Anglo Saxon Pre-Christian Religion


Then Woden took nine glory-sticks killed the adder then, so that it flew into nine pieces, thus bringing about the apple and the poison so that she (the adder) would never enter a house. Give brownie coat, give brownie shirt, you shall get no more of brownie’s work Are we not sleek and fine boys? Why should we be cobblers any longer?


100 Responses

  1. Tommy Barlow

    November 17, 2019 9:52 pm

    Were there anglo-saxons before christianity in Britain?
    There were Picts (much further south than scotland), and celts. (gaya, galla)

  2. Francis Allen

    November 17, 2019 10:56 pm

    In my family we have believed in the old Saxon religion as long as we can remember it was brought to America back in the 1600's when my Ancestors came from England we still pray to our Gods Woden Thunner fraya frig Sunna Hell we pray in a form of old German and we still celebrate summer solstice winter solstice Yule this is not Wicca it's the old religion but I enjoyed your video on the old religion

  3. i am

    November 18, 2019 2:29 am

    & great sources to look up the grammatical deception they have done to enslave humanity are Jordan Maxwell, Santos Bonacci, Bill Cooper, Jamie, & Lee Michael. Jordan Maxwell you should do 1st, but I have spent the last 4 years on truth & these individuals are good souls & they truly just want to wake up their fellow human being so this chaos can stop

  4. Loki's Buddy

    November 18, 2019 2:48 am

    Simon I think you did a wonderful job on what is a very obscure and little attested subject. I'll be sharing this. Cheers from one of your many fans across the Pond!

  5. Light Heidi

    November 18, 2019 3:57 am

    I found your channel because of Baldric. This was really enjoyable and I hope you expand more on this subject.
    It is interesting how stories of little people is shared by so many countries. I had someone I work with from Mexico and she sharing folklore about little beings that live in the walls and if you make them mad they will do things to you like pull your hair while sleeping. That was similar to my grandmother’s stories from Scotland.

  6. roisin reilly

    November 18, 2019 9:46 am

    So interesting! Thank you for posting these videos. Out of interest, what do you think about the Way of Wyrd book?

  7. Sergeant_ Chris

    November 18, 2019 11:39 am

    We use Gigandas "Γίγαντας" in modern greek to mean Giant. In ancient greek Gigandas was the plural accusative case of the word Gigas "γίγας" which also meant giant and can still be used in modern greek. I'm pretty sure there's a connection. Maybe a common Indo-European root?

  8. Fumerie Hilaire

    November 18, 2019 1:44 pm

    Your ideas track very well with what we know about better attested ancient religions. Many deities and even some aspects of mythology are shared across Mesopotamia, the Levant and southern Anatolia. But the characteristics, superiority, actual reported doings and sayings of the gods of that region vary considerably from place to place and across time. Their names can vary in spelling and pronunciation etc. Enlil, El, Bel, Baal, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte etc they all have commonalities but their local significances and tales told of them vary quite a bit.

  9. Coc1 Coc1

    November 18, 2019 2:22 pm

    He talkin in english fluenty, i watched when he cant even say my name is.. In english.
    At least no one left behind..
    U know what i mean'

  10. There's so much to wait for & see in life - RM

    November 18, 2019 2:22 pm

    So he knows English now?!
    Can someone tell me how long it took to him?

