More gods!?

The Pagan gods of Europe are a complex topic. As I explained yesterday (in the blog post I linked to), our forebears impersonated the deities and thus became them, but the gods are more than that!

The May King and the May Queen impersonated deities too, and the May King would get his title from winning a contest and by symbolically killing the old May King, so that the god in him could be reborn in the new May King instead. The May Queen would be selected based on her beauty (and would be given an apple by either the May King himself [like Paris….] or the participants in the May Queen beauty competition). The family elders impersonated the deities; when they died the young would symbolically kill the deities by cutting a wooden idol with a sword, so that the deity could be reborn in them instead. The gods could also be found in trees and animals, and they would make sacrifices to these animals by sharing their harvest or game with them. Each tribe would celebrate the god that was their progenitor as well. The gods were also their ancestors, or like in the case of Óðinn, the sum of their ancestors, reborn in them.

The gods were…. everywhere.

But we can better understand why, when we understand what a god is. How did they define them?

The Norse term for a god is áss (pl. æsir), from younger proto-Nordic *ans, from older proto-Nordic *ansuR, from proto-Germanic *ansuz, from the root *ans-. The meaning of this term is “spirit”, but the original meaning is actually “breath”.

Likewise, the Norse term for “spirit”, ánd (proto-Nordic *and) derives from the same root.

The Norse term for a goddess is ásynja (pl. ásynjur), from proto-Nordic *ansunjôn (pl. *ansunjuR), meaning “the most beautiful”.

The neutral Norse term for a god was goð, from proto-Nordic *gôða, meaning simply “good”.

Yes! Our Paganism is best understood as ANIMISM: the deities (spirits), good and beautiful, are in everything! Some lesser and some greater, some anthropomorphized and others not, and all are linked together in the divine concept we simply know as Mother Nature.



PS. If this interests you, you can find extensive information about which trees and animals are linked to which deity in MYFAROG.

Our Gods

Our gods. What are they? Are they to be “worshipped”? To be prayed to and kneeled before? Are they real, in flesh and blood!?

Actually, our gods are to be impersonated. A marked individual will take the role of a god. Yes, he LARPs as a god. In fact, the Norse masculine term for “Pagan priest” is actually goði (from proto-Nordic *gôðan), meaning “god”/”good”. The Norse feminine term for “Pagan priestess” and “goddess” is gyðja, from proto-Nordic *gudjôn, meaning “goddess”.

The priests IMPERSONATED a god. The priestesses IMPERSONATED a goddess. That is how they gained the power of the deity.

And what was that power?

They had the power of Mímir. You know; the decapitated HEAD of Mímir, a name that translates as “reminiscence”. MEMORY. They could narrate the recollection of the… ancestors. They could help transfer those memories BACK to the REBORN ancestors. To make them remember. To make them regain their spiritual strength, their fortitude, from previous lives. But first of all: they could help IDENTIFY the reborn dead. Are you really the man or woman in the burial mound? Do you really have the right to claim the possessions therein? Do you really have the right to claim his name and honour? Do you have the right to claim his or her SKULL and FEMUR? Do you have the KEY to the grave? The right password?

They would be able to tell. They had Mímir, knowledge of the dead, and could ask the right questions, to determine all of this. THAT was the role of the GOD and the GODDESS.

And yes, it was a man and a woman, IMPERSONATING a deity. So indeed, the gods were REAL, in flesh and blood, but NOT like most people seem to imagine things.

Their apprentices were taught to remember the same keys and passwords, so that they could take over as the GOD or the GODDESS when they died from old age. Thus the memory of the passwords and keys was never lost, and the deities could live FOREVER. Thus they were IMMORTAL beings.

Marked, I say? More about that another time…

Whence do we come?

Modern “Western” science has as you know been seriously compromised, not just lately, with C19, Pfizer and “scientific” papers claiming the increase in heart disease are from people tying their shoe laces or watching TV two or more hours a day, or the like. “Western” science has always in the context of our origins been compromised. The original “scientists” delving into the mystery regarding our origins were Christian priests, whose sole purpose was to cover up any greatness in Europe, that could possibly overshadow their own gospel and the greatness of their chosen people and their imported desert cult.

