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+ Cimmeria -
"There in a lonely land, and gloomy cells,
The dusky nation of Cimmeria dwells;
The sun ne'er views the uncomfortable seats,
When radiant he advances, or retreats:
Unhappy race! whom endless night invades,
Clouds the dull air, and wraps them round in shades”

“The Odyssey” by Homer Book IX
+ Thor -
the “thunder god” of Norse mythology. He was the protector of the free man and farmers, god of agriculture, rain, thunder and strength. Usually hot-tempered, he is occasionally portrayed as being rather “slow”. His hammer (called Mjollnir) was his weapon of power, and would return to him after being thrown. The Roman god Jupiter is his equivalent. Of course everyone knows that the name for “Thursday” came from “Thor’s Day”. His hall, the “hall of might”, was called “Bilskinir”, which resided in Thrutheim, meaning “land of strength”. He was the son of Odin, and is considered one of the foremost worshiped ancient gods.

  • http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry?id=47046
  • http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cherryne/myth.cgi/Thor.html
  • + Thor's Chariot-
    Thor was pulled in a chariot led by two enchanted goats (now there’s a picture for you) called Tanngnjostr (Gap Tooth) and Tanngrisnr (Tooth Grinder). Their hooves sparked brightly as they ran, and the chariot’s wheels would rumble and groan loudly in the air, hence thunder and lightning. Also said every time Thor struck down an enemy with his red hot hammer, you could see in the skies and feel it in the air.

  • http://www.thortarp.com/norse.htm
  • http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/thor_utgard.htm
  • + Ragnarok-
    the end of the gods and the world. The forces of evil will sail to Asgard and do battle with the gods, leaving only four; Modi, Hod, Magni, and Baldur. These gods will repopulate the world with humans. Another version is listed as such:
    “Ragnarok is the Norse myth of how the world will end. The rivalry and hatred between the two sides will heighten and will be constant war on earth. Fenrir will swallow the sun and moon and the stars will fall making the mountains crumble. The battle itself will begin when Loki breaks free of his chains and leads the giants on an attack of Asgard. All will be killed and the earth will burn. Only Vadir, Magni and the human coupe Lif and Lifrathsir will survive. They inherit Asgard and a new green earth, the better world.”

  • http://ayla.brinkster.net/MthNorse.asp
  • Http://www.geocities.com/mollyjoyful/norse.html
  • + *Hall of Thor’s Might - “Bilskinir”- (see Thor)
    + Heru-ur/Horus -
    Horus is apparently an all-encompassing name for several deities, including the Harseisis (*see “Maternal Instinct). There is Horus the Elder, Heru-ur, Harseisis (or Horus the Younger), Horus of Behdet, Anhur, Horakhety, Harpokrates. All are usually represented by a hawk of hawk’s head. Horus the Elder was venerated alongside Hathor in Upper Egypt. More details of the incredible use of this name can be found in the pantheon link.

  • http://www.monmouth.com/~osiris/gods.html
  • http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/horus.html
  • + Runes-
    ancient alphabet of central and north central Europe. The word “rune” is thought to mean “whisper” or “mystery”. Initially used as a means of communication, they soon became tools of divination and contact with the forces of the unknown. There are claims to more than one set of rune stones, but they all seem to derive from the most common set, which is called the Futhark Alphabet, from the Norse. The symbol that was given to Daniel was ?, meaning ?

  • http://www.runemaker.com/runeshome.htm
  • http://www.paranormality.com/runes.shtml
  • + Ideograph-
    stands for an idea or abstract concept rather than an object. The closest modern example would be Chinese characters.
    + Logogram-
    symbols representing a word or part of a word. Some logograms resemble things they represent and are sometimes known as pictographs or pictograms.
    + pictographs-
    paintings on rocks (usually in caves) that depicts a way or life or has religious meaning. Most common are Native American pictographs found on cave walls. (Also known as pictograms.)

