The imagery shown in the Sign of Ingwe - 2 shows that the connection between King Arthur and the Constellation of Bootes is clear, and that this is the 'Guardian of the Bear' or 'The Bear Watcher'. But if we look at the image of 'Cuthman' shown below we can see that he (Ingwe) is the 'driver' of the 'Waen' (Great Bear), which is his Mother -
Cuthman (Ingwe) is shown pushing his mother in the 'barrow' (Waen), which is shaped somewhat like the Seven Stars of the Great Bear. It is important to note here that whilst the Christian-Celtic 'King Arthur' is based upon the 12 + 1 = 13 Solar Mythos, English Lore takes us back to the origins of this Archetypal Myth in the Polar Mythos, where the Sacred Number Seven has its basis.
If you notice carefully, the wheel of the 'Waen' has six spokes showing, but from the layout has another spoke behind the connecting-shaft, making the Sacred Number Seven. The shape of the Great Bear/Plough/Big Dipper is found in the shape of the barrow and the two curved handles.
It is my belief that this Archetypal Myth goes back to the Hyperboreans who dwelt here in these islands - the Shining Ones. These lived upon an island 'beyond the Celts', which suggests the Island of Albion. The Hyperboreans were the Sons of Bor, the Father of Woden. The legend of the Once and Future King is thus a Hyperborean Myth. The later Christian 'Arthur', probably taken from a Romano-British leader known as 'Arthur', clouds the issue and helps the 'divide and conquer' agenda used here in these islands. As a Christian King, Arthur's war against the Saxons was a Christian war against the Northern Gods, just as the later Vikings came pouring out of the Northlands in a Holy War against the growing power of Judaeo-Christianity.
The Great Bear is the Chariot of Ingwe which is driven by Ingwe (Bootes); Ingwe is the force behind this movement around the Pole Star. Whereas the Precession of the Equinoxes is the backwards movement of the Sun through the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac, the Polar Mythos is based around the same 26,000 years (Great Year Cycle) broken into the Seven Stations of the Pole Star, where seven different Pole-Stars appear over this period of time. The Pole Star of this era is Polaris. We have shown that Ingwe is Arthur, and also Scef, the Divine Ancestor of the English. In a sense he is also connected to Hama, and also to Woden. And we should not leave out Thunor-Thor too, since he too has links to this Polar Mythos. Indeed, the Saxon-English god named Pol may also be linked to the Polar Mythos. This seems complicated but we need to bear in mind that many of the forms of the gods interlink and overlap.
How far this Polar Mythos goes back here in these islands seems to be linked to Ingwe as the Lord of the Elves, and to the most ancient name of England - Albion. Tolkien recognised in his works the importance of the link between the English and the Elven-Folk or Shining Ones. Here, once more, I would like to make the clear distinction between the national boundary of what is known as England, and the ancient Inga-Folk or Inglingas who dwelt here in these islands, and prior to their breaking up, on the continent of At-al-land. It is also a mistake to project the modern world upon these ancient times, since Tolkien clearly states that Ireland was part of what is now 'Britain' and broke off at a later time. We are not talking about the English Folk dwelling on a particular part of these islands, but being part of the Teutonic Folk that dwelt in all parts of these islands in ancient times.
What I have done here is to flip this photo over so that the words 'Gift of Ing - Fire' are read from the top to the bottom. This way the 'Christian Cross' can be clearly seen, though bear in mind that this does look like a later edition carved onto the original runic staves. However, there is one thing that clearly does not make any sense here, and that is why this was done at all. It certainly does not 'Christianise' a Heathen Stone, nor does it in any way hide the fact that these are rune-staves. In fact, it does not even go any way towards distorting the meaning of these runes - 'Gift of Ing - Fire'. This is not the physical inanimate fire ('feur') but the living, animate force we call the Inga-Force. This is the Serpent-Force or Fire-Serpent; Ingwe, as shown before, means both Serpent and Fire, as well as connecting to the groin area. This is the Fire of Sacral Kingship.