When they found the first Neanderthals, they painted them not only are primitive brutes, but barely as human beings at all. They were monsters, incapable of speech, with no skills and no tools or anything.

So effective was their lie-propaganda, veiled as “science”, that the entire subject was basically left dead for more than 150 years, and was not brought back to life until geneticists discovered that modern humans, except Sub-Saharan Africans that is, have at least 4% of our DNA that is exclusively Neanderthal. No, not 4% Neanderthal DNA, but 4% that was exclusive to the Neanderthals. Considering that we have 95% or so of our genes in common with chimps, that meant that we have art least 99% in common with Neanderthals. 99.7% in fact. Only 0.3% of our DNA is, on average, exclusively homo sapiens (African). Not only this, they told us that the Neanderthals were fair-skinned, blue-eyed and had blonde hair. That is what they had found out, by genetic research!

After telling us about this, they quickly realized that they had made a mistake. They had in effect told us that we, and especially Europeans, are not even of the same species as Africans. We are Neanderthals! We are of another species! This was in total conflict with their “anti-racist” agenda, and a potential massive problem for further mass-immigration to Europe. So they changed the narrative, and instead started to explain how all the problems and defects of modern man came from the Neanderthals (which of course is nonsense). We were supposed to detest this origin, at any cost! We were supposed to not want anything to do with this, and not least; we were supposed to think that we only had 4% in common with Neanderthals.

Now, we have some 40% of our genes in common with water melons and 70% or so with pigs, and like I already said, 95% or so with chimps, so of course we cannot, even with the wildest mental gymnastics, only have 4% in common with the Neanderthals! This is ludicrous! But political agenda is political agenda after all, and most people are rather dimwitted…

Further, they started to explain how the we did not have our fair skin or blue eyes or indeed blonde hair from the Neanderthals. These were different genes, they claimed, and “by chance” we just happened to look just like the Neanderthals today, because…. “reasons”.

Finally, they had taken samples mainly from Neanderthals that had been mixed with proto-Asians (Denisovans), so “thankfully”, they could also make it clear that Asians had more (half-) Neanderthal DNA than we Europeans did. Well, yes, Asians had more in common with the half-Neanderthal/half-proto-Asian than we did, but only because at least 50% of that DNA was from proto-Asians to begin with. We though, naturally, have more in common with an unmixed Neanderthal than anybody else. Yet again, they managed to keep our origins in shadow, to the vast majority anyhow.

To keep us all in shadow though, they had to produce more misinformation, and they started to produce “scientific” reports claiming e. g. that everyone today with blue eyes have a common (dark-skinned) ancestor from Spain. Ah, yes, blue eyes were just a mutation that occurred 8000 years ago. So… “do not believe that we have our blue eyes from the Neanderthals!” Most people believed in this, for some strange reason, I guess thanks to the educational system´s total inability to educate people about even the basics of biology. You see, if one single person had blue eyes back then, in a population of only brown eyed people, then of course that mutation would have disappeared after only one generation. Genes for blue eyes are recessive. And if that one person had many children, and they in turn had children with others who only had genes for brown eyes, then… not one single of them would have had children with blue eyes. And after some generations those genes would have been washed away into nothingness.

After this, one dark-skinned “ancient European” showed up after the other, and were presented as such to the public by these “scientists”. By no means should we believe that our forebears were fair-skinned! If scrutinized though, none of their reconstructions held any water: they had always taken great liberties and it turned out they were not at all based on the actual results of the genetic research performed on the individual in question. They just decided to make them dark-skinned, and of course often also dark-eyed and dark-haired, for political reasons. Also, “by chance” all these peoples immigrated to Europe, from the outside. And then mixed there, of course.

Their agenda became clear: Europeans shall not be allowed to have any homeland, to have any roots, to have any special rights for a single piece of land on this planet.

And note that the Neanderthals lived all over Europe, but also in Northern Asia. Why would they admit us all this homeland!?

