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Hrafn The Bird Goddess is believed to be the earliest and best-documented deity. During the Paleolithic period (Old Stone Age), carved figurines and cave paintings began to appear in a vast area that stretched from the Pyrenees of France to Lake Baikal in Siberia, just north of Mongolia. Crows are mentioned in the mythology of many cultures throughout the world and are...

Tidbits on the tale of Holle's kitten. There is a mountain in Hessen, Germany called the Meissner where one still can find traces of the central German goddess Holle, Holda or Helja. It's a place where her cult seems to have survived for a long time. There are roads going to the mountaintop and there are many hiking paths. Close to...

In its origine a rune is a puzzle and a mystery above all else. It is just later that the term is utilized to assign a letter or writing symbol. In antiquated times the term was undoubtedly used to assign an assortment of signs and symbols, of which only a certain codified group became the runestaves employed in writing natural...

Trying to understand one of the many hidden histories and layers within Maier files is trying to understand the Grail quest and its influence on many even nowadays. The Arthurian legends are an obvious start. The fabulous stories of King Arthur and the Grail are currently so well known that they extensively researched and remarked upon by many different authors and...

Holle: a nearly absolute power? A backstory Some tidbits about Holle Hella, Hel, known to all Germanic peoples, including the Goths as Hellarunester. A Gothic word for "witch" was Haljoruna. The name itself stems from a root meaning "to hide". The word Hellirunar describes people who ‘rune’ (Speak, sing, whisper) with Hel/Helja, the goddess and realm of the underworld. “Hell”, in its...

Backstory Keep this story in mind too, as the Maier Files huge storyline will continue. Surprising links exist with historical battles and quests. As said before, there's always more than meets the eye. The tale of Taliésin is written down in the french book "Bélisama ou l’Occultisme celtique" by Ernest Bosc (1895). Belisama or Belisana is a supreme Celtic Goddess, and the...

What's so special about 12 and 13? There's always more than meets the eye. The number 12 symbolizes masculine solar rationality; 13 is very much connected with the Moon and old Goddess/feminine principle and intuition. The moon is by nature linked with womanhood as the length of the menstrual cycles are synced up with the waxing and waning of the moon, occurring...

Tidbits -> 7 - 7 - 16 We already mentioned the number 9 and its sacred importance for Germanic peoples.  Among the Germanics 7 was not a sacred number, but nevertheless it does occur as a round number in the Older Edda where it is written: "7 days we trotted through cold country, 7 more days over sea, and the third...

In the occult scene of the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries, a black lodge was a term for occult orders and secret societies dedicated to the study and routine of evil magick. Many of the occult authors of this period treat the presence and activities of the Black Lodges as a matter of common knowledge, and discuss in detail...