Wight of the Nine Worlds

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I welcome thee free spirit, which thou shalt come with an open heart, open mind and an open soul, for what you are about to read can only be understood by the wise who are eager to learn and to embrace the roots deep and forgotten in the hearts of the free people of Europe, by accepting who you are and where your roots lie, is half way into the great road of life. We will journey unto where our spirit takes us with the knowledge we gained. Learn and teach.

The importance of Ancestry


Hello to all, so this is my first Blog and my first Post , and what a great way to start, by talking about the ancestors and the importance they have in our lifes. The Ancestors are the folk who lived long before us, where our roots lie, where we come from and where are we going, we must honor our ancestors because, so will us become ancestors of our decendants in time, we are linked to all our living kin, to our families. In the Norse pagan view, we are a part of a great "tapestry", which connectes us to the Gods and to our ancestors, our personal fates are influenced by the ancestors that came before us, of course i am not saying that we are fated to a certain destiny our a certain path, but rather that we have some inclinations to some things, doings and wishes. For instance, the three Norne, goddesses of fate, they sew up a great tapestry or the wyrd that connects us all to the natural world and to each and everyone of us, but they never end their work, which means that we are free to shape our lifes and find for our selfs our destinys.
There are specific days of the year to honor our ancestors, but of course we can do so everyday, by remembering them, giving the purest of love from our hearts, choosing the right paths and the right ways to do things. The
answer is always there in our hearts and mind, meditate over choices you must take, it's a good start. Be wise, never do the first thing that comes into your mind, be rational, ponder things, the wise leader always knows which battle not to fight.
Back to the subject, we honor our ancestors for exemple, at the Day of the Einherjar, or in the celtic beliefs, the celebration of Samhain.
Here it is a good story to show the importance of the ancestors, about a king that today we still remember in celebration to our ancestors and the heros who have long gone.
King Radbod (680-719 CE ) King of the Frisians:
Christian missionaries came close to baptizing Radbod, but before carrying through with the ceremony and conversion he asked a question, "Where are my dead ancestors at present?" Wolfram the Christian missionary answered, "In Hell, with all other unbelievers." Upon hearing this, Radbod changed his mind about converting and replied, "Then I would rather live there with my honourable ancestors than go to heaven with a parcel of beggars ." Beggars here refers to the long-time enemies of the Frisians: the Franks who were by this point in time primarily Christian. Radbod expelled the missionaries from the kingdom for no other reason than how important his ancestors were to him.

Note: The Art work was made by me, a gift to my Grandfather at his 80th birthday. You can watch all of my works by clicking the Portfolio bellow to my Deviantart where other works of mine are.

6 comentários:

MissLoony said...

Gostei muito do teu texto,não acho que te tenhas atrapalhado,está bem escrito!
Deves é dar mais atenção ao teu trabalho,já que assim é preciso ler ate ao fim para ver a note que está muito escondida!A tua pintura devia ser o foco do post e assim não se percebe a primeira que é um trabalho teu!
Parabens pelo inicio do teu blog,espero que com ele consigas expor melhor a tua mente e as tuas crenças,os teus ideiais e explorar melhor tudo aquilo que te interessa,partilhando ideias com outros!:) espero que tambem te ajude a promover os teus trabalhos de pintura!
Amo-te muito,espero que continues em força sim?<3

Arith Härger said...

Obrigado meu grande amor ^^ a tua opinião conta sempre muito para mim. És a maior apreciadora da minha arte. Amo-te muito, obrigado por todo o apoio. <3

MissLoony said...

ve lá se recebes,depois podes apagar u.u

Maria Dulce Branquinho said...

Primeiro quero dar-te os parabéns pelo teu blogue. Está muito bem apresentado e com um inglês muito fluente. Quanto ao conteúdoposso apenas dizer que é no mínimo arrojado e pouco comum. Sei, infelizmente pouco àcerca da tradição nórdica. No entanto é uma área muito interessante, até por ser tão diferente das que nos são mais próximas. Fotos muito boas e sugestivas, bem como as tuas telas. Mais uma vez parabéns. Continua!

Arith Härger said...

Obrigado tia. Já agora, segue-me aqui no blog hehe. Obrigado pelo comentário. Beijinhos

José Branquinho said...

Já consegui e vou de agora em diante tentar ser teu seguidor assíduo.
Gostei de ver o nosso quadro (já está a emoldurar) e desejo-te os maiores êxitos! Tu sabes, não é?
Continua a preparar O MELHOR POSSÍVEL O TEU FUTURO, dando tudo no presente!
Conta c/ o meu apoio!
Que Deus te proteja em cada hora da tua vida!O meu abraço.