Ymir, Pluto, and Norse Astronomy

Throwback Thorsday

Odin, Vili, and Ve, kill the giant Ymir, with assorted scenes from the life of Ymir, illustration by Lorenz Frølich, published in Nordens Guder by Adam Oehlenschläger, 1885.

Ymir was an ancient primeval being present before the cosmos had form; he was the ancestor of the entire race of jötnar who were Thor’s eternal enemies. In the Norse creation myth, much of life and the cosmos itself came from the body of Ymir.

Ymir did not give his body willingly. Odin and his brothers struck down the first giant and designed all of creation from his remains. From Grímnismál:

40. Out of Ymir’s flesh | was fashioned the earth,
And the ocean out of his blood;
Of his bones the hills, | of his hair the trees,
Of his skull the heavens high.

41. Midgard the gods | from his eyebrows made,
And set for the sons…

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Ancient DNA Reveals Origin Of First Bronze Age Civilizations in Europe (Archeology) — UR

Finding shed light on role of migration in Neolithic to Bronze Age transition and emergence of Indo-European languages The first civilisations to build monumental palaces and urban centres in Europe are more genetically homogenous than expected, according to the first study to sequence whole genomes gathered from ancient archaeological sites around the Aegean Sea. The […]

Ancient DNA Reveals Origin Of First Bronze Age Civilizations in Europe (Archeology) — UR

Sleipnir – The Shamanic Riding

Whispers of Yggdrasil

I will talk about Sleipnir as a shamanic symbol but first i will tell his story and how he came to be…Right at the beginning of the gods‘ settlement, when the gods had built Valhalla, an unnamed builder appeared, he has offered to build a fortification for  the gods that will keep out invaders in exchange for the goddess Freyja.  After some debate, the gods agreed in this, but had placed a number of  restrictions on the builder, including that he must complete the work  within three seasons with the help of no man. The builder makes a single  request; that he may have help from his stallion Svaðilfari, and due to  Loki’s influence, this is allowed. The stallion Svaðilfari performs  twice the deeds of strength as the builder, and hauls enormous rocks to  the surprise of the gods. The builder, with Svaðilfari, makes fast  progress on the wall, and three…

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23.000 Jahre alt: Früheste Spuren von Menschen in Amerika entdeckt — grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de

Lesezeit: ca. 2 Minuten New York (USA) – In Form von 23.000 Jahre alten Fußabdrücken im White Sands National Park im US-Bundesstaat New Mexico haben Forscher die frühesten eindeutigen Beweise für die Anwesenheit von Menschen auf den amerikanischen Kontinenten entdeckt. Wie das Team um Sally Reynolds von der Bournemouth University, gemeinsam mit Forschern und Forscherinnen…

23.000 Jahre alt: Früheste Spuren von Menschen in Amerika entdeckt — grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de