Collective Unconscious ~ Widukind ~ Wedekind ~ Wittekind ~ A Germanic Hero of the Dark Ages Speaks His Mind in the 21st Century ~ Genetic Memory

  • ID: I5637
  • Name: Widukind of Saxony
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Witekind I”The Great” von Engern
  • Birth: BEF 768 in Saxony, Germany 1
  • Baptism: 785 2 3
  • Burial: Enger 1
  • Death: 10 AUG 807 in Ingern, Germany 1
  • Name: Widukind “The Great” of Saxony 3
  • Name: Widukind (Wittikind) King of Saxony 1
  • Name: Wittikind Von Engern 3
  • Birth: ABT 730 2 3
  • Death: 807 2 3
  • Note:

WITEKIND I, the Great, King of Saxony and first Duke of the Saxons; conquered by Charlemagne who allowed him to use the title of Duke of Engern and Westphalia; died 807; married, first, Geva, daughter of Goteric, King of Denmark; second, Svatana, daughter of a Prince in Bohemia.
(Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 63)

He was a Saxon leader, duke of Saxony and the chief antagonist of Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars. He was the son of the Westphalian chief Warnechin and of Gunilda of Rügen. He married Geva of Westfold (* about 770; ? 800), daughter of the Danish king Goimo I and sister of the Danish kings Ragnar and Siegfried.

Widukind was the moving spirit in the struggles of the Saxons for their independence and continuation of their traditional faith. Frankish accounts of the Saxon Wars give only scant outlines of his character. After Charlemagne subdued the Saxons in 777, Widukind found refuge with his wife’s relatives in Denmark. When Charlemagne went to Spain in 778, Widukind returned and revived the rebellion, and the Saxons raided Frankish regions. Several more times Widukind had to flee, and eventually Charlemagne subdued the Saxons and inflicted terrible punishment at the Bloody Verdict of Verden where 4,500 tribal leaders were allegedly beheaded (modern research questions these reports; see the article about the Verden trial for details).

The bitter struggles involved Wends and Frisians as well and continued until Charlemagne succeeded in persuading Widukind to accept Christianity. Widukind was baptized in 785 along with many of his people. The Pope ordered a general feast of thanksgiving. Widukind took no part in further Saxon wars. He soon became one of the heroes of legend and eventually appeared as a saintly figure and the builder of many churches. He is believed to have been buried at Enger near Herford around 808. However, the monumental tomb in the church of Enger is not from the 9th century, and so it is doubtful if the corpse inside is actually that of Widukind.
According to myth Widukind rode a black horse prior to his baptism and a white horse afterwards. The black horse is depicted in the coat of arms of the district of Herford, while his white horse is depicted on the flags of the North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony states of Germany.
(Wikipedia)

Died January 7, 0809 in Engern, Schaumberg, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

I noted that the information on the English, French (pro-Charlemagne/Franks) and German (pro-Widukind/Saxon) wikipedia sites vary.
Not surprising.

Other sources;

Family Tree

Berthoald (died 622) was the Duke of the Saxons during the reign of the Frankish kingsChlothar II and his son Dagobert I, the last ruling Merovingians.[1] He despised Frankish suzerainty and rebelled, but was defeated. His story is told in the Liber Historiae Francorum (727) and the Gesta Dagoberti (830s), both sources partial to the Merovingian kings.

Berthoald followed by Theoderic

Theoderic or Theodoric was the leader of the Saxons in 743–744. Onomastics suggests that he was related to the family of Widukind.[citation needed]

In 743 the Frankishmayors of the palace, the brothers Pepin the Short and Carloman, marched against Odilo of Bavaria, who was nominally a Frankish subject. Carloman then turned north towards Saxony, which had ceased to pay the annual tribute of cows which the Franks had extorted first in the sixth century, and conquering the castrum of Ho(o)hseoburg forced the Saxon duke Theoderic to surrender at a placitum held at that same place.

The brothers invaded Saxony again the next year (744) and Theoderic was captured.

Succeeded by Widukind

SAXONY DUKES – Foundation for Medieval Genealogy

The family of Widukind constituted one of the three main power sources in Saxony until well into the 11th century.

Very little is known about Widukind’s life. His name literally translates as “Child of the wood”, more probably a kenning than a proper name. All sources about him stem from his enemies, the Franks, who painted a negative picture, representing him as an “insurgent” and a “traitor”. While Widukind was considered the leader of the Saxon resistance by the Franks, his exact role in the military campaigns is unknown.

Collective Unconscious ~ Widukind ~ Wedekind ~ Wittekind ~ A Germanic Hero of the Dark Ages Speaks His Mind in the 21st Century ~ Genetic Memory

The following page is an investigation into an interesting ancestral racial memory I have chanced upon, maybe something I inherited according to current science speculations which is building on the work of Carl G. Jung.

