The One eyed God Odin and the Indo Germanic M nnerb nde None
Kershaw here traces the roots of the Männerbund and the social function it had in (Indo-) Germanic culture; the young men were separated from the tribe permanently or temporarily and sent out on a mission of conquest – simultaneously being taught the art of warriorship and the lore of the Ancestors: this being two aspects of the very same thing. The Ancestors are as well ‘The Army of the Dead’ and the protectors of the tribe, lead by Odin (as Herjann: leader/ruler of the Host/Heer; the wa [...]
A book that is a depth of dark occult knowledge equaled to a thousand black suns.Notes:The One-eyed God by Kris KershawISBN: 0-941694-74-7Mannerbund = Warrior cultRudra = great god (pg.19) leader of Vrātyas (pg.100) archer god that shoots plague arrows, home is the forest, his sons/doppelganger are ravening wolves, AKA Śiva the benevolent one.Rudras = wild, raving, mad 'troop'Herr = Troop, raiding partyVeda = knowledge Larvatus = possessed, insane, bewitched.Rūna = secret, mystery (pg.79)Kory [...]
A very odd book, though very, very interesting and, in my mind, compelling. The writing of the book is rather sub-par, and at many points I became confused at what exactly the author was trying to get at. Indo-European roots is, at times, on shaky ground in linguistics, and even moreso with mythology and folklore, but I think Kershaw does a pretty good job convincing me and my skeptical opinion. Regardless, it was a very interesting read, even if it is off on some points.Note: after reading some [...]
Very good book about the germanic God Odin/Wotan and his influence on "Männerbünde" trough the ages.