μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος
οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε,
Sing oh Goddess, the Wrath of Achilles, Greatest of Warriors…who heaped Countless Woes upon the Greeks and sent Armies of Heroic Souls to Hades..
(Translation S. Fenner)
This is one of my favorite invocations, the first lines of The Iliad, in which Homer calls upon the divine Goddesses themselves to help him tell a tale of honor and courage beyond all mortal reckoning, for Achilles, was after all, the son of a human male wed to an immortal Goddess. Achilles’ rage at the death and dishonor of those he loved knew no earthly bounds.
Like Thor, Achilles is the polar opposite of the so many of our modern males, afflicted with the deadly disease of apathy, and this applies not just to modern males but to females as well. European women, when not forced into the two dimensional mold our Semitic controlled media presents, also innately have self respect and honor. For instance Queen Aslaug exacted terrible revenge for the death of her stepson. Now, thanks to the deleterious effects of Christianity we can witness the shocking spectacle of a European heritage man who not only does not take revenge against the Blacks who raped and tortured his daughter Channon Christian, leaving her to suffocate in a trash can, but who is actually ashamed of hating them, and even thinks he is “not normal” because he is full of rage. Is it any wonder we are being genocided?
As a race we have become afraid of caring too much for those who are our own, of standing up for anything that matters, and of doing anything that might single us out from the herd in such a way that it might not accept us. Many of us afflicted with that even greater disease of Christianity, have not just lost our potency and honor, but no longer even know who or what our people are, and even if they did, would never dare celebrate it or rejoice at the greatness of our Ancestors. My tale here may seem ordinary at first, but it is about something great as well. It is about our true identity that we have forgotten, that we are the children of the Gods.
In my efforts to restore European culture, I always seek to find new and interesting things to present about the ancient world, and I must concede that despite the fact that I work very hard, I cannot take full credit when I do. The fact is that I am always helped, and led unerringly in the right direction. I am sure that some of my readers know what I am talking about in one way or another… Some might call it synchronicity, an ancient Greek would believe we are inspired by the Muses, or one might well believe that there is a spirit or spirits in Nature that guide us. I think that when something is important, our tribal Ancestors , and even, at times, our High Ones themselves, direct our paths for reasons we might not even understand for many years later, or at least that is the case with me.
Have you ever felt, or I should say have you ever known, deep down, that something is right and that you were led to it? That is the case here, and the way that I came across the discovery I am writing about now was so strange that I thought I would share it with you too. After all, it is not every day that one discovers something that no one has known for a thousand years.
Three weeks ago, on Thor’s Day, I came across a Thurisaz rune which somehow had got into the Yule boxes away from the other runes. This made me think of Thor, and when I sat down at the computer a few minutes later, still thinking of Thor and his symbols, such as that emblem of his force and strength, the swastika, I thought I would see if there were any swastika Yule ornaments available this year.. I did not find any I could afford, but did see some lovely pictures of an incredible collection of antique German ornaments a man had inherited from his grandmother. They have various striking designs, not only the swastika, but also the Germanic swastika with an eagle, and the Sig rune, which of course, resembles lightning. You can see some pictures of a few of these amazing ornaments above and below.
Some of these glorious ornaments included matching tree toppers, as you can see above, and this reminded me that I needed a tree topper for a small Yule tree we have at our Odinist temple this year. Most of the decorations on this tree are Swedish, but I was looking for a German tree top ornament, and I came across some antique ones much like those I saw occasionally when I was a child in Nuremberg.
I am familiar with the onion globed Slavic churches, such as those in St. Petersburg, and the Stave Kirke of Norway, because I am very interested in ancient Pagan temple complexes, and have found some correspondences between Asian, Norwegian, Slavic, and Greek temple architecture, all of which must certainly have originated with our folk. Like many people, even including some Christians who at times consider them to be evil “forbidden” fertility symbols  , I do not for a minute believe a Church steeple is “Christian” and so, when I saw the Germanic tree toppers again, I suddenly knew, for the first time, what they are.