Genetic memory is invoked to explain the racial memory postulated by Carl Jung. In Jungian psychology, racial memories are posited memories, feelings, and ideas inherited from our ancestors as part of a “collective unconscious“.

Jung hit upon his theory of the collective unconscious during psychoanalysis of his patients’ dreams. He believed that the symbolism he found was prominent in his patients’ dreams often bore marks of a specific ancestral history. This type of symbolism is a type of dream event that is difficult to explain by anything in the dreamer’s own life.

Maybe Carl Jung was right. He described what he termed the “collective unconscious.” I call it genetic memory.

Leslie, who has never had a music lesson in his life, intuitively knows “the rules of music” according to professional musicians who have met him. George, and his brother Charles, instinctively know “the rules of mathematics” and can compute multi-digit prime numbers, never having studied them, yet cannot correctly multiply 6 x 5, for example. Alonzo, with no training in art, has access to the “rules of art” which allow him to duplicate three dimension animals from a two dimension photo; he also was able to just instinctively armature his horse figures in order to capture them in motion, a skill other artists train for years to master. A music professor says, about Matt, the 14 year prodigious savant now known around the world as the “Mozart of jazz”: “He seems to know things beyond his own existence.”

Someone once said about Mozart himself that he really didn’t ‘compose’ anything; he simply wrote down that which was already inscribed on his soul.

This fascinating and intriguing concept is attracting more and more interest as scientist are beginning to recognise that humans (and other animals) possess genetic memory – memories passed down to them from their ancestors through their genes.  This idea is now becoming a plausible explanation for how “child prodigies” can have innate and complicated knowledge of subjects way beyond their years or normal accepted level of understanding.

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.

A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid a smell passed their aversion on to their “grandchildren”.

Experts said the results were important for phobia and anxiety research.

The animals were trained to fear a smell similar to cherry blossom.

The team at the Emory University School of Medicine, in the US, then looked at what was happening inside the sperm.

They showed a section of DNA responsible for sensitivity to the cherry blossom scent was made more active in the mice’s sperm.

Both the mice’s offspring, and their offspring, were “extremely sensitive” to cherry blossom and would avoid the scent, despite never having experienced it in their lives.

Changes in brain structure were also found.

“The experiences of a parent, even before conceiving, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations,” the report concluded.

Thus the multitude of coincidences thus far gathered and found in these blog pages written by myself are a testimony to the ideas that ME+me (me and my higher self) together have been ‘recovering’.
So here I am after a 10 year quest and it is my own surname Wedekind that might have been vital to understanding what was being shown to me.

Born on the 3rd day of the 7th month, given the name Ralph which can be traced to the wolf via the name Radulf, and my surname is Wedekind (a child of the forest) how could I miss the obvious for 47 years, it was easy to do.

I realize now that this word blog Alternative Thinking 37 and my quest seem to have been anticipated by my higher self who loves to play trickster, and St. ‘Widukind’ the blessed is a reminder of a message that needs to be passed forward from one generation to the next.

What if?

The next link is the first documented evidence of my higher self ‘ME’ introducing ‘Widukind’ to little ole’ me in about 2008.
As I would learn there are many reasons why my higher self ‘ME’ would utilize with great effect the coincidence in order to teach me lessons.

Origin and Meaning of Family Name Wedekind

This video below is fiction, the facts about Duke Widukind sometimes appear mythical, but for some reason the story about Widukind lives on …

 

Widukind or Wittekind

d. 807?, leader of the Saxons against the Frankish king Charlemagne (later emperor of the West). In 782,when Charlemagne organized Saxony as a Frankish province andordered forced conversion of the pagan Saxons, the Saxons under Widukind resumed warfare against the Franks. In the course of thewar Charlemagne is said to have ordered the massacre (783) of 4,500 Saxon prisoners. Widukind fled to Denmark, but the Saxons fought on all the more fiercely. In 785, Charlemagne offeredWidukind a safe-conduct in order to negotiate peace. Widukind metthe emperor and accepted baptism; Charlemagne was hisgodfather. Sporadic Saxon uprisings continued until 804.

Widukind2 b.jpg

Blessed Widukind  or Wittekind  

(c. 730–808) was a Saxon leader, Duke of Saxony (corresponding to modern-dayWestphalia) and the chief antagonist of Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars. He married Geva of Westfold (c. 770-800), daughterof the Danish king Goimo I and sister of the Danish kingsRagnar and Siegfried.

777 or three sevens form a cube
7x7x7 = 343 firefighters died on 911

777 as a link between Duke Widukind who is not mentioned until the year 777 AD and Wedekind the firefighter who was born on 3/7.

