Lately I have been posting more articles on heroes, martyrs, and cultural history, than the Gods, and religion. I have been doing this because these elements do not get the exposure anywhere else that the Gods and Goddesses do. I would not go so far as to say that they are the forgotten elements to our puzzle, but they do seem to be ignored more than the more popular deities. Last month I did a series of articles on King Rorik, and next month I will be doing a series of articles on Yngvar the Far Traveller. I do, and have done this, because I have never seen articles on these individuals on any other website. I do not understand how, or why, King Rorik has been ignored for so long. I feel that he is one of our foremost martyrs, and a personal hero of mine. I mean seriously, he either tried to kill personally, or with the help of others, King Olaf 3 times ! That is why I added him to my list of rituals, and honor his memory every June 9th.
Be honest with me, and yourselves. How many of you had ever heard of Alfred Wegener, Roald Amundsen, or Peter Jansen Wessel Tordenskjold before I posted their articles on my site ? Not many I suppose. I had never heard of Tordenskjold until I really started delving into our Germanic / Scandinavian culture myself ! It is important to know these individuals to better understand the contributions they made to our ethnic culture history. We should be very proud of these Germanic individuals, and their accomplishments, and should speak of them often. I know that when anyone tells me how great Columbus was, I quickly shoot back that Leif Ericksson discovered America 500 years earlier than the Italian. When anyone talks about Robert Scott's incredible ordeal at the South Pole, I love to bring up that Roald Amundsen arrived at the South Pole weeks earlier and lived to tell about the story. And when anyone talks about earthquakes, and the shifting of continents, I love to bring up that Alfred Wegener theorized tectonic plates 50 years before they could even be proven !
I am very proud of our Germanic / Scandinavian history, ancestors, martyrs, and heroes, along with our wonderful Gods and Goddesses, and will continue to post articles that educate as well as entertain you my readers. And for those who prefer articles on our Gods and our religion....... well, there will of course be articles on them as well !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !