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RUNE STONES ...




The rune stones of the Viking period were erected in memory of the dead – mostly powerful people – and their honourable deeds. They were intended to be visible and were painted in bright colours. The stones often stood near roads or bridges, where many people passed by. They were not necessarily placed at the burial of the person they commemorated.

Their inscriptions feature the names of the people who lived and died at this time. They also provide information about the travels, great achievements and sad fates of these individuals. 

The runic inscriptions always name the people who erected the stones and those the stones were raised for. Rune stones were placed in honour of both men and women. Often mentioned are the deceased’s closest kin, position in society, perhaps a short description of his or her character and the circumstances surrounding death. The inscription can also include the rune carver’s name and a curse upon anyone who dares to desecrate the stone. In addition, after the introduction of Christianity, a prayer for the soul of the deceased might be present. Ornamentation and images are also found upon rune stones.

Runes carved upon rune stones also served a variety of purposes, not only to tell a history of someone, in fact, we have a variety of examples of magical or mystical purpose.

The stone in other planes could be like a mirror in which other entities could read what someone is carving on the stone, that's the reason why some people carve it like someone were watching from the other side, beside that, it's a fundamental pillar to establish a geometrical figure or to maintain a solid energetic structure ... the most powerful and permanent element of magic, through this element, the energy materializes on earth ...

JL Rod













TUATHA DÉ DANANN ...



The Tuatha Dé Danann are Celtic pre-Christian gods with supernatural ability and were of great importance to Gaelic people. They belong to the Otherworld community whose world was reached through mists, hills, lakes, ponds, wetland areas, caves, ancient burial sites, cairns and mounds. Their association with ancient Neolithic and Bronze Age burial mounds is probably linked to the importance these sites had for the people of pre-history. They were places of communal interment for the ancestors of the Celts of northwest Europe who are descended from the native Neolithic peoples of these lands. Their story was passed on for many centuries in oral tradition.
  


The name Tuatha Dé is thought to derive from old Irish Gaelic meaning ‘people of the gods’.
The Dagda was a very important leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His brothers included Ogma and according to some sources Lir. Lir was known as the God of the Sea and is said to be the father of the children in the " Irish legend of the Children of Lir ". He is also said to be the father of Manannán mac Lir, heavily associated with the Isle of Man where he is seen as the Islands first ruler. Manannán is also a significant feature in Scottish and Irish mythology. He is also cognate with the Welsh Manawydan fab Llŷr. Within these old beliefs other entities of the Otherworld are also mentioned. They include the Aos Si, sometimes suggested as separate from the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the Fomhóraigh. The Fomhóraigh have been seen by some as a darker more ominous relative. The distinctions between the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Fomhóraigh are however, blurred, with many interconnections and shared ancestry between the two. The idea of fairies and the old burial mounds as "fairy hills" seem to be a later anglicised invention/interpretation of the old stories.
The Tuatha Dé (Danann) formed an important part of the Gaelic peoples understanding of the world in which they lived. The myths and stories of these supernatural entities were handed down in oral tradition for centuries. Over time these stories varied and developed. The ancient tales were further altered and adapted by monastic scribes in order to adhere to their Christian belief whilst at the same time seeking to ease the people’s transition toward Christian conversion. In understanding this it needs to be acknowledged that the monastic scholars provided a valuable written account of elements of these ancient myths. They present some evidence to modern researchers who seek to unravel our ancestor’s beliefs and gain an understanding of the gods they worshipped.
Many of the Tuatha Dé Danann are mentioned in the Book of Leinster, compiled in the mid twelfth century but comprising of older texts, themselves based on age-old oral tradition.

Important figures which have been linked by various sources to the Tuatha Dé Danann.

