Lascaux cave art

Lascaux cave art

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Aryaman/Airyaman/Eremon/Ariomanus/Irmin-a Racial God

I came across an interesting passage as I was browsing J.P. Mallory and D.Q. Adams' The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (2006):

Aryan god ( *h4eros). A deity in charge of welfare is indicated by a number of lexical correspondences (Skt Aryaman, Av airyaman, Gaul Ariomannus, OIr Eremon, and non-cognate functional correspondences, e.g. Vidura in the Mahabharata. The Aryaman-type deity is associated with building and maintenance of roads or pathways, with healing, especially involving a ritual where cattle urine or milk is poured in a furrow, and the institution of marriage. In this sense he is seen as a 'helper' in to the First Function deity of the Mitra type." 

The authors however do not include a reference to the Germanic Irmin which I have already established in earlier articles on this blog to be cognate with Aryaman, Airyaman, Ariomannus and Eremon. 

Interestingly both Aryaman and Irmin are closely associated with the Milky Way or Irmin's Way. It should be noted that whilst Professor Mallory is an archaeologist and an expert on Proto-Indo-European I am not aware that he is a specialist in comparative mythology. Jaan Puhvel however is such an expert:

"There is more congruence between *Tiwz and *Wodanaz and the Vedic Mitra-Varuna pair as the benevolent contractual patron coupled with the devious and sinister binder-god. There may even be a Germanic parallel to Mitra: Aryaman (and Nuada: Eremon in chap 10) in the Saxon coexistence of Saxnot and Irmin (a god whose name occurs in Irminsul, the cultic pillar razed by Charlemagne, and in Old Saxon Irmintheod 'mankind', literally 'Irmin's people'; cf. aryaman-in chap. 4)." (Comparative Mythology, 1987)

Let us explore in more detail the functions of this Aryan God:

"The king of the Sons of Mil, Eremon, is etymologically the equivalent of the Gaulish Ariomanus, reflecting the same personified *aryomn 'Aryanness' as is seen in the Vedic Aryaman and the Iranian Airyaman. In addition, very specific traits connect Eremon with both of the latter. The dossier of Eremon in the Lebor Gabala involves his role as builder of causeways and royal roads. In the Historia Britonum of Nennius, the Book of Leinster, the Book of Lecan, and some other scources, Eremon arranged a protection against poisoned enemy arrows that consisted of pouring cow's milk into furrows on the battlefield. He also provided wives to his allies and arranged for hereditary succession in favour of the Irish, hiw own people." (Puhvel)

Professor Puhvel goes on to explain that Eremon's functions mirror those of Aryaman in the Rig Veda so this deity was not only etymologically cognate with Aryaman but functionally cognate as well. Thus we can be assured that as He is known in both the Celtic (Irish and Gaulic) and Indo-Iranian worlds He must be traceable back to Proto-Indo-European or Aryan times, thus a prehistoric deity of great antiquity. The Eddas are silent about this God as He appears by the time of their writing to be known only to the southern Germanic peoples. However as Aryaman was a road builder amongst other things we have a similar concept in Irmin as God of the Milky Way, the path that leads from Midgarth to the world of the Gods that the Einheriar must tread after death.
In addition to being the personification of Aryanness He is also regarded by Puhvel as "the personification of Aryan family solidarity". He is thus a racial God.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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The Five Trilithons of Stonehenge as Symbolic of Indo-European Regal Status

The great monument of Stonehenge is the product of the Indo-European Battle Ax Wessex Culture, or at least the final phase is. It is significant that the focal point of the henge consists of 5 trilithons which it is speculated by Professor Leon E. Stover (Stonehenge. Where Atlantis Died, 1972, 1983) are representative of the 5 kingdoms of this culture which are located according to Patrick Crampton (Stonehenge of the Kings, 1967) at Dorchester in Dorset, Oakley Down, also in Dorset, Stonehenge, Avebury and Lambourn on the Berkshire Downs.

