These questions are formed around a hidden history of the Scandinavian and European past. It is our hope that you, our readers, and research people such as S. Parkes will inspire us with further insights and your answers to these questions.
Aims and Cyclical Unfoldments
The aim is to look back into Scandinavian, Celtic, European and Middle East prehistory, and to uncover parts that have been hidden for a long time. A theme is followed with these questions which will include Astrological eras formed by the Precessional Cycle. This in turn will include ancient megalithic sites, mythology and folklore.
This is because Scandinavian prehistory, as Celtic prehistory, is filled with folklore about saga kings, giants, trolls, faeries, etc. For instance, on the west coast of Sweden, the area Bohuslän used to be called 'Alfheim', the 'home of elves'. I will also include the Anunnaki legend with its satellite Nibiru, its possible cyclical return to Earth every 3600 years, how this may fit with the Precessional cycle (PC). Information about the Nibiru cyclic returns is taken from Pleidian sources through Barbara Marciniak.
What is the Precessional Cycle? Very briefly, due to a cyclic movement of the polar axis, there is a gradual shift of zodiacal constellations across the Vernal equinox changing about every 2160 years, and the reason it is said we are now entering the Age of Aquarius. The PC is often seen with ancient megalithic structures, which in turn points to a heritage of very advanced astronomical knowledge going back many thousands of years.
Does Scandinavian knowledge about their history stop with the Vikings? As if there is a big hurdle to go back further in time? We know today that human history has been manipulated. But is there a specific reason for the suppression of Scandinavian history – to do with the Norse people as such?
A New Seed
We start with the Precessional age of Virgo in between cirka 13.000 – 10.800 BC (the timings are hypothetical and no absolutes). In esoteric traditions, Virgo is said to symbolize new beginnings. For instance with her star constellation Coma, alternatively the Star Spica, she is carrying a seed for new growth.
This era is prehistory, shamanic hunter gatherers walked the parts of Earth not covered by the last ice age. However, Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek and Vedic legends talk about previous ages of gods, halfgods, giants, heroes, of Golden ages, but also of wars between Titans and the 'gods' in the heavens, in time going back thousands if not millions of years. This is the era of the last phase of legendary Atlantis, but also of predynastic Egypt (called Zep Tepi). It is said an Osirian religion revisited Earth around this time to heal a misadventure caused by his brother Seth. Seth being a symbol and agent for dark luciferian forces.
But what are the Nordic links to Atlantis?
The Great Flood
The age of Leo is in between ca 10.800 – 8640 BC. Possibly the Nibiru visits Earth 10.800 BC. Whether due to comets, Nibiru, a Super Nova explosion, an axial tilt, or something else, this era starts with many cataclysmic events, such as the Great Flood. At the Giza plateau, the Sphinx (Lioness Tefnut) is very fittingly and Precessionally facing its own constellation Leo at the Vernal Equinox. This event takes place 10.500 BC as illustrated by G. Hancock and R. Bauval in their book 'Fingerprints of the Gods'. Leo is the sign of Atlantean kingly races and lineages.
Around 10.400 BC, there is a magnetic shift of the N S polar axis called the 'Gothenburgh Flip'. A possible last fall of Atlantis takes place around 9600 BC, there are major floodings but also a likely fall, or a change of human consciousness. In Northern Europe, the ice is melting and settlers are found simultaenously in the far north along the Norwegian coast lines, and in the south of Sweden. An advanced megalithic Earthwork, Gobekli Tepe, is built in the Middle East around 9600 BC - nearby areas where it is said Eden takes place, and Agriculture begins by those called the 'Shining Ones', or the 'Watchers', the 'Fallen Angels' by some.
Can we trace these beings into the North? Who were they? Anunnaki, Sirians? Serpent Teachers later to be called Druids? Are they giants and the founders of ancient Megalithic technologies found all across the Earth?
Indoeuropeans, who are and were they?
