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Vanatrú Italia has its own symbol, published in appendix of “La Stregoneria dei Vani, Anaelsas edizioni, 2015”, as an archaeological encoding of the author of the proto-runes displayed in the database.
The seal contains the esoteric symbology of the autochthonous and mystery cults of the scandinavian section.
Its identification with the cult of the Goddess (or Goddesses) of Old Europe and the masteries of GinUr (seed of the Jötunn), makes this seal a complete working of the initiatory and occult phase of the belly of the Miðgarð, in its relationship with the three roots of Yggdrasil.
This seal is proposed as an archetype of the faction that represents, due to the presence of the open dots, in the key of localization of sacred areas present in vast sites of Old Europe.
In this regard, we dissociate from considering the symbol depicted in the Anglo-Saxon Sceatta of 695-740 AD (figure 1), which proposes a stylized hedgehog, since the symbolism postpones the manifestation of the root of the Vanir people.
Instead, the use of full and open “dots” by the Anglo-Saxon people is interesting: these are elements that belong to the symbolism of the sacred areas recovered in the above mentioned database and in the cinerary urns (check this post) related to the range found in our Italy, precisely in Tuscany.
Sceatta, or sceat, is a numismatic term used to indicate small silver coins minted during the anglo-saxon period in the english and friesland area.
The term was associated with these coins in the seventeenth century, based on interpretations of the code of laws of Ethelbert of Kent and the codification of the Beowulf saga.
Later, these coins were probably used as pennies by the more recent Anglo-Saxon kings.
They are variegated coins, very different from each other, organized in dissimilar types, both according to a numerical classification of the British Museum, in the numismatic section of H. Grueber in 1890, and from the alphabetical phase of Stuart Rigold.
Coin with face – Monita Scorum – Sceatta (figure 2)
Right: diadem and draped profile, right bust with MONITA SCORVM + legend inside the raised border.
Reverso: hedgehog figure (degraded bust) inside the raised border.
S. 824 (834A); N. -; see Metcalf, Thryms and Sceattas, volume 3, p. 435-436 for the discussion of the type and figures; see Metcalf and Den Velde, The monetary economy of the Netherlands, c. 690-760 and trade with England: a study of the “Porcupine” Sceatts of the E series, JMP 96, p. 220.
From Marian Archibald: the reverse legend is an abbreviation for MONITA S (an) C (t) ORVM and that this type has affinity with the Q and T series; the bust has similarities to those seen on late Roman types with most of the research points recorded by eastern England.
Anglo-Saxon Coin – Sceatta with Porcupine figure (figure 3)
Right: Porcupine head facing right.
Reverse: angular symbol that is repeated in the various series of this phase.
Vanatrú Italia proposes the Sigil of the Vanir (figure 4)
in the necromantic practices, for the strong relationship with the ground containing a part of the Seed proper to the Jötunn.
It is very well associated with the working with bones (always in relation to the seals displayed in “Kindirúnar. Il Grimorio Necromantico, Anaelsas edizioni, 2016”)
Working with bones is fundamental for a Northern Witch, especially for a witchcraft section of this magnitude.
The scandinavian tradition of our Vanatrú current, offers us a large part of training on bone working for defense purposes.
We live in a secular mock country (Italy) that opts to follow the pro-abrahamic/papal line. Therefore, we are bound only to the use of animal recovery in wooded areas, even if our icelandic folk delights us with further extensions.
For the Anglo-Saxon Sceatta:
For more information:
Laugrith Heid, La Stregoneria dei Vani, Anaelsas edizioni.
Laugrith Heid, Kindirúnar, Le Rune della Stirpe, Il Grimorio Necromantico, Anaelsas edizioni.
Laugrith Heid, Rún, i tre aspetti di una Runa, Anaelsas edizioni.
Laugrith Heid, Helvíti Svarturgaldur, Manuale pratico di Opera Necromantica Nord Europea, Anaelsas edizioni.
Laugrith Heid, Tröld*R: il Fjölkynngisbók. Magia, Stregoneria e Folk Nord Europeo, Anaelsas edizioni.
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