Not even understanding the nature or scientific complexity of the buildings that had been made by Pagan Europeans that they so often converted to churches, Christians did not realize why these ancient temples had steeples at the top. After all, Christianity was created and promoted by Jews, who generally encouraged freed slaves and the lower classes to rebel against nobility, and excellence itself. The pursuit of scientific knowledge and spiritual meaning were not high on their list of priorities, since free thought, logic, and scientific knowledge were exactly what they wanted to squelch.
There was an orgy of destruction of not just property but of life, not just of monuments but of those who could even appreciate or understand their meaning.. Those who manipulated this onslaught are now acting in exactly the same manner today in regard to the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue, and other Confederate symbols and European historical monuments. Jews are manipulating Blacks to destroy anything European in America, and not just in America  , and now we are expected to take down our own art and monuments and wipe out our historical and actual existence as a race, in order to demonstrate we are not “racist”.
As usual, the Christians and other cultural Marxists, directed by the Jews, are leading the charge. Both now and in the past, this same Semitic tribe ignited the baser instincts of other races, and the lesser people of our race, and encouraged them to envy and hate those who could create what they never could. Eventually, they succeeded in inflaming the enviers into a frenzy of destruction of what were, from their limited perspective, monuments to their inferiority.. Still, the culture destroyers did not want to build any indoctrination centers themselves if they could help it, so where possible they preserved the buildings.
Paradoxically, the murderers of European folk and destroyers of our culture and religion, are often given titles to express their supposed greatness, as in the case of King Olaf the Oathbreaker who is called by Jew worshipers Olaf the “good”, and the possibly half Jewish Charlemagne, mass murderer of Europeans, whose name means “Charles the Great”. Pope Gregory I, who is given the sobriquet, “the great” is no exception. Gregory, who might more accurately be called “Gregory the Temple Thief”, was quoted in giving instructions to Abbot Mellitus saying;
I have come to the conclusion that the temples of the idols in England should not on any account be destroyed. Augustine must smash the idols but the temples themselves should be sprinkled with holy water and altars set up in them in which relics are to be enclosed, for we ought to take advantage of well built temples by purifying them from devil worship and dedicating them to the service of the true (and by this he means “Jewish”) god.
Our religion, not being Jewish, is referred to as “devil worship”. Therefore, in the new cultural Marxist regime that was created from the ashes of a real civilization, complete with thought control laws at its outset demanding people worship the Jewish god or be killed, it so happened that most of the people who actually understood what anything meant were suppressed to the point they had to remain silent, or were forced to flee, leaving the civilization they had created in the power of savages.
Ironically, the ignorant Church fathers, after stealing the temples of our Heathen European nobility and converting them to their use, were greatly concerned about the lightning that naturally often struck the former temples since they were the highest structures. They did not realize that they sometimes had the means to halt the damage built into the Pagan structures themselves, because although they had occupied the temples, they did not have the corresponding knowledge to make their systems work, or even to know what they were.
In fact, when technology that could be used to protect church towers from lightning was discovered, or as I know now after seeing these Germanic ornaments, rediscovered, in various forms by Benjamin Franklin, this scientific device, the lightning rod, was considered the very epitome of evil by Christians, so much so that Franklin, like Copernicus and Galileo, who both also had re-discovered scientific facts known to our Heathen ancestors thousands of years ago, namely that the Sun is the center of the solar system, was vilified as a heretic. 
In Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas stated, “Rain and winds, and whatsoever occurs by local impulse alone, can be caused by demons. It is a dogma of faith that the demons can produce winds, storms, and rain of fire from heaven” and evil spirits were widely believed to be the cause of thunderstorms, from the Christian take-over until fairly recent times. In order to fend off these evil spirits, Christians resorted to elaborate ceremonies intended to quell the demons, and one might imagine Thor in particular, who like Odin, was viewed as the devil himself.
