Recently, we ran a piece which looked at a perhaps surprising 'transition' within the Nordic mythos - namely, how the Fenris Wolf appeared plausibly to be a 'carrying forward' of what is otherwise a Serpentine or Draconic adversary confronted by the Sky Father deific in other Indo-European perspectives. Now, that's … quite a surprising thing … Continue reading Of Wolf And Dragon
On The True Origins Of Jormungandr – Illuminated Via The Dread Vedic Sorcery Of Tvastr
The Nordic sphere of Indo-European religion is a paradox. At once it has a fragmentary textual canon that's substantively post-Christianization and by various turns interpolated, euhemerized, cryptic, and occasionally just plain missing. Yet it also manages to preserve quite an array of authentic and archaic elements within its troves. By which I don't (just) mean all … Continue reading On The True Origins Of Jormungandr – Illuminated Via The Dread Vedic Sorcery Of Tvastr
On The Wolves Of Rudra – The Terrific, Well-Storied Wolves And Wolf Forms Of The Indo-European Sky Father
We begin to speak upon a theme most close to us - that of the Wolf Form, the Wolf Associations and Associates of Rudra … but also of the Indo-European Sky Father deific complex more generally. Now I state that it is a mytheme close to this author. I mean this quite directly - it … Continue reading On The Wolves Of Rudra – The Terrific, Well-Storied Wolves And Wolf Forms Of The Indo-European Sky Father
Recently, we were asked to weigh in on this perennially popular style of claim that there's no such thing as 'Sin' in Indo-European religion, or European (IE) religion pre-Christianity. We shall quote our (brief) reply, with some minor additions: "Ultimately, the way to argue it is quite simple. The existence of Cosmic Order as a-priori … Continue reading On Sin
Divine Play – The Unfurling Mythic Universe As Wargame And Drama In Nordic And Hindu Perception
As we move toward the close of 2021, there's something I feel is relevant to share. It uses the Binding of Fenrir as a framing device, but has a far broader saliency. And far more personal relevance and application. I've had a rather … difficult - indeed, downright tempestuous, in some respects - last few … Continue reading Divine Play – The Unfurling Mythic Universe As Wargame And Drama In Nordic And Hindu Perception
On Wolves Against Zoroastrian Identification
Something else that has been playing upon my mind as applies that fine Sogdian funerary sculpture's purported Zoroastrian provenancy … is the name of the Sogdian whose tomb it was. In his own language, it is Wirkak - that is to say, 'Wolf', from the same root a Sanskrit 'Vrka', etc. Now, why that is interesting … Continue reading On Wolves Against Zoroastrian Identification
OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives on Lore and Order [Part 2]: Freak On A Leash – Why The Gods Allowed The Waxing Of Fenrir ; also The Introduction of The Avenging Son as Deepa Order.
The first example we shall consider, is the binding of the Fenris Wolf. Now, I had cause to ponder, the other day, just why it might have been that The Gods did not simply kill the Wolf as soon as They became made aware of the prophecy surrounding his dire role in the eventual Twilight … Continue reading OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives on Lore and Order [Part 2]: Freak On A Leash – Why The Gods Allowed The Waxing Of Fenrir ; also The Introduction of The Avenging Son as Deepa Order.