As seen in the Daily Mail clipping of August 11th 1999 the Germanic Ing-Rune and the Cross of Fro-Ing are both symbols of Ingwe, so the above 'cross' even when super-imposed is also symbolic of Ingwe. The 'King of the Angles' can thus be Ingwe, but it can also be 'King Arthur'; this is no doubt why this legend has become so entrenched in the English Consciousness. The connection of 'Arthur' with Aragorn (LOTR) is through his father - Arathorn - whose name Ara-Thorn is just the same as Ar-Thur. Looking at this we have here a runic formula using the Ger-Rune (Ar) and the Thorn-Rune (Thur).
The Sacral King forms one of the main features of the Graal Mythos; he is wounded in the groin. The groin has the same symbolism as the thigh, and the Great Bear, in ancient times, was sometimes seen as 'The Thigh' since it is indeed shaped as such. We should also note that Rene Guenon, famous for his Perennial Tradition, stated that the 'Great Bear' was once a Boar and not a bear - the words 'bear' and 'boar' both stem from the same root meaning 'wild animal'. The Symbol of Ingwe is the Solar Boar, or in view of this, perhaps, the Polar Boar.
I have mentioned the Tuatha de Danaan who were a mythical race who came to Ireland from the North. Now, according to popular belief the name 'Danaan' comes from a goddess called Dana or Danu; but this is a hypothetical name with no historical documentation whatever. This is a typical case of an individual or individuals guessing the roots of the name and this becomes 'truth' or 'reality', when it is just that - a guess. In view of this, the 'Danu' I have mentioned in regard to the 'Dane Hills' in Leicester (Black Annis) may well be another case of this, and the name could well be from the 'Danes', since this is part of the Danelaw. The name Danaan is too close to that of the 'Danes' to be a mere coincidence; Angul (English) and Dan (Danes) were brothers and Ingwaeones. There is a fragment of the Song of Rig that mentions a Dan and Danp but nothing else is known of this pairing. However, like Hengest and Horsa these may be the Divine Twins of the Danes. The Danish Vikings established Dublin so it is just possible, like in so many instances, they returned to an area long after they had been there in ancient times.
The Danes have their own version of the Once and Future King in the figure of Holger Dansk or 'Ogier the Dane'. Historically, he is the son of Geoffrey, the first Christian King of Denmark who lived in the eighth century CE. Holger Dansk was given an Enchanted Sword by Morgana (Goddess of Fate). He is said to sleep in the dark cellar of Kronborg Castle at Elsinore, Denmark, the setting of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. This itself is rather a strange coincidence because Hamlet is based upon the Myth of The Pure Fool ('The Hooded Man'). Holger Dansk is the Once and Future King who will appear as the Last Avatar; this myth is found in both Denmark and France. That this is based upon an Archetypal Myth can be seen in the story connected to Holger Dansk; Charlemagne's son slew Baldwin, the son of Holger, with a chessboard. The chessboard is associated with Morgana (Wyrd). The tale of Holger Dansk is that of Barbarossa who sleeps in the same pose under the mountain in Germany. This is an Aryan Myth or Hyperborean Myth.
The line in the Prophecies of Nostradamus Century 10:32 are thus extremely important - "...from the sky will come the Great King of Terror (Black Sun). He will bring back to life the Great King of the Angles (Ingwe-Arthur)..." The phrase "bring back to life' or 'to resurrect' suggests in itself the Once and Future King who returns not just in the 'hour of need' but at a certain point in the Cycle of the Ages, at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
Ing was first among the East-Danes
Seen by men until he later eastwards
Went over the waves, waen after ran
Thus the Heardingas named the hero.