Although Professor Stover wrote two more books on the subject: Stonehenge: the Indo-European Heritage (1978) which was retitled in Britain as Stonehenge and the Origins of Western Culture (1978) and Stonehenge City. A Reconstruction (2003) it is clear to me that most of his ideas are to be found in Cramptoon's lesser known book (republished in 1992) who in turn gained inspiration from the theories of Professor R.J.C. Atkinson (Stonehenge, 1956) who is credited with discovering the dagger engraving on Sarsen 53 which is also coverered with upturned Bronze Age axe carvings. Both Crampton and Stover, taking their lead from Atkinson championed the idea of Mycaenian involvement in the building of Phase III of Stonehenge because of the shape of the dagger. This theory is no longer in favour. However where all three academics were correct is their theory of an Indo-European origin for Phase III and probably Phase II of Stonehenge. Recent discoveries of yet more axe markings on the sarsens confirmed the connection and brought into play the possibility that these markings were in honour of the Indo-European thunder God whose original weapon was an axe not a hammer. As I have demonstrated on these blogs the hammer developed from the axe, which was originally stone not metal as the etymology of hammer establishes.

Crampton devotes a whole chapter in his book to Indo-European Myth (Chapter 3) and draws upon Homer's epics, Irish sagas and the Rig Veda as these all picture the Indo-European world that was contemporary with the Wessex Culture of 1500 BCE which derived from the Indo-European Battle Ax culture. The Beaker Culture which was responsible for Phase II of Stonehenge in all liklihood according to Stover, was a western European expression of the same Battle Ax culture.

Stover points out in his books that one of the trilithons is slightly higher than the other four which may be an indication of a superior status:

"Five trilithons, five cemetries. One trilithon, at the heel of the four horseshoe-shaped layout, is bigger and taller than the other four; and the Stonehenge cemetry is bigger than the others. Great archways, which once led to burial rooms within the chambered tombs of different kinship units, now lead outward to chiefly families united by tribal alliances and by a common cemetry on the quasi-dynastic burial grounds of the dominant partner. Regional burial groups, with distinctive grave goods from each locality, show this clearly." (Stover, 1982)

The fact that the five trilthons are grouped together to form a horseshoe shape may be significant due to the importance of the horse and thus the horseshoe to the Indo-Europeans:

"While one may only speculate on the parliamentary function of Stonehenge, it is less difficult to guess at the symbolic meaning of the spatial layout of the trilithons themselves. The five of them are arrayed, to the modern eye, in the shape of a horseshoe. This is a significant perception. The horseshoe, in popular superstition, is a good luck charm to be nailed up over the barn door, and as such it is the heritage of Indo-European pastoral society." (Stover, 1982)

Stover goes onto discuss how the horseshoe resembles the upcurved horns of a bull, which was a sacred animal in Indo-European society and a symbol of wealth and power. The chieftains in these societies were bullchiefs who gained power, wealth and prestige in cattle raiding, a feature of both Homer's epics and the Irish sagas.

Stover speculates that the trilithon is symbolic of the Indo-European caste system and the tripartite partitioning of the Gods into the three functions of priest, warrior and peasant-producer. He also compares the five cities of the Wessex culture, symbolised by the five trilithons as mirrored in ancient Ireland which was divided into five kingdoms, one of which was the overking:

"To put the matter in the language of ancient Ireland, as ever a vital comparison, one 'overking' at Stonehenge must have held hegemony over four 'underkings'. In Irish mythology, five has both a sacred and a political meaning. The number is related to the fivefold division of Ireland, its four quarters and its axis mundi, turning where the central authority sits." (Stover, 1982)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Parjanya, the Original Indra and Cognate to Perkunos

The typological links between *Thunaraz and Indra are well known and I have discussed these several times on my blogs but what is less well known is the connection between *Thunaraz and Parjanya who may be a separate deity from Indra or perhaps a hypostasis. Like Indra He is referred to in the Rig Veda. According to Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty in her translation of excerpts from the Rig Veda:

"Parjanya, god of fructifying rain, makes Soma and other plants grow."

