Teutonic Celtic Balto-Slavic Finnish-Ugrian
Tribes of the Northland
image possibly by Alan Lee
Celebrating the noble Heathen cultures of pre-christian Northern
the ancestral ethnic religion of the Nordic Folk
Items offered on this page:
What is the Northern Tradition?
A little bit about me
The Poetry of Robert E. Howard
Something a child said many years ago...
Herne is Woden (Odin)
Odin the Wanderer is known in many lands.
A Hodgepodge of Northern Tradition Links
Other Indo-European links
And now for something completely different (links)
Dedications and Thanks
Faith, Folk & Family
Odinism is an ancient religion that acknowledges the gods by fostering thought, courage, honor, light, and beauty. Older than history, Odinism is all that was called wisdom when the world was new and fresh.
- The Odin Brotherhood
"We must dig down to the primitive in us, for only out of the conflict between civilized man and the Germanic barbarian will there come what we need: a new experience of God..."
"I have sometimes wondered if it were possible that
unrecognized forces of the past or present- or even the future- work through the thoughts
and actions of living men."
- Robert E. Howard, December 14, 1933
What is the Northern Tradition?
"Asatru is not just what we believe. It is what we
are" - Stephen A. McNallen
"God the Nordics regarded as being too great for any man to wholly understand or wholly comprehend. But something of God they could in some measure understand, and that something they called Odin..." - A. Rud Mills, 1957
My name is Jeffrey Elric Diehl. I live in northern
Colorado with my daughter, several cats and the occasional ghostly visitor.
Although I will usually describe my Folkish path as Odinism, my
Heathenry is actually derived from more than one strand of Germanic religion.
Incorporating elements from Odinism, Asatru, Irminenschaft and Greater Theodism, this practice
covers a wide range of Teutonic tradition. My primary affiliations include
membership in the Asatru Folk Assembly and an Apprenticeship in the Odinic Rite.
On a local level I'm an active part of the Lone Tree Fellowship here in
I spend a great deal of time contemplating the many guises of the
wandering wind god Woden. A diverse deity of contradiction, this Gothick God of
Darkness* is also a Lord of Light. The Odinnic influence often leads me to strange places
in my quest for Ancestral gnosis. While my observance of the folk way is not unusual
(blots, symbels, et cetera), my understanding of the gods is perhaps more in keeping with
early Aryan Vedism. Additionally, my outlook is heavily influenced by the
amazing achievements of Viktor Rydberg, the nineteenth century poet and scholar who
reassembled the hidden epic of my forebears. To say the least, these eccentricities
put me at odds with most of modern Heathen thought! Nevertheless, so far my fellow
Asatruar and Odinists have been extremely supportive of me expressing differing opinions.
Healthy debate is always encouraged among reputable people of the heath.
* phrase developed by Edred Thorsson
LAY OF THE NORSE GODS AND HEROES.
Step out of the misty veil
Which darkly winds round thee;
Step out of the olden days,
Thou great Divinity!
Across thy mental vision
Passes the godly host,
That Bragi's melodies
Made Asgard's proudest boast.
There rise the sounds of music
From harp strings sweet and clear,
To the receiving ear.
Thou wast it, thou hast carried
Sagas of northern fame,
Did'st boldly strike the harp strings
Of old skalds; just the same
Thou spann'st the bridge of Bifrost,
The pathway of the gods;-
O name the mighty heroes,
Draw pictures of the gods!
You could take the Celt out of the forest, but you couldn't take the forest out of the Celt.
How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?
The Drums of Pictdom
The Poetry of Robert E. Howard
The Ghost Kings
The ghost kings are marching; the midnight knows their tread,
From the distant, stealthy planets of the dim, unstable dead;
There are whisperings on the night-winds and the shuddering stars have fled.
A ghostly trumpet echoes from a barren mountainhead;
Through the fen the wandering witch-lights gleam like phantom arrows sped;
There is silence in the valleys and the moon is rising red.
The ghost kings are marching down the ages' dusty maze;
The unseen feet are tramping through the moonlight's pallid haze,
Down the hollow clanging stairways of a million yesterdays.
The ghost kings are marching, where the vague moon-vapor creeps,
While the night-wind to their coming, like a thund'rous herald sweeps;
They are clad in ancient grandeur, but the world, unheeding, sleeps.
- Robert E. Howard
The Song of Horsa's Galley
From the Baltic Sea our galleys sweep
to South and West and East,
We bring our bows from the Northern snows
that the great grey wolves may feast.
To the outmost roads of the plunging sea
Our dragon ships are hurled,
We have broken the chains of the Southern Danes
And now we break the world.
Out of the dark of the misty north
We come like shapes of gloam
To harry again the Southland men
And trample the arms of Rome.
The ravens circle above our prows
And our chant is the song of the sea.
They hear our oars by a thousand shores
And they know that the North is free.
-Robert E. Howard
Serpent prow on the Afric coast,
Doom on the Moorish town;
And this is the song the steersman sang
As the dragonship swept down:
I followed Asgrimm Snorri's son around the world and half-way back,
And 'scaped the hate of Galdjerhrun who sank our ship off Skagerack.
