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    Post Re: I Was Pointing At Viktor Rydberg

    Originally posted by Rahul
    I want to do a comparative work but I am handicapped by the fact that I have much to learn of the Skandinavian and Keltic traditions. Therefore the better and the appropriate part is to talk about the Vedic thought and present it the most honest way I can, by thinking of my own quest for the truth and being just to our race at the same time.

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    Maybe we can help each other out

    Here are the basic sets of Gods. (I have to admit that I don't know anything outside of Nordic "mythology" extremely well, so I've provided sources) I've also included the Greek and Roman Gods, just in case you didn't know them either.

    Celtic Britain - Gods and Goddesses

    Belatucadrus | god whose name means "fair shining one"

    Cocidius | god associated either with forests and hunting (linked with the Roman god Silvanus), or war (equated with Mars)

    Condatis | god who personified the joining of two bodies of water in the Tyne-Tees area of North Britain; also conflated with the Roman god Mars

    Coventina | goddess who personified a holy spring (that was reputed to have healing powers)

    Cuda | mother goddess

    Latis | goddess associated with water (and possibly beer as well)

    Matres Domesticae | an aspect of the three mothers, who were considered goddesses of the homeland (Britain)

    Mogons | god who was worshipped mainly in North Britain; his name means "great one"

    Nodens | god of healing; he is related to the Irish god Nuada

    Sulis | goddess of healing, she presided over hot springs in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath); often conflated with the Roman goddess Minerva
    http://www.loggia.com/myth/britain.html



    Roman Pantheon

    The following deities were those that Rome inherited or borrowed from the Greeks - they were considered di novensides, or newcomers. In effect, pre-existing, early Italian deities were assimilated with the Olympian gods of Greece, with these gods of the Roman pantheon as the result:

    Apollo (Apollo) | god of the arts (esp. poetry and music)

    Bacchus (Dionysos) | god of wine and mysteries

    Ceres (Demeter) | goddess of agriculture and fertility

    Diana (Artemis) | goddess of the hunt and protector of children

    Juno (Hera) | goddess of marriage; consort of Jupiter

    Jupiter (Zeus) | god of the sky; ruler of the Roman pantheon

    Mars (Ares) | god of war

    Mercury (Hermes) | god of merchants; messenger of the gods

    Minerva (Athena) | goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

    Neptune (Poseidon) | god of the sea and earthquakes

    Venus (Aphrodite) | goddess of love and beauty

    Vulcan (Hephaistos) | god of smiths and metal-workers
    http://www.loggia.com/myth/pantheon.html




    Greek- Olympians

    Aphrodite (Venus) | goddess of love and beauty

    Apollo (Apollo) | god of the arts (esp. poetry and music), archery, and divination

    Ares (Mars) | god of war

    Artemis (Diana) | goddess of the hunt and protector of children

    Athena (Minerva) | goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts; patron of Athens

    Demeter (Ceres) | goddess of agriculture and fertility

    Dionysos (Bacchus) | god of wine, mysteries, and the theatre

    Hephaistos (Vulcan) | god of smiths and metal-workers

    Hera (Juno) | goddess of marriage; consort of Zeus

    Hermes (Mercury) | god of merchants; messenger of Zeus

    Poseidon (Neptune) | god of the sea and earthquakes

    Zeus (Jupiter) | god of the sky; ruler of Olympus
    http://www.loggia.com/myth/olympians.html

    Here is the main page for the site which provides all of those definitions (the site also has MUCH more info):
    http://www.loggia.com/myth/myth.html



    Germanic
    This site tells about Germanic Gods:
    http://www.dickinson.edu/~eddyb/myth..._contents.html


    "The term Germanic refers to those peoples descended from speakers of Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of the modern Scandinavian languages as well as English, German and Dutch. In ancient times the Germanic peoples shared a common culture and religion. Anyone who speaks a Germanic language has a cultural, if not genetic, heritage which goes back to the heathen barbarians of Northern Europe. This page is intended as a resource for modern heathens and for anyone interested in medieval and pre-Christian Germanic languages, literature, culture, mythology, and religion."
    http://www.anglo-saxon.demon.co.uk/l.../germanic.html

    "The religion of the Germanic peoples developed from a shared Indo-European practice and mythology into a faith which suited the people and the land. It was neither prescriptive nor restrictive, and there were many local variations. The conversion (usually forcible) of the Germanic tribes of the continent and Scandinavia took place between the 4th and 10th centuries. The pagans were willing to tolerate Christianity, but the Church stamped out as much pagan practice as it could. However many of the old tales were written down, and in remote districts some of the old ways survived."
    http://www.hrafnar.org/tract.html


    Indo Aryan
    This site deals with what the Indo-European gods might have been like, based on the similarites between the slightly differing classical gods.
    http://www.geocities.com/indoeurop/a.../article5.html
    Last edited by GreenHeart; Wednesday, July 24th, 2002 at 04:18 AM.