Nor shall we be allowed to have our own identity. Or any identity at all. We shall think of ourselves as immigrated mongrels.

In reality, Nordic-looking Europeans are pure Neanderthals, or as close to pure as possible, changed by time of course, so not the exact same, but still. Genetically, they descend from Neanderthals. Not Africans. Not Asians. Not Homo Sapiens, but Neanderthals. Other Europeans too are overwhelmingly Neanderthal, on average 99.7%. And not just 4%, but up to 7% of the European DNA is exclusively Neanderthal DNA. Not shared with any other creature on this planet. Further, we have lived here in Europe for at least 500.000 years. Continuously. With the same traditions, religious views and customs. From the most distant Stone Age until even today. Unchanged. Even Christianity failed to eradicate our heritage. Yet, anyhow.

To popularize the idea that we are immigrated mongrels, the “scientists” slandered our native heritage even more, by claiming it was (weak and) “matriarchal”, and that these (worthless) tribes living here were conquered by these heroic immigrants. Sorry: invaders. Ah, yes, heroic patriarchal chads from the outside of Europe came here and conquered those effeminate woman-worshipping natives. Quite an attractive idea, for modern woman-hating men with no roots and no sense of belonging! Now they can proudly beat their chests like gorillas and identify as conquerors!

So of course a horde Europeans embrace their lies. Broken by anti-European propaganda from birth, with low self-esteem and no sense of belonging, now they can be descendants of heroic conquerors just like that! Not immigrants, of course, but conquerors! “Yeah! Cool!”

But no. All this does is to justify more mass-immigration (“we are all just immigrants”) to Europe, to justify race-mixing (“we are all mixed already anyhow”), to undermine our own heritage as an (“Indo-European”) immigrant heritage, to decide that we do not belong here really, and to present our deities as immigrant gods.

They have noticed how people like me use the fact that Christianity is an immigrant religion as an argument against it, so they try to turn the table, and present our religion as an immigrant religion too. This nullifies my argument. But it is a lie. Like everything else they say is.

The truth is that our heritage is Neanderthal, as proven by my wife, Marie Cachet, in her book “The Secret of the She-Bear”. We are their descendants. Our gods are our own, and have always been. Our roots go at least 500.000 years back in time, here in Europe. Europe is our native homeland, and actually most of the Northern Hemisphere is. We are largely unmixed. In fact, we are a different species altogether.

Please help me spread this counter argument against their attempt to genocide us. You can help me by sharing this blog post and by linking to it whenever you see their lie-propaganda being spread.

We and our heritage matters!

Best wishes,


A typical Neanderthal child:

To Hell & Back Again

In our Native European heritage the grave is the home of the dead, but the dead is only meant to be there for some time. Therefore the grave has an entrance. You might need to dig a bit to find the door, and the door is heavy and made of stone, but there is indeed a door and you can actually access the grave. Not for the dead to be able to leave at will, but for the living to be able to enter at will.

As I have explained elsewhere, the living entered the graves in order to reincarnate, as the person in the grave. He (or indeed she) became the dead. To be allowed to, you would first be tested by the sorcerer. His (or her) main mission was to be able to do that: to be able to find back to the reincarnated dead in the halls of the living, and to pass this knowledge on to their apprentises, for them to be able to do the same later on. The living would remember their names and recognize the properties they had in previous lives, when presented to them by the sorcerer, and if they did, they would be allowed to enter the grave and reclaim what they had owned in a previous life. And in doing so, also revived the memory of themselves in themselves, and thus they became the dead fully. That is, they became what they had been before. The same person. With the same honour. And since they were buried with their most valuable possessions, also largely with the same wealth.

Each item in the grave had absorbed at least some important memories from a previous life. Each item was somehow important to the person in the grave. Mostly lasting items were placed in the grave, so that they would stand the test of time and last until the rightful owner would return in life and reclaim them. The wealth in the grave was not (only) material. It was a wealth of wisdom, spiritual strength and honour. These powerful items would lift the amnesia of the returning dead, of the living. They would remind the living of what they had experienced, what they knew, what they had done in previous lives. Honour. Pride. Strength. Fortitude. Wisdom.

Since the dead had also reincarnated in his previous life, and had collected all that he had in the life before, in effect, the living – the current living person – would collect the honour, pride, strength, fortitude and wisdom of all his forebears. He collected the sum of all his previous lives!

This was the custom all over Europe until the arrival of Abrahamism. Yes! All over Europe, this had been the custom since the Stone Age, since when we were the Nordic-looking Neanderthals of the prehistoric past. We find proof of the exact same customs being practised continuously in Europe from at least 40.000 years ago to the arrival of Abrahamism. And in fact, most people still practise many of these customs even today, although they have no idea why they do it. The “family pictures on the mantelpiece” is probably the most common. Previously misrepresented as “head hunting”, with the skulls of the forebears at display in the family home. A cult of the forefathers.

But more than anything else, this ancestral cult of reincarnation has been the victim of Abrahamistic misrepresentation, demonization and not least straightforward destruction. Statues of the forebears smashed into bits and pieces, memorials crushed, graves desecrated and turned into foundations for their own foreign temples, sorcerers (druids) viciously persecuted and murdered – en masse. Our stories intentionally twisted and misrepresented by self-righteous priests and scholars. And not least: our forebears have been slandered. Over and over again. In all thinkable and unthinkable ways, in all forms available, and without an end. They still do this.

They have successfully printed into the modern minds that our forebears were ignorant, primitive and not least wrong. When visually represented, they are untidy, wear crudely made clothes, they are dirty and always have an animalistic look. The idea that evolution has left us superior to our ancestors is religiously repeated in all educational institutions.

“Never mind what these primitive brutes believed in! Never mind their nonsense! Only a fool would think twice about trying to find back to their ludicrous belief system! What use do we, advanced modern men, have of their ignorant superstitions?”

Yes, look instead at their import product, their Hebrew drivel, forced on us with torture, threats, bribes, murder and mass-kidnapping of children – held hostage or raped and beaten until broken enough to accept their immigrant faith, and to make their parents obey. Look instead at the obvious lies produced by the victors! Embrace their genocide of your own race…. right? Phew!

For lack of a more suitable term, I must say that these idiots – the scholars – have failed miserably. They have studied our heritage for 400 or so years now, and understand nothing. Or perhaps this is silly of me to even say, because they have probably never studied our heritage to understand. That was never their intention. They study it to better ridicule, to better undermine, to better destroy. To better misrepresent. To ensure that nobody with any respect for authority will find it any interesting. They seems to be part of the genocide perpetrated on us, by the Abrahamists. But what do I know. You decide. They are either idiots or enemy agents.

Thankfully, the Abrahamists have failed. We have kept our traditions, although many have forgotten what they are all about. We have kept our myths, our sagas, our songs, our customs. But most importantly, we have kept our blood. We are still Europeans. They might do their best to change this, with mass immigration from other parts of the world, but even there they fail. We are still Europeans!

Hailaz Wôþanaz!

HailaR WôðanaR!

Heill Óðinn!

What once was

What went wrong?

  1. Agriculture. We became farmers.
  2. Civilization. We became civilized.
  3. Christianity. We lost our roots.
  4. Industrialization. We became slaves.
  5. Feminism. We lost our families.
  6. Capitalism. We lost all direction.
  7. Globalization. We lost our homelands.
  8. High-tech. We lost ourselves.

We lost everything.

Start anew. Do better the next time.


The problem when you reject the “lost souls” of our race is that many if these individuals have children. Not yet broken. Not yet ruined. Not yet soiled. Not yet “educated” (read: brainwashed) into worthlessness. Not yet as useless, destructive, self-hating and suicidal as their parents.

You can always argue that today we all have access to basically all information. We can all educate ourselves, if we want to. We can perfectly well “vaccinate” ourselves against their venomous lies, and thus become impervious to their mind plagues. If we don’t, it is our own fault, right? We are all responsible for our own lives. No excuses. If you are 30+ years old today and still push their (….) agenda, then I say f*** you. You will get what you deserve, when this house of shit comes falling down on top of your head. However, if you are 16 -20 years old and have started to push their agenda, you can still wake up. Your brain, your heart and your backbone have probably not rotted away completely yet. If you are a child…. then you are not yet responsible for your own education. You are still under the control of others. You are not yet free to do what is right.

