The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is really not a “monster” at all. Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behaviour is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid on local sheep or cattle herds. If attacked or surprised while in wolf form, they usually simply run off because this causes them to shift back into their more vulnerable human form. However, after changing back into a man or woman, evidence of their lupine adventure remains on their bodies. If wounded, the injury remains. If they kill a sheep or cow, the telltale bloodstains stay on their faces and hands. The most famous of the mythical Irish werewolves are the people of Ossory (modern day Kilkenny) whose legends live on even today. Among other lingering tales, the Ossory folk were documented by none other than Giraldus Cambrensis who, in the year 1185 transcribed what was no doubt a much older, oral folktale. According to Giraldus, the Ossory werewolves worked in pairs, male and female. A chosen couple lived as wolves for seven years before returning to human form to be replaced by a matched set of two others. During their time as wolves, they fed from the herds but this was taken as their due for watching over wandering children, healing the wounded, and guiding lost strangers to safety.
Despite the fact that this is a pre-Christian folk belief, the Irish werewolves eventually gained a reputation for being under a curse from either St Natalia (St Nailè) or, naturally, St Patrick as punishment for some vague transgression committed long ago. If you read Giraldus’ account of these creatures, it is easy to separate what may be the original tale from his preachy commentary at the end. http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Article/1203825
CAN I JUST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IRON/TEUTONIC/CROSSES SINCE THERE SEEMS TO BE MISCONCEPTIONS ALL OVER?
Okay you see this? This is called an Iron Cross, Teutonic Cross, Germanic Cross, and a few other variations. They are usually black with a silver border, and are warn on necklaces, uniforms, hats, and as tattoos. Since i’m seeing a lot of people associate these with Nazi’s, Fascism and rasism, i’m going to talk about them for a moment.
The Iron Cross was used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to March/April 1918, when it was replaced by a simpler Greek cross. In 1956, the Iron Cross resumed its German military usage, as it became the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the modern German armed forces. The traditional design is black and this design is used on armored vehicles and aircraft. A newer design in blue and silver is used as the emblem in other contexts.”
So if you didn’t understand that, the Iron Cross was used by the Teutonic Knights of Prussia, and was also given out as a medal of honor by German troops, and in no way represents the Nazi’s!!! You’re thinking of a Swastika!!!
Just because someone wears an Iron Cross (like myself) doesn’t mean that we’re racist, Neo-Nazi’s, or anything else! It’s a very beutiful design!!! So stop calling it a Nazi thing! Yes, it was used on various militia uniforms and such during WWII, and some were embellished with Swastikas! But they came from before them and mean something else entirely!!!
Three Teutonic battle axes from the late Middle Ages have been found by engineers who remove World War II artillery shells left the forests in the Forest District Wipsowo (Poland). Historic weapons will be donated to a museum.
Today is the 9th of September. At this day in the year of 9, an important event took place in Teutoburgerwald in Kalkriese/Osnabrück in German lower Saxony. Three Roman legions, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th and their auxiliaries (up to 20 000 men) - led by Publius Quinctilius Varus – ended up in the epicenter of one of the greatest military disasters of all times.
Arminius of the Cherusci tribe, was brought as a boy to Roman territory as means of keeping peace between the Germanic peoples and the Roman state, and as an aid to make the (dis)integration of the Germanic tribes into the Roman empire easier. A common practice at the time, both in Germania and elsewhere.
Arminius – or Hermann as we know him in Northern Europe – thus became both a Roman and a Germanic tribesman at the same time. His heart however made the decision of where he belonged, when he saw that Pax Romana was introduced in his native lands, at the cost of Germanic dignity and honor. Apparently, his dreams of being an aid in incorporating Germania into Rome came to an abrupt end, as he saw his own blood being treated worse than animals by the state he had been brought up in.
Arminius eventually headed a plot to end Roman imperialism in Germania, which at the time was a loosely knit rural/tribal patchwork sort of community, led by autonomous warlords. Then, on the 9th of September – Pax Romana was obliterated under the might of Furor Teutonicus. General Varus realized where things were heading, and took the easy way out and ended his life by his own sword - while Germanic warriors crushed the remains of panicked and routing Roman soldiers.
Six years later, Roman reconnaissance found scrap bits of what was left of their brothers in arms. This was the last serious attempt by the Roman empire to lay Germania under foot. Later on, the “Berlin wall” of their time, the limes, were abandoned – because those military resources maintaining these positions, were needed elsewhere to keep Rome safe. This was bad news for the remaining Romans, living in their villas along the limes, and who without military protection suffered the consequences of their previously imagined superiority.
If it wasn’t because of the cunning and skillful mind of Arminius, Germanic culture would hardly be known to us today. Thanks to him, alien domination of our souls and minds, wasn’t introduced until at least a thousand years later (in some remote locations, much later). We have him to thank that we have our own Germanic languages – and frankly, we have our beloved Hermann to thank for who we are. Remember him, and let his memory live forever.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO AGREE WITH THIS POSTER OR WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY, PLEASE REBLOG THIS.
Lately, I have been seeing so many pagans and christians at each other’s throats on various pages on here. Both of us want to preserve the European Identity of our forefathers. When we go at each other’s throats, it only makes us an easier target for the divide and conquer strategy of the cultural marxists and other enemies we all know. I made this poster of what I consider the elite warriors of both Christianity and Paganism (Templars and Jomsvikings). I realize that these are more specific but I want to reach out for other European pantheons and other Christian denominations that are willing to put Europe first above their religion.
In conclusion, I think we should respect our differences but cooperate together against our common foes. This infighting only does us more harm.