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Loup Garou, aka the rokkr-Fenrir
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legendary cajun werewolf from Bayou Garou OR, the rokkr-Fenrir
posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 -
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Sat, March 20, 2010 - 1:42 PM
the rokkr-Fenrir: aggressive, forceful, unhesitating, merciless
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 1:48 PM
what's rokker-Fenrir from?
Mon, March 22, 2010 - 9:07 AM
"the rokkr" is "the twilight" or "the shadow" and the default name for the religion that was practicedin northern Europe before the Sword Cult (Tyr) and then later the Spear Cult (O∂hinn) took over. "Teutonic" or Old Norse deities that are familiar rose in eminence and took on the roles previously reserved for the now-so-called "rokkr beings" - the more obscure ones which are demonized. Loki is one of those. Fenrir, in the oldest known versions of the stories, was one of seven primary god-like figures along with Loki; The "rokkr Wheel" goes:
All of these figures appear in later Teutonic myths - but in heavily demonized form. Some suggest an even Christian influence on the depictions of the older, more primal, certainly scarier entities. This is highly plausible as the only written records of these myths were recorded by Christian monks around the 10th century. It's likely that the rokkr beings are thousands of years old. The running svastika has been Fenrir's glyph for as long as history knows him; in the rokkr Wheel it represents restless masculine ferocity and the decisive / incisive energy of rage.
The word 'rokkr' comes back into play in the Norse conception of Ragnarok (Ragnarokr) which translates to "the twilight of the gods".
Mon, March 22, 2010 - 9:12 AM
... a characteristically fatalistic germanic idea there, that the primal chaos and wrath of long-imprisoned rokkr beings would inevitably overwhelm the order and civility of the Aesir. From this notion of Ragnarok the Christians derived their idea of Hell - even naming it after dear Hela (Angrboda and Loki's daughter), who presides over the dead in a land named for her, in heathen myth. The heathens, for their part, adored Christian Heaven enough to riff not one but four versions of it in their cosmology.
Mon, March 22, 2010 - 9:57 AM
Damn if I can remember where I swiped this image from. Probably reading more about the legend of loup garou. But you're saying it's actually Fenrir's glyph? The running svastika... of course. Does Loki have a glyph? Feel free to swipe this one if you wish.
Fascinating history, and those crazy Christians monks messing with history, yet also creating it. I wonder if rye for their bread was tainted with ergot or some other hallucinogen.
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