When we wisely give up the Soros-agents, the ***-worshipping human waste, the weaklings kneeling to their idols, the gender-confused mental-cases, the broken, the perverse, the suicidal, etc. that is one thing, but we cannot give up on our young. Most of them probably are or will become worthless scum too, just like their parents most likely already are, but it is, I believe, our duty to enable them a chance to find their way through the darkness of the spreading desert, and back to their roots. Back to nature. Back to life. Back to the divine. Back to the “religion of the blood”. Back to their ancestral heritage.

We have no access to the educational institutions in this sick world. Nor can we shine light into their minds via the MSM, and most of the time not even on social media – at least not the social media where most of them end up. But we can shine bright from a distance. Like a beacon. Like a lighthouse, guiding ships through dangerous waters. They are young and vulnerable, and they might well need a little help to find the right way.

We can let them know that we exist. We can let them know that there is an alternative. Show them your perseverance, your success, your happiness, your abilities, your skills, your strength. Show them that in spite of what the goblin rulers of this world say or do, we still exist, proudly, and we are not affected by their poison.

They arrest you? Harass you? Imprison you for years? Shut down your bank accounts? Throw you out from your home? Character murder you in public, over and over again? Throw huge fines at you? They troll and shut down your social media accounts? They tell everyone that you are “racist” and “dangerous” etc.? They boycott everything you do? They take away civil rights from you? They even put you in history books and slander you there too?

You know, what do they achieve, when you after all that still do just fine in life? What does this say to all those who are told that people like you are the rejects and losers of society?

Yes, show the young that they have an alternative to living in the reeking cesspool of the global village. Show that there is still strength left in our race. Show that what has been right for hundreds of thousands of years still works and still is right.

Family and Tradition. Blood and Soil. Honour and Duty.

Work hard. Survive. Thrive. Shine. Inspire. Those individuals worth anything at all will see the light from your lighthouse and adjust their course. The rest? Who cares? Let them sail into the abyss and go extinct. Good riddance. Let them drown in their own vomit. Each man gets what he deserves.

Heill Óðinn!

The End is Nigh

The world has changed. Not by our hands. Not by our thoughts. Not without our resistance.

What used to be high ideals are now cast into the deepest mud and trampled on. Light is now darkness. Darkness is now light. Love is now hatred. Hatred is now love. The tallest mountain is now the deepest sea. The deepest sea is now the tallest mountain. All taboos have been broken. All justice destroyed. All truth spat upon. All that was pure has been soiled.

Like a tidal wave this filth washes over the Earth and defiles all who stand in its way. Mankind is thrown into a pit filled with stupidity, cowardice, perversion, dishonesty, greed, ignorance, mental disease, cruelty, hatred and bile. The end is nigh.

I resisted. Let that be known to all who read this: I did all I could to stop this, using all the means available to me. When I was knocked down, I got back up, and kept resisting. For a long time, I tried to hold back the tidal wave….

But I was washed away. It was to no avail. It was folly! When I tried to help the others wading around in this sea of shit, I was met with scorn and hatred. They spat at me, called me a “racist” and an “anti-Semite” and other strange name.

Bruised, injured, weakened, soiled, exhausted and barely able to walk, eventually I waded for higher ground. I made it to a little hill & climbed it. Always looking back at all those I cared for, who remained in the disgusting cesspit behind me. The hardest thing to accept was that they remained there of their own free will. Nobody forced them to. They too could head for higher ground, but they chose not to.

Rats will always prefer to live in a sewer, I guess.

Well, I made it. I sit here on my little hill, safe from their filth and bile. Silenced, ignored and character-assassinated so thoroughly that nobody will even look for a second my way, I sit here and look out on the world and all the creatures in it. I understand that my resistance was futile. I understand that this world deserves to drown in its own filth. Those who deserve to live, those who wish to live have already run to the hills. They will prevail. Or some of them anyhow.