After the fall of Atlantis, did all the Indoeuropeans come from areas around Caucasia and the Middle East? Or did some IndoEuropeans (in Theosophy: 5th Arian rootrace) come directly from Atlantis? For instance, it has been shown that the DNA of the Celts in western Ireland, is different from the Celtic people in central Europe. 'Doggerland' exists, a now sunken land portion connecting Britain with Europe, that may have links with the finds of a Frisian book: 'the Oera Linda Book'. Which describes of a possible, but now forgotten culture called 'Frys land', or 'Friesland', which would have covered large areas of Europe.
Who were the people living on the west coasts of Europe, as a contrast to Indoeuropean Middle East influences? (Frisians, Basques, Berbers, Guanche from Canary Islands, Pre Celtic people?)
A Lunar Saturnian Matrix?
Cancerian age happens in between ca 8640 – 6480 BC. In Old Europe, there is the worship of the Mother Earth Goddess. Archeologically, it appears people are living quite peacefully. However, if we look to Astrology, it is a period ruled by the energy pattern between the polarity of Moon and Saturn. There is supposedly a Nibiru return 7200 BC. Pleiadean sources through Barbara Marciniak, talk about how women now undergoes a traumatic event. A separation and an imbalance happens between the genders and with a great deal of suffering, especially for women. Here is the reminder how biblical gods had intercourse with women on Earth, causing the origins for painfull childbirths, and in legends, the birth of giants.
Are there alternatives to our present 9 months lunar fertility cycle – are we approaching another fertility cycle?
Vaenirs, Aesirs, Fornjots, Seafaring 'gods' and cultures
The age of Gemini follows in between ca 6480 – 4320 BC. The separation between genders continues, as this is a sign of polarity issues between Yin and Yang, illustrated as a woman (Tefnut) and a man (Shu) in Egyptian zodiacs, later seen as male twins in more recent zodiacs. It is a sign of duality, but also of unifications, of movements, of commerce. There are Maps of Ancient Sea kings that derive from this time. In Norway and Sweden (Alta, Nämforsen), there are rock carvings of a few ships from around 4000 BC.
In old annals about the ancient North (Flatöboken), the god race the Vaenirs are mentioned (the cult of the Njords, Nerthus, Freys, Freyas). Are the Vaenirs of a Frisian descent? On the other hand, Nordic myths tell us that the Vaenir had their origins from the west side of the river Don, North of the Black sea. And that the Aesir, the Odins, Thors, had their home on the east side. There are migrations up north through Finland around this time. Old annals tell of a people in Finland called 'the Fornjots', described as giants and as 'Seakings of the Kvens'. 'Jot' in Fornjot means 'giant', and FinnScandinavia has also been called the 'home of giants', 'Jötunheimar'. Just before the Viking age (700 AD), these seakings were forced to move into Norway. Maybe influencing the later viking age.
Are the Fornjots Scythians? Or Goths? Canaans? Nefilim?
Bocksaga from Finland, and who are the Goths?
There appears to be a particularly suppressed history in Finland. They have something called the BOCK SAGA, an oral tradition of Norse pagan history. It says that the year 1050 AD, 30.000 men organized by the Roman Church, arrived and slaugthered an ancient kingdom in the south of Finland. The Bock saga tells of a place called HEL, now the city of Helsinki. 'Hel' supposedly the name of the Earth polar axis when millions of years ago it stood upright to the North, supposedly an era of Paradise. The Bock saga says the Goths or Geats came from Gotland, an island situated in the Baltic sea. We have the Goth lands of East and West in Sweden; Östergötland and Västergötland.
Who were the original Goths?
Egyptian and Sumerian Dynasties
The age of Taurus is around 4320 – 2160 BC. Traditionally, Taurus is the creative builder, often the materialist, as spirit has descended more fully into matter. This is a period of building megaliths as seen with eg. Newgrange, Avebury, Stonehenge, the Giza pyramids (although probably older).
The dynastic period of Egypt begins, its guiding star Sirius is seen on the horizon. Hierarchal and patriarchal civilizations start as Nibiru supposedly returns around 3600 BC. Dynastic Kingdoms and citystates are reformed. Personally I think there are two technologies and interest here, the Nibirian Sumerian and the Osirian Egyptian.
