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The Trundholm Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology.
The Trundholm Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology.

In Norse mythology, Sol was the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur and the wife of Glen. Every day, she rode through the sky on her chariot, pulled by two horses named Alsvid and Arvak. She was chased during the day by Skoll, a wolf that wanted to devour her. Solar eclipses signified that Skoll had almost caught up to her. It is fated that Skoll will eventually catch Sol and eat her, though she would then be replaced by her daughter. Image File history File links en: Solvognen (The Sun Carriage) from the Bronze Age, at display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) in Denmark da: Solvognen fra bronzealderen, udstillet pÃ¥ Nationalmuseet Date: 29. ... Image File history File links en: Solvognen (The Sun Carriage) from the Bronze Age, at display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) in Denmark da: Solvognen fra bronzealderen, udstillet pÃ¥ Nationalmuseet Date: 29. ... The Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology. ... Map of the Nordic Bronze Age culture, ca 1200 BC The Nordic Bronze Age is the name given by Oscar Montelius (1843-1921) to a period in Scandinavian pre-history, ca 1700 BC -500 BC, with sites that reached as far east as Estonia [1] // General characteristics Petroglyphs from Scandinavia... Norse or Scandinavian mythology refers to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... A solar deity is a deity who represents the sun. ... In Norse mythology, Mundilfari (or Mundilfäri) was the father of Sol and Mani by Glaur. ... In Norse mythology, Glaur was the mother of Mani and Sol by Mundilfari. ... A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep, and secluded. ... A typical daytime sky. ... Chariot was the name of a WW2 naval weapon, the British manned torpedo. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... In Norse mythology, Alsvid (all-swift) was one of the horses (with Arvak) that pulled Sols chariot (i. ... In Norse mythology, Arvak (early-riser) was one of the horses (with Alsvid) that pulled Sols chariot (i. ... In Norse mythology, Skoll was a wolf that chased the sun (Sol) through the sky every day, trying to eat her. ... Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Grey Wolf (Canis lupus), also known colloquially as the wolf, is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. ... Photo taken by John Walker during the Zambia 2001 eclipse A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun and obscures it totally or partially. ...


The earth was protected from the full heat of the sun by Svalin, who stood between the earth and Sol. In Norse belief, the sun did not give light; this was caused by the manes of Alsvid and Arvak. In Norse mythology, Svalin was the goddess who stood between the sun (Sol) and the earth, shielding the planet from the full intensity of the sun. ...


Sol was also called Sunna and Sunne, and also Frau Sunne, which is a derivation of the words sun and Sunday. The sun itself was called Alfrodull, meaning "glory of elves". By ancient tradition, the Sun is the light in the heavens whose presence is day and whose absence is night. ... Sunday is considered either the first or the seventh day of the week, between Saturday and Monday, and the second day of the weekend in some cultures. ... An elf is a mythical creature of Germanic mythology which survived in northern European folklore. ...


The Sol rune

The s-rune, ᛋ, is called Sól after the goddess in the Younger Futhark, and Sigel in the Anglo-Saxon rune poem. Sigel also means "Sun" in Old English. The Older Futhark variant ᛊ, has the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name *Sôwilô. A rune can mean a single character in the Runic alphabet as well as an inscription of several runic charcters or symbols. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... The rune poems list the letters of a runic alphabet with a short verse characterizing each one. ... By ancient tradition, the Sun is the light in the heavens whose presence is day and whose absence is night. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Map of the Pre-Roman Iron Age culture(s) associated with Proto-Germanic, ca 500 BC-50 BC. The area south of Scandinavia is the Jastorf culture Proto-Germanic, the proto-language believed by scholars to be the common ancestor of the Germanic languages, includes among its descendants Dutch, Yiddish...


The Anglo-Saxon rune poem:

semannum symble biþ on hihte, ðonne hi hine feriaþ ofer fisces beþ, / oþ hi brimhengest bringeþ to lande.
"The Sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers / when they journey away over the fishes' bath, / until the courser of the deep bears them to land."

The Icelandic rune poem:

er skýja skjöldr / ok skínandi röðull / ok ísa aldrtregi. / rota siklingr.
"Sun is shield of the clouds / and shining ray /and destroyer of ice."

The Norwegian rune poem:

er landa ljóme / lúti ek helgum dóme.
"Sun is the light of the world / I bow to the divine decree."

Guido von List in his "Armanen runes" called the rune "Sig", apparently based on Sigel, thus changing the concept associated with it from "Sun" to "victory" (German Sieg), arriving at a sequence "Sig", "Tyr" in his row, yielding Sigtyr, a name of Odin. Under this name of "Sig rune", the s-rune played a certain role in Fascist symbolism, most notably in the badge of the Schutzstaffel. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Armanen runes are a row of 18 runes closely based on the Younger Futhark invented by, or according to his claim revealed to, the Austrian occult mysticist and Germanic revivalist Guido von List in 1902. ... Týr is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Odin is considered to be the supreme god of late Germanic and Norse mythology. ... The fasces on the reverse of the US dime As there were many different manifestations of fascism, especially during the interwar years, there were also many different symbols of Fascist movements. ... The Schutzstaffel (Protective Squadron), or SS, was a large paramilitary organization that belonged to the Nazi party. ...


See also

Norse mythology The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes, formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in Scandinavia and the British Isles. ... The rune poems list the letters of a runic alphabet with a short verse characterizing each one. ... The Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology. ... A Sun chariot is a mythological representation of the Sun riding in a chariot. ... Sigelwara Land is the title of an essay in two parts by J. R. R. Tolkien, appeared in Medium Aevum Vol. ... SS unit insignia was a form of uniform insignia used by the S.S. between the years of 1932 and 1945. ... Variant of Image:Mjollnir. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology refers to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ...

