Dyaus; Deva, Deus, Tyr: Many Gods, One Sky Father

Despite His centrality to our mythology, the Indo-European Sky Father is probably one of the most misunderstood Gods of our pantheon(s). You will semi-regularly hear people make all manner of outlandish claims about Him. The most common of which tend to be either that the Sky Father 'withered away' and was superceded by another God or … Continue reading Dyaus; Deva, Deus, Tyr: Many Gods, One Sky Father

On ‘Moon’ And Moon God – A Brief Comparative Of Several Major Indo-European Religions

It is MONDAY - quite literally "Moon['s] Day"; and therefore, a brief look at the names for the Indo-European Moon God in various descendant languages and faith-groupings. Now, note that I said "Moon God" - I have not included any Moon Goddesses, as these are largely restricted to the Greek & Roman mythologies, perhaps as … Continue reading On ‘Moon’ And Moon God – A Brief Comparative Of Several Major Indo-European Religions

Saraswati Puja – The Power Of The Smiter Of Foes

Yesterday (by now) marked Saraswati Puja ; and as has become my custom, I present some brief thoughts and enlightenment via way of tribute. Seems the appropriate thing to do, given the nature of the Devi in question, and customary associations of Same. And speaking of just those customary associations - it seems to me … Continue reading Saraswati Puja – The Power Of The Smiter Of Foes

“Einu nafni hétumk aldregi / síz ek með folkum fór” – “By one name I have never been known / since I went among the people”

Earlier this week, one of our associates - who's a good guy, although we don't always agree - put up a thought about comparative Indo-European theology. It included the following:  "All IE religions have a sky father, Earth mother and twin Gods. But, that doesn't mean those Gods aren't sovereign entities, uniquely different from their … Continue reading “Einu nafni hétumk aldregi / síz ek með folkum fór” – “By one name I have never been known / since I went among the people”

‘Time And I Against Any Other Two’ – an Indo-European analysis of a maxim. 

There is an aphorism of the great Baltasar Gracian which I have been turning over in my mind a fair bit this week. Not least because, upon closer inspection there's some *strongly* Indo-European [and, although Gracian could not possibly have known it, Shaivite - Shakta] subtext immanent within it. I shall not repeat it in full … Continue reading ‘Time And I Against Any Other Two’ – an Indo-European analysis of a maxim. 

Man Cannot Ban What Man Did Not Create – On Sweden’s Proposed “Rune-Ban”

The heralded intent of the Swedish government to attempt to "ban" Runes, and more broadly other heritage/religious elements on grounds that they might "look" Neo-Nazi, must be *absolutely* opposed. Before proceeding further, and lest I be (wilfully) misinterpreted, I shall say one thing. I am no fan of Neo-Nazis, and have regularly found that some … Continue reading Man Cannot Ban What Man Did Not Create – On Sweden’s Proposed “Rune-Ban”

GHOST DIVISION – On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin

GHOST DIVISION - On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin [Author's Note: This piece was initially intended as an offering for MahaShivRatri, which was this year in early March. A combination of delays in the writing and peer-review process - for which I take full responsibility - meant that it was not … Continue reading GHOST DIVISION – On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin

Sanskrit – A Living Language for the Digital Age

Man, this brings a smile to my face. Some allege that Sanskrit is a "dead" language; which is a bit of a nonsense - it's still spoken literally daily across the Dharmasphere, and drawn from for quite an array of functions beyond liturgy. Indeed, according to the most recent Indian Census data I could find, there … Continue reading Sanskrit – A Living Language for the Digital Age