I have covered some of the meanings of the name 'Ingwe', but will need to first repeat the basic IE Roots that the name stems from -
IE Root *egni- This is the root from which we get - 'to ignite', 'ignition' and igneous, and from which the Vedic name Agni stems from. The link to the ng-root can be found in the Angiras who are connected to Agni. The root means 'fire' in its animate form.
IE Root * ang(w)hi- This root means 'snake' or 'serpent'. Also IE Root *og(w)hi-.
IE Root *eng(w)- This means 'groin' whose symbolism has always been associated with virility and fertility.
These three basic root-words tell us that Ingwe is the Fiery-Serpent and one of the Shining Ones (Elves). Whether we class the Elves as gods or not does not really matter, and it may well be clearer to see them as 'angels' or 'messengers' - Messengers of the Gods. This class of Divine Beings are thus the link between Gods and Men. Ingwe is the 'Lord of the Elves'. We may perhaps see these ancient beings as somewhat akin to the Annunaki of the Near East, but due to the many distortions that appear over this subject I will not dwell upon it now. It is complex and hard to unravel.
There is in fact a fourth root-word that we can connect to Ingwe, and here we can see that this one is of vital importance. The IE Root*ong(w)- means 'to anoint', which is what the term 'Krist' means in Greek - it is the equivalent to the title The Anointed One. The word 'Krist' actually stems from the IE Root *ghrei- which means 'to rub', the same meaning as 'to anoint'. Thus, one section of the Folk have used "Krist' and the other 'Ingwe'. This explains how the English came to accept the Krist so easily, since he was already connected to them as a Folk.
It is said that, in the sacred language, the Hawk or Eagle means a 'Solar-Spirit', whereas the Fish means 'The First Messenger'. We have various figures of the Apkallu who appears a fish-like, Oannes being the best known. Hence 'The Fish' as symbolic of the Solar-Krist, who is 'The First Messenger'. Perhaps this is why the Norwegian Rune-Poem says that 'Krist shaped the heavens in former times'.
Ingwe is also the Son of Man(nus) and his name means 'Son of...' or 'Offspring of...' The Solar-Krist is said to be the 'offspring of David and the bright and Morning Star' - the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. This is a title used in ancient times of many different personages, or rather of the one true archetype behind these figures. He is actually described as Bootes in Revelation 14:14 -
'...upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle...'
Here the crown is back on the head of the Rightful King, where it belongs and where it was before it was 'toppled' (see 'The Tower' Tarot Card). It seems that the ancient greeks once called the Constellation of Bootes by the name Lycaon or 'The Wolf' whose name means 'Light of On' ('Light of the Sun'). Ingwe is the Crowned and Conquering Son in the form of Wid-Ar the Avenger; this is a complex subject because Wid-Ar is the Son of Woden, but there are hidden links.
The Gift of Ing is Fire; here we need to look once more at Agni and especially the birth of Agni. I have quoted the following a few times but will do so again, to underline a very important point connected with the arguments above -
'Agni (The Fire) is the son incarnate of Savitri (Heavenly Father) conceived and born of the Virgin Maia and he had the carpenter Twasti (Maker of the Swastika) as his earthly father. In the cave of the One of Two Sticks, which has the name 'The Mother', lives the Goddess Maia, the embodiment of Creative Powers, and gives birth to the Son under the influence of Vayu (The Spirit), the breeze of the wind, without which the fire cannot be lit....
The first spark that came from the Cave of the Sacrum of Maia, by turning the Fire-Twirl Pramantha (The Swastika) represents the birth of Agni. This spark is called 'The Child'.'
This passage relating to the birth of Agni clearly parallels the birth of the Solar-Krist -
- Agni is 'The Son' of the 'Heavenly Father'.
- He is born of the Virgin Maia.
- His father was a carpenter, but here in the sense of the Wooden Swastika or 'Fire-Twirl' which, when spun around, created the Divine Fire at the centre of its axle. (This was an ancient means to create the Need-Fire.)
- The 'Two Sticks' are the means of creating the Need-Fire, another version of using the Swastika or 'Fire-Twirl'.
- In order that 'The Son' may be born it is necessary for the movement of air (Vayu = Spirit) to take place; this is the 'Holy Spirit' and Vayu is the Vedic version of Woden. Woden's role forms part of the Birth of Agni (Ingwe).
- The first spark that comes from the 'Cave of the Sacrum' (axle of the Fire-Twirl) is called 'The Child'.
- AEngus is of the Tuatha de Danaan who some scholars have tried to link to the Danes, no doubt through the similarity of the names Danaan and Dan.
- Angul and Dan are brothers according to the Norse Myths.
- The Myth of AEngus is very similar to that of Ingvi-Frey of Norse Mythology.
- The Irish tale of The Destruction of De Derga's Hostel is a direct parallel to the tales surrounding the Skylding Dynasty of Denmark.
- In the Irish Tale the hall is burned down at Midwinter by Ingcel (a one-eyed warrior), and in the Danish Tale by Hjorvarth and Ingeld.
- The Irish Celts do not seem to have had the Midwinter Festival as of importance as the Germanic Folk, which brings this tale into question as to whether it originated with a Celtic Folk.
- The Tuatha de Danaan were clearly stated in Irish Lore to have come down from the North.
- The tales centred around Midwinter are clearly linked to the 'Birth of Krist' at this time of the year. This is the death of the 'Old King' and the birth of the 'New King' - the death of the 'Old Sun' and the birth of the 'New Sun'.
- The story of Diarmund is interesting in that it centres around Newgrange, and has images related to Ingvi-Frey - the Boar (his brother under and enchantment), the Wagon, and Macc Oc (the figure who looks after Diarmund) dreams of and pursues a maiden, as does Frey dream of an pursue Gerd.