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Indo-European

Zeus / Jupiter.

Image taken by me of the Sky Father Zeus on my Personal Altar


Another Divine interpretation of the Indo European Sky Father Dyēus Phter. The example of the father, husband, ruler, and masculinity be itself. Often also seen as synonymous with the sun and solar tradition. Whether the examples are of certain morality or of interpretations of the divinity within life the sky father is the predominantly the keeper of the balance between chaos and order. A balance that the world could use right now.

Oh Zeus, father Zeus, Yours is the Kingdom of Heaven, and you watch men’s deeds, the crafty and the right, and You are who cares for beasts’ transgression and justice.
–Archilochus, Fragment 177

Does this sound familiar?
Just because Christianity adopted and changed Dyēus Phter to meet their own intentions, doesn’t mean we should stray away from the King of the Gods. The sky father. Whether seen as an archetype or a reflection of the actual King of the Heavens through Zeus, Odin / Tyr, Indra, The Hindu Trimūrti , or various others in the Indo-European and European pagan traditions, Dyēus Phter is an important governing figure to European Paganism.
Hammer and Vajra
–Zachary Gill

Categories
Indo-European

Hail Epona!

Hail Epona!
May she protect our steeds and guide our spirits.
Hammer and Vajra!

Lyrics

Gaulish
Mater mara rigani nertaca
Uxella uindape in louci riuri
Briga mara beretor in uaitei tuei
Uoretes silon tuon con deruolami

Benoulati epon ueidonti marcacon
Gutus nertomaros tuos radit in surpritiia
Biuotutos Matrona uxella
Breccata con marii roudoblatouon

Mater mater mater deiua
Mater mater uoretontipe
Mater Benoulati epon
Mater mater rigani reidonti

Delua uer arescarus marcotegeson salacon
Anuides touetont dalli supritiii
Biuotutos ne appisiiont caiciiin
Mariias gdoniiodiias

Mater mater mater deiua
Mater mater uoretontipe
Mater Benoulati epon
Mater mater rigani reidonti

“Gutus nertomaros tuos radit in surpritiia
Biuotutos Mater”

Mater mater mater deiua
Mater mater uoretontipe
Mater Benoulati epon
Mater mater rigani reidonti

English Translation:

Great mother, mighty queen
Noble and shining in the light of Riuros
Great might is borne in your blood
With firm hand you help your offspring

Mistress of horses, leader of horsemen
Your strong voice speaks in the beauty of life
August mother goddess
Adorned by the magnificence of roses

Mother, mother, mother, goddess
Mother, mother, and helper
Mother, Mistress of horses
Mother, mother, riding queen

“Figure on the walls of sickening stables”
Quoth the ignorant
Blind to the beauty of life
They do not see the vanity
Of manmade pomp

Mother, mother, mother, goddess
Mother, mother, and helper
Mother, Mistress of horses
Mother, mother, riding queen

Categories
Norse

A family Blót


Hail the Aesir and Vanir!
Hail Odin (Wotan)!
We lift our horns filled with mead as symbol of sacrifice. Just as Odin sacrificed himself on the sacred tree Yggdrasil, and gave his eye for wisdom. We too will take the responsibility to self sacrifice by offering to the Gods and performing duties to maintain and protect our folk and family. We will strive and give up what is needed for wisdom like Odin has by example.
Hail Thor!
Protector of man. Performing the duty and responsibility of fighting the forces of chaos embodied by the Jhotunn to maintain the balance.
We wear our hammers with pride. As representation of our folk and resolve to our duty and responsibilities.
We ask Odin for guidance to wisdom and Thor for protection and guidance to achieve strength within us.
Casting the rune Uruz for strength.
And Sowilo for the power of the life giving sun and guidance as we seek guidance.

Hávamál reading about self achievement and responsibility.

8. Happy is he who wins for himself fair
fame and kindly words; but uneasy is that which a man with own while it lies in another’s breast.

Hammer and Vajra!