On one hand there is the technology of Baal, Seth, and its controlling left hand path with a reptilian base from a very dark occult past in Atlantis. On the other hand, I believe there is an infusion of an Osiris Isis Mystery - maybe from Sirius A, an attempt and a trial for a reparation of a fallen, or a distorted state of human consciousness. In mythology, this is described as the murder of Osiris by his brother Seth, but also of a restoration process of the same – to be restored by the family of Isis and Horus.
Are there two agendas going on here, the technology of the left hand path, but also of the right hand path? Both based on dynastic kingdoms, on royal blood lineages originating from Atlantis.
Increase of Patriarchy and warfare
The age of Aries starts from ca 2160 BC – 0. It is a traditional sign of warfare, but also of new beginnings. There is a 'Cimbrian Flood' dispersing Frisians over Europe as their 'Old Land', Atland, sinks beneath the waves. There is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, a likely nuclear war, and the era continues with Abraham from Ur, seeding the origins of the Old testament and Abrahamitic religions. It is an era with wars, upheavels, migrations. There are priesthoods of Seth and of the Babylonian Baal. Monotheism grows with Akhenaton, Moses, and the Exodus takes place.
It is an era with the beginnings and then sudden endings of Bronze Age cultures, and the Iron age starts. There are Greek, Persian and Roman empires, there are volcanic eruptions from Crete. The Phoenicians are dominating the seas. But there are also the beginnings of Buddhism,Taoism, and Hermetic Pagan Mystery shools with Pythagoras and Plato. And Jesus is born. Scandinavian annals describe that tribes of the Vaenirs, giants, Huns and Goths, are all at war with each other. And Odin, a Magician from Turkey, is about to enter the scene, which is one version of who Odin was. There are others (Bock Saga, Frisian 'Wodan').
Refaim Giants into the North?
I get the feeling this period is so tied in with Judeic Hebrew lineages and history, that the rest of the world is somehow forgotten. There are stories in the bible of giants called 'Refaim', that originate from the Middle East (Gilgal Refaim). One such giant is named Og, said to have been present in the Ark of Noa. These giants are said to have sailed with the Phoenicians to their new homelands in Scandinavia.
On the Swedish westcoast, there are Bronze age rockcarvings of humans in ships seen with figures looking like giants. Around 1000 BC, Thor arrives with likely roots from Troy. Thor is a slayer of giants, or maybe himself is a giant. Legends in Scandinavia are later filled with many stories about giants. Odin, in genetic lineage, is said to have come from Noa via Thor.
Do Scandinavians have a forgotten race of giants? It is recorded that some of the viking chiefs actually were as big as giants. Did the giants originate from the areas around Caucasus, or from areas around the Black Sea (Armenia, Sumer, Ukrain, Scythia, Canaan)?
Magical Gifts from Tuatha de Dananns
Who were the Tuatha de Dananns, seafarers, invaders, said to be powerful magicians bringing magical gifts to Ireland and to the Island of Man. They are later to be called 'Faery' or 'Fey' like beings. In the Irish Book Of Conquests, this tribe has Scythian and Norse warriors with them on their ships.
Do Danes and Denmark have connections to this tribe?
In myths they arrived from Islands in the NW, probably from Atlantis. Some like to see them as the biblical tribe of Dan, possibly related to the lineage of what is called 'the Grail Lore' via Royal families, and via Caucasus, Scythia, Phoenicians, Sumer, and so forth.
Desposyni and the Holy Grail
The Piscean age starts from the year zero until 2160 AD. There are many theories whether Jesus existed or not. To me his historical existance is clear and valid. Moreover, Nibiru made a likely return at this zero point of time, said to have plans for a complete totalitarian take over, but was hindered by the birth of Jesus. It has been shown, for instance by Santos Bonacci, that religions have foundations in Astrotheological blueprints, hence more easily can be manufactured and manipulated - but this will not exclude the notion that an Avatar, or a World Teacher, may incarnate and manifest these blueprints into their physical lives.
