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White Iceland
Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 12:41 PM
What reaction do you have to the word Thule? When do you first recall hearing the name?

I hope this will draw thoughtful input, but just for fun, I might mention that in Iceland it means beer! Much cooler than Budweiser by any stretch:

http://www.nordicstore.net/Files/Thule%20330%20flaska.jpg


Iceland’s Thule beer uses Vikings for promo

The Icelandic ad agency, "Gott fólk," is touting Iceland’s Thule beer with a television ad campaign, called "Best in the World."

The most successful of its 11 commercials is called "Beautiful Women" (or "Íslensk fegurd"). In it, two men discuss the many pageants that Icelandic beauty queens have won, and they conclude it’s evidence that Vikings took the most beautiful women for themselves when they pillaged their way through the British Isles 1,000 years ago.

The beer ad is the first ever from Iceland to appear worldwide on television specials presenting the world’s most amusing commercials and it recently won a prestigious award an ad competition. "Gott fólk" says the ad campaign has been very successful and has increased sales of Thule beer by 25 per cent last year, making it the second most popular brand in Iceland.

Death and the Sun
Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 01:02 PM
The best one by far of the three Icelandic beers I've tried. :beer1:

Zyklop
Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 01:03 PM
Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band

Arcturus
Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Pytheas Resa Till Thule - By Alf Henrikson
My mom had this book in her bookshelf when I was a kid, and now its in mine :D Good read, btw.

HIM
Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band

One of my buddies is a huge fan of theirs. :D

I tried to order some Thule online one day because I've heard that it is excellent beer. Unfortunately, the company I ordered it from wanted $52 for shipping so I couldn't get it. :frown:

HammerHeart
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 05:59 AM
Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band

Vikingabalk. :beer-smil

Sigel
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 09:28 AM
I first saw the word as part of a quote in a book I read when I was a kid (Stephen King perhaps). I had no idea what it meant but I thought, from the context of the quote, that it may have had something to do with the Third Reich.

I'd like to try that beer.

Lissu
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Our Finnish member :beer-smil

Lundi
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 10:39 AM
To me Thule is the northernmost region of the ancient habitable world, hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Thule has always been argued to be either The Faeroe islands, Shetland islands, Iceland or Greenland, but of course I consider it to be my homeland :P

Constantinus
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 12:51 PM
One of my buddies is a huge fan of theirs. :D

I tried to order some Thule online one day because I've heard that it is excellent beer. Unfortunately, the company I ordered it from wanted $52 for shipping so I couldn't get it. :frown:

That's highway robbery.

Mistress Klaus
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:24 PM
The word "Thule" always evoked visions of frosted fields & fjords to me...;)

Blutwölfin
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Thule Gesellschaft

http://www.crystalinks.com/thule.gif

The Thule-Gesellschaft was founded August 1918 by Rudolf von Sebottendorff. He had been schooled in occultism, Islamic mysticism, alchemy, Rosicrucianism and much else, in Turkey, where he had also been initiated into Freemasonry.

Its original name was "Studiengruppe für germanisches Altertum" (Study Group for German Antiquity).

A movement to promote Thulian ideas among industrial workers and to offset Marxism, was formed in August 1918 - the Workers' Political Circle with Thulist Karl Harrer as chairman.

From this came the German Workers' Party in 1919. A year later this became the NSDAP.

The swastika flag adopted by the NSDAP was the brain-child of another Thulist, Dr. Krohn.

Sigel
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Thule Gesellschaft

Its original name was "Studiengruppe für germanisches Altertum" (Study Group for German Antiquity).

A movement to promote Thulian ideas among industrial workers and to offset Marxism, was formed in August 1918 - the Workers' Political Circle with Thulist Karl Harrer as chairman.

From this came the German Workers' Party in 1919. A year later this became the NSDAP.

The swastika flag adopted by the NSDAP was the brain-child of another Thulist, Dr. Krohn.
I never knew that the link was as direct as that.

Constantinus
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:42 PM
A masonic connection, that just figures.

Zyklop
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:49 PM
I never knew that the link was as direct as that.

Members of the Thule Gesellschaft also got their hands bloody during the abolition of the communist council that ruled in post-WW1 Munich and the murder of Kurt Eisner.
Many later prominent NDSAP members like Rudolf Heß and Alfred Rosenberg came out of the TG.

ChrisDownUnder
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 03:05 PM
The Thule Society inner circle held the following beliefs:

Thule was a legendary island in the far north, similar to Atlantis, supposedly the center of a lost, high-level civilization. But not all secrets of that civilization had been completely wiped out. Those that remained were being guarded by ancient, highly intelligent beings (similar to the "Masters" of Theosophy or the White Brotherhood). The truly initiated could establish contact with these beings by means of magic-mystical rituals.
The "Masters" or "Ancients" allegedly would be able to endow the initiated with supernatural strength and energy.
With the help of these energies the goal of the initiated was to create a race of Supermen of "Aryan" stock who would exterminate all "inferior" races.
Its motto was: "Gedenke, dass Du ein Deutscher bist. Halte dein Blut rein!" ("Remember that you are a German. Keep your blood pure!") :thumb001:

perkele14
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 03:22 PM
What reaction do you have to the word Thule? When do you first recall hearing the name?



