As referred to in my previous article http://aryan-myth-and-metahistory.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-war-between-aryan-first-and-second.html there is evidence of a war between the first and second castes in Aryan society which eventually amongst the Germanic peoples led to the amalgamation of the priestly and warrior castes as related in the Rigsthula. This struggle between priest and noble/warrior has continued down to the modern era.
Whilst the caste systems of the other Aryan peoples are divided into priest, warrior and producer the Germanic is divided into noble (Jarl), farmer (Karl) and slave (Thrall), clearly the latter caste being non-Aryan and thus non-Germanic; the remant of an enslaved and conquered population. This is demonstrated in the Nordic racial characteristics of the first two castes as opposed to the clearly non-Nordic ones of the third caste.
A significant factor with the three children which Rig (generally taken to be Heimdall) sires is that they each have different complexions and hair colourings. The first child He sired was called Thrall. Thrall's mother was Edda-great grandmother, the wife of Ai-great grandfather. Thrall is described in Thorpe's translation as having "swarthy skin". In Larrington's translation he is described as being "dark as flax". The second child He sired was called Karl. Karl's mother was Amma-grandmother, the wife of Afi-grandfather. In Larrington's translation he is described as being "red and rosy, with lively eyes". Thorpe's translation describes Karl as being a "ruddy redhead" and "its eyes twinkled". This could be an indication of light eyes. The third child was called Jarl. Jarl's mother was Modir-mother, the wife of Fadir-father. In Thorpe's translation it is said "Light was his hair, bright his cheeks, his eyes piercing as a young serpent's". Interestingly the characteristic of having 'serpents' eyes' is related to the clan of the Volsungs which was certainly sired by Odin, not Heimdall. Larrington in her translation says of Jarl "blond was his hair, bright his cheeks, piercing were his eyes like a young snake's."
The division by the sacred number 3 is an important aspect in Aryan society, culture and mythology and the Germanic peoples were no exception to this rule. In my speculated war of the castes the victorious warrior caste which had assumed the rights, privileges and duties of the priestly caste for themselves realised that they had need of a new third caste. This new caste was the non-Aryan caste of the Thralls. Before anyone objects to my argument that the Thralls were not Germanic please read again the physical characteristics of that caste in the previous paragraph. Furthermore what right thinking, self-respecting and proud Teuton would submit to the ignominy of slavery? Death is preferable to dishonour. No, these people were a conquered, inferior and subservient race. This is why today, many centuries after the collapse of the Germanic caste system we see such varied racial types amongst supposedly Germanic nations. The adoption of language is not a determiner of race. Unless something drastic happens (which I hope and know that it will) then in 500 years time someone may assume that the miscegenated population of England is Germanic purely on the basis of its language even though our race may have been exterminated well before then due to the forced introduction of the multiracial society by the traitors who govern and have governed this country. Only those of English blood have the natural right to call themselves English. It has nothing whatsoever to do with where you are born or what passport you hold. It is a biological not a political identity.
It is interesting that the Gods of the Germanic peoples were still divided into the traditional Aryan caste system as demonstrated in Professor Jean Haudry's remarkable little book The Indo-Europeans. The Germanic Gods like those of the other Aryan peoples may be divided into 3 functions: sovereignity, war and production. Amongst the Teutons sovereignity is vested in Tiw and Woden. It is not unusual for sovereignity to be divided amongst two deities and indeed this was the norm amongst the Aryans. One God represented law, the other the religious, magical or spiritual order of things. Thunor was the primary deity of war but it is not surprising that with the gradual eclipse of Tiw by Woden that Tiw started to take on some of the martial characteristics of the second function. Also Thunor has some fertility responsibilities that link him to the third function. The third function was the province of the Vanir, particularly Frey.