Widukind was the moving spirit in the struggles of the Saxons fortheir independence and continuation of their traditional faith.Frankish accounts of the Saxon Wars give only scant outlines of his character. After Charlemagne subdued the Saxons in 777,Widukind found refuge with his wife’s relatives in Denmark. WhenCharlemagne went to Spain in 778, Widukind returned and revivedthe rebellion, and the Saxons raided Frankish regions. Severalmore times Widukind had to flee, and eventually Charlemagnesubdued the Saxons and inflicted terrible punishment at the Bloody Verdict of Verden where 4,500 tribal leaders were allegedlybeheaded (modern research questions these reports; see thearticle about the Verden trial for details).

The bitter struggles involved Wends and Frisians as well andcontinued until Charlemagne succeeded in persuading Widukind toaccept Christianity. Widukind was baptized in 785 along with manyof his people at Attigny. The Pope ordered a general feast ofthanksgiving. Widukind took no part in further Saxon wars. Hesoon became one of the heroes of legend and eventually appearedas a saintly figure (becoming “Blessed Widukind”) and the builderof many churches. He is believed to have been buried at Enger near Herford around 808. However, the monumental tomb inthe church of Enger is not from the 9th century, and so it is doubtful if the corpse inside is actually that of Widukind. This once bitter foe of Charlemagne, thus became his friend and godson. His feast day is commemorated on January 6.

According to myth Widukind rode a black horse before his baptism and a white horse afterwards.

The black horse is depicted in the coat of arms of the district of Herford, while his white horse is depicted on the flags of the North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxonystates of Germany.

Widukind  is also a Dutch fraternity located in Nijmegen which was founded in 1945.

Enger Coat of Arms

Enger is a town in the Herford district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The town, first mentioned in 948, calls itself “Widukind’s town.”

The Saxon leader Widukind died about 808. However, there is no evidence that Enger existed in his lifetime.

A legend tells that Widukind founded a church in Enger after his baptism, and that he lived at the place until his death. He was buried in the church of Enger, and his monumental tomb is still there. Despite this, it remains doubtful that the remains of Widukind are actually in the tomb. Analysis shows that the memorial slab dates to the time around the year 1100.

The main current attractions of Enger are Widukind’s tomb, the Widukind museum, the Widukind festival (“Timpkenfest”), held annually on January 6 and the “Kirschblütenfest”.

Widukind

Modern German: Wittekind was a Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785. Charlemagne ultimatively prevailed, organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons to Roman Catholicism. In later times, Widukind became a symbol of Saxon independence and a figure of legend.

Medieval

Since the 9th century, Widukind had been idolized as a mythical hero. Around 1100, a tomb for him was made in Enger; recent excavations have found that the contents of the tomb are indeed early medieval, but it is impossible to decide whether the body is Widukind‘s. When in the 10th century Saxon kings (of the Ottonian dynasty) replaced the Frankish kings in East Francia (the later Holy Roman Empire), these kings proudly claimed descent from Widukind: Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, was apparently a great-great-great-granddaughter of Widukind. The House of Billung, to which several Dukes of Saxony belonged, had Matilda’s sister among its ancestors and thus also claimed descent from Widukind.

In German nationalism

Widukind became a hero for German nationalists in the early 20th century. German neo-pagans saw him as a heroic defender of Germany’s traditional beliefs and their gods, resisting the “foreign” religion of Christianity. Christian nationalists also lauded him, linking Charlemagne with the humiliation of French domination after World War I, especially the occupation of the Rhineland, portraying Charlemagne as a “French” invader.[3]

After the Nazis came to power in 1933 so many plays and other works were written about Widukund that there were complaints that he was becoming a cliché. Alfred Rosenberg praised him as a hero of German freedom, who finally joined with the founder of the German Reich (Charlemagne). Two important plays about the Saxon leader were produced in 1934, Der Sieger (“The Victor”) by Friedrich Forster and Wittekind by Edmund Kiss.

The first celebrated the conversion of Widukind, but the second caused controversy because of its explicit Anti-Christian message.

In that play after the massacre of Verden Saxon leaders say “That is what the Christians have done; they feign love, but bring murder!”, a line that led to protests from the audience.[3] The play portrays Catholic church leaders planning to destroy German freedom by forcing racial mixture on them, thus turning them into pliable “untermenschen“. Thousands of German maidens are captured and will be forced to mate with “Jews, Greeks, Italians and Moors” unless Widukind converts, which he does only to avoid this horrifying prospect. He gives a speech saying that the survival of the German race was his principal concern, and that future generations will praise him for this when the true spirit of the German people arises once more.[3]

The Milky Way ~ Irung’s Way and Irung’s Wall
-by Peter Krüger
©2013

So too in Germanic sources we find many references to the Milky Way as summarized in an excerpt from Jacob Grimm’s Teutonic Mythology, chapter 15:

It is normally described as a way or street, for example as Wattlingestrete or Iringesstrâza (Widukind), Iringes uuec, Iuuåringes uueg, Euringsstrass.

