Today below this writing I’ll leave information about the history of the nine noble virtues, but well also talk about what they mean to us. It is true that they were set in motion by national socialist. These core values are not a bad thing and never should be taken lightly. Although the folk know a days need to be weeded through. Some have trouble leaving their past ills behind and have no want of change. This in itself brings us to the second for this week which is Truth.
Merriam webster Definition of Truth the body of real things, events, and facts ACTUALITY the state of being the case. Often capitalized a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true.
Truth for many can be hard to hear let alone comprehended, in todays world the more deception that can be laid the harder it seems to press to find a form of truth. In this is where comfort comes into play that even a small grain is satisfactory. But for thoughts who are not satisfied truth can be seen as some enlightened journey that they spend their entire lives on. In this process do some seldom find what they are looking for, but they replace it with the journey and except the reality at the end of the road. So, in some ways this is the truth they were looking for.
But as for our folk that truth is the spiritual enlightenment and wading through the streams of nonsense and cryptic rhetoric. Only by doing this and learning what knowledge is and the utilization of it can we find our true selves. People well try and stop your unforeseen forces well try and stop you. Sometimes your forced to take a backseat and let it play out, then one day it hits you and some of the puzzle snaps in place. This is the will of Wryd or more commonly known as the Fate.
Indeed, truth is a hard thing to comprehend, many thinking that they our enlightened seem to ask the questions of why I am here and are we alone in the universe. I say why bother with things you have no control over, but the why am I here well we can find that out when we see are web that is weaved.
Below is a brief history provided by Wikileaks
The Nine Noble Virtues, NNV, or 9NV are two sets of moral and situational ethical guidelines within certain sects of Odinism and Ásatrú. One set was codified by former member of Sir Oswald Mosley‘s British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, John Yeowell (a.k.a. Stubba) and John Gibbs-Bailey (a.k.a. Hoskuld) of the Odinic Rite in 1974, and the other set codified by Stephen A. McNallen of the Asatru Folk Assembly in 1983.
However, others believe that the earlier set, the one the Odinic Rite claim they codified, were originally put together and labelled as the Nine Noble Virtues (the “9NV”) by Edred Thorsson during his time with the original AFA. They are supposedly based on virtues found in historical Norse paganism, gleaned from various sources including the Poetic Edda (particularly the Havamal and the Sigrdrífumál), and as evident in the Icelandic Sagas).
The Nine Charges are a different list of more explicitly phrased moral or ethical guidelines codified at about the same time. The Six-Fold Goal is yet another list of virtues, given as “Right, Wisdom, Might, Harvest, Frith and Love” by Stephen Flowers (a.k.a. Edred Thorsson) in 1989.
The Aesirian Code of Nine is also used by some practitioners of Heathenism, consisting of “honor, knowledge, protect, flourish, change, fairness, conflict, balance and control.”
|“Nine Noble Virtues” |
Fidelity Discipline Hospitality Self-Reliance Industriousness Perseverance
|“Some Odinist Values” Strength is better than weakness. Courage is better than cowardice. |
Joy is better than guilt.
Honor is better than dishonor.
Freedom is better than slavery.
Kinship is better than alienation.
Realism is better than dogmatism.
Vigor is better than lifelessness.
Ancestry is better than rootlessness
The Nine Charges were codified by the Odinic Rite in the 1970s.
- To maintain candor and fidelity in love and devotion to the tried friend: though he strikes me I will do him no scathe.
- Never to make wrongsome oath: for great and grim is the reward for the breaking of plighted troth.
- To deal not hardly with the humble and the lowly.
- To remember the respect that is due to great age.
- To suffer no evil to go unremedied and to fight against the enemies of Faith, Folk and Family: my foes I will fight in the field, nor will I stay to be burnt in my house.
- To succor the friendless but to put no faith in the pledged word of a stranger people.
- If I hear the fool’s word of a drunken man I will strive not: for many a grief and the very death growth from out such things.
- To give kind heed to dead people: straw dead, sea dead or sword dead.
- To abide by the enactments of lawful authority and to bear with courage the decrees of the Norn’s.