I lent my sword to Hrothgar then; his eyes were ice, his heart was hard;
He fell with half his weapon-men to our own kin at Mikligard.
And then for many a weary moon I labored at the galley's oar
Where men grow maddened by the rune of row-locks clacking ever more.
But I survived the reeking rack, the toil, the whips that burned and gashed,
The spiteful Greeks that scarred my back and trembled even while they lashed.
They sold me on the Eastern block; in silver coins their price was paid;
They girt me with a chain and lock, I laughed and they were sore afraid.
I toiled among the olive trees until a night of hot desire
Blew me a breath of outer seas and filled my veins with curious fire.
Then I arose and broke my chain and laughed to know that I was free,
And battered out my master's brain and fled and gained the open sea.
Beneath a copper sun adrift, I shunned the proa and the dhow,
Until I saw a sail uplift, and saw and knew the dragon prow.
Oh, East of sands and sunlit gulf, your blood is thin, your gods are few;
You could not break the Northern wolf and now the wolf has turned on you.
The fires that light the coasts of Spain fling shadows on the Eastern strand.
Master, your slave has come again with torch and axe in his right hand!
-Robert E. Howard
A Song of the ( Pictish ) Race
High on his throne sat Bran Mak Morn
When the sun-god sank and the west was red;
He beckoned a girl with his drinking horn,
And, "Sing me a song of the race," he said.
Her eyes were as dark as the seas of night,
Her lips were as red as the setting sun,
As, a dusky rose in the fading light,
She let her fingers dreamily run
Over the golden-whispered strings,
Seeking the soul of her ancient lyre;
Bran sate still on the throne of kings,
Bronze face limned in the sunset's fire
"First of the race of men," she sang,
"Far from an unknown land we came,
From the rim of the world where mountains hang
And the seas burn red with the sunset flame."
"First and the last of the race are we,
Gone is the old world's gilt and pride,
Mu is a myth of the western sea,
Through halls of Atlantis the white sharks glide."
An image of bronze, the king sate still,
Javelins of crimson shot the west,
She brushed the strings and a murmured thrill
Swept up the chords to the highest crest.
"Hear ye the tale that the ancients tell,
Promised of yore by the god of the moon,
Hurled on the shore a deep sea shell,
Carved on the surface a mystic rune:"
" 'As ye were first in the mystic past
Out of the fogs of the dim of Time,
So shall the men of your race be last
When the world shall crumble,' so ran the rhyme."
" 'A man of your race, on peaks that clash,
Shall gaze on the reeling world below;
To billowing smoke shall he see it crash,
A floating fog of the winds that blow.' "
" 'Star-dust falling for aye through space.
Whirling about in the winds that spin;
Ye that were first, be the last-most race,
For one of your men shall be the last of men.' "
Into the silence her voice trailed off,
Yet it echoed across the dusk,
Over the heather the night-wind soft
Bore the scent of the forest's musk.
Red lips lifted, and dark eyes dreamed,
Bats came wheeling on stealthy wings;
But the moon rose gold and the far stars gleamed,
And the king still sate on the throne of kings.
-Robert E. Howard
All of the poetry above written by Robert E. Howard is copyrighted by its owner. This material is published without permission and will be removed if so requested by those copyright holders. Absolutely no profit is being made by any of this. I only want to encourage others to become familiar with Robert E. Howard's work.
Something a child said many years ago...
"She often talked quietly to her mother as if she were simpy talking to herself.
The mother had secretly written down the little girl's words. The little girl's
real self was talking when she said,
I saw a mountain
And he was like Wotan looking at himself in the water.
I saw a cockatoo
And he was like sunset clouds.
Even leaves and little stones
Are different to my eyes sometimes.
I keep wondering through and through my heart
Where all the beautiful things in the world
And while I wonder,
They go on being beautiful.
Later the mother put all these quiet remarks in a book, called Poems by a Little
Girl. The little girl's name is Hilda Conkling. When great poets and
critics, mothers and fathers, teachers, professors, and artists read these childish
sayings, they all agreed that they were literature. Yet it was only a little girl
talking quietly to herself."
- Hughes Mearns, chairman of the Department of Creative Education of New York University, from introduction to "Children's Own Verse" CHILDCRAFT: Book of Verse Volume One 1923?
"Woden is the Woodland Spirit, and the Lord of all Nature. His son is the Hooded Man, the English folk hero who will deliver us from oppression." -Woden's Folk
Although nowadays the Horned God is solely associated with Wicca, this was not always so. Horned deities are an extremely ancient Indo-European tradition with even earlier precedents. Thirty-thousand years ago, the horned one made an appearence on the Paleolithic walls of the Caverne des Trois Freres in what is now France. In 3000 BCE, he could be found in the Indus Valley of northern India where he was known as Pashupati or Rudra. The Northern European Celts and Teutons were also very familiar with this concept. The Romano-Celts gave one of their horned gods the title Cernunnos. This is linguistically and conceptually related to the Anglo-Saxon god Herne. Herne is the Wild Huntsman who in certain parts of England leads the howling spirits of the dead.