They said lengthy prayers to the Jewish “god”, sprinkled holy water, and consecrated bells, expressing the forlorn hope that their sound might “temper the destruction of hail and cyclones and the force of tempests and lightning; check hostile thunders and great winds; and cast down the spirits of storms and the powers of the air.”  Strangely, none of it worked..
Of course storms could be caused by witches too, so in order to placate the Jew god, any “witches”‘ who were discovered had to be burnt, such as the beautiful Scottish Helen McDougal, who because she was so gifted at the healing arts and saved so many people with her medicines was tortured, until she confessed to having used her unholy power to attack King James VI’s ship at sea during his trip back from Denmark with his bride Anne in 1589, nearly capsizing their ship. Approximately 4,000 people, most of them women, and healers, were accused, tortured, and often killed in Scotland as a result of hysteria about this storm.
We do indeed have a tradition of various European Gods, and even certain gifted mortals, at times, interfering with storms and wind, and bringing tempests down upon those who have incurred their wrath, but in general, Thor himself is thought of as a protective God, one who saves our folk from storms and strikes enemies. He is after all, our own God, not a foreign, alien God imposed upon us by another race in order to control and harm us.
In particular, did Pagan European warriors devoted to our God Thor look with horror upon the bizarre enemy- loving god that they were supposed to take seriously on the orders of leaders bribed to betray our folk. This is how the Red Thor, White Christ concept came about.
Jesus was a figure Heathen men rightly considered to be both cowardly and homosexual in nature, which is why they called the Jew god hvítakristr, meaning the “White Christ”, a term which had a number of pejorative connotations, for example, the idea of being lily-livered, bloodless, and effeminate. The foreign deity, born of a race who fought by treachery rather than bravery, was often compared unfavorably to Red Thor, a real God and warrior, red blooded and strong, and also red with the blood of the enemy.
Even a female skald, named Steinunn Refsdóttir mocked the inferior Jew god, telling the story of how Thórr wrecks the ship of a Christian priest, named Thangbrand, demonstrating that the White Christ character was weak and spiritless by comparison. Below is her description, translated into English  In these verses, there are numerous kennings for a ship, such as “long horse”, and “sea shingle stepper”, and my favorite, a “reindeer of Gylfi”. Thor is referred to as the “killer of ogresses kin”, and the Christian priest as a “bell guardian”.
Thórr altered the course of Thangbrand’s long horse of Thvinnil
He tossed and bashed the plank of the prow and smashed
it all down to the solid ground;
The ski of the ground of Atall
won’t later be buoyant on the sea
since the baleful gale caused by him splintered it all into kindling.
The killer of ogresses’ kin
pulverized fully the mew-perch bison
of the bell’s guardian
(the gods chased the steed of the strand)
Christ cared not for sea-shingle stepper
when cargo-boat crumbled;
I think that God hardly guarded
the reindeer of Gylfi at all.
By contrast to the faithless foreign Jewish god, our own Ancestors and Gods, then and now, rightly have been seen as at times intervening in the affairs of men, for although we are expected to carve out our own fates, our Ancestors and the very forces of nature themselves sometimes act to tip our fortunes in one direction or another. It also has traditionally been believed that some mortal beings also, who bear closer relation to the Gods, could by sheer force of will and ability shape the course of events, the path of storms, and the outcomes of battles. It was this very belief and practice that Christians sought so desperately to demonize and despiritualize in the course of branding all who were exceptional in any way as witches and demons.
Before the demonization of Christianity portrayed our Ancestors and Goddesses as evil, ugly, witches, they were something else altogether and this, of course, is our real tradition. The Second Lay of Helgi Hundingsbani  , says that Högni’s daughter, “was a Valkyrie and rode through sea and air.”