A new and better world will be born, free from their filth and free from all who welcome and embrace it.

Rejoice! The End is Nigh!

Signed Враг”, the Hillman:

Burnt Bridges

As you might know, I have burnt most bridges in life, and most of the time I knew very well what I was doing, and I did it of my own free will. Quite often it was done to force myself into a situation that would make me do the right thing. You see, if you burn all the bridges except the one leading to where you should go, then you cannot go wrong. You have no choice. You have to do what is right. Even if you are afraid to. Even if you don’t think it will turn out well. Even if you really would like an easier route every now and then. I made sure I did and not least said the right thing.

I find comfort in the thought that one day what I did and said will be appreciated (not only by fellow dissidents).

Finding back to yourself

The biggest problems of finding back to our own heritage is of course that the Judeo-Christians have actively tried to destroy it, murder those who kept it alive and replace it or at best empty it and fill it to the brim with their own alien contents. They have even done this for more than a thousand years most places in Europe, and at least for hundreds of years.

This problem is rather obvious though, but we also have another and much less known problem in this context. You see, when we think of e. g. the Viking Age, we assume that the Scandinavians living at that time knew the ins and outs of their heritage perfectly well. The same applies to the Romans and the Ancient Greeks, the Galls and the Britons as well as all other ancient peoples in Europe.

In reality, we see clear evidence that they did not know their own traditions very well, even back them. One such evidence came to light with Sir James Frazer’s “The Golden Bough”, where he discussed a priest of Diana by a sacred tree by the Nemi lake. Other Romans, such as Ovid, clearly did not actually know why this priest was there, why he protected the sacred boughs of the tree, why he had to be replaced by a stronger priest and so forth. It was actually already a mystery by then. One writer, the Greek geographer Strabo, even called it a “barbarian” element.

Do you really think that if they actually knew their own traditions in and out, they would not know what this was all about?!

The fact is that even in Classical Antiquity, our “Pagan” heritage had become veiled in mystery. Many no longer knew why they prayed, why they made sacrifices, what the myths meant, what the gods were, why they buried people with their most appreciated belongings, what their high festivals were actually all about, and so forth.

Before I explain why this was the case, let me make a point I really wish to stress here: when we use sources from Classical Antiquity we actually use sources written by people who often did not know what they were talking about. Even to them all of this was veiled and incomprehensible, and they were left to simply parrot what others said about this, without actually understanding much about it, if anything at all.

We see clear evidence of this lack of understanding of our own heritage all over Europe, from Classical Antiquity to the Viking Age and well into the Renaissance, when we still had parts of our populations (uninterrupted since the Stone Age) practising our own traditions.


Well, this is complicated, but I will try to explain it as best I can. You see, our pre-Christian “Pagan” heritage stems from the Bear Cult of our most ancient forebears, the Neanderthals. It is hundreds of thousands of years old, and yes, we practised this tradition continuously from the Stone Age and into historical times. For most part, it was unaltered throughout, but yes, even in fairly near pre-history something changed. First of all our forebears adopted agriculture, after hundreds of thousands of years of hunting and gathering. This lead to a dramatic increase in the population, because food became easily available for everyone and in abundance. But it also lead to war, famine, tyranny, slavery and malnutrition. War because when the crops failed in one place, they would try to take the food from someone else, whom had have better luck. Famine because some times the crops failed and warfare as well. Tyranny because someone came to control the food production, and thus decided over the fate of others. Lords (“Hle-worð”, meaning “Bread Warden”) and Ladies (“Hle-dige”, meaning “Baker of Bread”) emerged; rulers who could distribute bread only to loyal men, and let the others starve. Slavery because the Lords and Ladies needed people to work in the fields. Malnutrition because they went from eating a little bit of everything in nature, to eating mainly one thing.

Before agriculture the traditions applied to everyone. Every single boy and girl had to go through the same rites of passage, they had to experience the same, know the same, see the same and grow with and because of this. They all reincarnated. They all emerged from the Bear Cave when they were around 7 years old; reincarnated!