With this in mind, it has been suggested that Herne is, in fact, the same god as Woden. In my opinion, one of the strongest indications of a connection between Herne and Woden can be found in the figure of St. Nicholas. The fact that St. Nick has many commonalties with Woden has been well established. Woden has worn the Santa Claus disguise for over a millennia. However, what makes this pertinent to the Herne discussion, is the fact that in some parts of Europe, St. Nicholas sports horns.
According to English legend, the reason Herne rode the night skies was that he had committed suicide by hanging himself from an oak in Windsor Forest. This is, of course, reminiscent of Woden's plight on the World Tree.
Robin Hood has often been regarded as a son of Herne. The Anglo name Robin Hood is a variant of the Saxon name Rof Breocht Woden- the Bright Strength of Woden.
It would seem that Woden, when leading the Wild Hunt, sometimes takes the form of Herne. The All-Father has many faces after all.
Aside from the Odinnic nature of Herne, there are also Vanic elements at work in his character. Ing-Freyr, who seems to have a curious alliance with Woden, is closely associated with the stag and tusked boar. Freyr is the Horned God of the Vanir while Woden assumes this role among the Aesir. The Hunter of Windsor, fed by the energies of both these gods, is a powerful figure that still haunts the English forest and the inner landscape of the Northern Folk.
( The following quote is provided to compliment the possible connections between Woden and Freyr. While not in literal agreement with this conclusion, I do find some truth in the general idea of it when it comes to the woodland attributes of the two deities.)
"Like Odin, Frey was regarded as the god or patron of seafaring folk.
Also like Odin, he was described as the god of rain, sun, and fruit, which makes him Odin
under another name."
- Herbert Spencer Robinson & Knox Wilson, 1950
image is possibly by Ariaxs-Druuis Boutios
"There lives in the Teutonic peoples all that is associated with the
Archangelic forces of Odin stirring in the primitive depths of the human soul."
- Rudolf Steiner, 14th June, 1910
"Rightly you carry the arrows and bow: rightly you wear the precious
golden necklace shaped with many forms and colours: rightly you extend this
terrible power over everything. There is nothing more powerful than you Rudra."
- Rig Veda Hymn 2.33
Odin the Wanderer is known in many lands....
Odin (Oden, Woden, Wotan, Godan, Wodanaz, Wuotan, Irmin) - Germanic
Lugh Lamhfada (Lleu Llaw Gyffess) - Celtic
Mercurius Odinius/Mercurius Lugus - Romano-Germanic/Romano-Celtic
Patollo (Patollus) - Baltic
Velinas - Lithuanian Baltic
Volos (Veles) - Slavic
Vata (Vayu) - Vedic and Zoroastrian
Rota - Saami
Rudra - Vedic
Rod - Russian
Yodhin - Sanskrit word for conqueror
Vishnu-Kalki (Kalkin) - Hindu
Jalk (Jack the Giant-killer) - English
Herne the Hunter - English
The Pied Piper of Hamelin - German
Green Man - Indo-European
Old Nick (St. Nicholas, Zwarte Piet, Pelznichol, Knecht Ruprecht, Rubezahl, Santa Claus) - European
John Barleycorn - English
Iron John (Iron Hans) - German
CuChulainn - Irish avatar/son of Lugh Lamhfada
Robin Wode (Robin Hood, Robin Goodfellow, Puck) - Saxon avatar/son of Herne
Merlin (Myrddin) - Welsh avatar/son of Lleu Llaw Gyffess
Count Saint Germain, Christian Rosenkreutz - possible incarnations of Merlin
Enoch, Idris, Hermes, Thoth, Hermes Trismegistus - Mediterranean
Turms - Etruscan
Mithrandir (Gandalf) - Tolkien's modern myth
Wotenos - New Indo-European
"He is the breath of the gods, the seed of the world,
He moves by the will of his own voice.
His roar is heard, his form is never seen.
To the powerful Wind, let us offer this song."
- Hymn to Vayu, Rig Veda 10.168
"Time ends when there is no before and after, when you see at a glance all
that has ever happened and will ever happen. In this immediate vision you will
possess all things."
- Meister Eckhart, 14th century
A Hodgepodge of Northern Tradition Links
The Northern Gnostic
This is my Christo-Heathen webpage that I created in early 2000.
I'm pleased that it has become closely associated with the English Folk Church of Andrew Waterhouse.
I am a very proud member of the Asatru Folk Assembly. If you are new to all of this and want to learn more about our traditions in the AFA, please check out Steve McNallen's informative FAQ.
Odsmal Odsmal is one of the greatest Asatru books ever written. Modern Heathenry needed a tome such as this! Containing profound wisdom, this book offers a glimpse of Asatru's highest potential. Gudrun Kristin has done a great service for all contemplative Asatruar.
