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Friday, April 28, 2017

ODIN, Thor, the Aseir and Elves in Anglo-Saxon MAGIC

Odin, Thor the Aesir and Elves
Much of the Christianized Teutonic (Norse / Germanic) magic dedicated Odin, Thor and the Aesir as no more than words of power. They only existed through the working of charms.

Also associated with the Great Aesir Pantheon of God/Goddess's was a motley crew of lessor supernatural beings.

Christianity said these supernatural beings worked their evil on mortals.

Odin was pictured as he rode through the sky with what they called fierce women, shrieking curses and hurling destructiveness.

The church did all it could to demonize Odin and Thor.

Odin-thor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Invocation of Odin and Thor was forbidden. But Christian semi-barbarians of Anglo-Saxon England, retained the memory only of the supposedly Pagan ancient terrors.

The vengeful flying fierce women of Odin became the witches of the Middle Ages.

The dreaded elves became the Fawns, Lemures, and Satyrs used to frighten children. Hordes of Elves, urged on by furious witches attacked humans with elf-shot.

They hurled missiles at heroes. Elves carried out spiteful attacks on animals.

Odin's lay of an Elf-Shot horse 'narrative charm' is as follows:

  • "If a Horse be taken down with Elf-Shot, take a knife of which the handle is horn of a roan Auroch as on which be three inscribed runes. Inscribe Odin's Rune on the horse forehead that it bleed, and also on it's back. Then prick through the left ear silently. Then take a a galder staff and smite the horse on the back.
  • Then will the horse be whole. What so ever elf it be that shot the horse will be over powered. This remedy has the power to heal."

Sounds cruel. But remember the alternative is a dead horse.

Christianity left no part of our Viking religion, culture or mythology unscathed with their demonetization.

Dwarf's were depicted as harmful as the Elves. They were pictured in Christian Art as always small and noxious.

Christian Dwarfs were less active, but more oppressive than Elves. They brought nightmares to children. The Teutonic peoples depicted Dwarfs as small, ugly Earth dwellers who stayed in the Earth mining and working with metal. Not demonic or harmful to children.

Odin, Thor, the Aesir, Elves, Dwarves were all demeaned by the church.

I prefer to think of Elves and Dwarves the way Tolkien wrote about them in his "Lord of The Rings" series of books.

    By Ellis Peterson
    Ragnar Storyteller (AKA Ellis Peterson is a Korean War Vet living with his wife Lory and dog Dixie in the boonies of the Pocono Mountains. He is a retired math professor and electronics engineer. He has written over 200 articles and booklets on runes, radionics, quantum physics, viking history, orgone generators and alternate healing methods. Ragnar is 70+ but looks 50's thanks to his inventions. You can see more of his works on his website: Ragnar Storyteller's un-politcally correct writings on quantum physics and other stuff. click:
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