THIS IS WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR.
DEMONS: Those who read the demon blogs know that a lot of it is channeled from a bandwidth that includes many depths, some surfaces, some enemies, some friends. This post comes from that place, and as an artist, I revere the crazy stuff. I am not a Nazi or a homophobe, but let’s have some fun. OWLS.
Why is the greatest god of the VIKINGS a nanny goat?
Let’s consider what was at stake here. Survival.
Humans cannot survive for long on plants alone. The human metabolism cannot make 8 of the amino acids necessary to sustain life. These are called the 8 “essential” amino acids.
They can come from a cross of a seed and a grain. Hence the primacy of THE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH.
Mexicans employed tortillas –also rice — and beans. Today’s diet of rice, tortillas, beans, AND a meat is the overkill of starch that destroyed my father’s health and caused his early death at the age of 77. If we understood this, we would not do things wrong again.
However, for optimum health, we also need fat, and the many nutrients in both the milk and the body of the animal lead to a vibrant health.
What is the large animal most likely to survive in hard times?
Cows and sheep — the aristocrats — eat grass, which is scarce — and the cause of much actual war, even within America. Read the history of the West.
A goat can eat just about any vegetation. We complain when they eat — and digest — our shoes! But that is the beauty and majesty of the goat.
What would a day in the life of a goat herder look like?
A boy or few boys — for girls were likely to be attacked — could milk the goats in the morning and have breakfast directly from that source. They could take them out to wilder regions besides the farm’s garden to consume whatever vegetation was available. This is why we call them “scrub goats” — they eat weeds. Their dung is small, round, dry pellets that can be collected and brought back to the farm for use as fertilizer. When their life was over, their skin could be used for tents or overgarments. Their horns could be used for various objects. Their hooves were a valuable source of gelatin. And their flesh, of course, is delicious.
They were the most important ruminant animal in the repertoire of much of the world’s farming, including that of Northern Europe.
The strongest god was needed to protect these animals – not make war.
Thor was always taking abuse because he CHOSE to be the real guy of the humans.
Thor was not a fierce wolf or a deadly bear like Odin. He was not a serpent or an eagle. He was not that impressive in maledom. He was also not the god of ecstasy in alcohol. Odin was a god of folks who had a lot of grazing land — the aristocrats — who could afford NOT to worry about agriculture on the scale of a single extended family but about the AGRIBUSINESS style where you simply traded with large concerns for whatever food you wanted. As with us. And had lots of entertainment in war.
Thor, on the other hand, was small, bleeting and underfoot. He was easily dominated and kind of stupid for getting himself domesticated like this. Nevertheless, he was the source of life and the means of having a culture based on more than just THE STRONGEST SURVIVE in perpetual war, corruption, and crime.
He was always at the side of the housewife who dutifully collected the milk and transformed it into useful and wonderful products like cheese that could keep the long winter when there was nothing else.
And, when necessary, he could lay down his life as food for the good of his people, and he could teach and heal them, even in death, as THE CHRISTIAN DEVIL, as opposed to the Lamb of God, who was also great but not as easily kept as a goat. As the New Testament says, “He that is greatest among you shall be your servant” (KJV Matthew 23:11).
We can speculate the the religions of SHEEP and COWS — useful for huge estates owned by aristocrats — were instituted in order to maintain the status quo of the 1% by its very structure. The small family farm with a few goats was contrary to these interests and therefore the animal involved in family magick was demonized.
It is ironic that the fascist Nazis instituted a war in the interest of the 1% using the popular god who tended to the interests of the common people. This lamentable choice of symbolism is with us yet and must be understood in proper context while not condoning terrorism in any form, especially among the well-fed.