Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Ingwe & HelgiH the Third.


Helgi Hjorvarthson is reborn as Helgi Hundingsbane, Helgi Hundingsbane is reborn as Helgi the Haddinga. Each one has a Walkyrie-Wife - Svava, Sigrun and Kara. The last name 'Kara' is an equivalent to the male 'Kari' of Niall's Saga, and maybe even to Kali of the Hindus. Kari and Kali are both related to 'time' in the sense of a 'movement of time' - wind. The 'Lay of Kara' was never found, only mentioned of, but maybe it has as yet not been written. Helgi Hundingsbane is called 'The Scion of Ingwe', and thus in a sense an 'offspring of Ingwe'. He is a Wulginga, close kin to the Wolsungas; indeed he is the Son of Sigmund, half-brother of Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer. 

We find a place in Norfolk, East Anglia, named Walsingham; this is named after the Waelsingas - the Wolsungas. The East Angles were ruled over by the Wuffingas - the Wulfingas. Just above Edinburgh in the Scottish Lowlands is a place named Haddington, clearly derived from the Haddingas; this area was one occupied by the Angles. We have here the Three Royal Lines of the Angles - Wolsunga, Wulfingas & Haddingas. The Old English Rune-Poem mentions the Heardingas (an alternative name) under the Ing-Rune, which has to be significant. In Spellcraft Kathleen Herbert has a chapter named The Everlasting Battle which features Heoden, King of the Wulfingas, and the Heodeningas, named after him. Whether this tribe is the Haddingas/Heardingas is not certain, but the name is linked to Hedhin meaning a 'short hooded cape' - usually something like a Wolf-Skin. 

Helgi Hjorvathsson found a sword at Sigarsholm with a Red Serpent on the blade and a Coiled Snake on the sword-guard. He was told of the sword by the Walkyrie Svava, and he did great deeds using it. Helgi had a brother named Heathin: Kathleen Herbert uses this in here tale about the Everlasting Battle. Heathen meets a 'Witch-Woman' riding a huge Wolf; she is ugly and asks Heathen to lay with her, which he does not. This is an old Aryan Tale in which an ugly woman asks a hero to lay with her, and the one that does turns her into a beautiful maiden. The Witch-Woman is the Fetch (Fylgja) of Helgi. But here it should be noted that the 'Witch-Woman' riding on the Wolf is the symbolism in a dream of one of the men in the Norwegian Army that tried to invade England. This seems to be a 'Personal Fetch' but also a 'Kin-Fetch', and is the Guardian Goddess of the English. 

Twas in olden times, as Eagles screamed

and holy streams flowed from the Heaven-Fells,

when in Bralund Borghild bore to the world

a hero high-hearted, Helgi by name.

At night in hall the Norns did come,

to the lord they allotted his life and fate;

to him awarded under welkin most fame,

under heaven to be among heroes first.

His fate-thread span they to overspread the world

(for Borghild's bairn) in Bralund Castle;

they gathered together the golden threads,

and in moon-hall's middle they made them fast.

In East and West the ends they hid:

the liege lands lay there between;

on the Northern side, Neri's Sister

did hang one end to hold forever.

One evil only the Wulfing threatened,

the maiden eke who the aethling bore:


Croaked a raven hoarsely, on high-tree sitting -

hunger gnawed him - 'I know something'.

In his bernie stands who was born at night,

King Sigmund's son now the sun is risen!

His eyes flash fire, aethlingawise:

he will feast the wolves fain let it be!

....Hail to thee hero! In happiness live,

Yngvi's Scion, hold sway over men....

First Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane.

The time-span for this appearance of the Archetypal Hero - Helgi - appears to be at the start of the Age of Iron; this is why his mother is concerned, because he has been born to kindle war and strife. This is why the hunger gnaws the Raven, and that he will 'feast the wolves'. Helgi was fostered by Hagal, and whilst with him he had to wear the clothes of a bondmaid and turn the mill wheel; this tells us that this is linked to the Precession of the Equinxes and to the change of one world-age to another. Helgi was slain by Dag ('Day') at Fetter Grove. Helgi and Sigrun are said to have been reborn as Helgi Haddinga and Kara, daughter of Halfdan, as told in the 'Lay of Kara'. 

That this is a Primal Archetypal Myth can be seen in the opening line where 'Twas in olden times' is translated from Ar var Alda which means 'Primal Time' or 'First Time' - the Age of the Gods. Thus we can say of this Folk-Hero -

"I was Helgi, Son of Hjorvarth; I am Helgi, the Hound-Slayer; I will be Helgi the Haddinga."

Helgi - The Hallowed One.

The rune-stave here is made from a piece of an oak-barrel given to me when I was in the Scottish Highlands; it comes from the 'Burning of the Clavvie' which is an old Heathen Festival held near the Moray Firth. 

Hale-Bopp Comet - Bab-Komet

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