Seidhman Rants An excellent exploration of the mirror image ancestral community living underneath us. This exceptional work, written by a man who ran out of luck, is highly recommended!
What would Odin say about Gun Control? If you want gun control, use both hands.
Like most Asafolk, I have a tremendous respect for the Native peoples of North America
In fact, my daughter has a small amount of Cherokee ancestry. The
following important articles by Stephen McNallen, are from the Asatru Folk Assembly.
Indian Wannabees The Red Tribes Speak! Asafolk and American Indians
Here is the Lakota Declaration of War which the AFA fully supports.
Viktor Rydberg In my opinion Rydberg understood Norse mythology better than anyone. The work of this great mythologist has been continued by William Reaves. This is the most important research that has ever been done on Heathen theology.
Here is Viktor Rydberg's Teutonic
Mythology which was translated by Rasmus B. Anderson.
Also please check out Eysteinn Bjornsson's Synopsis of Rydberg's Edda.
Isaac Bonewits' Homepage Lots of info on various kinds of Druidism both Fraternal & Pagan.
Irminenschaft Irminism is the German sect of Heathenry. Irminic Lore Study Page
The Denali Institute of Northern Traditions This unique runic study offers some rarely seen perspectives on the Northern Tradition. I find the goals of this site most appealing.
Aerospace Technology Guild preparing a place for Asatru in outer space
Enter Hildolf's Den
a very pleasing personal site about the Odian path
compelling and thoughtful page - The Circle of Free Choice
SIGRDRIFA Publications dedicated to those who hold the keys to hearth and home
Finnish Mythology Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples Although the Finns, Sami and Huns are not Indo-European, their cultures are still a large part of the Northern Tradition. These are well done pages on the mysteries of Finland.
Robin Hood Great information on
this Saxon hero.
Robin of Sherwood fanzine Saxon Chronicles
Puck- That shrewd and knavish sprite called Robin Goodfellow
Celtic Pagan Religion: A Narrative History excellent essay by Steven L. Akins
The Dorset Ooser This is about a horned folk mask that disappeared at the end of the nineteenth century. I'm grateful to finally find some good information on this important part of our heritage. (This link might be gone.)
Thorshof Superb site about Thor and the Vanir. Superior artwork as well. Exquisite!
WolfRaven's Celto-Germanic Page I love Asatruar that practice both Teutonic and Celtic religion! The two cultures are really just different expressions of the same faith. Celts and Teutons share many of the same gods under different names. It pleases me when people recognize this. (This link might be gone.)
The Rune Net The Rune Net is forging a blade of runic might in the South Pacific.
These explore the kinship between the Celts & Hindus. Good idea!
Irish Soma - by Peter Lamborn Wilson The Druids and Hinduism; A Past Link?
Russian Swami Finds Forefather's Faith in Sanatana Dharma This one examines the link between the ancient Slavic religion and Hinduism. It is an article from Hinduism Today.
Hindu and Celtic Culture are One This article by Druuis Belenios Ategnatos is from the American Institute of Vedic Studies home page. (This link might be gone.)
Scandinavian/Vedic: Comparative Mythology
The Celts: Sub
Common Ground of European Celts & Indian Vedic Hindus
The Celts, Part 2
Genes-A Double-edged Sword Our Druid
Cousins/brahmins of ancient Europe
these are from Hinduism Today
The Rune-Gild This is an
esoteric Order devoted to Runology. Runa Raven Press
Woodharrow: Institute of Germanic Studies
Wodanesdag The Hyatt
family of Wodan's Kindred has provided outstanding products and inspiration for the holy
Nation of Odin. Years before my daughter was born I bought these toys in
anticipation of her arrival.
Here is Lauren with the Lodbrok, Harbard & Sigurd rag dolls.
King Arthur Uther Pendragon Mayhaps a modern incarnation of the Once & Future King
Arthur: A Man for the Ages resource for Arthurian Lore
I have always seen Arthur as an echo of Thor.
The Grail Chapel of Our Lady Many Pre-Christian traditions are disguised in Catholicism. Here is a link celebrating such connections. The Ordo Arcanorum Gradalis is an Arthurian Fellowship that blends Neo-Paganism with Gnostic Christianity. This web site contains chapters from Shadwynn's intelligent and enchanting book The Crafted Cup. Finding this book in 1995 was one of the biggest events in my spiritual life. Shrine of the Holy Grail
America's Stonehenge There are Druidic mysteries in New England.
The Kewel Ristar: futhark rune magick A good place to visit.
Most Asatruar can't stand the idea of Norse Wicca. This is unfortunate. In
my opinion, the more people honoring the Aesir & Vanir the better. As long as
the Wiccans are careful to distinguish between authentic Heathen practices and modern
Wiccan traditions, I have no problem with it.
My friend Chris N. happens to have an excellent site on Norse Wicca.
Yggdrasil- The Scandanavian Tree of Life and the Baha'i Faith OK this one is pretty darn bizarre. I think they spelled Scandinavian that way because they associate it with the tribe of Dan.