Interestingly in Þiðreks Saga af Bern (ch. 387) we find a different story. There we find a description of Irung’s final battle with Högni, who causes him to fall against a stone wall, which is still called Irûngs veggr in memory of the hero:

Ok þá lætr Írungr sigast við steinvegginn, ok þessi steinveggr heitir Írungsveggr enn í dag.
“Irung then sank against the stone wall and this wall is still called Irung’s wall today.”  (Edward Haymes tr.)
Jacob Grimm accounts for the difference by assuming a mistake by the writer of  Þiðreks saga:

“The Norse redactor confounded vegr (via, way) with veggr (murus, wall); his German source must have had Iringes vec, in allusion to the ‘cutting his way’ in Widukind.”

Even though this conclusion sounds logical, I suggest that the Milky Way has indeed been known in Germanic sources both as a way and a wall. As described in my essay ‘Asgard’s wall – the Milky Way’, there are good reasons to identify the wall of Asgard, erected by an unnamed mountain giant with the rising Milky Way starting from the area of  Sagittarius to the rising of the Pleiades (identified as Mjöllnir) and Taurus (Thor).

I do find these connections between Widukind, Thor and his mjollnir identified as the swastika, the Milky Way, and ME+me recovery rather profound. It really has been quite the magical journey these last 7 years.

Before the birth of Adolf Hitler the family surname had many variations that were often used almost interchangeably. Some of the common variances were Hitler, Hiedler, Hüttler, Hytler, and Hittler.
Alois Schicklgruber (Adolf’s father) changed his name on 7 January 1877 to “Hitler”, which was the only form of the last name that Adolf used.

January 7 was also the day Alois’ mother Maria Anna Schicklgruber died.

The coincidences between Hitler, Widukind, the swastika, and the narrative that ME+me together are recovering are mind-boggling from my POV to say the least.
Here are two more that I just came across.

  1. The name ‘Louis’ is all I know about my father’s father.
    And as it turns out Alois = Louis
    Aloys (Latinized Aloysius) is an Old Occitan form of the name Louis. Modern variants include Alois (Czech, German), Aloïs (French),Alajos (Hungarian), Aloisio (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese).
  2. My mother’s given names are Maria Anna which she happens to share with the mother of Alois Hitler who was born in 1837. (of course the numbers 137 are often close by)

Also please note that 1378 as an anagram of 1837 is an interesting connection to the legendary Christian Rosenkreuz who is obviously like the name WiDuKiND an idea called a kenning.

January 7 ~ Feast of Blessed Widukind

 Before discussing this beatus, let me acknowledge the discrepancy on Widukind’s feast day.  Wikipedia offers it as January 6, but the wise convocation of scholars that forms the medieval religion list-serve declares that his feast is January 7.  SQPN is the tiebreaker, if in fact there was any tie to be broken: the 7th it is.

777 AD ~ First appearance by Widukind

Nothing is known of Widukind before the year 777 A.C.E. In that year he is listed as the only Saxon king who did not appear at the court of Charlemagne, in Paderborn, when they were summoned. The Franks from that moment foward thought of Widukind as a traitor and soon found themselves at war with Widukind and his Saxon allies. At the Diet ( Formal Assembly )of Paderborn in 777 Charlemagne officially annexed Saxony into his kingdom. In 782 Charlemagne instituted harsh laws that outlawed the old Gods and Goddesses and called for the death of Pagans who would not convert. The angry Pagan Saxons revolted..

All sources about him stem from his enemies, the Franks, who painted a negative picture of Widukind, calling him an “insurgent” and a “traitor”. He was mentioned first in 777, when he was the only one of the Saxon nobles not to appear at Charlemagne’s court in Paderborn. Instead, he stayed with the Danish king Siegfried (possibly Sigurd Ring).

The Saxons were once again brought to heel, but their main leader, Widukind, managed to escape to Denmark, home of his wife. Charlemagne built a new camp at Karlstadt. In 777, he called a national diet at Paderborn to integrate Saxony fully into the Frankish kingdom. Many Saxons were baptised as Christians.

The Duke Widukind symbolically was the last Saxon who fought a war against Karl the Grosse or Charles the Great aka Charlemagne, the ‘other’ Widukind, Widukind of Korvey the historian wrote about Charlemagne.

Here we have another coincidence.
I ponder if in some way I can be connected to the blessed Widukind.
What relationship would there be between John D. Newport, the author of this next link and me?
Note the url of this page!
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=john_d_newport&id=I5637
It contains the Widukind code 1-3-7-6.