  11. Михаило Лукић

    November 18, 2019 3:30 pm

    Some advice to you from a serbian or if you wish "slavic" fella. If you are trying to get to the ethimology of old words or names you can not get the whole picture without using and including old slavic languages or even modern languages witch where and still are dominant in Europe and further. For example if you take that "Wooden" or as you read it "Voden" ("Воден") – in serbian or in any other slavic language it basicaly means "the one that is made out of water" -(" voda" or "вода") plus "voditi" or "водити"
    or "vod" as a root also means "to guide" but its hard to explain in english. Also
    for "Micel" you have "Mocan" or "Моћан" – "the one that is powerfull" with a root "Moc" or "Моћ" which basically means "power". And if you take a "ikavica" sleng you get "Mic" or "Мић" which is the same thing. So you get "Mican" or "Мићан" – "the one that is powerfull" 🙂 Anyway my point is that trying to understand old Euro-Asian languages without including slavic languages (which are even today more similar to each other than any other group of languages) is like trying to drive a car with your eyes closed 😀 If we know where Saxony is and where the "Angls" lived, we should look who was theirs closest neighbours and with whom they interacted or lived. Anyway interesting video, I can see that you are interested in learning more about your own history. If you ever wish to learn something about slavic history I suggest "Mavro Orbini-The Kingdom of Slavs" if there is an english version of it. 🙂

  12. Michael Kenning

    November 18, 2019 4:05 pm

    Funnily enough, the giants of Greek mythology, whence the word came into English, were not big either. I should check that, though

  13. M Smith

    November 18, 2019 4:07 pm

    wow i just watched the vid yesterday of him speaking old english and he has lost the damn accent and learned new english so well! congrats man good work!

  14. The Emo Emu

    November 18, 2019 4:35 pm

    I would love to hear more about ettins, boggarts and so on. I'm one of those people who only know things like an ettin from D&D and thought them sort of a quasi-giant creature.

  15. Shinigami ジャッド

    November 18, 2019 4:41 pm

    I can’t tell if he really learned how to speak modern English or if that video of him speaking old English was a hoax. But that is one beautiful man

  16. Biotic Storm

    November 18, 2019 4:56 pm

    Christianity has destroyed indigenous religions and cultures throughout the globe. It’s honestly a shame.

  17. hijibijbij **

    November 18, 2019 5:49 pm

    Could elves refer to some pre-existing tribes which were conquered and enslaved by Celts and Anglo-Saxons? Because both the Cambrian and German rhymes suggest that elves ought to become free beings once they get to wear the clothes of their masters.

  18. ᚹᚪᚣᚾᛖ ᛒᛖᛚᛣ

    November 18, 2019 7:49 pm

    I like your conversational style and the absence of conjecture in your analyses.
    -Wayne Belk

  19. Jean-Kristof Bouton

    November 18, 2019 8:33 pm

    I'm glad Baldric learned modern english. I doubt I'd have understood much of this in Old English!

  20. Basically Well Fed

    November 18, 2019 8:45 pm

    Another white man running aaway from reality into childishness. The Saxons welcomed Christianity with open arms.

  21. Natmanprime

    November 18, 2019 10:32 pm

    What if it's: twos day, ones day, threes day, four day , and then you have star day, sun day and moon day. Two is before one for some gnostic reason probably…? You've also got a three- four dynamic…labour are pushing for a four day working week, maybe that's why?

  22. CLU3LE5S

    November 18, 2019 10:40 pm

    The similarities between Norse mythology and Pre-Christian Anglo Saxon mythology are just so clear that I believe they must have been very, very similar religions. The gods names are so similar and there is only a short distance from Scandinavia to England that it is possible they were so close to being the same. It seems the most logical conclusion until more evidence is uncovered.

  23. Atrhur Robey

    November 18, 2019 11:30 pm

    A pox upon Charlemagne the butcher and oathbreaker.

    Can we not just take the word of the old people?
    They tell us that Yggdrasil (Irminsul) had many houses.
    Vanerheim and Asirheim, being two.
    And then we cross-reference that with the genetic record and can conclude that the I haplogroup, the original inhabitants of the forests of Europe were the Vannier and the R haplogroup were the Asier, from Asia, from east of the Don river.

    Therefore we can guess that the Saxons worshiped Frey and Freya and the Asir deified their chieftain, Odin and Their pantheon of gods,Thor, Idun etc.
    An armistice was arranged when Our Dear Freya was married off to Odin.