Zen Viking Celtic Taoism interesting
This is a small assortment of Baltic and Slavic things. Useful stuff
Lithuanian Paganism- Romuva Iron Crosses: Lithuanian Pagan History Slavianstvo
The Baltic Romuva Romuva/USA Slavic Paganism & Witchcraft Pravoslavya Ukraine Rusinov's WEB Center/Holy Nature Slavic Communities Union - Russia
Rodzima Wiara: Polish Native Faith Slovisha
War Goddess: The Morrigan & her Germano-Celtic Counterparts A well written dissertation
Pictish Nation The first web site ever dedicated to the Picts. A MUST for starving Pictophiles!
Heidnischwerk incredible heathen art Markus Wolff's work is fantastic. Markus has also written many of the excellent articles in Vor Tru.
Heathen Carvings by Donna Kaunike Great statues & plaques of the Aesir and Vanir!
Odin the Wanderer Scandanavian Heritage more Norse statuary and art
Thor's Homepage I appreciate the sincerity of this site. Refreshing
The Immortal Thor of Asgard Thor's Thundercloud For decades the thunderer has also had an active life in Marvel Comics.
Frenchy's TEMPLE of the TREES Druid Info Site very nice
Socialist Propaganda Count me in!
(Don't bother clicking on this as it is a dead link. I'm just hoping that someone will eventually recreate this movement working against the interests of extremists from both the far left and right.)
Asatru/German-American Pages Good info on the Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft
Norse Mythology My brother-in law Mike recommended this one to me. It's a good introduction to the mythology of the Teutonic Northland.
Mind & Memory Press: Njall and the One-eyed Lord an interesting new book from Bob Flaws
The Valknut A very useful collection of links.
Folkway Tradehall Here is a frithstead for Craftsmen of the Heath.
Europa Germanic Traditions Ltd. I bought a wonderful Julleuchter from Europa. Every Heathen home should have one of these!
Shadowlight: Brilliant Is My Being Amongst Blackest Gloom Rokkr
Celtic Web Art provided by Karen Nicholas (site is gone, searching for new link)
Nemeton Eponas - The Grove of Epona Gaulish Religion page maintained by Cunolugus (Hound of Lugus). This fine site is definitely worth a visit!!
Lugodoc's Shrine of the Horned Gods This Druid has created a place to honor all horned gods.
Odinism in Australia illuminating articles from down under
Wood Henge: Centre for
Indigenous European Spirituality
Wood Henge is the home of FolkvangR Kindred.
Teutonic, Baltic, Icelandic, Anglo-Saxon, Hunnish, Goth, Celtic, Rus and Nordic
Hall of Asgard Gorean
Homer in the Baltic
Vikings and the God Poseidon
Barred Owl's Hearth My friend Aundrea in Oklahoma made this one
Where the Next Generation of Vanic Witches Begins.... The students of Rhinguld are very fortunate to have such an excellent and devoted teacher.
Ragnar's German-American Asatru
Page some excellent material from Ragnar Schuett
Over the years Ragnar has provided a great many resources for the Asatru community. He served as co-editor of Odin's Nation News and was the founder of Lone Tree Kindred here in Colorado. It is nice to have him nearby. Lone Tree Fellowship
Here are some of the many Northern Tradition denominations. For the most part these are all national or international organizations. I have, however, also included some smaller regional tribes and micronations. All of these groups certainly do not share the same points of view.
Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship British Druid Order Imbas The
Druid Heritage Society
Order of Bards,Ovates & Druids Henge of Keltria Reformed Druids of North America
Bandarach College of Druids Order of Whiteoak Druuidica Comardiia Eriutalamonos
Asatru Alliance Asatru Folk Assembly Odinic Rite Ring of Troth Irminsul Aettir Normannii Reiks
American Vinland Association AEF/ER Northvegr: The Northern Way
Frigga's Web Odin Brotherhood Rocky Mountain Folkish Asatru Assembly
Odinist Fellowship Drakur Freehold Woden's Folk Assembly of the Elder Troth
Comunita Odinista of Italy Gering Theod Sveriges Asatrosamfund The Church of Vrilology
Asatru Fellowship of New Zealand Odinshof Rabenclan Irminen-Gesellschaft
Hermandad Asatru Argentina English Folk Church Holy Nation of Odin Inc.
order of Lidskjalf Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft Ordlag Godvegr Order of the Northern Way
Here I am with my Allsherjargothi Stephen McNallen.
Other Indo-European links
The Indo-European Database Journal of Indo-European Studies
The Noble Path
Arioweghya is the vast Pan-IndoEuropean culture and
The Aballonas movement promotes it.
Vedism is the ancient parent of all Indo-European religions. The hidden resource
behind Germanic,Celtic and Balto-Slavic traditions is Vedic culture. The various
branches of the Northern Tradition would do well to make more connections with it.
