Thunor the Thunderer: Carved on a Scandinavian Font of about the Year 1000. The First Yet Found God-figure of Our Scando-Gothic Forefathers

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Williams & Norgate, 1878 - England - 58 pages
 

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Page 15 - your loins girt about with truth ; to have on the breast-plate of righteousness ; your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; and above all, to take the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one ; to take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Page 54 - Pope or Anti-Pope. Words, whether or not originally one, have sometimes obtained double meanings, now distinguisht by the accent. Therefore, the moment we — the editor, publisher — add the accent in the printed book, we fix for ever the meaning of the word! So here in Beowulf. The term in question is gast slayer*.
Page 56 - GJ?ST is continually found in our older Scando-Gothic dialects, particularly the Northern, for man, hero, enemy, wild fellow, monster, ettin, giant, vagabond, dare-devil and the like. This meaning still remains in our dialects, and in Scandinavia a seadog, sailor, is still a (SO-)GAST.
Page 55 - Such ivas manner their, of-those-heatheiis the-hope. It is not necessary to enter here into the vext question of the etymology of GAST, GHOST and GUEST, the curious way in which they have often past into each other both in form and meaning in different dialects, and the attempts to discriminate them by a long or a short vowel and other resources, but all of which have failed — from the endless caprice of the folk-talks.
Page 57 - In a time like this, of — isms endless, the one more damnable, ignoble, driveling or doltish than the other; — of foulness, fetishism or frantic blasphemy, flaunting paper crowns overscrawled »infallible» and «high science»; — of «rings...
Page 54 - But 1 desire to make one exception. 1 think I have found an unsuspected mention of this Warrior against Evil in our own land, in England, so far back as shortly after the year 700. This is in our magnificent Dano-Anglic epic Beowulf, a heathen Saga told by a Christian English scald early in the 8th century...
Page 57 - high science»; — of «rings» and riots, blacklegs and bribers, falseness and fraud, adulteration and adultery, capitalism and club-law; — of softness, sentiment, sophism, weakness and wilfulness, pendriving and paradox; — of morbid materialism, luxury run mad, license unbounded, a literature most leprous; — LAW the while become LAWLESSNESS, a slow and costly sham and swindle, a cobweb wide open for wasps and dragon flies and catching only silly gnats, a comedy contemptible as it is costly,...
Page 45 - AD 800): uFrom this interesting passage we are now cognizant of the fact that the Utrecht Psalter gave rise to at least four copies executed with more or less faithful adherence to its archetypal teaching, in the tenth, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries.* ters are as usual at this period; % i A, fj is U, P is O.
Page 21 - all early Christian art was a hornbook, and more or less symbolical, helping to gather folk into the fold." Hence it is that in old Christian lands, especially in the North, is the dipstone often so exceptionally decorated, and no part of Europe has so many costly fonts as Scandinavia.
Page 57 - Blood-and-Iron» and Bankruptcy; — «Examinations» and hothouse «Education», in other words Cant and Cram and an unbearably arrogant but in real life worthless «Little-of-everything» (palsying the limbs and blearing the eyes of our daily feebler youth), these now the only Ten Commandments, the only »Religion of the Future» of States called Christian; — at such a moment THUNOR, our great ancestral Symbol-god, should never leave us.

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