  • http://www.pinyin.info/readings/texts/ideographic_myth.html
  • http://www.omniglot.com (This is good for basic linguistic stuff)
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    + Salish Indians-
    The Coastal Salish inhabit the coastal regions of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. There are currently approximately twenty bands with individual languages and cultures. Their dress was simple, the men usually wore some kind of robe and headband, breech-cloth and moccasins. They may wear a shirt, and leggings on occasion. The women wore a long shirt-dress, apron, moccasins, breech-cloth, and maybe leggings. Like most of their kind, they were either unable to or refused to distinguish themselves from nature. Nature spoke to them through the rustle of trees, the wail of the wind, the babble of the brook, and the cries of the animals. They believed in Father Sky, Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun. They believe the land is a gift from the gods, and they should live with it and cherish it. Today, the Salish and Kootenai occupy a reservation near Bitterroot Valley as well as places in Vancouver.

    The Coyote is very important in their legends. They believe the earth was once a human, and that the “Old-One” made her out of a woman, the “mother of all people”, hence Mother Earth. Her flesh is the soil, her hair the trees, her breath is the wind, and rocks form her backbone.

    The Old-One took her flesh and made people who were very like the animals. Some could even fly like the birds or swim like the fish. They shared the gift of speech. Men were created as well, Indians, but they were ignorant and preyed upon by the animals. Males and females were created to breed and populate, but the ancient animals felt threatened and wanted the land to themselves, and therefore caused much trouble.

    The Old-One sent Coyote to kill all of the monsters and evil-doers. He taught the Indians a better way of life and survival, and cured their ignorance. Since then he has traveled the lands doing many wonderful things.

    The Coyote was also seen as a cunning trickster. Think Wylie Coyote. The following link is a typical Salish account...

  • http://www.indians.org/welker/bitterro.htm
  • http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/TheJourney/NativeAmericans/Salish.htm
  • + Xe-ls - (Zales) the Raven, a trickster, shape-shifter-
    Mr. Poe's bird was actually a kind of Salish Prometheus, according to Ball...'

  • http://www.adherents.com/lit/Na_412.html
  • + Animal Totems-
    The animal world was placed in high accord, for animals were seen as the living and mobile embodiment of nature. They were considered to be superiors and guides to the Indians, responsible for teaching and protecting the people. They represented the characteristics associated with these animals, from the sly and crafty fox and the stealth of the wild cat to the wisdom of the owl. If a man wanted to “breed” a certain characteristic within himself he would call upon that spirit and place himself under the protection of the animal who represented the desired quality. Also, if a clan showed characteristics related to a particular animal, such as stealth while hunting, the clan would acquire a name representative of the animal, and the animal would eventually be considered an ancestor. This was important in social circles and mating customs, as clans may strengthen through a marital bond. This became known as toteism, and it laid the foundation for tribal rule and customs.

  • (Much of this info taken from Legends and Lands of Native North Americans - David Martinez, PhD Sterling Penn 2003 144-145, and Myths of North American Indians- Lewis Spence Dover Pub 1914 reprint 1989)
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    + Asgard-
    In Norse mythology it is the realm of the gods. Hrimthurs (or Blast) built the wall around Asgard in exchange for the hand of Freya as well as the sun and the moon. The work had to be completed in six months, but Loki spirited away his horse (Svadilfari), and the job wasn’t completed, therefore the agreement was broken. It was the home of Odin, Thor and Frey, who were the three “main” gods.

  • http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgard
  • http://www.webcom.com/~lstead/RBGods.html
  • + Fifth Race-
    The Fifth Race is a term from Greek mythology and refers to modern man. It is based on the theory of “root races”.

    The first race, “The Imperishable, Sacred Land” lived at the north pole. The second, or the Hyperborean race lived on a northern horseshoe-shaped continent. The third and fourth were called the Lemurians and Atlanteans, and they lived on continents that now have either vanished due to floods of volcanoes. The legend goes that people fled to Central Asia from a dying Atlantis, and the seeds were sown for the fifth race as the four races disappeared. It is said that during the time of the third race, humans developed a sense of self-consciousness and the ability to choose.

  • http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd2-1-19.htm
  • http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/theos/th-jvm.htm
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