  • Dagda (The Dagda) : The leader and father figure and druid of the Tuatha Dé and symbol of life and death. Also known as Ruadh Rofhessa (Red One Great in Knowledge). He is said to have had a bottomless cauldron and to have been very powerful, wielding a mighty club. Dagda was seen to be a wise leader with abundant skills and is known as "the good god". Amongst his many lovers he is noted for his relationship with Boann, a river goddess from whom the River Boyne takes its name. Among Dagda’s offspring is Brigid and he is a brother of Ogma.
  • Lir : God of the Sea. Father of Manannán mac Lir. Also seen as the father of the Children of Lir renowned in Irish Legend. He is cognate with the Welsh God Llŷr. 
  • Ogma : Brother of The Dagda, associated with learning and credited with creating Ogham script.
  • Lugh : God of the sun and light, harvests and associated with arts and crafts. A great warrior and according to the Ulster Cycle father of the legendary Cú Chulainn. Linked to a number of sites in Ireland he spent part of his childhood in the Isle of Man where he was trained by Manannán mac Lir who loaned him his horse Enbarr who could travel over land and sea. 
  • Nuada (of the Silver Arm) : Once King of the Danaans. His hand lost in battle it was replaced with one made of silver. Lugh was said to have fought on behalf of the Tuatha Dé Danann whilst Nuada was having his new silver arm made. 
  • Dian Cécht : Grandfather of Lugh. He is the god of medicine and made the arm of silver for Nuada.
  • Brigid : Daughter of The Dagda. Goddess and also origin of the Christian Saint Brigid. She was a fertility goddess and is associated with the feast of Imbolg. Imbolg is the second of the four ancient yearly Celtic festivals ( Imbolg : start of spring on 1st February ).
  • Dana : Described by some as an Irish mother goddess and the mother of the Danaans.
  • Aengus Óg : Son of Dagda and Boann and associated with love. He is said to have taken possession of Brú na Bóinne (Boyne Valley), which is the location of the ancient monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. 
  • Morrigan : Irish Goddess associated with war, prophesy and the ability to enchant. In the Ulster Cycle she is depicted changing her form into a wolf, eel and cow in her entanglement with Cú Chulainn. Sometimes described as forming one of three sister goddesses. 
  • Áine : Associated with sovereignty and a number of sites around Ireland bare her name. She is seen as linked to summer and the sun and therefore also to good harvests.
  • Macha : One of a number of figures named Macha in Celtic mythology. Macha wife of Cruinniac is associated with the curse of the warriors of Ulster. Cruinniuc boasted that his wife could run faster than the king’s horses; the king then ordered she race against them. Macha was forced to do this even though in the later stages of pregnancy. Although she won the race she gave birth to twins directly afterwards and she cursed the men of Ulster for the ordeal she had been put through. The nature of the curse was that at the time they were needed the most they were laid low.
  • Sionna : Granddaughter of Lir - associated with Spring water. She goes to Cóelrind Well to gain knowledge but is drowned when not adhering to established protocols. She is swept along the waters of the flooding well which form the River Shannon which is named after Sionna.
  • Manannán mac Lir : Son of Lir and associated with islands, magical mists and the sea. Said to be first ruler of the Isle of Man, he fostered and trained Lugh there before being sent back to Ireland to engage in battle. Manannán's wife was Fand who sought to lure Cú Chulainn from Emer.

  • Tre Dee' Dana : The three brothers of Art and Craftsmanship: Gobniu - the smith. Credne - the goldsmith. Luchtaine - the carpenter. They forged the weapons that the Tuatha Dé Danann used in battle.

INTENTION … INTENCIÓN …



Sea la intención un espejo y reflejo de su propia acción.

Sea recibida en sí multiplicada por 3 en su propia manifestación.

Elfos, hadas, duendes y gnomos respondiendo todos al AMOR del Mago y su bendita intención.

Sea el señor del bosque firme en su protección para con la vida y el bienestar de la propia creación.
JL. Rod



Intention: a reflection and mirror of its own action

received by itself multiplied by 3 in its own manifestation.

Elves, fairies, goblins and gnomes, responding all to the love of the magician and his Holy intention.

Lord of the forest, firm, in his protection for life and well-being of creation.
JL. Rod





CONNECTION …


Las Runas conectan lo pequeño con lo grande
  
en la naturaleza de todas las cosas naturales
  
iluminando el camino natural de lo natural en lo armónico 

sanando y equilibrando 

en la prosperidad y la riqueza del Ser.

JL. Rod



GODS AND GODDESS OF THE AGES




Magic, wisdom, strength, light and love

In the silence of the night begins a new day 

in the beginning always the end and in the end a new beginning 

And creativity dreams with future, the inevitable encounter with ancestors and forefathers 

And his deep and complete wisdom with magic as truth and craziness as a principle

And in the blood the link, the only link, the real and authentic relationship, connection and bonding ...


JL. Rod.


Magia, sabiduría, fuerza, luz y amor 

En el silencio de la noche empieza un nuevo día 

En el principio siempre el final y en el final un nuevo comienzo 

Y la creatividad ensueña en el futuro el inevitable encuentro con ancestros y antepasados 

Y su profunda y completa sabiduría con la magia como verdad y la locura como principio 

Y en la sangre el vínculo, el único vínculo, el verdadero y autentico parentesco, conexión y unión ...

JL.Rod



O 3 DO



Canto y grito en el silencio de la expansión

esconde el Don

para que todos vean su manifestación

traqueteo de la emoción

fluye sin vacilación

rebosante de seres transeúntes de su escondida realización

y los ojos del mundo antiguo

miran con su magia encantada 

la vieja fábrica encontrada

virtud sin límites realizada
JL. Rod