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There is something that fundamentally distinguishes our European mythology from the Hebrew mythology although the latter is based on the former and can just be seen as a twisted version of the former. Even the one almighty and omniscient Hebrew god stems from our European mythology. Many think that he originally was the sky god, but I think different. I think the Hebrew god was originally adapted by the Hebrews from our European concept of fate/destiny/wyrd, whatever you want to call it, the concept that everything is predetermined and will happen exactly like it is supposed to happen (and like it always happened before, because time is a circle and not a line, a circle which repeats itself and which never started and will never end). I will call this concept simply “Wyrd”. Everything is subject to Wyrd, nobody can escape his Wyrd, it is omnipotent, like the one Hebrew god. The angels of the hebrew mythology are probably adapted ordinary European gods. The devil(s) are adapted ettins. What makes it (the Hebrew mythology, not the Hebrew religion, which is obviously very different) now different at all from the European mythology, except of the extreme underrating of the other gods who are not Wyrd and the linear view of time? The difference is that they do not really believe (or rather they do not really understand) Wyrd. Yet they claim that their religion is the only true religion while in reality it is the exact oposite.
Everything is subject to Wyrd, not only gods, but also ettins and this is what the Hebrews did not understand when they created their version of our mythology. The chief ettin, whom they call “the devil” is the ultimate evil, he works against God (=Wyrd). God is omnipotent and omniscient and yet there is the possibility that someone or something is working against him. There is something that may not be there, that cannot be there. They believe in the existence of something that is impossible to exist, which is obviously nonsense.
Our European mythology does not do this. There is no evil. As less as there is good. There are no such two sides that ultimately negate each other. Let me give an example* (I will use English/Old English names for the gods, because I write in English, or Icelandic/Old Norse names when I do not know the English/Old English ones). There is a myth about Woden (originally Tiw) who is eaten by the wolf Fenrir. Afterwards Woden’s son Vidarr kills Fenrir by treading onto his underjaw and tearing both jaws apart. This probably meant that Woden would be able to leave Fenrir through the now open jaws and to live again. Originally this myth deals with sunset and sunrise. Tiw, the sky, is eaten by Fenrir, the night, – Sun sets and you are not able to see the sky anymore. Fenrir is killed and Tiw can live again – The night dissappears and you can see the sky again. The same accounts for the myth where Tiw (this time it is still him, he was not changed to Woden) binds Fenrir with Gleipnir (The sky defeats the night – Sun rises), and after some time Fenrir breaks Gleipnir (The night breaks free – Sun sets).
Now, does this mean that Tiw/Woden and Vidarr are good and Fenrir is evil? No, it does not. Would it be good to live in an endless night? Of course not, we would not see anything at all and we would die from the coldness in winter. Would it be good to live in an endless day? No, it would not either, we could not rest and sleep as good as at night and the sun would burn us in summer. So both sides work into different directions, but for the same course, just like your two hands will hit into two different directions, but still work together to create a sound, when you want to clap. They (Tiw/Woden/Vidarr and Fenrir) are both part of Wyrd and work for it. Of course they are, everything is, even the Hebrews themselves and this whole modern world are, we should not forget that. True pagans accept reality, they look forward for seeing the sun rise, but they do not blame the night to be here. We should also look forward to seeing our ancient Europe again, but we should not forget, that there is a reason for it to be absent in the moment. Be without fear, a real pagan has no fear, he may become panic when his life is in danger because of his instincts, but he won’t be afraid of the future, for he knows that nothing can stop Wyrd and that everything will return to its old order and this fills him with hope instead of fear.
Our world instantly changes, but it always changes the same way, there is no change of the changes. You can imagine it like a car that drives in a circle. It instantly changes its position, but it will always change it in the same direction and with the same speed. You can also imagine it like a song, which is always repeated after played, it is made up of many different notes, but the order is always the same.
I miss the old days, although I cannot remember them (except sometimes in my dreams and emotions) but I know that I experienced them and that I will experience them in the future again. I am a part of Wyrd and Wyrd has never begun and will never end.
It is a weird (wyrd) coincidence that I have such thoughts and that my parents gave me the Hebrew first name “Michael”, which means “He, who is like god”. Well maybe this name even fits very well to me? I should only translate it into a more European language, such as Old High German, which would make me Wurtwin, the friend of the Wyrd.
*The example from above with Woden/Tiw, Fenrir and Vidarr is more accurately explained in the book “The Lost Gods of England” by Brian Branston.