Tuisto is the earth-born divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples who trace their lineage to Him via Mannus and His three sons who fathered the Ingaevones/Ingvaeones, Herminones/Hermiones and Istaevones/Istvaeones.
The Aryans of the Rig Veda also recognised a divine ancestor in Manus or Manu. In the myths of the Scythians their divine ancestor Targitaus, son of Zeus had three sons who were the ancestors of their various tribal groups. The Eddas also substantiate this general concept of one Godlike figure who via a son generates three further important divine sons. Buri, the ancestor of the Gods begot Burr the father of Woden, Wili and We[Odin, Vili and Ve]. Greek mythology knows a similar pattern: Ouranos, an earth-born God begets Kronos, the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.
"In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones. Some people, inasmuch as antiquity gives free reign to speculation, maintain that there were more sons born from the god and hence more tribal designations-Marsi, Gambrivii, Suebi, and Vandili-and that those names are genuine and ancient."[Tacitus, Germania, 2.2]
It is possible that Tuisto is the same being referred to in the Eddas as Ymir according to J.B. Rives[commentary to Germania] derives from an Indo-European root *iemo-. From this in Sanskrit we get Yama and from the Zend, Yima, the Latin geminus and Middle Irish gemuin, meaning `twin`. According to de Vries Tuisto may mean `twofold` and according to Simek [Dictionary of Northern Mythology] `hermaphrodite`. The Teutons were viewed by Tacitus as indigenous or autocthonous, like their ancestral God, `born from the land`.
Alfred Rosenberg, the official philosopher of the Third Reich who was murdered by the western allies for his temerity of being a free thinker also believed in the divine ancestry of the Germanic peoples:
"Today, a new faith is awakening-the myth of the blood, the belief that the divine being of all mankind is to be defended with the blood. The faith is embodied by the fullest realisation that the Nordic blood constitutes that mystery which has supplanted and surmounted the old sacraments."[Myth of the Twentieth Century].
Whist we are rooted in the past we are not tied to it but advance forward with a new religion that is in the stage of becoming. For us Teutons our spiritual archetypes are founded on the Germanic Gods but I wish to echo Rosenberg`s words about Aryan spirituality that it has a: "certain unity in Aryan concepts of religion, whether they manifested themselves in Wodan, Varuna, Zeus or Ahura Mazda,"[Myth of the Twentieth Century]. Rosenberg stated: "The Nordic gods were figures of light who bore spears, the cross and the swastika, and were crowned with haloes, symbols of the sun, of ascending life."[Selected Writings]. Our race must ascend-not descend but in order that the decay be halted and reversed we must first recognise that we are essentially divine beings and live up to that heritage and start that long journey which will produce the man of the future, the Uebermensch. We have no need to destroy christianity for it is already dying. We simply ignore it and become true to our prechristian Teutonic spirit.