She also states:

"ultimately Indra is affirmed to be supreme. Indra is also intimately connected with Parjanya the rain-cloud, who is, like Indra, called a bull (5.83) but is also called a cow (7.101).

"Only three hymns are dedicated to Parjanya, who is the personification of the rain-cloud, often represented as a male animal. Closely associated with thunder and lightning, he inspires vegetation and produces fertility in cows, mares, and women. So rich is the abundance with which he responds to the poet's plea that at the end of the hymn he is begged not to send too much rain."

In the first of these free hymns He is personified as a bull, in the second as a cow and in the third as a gale wind.

Like Indra He is said to fight against demons:

"He shatters the trees and slaughters the demons; he strikes terror into every creature with his enormous deadly weapon. Even the sinless man gives way before the god bursting with seed like a bull, when the thundering Parjanya slaughters those who do evil." (Rig Veda 5.83,2, W. Doniger O'Flaherty's translation)

"He smites the trees apart, he slays the demons: all life fears him who wields the mighty weapon. From him exceeding strong fices e'en the guiltless, when thundering Parjanya smites the wicked." (Ralp T.H. Griffith's translation)

Like both *Thunaraz and Indra He drives a chariot:

"O, the power and glory of the chariot of the gale! It breaks things into pieces as it passes by, making a sound like thunder." (Rig Veda 10.168, Donniger O'Flaherty)

"O THE Wind's chariot, O its power and glory! Crashing it goes forth and hath a voice of thunder."(Griffith)

Interestingly Donniger O'Flaherty ascribes this hymn to Parjanya whilst Griffith ascribes it to Vayu! The seed of Parjanya is obviously the life-giving rain.

As well as exhibiting the typical traits of the Thunder God Parjanya is also cognate with the Baltic Perkunas and the Slavic Perun. It is my opinion that He is a much older deity than the more popular and powerful Indra but even at the time of the Rig Veda He is still recognised as a deity but one that is very much in Indra's shadow. His name indicates His great antiquity for He is directly cognate with the original Proto-Indo-European

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stonehenge, the Royal Seat of the Indo-European Wessex Culture

Just as I have demonstrated in previous articles that Germanic languages, indeed even English were spoken in England centuries prior to the accepted date of 449CE so Indo-European, the parent of Germanic was spoken far earlier than the accepted mid first millenim BCE. Indeed Indo-European in some form was spoken here at the time of the building of phases II and III of Stonehenge and indeed the Stonehenge ruins that have survived were the product of Indo-European man.

Arond 2000 BCE the Bell Beaker people arrived here from the Rhineland and had a practise of burying their dead singly, not collectively. This is an Indo-European trait. Soon after they were joined by the people of the Corded-Ware/Battle-Axe culture. The intermingling of the Battle-Axe people with the Bell-Beaker people produced the Necked-Beaker culture. This was a warrior culture. They buried their dead with finely carved stone Battle-Axes and bronze daggers under large round burial mounds which litter the countryside of Wessex, particularly around Stonehenge. This culture was named the Wessex Culture, a term coined by Pofessor Stuart Piggott in 1937. The Wessex Culture was certainly an aristocratic one. It is this culture which was dominant at the construction of Phase III of Stonehenge.

The Bush Barrow burial find which included a gold lozenge breast plate, three bronze daggers, a bronze axe, a helmet and a sceptre of rare fossiliferous limestone from Devon is indicative of a royal burial. Indeed Patrick Crampton (Stonehenge of the Kings, 1967) believed him to be the High King of Stonehenge who ruled over 4 Under Kings. This theme was elaborated on further by Leon Stover in Stonehenge: Where Atlantis Died (1972, expanded in 1983) which should be noted was a work of fiction and the more academic Stonehenge: The Indo-European Heritage (1978) and Stonehenge City: A Reconstruction (2003).