In an upcoming Winter Odinist video rede and blót, I am going to include my theory about the Valkyrie’s connection with auroras, which I presented at a Cambridge Lecture series several years ago, but for now, we are talking about storms. An interesting link is implicitly established between the riding of the Valkyries and the storm:
Helgi assembled a great fleet and went to Frekastein and braved, on peril of their very lives, a violent storm. Then lightning flashed from above and the bolts struck their ships. They saw nine Valkyries riding in the sky and recognized Sigrun among them. The storm then subsided, and they made their way to shore safe and sound, 
Thor’s power is the elemental masculine force of lightning and this power comes from and is connected with the Sun, which is why he and Sunna, the Sun Goddess, are both associated with solar symbols, such as the the solar wheel, swastika, and the kolvorat, in its many different forms, but why is lightning associated with the Sun?
Lighting is not just symbolic of masculine potency… lightning literally does fertilize the Earth. In fact, its no exaggeration to say that without lighting there would be no life on earth because, regardless of how one thinks life came about, the building blocks of life, amino acids, are formed naturally in the atmosphere only when lightning is introduced, as was discovered in the Urey-Miller experiment in 1953.  This experiment is receiving new attention now that some old notes of Miller’s were found which would seem to indicate that volcanic lightning has an even greater amino acid forming effect, and that it may be possible to develop instruments to detect the formation of life building amino acids on Mars or Titan. 
Neither plants nor animals can live or reproduce without nitrogen because it is an essential part of the amino acids that make up proteins, cells, and one’s DNA itself, and without lightning, there would be no absorbable nitrogen on this planet. The reason for this is that Nitrogen molecules in our atmosphere have two atoms that are held together extremely tightly, so much so, that our bodies do not have the energy to process it. We cannot absorb the nitrogen in its raw state..
The atoms cannot be unraveled and made usable unless they are struck by lightning. In a thunder storm, the electrical energy in lightning is sufficient to separate the nitrogen atoms in the air. They can then fall to earth along with the rain water, and enter the soil where the nitrogen mixes with the minerals, and bacteria and fungi convert it into nitrates, which plants, animals, and humans can absorb and eat, and by these means plant and animal life can flourish on our planet. It really is a case of Father Universe giving life to Mother Earth.
The Sun is involved in the Nitrogen cycle as well, and its activity even impacts our climate. Several years ago during a conversation with some astrophysicists, I suggested that climate change was caused by solar variation. At first they were not convinced, but after thinking about it they began to take it seriously, and a few years later this was proven beyond a doubt by a NASA study that shows a clear correlation between solar activity and temperature. The chart can be seen in this podcasts at minute 29.  Of course, our controlled media would not want you to know this because it might interfere with profits, but despite all the hype about global warming, which replaced a similar global cooling scare in the 1970’s  , solar variation is the primary cause of climate change.
It has recently been discovered that the Sun, in the form of high energy cosmic rays, causes lightning.  Just as energetic particles from the Sun carried by solar wind can bring about auroras, under certain conditions, such as when a slower moving solar wind is overtaken by a quick moving solar wave, the atmosphere can be bombarded with high energy particles causing extreme lighting activity. The same effect can occur when we are hit by particular debris from other Suns which have exploded.
Our ancestors must have understood the connection between lightning and the Sun, because otherwise, to this day, there would not be lightning rod shaped tree toppers in the form of miniature Suns, with rays emanating from their centers, which even, at times, include the Sig rune, the lighting rune, or the swastika of Thor, which is a symbol both of his lightning and the Sun.
Once in the past, at Uppsala, and at other temples, our great sacred trees would have doubtless have had similar “ornaments” atop them, to protect them from harm, and certainly our Norse, Anglo Saxon, Slavic, and other European temples would have as well, because they are, or were, lightning rods, the symbols of Thor. Our Ancestors possessed this technology far before Benjamin Franklin.
The mini-Yggsdrasils that people brought into their homes carried on this tradition all these years, through so many centuries of darkness, so long that people forgot what they were, but those who kept this custom at first must have known that some day someone would see, and I have the honor of being that person.
These tree toppers were not just of similar shape to ancient steeples and lightning rods, but of a particular shape which once was functional, having one or more glass circular globes, sometimes decorated with a recess with a sunburst, or lightning strike symbol within, or zigzag lightning design. The globes or balls of the ornaments and buildings were crafted into beautiful forms on the temples, and the churches that copied them, but in the beginning they were actual working lightning rods. How do I know this?