Widukind, original statue (photo) church Enger Town Square Enger Germany

Enger – Widukind, Saxon Bane of Charlemagne

Some names will not the culturally (?). Widukind is one. He led the Saxons for Decades against Charlemagne and the Pope, in the 8th Century in northern Europe. The Century’s horrors for people who sought To Remain independent in Their Own lands extended into the 9th, When Widukind Appears to have been elevated from folk hero to legendary heroic; and to the present. Like the Symphony without the glorious affirmation at the end. Just slaughter for the resistors. Is that so? Widukind capitulated to Charlemagne and Agreed to convert after Decades of fighting, in exchange for safe passage of the people. Charlemagne Responded by slaughtering 4500 Saxon prisoners in a single day. See: //faculty.cua.edu/pennington/ChurchHistory220/LectureTwo/TimeLineCharlemagne.htm What “religion” used as a weapon. Convert or die. Is it now. Believe this way, or we will get you. Widukind cut an impressive figure.Here is the original statue, a photograph of it from the Passenger Widukind museum. This Stood, as we understand it, at the church, then what Moved to the town square.

source: historywallcharts.eu

The picture shows Widukind (also Wittekind), who sparked the war against the Franks in 778 A.C. As leader of the Saxons he fought against Charlemagne, king of the Franks and against the Christian faith until the year 785 A.C., when he agreed to be baptized as part of a peace-treaty. Depicted are Widukind’s troops gathering in front of Widukind’s house and prepared for the battle. They are armored with lances, swords and helmets.

Widukind and the Swastika

Widukind swastika

In the top right corner of the entrance you can see rightwards angled swastikas, who in former Germanic times did not yet possess any specific political meaning but were symbolized the sun gear or the hammer of Thor.

Widukind and the Swastika then and now….

Now it is the association between Widukind and the swastika that would make any reader who has been following my tale take notice.
First consider that the July 3, 1957 version of Widukind, who upon his retirement on July 31, 2007 would after seven years on March 17, 2014 make a declaration of sorts involving links between what gravity is, how consciousness evolves, and the 12,000+ year old swastika.

The many claims to fame and infamy of this version of Widukind born in 1957 is that the swastika is a fine candidate to help explain B-mode and E-mode gravity waves.

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The claim of this Master of the Temple is that by following archetypal clues the MBG or Master Builder Grid has been recovered.

Wow is all I can say.
What say thee?

Widukind in Herford

“Widukind? A freedom fighter?” my Frankish characters say. “Are you mad? He’s burned churches. His murderers killed indiscriminately.”

“Widukind is a hero,” my Saxon characters reply. “He will rid us of these foreign invaders who destroyed our sacred pillar and stole our territory. When we promise to follow their odd religion, they demand money.”

So, whose side is right? Both.

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Perhaps the deal was for Widukind to convert to Christianity, pay tribute to Charles, and quit burning churches so that he could return to his land. The annals don’t mention Widukind after 785, but he may have founded a few abbeys, a typical penance for a nobleman.

Even after his conversion, Widukind was still revered by Saxons. A 10th century historian bears his name. That scholar, Widukind of Corvey, dedicated the history of his people to Matilda, a royal woman who claimed the eighth-century Westphalian leader as an ancestor.

Name, family and origin

The name means Widukind forest child or child of the forest and can be used as Kenning apply.

Widukind was a description of the wolf, an animal that is brought in connection with the war or death. The name Widukind may therefore originally have been an honorific epithet, not a proper name.

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Gerd Althoff has a monk with the name Widukind, as the “Dominator Widukind” in brotherhood book of Lake Constance monastery on Reichenau attempts should be recorded to prove. Charlemagne was therefore banished Widukind as a monk on the island of Reichenau.

WIDUKIND THE AXLE

Widukind leads his flock to the place of Irminsul.

Soon the Eresburg is back in Saxon hands. But Widukind is no rest and no peace.

Oswald Spengler

In all these catastrophes Germans have fought Germans. That it was often tribe against tribe or sovereign against sovereign is significant only for the surface of history. Beneath all these conflicts lay the intense discord that inhabits every German soul, an inner struggle that first erupted ominously in the Gothic age, in the personages of Frederick Barbarossa and Henry the Lion at the time of the Battle of Legnano. Has anyone understood this dichotomy in the German soul?

Who has recognized in Martin Luther the reincarnation of the Saxon Duke Widukind?

2B continued

Widukund Saxon Chief Statue in Bronze (Item OLD 7-6 & ART 16-9)

Widukund Saxon Chief Statue in Bronze (Item OLD 7-6 & ART 16-9)

