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Mitopoiesis

A complementary mythology derivated from Proto-Germanic language.

The current edition contains a thorough review of the entire text, which has allowed the series to recall the same sources of mythological truth based on the Proto-Germanic language which is, in fact, the true source where a work on Arminius the Cheruscan must focus: the Germanic culture of I BC - I AD.

Excerpt from Note on mitopoiesis in the saga at the end of TWILIGHT OF THE ÆSIR:

"This chapter, which could lead to an extensive lecture given its importance, is summed back to an exhibition of elective criteria, used to distinguish between the general mythology, as an ideological framework imposed to tribal thinking of a given time, and a philological derivation that shapes a local imagery, confined to the creation of mythology to complement the literary re-creation of a remote time and its religious feeling, which always will be closely bound to its philological sense.

In the nordic mythology, friction between the Vanir and the Æsir reflects the transition from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The local Vanir in the series are a derivation from Proto-Germanic and Indogermanic roots. The deities are located in the root of the language, these roots being enough "magic power" because of its significance for the folks of the Bronze Age. The origin of this phenomenon is to be found in the dawn of European civilization, and although the idealization of the Æsir own the Late Bronze Age is imposed on the model of thinking, does not move the previous model, that of the Vanir, but is printed above, creating several layers that coexist. Thus, mythology, religion and folklore creates three layers that are actively involved in the organization of the ideological sense of that time, and in their wealth and apparent confusion has to find the rule itself, and not on the division of these elements or in its isolation.

The combinations used in various parts of the story, especially in the storytelling of wizards and interventions related to the oral tradition of myth among Cherusci, such as the use of funkalfar respond to the composition itself, linked with the roots in the Germanic languages. Funka, ancestor of spark, dazzle (current funken New High German, nhd. onwards.), joins germ. alfar, plural of elves, to compose a mitopoiesis: funkalfar, which means fire-elves or rather dwellers of the spark. " (...) "