The Clandon Barrow burial find was of a similar importance and type to the Bush Barrow one. The King there was buried with a similar gold lozenge breast plate, a bronze dagger, an amber cup of all one piece and a sceptre of Kimmeridge shale with gold studs. These were all high value prestigious items and involved extensive trading links, a sign of wealth and status.

Parallel and contemporary to the latter stage of Stonehenge was the time of the Irish High Kings at Tara which also was an aristocratic Indo-European warrior society. The Irish High King like the British High King also ruled over four subordinate Under Kings. Anyone who has studied the Irish sagas alongside that of the Iliad and Odyssey will see the obvious strong comparison with the Icelandic sagas and Eddas. The five trilithons may in some way be linked to these five kings.

The presence of of over 100 axe carvings and several dagger carvings on the sarsens of Stonehenge are indicative of an Indo-European culture and clearly this monument was dedicated by the Indo-Europeans to their sky god, the axe being the supreme symbol of the deity that rules the sky and sends forth thunder and lightning.

The monuments and hill figures of Wessex need to be seen as part of this dominant Indo-European culture and this is something I intend to focus on in future articles.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Differentiated Man

In the days when I used to post on white nationalist websites one of the most recurring themes that people would argue about is the declining levels of Aryans vis a vis other races. I argued then as I argue now ratios are not relevant. Lower animals and races of men will breed at a faster rate than higher species or races. Often the reason for this is the higher mortality rate in such species and races. This fact may also be observed amongst the soci-economic classes which are a bastardised and commercialised version of the ancient traditional Aryan caste system (the two are not to be confused or even compared!).  Individuals of lesser education (not merely formal education but general awareness and ability) tend to breed without restraint and with no consideration as to whether they (or the tax payer) can afford such indiscriminate coupling!

Of course I am not here referring to that tiny and select minority of individuals who are spiritually and racially aware who may breed in large numbers with suitable mates for the right reasons. The people I am referring to in the previous paragraph are those who live entirely by instinct and whose days are spent gratifying their every bodily need or desire. Such people are little better than the beasts of the field and I would not expect them to read blogs such as this so forgive me for lecturing to the converted! These belong to von Liebenfels' Affenmenschen (apelings) referred to in his Theozoology. The move from the rural economies of the past to the Industrial Revolution which began in the 18th century in England caused a migration of part of the rural population to the emerging industrial towns and cities to become nothing more than factory wage slaves. The new capitalist bougeoisie needed as many men (and women) as they could find to work in their sweat shops. The same impulse that drove forward the Industrial Revolution was also responsible for the creation of the British Empire which benefitted no one apart from the wealthy (and certainly not the conquered natives!).

The populations of the industrial towns and cities bred like rats but they needed to as the infant mortality rate was extremely high. Their poorly paid labour was needed by the capitalists of the day (nothing much has changed). The problem with having an expanding proletariat is that the individual monetary worth of the worker is reduced proportionately. This is why countries like Britain welcome immigrant labour because their expectations are low and this creates economic competition for British workers. Employers can pick and choose and pay a pittance for a person's toil. For this reason despite the government's protestations they have done abolutely nothing to stem the flow of immigration (legal and otherwise) and indeed the problem has got worse over the last 4 years (if such a thing were possible). Low paid workers and cannon fodder for illegal wars will always be in demand by this corrupt system.

Thus a capitalist economy relies for the production of ever increasing wealth for the 1% on a large mass of labour. Capitalism encourages and fuels population explosions. Babies are born destined to become unimportant cogs in this monstrous and inhuman machine. This and only this is the value of the 'family', much lauded by the government's MPs as women become nothing but battery hens for future workers. Nothing else is of importance. With these thoughts in mind we come to the writings of Julius Evola:

