EUROPEAN NATIONALISM 2014: Heroes of Old and New
Somehow they forgot to mention that in every history class I ever had.
No religion condones the killing of innocents,
Obama on ISIL not being Islamic
Quran (2:191-193) - “And slay them [non-believers] wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]…and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”
The spread of Germanic patternal Y-dna in Europe
These men came from three tribes of Germany: from the Old Saxons, from the Angles, and from the Jutes … their commanders were two brothers, Hengest and Horsa, that were the sons of Wihtgils. Wihtgils was Witta’s offspring, Witta Wecta’s offspring, Wecta Woden’s offspring. From that Woden originated all our royal family …Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (via vandrare)
Contemplating the Stones: Neolithic Mysteries of Britain
This is a Saxon/Norman font from the medieval church at Avebury. The tub font is possibly of Saxon origin but has detailed carving of the first quarter of the 12th century. It was apparently done by a local stonemason and might show Christ trampling on two dragons. However the figure holds a crosier and so has also been held to represent a bishop, although Professor George Zarnecki believes that the rustic sculptor misunderstood the picture that he was copying and added the crosier.
The figure of a hero fighting dragons obviously existed in Saxon culture before Christianity and this depiction is a continuation of that pagan tradition. Christ battling serpents like Thunor did.