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful gold washed bronze of the Saxon Chief Widukund. Very little is known about the life of Widukund. All sources about him stem from his enemies, the Franks, who painted a negative picture of him as an insurgent and a ‘traitor.’ He was first mentioned in 777 when he was the only one of the Saxon nobles not to appear at Charlemagne’s court in Paderborn. His circa is 730-808 and after the Saxon Frankish wars and forced baptism he became known as “Blessed Widukind.” He was the chief antagonist of Charlemagne during these bloody wars. He married Geva of Westford c.770-800, daughter of the Danish king Goimo I and sister of the Danish kings Ragnar and Siegfried. Widukund was the moving spirit in the struggles of the Saxons for their independence and continuation of their traditional faith. Frankish accounts of the Saxon wars give only scant outlines of his character. After Charlemagne subdued the Saxons in 777, Widukund found refurge with his wife’s relatives in Denmark. When Charlemagne went to Spain in 77, Widukund returned and revived the rebellion, and the Saxons raided Frankish regions. Several more times Widukund had to flee, and eventually Charlemagne subdued the Saxons and inflicted terrible punishment at the Blood Verdict of Verden where 4,500 tribal leaders were allegedly beheaded. The bitter struggles involved Wends and Frisians as well and continued until Charlemagne succeeded forcefully with threats of genocide against his people, persuaded Widukund to accept Christianity. Widukund was baptized in 785 along with many of his people at Attigny. The Pope ordered a general feast of thanksgiving. Widukund took no part in further Saxon wars. He soon became one of the heroes of legend and eventually appeared as a saintly figure becoming “Blessed Widukund” and the builder of many churches. He is believed to have been buried at Engernea Herford around 808.  However, the monumental tablet in the church of Enger is not from the 9th century, and so it is doubtful if the corpse inside is actually that of Widukund. This once bitter foe of Charlemagne, thus became his friend and godson. His feast day is commemorated on January 7. According to myth, Widukund rode a black horse before his baptism and a white horse afterwards. The black horse is depicted in the coat of arms of the district of Hereford, while his white horse is depicted on the flags of the North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower states of Germany. Widukund is also a Dutch fraternity located in Nijmegen which was founded in 1945. The controversy reached into the conversations between Adolf Hitler and SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler. Hitler thought that Charlemagne’s deeds were necessary so as to advance civilization and intellectual progress of the Aryan race at that point in time. Certainly it marked an event that did much to change the course of history. This bronze statue of the Saxon hero is quite beautiful indeed.  He is shown with axe and shield standing defiantely against the usurpers of Germanic ‘Kultur.”  His winged helmet is almost a declaration of war in itself!  He wears a tunic of chained mail, his sword hangs at his side under the shield suspended by a chain hanger. He stands about 6 inches high with the base. The gilting is 100% intact.  A beautiful bronze sculpture and a beautiful symbol of righteous defiance against a cruel and powerful enemy.  “The Tea Party on steroids!”  Widukund only knelt before Karl the Great to save his people from annihilation. His honor, bravery, and selfless leadership will be remembered in the annals of history.  He was like Hermann the Cheruskin — a hero of the Volk! Small but dynamic! One of the better bronzes we have ever seen.

PRICE: $2,150.00

Many Germans willingly allowed him to intrude into their private lives. A 1933 telegram to the chancellery, from someone called Wedekind, asks: “Permission to give son second name Hitler.”

Kraus, who had taken a strong pacifist line from 1914 on, was one of the first to recognize what defeat portended. As early as 1921, he identified Germany as the country where “the swastika rises above the ruins of global conflagration”; in subsequent issues of Die Fackel, Kraus exposed the Hakenkreuzler (“Swastiklers”) for what they were, arguing that the postwar economic crisis had created a fertile breeding ground for irrationalism (the Swastika was an occult symbol) and anti-Semitism, especially vis-à-vis the Eastern Jews, now pouring into Vienna.

Widukind –
Saxon nobleman,
pagan freedom fighter,
Christian hero or
criminal rebel?

His life and deeds remain hidden in the mists of history. The bigger – the Widukind myth.

There is only scant contemporary sources.The Frankish realm annals for the years 772-785 of violent fighting between Franks and Saxons. Widukind is organized as leader of the Saxons, the uprisings against the Franks. At the end he gave up the resistance and was baptized. That’s all we know for sure about Widukind.
Each time creates its own image of the Saxon nobles. The myth proves to be workable.

For Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Saxony Widukind embodied the regional identity.Facing him was Charlemagne as the epitome of universal empire and the church.

Therefore, the myth of Widukind and Karl is unforgettable.

What is in a NaMe?

Wittekind

  • The Saxon nobles humbly renewed their submission, and tried to throw thewhole responsibility of the rebellion upon Wittekind.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • Wittekind was a stubborn heathen, and a very determined man.

Widukind

Wedekind

  • A Horse of Her Own by Annie Wedekind is another passionate horsey tale.

    Is Passion

  • Working at the University of Bern in Switzerland, Claus Wedekind and Manfred Milinski had started out with seventy-nine first-year students who were blissfully unaware of concepts such as reciprocal altruism and invited them to take part in a game in which they had the option to donate money to other individuals in the group.

    SuperCooperators

  • Wedekind and Milinski found that even when there is no chance of direct reciprocity players are generous to each other provided that they have an opportunity to keep tally of the actions of their fellow player.

    SuperCooperators

  • Later, I had enough to do in teaching European theatre at Warwick University, getting students to understand Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Wedekind, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett and Artaud, without making time for Shaw.