Now, it has been said that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, had 3 children, creating a bloodline called the 'Desposyni', which is part of the story of the Holy Grail both in France and in Arthurian Britain. This bloodline has been labeled as a 'Messianic Royal' or 'Faery Bloodline', a lineage of kingships said to go back to the biblical story of Adam and Eve, to a son of Eve and Enki called Cain.
Not many are familiar with the notion of a Celtic Church, the story of how Joseph of Arimethea, together with the young Jesus (or Jesus son), made visits to Glastonbury, there constructing a mud and wattle building around 37 AD. This Celtic Church has no links to the foundations and teachings of the later Roman Church. But being aware of the Desposyni the Vatican has done its utmost to suppress the knowledge of the Celtic (or the Nazarene) Church, persecuting groups and members of this faith, such as the Cathars.
Scandinavian Blood Lineages
I would like to follow the Desposyni, or at least a likely 'Faery' bloodline into Scandinavia. While the Arthurian Grail legends unfolded in Celtic kingdoms, there are from the first century AD, some curious 'Faery' bloodlines formed with Scandinavian chieftains and saga kings. In Norway, Petty Kingdoms were formed with names such as Ringerike, Alfheim, Möre, Halogaland, Tröndelagen, etc. Odin has been listed as an ancestor of 'Faery' bloodlines, but maybe rather he intermarried the preexisting cults already existing in the north.
A son of Odin (named Frey married Gerd, Gerd said to be a half giant) thus formed 'Ynglingar,' a lineage of Svea kings called Elves (Alver). Odin is also listed as the ancestor of Danes with Sköldungar (Shieldings). And (together with a half giant woman called Skade) originates a bloodline in Norway called 'Saemings'. 'The Saga of Ynglingar' tells about saga kings later founding the kingdoms of Sweden and Norway.
660 AD, around the time of the last saga king (Ingvald the Wicked, a Frey born King, 'Lord of the Elves'. A time when Druids and Druidic colleges in Wales were persecuted by the Roman Church, an era when Mystery schools were closed and libraries burned in Europe), the Roman Church were busily erasing traces of the old learnings, cults, temples and cultures around the Mediterranean Sea, also in Britain, Wales, Ireland, Egypt and in Europe.
As I see it, the Nordic myths are hiding a much older history of folks, kingdoms and races in the North. There are tribes of giants, also 'Huns' (not Asian) and Kimbrer. Kimbrer in turn possibly a people related to the Celtic word 'Cymry'.
Who were the folks in the old Norse kingdoms? Like in Arthurian Britain, the Desposyni Lore and the legends of Tuatha de Danann, they had 'Faery' connotations.
Gaelic Norse Heritage and Culture
Around 600 - 700 AD, a Gaelic Norse culture was formed on the Island of Man. And just before the Vikings were about to start their raids, Nordic people settled here. Later, possibly doing very conscious battles against the inset of the Roman Catholic Church. Now, the Isle of Man has a previous history with the Tuatha de Danann. It is said these Magicians brought spiritual gifts to these lands, as eg the 'Cauldron of Inspiration' (a forerunner to the Grail).
Is there a piece of history largely ignored here? Christianity happens very slowly and gradually in Scandinavia. Around year 1000 AD, a viking chieftain Olof Skötkonung, is baptised and made king by a bishop Sigfrid from Glastonbury, possibly bringing Celtic influences into Sweden and Norway. But is later overtaken by the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, as a Norwegian King Olof Haraldsson is made into a catholic saint, 'St Olof', but not without very strong heathen resistances.
St Olof is killed by a man named 'Thorir Hund'. 'Hund' shows the name of a people or a heathen tribe in Halogaland. A St Olof pilgrimage route begins from Trondheim (Nidaros) across the mountain range into Sweden, and to the Baltic sea. However, this route was superimposed upon an older route probably named 'Hällevägen' (Hel's road) honoring an ancient Hel culture, possibly with a centre in Lofoten, Halogaland. Along this route there are rock carvings from 3000 BC, also the legends of a dragon like sea beast similar to the Scottish 'Loch Ness'. It so happens that this northern seasnake, in myths, was created from a Cauldron similar to the Celtic 'Cauldron of Inspiration' myth. (Along this route coins have been found from Isle of Man).