1st thing (if this is like a inkblot-association test) that comes to my mind is clean, pure, northern holiness. A mythical concept, "Pohjola", "which is always far away and does not come to you by highway" (CMX, "Talvipäivän Seisaus") And icy cold.
Something like that.

http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10027000/10027914.jpg

2nd thing to come to my mind is:
http://www.crystalinks.com/thule.gif

...and the 3rd one is:

http://www.ultimathule.se/collector/images/svea_hjaltar_bak_lp.jpg

Nordgau
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 03:42 PM
What reaction do you have to the word Thule? When do you first recall hearing the name?

Symbolizes for me, with the imagination of a far northern mythical country or island, Northern spirit, Germanicness and purity of race.

Don't know when I heard it first. Must have been when I was ten or so, I must have read it an a book about Germanic mythology, or in a youth-style history book on Vikings or exploration history. Something like that.


Members of the Thule Gesellschaft also got their hands bloody during the abolition of the communist council that ruled in post-WW1 Munich and the murder of Kurt Eisner.
Many later prominent NDSAP members like Rudolf Heß and Alfred Rosenberg came out of the TG.

The reds captured during their rule some prominent Thule Society members and murdered them later. :mad: I think Heß should have also fallen in their hands, but escaped them only because he was on the move during the capturing, distributing handbills or transporting messages or something.

Nordgau
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 04:02 PM
There exists of course also a Thule on Greenland as an actual geographical location of our times. Being a U.S. Air Base on the one hand, and an Eskimo town ("Qaanaaq") on the other hand, the real place "Thule" is rather some giant mock at the noble idea of "Thule". :gay:

http://www.thulebageren.dk/gallery/thule%20in%20the%20autumn.JPG

HIM
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 04:04 PM
There exists of course also a Thule on Greenland as an actual geographical location of our times. Being a U.S. Air Base on the one hand, and an Eskimo town ("Qaanaaq") on the other hand, the real place "Thule" is rather a mock at the noble idea of "Thule". :gay:



Yes, this is what first came to mind for me when I thought of Thule.

Frostwood
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 04:08 PM
The word 'Thule' reminds me of cold landscapes covered with snow and sweeped by freezing winds, forests submerged in silent life and vigor. And still there are people inhabiting that seemingly inhospitable land, far from the warmth offered by southern parts of the world, foreign and separate from the people dwelling outside that realm. The word does have a intrinsic meaning of distance and remoteness.

Randvithr
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band

Also a studentförening at Luleå Tekniska Universitet

:beer1:

Nothing beets Norrlands Guld though!

Ultima Thule means the outer frontier/limit. Yttersta gränsen. As far as I have heard.

UT is pretty good, but they should replace that god damn drummer who plays dansbandstakter to rock :O

Arcturus
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Nothing beets Norrlands Guld though!

HAH, a rip-off of Lapin Kulta if ever I saw one :viking2:
http://hometown.aol.com/betzehasser/images/lapin%20kulta%20premium%20lager%20beer_w eb.jpg

Zyklop
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 05:35 PM
http://www.ultimathule.se/bilder/ultimathule_pictures/nya1.jpg

hauer
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 09:40 PM
For me Thule is the land we strive for and yet can't have.

Thulean Imperial Inquisitor
Monday, August 1st, 2005, 01:10 AM
What goes trough my mind when I think of thule:

Thule-gesellschaft.
Iceland.
A mystical island, a super-civilization.
Nordic mythology.

DreamWalker
Monday, August 1st, 2005, 05:46 AM
http://www.ultimathule.se/bilder/ultimathule_pictures/nya1.jpg
That must be the car of Arcturus they are siting on/gathered around.

:rolleyes:

Lundi
Monday, August 1st, 2005, 11:27 AM
This here made me laugh quite a bit :rofl: , according to the "NOVA ROMA" society Thule will be the Nordic province in their new Roman Empire

http://thule.novaroma.org/images/thulemap.jpg

Read all about this new Roman dream :rotfl:

Thule Province: http://thule.novaroma.org/index.php

Main site: http://www.novaroma.org/main.html

infoterror
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 03:04 AM
What reaction do you have to the word Thule?

The place where normals die?

trojanerikson
Friday, March 4th, 2011, 11:53 AM
For me
Hyperborea= France- Carnac- Apollo went there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_stones

Thule= Shetlands for me.

The landscape in Shetland is marked by the grazing of sheep and the rarity of trees. The flora is dominated by Arctic-alpine plants, wild flowers, moss and lichen. Shetland Mouse-ear (Cerastium nigrescens) is an endemic plant found only in Shetland. It was first recorded in 1837 by botanist Thomas Edmondston. Although reported from two other sites in the 19th century, it currently grows only on two serpentine hills on the island of Unst.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shetland