They also had to understand the same. If they failed to understand, to solve the riddles, to find the way, to remember the passwords, to become themselves again, they would probably not be eligible for marriage and thus reproduction. There was little room for weakness, of any kind.

With agriculture and the multiplication of man this changed. Only some were granted access to the sacred sites, to the burial mounds, to the sacred items. To reincarnation. To the mysteries. The rest were left to wonder; to participate without any enlightenment.

Another problem with agriculture is that over time it does not improve the species. Malnutrition alone leads to smaller muscles, weaker bones and smaller brains, and of course famine does the same. Slavery leads to smaller “hearts”, if nothing else. War leads to the butchery of the courageous mainly, and the survival of cowards who run away to safety rather than fight. Tyranny leads to dishonesty and submission. So when you practise agriculture for thousands of years, you end up with a Neanderthal who might still look like a Nordic man, but he is a weaker, more coward, thinner, less honest, less kind and much less intelligent version of himself.

The “problem” with the Bear Cult of the Neanderthals was that it was a scientifically sound world view. It was based on facts and reality, and the pre-requisites to understand it and learn from it were many. So as time passed by, with agriculture, fewer and fewer even of the select group of Lords and Ladies still allowed to actually benefit from this tradition, were able to. Yes, indeed. As they became less and less intelligent, strong, courageous, honest, and kind, fewer and fewer of them passed the tests.

That is, they went through the same rites (education), but fewer and fewer of them actually benefited from this. Thus fewer and fewer of them actually understood the traditions and what they were all about. Think of mathematics. If you teach complex mathematics to very intelligent and well-educated adults, they are likely to understand and benefit from this education. But if you try to teach complex mathematics to children with no education, they will learn nothing, or at best very little. Our hunter-gatherer forebears were able to benefit from this education, but with the rise of agriculture, fewer and fewer were able to.

Then, as if agriculture had not been enough, civilization arrived, and the drop in human quality accelerated dramatically. Even the bits that had made sense thus far, even to ordinary people, lost all sense and meaning, and those who kept on doing it lost all understanding of why they did it and what they were doing.

And this is where we enter into history, when people started writing down much of what we today know – or think we know – about our history and heritage. Alas!

Now, we see a heritage left impotent by the decline in man, but at the same time there were indeed people who still understood what our heritage was all about. People who kept it alive, and practised it as it was intended. They however, did not live in any civilizations, they were all “barbarians”, and as you know, they did not write any books – and more often than not they fell victims to the greed and wrath of more numerous civilized peoples. The last of these superior human beings amongst us probably perished in deadly torture, flames or gallows, as the foreign Judeo-Christians went forth screaming “burn the witches”, with the intention of halting the Renaissance (of Pagan ideas and ideals).


Conclusion: when writers even in Classical Antiquity did not really know the ins and outs of our heritage, you must mainly seek elsewhere to be able to find back to your roots and what grew from them. You must use your brains and heart, your blood and the soil your forebears walked on, to find back to your heritage and to your real yourself; your purpose, direction and happiness.

The long shadow and impenetrable darkness of agriculture and civilization, and of that spiritual plague that we call “Christianity”, can be banished by one single ancestral light. Kindle it, and you shall see…



About Prayers

There seem to be a discussion going on amongst Pagans regarding the nature, use and purpose of prayers. On one side we have those who say that prayers are useless and on the other those who pray to the gods like Judeo-Christians (and Muslims) pray to their “god”. So let us shed some light on prayers…

Be it English, German, Dutch, Latin or Norse, the term for “pray” means simply “to ask for”. When you pray you ask your deity for something.

To find out more about prayers we need to go back in time, to the origins of prayers. Naturally, like with pretty much everything else adopted by the Abrahamists, prayers go back to the Stone Age, when our “savage” forebears roamed the forests of Europe. They discovered that when you take a seed and put it into the soil, a plant will grow from it. That is, if the right amount of sunlight and rain falls upon the spot where you put the seed into the ground. They kneeled down, with seeds in their (folded) hands, and sowed… when done, they looked to the sky, asking, hoping for sunlight or rain, or rather both, in the right amount.

