Teutonic Legend Comes Alive

Teutonic Legend Comes Alive

A Story by Astrid
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With information and knowledge of Teutonic way of life, beliefs, and symbolism I decode the Teutonic creation legend and apply science to it. This is my interpretation based on my knowledge.

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     Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, roughly translates to "magick filled space" or "creative energy gap" (or "yawning void" in Icelandic), which lay between Niflheim and Muspellheim. You do not have to believe what I have written below. It's merely my theory of the possible correlation between Teutonic legend, the Big Bang, and beginning of the universe.
      While Niflheim is known as the "realm of mist and ice" by most. It represents a point constantly pulling in on itself in a vast waste of frozen fog, brutal coldness, and endless night; it is a black-hole, if you don't believe then please read on. In Teutonic belief ice is not water-ice  but coldness, darkness, that without vibration (heat), contraction, and dynamic proto-matter. There are also eleven yeasty-venomous rivers of ice that flow from Niflheim towards Muspellheim. Venom is seen as corrosive, latent dissolution, and organic dynamism of destruction that is necessary for reshaping. Yeast is seen as dynamic "livingness"; organic movement, health, and growth. So as we get closer to Muspellheim there is destruction, reshaping, and then potential life. In numerology, the two ones in the eleven would be added together to get a number with meaning: two; which represents a duality (such as destruction and rebirth) working together to achieve something. So, these eleven yeasty-venomous rivers of ice that flow to the Muspellheim are doing so while destroying and creating new fertile matter that will emerge.
    
The Muspellheim is known as the "realm of primordial fire" by most. It represents an ever-expanding point of pure energy, fire itself even represents a total expansion of all-vibration (energy) and dynamic proto-energy; it is the "Big Bang", the other side of a black-hole (perhaps this is what a white-hole is). In legend, the fire from Muspellheim is what caused the ice from Niflheim to melt, fog, and flow rivers of yeasty-venomous ice where they came together causing the yeast to quicken and take form of the first life. Although the legend describes it as them flowing in-ward towards each other but never really touching with Ginnungagap in the middle rather than a sequence of events, the idea is still the same. Not to mention is makes me sense story-wise to those that haven't been to space; I mean, how else are they suppose to explain how ice and fire came together to make life when dropping a torch in snow puts out the flame. While at the same time I could be depicting space in stead, which if you think about it is filled with  lots of creative energy. Just like with anything else of old, there is more in the meanings than in literal translation.
     For millions of years Niflheim and Muspellheim were said to have interacted before the first sparks of life appeared quickened from the heated icy yeast-venom into forms. Now, here's where it gets a bit tricky, so don't let me lose you. The first sparks of life were Ymir, an etin or jötunn, and Audhumla the gigantic cow.  Yeah, yeah, "gigantic cow", ha ha, hear me out. First of all, that area viewed cattle to be prized possessions and life itself; if you had no cattle you had no milk nor meat. Not only do those foods sort of represent strength, but so did cattle in general. The ur(uz) or aurochs were especially feared for their strength and great size and were hunted into extinction as test of manhood and for their horns which were hollowed into long cups for ale.
     So, the beings Ymir and Audhumla were formed from the combination proto-energy, proto-matter, organic growth and dynamism. Audhumla, unable to move, licks a nearby stone of icy salt. Salt is seen as the "stuff of life", it is the substance  of organic life and the maintainer of form. Nourished by the dynamic proto-matter filled with the substance of life, Audhumla feeds Ymir from her utter so that Ymir may also grow and become stronger. Now, *spoiler alert*, Ymir becomes the Earth, so being nourished by something that gets "the stuff of life" from a frozen rock could be compared to the Earth developing (over the millions of years before the "spark of life") and getting hit by asteroids and other debris from formation over time which tend to carry "stuff of life".

So, I'll end this here. If you wish to hear more then let me know and I might dive further into the Teutonic creation story if I get requests for it :) Thanks for reading!

© 2017 Astrid


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I curious how you could take a mostly unfamiliar and complicated belief and make it into a interesting, reader gripping experience. The vocab does well to fit with the personality as the work as a whole. Correct background and research is used with a little inconsistency of the nouns and the old world religion. Ultimately, I recommend You lengthen this amazing fun read for more to read. One may never know what line may go on for thousand of miles to a great novel.

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Astrid

4 Years Ago

Thank you for such a lovely review and for reading :) I'm happy you enjoyed the read so much and loo.. read more
Matthew James Ginn

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Here anytime my knight with a sharpened pen. Kepp up the good work xD




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I curious how you could take a mostly unfamiliar and complicated belief and make it into a interesting, reader gripping experience. The vocab does well to fit with the personality as the work as a whole. Correct background and research is used with a little inconsistency of the nouns and the old world religion. Ultimately, I recommend You lengthen this amazing fun read for more to read. One may never know what line may go on for thousand of miles to a great novel.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Astrid

4 Years Ago

Thank you for such a lovely review and for reading :) I'm happy you enjoyed the read so much and loo.. read more
Matthew James Ginn

4 Years Ago

Here anytime my knight with a sharpened pen. Kepp up the good work xD

Sorry I haven't been on in a while, but this was amazing. I look forward to more of your excellent work

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Astrid

4 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'll probably add more to this since I'm getting such a good response :)
" Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, roughly translates to "magick filled space" or "creative energy gap" (or "yawning void" in Icelandic), which lay between Niflheim and Muspellheim. You do not have to believe what I have written below, it is merely my theory of the possible correlation between Teutonic legend, the Big Bang, and beginning of the universe. " - The theory of grammar here is awful i would advise editing, this is an example the entire piece has grammatical errors that make it difficult to read and destroy the flow/ imagery where you as the author should remain in control.

The overall piece is an interesting and gripping concept i would not discourage you to continue working on please do.

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That was one of the most interesting things I've read in awhile. I'd love to read more about this. Well done :)

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Astrid

4 Years Ago

Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it
You did your research. The topic is very interesting. Story, myth and tale. The more we research. The more interesting facts we can find. Thank you for sharing the story.
Coyote

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Astrid

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I love to study and culture and lore is a very interesting topic to me :)
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

Nothing better than myth and tale. You are welcome.
well it is a beautiful story,and very interesting you presented it very well almost believable

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Astrid

4 Years Ago

And the makers of the video encourage one's own interpretation, never meaning to say that what they .. read more
 wordman

4 Years Ago

I will check it out
Astrid

4 Years Ago

I hope you enjoy it

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