go into this, it must be pointed out that Tolkien first used the names Ing, Inwe, and Ingwe as the name of an Elven King, and in later times turned Ingwe into a King of the English. There need to be no contradiction in this, as we shall show here. It is also interesting to note that Tolkien links the Kin of Ingwe to the gods in a very interesting way, as we shall see here too. 

In the Silmaruillion Ingwe is the King of the Vanyar Elves (Silmarillion), these being one of three Elven Clans -

The Vanyar - These were the Eldar  or Fair Elves who were also known as the Quendi. Ingwe is said to be the 'most high lord of all the Elvish Race. These, it is said, follow Manwe and Varda. Ingwe is the King of the Vanyar Elves. The term 'Vanya (sing.) or Vanyar (plural) means 'The Fair' referring to their Golden Hair.

The Noldoli/Noldor were the Deep Elves led by Finwe (Finn) who followed Aule. 

The Toleri or 'Sea-Elves' led by Elwe.

The Inwir, of whom Ingwe seems to have been ruler, is a Royal Clan amongst the Teleri/Vanyar. Ingwe or Inwe has a son named Ingilmo or Inwithiel, and Inwe has another title of Ingil. He was also known as Isil or Isil Inwe and his son Ingwe Inwithiel. In the Sindarin Tongue the word 'elf' is 'edhel' which is obviously from our Edhel-Rune. The name 'Eldar' stems from 'el'/'elen' meaning 'star' and Eldar/Elena means 'Of the Stars'. 

There are some very interesting things that come from this, but to do so you need to study the Book of Lost Tales II where Tolkien links Manwe to Woden. So the Fair Elves or Eldar are linked to Woden, and also to Varda who is the Lady of the Stars, also called The Exalted and The Lofty. She is the greatest of the Valier (Queens of the Valar) and the wife of Manwe-Woden. She has other names - Elbereth, Elentari, Tintalle. 

There is a very interest piece in the Book of Lost Tales II concerning Orion which is the 'image of Telemektar in the sky' who has diamonds on his sword-sheath, and this will go red when he draws his sword at the Great End'. Orion the Hunter is followed by Gil who is 'like a Blue Bee'. Here the name 'Gil' was originally written Ingil which is an alternative name for Ingwe, and as the 'Blue Bee' he is Nielluin which is the Dog-Star, Sirius. Thus we have a link between Ingwe and Sirius which is indeed a star that shines blue, and it is at the foot of Orion the Hunter. 

There is another thing of interest to us here, and although Tolkien at first sight seems to have jumbled these things up completely, there is in the end a firm sense within all this - yet hidden. He tells us that the whole of the Kindred of Ingwe, and the lost part of the Kindreds of Finwe and Elwe follow Orome. He is one of the Vala or Aratar and is a 'great hunter' whose name means 'Horn-blowing' or 'Sound of Horns'; his horn is Valaroma. Tolkien very often gives figures titles in Old English, and here he gives Orome the title Wadhfrea ('Hunting-Lord') or Huntena Frea ('Lord of Hunters') and also Wealdafrea ('Lord of Forests'). These names fit well with Herne the Hunter who is an aspect of Woden.





There seems to be no link with Bootes but I have shown before how Ingwe and the English are linked to Bootes, and the England is a reflection on Earth of this constellation in the Northern Skies. Orome, as the 'Lord of Hunters' may also be Bootes shown here clearly with two hunting-dogs; here he carries a scythe in his left hand and a spear in his right hand. To be truthful, I see these two symbols as being a fusion of Ingwe (Scythe = Landsman) and Woden (Spear = Hunter). I have shown before how Bootes can be likened to the 'Son of Man' from certain texts in Revelations. The brightest star in Bootes is named Arcturus which is why 'King Arthur' (rightly 'Arctur') is as much English as anything else in these islands - he is the archetype of the Once and Future King.