    George Bernard Shaw and feminism | Germaine Greer

  • Mr. Reed originally wrote the music for a theatrical production by Robert Wilson of the “Lulu Plays” by German playwright Frank Wedekind.

    A Rocky Start to a Metal Marriage

  • How Wedekind (1864-1918) almost came be an American writer is a long story.

    Thomas Gladysz: “I Am the Victim of Such a Lascivious Beauty”: Rufus Wainwright on Louise Brooks

  • These playfully enigmatic pieces have a thematic connection to an opera set he designed for “Lulu” (which, like “Spring Awakening,” uses Wedekind for its source material.)

    ARTINFO: Five Shows to See Around the World

  • In 1995, Swiss biology professor Claus Wedekind asked female students to rate the odor of six sweat-stained T-shirts worn by male students.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • Wedekind gave us the controversial works Spring Awakening recently seen on Broadway and the Lulu plays, which were filmed as Pandora’s Box in 1929 by G.W. Pabst and made Louise Brooks a star.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Certainly, some characters and systems in the story want to deny some of those things, but the girls are intrepid and sharp within the system they have been thrown into, and though we might not accept Wedekind and Hadzihalilovic’s analogy of childhood as a mysterious and cloistered boarding school with strange rules and restrictions, surely no-one would deny that childhood is full of mysteries.

    Innocence

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  • raphael  On February 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Charlemagne’s charter D. 55 (dated 13 January 769)

    This is Charlemagne’s earliest surviving charter. It survives in what palaeographers are now convinced is an original,[1] written by Charles’ notary Hitherius.[2] It was issued at Aachen, which lay in the kingdom that Charles had been left by his dying father in September 768. Pippin had divided his realm between Charles and his brother Carloman. In political terms, the key question that arose from the division was how the brothers and their advisers would make it work in practice. Some features of the allocation of regions (regna) were debatable; and whatever the deceased father might have determined, earlier Frankish history did not inspire confidence in the ability of brothers to get along nicely with each other. Charter D. 55 is the earliest text to throw light on the relationship between Charles and Carloman after their joint-accession in October 768.

    http://www.charlemagneseurope.ac.uk/blog/charlemagnes-charter-d-55-13-january-769/

  • gabrielclarke37  On May 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    There is actually quite a bit of evidence that genetic memories can be manifested into ones consciousness. This has been witnessed by many organ transplant recipients who have awoken the genetic memories of their organ donors genes within themselves. it appears to me to be a process of the recipients physical acceptance of the donors genes manfesting itself psychologically in the form of dreams, visions, and or conscious means. More proof that Jung was precise to a T. Here is an example of such phenomenon taking place.

    http://www.namahjournal.com/doc/Actual/Memory-transference-in-organ-transplant-recipients-vol-19-iss-1.html

    • raphael  On June 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      how have you been gabriel?

      raphael misses gabriel’s input on faKebook

      selah

  • Blissly Blithe  On October 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Fucken ey. Wow.

    • raphael  On October 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      enjoy the site blissly blithe
      use the search bar to see if I make connections you do?

      selah

  • Blissly Blithe  On October 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Sorry, I have many secret names, and blissly blithe is one hahaha. It’s Belialith, in short form.

  • Blissly Blithe  On October 17, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Yeaaa, I guess you’re right. Oh well. It’s nice to be here. All kinds of AWEsome Information. Thank you!

  • raphael  On November 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    U.S.S. Freedom formerly the SS Wittekind

    SS Wittekind was built by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg for North German Lloyd’s Roland Line, which was a fortnightly steerage and freight service from Bremen to New York. Launched on 3 February 1894, Wittekind—named for Wittekind (c. 730–808), the Duke of Saxony—and sister-ship Willehad were the first twin-screw steamers expressly built for North German Lloyd. The new liner sailed on her maiden voyage to Hoboken, New Jersey on 14 April.[1]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Freedom_(ID-3024)

    SS Wittekind appears in 1906 in South Carolina with 137 Belgians on-board

    In 1906 South Carolina took a part in the process by agreeing practically to act as the agent of the planters and mill owners of the state, who raised a fund of twenty thousand dollars which, to avoid the Federal statute against the coming in of immigrants under contract to find them work, was turned over to the State authorities. They thereupon made a contract with the North German Lloyd Steamship Company to import several immigrants whose passage was paid out of the fund.