With this idea in mind, I recommend these informative sites to learn more about this form
Vedism The Aryans and the Vedic Age
Hymns from the Rig Veda The Rig Veda Vedas and Upanishads
"The further we trace the European languages back, the more they resemble Sanskrit. In fact it appears that the further back we go in time, the more ancient European and Vedic culture coalesce. The Rig Veda in this way may also be the oldest scripture of the European peoples." - David Frawley, Gods, Sages and Kings: Vedic Secrets of Ancient Civiliaztion 1991 Passage Press
"...long ages ago, before Christianity, the ancient Russian
religion was also Vedic. For example, the native Russian name of the Supreme Lord is Rod.
That in Russian means the same as the Vedic Rudra or Siva. Siva is not only a Hindu Lord
but also the ancient Russian Lord, God of our fathers, God of our great land of
- Swami Sadasivachariya, from an interview in Hinduism Today 1993
"One theory holds that Krishna worship made its way to Europe as early as 800 BCE, possibly brought by the Phoenicians. Higgins asserts that Krishna-worship in Ireland goes back even further, and he points to much linguistic and archaeological evidence of this early migration." - Acharya S, The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold 1999 Adventures Unlimited Press
Library of Ancient Hindu History The theory that the Aryans invaded India is in question. It is now beginning to look like the ancient Indo-European homeland was, in fact, India. (Although I do find this Indian idea appealing, I'm torn on this issue. Viktor Rydberg had a very convincing argument for a Northern European origin.)Triloka: The Three Worlds In Indo-European cosmology there are three main worlds or levels of existence. Asatruar(and Druids) call these dimensions Asgard(Gwynvyd), Midgard(Abred) and Hel(Annwn). Above the three worlds is the transcendent uppermost level Gimle(Ceugant). Here is the same thing from the Hindu perspective.
Olympianism Helliniki Hetaireia
Archaiophilon The Almond Jar
The Almond Jar
A Christo-Hellenic Synthesis Dodecatheon
Vlassis G. Rassias' Page
Celts love Greek stuff. I am no exception.
Nova Roma I've always been interested in the influence the Romans had on Celtic and Germanic culture. I sometimes think that my ancestors used to attack Rome just to get at the Italian food. After eating at the Olive Garden, I could blame them not. However, if I'm not mistaken, pasta came to Italy AFTER the Roman period. This, by the way, is a marvelous site about all things Roman.
And now for something completely different
The Middle-Eastern cult has been the downfall of Western Civilization. A
staggering amount of ancient knowledge has been lost during the two thousand year
nightmare of religious persecution. The Church inspired plunge of Europe into the
Dark Ages was followed by the tragic Reformation which attempted to destroy the remaining
sacred places of tradition. However, as troubled as I am about this historical
horror, I can well appreciate some of the original goals of Christianity.
While I do not necessarily acknowledge a historical Jesus, I have an intense respect for
the Christos archetype. Indeed the Christ is akin to one of my Northern gods-
Balder. I also recognize the spiritual validity of certain esoteric forms of
Christianity. Here are a few that I've had some pleasant experiences with. If
the majority of christendom was like the following denominations, the world would be a far
better place! The Liberal Catholic Church
Unity Ecclesia Gnostica
But above all visit the important site by my friend Andrew Waterhouse-
English Folk Church
Another worthy Christian endeavor is the monumental book and film The Last Temptation of Christ
by Nikos Kazantzakis. Furthermore, I must acknowledge an extremely healthy Christian
movement called Creation Spirituality.
Christian Mysticism Iconfusion Meister Eckhart Rosicrucian Fellowship
Exceptional Christo-Pagan links The Grail Chapel of Our Lady The Almond Jar Annex Mary as Goddess: Virgin, Mother, Queen Esoteric Theological Seminary A Christo-Hellenic Synthesis The Almond Jar English Folk Church
For my own page on Christo-Heathenry see The Northern Gnostic.
Universal Life Church Having no doctrine, the ULC stands for spiritual independence and absolute freedom from any kind of theological dogma. ULCHQ ULC Ministries ULC Online
Unitarian Universalist Association Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans
The Flaming Chalice is a much needed symbol of religious freedom. This powerful image has always reminded me of the Grail. It also possibly relates to the sword Caliburn/Excalibur as Ex-kylie-Pur is Greek for 'out of a cup, a fire'. (The only drawback with UU stuff is the political correctness that often accompanies it.)
Pro-Death Penalty.com In my opinion the debate over whether or not Capital Punishment is an effective deterrent is beside the point. Criminals should still be punished. Justice For All
The Money Masters If you really want to understand history visit this site. See who has been pulling the strings. Learn about fraudulent banking, economic violence and the desperate need for monetary reform.
Libertarian Party I happen to be a libertarian. Pagolibertarian
Larry Elder.com I like him.
Coalition to Decriminalize Prostitution
- Legal Issues
The State should not be allowed to interfere with the sexual behavior of consenting adults. This oppressive law is ridiculously intrusive.
Truth Be Known: Religion and
Spirituality Christianity is a conglomeration of many
religions and Mystery Schools. Rome solidified Christian doctrine for use as a
political tool to unify and control the empire under one religion.
The Jesus Mysteries / Jesus and the Goddess This covers much of the same ground as the above link, but with a more sympathetic view toward Christianity.