The Dog-Star or 'Wolf-Star' (Chinese) is one of the most important stars in the Occult World and Gurdjieff gives hints at this when he said he had 'buried the dog' in one of his works, clearly hinting not of burying a 'bone' (as it should be) but meaning Sirius - the Dog-Star. For some reason Sirius and Venus are connected together in ancient works. In a future post I am going to discuss the star Sirius since it formed also part of many of the dreams I had in years gone by - there is something important we are missing. 

Looking at all this in regard to Tolkien's Works we cannot disregard his ideas since he was a scholar of not only Germanic & Celtic Mythology but also the Indo-European Languages. He was also in a place to gain access to more works that we can ever do and must have gained endless knowledge that we cannot access through old books. In linking Ingwe - Lord of the Elves - with Ingwe - Divine Ancestor of the English - he created a continuum between Elves and Men, and one which shows that the English truly have the Lore of the Elves in their blood. (This is in fact showing itself now since Ingwe is being looked at by many of the more esoteric scholars in England today.) The English are thus the direct descendants of the High Elven Race of the Eldar and the King of the Eldar - Ingwe. The Inwar, looking at the name-changes such as Inwe to Ingwe, would thus also be called Ingwar and thus Ingwaiwar as Tolkiens calls them (Ingvaeones). 



The Edhel-Rune


At first there may seem no link between the Elves and the Edhel-Rune, though Tolkien mentions that edhel is the Sindarin for 'elf'. This rune is also the 'Gift of Ing' containing both the Ing-Rune (Germanic) and the Gyfu-Rune as a 'bind-rune'. It is also the rune of Blood & Soil and thus of the English and England. The rune is of the Folkland and the Folk, of the 'inherited property' (land) and the 'innate qualities' (blood). Through this rune we may have the mystical link between the English and the Fair Elves ('Fairies' or 'Fair Folk'). 





It is often thought that 'The Star' of the Tarot is that of the Dog-Star, Sirius, although the Seven Stars that go with it are not a clear indication. Indeed, the Seven Stars are usually seen as the Great Bear (Woden's Waen) or later the Pleiades (which seems to have six stars but has always been seen as the 'Seven Sisters'. The figure in this version pours water into the lake/pool and also onto the land, thus linking this to the Age of Aquarius and the 'Water-Bearer'. Now, it has to be said that Sirius is indeed linked to the rising waters, since its appearance each year heralds the flooding of the Nile in Egypt. It seems to have been linked to the idea of flooding since we find that in 1993 the Mississippi overflowed and flooded at the same time as Sirius was blocked out from being seen from Earth by the Sun. When this period ended the floods subsided. This may not actually be irrelevant since Sirius really does seem to have been seen by the ancients associated with pulling out some form of plug/stopper which lets loose the waters. 

But, in the above we have Ingwe (Ingil) seen as Sirius, but we also have the association with Bootes, all of which seems rather confusing. Logical thinking does not always help in this, because there is yet another clue hidden in 'The Star' card - the figure of the 'Fair Woman' is shown clearly in the position shaped as a Fylfot-Swastika, a Sign of the North. The star is yellow, as is Arcturus in Bootes. Both Sirius and Venus seem to be linked to Isis, and Isis is said to have given birth to Horus who is 'in Sirius' - so both Isis and Horus are connected to Sirius, as Freya and Ingwe are associated with Venus. Both Venus and Sirius have the Five-Pointed Star symbolism. 

There is something here that we must look at in regard to this information, which on the face of it looks rather mixed up. This concerns the link between Sirius and the arrow. On one Hindu site I found that Sirius is linked to Rudra as 'The Piercer of the Deer'; obviously it is the arrow that pierces the deer, and in some cultures this star was known as the 'Arrow-Star' -

mulKAK.Si.DI = Arrow-Star (Sumer)

Tishtriya - Arrow-Star (Iran)

The following link Sirius to the sea and to the waters -

Babylonian - New Year ritual says 'Arrow-Star, who measures the depth of the sea'.

Iranian Avesta 'Tishtriya by whom the waters count.