I have used the translation by Steve Pollington since he is an expert on Old English; there are variations of this which need not concern us here. This version fits with the Legend of Cuthman who pushes his mother eastwards in a barrow (wagain-waen). It is noticeable that the word translated as 'hero' is here haele, and that the emphasis is upon the word hero as opposed to a 'man'. If this referred to the English Tribes moving to these islands then it would refer to his going westwards. The name 'Ing' was given to him by the Heardingas who are the Haddingas or Heodeningas.
In Beowulf the King of the Danes is called codor Inguina ('Protector of the Ingwaeones') and frea Inguina ('Lord of the Ingwaeones'); Pliny tells us that the Cimbri, Teutones and Chauci were all of the Ingwaeones. These peoples were the North-West Teutons. In Teutonic Mythology Hadding was persecuted and forced to flee to the East where he came under the protection of Woden and Hama (Heimdall). That we have both Ingwe and Hadding in the same Old English Rune-Poem, and a journey eastwards is thus no coincidence. During his exile in the East Hadding dwelt in Maeringaburg, a name stemming from 'glittering', 'shining', or 'pure'. This name derives from one descended from the Shining Ones. It is interesting to note that the anti-thesis of the Maeringas are the Baningas, related to the word 'bane'; these are the 'destroyers', the 'corruptors', and they follow Loki the Joten. When Hadding goes to the East what he finds is his forefathers.
Hadding is bound by Loki, and to free himself he has to use the Leifner's Flames given to him by Woden. This seems to suggest that he freed his chains by his 'Fiery Breath'. It is Loki the Joten who stirs up the War of the Gods, which is paralleled here on Middle Earth by the battle between the North-West Teutons under Svipdag (Waene) and the East-Teutons under Hadding (AEsir). It is the North-West Teutons that lose the first battle, where Hadding is defeated. Hadding later achieves a massive victory and the two sides are reconciled, as are the Waene and AEsir. From then on the Teutonic Peoples trace their descent from both Ingwe and Woden.
Ingwe is the Sacral King, Woden is the High Priest; these two roles were once one and the same - the High-Priest-King. We should note the roles played by these two, and the Sacred Animals that are connected to them. The Golden Boar symbolises the Golden Sun and the Serpent the Earth (Ingwe - Sacral Kingship); the Eight-legged Horse symbolises the means to journey between different worlds (Woden - High Priesthood).
If we look at this again, the 'crown' is split from the Ing-Rune, creating an Edel-Rune. This is an important point because the Ar-Kan Ing-Rune is made up of two Edel-Runes joined together by the Germanic Ing-Rune at the centre. This is a glyph of the Divine Twins in one aspect. The Ar-Kan Ing-Rune is that of Wid-Ar, the 'Crowned and Conquering Son of the Sun'. In the Third AEtt Ingwe 'loses his crown' because there is 'no new king' as yet - he is to come in the future.
There is 'no new king', for this era is that of The Hooded Man who is the English Folk-Hero rather than the Last Avatar who will be the Great Godhead incarnate upon the Earth to cleanse the world of all that is evil. This symbol - the Edel-Rune - is made up of two Sigel-Runes, one Light and one Dark, thus symbolic of The Hooded Man who bears within himself the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness in balance. This occurs at the liminal point when the Light and Dark Powers are in balance - the Dawn-Time.
The concept of Ingwe-Woden is inherent in the idea of the Divine Twins or the Twin Kings of Germania. It occurs also in the Arthur (Ingwe) - Merlin (Woden) pairing, and as Aragorn (Ingwe) and Gandalf (Woden) in LOTR. It is also inherent in Hengest (Ingwe) and Horsa (Woden) and other aspects of the Divine Horse-Twins in their role as H-H or the Secret Cypher 88. It also appears in Old English texts as Hama (Ingwe) and Wudga (Woden). This role, at this point of the Cycle of the Ages, is broken into these two parts; it may well be that the figure of Tiw and the Tir-Rune represents a time when this balance was held in one supreme individual - the Divine Priest-King.