Magister Pridgen's Site
a fine place to learn about Setian philosophy and practice
The Official Temple of Set World Wide Web Site a Typhonian institution of Initiation
A few of the Orders in the TOS partially work within the Northern Tradition.
The Order of the Trapezoid The Order of Merlin
Ascendancy a beautiful and thoughtful site about the Left Hand Path by Jashan A'al
Fraternitas Saturni The Church of Lucifer some Saturnian and Luciferian gnosis
Legion of Loki a Grotto in the Gateway City named after Woden's blood brother
An Exploration of Dark Paganism John J. Coughlin examines the often ignored Shadow.
Westgate Necromantic This is about the remarkable work of Leilah Wendell and Daniel Kemp.
Der Struwwelpeter Struwwelpeter These are about Heinrich Hoffman's book for children.
Body Piercing: Tribalectic The piercing phenomenon is perhaps an indication of our unconscious yearning for the rich tribal life that our Ancestors enjoyed. I am pierced.
Pagan: Religion & Spirituality Directory offering a plethora of useful links
JBL Statues A few of the pictures that I have used on this site came from JBL. My home is filled with JBL/Sacred Source statues. "JBL Statues is a source for images of the divine, and joins this web site in spreading healing archetypes to every corner of modern culture."
Mythic Images more great statues of Deities
Doctor Who, being an old science-fiction television show, has little to do with the
Northern Tradition. Therefore, one might find it strange that I would include a
Dr.Who link on a page that is essentially about culture and religion. However, I do
have an admittedly wyrd reason for doing this. One episode of this show established
that the Doctor is the same person known in Arthurian legend as Merlin. Well Merlin
is a Celtic manifestation of Woden. So in a peculiar way the fictional character of
the Doctor is remotely connected to Woden. (Yeah, I know I'm reaching a bit, but it
provides a great excuse to offer my own page on the subject.)
Walking in Eternity: A Visual Study of Doctor Who
Sorry, but it may actually take an eternity for the page to load.
DOMAI Dirty Old Men's Association International
Just as Merlin lost himself to the wiles of Vivian, so does feminine Beauty leave me in a state of perpetual enchantment. I'm a member of DOMAI.
"... a really excellent and life-affirming site... (five stars)" - WEBWORLD Magazine
EROS COMIX publishes a Celtic title featuring the barefoot Shamaness named Mara. I'm understandably fond of her. This sultry siren is the creation of Dennis Cramer.
Here are some amusing sites created by my lifelong friends Thom and Steve of Lilleycorp. The last one is my own feeble attempt at humor. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
The Fan Fiction Directory
"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk."
-Henry Jenkins director of media studies at MIT
Official Iron Maiden Website
Scream for Me- The Bruce
I've been a Maiden fan for a great many years! UP THE IRONS!!
Blood Axis is a musical expression of Michael Moynihan. Although I have yet to hear it, I have found that anything with Moynihan's name on it is always worth looking into. Michael has contributed to numerous publications such as Tyr: Journal of Myth: Culture: Tradition, Vor Tru, Runa and The Black Flame. He is also one of the authors of Lords of Chaos. Blood Axis
Rich Geib's Humble Outpost in Cyberspace Saying that this is the best web site that I have ever seen on the entire World Wide Web would not be an exaggeration. You could spend endless days exploring Mr. Geib's pages. I guarantee that if you made such an effort, you would be richer for the experience. This doesn't mean that I have always been in full agreement with everything I've found there; but it has always given me something to think about. (Actually there is so much material amassed here that it would be impossible for anyone to completely agree with everything on this site!) Rich Geib is a teacher in the fullest sense of the word.
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization Bigfoot Encounters Bigfoot Museum
Whether or not this creature is physically real has no bearing on its existence in the spirit world. Representing the Mystery of the North American forest, the Sasquatch is a reflection of an incredibly ancient archetype. We may view Bigfoot as an aspect of the Wild Man, the same beast-god who once evolved into the devil, Green Man, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Black Peter and Santa Claus.
"He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot." -A Visit from Saint Nicholas 1823
When I was a kid, Bigfoot used to scare the hell out of me. Little did I know how big my own feet would one day get.
Ed McGaa HomePage Eagle Man is an Oglala Sioux writer known for such incredible books as Mother Earth Spirituality and Rainbow Tribe. His work has had a profound effect on me over the years. In Rainbow Tribe Ed acknowledges the Celtic presence in ancient North America.
The Ultimate Barbarian Page! An exemplary guide to barbaric splendor and spirit Thumbs up!
Slaine Slaine MacRoth is a complex Celtic comic book character created by Pat Mills.
Robert E. Howard United Press Association This is a treasure trove of Howardian stuff.
Dreams of the Purple Kingdom
-Kull the Atlantean
The Hyborian Age of Conan -Conan the Cimmerian
In the Cormac Mac Art books by Andrew J. Offutt, it is revealed that Cormac is not only the reincarnation of both Kull and Conan, but had also more recently incarnated as Ireland's greatest champion- Cuchulain. Cuchulain was the son and avatar of the god Lugh Lamhfada.