    Further, I interpret the Jotnar to be Neanderthals, based upon their habits as described by the Norse.
    Jotnar, being formidable and more intelligent than humans were greatly prized as wives. Both Odin and Thor had Jotnar wives. One assumes that this enhanced their stature as Gods.

  24. LoneEagle2061

    November 18, 2019 11:47 pm

    What about Weyland? I understood that we knew a reasonable amount about him – or is it a question of umpteen competing local legends and what we "know" is an amalgamation of antiquarian legend-making?

  25. Rex Umbra

    November 19, 2019 12:24 am

    Considering how much ancient greek religion differed between different cities and across time periods, it would be foolish to say that the Anglo Saxon religion had not significantly differed from old Norse tradition while using many similar deities.

  26. Christopher Lewis

    November 19, 2019 12:59 am

    The Fact I can hear Vehicles passing in the background of your videos.

    Kind of undermines credibility.

  27. Zoltan

    November 19, 2019 2:38 am

    These videos are very interesting. I was surprised to hear him speaking modern English. In the last video that I watched, he could understand English, but couldn't speak it.

  28. Tom S

    November 19, 2019 2:46 am

    Very interesting subject matter, I've been looking for someone with an extensive knowledge on this! Subbed and watching your vids now

  29. Logan Owens

    November 19, 2019 3:20 am

    You guys, nobody "only speaks old English" in 2019. The other video was all acting. I'm amazed at the fact that people are this uninformed.

  30. kr7kr

    November 19, 2019 4:01 am

    Please make video about flossing your teeth. Use flat, unwaxed green floss, and make grunting sounds while you’re doing it. Like a guinea pig.

  31. john lilburne

    November 19, 2019 11:19 am

    being an anglo saxon I would love to learn the anglo saxon language could you do some simple 5 minute video lessons.
    you do marvellous stuff and you will become famous and successful

  32. Rasheed Khan

    November 19, 2019 11:28 am

    Subscribed. I love this kind of knowledge with absolutely no practical application! Although I am off to a pub quiz later. Let's hope there's one about Dobbies!

  33. Citizen 1984

    November 19, 2019 12:01 pm

    Anglo Saxon…Saxon = Isaacs sons.

    Go to the subverted history …by Asha logos for the begignings. Go to e Raymond Capt..pastor comparet…Clifton emaheiser and others to study the Hebrew roots of the saxons and other groups

    Stop larping as a pagan and pretending this information isn't becoming more and more available. Strong men seek truth wherever it lies. They don't worry what pagang will think if we finally exclaim we really were hebrews

    The snake is possibly a confused reference to the snake in the garden of Eden. Perhaps the poison is the yoke of 'Satan' ( adversary, enemy of God)…I'd need to do more research but there's great info out there on Hebrew old testament roots of the pagan religions

  34. Sergeant Shultz

    November 19, 2019 12:21 pm

    Because religion is bad so we should just write it out of history. Just like bc and ad. We use bce and ce. Becauwe, u Kno, one day we just decided it was the common era at year zero don't ask why shut up nothing else affected this decision!

  35. AntonDoesMusic

    November 19, 2019 3:33 pm

    Just discovered your channel and started plowing through most of them. Really interesting insight on our old languages and how they evolved. Thank you for putting these videos together!

  36. judaspreistvlct

    November 19, 2019 5:11 pm

    Anglo Saxon Pre-Catholic* Religion.
    Why, you might ask? It preserved the vanity which they dearly held on to in much the same way as a drunkard hangs on to his wine bottle.

  37. James Weller

    November 19, 2019 5:33 pm

    You bring up such interesting topics, and your presentation is so logical, I'm able to follow your progression very easily, and even though I'm hearing new words and off a new Concepts, we are very clear to me. You have a gift!

    BTW: The thunder in the background was perfect.

