March 23, 2010 – Inguz

Inguz

Inguz is the suffix –ing

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Ing was first seen by men among the East-Danes,
till, followed by his chariot,he departed eastwards over the waves.So the Heardingas named the hero.

Again, Inguz makes it’s appearance this week, now as the rune of the day. So far my intuition about the erotic and sexual nature of Inguz has been strongly confirmed. I think something that should be explained is that the erotic nature of Inguz applied to male homosexuality. Thus, one should now understand that I am male homosexual, or homophile or queer, which is the terminology I prefer. A facet of pre-christian culture which is often overlooked by many, especially within runic information, although there is a very direct connection made within the poem Lokasenna, in which Loki visits the gods while Odhinn is throwing a party, a party which Loki did not receive an invite to. He crashes the party though, and proceeds to insult every god that challenges him, giving away their secrets and revealing their foibles and flaws. When Odhinn and Loki get into this argument, they both point out that they have taken on female forms and acted as women, Loki when he seduced a Jotun’s horse away, Odhinn to learn more in the knowledge and arts of women, particularly their magical arts, which is often perceived as being Seid.
Freyr, as the Vanic god of virility and grain, as well as the counterpart to his sister Freya, a goddess of Love, fertility and sexuality, of course complement each other quite well. As Freyr also embodies forbidden or difficult love because of his union with a Jotun woman, is also no stranger to the “love that dare not speak it’s name.” Inguz also shares in this essence, and so it’s power is well suited to male homophiles, and also speaking to the mysteries of the male homophile.

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