In between 1093-1266, Norwegian kings ruled over Island of Man (also England, Denmark and Norway). Eventually they had to return to Trondheim, possibly transmigrating Celtic Cauldron mythology into northern Scandinavia. Also along 'Hällevägen', there are some smaller pyramids, apparantly placed in the 4 cardinal directions (seen as heaps of gravel by archeologists).
Is there a Dragon leyline or route linking Celtic influences from the Isle of Man to Trondheim and Lofoten, and into other areas of Scandinavia?
Oppression of Prehistoric Cultures and Myths. A Release of the Collective Consciousness
Our so called 'mythological' prehistory is suppressed. Europeans are these days manipulated to become 'multicultural' with invasions of more or less authentic immigrants, and with an erosion of European cultures. Apparantly the word 'gene' derives from the word 'genius', meaning 'spirit'. It appears that various ET races in the 4th dimension are keen to harvest the human DNA.
Are Europeans genetically harvested by Anunnaki religions and their 'gods'?
The 'Grail Faery Bloodline' will include the symbolisms of Dragons, Serpents, Cauldrons, Grails, Cups, Swords, Rings, etc. All very reminiscent of Tolkien and 'The Lord of the Rings'. But will also include the symbolism of Vesica Pisces, the geometric union of the Divine feminine and masculine principles, an alchemical marriage, more than likely also represented by Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
Ancestral Tree Yggdrasil
As a summary, the Worldtree Yggdrasil may tell us more about the ancestral branches of the Indoeuropeans, and of the people from the North. Here we'll find the 9 homes or 'heims' or 'gårds' with the Aesir ASAGÅRD and the Vaenir VANAHEIM. HEL's folk with HELHEIM, may have been Atlantean (Frisian) and Pre Celtic tribes, with centres in Frisian 'Helgoland', in Norwegian 'Halogaland' - connecting a Dragon leyline 'Hällevägen' (St Olofs pilgrims route) via Swedish 'Hälsingland', to a centre in Finnish 'Hel' (Helsinki).
The 'Faery Faith Grail Lore' is related with the 'Alf Ynglinga Sagan', as seen with ALFHEIM. Giants have come in various shapes and sizes across the Earth, also seen in Arctic regions with JOTUNHEIM. Icy cold NIFELHEIM, and fiery hot MUSPELHEIM, can be interpreted as an Astrotheological blueprint, the workings of the Magnetic Electric forces of the Universe, the creative quantum zero fields of the cold contractive and fiery expanding forces of female and male principles. Yin and Yang. Darkness and Light.
Yggdrasil is nourished from the root chakra, cave and womb of VULVAN, or VALAN, the NORNS, the Nordic shamankas, the representatives of the Divine feminine. I believe that VALHALLA, the 'hall of Val', and a paradize for warriors, is the place of the Divine feminine when Divine Love is the ruler. Could it be that RAGNARÖK, a renewal and revelation of 'gods', can now truly begin as we start to see our 'gods' for who they really are? Is it time to retrieve the root Saga of 'the Lord of the Rings', as we release the past and create a New future in the Now - in the paradise realm of the Valhalla 5th Love Soular dimension? Within!
Birgit Edwall's course of life began in Östersund, Jämtland, in the North of Sweden, a small town near Frösön, the 'Island of Freyr' and an old trading place from the age of the Vikings (placed along Hel's way now St Olof's Pilgrims route). She now lives in Gothenburg after spending 18 years in London during the 70's-80's. Birgit found that that her multi-cultural experiences in the UK, also emphasized the importance to be very grounded in your own culture. Giving up her profession as a technician in Medical Research, she studied and became a Yoga teacher, Astrologer, an Active Dream worker (ancient myths can be seen in your dreams) and a Writer of 3 books.