It often seems that everybody knows, and is correspondingly keen to claim the mantle of "Aryan". And it is understandably so. The term is the most archaic Indo-European ethnonym we readily have directly available to us. Which should not be confused for its being a general nor generalized Indo-European ethnonym - as it is a … Continue reading ARYAN – IRMIN – UGRA MAN ?
Ours is a complex field. And as with any sphere wherein depth, detail, and nuance swirls like mist - there are certain comfortable, complacent conceptions of things which stubbornly stick around long after they ought otherwise to have been dispensed with. The reasons for this are various - and include that certain of these 'seem' … Continue reading DE-MIST-IFYING PARJANYA – DISTANCING PERKWUNOS
Proto-Indo-European Neb(h) - Moist/Cloudy This gives us "Nebula", "Nabhas", "Nebel", "Nifl"Terms for Clouds, Mists, Waters-Of-The-SkiesAnd "Njola" - 'Night/Darkness' in Old Norse. It may also underlie "Neptune" - althoughmany argue that "Nepots" ['Descendant -like Nephew or Nepotism] is more accurate. I suspect that it may be both: Neb & NepotsFor Neptune/Poseidon, Ouranos, Varuna -These are all … Continue reading Neb(h) – Neptune – Sky As Sea Unending
[Author's Note: Following on from the success of the Indo-European Horsemen of the Apocalypse article we ran earlier this week, it seemed only apt to take a brief closer look at the mytholinguistics of a 'Pale Horseman'. Particularly the 'Pale' bit. This is not to directly infer that the figure from the Book of Revelation … Continue reading An Indo-European Pale Horseman
[Author's Note: We are, of course, aware that the Book of Revelation is not an Indo-European scriptural source. However, as can be seen in this fine art-work - this does not stop it from consciously drawing upon a veer-y Indo-European set of concepts. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to pen a commentary bringing … Continue reading The Indo-European Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
It is FRIDAY - Devi's Day. And therefore, a rather excellent unit patch by way of devotional (a)art(i). It belongs to another US National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite launch - the aptly named "INTRUDER" naval surveillance platform, the same series as the "ODIN" launch whose blazon I wrote about earlier. Now, I felt this insignia … Continue reading The Indomitable Eye In The Sky – ‘Athena’ Unit Patch For US NRO Spy Satellite Launch
[Author's Note: For the past few weeks I've been taking a look at various pretty modern heraldry and military unit insignia, observing the manner in which even amidst the modern world we find pronounced and often downright deliberate resonancies with the Indo-European mythic syllabary of the archaic and the eternal world. This piece, in particular, … Continue reading Techno-Heraldry – Cloaked Crows And Electric Warfare