"Odin, where have you hidden the eye? In the greater Fountain of Mimir."
In ancient Norse and Germanic mythology, it was said that Odin sacrificed one of his eyes at Mímir's spring in order to gain wisdom. Odin's Teacher of the Runes is known as Mímir, the giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil, and guards the well to the spring of Mimir which was the source of all knowledge. After the sacrifice of his eye, Odin then drank the water from the well to then become the wisest of gods and men.
This esoteric story has a hidden meaning that tells of the sacrifices one must make to attain wisdom, and also the secrets of where this heavenly energy of wisdom formally originates, from which I will explain to you in this article.
In order to uncover these secrets of the ancients, one of the best methods I have found, is by researching the etymology of the name of the subjects you are studying. By doing this it will help lead you to the scientific truth and set you free from the myths and secrets of the past. (more…)
The Helm of Awe (Old Norse Ægishjálmr, pronounced “EYE-gis-hiowlm-er”) is a powerful protective symbol used by the Vikings (Northmen, Norse or Normans) for the purpose of protection from illness, and disease. In Norse mythology it is said that it is a symbol that was worn between the eyes that induces fear in your enemies, and to protect against the abuse of power.
The Norse word Ægishjálmr, is translated in English "helm of awe" or "helm of terror." The meaning of the name awe is to strike with fear and reverence; to influence by fear, terror or respect; as, his majesty awed them into silence.
These enemies of the people, and this abuse of power I will attempt to prove are actually found in the worms that humans are born with, and die with. They are both the creator, and destroyer of man. In order for the Norse to maintain their health in such brutal dark and cold environments, they developed various health methods with charms, plants and medical regimes to strike awe and terror in these worms. In a sense, to protect them against the abuse of power of these same said worms with the help of charms such as the "helm of awe." (more…)
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