In Hamlet's Mill by Santillana & von Dechend we find the above and also links to our own mythology through the figure of Hamlet - I am going to extend their work to bring in the Ear-Rune, which seems to be the significant link we need here. 

These two link Sirius with Earendel, which Tolkien links to Venus; so we have here the 'missing link' since both stars seem to have the same 'archetype' (if you like). They see the name Earendel (which is Orvandil of the Norse Mythology, father of Hamlet) as coming from the OE *ae-/*ear meaning 'wave', 'sea' and ON *aurr meaning 'damp'. Another meaning stems from the Root *or- meaning 'arrow' thus making Orvandil 'Arrow Waendal'. Noteworthy his grandfather was Garentil which means 'Spear Waendal'. The English called this star by the name Jubar which means 'beam' or 'ray' and which in MHG and Italian means 'arrow'. The star is called Tir in ancient Iran. Earendel seems to be the same archetypal 'Archer-God' as William Tell and AEgil the Archer. Earendel is -


OHG - Orentil

AS - Earendel

ON - Aurvendill

OHG - Erentil



Unfortunately I have no image of the Ear-Rune that we use in the Ar-Kan system, but it is the Cweorth-Rune shown above with 'hands' on each 'arm'. The above rune is shaped as the Long Man of Wilmington who is Waendal which links us directly to Ear-Waendal (Earendel). The name 'Wendel' was used of 'The Devil' in many witch-trials, so this must once have been a key heathen god. The following sequences seem connected to these ideas -

Aar   Ear   Ier   Oar   Uar

Ar   Er   Ir   Or   Ur

Aor   Eor   Ior   Oor   Uor

Also, the words - heor (OE), heru (OS) and hiore (ON); also linked to Cheru/Heru related to the Cheruscans and to the Sword-God named Heru or Saxnot. 

The Ear-Rune is thus not only related to *ear meaning 'earth' but also to the waters, as seen in 'The Star' Tarot Card which shows the pouring of water onto the waters and the earth. It is also interesting to note, in view of the link between Ingwe, Bootes and agriculture, that OE *ear means 'ear' (of corn). Linking these to the next rune, Cweorth, Rune of the Fire-Twirl, there is also the Greek euo and Latin uro meaning 'to burn'. 

'...and Quetzalcoatl is accused of having incestuous relations with his sister, as were Hamlet, Kullervo, Yama and, we might add, King Arthur.'

'Hamlet's Mill'

Now, were we sitting around a camp-fire, listening to the Tribal Scop relating these tales, he would expect us to know exactly what was meant by 'incestuous relations with his sister' because the brother-sister relationship is seen clearly within the Waene-Gods, the Gods associated with Venus. Frey-Freya/ Ingwe-Freya are brother-sister, though when we look at the Egyptian Mythology where Horus comes 'out of Sirius' (Isis) then one of the roles can be transferred to the 'Son' ('Son of the Widow'). 

Even in the Cweorth-Rune we have a similar rune-stave and the same -eor- stem within the rune-name. As the Fire-Twirl this may be related to 'Rudra-the-destroying-archer' and the 'Dance of Shiva' which has a similar shape to these runes. 

I think that the one thing that the authors of Hamlet's Mill failed to recognise is that there is no reason whatever to seek and 'either' in the meaning of words used in ancient texts, the seeking of the 'or' makes better sense since every text has many meanings, not just one of which is right. The term ear can mean any and all of these.

Viktor Rydberg equates Orwandel with AEgil the Archer; since we are here also looking at a Hunter-God we can see in this Orion the Hunter which is close to Sirius and is Wuldor - the Winter-Woden. Since Orion is blinded we may find the last traces of this legend in that of Robin Hood who is blinded by the prioress and thus is killed. Robin Hood - The Hooded Man - is our most famous English Folk-hero. AEgil, Wayland and Finn are brothers and Rydberg sees these as doublets of Orwandel and his kinfolk, and also of the Sons of Ivalde. Of course, all these may be similar archetypes with similar myths.