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    Well I worship: Wodan, and Donar. The gods of German tradition.

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    Post Thanks Very Much!

    But how do you realise the Gods, and if it is through sacrifices how do you offer your sacrifices?

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    Post Re: Thanks Very Much!

    Originally posted by Rahul
    and if it is through sacrifices how do you offer your sacrifices?
    Well, I dont know who you talk too in presence, beside its not me hehe, but whoever told you this is abit wrong,

    The sacrifices was more kinda like out of respect, it was not some fearful omnipotent god you sacrificed too, it was things which had to get thrown out anyway or people who had to die anyway, those kind of people or animals did you sacrifice, alot of times it was thralls from south. sometimes yes you sacrificed precious things! but it was course you had enough and you wanted to show your might and respect and gratitude for the power transcended from the particular god, like if your farm had being going through prosperity and your wife had got 2 new healthy kids, then you might want to sacrifice to Frej or ect. it was all about respect!

    there were no doctrine saying do this and this......or any command, it was more a virtue of those who had the ability to make such sacrifices.


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    Post Sacrifices

    Actually, sacrifices are not given in fear or by those expecting something in return.

    The essence and the meaning of sacrifice is the truth. The self is offering oblations to the self, and that which is the truth, to know the truth, which is the joy.

    And sacrifice is not a ritual nor is it supposed to be conducted by a priest. Just that it gradually became what we see and experience as a woe today.

    Who gives a sacrifice?

    One who feels it is the way!

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    Post Community

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    How do you think can the community help in strengthening a local people, to revive and thus save their traditions, in the modern times. I know, its extremely difficult to do so in the cities.

    But the villages/country must have got some simplicity about it which can help the land retain the original true traditions.

    How do you plan for a community, to share views and ideas, to act in unity?

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    Post Re: Sacrifices

    Originally posted by Rahul
    Actually, sacrifices are not given in fear or by those expecting something in return.

    The essence and the meaning of sacrifice is the truth. The self is offering oblations to the self, and that which is the truth, to know the truth, which is the joy.

    And sacrifice is not a ritual nor is it supposed to be conducted by a priest.
    One who feels it is the way!

    Confusing post You wrote,

    I agree the essence is truth, it could also be a wish for prosperity, like a proper physical declaration of worth, this has worth to us, in order to receive I must give. the harmony and balance of nature,

    dont know if, to know truth is joy, I think if mankind knew the whole truth lurking in this endless eternity then we would perish, it would be to unfathomable, I wonder if the universe even knows the truth about itself?

    well a sacrifice could be a ritual or a dogme, so dont know if i agree. and i dont think a priest has to be involved before its classified as a ritual or not.

    Just that it gradually became what we see and experience as a woe today.
    explain?

    Who gives a sacrifice?
    Can you be more specific, alot of people sacrifice, are we talking about anything in particular.

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    Sacrifice? What... Virgins?


    How do you think can the community help in strengthening a local people, to revive and thus save their traditions, in the modern times. I know, its extremely difficult to do so in the cities.
    How is it difficult? x_nono

    How do you plan for a community, to share views and ideas, to act in unity?
    Who says I want this? Religion is personal, for a individual to decide. I don't agree people should act as one mob.

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    Originally posted by Ritter
    Who says I want this? Religion is personal, for a individual to decide. I don't agree people should act as one mob.
    LOL YOU LITTLE REBELLIOUS SATANIC CALIFORNIAN KID x_ass


    J/K


    Ritter got a point.

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    Thats one of the major reasons why I dislike christianity is that every body MUST worship God, an pray to him etc.... or else they are devil worshippers and MUST be saved. There is no choice about it. I choose my own beliefs, thank you!

    So yes, I agree, your beliefs are and should always be a personal thing. Too many wars have resulted from "religion." Including the 30 years war (30 years!!) in Germany which destroyed all the churches, along with the documents of German geneaology further back than the 1600's!

    :curse
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