  38. Sirinwara

    November 19, 2019 6:49 pm

    I would argue with the theory of … would become w… in Old English.
    W sounds do not normally just 'appear' but they tend to disappear to make the pronunciation of words easier.
    I have studied Swedish at the excellent ELTE university in Budapest and here are some words below – English first, Swedish second.
    Word – ord
    Work – yrke
    The w sound has long ago disappeared from Swedish but it is and has been present in English so I suggest that originally – back in the Saxon-Germanic Urheimat it might have been Wotan

  39. Nautilus 211

    November 19, 2019 7:01 pm

    im confused. This dude is a native english speaker. The other video made me think he grew up in a cave somewhere on a island off the coast and only spoke old english. Explain?

  40. seaxdēor cyning

    November 19, 2019 7:06 pm

    As an Anglo-Saxon Heathen I should say that this is gold! Thanks for posting that.

    However, I friendly disagree in some points here, and I just want to say what I think, just to contribute to the discussion, not to diminish your work, which is great, of course.

    The first point is about the "Old Anglicisation" of Ullr and Heimdallr. Ullr seems to be a quite particular Norse deity, and (as far as I'm concerned) some AS Heathens think that Hāma could be the early English counterpart of Heimdallr. I cannot say anything for sure about that because I just don't use any Anglicised form of Heimdallr in my practices.

    You could've mentioned other very English god-like figures as Wēland and Wada for instance, *Hrēða is a poorly attested but she might count among the English deities. A nice discussion is about Bældæġ and Bealdor as well, and I think this figure can be a bit less doubtlessly linked to a Scandinavian deity (Baldr).

    Not a deity, but an important aspect of Old English religion seems to be the concept of Wyrd, which you might be quite more familiarised than I am. I would love to see you commenting on that.

    Finally, there is the "Old Anglicisation" of the concept of Ragnarök. There is in the Old Saxon poem "Heliand" as well as in an Old High German poem a mention to a cognate of the Scandinavian word "Musspell". Musspell, in Old Norse mythology, you certainly know that is the name of a fiery place. In both continental poems the cognate seem to be used in the context of the Christian final judgement, though. This seems to me to point out that the continental concept of "collapse of the world" in a Pre-Christian concept may have existed under the concept of mudspelli/Musspell.

    I would like to reaffirm that your video was great, and these may just be some ideas for you to work in the future if you want so, thanks for your video!

  41. Brian Schmeichell

    November 19, 2019 7:13 pm

    With this interest in old germanic langueges you must have some experience with the works of professor Tolkien. Please make a video about it.

  42. jazzochannel

    November 19, 2019 7:19 pm

    on the topic of nisse, slavic traditions or folklore (not sure how old) also have this concept of a "house spirit". In russian folk tales from the last 200 years you can find a creature called "domovoi" which more or less literaly means "the createure of the home" . I grew up in Norway and my impression is that older (not ancient) slavic and nordic cultures share alot of symbolism and everyday wisdom and common sense:

  43. jazzochannel

    November 19, 2019 7:28 pm

    my personal (non-informed) interpretadion is that jotner are regular people. jotun is the home of people as opposed to the home of gods. they are "great" because they challenged the gods in the mythology.

  44. Ben Marshall

    November 19, 2019 11:06 pm

    the Anglo Saxons embraced the worship of the one true God. The God of the Christians and were defeated by the pious Normans who were even more zealous for the one true God than them… Evidenced by a church being in every single village of England… You see the betrayl of YHWH by England is leading to greater and greater darkness until this land will descend into anarchy and civil war. The truth of Jesus Christ is the only answer for a pagan celebrity worshipping England which Im ashamed to be from

  45. Jasmine Iqbal

    November 19, 2019 11:34 pm

    It's not like this. They're religion was about nature and fire like Parsis. They worship for animal spirits like horse and cow. Cow was like a holy thing.

  46. Realm of the misunderstood

    November 19, 2019 11:47 pm

    Omg you kind of look like Daniel Durant and I’m living for it. On a more important note, this video was very interesting, thank you for educating us!


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