The Connection Between Northern European Astronomy and Their Gods and Tree of Life

Each individual generation in a tribe confronted several problems it had to properly meet, if the nation was to endure. These incorporated clan obligations, religious associations, camp function, getting stories, and so on. To purchase the very important important discovering, the cultures put complex programs in spot for the tribe to use. These responsibilities have been rooted in their particular standpoint on the nature of humans and of the surroundings. The ancients regarded as themselves aspect of the pure globe. They considered every little thing arrived from the similar resource so a bear, wolf or fish was our brother or sister and element of the evolutionary tree for a reason. A bear getting a relative is much extra very likely to be treated with kindness then an object, most urbanized individuals have develop into – disconnected from their brother A Tribe users existence was shared with all development in a popular world. As they examined the normal earth, they discovered in mother nature its marvellous depth of how it functioned. Every single tribe reproduced behaviors of the species they noticed so they to lived with the move. In other words every ‘fine’ of the tribe replicated an animal’s teachings into tribal life & some commenced to see the prepared heritage of these animal gods in the stars as properly. All historic mythology is but symbolism for a kind of Genealogy of the Tree of Existence.

The Wonderful Celtic Earth Tree bridged with the Milky Way as its massive roots that extended down to the Earth., is also what was regarded to be the origin of all peoples, each symbolized by an animal sitting down in the tree. Each and every tribe was a descendant from these animals brothers or gods or a distinct tree, river and so on. And just as the animals were sacrificed in the circle of life, so have been they. But all came from the World tree, even the winds and other trees. So a lot of tribes chose the tree, animal, constellation, or mountain that they would most see, as staying their Mom or Father God. Whether or not the tribe was Japanese, Indian, 1st nations and so on, we are all from the a person tree. Some tribes experienced a turtle instead of tree, but all suggest the exact same thing. This is what includes the ancients universe and knowledge of its powers. We can see with this tree, in the Welsh Celts of the Arthurian cults who utilized his court warriors to support Culhwch (Kul oo k) discovering the historic animals to glimpse for Mabon – blackbird, Stag, owl, eagle, and salmon. Ysbaddaden (pronounced – (Is ba thad’n) – which means Main Giant.) offers Culhwch various duties in get to win his daughter Olwen (indicates “white footprint” simply because she left white bouquets in which she walked). It is my viewpoint, supplying the know-how that the Celts effectively into the Roman moments had Tree Gods they ended up descended from, that Ysbaddaden may possibly have been the planet tree – “Chief Giant” tree, even though I are not able to demonstrate this theory. The Blackbird replaces the Hawk in Norse myths.

In the Norse Tree

The Norse made the decision on the frost giants (becoming the giants (possibly big planets) of fireplace and ice in the voice or sea house who break up and come to be earth and planets but they much too came from the tree with the rainbow bridge (milky way), and in its branches have been also the similar principal ancient animals of generation which involved an eagle and it truly is know-how, a hawk called Vedrfolnir, a squirrel identified as Ratatosk who runs up and down by means of the ash tree and carries destructive messages involving the eagle and Nidhogg. There are also Four Stags run in the branches of the ash which feed on the foliage and signify the 4 directions. Their names are: Dain, Dvalin, Dunyr, Durathror. Again all these constellations can be identified in the sky. The hawk sits atop the eagles head in the sky.

Dain (dormant) – 1 of the 4 deer constellations in the branches of the Entire world Tree, an elf name who most most likely gave birth to the elves.

Dvalin (sleeper) – one particular of the 4 deer constellations, a dwarf identify and the 2nd smallest deer is most feasible the ancestor of the Dwarves.

Duneyr (drooping-ears) – the second most significant of the deer – could be the ancestor to whomever legendary creature experienced drooping ears.

Durathror (sluggish beast) – the biggest of the deer. Another constellation lengthy forgotten.

Ratatosk (gnaw-tooth) – the squirrel constellation. Is the principal stars in Cassiopeia, with his feet, entire body and two stars for its tail obvious.

Geirrod- the eagle constellation, unnamed among the the Norse but whose title we discover as “Garuda” in Hindu mythology. Some called it the swan. (We call it Elyrch (which signifies swan in Pwkatta – pronounced Eleerpuh)

Vedrfolnir (wind-parched) – constellation for the hawk on the eagle’s head.

Nidhogg (poison biter) – constellation of a serpent at the foot of Yggdrasill’s root. The constellation some say is the similar as Scorpius, who resides just at the base of the tree’s root. But I browse too quite a few other individuals that say the snake is like electricity coiled & can shift up and down the tree. It is the bridge to otherworld understanding with sheds its skin and begins anew in each individual phase of mastering.

In a poem named “Grimnismal”, there are four stags on the bottom roots, and four harts at the top boughs, generating 8 turns of the wheel. An eagle at the prime of branches and a snake at the base. (The eagle is now witnessed as Cygnus the swan in Summer).

A person tells of the thunder god Thor assisting out the hero Aurvandil by carrying him in a basket again from the frozen north. On the way his toe slipped out and turned frost bitten, so Thor broke it off and threw it up into the sky to kind a star.

An Anglo-Saxon (Celtic /Scandinavian tribe) edition of Aurvandil is Earandel, this means ‘morning star’.

A large named Thiassi, carried off the goddess Idunn to attain youth from her eternal apples, was killed by the gods soon after they rescued her. To atone for this deed Odin took the aged giant’s eyes and threw them up in the sky as his punishment. These stars could only be the twin stars Castor and Pollux.