They had collected these seeds for food, but by sacrificing them this way, they could give to nature so that nature could give to them, later on. They asked for Mother Nature to give. They prayed to the Earth goddess. They asked for the Sky to give. They prayed to the Sky god. Like the Romans described their relation to the deities: Do ut des (“I give in order that you may give”).

A prayer is called a “bøn(n)” in Scandinavia. The original meaning of the term is “speech”, but it also means “bean”. Yes. They put beans into the soil. They prayed that Mother Nature would give to them, because they had given her beans.

You don’t believe me? Well. Have you ever seen a “rosary”? “Prayer beads”? They are made up of a thread with… beans on them. The beans are used to count the number of prayers or chants or mantras of the religious person. So even today, beans are still used for prayers. In pretty much all religions.

The problem, I think, is not whether or not prayers were used, or whether or not they worked, but rather whether or not we understand what a prayer actually is, or indeed what Ancient Man meant by it in Classical Antiquity, when much about prayers was recorded.

The idea that “I give in order that you may give” is where our attention should be here. Making sacrifices and praying. Yes. They did it, and they did it because they understood that there need to be a balance in nature. You cannot take everything for yourself without consequence. In fact, you cannot take everything for yourself without dramatic consequences. If I come across a group of oak trees and I cut down the trees for firewood and take all the acorns for myself, then no new oak trees will grow there. I have to make a sacrifice: give back to nature something I have harvested, lest I will suffer. So I pray; I plant some of the acorns. I give (sacrifice) in order that Mother Nature may give. She cannot if I offer no prayers and make no such sacrifice.

They understood that you had to give to the gods in order for the gods to give something back to you. If you gave nothing, of you offered them no prayers or sacrifice, the gods would “punish” you.

To maintain a good relationship to the gods was incredibly important. For tens of thousands of years, they prayed to them and made sacrifices to them, as I have described above. When harvesting, they always left some for birds or other animals, and for the soil, as a sacrifice to the gods. When they hunted, they always left some of the meat, as a sacrifice to the gods. They gave so that the gods could give.

When mankind became civilized he gradually lost contact with nature and thus the gods. Prayers and making sacrifices became more illogical and abstract, where it before had been perfectly logical and concrete. Instead of actually planting seeds in the ground with folded hands, asking the gods for the seed to grow into a plant, they just kneeled down with folded hands, asking the gods for something else. Instead of holding the hands to the sky, asking the gods for sunshine or rainfall, they held their hands to the sky asking for something else. Prayers and making sacrifices lost their meaning.

They still believed that it was important to pray to the gods and to make sacrifices to them, to avoid their wrath. But of course, it had all lost its meaning and purpose.

And this is where we are today, with all these different religious people praying to their favourite god or gods, using rosaries without knowing why, kneeling down with folded hands without knowing why, addressing the sky without knowing why, etc.

The original tradition was about moderation and enabling a species, mankind, with great potential for destruction, to actually live in harmony with Mother Nature. Making sacrifices and praying (sowing) to ensure the continued growth of the plants he harvested or cut down – or sharing fish or meat with other animals, so that they would not starve because man had hunted too many of their prey.

Today prayer is basically just a means for useless or lazy people to have some fictional power they believe in to give them something they do not deserve to begin with. When they claim their god or gods answer their prayers, this has more to do with mental disease or simple dishonesty than anything else. Mother Earth does not “answer” your prayers that way. The Sky God does not “answer” your prayers that way. They answer in form of growth of the seeds you sow, or in form of sunlight and rainfall. All you could ever want.

As a Pagan I make sacrifices every day, and I pray almost every day. Not like some civilized clown with zero contact with the divine, but like my most ancient forebears. I give to the gods so that they may give to me. I sow seeds, I plant, I give a share of my food to birds and other animals. I help myself by helping the gods. I live as part of Mother Nature, instead of as one in constant conflict with her.

The gods help those who help themselves.