29: The Source of Awareness and the Fire from WithinEagles in giant disguise:
Thiazi -- The Slave Binder (Haustlöng poem and Snorri)
Hræsvelgr -- Corpse Swallower (Vafthrudnismál and Snorri)
Franmar -- Seething Ocean (Helgi Hjörvardson´s poem)
Suttungr -- Heavy With Drink (Hávamál and Snorri)
All giants in eagle disguise keep guard over a maiden who guards the precious mead. All of them create winds that make sound and seem to devour people in death. The winds create awareness yet also draw people towards their death.
Through their function these giants may be compared to:
Aegir, father of the waves, the rivers, the lights that are called his daughters, who bring the dead back to their mother Rán.
Ymir, who IS Sound separated into the tunes that make the universe.
Mimir, who drinks (devours) from the Well of Memory through the Resounding Horn.
Heimdallr, who hears and sees all and blows out through the Resounding Horn.
Places that have the same function:
The Well of Hel (Hvergelmir -- The Resounding Cauldron/Mill or the Eagle Cauldron/Mill, which receives and consumes the dead and from where all rivers stem
The Well of Origin (Urdarbrunnr) from where all norns emerge and return.
Idunn -- from the noun idr (f.sg), meaning a STREAM that separates from the main stream and returns to the watersource, and from the suffix -unn, indicating a woman. I translated it as “Woman who Returns to the Water Source”, but should have said “Female Stream Returning to the Source” to show how much sense it makes in the context of this talk.
Video 29: Ódinn -- the Spirit
Translation of the names of Odin in Grímnismál st. 46-50 and 54 (The text in Old Norse follows in the end):
46. I called myself Masked
I called myself Wandering Learning
The Ruler, the Helmet-Carrier (=Carrier of the Mind)
Beloved and Third,Thin Mist and Wave, Death-Blinder and High
47. Truth and Perishable and Truth-Guesser
Joy of the Moment and Pushing Forth
Towards Sight, Fire-Eyed
Harm-Doer, The One Who Is Many
Hooded and Masked
Bright Knowledge and Much Knowing
48. Broad Hat, Broad Beard
Victory Father and Pushed
All Father, Choice Father
Close Weight and God of Burdens :
Never did I have just one name
as I moved among people
49. I was called The Masked One
in the halls of Spear Source
and Castrate in the house of Divine Watersource
Cauldron I was called when I pulled the sledge
Faith I was at parliament
Expander at the battleground
Ashes and Oven
Just-as-High and Vibrating Path
Magic Wand and Long-Beard among the gods
50. The Burner and the Burned
I was called at Sunken Memory
I tricked the ancient giant
when the son of Mead-Witness
the mighty giant
died in battle with me
54. The Spirit, my name is now
The Old One I was before
and Thin Mist before that
Awakening and Shivering
Veiled Wave and Shattered God
Human and Castrate among gods
Opener and Closer
and all I believe
stem from me only
In Old Norse:46. Hetomc Grímr, hetomc Gangleri, Herian oc Hialmberi, Þeccr oc Þriði, Þuðr oc Uðr, Helblindi oc Hár.
47. Saðr oc Svipall oc Sanngetall, Herteitr oc Hnicarr, Bíleygr, Báleygr, Bólvercr, Fiölnir, Grímr oc Grímnir, Glapsviðr oc Fiölsviðr
48. Siþhattr, Siþsceggr, Sigfaðr, Hnicuðr, Alfaðr, Valfaðr, Atríðr oc Farmatyr;
eino nafni hetomc aldregi, siz ec meþ folcom fór
49. Grimne mic héto at Geirraðar,
enn Ialc at Asmundar, enn þa Kialar er ec kialca dró,
Þrór þingom at, Viðvrr at vigom, Osci oc Ómi, Iafnhár oc Biflindi,
Göndlir oc Hárbarðr meþ goðom
50. Sviðurr oc Sviðrir er ec het at Söccmimis, oc dulða ec þann inn aldna iotun,
þa er ec Miðviþnis varc ins mora burar ordinn einbani.
54. Óðinn ec nu heiti, Yggr ec áþan het,
hetvmc Þundr fyrir þat:
Vacr oc Scilfingr, Váfuþr oc Hroptatýr, Gautr oc Ialcr meþ goðom, Ofnir oc Svafnir,
er ec hygg at orðnir se
allir af einom mer