Other myths associations with Constellations

Grendel – In mythic terms, is a big character who disappears beneath a lake or sea indicates that it is a constellation which at times slips beneath the celestial equator. From northern Saxon regions, like England, a great proportion of the constellation Scorpio is down below the horizon, and one particular of the zodiacal constellations. Checking on position, I found that Scorpius’ position tends to make it look that it drowns in the mythic waters. Scorpius is also a clawed creature who loses a claw and its shoulder in the sky, as the same in the story of Beowulf.

Grendel’s mom – There is a modest constellation adjacent to Scorpius referred to as Lupus, the wolf. It also ‘drowns’ in the mythic waters just before Scorpius. There is if we go through intently, a reference to her becoming a “wolfish-swimmer”. Lupus has associations with Pan and fauns, and in the Roman culture, its pageant survived way into the Christian occasions.

Vidofnir – cock/rooster that is perched on the optimum branch of the Entire world Tree most most likely would be Polaris, the North Star or magnetic north. It is golden and shines like a thunderstorm. An immortal guard watching around the globe. A image of the heralded ‘sun fire’. On earth his totem crows at dawn for the victory of mild and life returning. Amongst Germanic tribes he is a non secular information. This identical ‘son’ is also Arthur – the pole star who has a wagon or plow. If wer modified the V to W we get “Widofnir” which signifies (Weaver of the winds), the name of the skies of Vanir, regarded as the Norse deity of fertility.

Horses of Several Cultures

Solar /Star Horses – In the Prose Edda, most are described as the mounts of numerous gods. The horses feel to be include both the solar and moon chasing or carrying the sun to next zodiacal signal or experience. Sleipnir (son of Svadilfari) is the most famed of horses only due to the fact he was Odin’s mount. Goti is Gunnarr’s horse. Grani was Sigurdr’s horse. Gulltopr (also termed “Gold-Leading”) was Heimdallr’s horse. Hoof-Tosser, Kertr, Slangvir have been many others. Vakr was Morn’s horse. All-Brilliant, Alsvidhr, Arvakr, Early-Wake, Gladr, Gullfaxi, Sheen-Mane, Shining-Mane and Skinfaxi. There are also night horses and some of those names described are Fjarsvartnir – Frosty-Mane.

These can go in any signal as they are often pulling the sunshine God or Evening Star God on its course. They might be legends of but one tribe. So you ca really put in any animal for each individual ‘fine’ (smaller groups component of a more substantial tribe but operate as an unbiased device as nicely).

Auriga, the Charioteer or Waggoner in early times the Wainman, is the French Cocher, the Italian Cocchiere, and the German Fuhrmann. Its crucial star was thought of a she goat and occasionally a unicorn then the myths went to the important constellation of Capricorn, the Turks had is a a mule.

The Sacred Horse is a powerful symbol of intelligence, speed, grace, energy, virility, & fertility. It was at the time observed in the constellation now called Pegasus. Named Epona to some Celtic tribes and so on. Its flowing mane representing the good rays of the sunshine as the Horse is a beast which carries the Sun’s wagon, or the Moon’s, throughout the sky. According to Kristian Kristiansen, in an posting termed rock art and religion, Horses look on quite a few early Bronze Age rock carvings demonstrating historic scenes of fertility rites. He/She thinks that Horses had been the symbolic twins who would be each ships & horses, night (ship) and day (horses). Horses were basically consulted by clergymen who would decipher their movements, and seems. Horses have been saved as sacred in a lot of temples up to Christianity who then, as we see in mock humour in the film “A Knights Tale,” would desecrate a church. The church experimented with to go over a lot of issues from pagan past.

Arthurian Horses – Spumador (“the foaming one”, sea foam and cloud) a horse of Arthur’s.
Bel Joeor – horse – Tristan / Passe-Brewel or Passebreul horse – Tristan.
Berring – horse – Lancelot. Chestnut Long-Neck (Energetic Steed of Britain) horse – Kai (Kay).
Cloven-Hoof (Plundered Horse of Britain) horse – Owain (Yvain).
Drudwyn horse – Mabon / Gwynn Dun Mane – Mabon. Dun-Gray (Pack-Horse of Britain) – Rhydderch Hael.
Gringalet, Gringolets, Gringuljete horse with the Pink Ears – Lahelin, Orilus, Urjan, Lischois, & Gawain.
Llamrei – Arthur.
Caw of Scotland – Pale Yellow of the Stud (Bestowed Horse of Britain) horse – Lleu.
Passelande – Arthur. Lluagor (the opener of the host) – Caradawg’s horse.
Arthurian. The phrase “Nightmares” is a identify which was derived from the Celts who thought they were brought by a going to horse Goddess such as Epona – Evening, the moon, mystery, and magic.

Norse Horses – Gyllir, Blakkr, Hamskerpir, Silfrintoppr, Hrafn, Sinir, Amfaxi, Skeidbrimir, Hœnir, Gardrofa, Glaumr, Tjaldari, Glenr, Lungr, Valr, Marr, Vigg.

In most Celtic myths the horses are black or white, thus offering extra evidence of evening and working day or dark 50 % and light 50 percent of the wheel of the 12 months.

So in conclusion we see in numerous cultures that irrespective of whether it be deer, birds or other animals – they characterize the 4 instructions. Even A to start with nations tribe showed this in an opening ceremony at the 2010 Wintertime Olympics in B.C. Canada – Every single animal represented just one of the constellations of the 4 Directions, the White Buffalo (north), the Eagle (east), the Wolf (south) and the Bear (west).

By Brahva Cwmevos

Copyright April 2, 2012

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This report was from my head but around the yrs I have been influenced by the Writings of Kristian Kristiansen, Eddas, and other Celtic scholars these as Mathew and Caitlin, Peter Ellis, JeanMarkale and so on.