List of Norse gods | Æsir | Vanir | Giants | Elves | Dwarves | Valkyries | Einherjar | Norns
Odin | Thor | Freyr | Freya | Loki | Baldr | Tyr | Yggdrasil | Ginnungagap | Ragnarök

Sources:
Poetic Edda | Prose Edda | The Sagas | Volsung Cycle | Tyrfing Cycle
Rune stones | Old Norse language | Orthography | Later influence
Society:
Viking Age | Skald | Kenning | Blót | Seid | Numbers Norse gods Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir, and sometimes including the jotnar (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. ... The Æsir (pron. ... Vanir is the name of one of the two groups of gods in Norse mythology, the other and more well known being the Æsir. ... The giants seize Freya. ... An elf is a mythical creature of Germanic mythology which survived in northern European folklore. ... In Norse mythology, the dwarves (Old Norse: dvergar) are highly significant entities associated with stones, the underground and forging. ... A statue from 1908 by Stephan Sinding located in Copenhagen, presents an active image of a valkyrie. ... In Norse mythology, Einherjar (or Einheriar) referred to the spirits of warriors who had died bravely in battle. ... The Norns The Norns (Old Norse: norn, plural: nornir) of Norse mythology are three old crones by the names of Urd (those who were), Verdandi (those who are) and Skuld (those who will). ... Odin is considered to be the supreme god of late Germanic and Norse mythology. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Freyr is a very important god in Old Norse religion; not so much in Norse mythology as one might suppose, for there he actually appears in only one surviving story, but very much in the cult. ... This article uses English names. ... This picture, from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript, shows Loki with his invention - the fishing net. ... Baldr. ... Týr is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Bold textTggdrasil er verdens-treet. ... Ginnungagap (seeming emptiness) was the vast chasm that existed between Niflheim and Muspelheim before creation in Norse mythology. ... Look up Ragnarok in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In Norse mythology, Ragnarok (fate of the gods1) is the battle at the end of the world. ... The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems from the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. ... This colourful front page of the Prose Edda in an 18th century Icelandic manuscript shows Odin, Heimdallr, Sleipnir and other figures from Norse mythology. ... The Norse sagas or Viking sagas (Icelandic: sögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families. ... The Volsung Cycle is the name of a series of Germanic legends based on the same matter as Niebelungenlied, and which were recorded in medieval Iceland. ... The Tyrfing Cycle is a collection of legends united by the magic sword Tyrfing. ... A rune stone Rune stones are standing stones with runic inscriptions dating from the Iron Age (Viking Age) and early Middle Ages. ... This is the approximate extent of Old Norse and related languages in the early 10th century. ... The orthography of the Old Norse language since the introduction of the Latin alphabet in Iceland is a thorny subject. ... Norse mythology provides a rich and diverse source which many later writers have borrowed from or built upon. ... The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 A.D and 1066 A.D in Scandinavia. ... The skald was a member of a group of courtly poets, whose poetry is associated with the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking age, who composed and performed renditions of aspects of what we now characterise as Old Norse poetry. ... This article is about kenning as a poetic notion. ... The Blót was the pagan Germanic sacrifice to Norse gods and Elves. ... Seid (Old Norse: seiðr, sometimes anglicized as seidhr, seidh, seidr, seithr or seith) was a form of shamanism practised by pre-Christian Norse and arguably other Germanic cultures and continued in modern times by people who practice the reconstructionist beliefs of Ásatrú or heathenry. ... Numbers are significant in Norse mythology although not to the extent which they are in some traditions e. ...

The nine worlds of Norse mythology | People, places and things


Norse cosmology, as it is given us in the source material for Norse mythology recognizes the existence of nine worlds, assigned the ending -heimr (home, realm, or world) or in some cases -garðr (homestead, yard or earth). ... Places Asgard Bifrost Bridge Bilskirnir Breidablik Elivagar Fyris Wolds Gandvik Ginnungagap Helgardh Hlidskjalf Hvergelmir Jotunheim Leipter River Kormet Midgard Muspelheim Nastrond Nidavellir Niflheim Ormet Reidgotaland Slidr River Svartalfheim Utgard Valhalla Vanaheim Vimur Yggdrasil Events Fimbulwinter Ragnarok Artifacts Balmung Brisingamen Draupnir Dromi Skithblathnir Gram Gungnir Tyrfing Well of Urd Humans Adils...

Runic alphabet | Rune poems
Elder Fuþark: ᚠ f | ᚢ u | ᚦ þ | ᚨ a | ᚱ r | ᚲ k | ᚷ g | ᚹ w | ᚺ h | ᚾ n | ᛁ i | ᛃ j |ᛇ ï | ᛈ p | ᛉ z | ᛊ s |ᛏ t | ᛒ b | ᛖ e | ᛗ m | ᛚ l | ᛜ ng | ᛞ d | ᛟ o

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RealMagick Article: Sowilo by Jordsvin (1288 words)
Sowilo is reconstructed Common Germanic the Rune for the sound represented by the Roman letter "S." It was known as Sol or Sig in Old Norse, Sigel in Anglo-Saxon, and Sauil or Saugil in Gothic.
Sowilo means "sun" and Sig and its variations, except for Sigel which means sun, mean "victory." Sig was a common prefix for both men's and women's names in Germanic countries.
Perthro is the journey to the center; Sowilo is the journey toward the outer circumference.
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