Goat riding thunder god

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Goat riding thunder god

Donnergott Thor

Norse thunder god Thor, Slavic thunder god Perun and Baltic thunder god Perkūnas all rode the sky in a chariot drawn by goats…Why?

I will here try to answer this question. But I have to warn you: answering this question will open many many interesting questions about the origin of North European pagan religions…

From what I can see, there is not explanation why these north European thunder gods are driving around in goat pulled chariots. Apart from „this belief comes from common Indo-European belief system“…Which is like saying „I have no idea what all this goat rubbish is all about“.

To find why Northern European thunder gods ride around in goat pulled chariots, we have to look southward. To Ancient Greece…

In Greek mythology, the thunder god Zeus was a son of Cronus and Rhea. Cronus learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overthrown by his son as he had previously overthrown Uranus, so as soon as Rhea had a child, Cronus would promptly swallow it.

When Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him. So she gave birth to Zeus in Crete, and gave him to Ἀμάλθεια  (Amaltheia) who became his foster mother. Rhea then gave Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.

Ἀμάλθεια  (Amaltheia) took Zeus to a cave in Cretan Αἰγαῖον ὄρος (Goat Mountain), today Dikti where she nursed him feeding him goat milk. In order that Cronus should not hear the wailing of the infant, Amalthea gathered about the cave the Kuretes or the Korybantes to dance, shout, and clash their spears against their shields…

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Bull of Grom Div

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Storm clouds over norther Serbia, 2nd of August.

Terrible storms hit Serbia yesterday and today. Crops were destroyed, houses damaged, people killed. 

In Serbian the expression „On vedri i oblači“ means „he rules“, „he has absolute control, absolute power“. Literally this expression means „he makes the sky clear and cloudy“… Storm clouds over northern Serbia… You can read more about this in my post „The power of the Thunder Giant“ 

You can see why agricultural societies, like the Early Slavic society, would consider the Sky God, Perun to be the Supreme god… Procopius, 6th c. Byzantine historian, who tells us that the Slavs “believe that one god, the maker of lightning, is alone lord of all things…

Interestingly the 2nd of August is the old day of Perun, Slavic Thunder god. Painting depicting Perun by Andrey Shishkin.  

I like that Shishkin depicted Perun with a blazing sun on his chest. This is because Perun’s day falls in the middle of Kresovi (Fires), the hottest part of the year in the Northern hemisphere.  You can read more about this in my post „Two Crosses

This is why the 2nd of August is also the day of Helios, The burning sun. Today in Serbia known as the the day of St Elijah. St Elijah who every year gets so angry, that he wants to burn the world into cinder… Very saint like

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