My studies of the ancient myths of the Aryan peoples show one constant feature and that is a struggle between the heroes and Gods of the second caste or function and serpent like creatures. The terms serpent, dragon and wyrm are used interchangeably in this article because they all essentially mean the same thing and certainly the latter two terms were used by the Germanic peoples. It is my argument that the serpent represents the priestly caste in a life or death struggle with the hero or God who represents the warrior caste or function.
Examples of conflict between such heroes and Gods and a serpent/wyrm/dragon include:
.Perseus against the snake-haired Medusa.
.Apollo against the python.
.Siegfried against the dragon.
.Beowulf against the dragon.
.Thor against the Midgardsorm.
.Indar against Vritra the dragon.
There are lesser known examples of such myths from the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbria such as in Northumberland the Laidley Wyrm of Spindleston Heugh, the Wode Wyrm of Linton, near Jedburgh the Longwitton Dragon and the Dragon of Tynemouth Priory. In County Durham the Lambton Wyrm and the Sockburn Wyrm. In the North Riding of Yorkshire the Nunnington Dragon of Helmsley, the Dragon of Sexhowe Mound near Hutton Rudby and the Serpent of Handale. In the West Riding the Wyrm of Well near Ripon and the Wantley Dragon of Wharncliffe Chase. In the East Riding the Kellington Serpent.
We also have the example of the mediaeval and xtianised St. George and the dragon which is special to the English people because the myth resonates in the English Collective Unconscious for it is an ancient Germanic and Aryan archetype. At times also the Gods may take on the form of a serpent. Some well known examples include Zeus as a snake impregnating Olympias who gave birth to one of the greatest Aryan conquerors of all time, Alexander the Great. Zeus as a snake also impregnated Persephone who consequently gave birth to Dionysus. Odin also bored through a mountain in order to gain access to win the sacred mead. It is significant that both Zeus and Odin are Gods of the first function and thus represent the priestly caste. The legend concerning the expulsion of the snakes from Ireland by St. Patrick is an obvious allusion to the destruction of heathenism in Ireland and the execution of the Druids who are symbolised as serpents, being custodians of occult knowledge.
I must also ask what is the origin of the white dragon symbol of the English tribes? Could the dragon symbol be an indication of an occult tradition that was once in the sole possession of the priestly caste but is now guarded by English Arya? Indeed could an element of the descendants of these tribes contain within them the very DNA of these spiritual guardians? This issue is deserving of an article in its own right.
We now must ask ourselves why does the serpent represent the priestly caste amongst the Aryan peopes? The answer is two-fold. The serpent is the embodiment of wisdom, secret and occult knowledge. It is only by killing the serpent can the hero hope to obtain this wisdom which is represented by treasure, usually gold.
"The 'Serpent' and 'Dragon' were the names given to the 'Wise Ones', the initiated adepts of olden times." (The Secret Doctine Volume 2, H.P. Blavatsky)
As my readers will be aware I am of the belief that ancient Egyptian civilisation was of Aryan origin and many of its Pharaohs were pure Nordics as their mummies reveal (much to the embarassment of the Egyptian authorities and academic world) so it is not surprising that :
"The icon of the snake's head on the crown above the forehead of the Pharaoh is familiar to everybody from the popular imagery of Egypt.....This is termed the Uraeus, and was a symbol of sovereignity of the god-king Pharaoh..." (Paradise Rediscovered. The Roots of Civilisation: Volume 1, Michael A. Chahill, 2012-a book I highly recommend).
Dr Cahill makes the astute observation in his book that in the Neolithic period (ostensibly the beginning of Aryan culture):
"Draco would have been the constellation at the celestial North Pole. It was the polar star of its era; the pivot around which all those mysterious stars of the night revolved, steeped in their secret meanings understood only by the adept."
Thus the concept of the serpent goes back deeply into the Collective Unconscious of the Aryan peoples and is linked to wisdom, knowledge, the occult and the arcane. This is the province of the first caste. In order for balance to be achieved and decay to be reversed this caste must rise again.