Glass objects are non conductive and therefore seldom are hit by lightning, and so solid glass balls were traditionally placed on the top of the tallest mast of a ship in order to prevent lighting strikes. It is not at all certain whether this has an effect, but the glass balls are used even today on lightning rods for another purpose that is considered to be valuable. In the event of a lighting strike, the glass ball generally shatters or falls off and if it is discovered on the ground, everyone knows that then one should check for damage to the roof, the lightning rod, and grounding wire, so that these things can be replaced if necessary.
But this is not all.. have you ever wondered why there was a golden chain around the glorious temple at Uppsala? Now this mystery is solved, again thanks to the ornaments. If you take a look at them you will see that some are covered with metal or metallic netting. They represent what they are patterned after..
Metal mesh cables can be used to direct energy from a lightning strike safely away from buildings and even trees.  Being porous and water rich, all trees are susceptible to lighting strikes and in need of protection, in particular the most sacred of all trees, the Donar Oak, since lightning strikes oaks more than any other tree, one reason why the oak must have traditionally been considered the tree of Thor.  The Jewish bible accuses us of adorning our trees with precious metals, such as silver and gold, and we did. (-:
In Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum, Adam of Bremen describes the great temple complex at Uppsala, including a massive tree with far-spreading branches which was evergreen both winter and summer, a spring, and a golden chain surrounding the temple that hangs from the gables of the building.
Amazingly, when this method of directing energy from lightning was first rediscovered in 1754, it was used in a very similar fashion, with a chain and it was also intended to be used with a religious building. It did not last long, but there is a record of it. Václav Prokop Diviš, was a theologian and scientist who is generally credited with being the first inventor of the grounded lighting rod, and although this is not true, he may have reinvented it independently of former Pagan knowledge.
On the 15 July in 1754 in his garden at Přímětice u Znojma, in what is now the modern Czech Republic, he constructed a working grounded lightning rod, complete with 400 sharp metal spikes attached at the top of a 42 m tall supporting pylon, fastened by three metal chains attached to the iron grounding cones buried in the packed down soil to conduct electricity harmlessly to the earth. His invention was intended to make ships and churches safe from the threat of lightning strike. Václav Prokop Diviš and other scholars write about his machine at the time. 
Excited by his discovery, Diviš made a formal request to Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria to allow him build more of his “weather machines” so as to spare congregations and travelers by sea from the danger of lightning strikes. The emperor was at least open minded enough to have this proposal to create more of what was, in some quarters, considered to be an infernal instrument of the devil, looked into by a team of mathematicians in Vienna, but they made a judgement against it. There was at least enough defiance towards this cultural Marxist outcome for the Abbé Marci, the court mathematician, to have been quoted as saying of the decision ‘Blasphemant, quae ignorant’ (They condemn what they do not understand).
This was not quite the end of the strange history of Diviš’ weather machine, however. In 1756, his creation was overwhelmed by a windstorm and valiantly rebuilt, only to be torn down and destroyed in 1760 by Christian peasants who believed that what they had been taught to consider an ungodly machine was responsible for that year’s drougt. After that very summer brought a host of violent thunderstorms that destroyed a number of their fields and vineyards, the villagers had a change of heart and asked Diviš to rebuild his machine. Happy to oblige, he built not just one, but two, one near the Loucky monastery, and another at the top of the Church tower in Přímětice.
In closing, a little Odinist news for the season. I shall be interviewed today by Kyle Hunt of Renegade Broadcasting on his Sunna’s Day show, The Solar Storm: Seana Fenner – True Yule (12-20-15). If you have not caught the first part of our Wild Hunt Yule series, you can watch it here or view it on our website, (hopefully, we shall have a part 2 for you soon), and for Thor’s sake, please consider celebrating the Yule with its correct astronomical reckoning.
This Yuletide, may we take a moment to rediscover who we really are… and think about what we can yet be again…
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