(A.A.Attanasio's Arthurian books have Cuchulain reborn as King Arthor. This confuses matters somewhat because Robert E. Howard mentions that Cormac Mac Art once fought Arthur. Perhaps it is one of those rare occasions where a soul reincarnates into two people living simultaneously. After all, the name Artos does indicate a link between the Pendragon and Cormac.)
I also greatly admire the forest god created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 'Feral Folk' is
Tarzan of the Internet ERB Fan Fiction Feral Folk ERBList
"Tarzan's real title contains an epithet for Woden..."
"That Tarzan's arms bear the ancient symbol of Woden indicates that his ancestors clung to the old religion long after their neighbors were christianized."
- Philip Jose Farmer, The Arms of Tarzan, September 5th 1970
"...Tarzan has as ancestor Woden. It would be difficult to find a more
highly placed forefather than the All-Father. Perhaps the great god of the North is
not dead but is in hiding. It pleased the Wild Huntsman to direct the falling star
of Wold Newton
near the two coaches. Thus, in a manner of speaking, he fathered the children of the
- Philip Jose Farmer, Tarzan Alive, 1972
I incidentally happen to have the same birthday (November 21) as the apocryphal Tarzan in A Feast Unknown and Lord of the Trees by Philip Jose Farmer.
"I stood by the body of my grandfather, of the man who may have fathered many times in the Grandrith line, the millennia-old man who had once been worshiped as a god, as Wothenjaz by the first Germanic speakers, then as Wothen and Othinn and Wodan. The Mad One. He had many names, but in the caves of the Nine, he was called XauXaz, which meant, in proto-Germanic, High."
- Tarzan narrative from Philip Jose Farmer's novel Lord of the Trees.
As you may have noticed, one of my hobbies is Wold Newton speculation. This is really just one name for a game that always occupied my attention and will continue to intrigue me until the end of my days. Here is some of it. (Even though this stuff is just for fun, you can actually discern much of my personal theology in it. This facination with the comic book and pulp fiction hero is really part of my quest for a modern mythology.) The Connecting Factor
The Magick Cauldron -a spectacular Pagan page from a fellow Wold Newton enthusiast.
A Page About Freemasonry Freemasonry played an important role in the history of Fraternal Druidism. I also consider it to be a continuation of the Männerbunde. One of my daughter's maternal Great-Grandfathers was a Mason. It is my hope to eventually be one as well.
The Internet Chivalry and
Knighthood Information Center The Druid Heritage Society
These pages are provided by The Noble House of Maxalla. It has been my pleasure to be acquainted with His Excellency Lloyd-Douglas (Worley) The Count Palatine of Maxalla and his Noble family.
W.O.L.F. Rescue and Education
Located near us in Northern Colorado, W.O.L.F. rescues wolves and wolf-dogs. I was
once a member. I've also supported Safe
Haven for Cats.
Hail the Holy Aesir, Vanir, Tuatha De Danann & Olympians, the godly clans of Europe!
Hail the Blood of Baldur-Mabon, the Glorious Grail!
Hail the Fire that burns Qayin's Mark on those of the Hidden House!
Hail All-Father, the Nameless One from whom all things are derived!
This webpage is dedicated to the 4500 Heathen Saxons who were murdered by Charlemagne for refusing to be baptised. I would also like to honor the countless Scandinavian Heathens who were tortured and murdered by Olaf Tryggvason and "Saint" Olaf Haraldsson. Sadly, this second Olaf tyrant is now the patron saint of Norway because of these actions. His many victims, who would not submit to forced conversion, should be remembered for their courage.
-to the memory of my favorite writer- Robert Ervin Howard.( 1906-36 )
I would like to thank my daughter Lauren for the joy and inspiration she brings me.
I owe the cats many thanks for sitting on my lap, keeping me company as I constructed this page. May Freyja bless all the cat folk I've known in my life, particularly Maverick, Little Bit, Nicki Longtail, Sami, Tigs and Diget!
1 WHAT shall we sing to Rudra, strong, most bounteous, excellently wise,
That shall be dearest to his heart?
2 That Aditi may grant the grace of Rudra to our folk, our kine,
Our cattle and our progeny;
3 That Mitra and that Varuna, that Rudra may remember us,
Yea, all the Gods with one accord.
4 To Rudra Lord of sacrifice, of hymns and balmy medicines,
We pray for joy and health and strength.
5 He shines in splendour like the Sun, refulgent as bright gold is he,
The good, the best among the Gods.
6 May he grant health into our steeds, wellbeing to our rams and ewes,
To men, to women, and to kine.
7 O Soma, set thou upon us the glory of a hundred men,
The great renown of mighty chiefs.
8 Let not malignities, nor those who trouble Soma, hinder us.
Indu, give us a share of strength.
9 Soma! head, central point, love these; Soma! know these as serving thee,
Children of thee Immortal, at the highest place of holy law.
What are you doing all the way down here?