Beanie Hats – Celtic, Viking and Wiccan
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Beanie Hats – Modern Celtic Clothing Accessories
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FUN TRIVIA: Celtic gods and goddesses serve as powerful symbols within the Celtic culture. To the Celts, their Gods were not in human form or seen as far away, they are the energy of certain places that represent a stronger, higher frequency. They were associated with tangible nature and the spiritual essence of nature and all its cycles.
The Celts believed that everything in the Universe is connected and most things have a soul essence (the Tree of Life demonstrates this, connecting our world (the trunk) with the stars and the universe by its branches and the otherworld/spirit world by its roots all linking as one). There is nothing that is now or that existed in the past that can’t be traced back to the formation of the world. The Goddess is symbolized for her Womb *water and earth) where things are birthed.
FUN TRIVIA: The Vegvisir (That which shows the way) is pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer) is a symbol described only in one modern Icelandic collection of spells, in the Huld manuscript. That book has nothing more than this one sentence to say about it: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”
So again here is a symbol you will find a bunch of made up new agey guesses or things that people take as truth but no one knows for sure. Ive heard everything from the eight directions to the 9 worlds, the centre being midguard. I’ve even travelled to Iceland but sorry please dont believe anyone who claims to know the truth. Use it for whhat you want it to be but dont claim it to be ancient knowledge.
FUN TRIVIA: Thor’s Hammer does not come from the movies and Avenger comics
Thor is an actual Norse (Viking) God with a hammer. Thor’s Hammer’s name is Mjöllnir, (pronounced roughly “MIOL-neer”), literally means lightening. It is one of the most historically important symbols today. His hammer was his primary weapon and whenever Thor cast it at an enemy, it returned to his hands like a boomerang. Most scholars of Celtic and Viking history, trace the name back to an Indo-European root that is attested in the Old Slavic word mlunuji, Russian molnija, and Welsh mellt, all of which mean “lightning.” Yes the Celts and Viking tribes intermingled and were very similar. The major difference is that Viking Gods are a little harsher due to the harsher weather conditions they lived in. It may also be related to the Icelandic words mjöll, “new snow,” and mjalli, “white,” the color of lightning and a potential symbol of purity. Original or true Icelanders are Norse (Viking people) who moved their in 800 AD.
Thor (whose name goes back to a Proto-Germanic root that means “Thunder”. So here again we can see that both Celts and Vikings saw their Gods in nature’s energies / elements.
There is indication in the ancient texts Ive read, that the hammer symbol was actually used in formal ceremonies to:
- bless marriages – a clear use for it in marriages is written in the Þrymskviða. Also, an ancient Bronze Age rock carving from Scandinavia apparently depicts a couple being blessed by a larger figure holding a hammer, which indicates the considerable antiquity of this notion of marriage for fertility as marriages were not with papers for government like today.
- bless both births and funerals including burial or cremation
- weapons and feasting,
- land recieving and blessing
- and the making of oaths between men.
- The medieval Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus records that huge hammers were kept in one of Thor’s temples in Sweden, and that at certain times, people would hold a ritual there that involved beating the hammers against a drum that would resound like thunder. We dont know why, but it could have been a ceremony to bless and protect the community or ward off hostile spirits or both.
When something or someone was consecrated with Thor’s hammer, it (or he or she) was taken from the realm of chaos and absorbed into the cosmos. It was protected from the ill effects of chaos and its denizens, and sanctified and sanctioned by the social order and its divine models. The profane was banished and the sacred was established.
This pattern is borne out both in the use of the hammer as a weapon and in its use as an instrument of blessing, consecration, protection, and healing. When Thor smote giants with the hammer, he was defending the cosmos and banishing the forces of chaos. When he blessed a marriage, a birth, a field, or a dead person with it, his act had the same religious/psychological significance.
FUN TRIVIA: All Owls are Messengers and each separate breed of Owl will have its own energy or message types from spirit, unique to that specific owl. Screech owl is a symbol for watching your path closely.
FUN TRIVIA: Egypt Bastet or Bast was a goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, worshipped as early as the Second Dynasty. Bastet was worshipped originally as a lioness, a role that depicts the Sun. A Sun God is always surrounded by its ancestors of 12 from which we, and every living thing, descend. Eventually Bastet and Sekhmet were characterized as two aspects of the same goddess, the winter and summer sun. With this two spirit God/dess the pictures increasingly were depicted as a black, representing their gentler aspect. But dont be mistaken it can shapeshift into a poweful beast with a great roar when its warrior aspect comes out.
FUN TRIVIA: Horses – Europeans told stories of the Wild Hunt. At night, the Master of the Wild Hunt, mounted on a Black Stallion, would lead his Herd of Horses through the sky. Marks of their Hooves could be seen on rooftops in the morning. Horses bedded down in barns, for the night, would be found exhausted and wild-eyed. In contrast to the Wild Hunt was the lore of the “Horse Whisperer”. If a certain word was whispered into Horse’s ear, He would become compliant. This secret word was passed down among blacksmiths from father to son. Even the colours of Horse have meaning but for different cultures, the colour meanings vary. But here are some I found. White Horse was connected to the Moon, Red with the Sun, and Black with the Wild Huntsman. Pale Horse meant famine and death. But others connect them to water and waves, yet other European tribes they were of the winds, which os my preference – motorcycle and any open airs way of transportation.
Horse spirit teaches people how to be free. Mustang might beckons to people to come on an adventure. People riding Horses speak of being One, galloping with the wind. After knowing Horse, people say that He teaches them “wild hearts can’t be broken.”
Horse’s Teachings Include:
“Ride the winds of adventure and change. Horse will take you, and will protect you on the journey.” Copyright Unknown. “Ask for clear guidance from Horse. He can help to put things into perspective if you are lost or confused.” Copyright: Rabbit’s Warren of Wisdom. “History was written on the back of the horse.” — The Horse Park (Kentucky, U.S.)
- Horse People’s Wisdom Includes:
- Male Spirit, Proper Behaviour, Using Power Well, Possessing Strength of Will, Having Great Stamina, A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles, Connecting to the Spirit of Civilization of past and present, All of Life’s Energy Movements and Spirit of Freedom away from everyone but there is sadness in that too.
|Dimensions||28 × 26.8 × 1.25 cm|
Egyptian Bastet Cat Goddess, Goddess Pentagram Theban writing, Thors Hammer and lightning, Tribal Celtic Raven, Vegvisir and swirling vines, Wild Horses