"The differentiated man cannot feel part of a 'society' like the present one, which is formless and has sunk to the level of purely material, economic, 'physical' values, and moreover lives at this level and follows its insane course under the sign of the absurd. Therefore, apoliteia requires the most decided resistance to any social myth. Here it is not just a matter of its extreme, openly collectivist forms, in which the person is not recognised as significant except as a fragment of a class or party or, as in the Marxist-Soviet area, is denied any existence of his own outside the society, so that personal destiny and happiness distinct from those of the collective do not even exist. We must equally reject the more general and bland idea of 'sociability' that today often functions as a slogan even in the so-called free world, after the decline of the ideal of the true state. The differentiated man feels absolutely outside of society, he recognises no moral claim that requires his inclusion in an absurd system; he can understand not only those who are outside, but even those who are against 'society'-meaning against this society." (Ride the Tiger. A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul)

Our Blood, Our Most Precious Possession

Since the end of WWII the attack upon the Aryan gene pool by the enemies of our race has intensified. The Wild Hunt led by the incarnate Wotan avatar and His Furious Host during the twelve nights of Yule was a brave but ultimately doomed attempt to hold back and reverse the flow of time within this cycle called the Kali Yuga. Because of His defeat in the material realm which we call Midgard, the servants of the semitic demiurge have more than doubled their efforts to destroy the Aryan peoples of the world. It never ceases to surprise me how so-called nationalists revere Enoch Powell and his 1968 Rivers of Blood Speech and then conveniently ignore the fact that Powell was one of those politicians who originally encouraged immigration into Britain! Every single Prime Minister and Home Secretary since at least 1945 (immigration actually started during WWII) has been guilty of betraying the native peoples of the *British islands. This is how so-called democracy has served the people!

Equally complicit with the traitorous politicians are the people themselves who like dumb (meant in both senses of the word) animals have permitted this to happen and in some cases, incited by xtian clerics and whorish politicians have even encouraged this state of affairs by taking up the causes of refugees and other fleeers of persecution! This country has been treated like an orphanage and a dumping ground for the world's waifs and strays, some of whom have commited both in their home countries and in this country the most deplorable of crimes. The ongoing process of turning this country into a sewer continues, all under the watchful eye of a xtian monarch who has failed in her supposed duty of protecting her realm from invasion by foreign invaders.

So what is to be done about this state of affairs? Precious little, at least in the political field. The Kali Yuga must work itself out whilst we calmly and patiently wait. However there is still work to be done in the esoteric field both individually and as a collective for we are spiritual warriors fighting what is essentially a spiritual war. Anyone familiar with the writings of Miguel Serrano will understand that the war is still being fought in cosmic realms and this has not been lost. We can also make a difference in our individual lives in the choices which we make every day and in the manner in which we raise and educate our children.

"My friends, who I, in my body and soul, feel to be the children and sons of these primeval enemies of the apelings, let us hold in the highest regard the most precious heritage of our fathers-our blood, our seed-as something Divine! We do not wish ourselves to be regarded as angels, the blood of each and every one of us is more or less mixed with the waters of Sodom. But from this point forward a halt should be called on this mixing. Mankind is unequal, and a deep moat that cannot be overwhelmed surrounds Walhalla-a moat that no apeling must be allowed to jump over. In the struggle against the apes of Sodom each one must begin within himself, especially in the choice of wife, then he can fight against the apes of Sodom which surround him...Victory will be ours-ancient, divine oracles speak in our behalf. Among our foes is the ape, in us and for us is God-the all-knowing, all-powerful entity of the original cosmos." (Theozoology, Joerg Lanz von Liebenfels)

The "God" that von Liebenfels is referring to is Das Gott of the Teutonic peoples. Gott or gud is an ancient Germanic term and has nothing to do with the hateful desert wandering falsche Gott of the semitic religions. Ariosophists refer to this Gott as das and not der. Das is the neuter form of the. This differentiates Das Gott from the Der Gott of the shavelings. From this God force emenate all our racial Gods and Goddesses whose forms can and do change according to the age in which we find ourselves. The unmoving Das Gott however never changes.

*British Islands refers to the islands of the United Kingdom whilst British Isles includes Britain, the island of Ireland and all other neighbouring islands.