    In consequence, in November, 1906, appeared in the harbor of Charleston[Pg 53] the steamer Wittekind, having on board 450 steerage passengers, an arrival which was declared to be the first successful undertaking to promote foreign immigration from Europe to the South Atlantic section of the United States in half a century. These immigrants—137 Belgians, 140 Austrians, and 160 Galicians—were fêted by the Charleston people and triumphantly distributed throughout the State. Part of them were not mill hands at all; others had been misinformed as to the scale of wages and conditions; one of them thought it monstrous that he should have been a week in South Carolina without ever seeing a bottle of beer. They wrote home such accounts of their unhappiness that the steamship company declined to forward any more immigrants, and Mr. Gadsden was sent by the State as a special commissioner to Europe to investigate. He reported in 1907 that the people were writing home to say that they did not like their work or housing. He diagnosed the trouble as follows: “Our efforts have been almost entirely expended in inducing immigrants to come to the South, and we have thought little or nothing of how the immigrant is to be treated after he has come in our midst; … it seems to me that we have entirely overlooked our industrial conditions, namely, that the wage scale throughout the South is based on negro labor, which means cheap labor … our attitude throughout the South to the white laborer will have to be materially altered before we can expect to have the immigrant satisfied to remain as a laborer with us.”

    page 53
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42257/42257-h/42257-h.htm
    or http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Southern_South_1000122303/59

    And on my birthday July 3rd in 1900, the SS Wittekind set sail…

    On 3 July 1900, Wittekind sailed from Bremerhaven with Frankfurt as the initial transport ships to depart with troops of Germany’s contribution to the Eight-Nation Alliance intended to put down the Boxer Rebellion in China.

    After the U.S. declared war on Germany, Wittekind and the other interned ships were seized on 6 April 1917 and handed over to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)

    She arrived at Hoboken on 5 September 1919 and was assigned to duty in the 3rd Naval District. Freedom was decommissioned at New York on 23 September and returned to the USSB the same day.[3] The veteran ship was transferred to the United States Army transport reserve,[8] and was laid up for five years. On 24 February 1924, Freedom arrived at Baltimore for scrapping.

    RIP

  • raphael  On November 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    We would have willingly risked our lives, for you must not doubt that the blood of the ancient Cheruscians is still flowing in our veins; that we are proud of calling Hermann and Wittekind countrymen of ours, and of knowing that on our soil was that field of battle where our ancestors defeated their enemies in so decisive a manner tliat they never fought again.

    http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Works_of_Louise_Muhlbach_in_Eighteen_Volumes_v1_1000222215/337

  • raphael  On November 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Halle an der Saale Shown here: The “Solbad Wittekind”.


    Hall, Solbad “Wittekind” Zentralbild Schmidt 06.20.1961

    source of image;
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solbad_Wittekind_(Halle/Saale)
    http://www.lipinski.de/wittekind/

    I need a rest.
    This place might do.
    All I need is a time machine.

  • raphael  On March 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Published on Oct 18, 2014
    Widukind=Wittekind=Child of the Forest (Saxion German Duke/Warrior) (Anglo=angelic)
    The modern English term Gael derives from the Old Gaelic word Goídel. The modern spellings are Gael in Irish and Gàidheal in Scottish Gaelic. Goídel is thought to have been borrowed during the 7th century from the Primitive Welsh form which became Old Welsh Guoidel “Irishman” (attested as a male personal name in the Book of Llandaff). This may be derived from the Proto-Indo-European *weidh-(e)l-o-, perhaps meaning “forest people”, partially cognate with the Old Gaelic Féni (from Proto-Indo-European *weidh-n-jo-, “forest people”; “warriors” in Proto-Irish),which is also the origin of Fianna and Fenian.

    Widukind (Modern Dutch/German: Wittekind (743-808) was a Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785. Charlemagne ultimately prevailed, organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons to Roman Catholicism. In later times, Widukind became a symbol of Saxon independence and a figure of legend.
    Very little is known about Widukind’s life. His name literally translates as “Child of the Woods”,

    Widukind was first mentioned by the Annals in 777, when he was the only one of the Saxon nobles not to appear at Charlemagne’s court in Paderborn. Instead, he stayed with the Danish king Sigfred (possibly Sigurd Hring).The next year, the Westphalians again invaded the Frankish Rhineland and subsequently fought a running battle against Charlemagne’s forces and their local allies, while the king was busy in Spain

    By 782, Widukind had returned from Denmark and goaded the Saxon nobles into rebellion. From 782 to 784,battles between Saxons and Franks occurred annually, while Charlemagne allegedly had 4500 rebels executed at the Massacre of Verden. Widukind allied himself with the Frisians but despite that, Charlemagne’s winter attacks of 784/785 were successful and the dux and his allies were pushed back to their homelands.
    Historians are divided about what followed:
    some argue that the takeover of southern Great Britain by the Anglo-Saxons was peaceful

    “That is what the Christians have done;they feign love, but bring murder!”False Catholic church leaders planned to destroy German(Jewish descendents) freedom by forcing racial mixture on them…
    2016 begins the Jewish year 5777

    lyrics:
    The year is 777,the year of wretched betrayal
    behold the great war and the blood it will spill
    the lands are torn and the people now mourn
    raise thy Sword high and ride for freedom
    follow this white Child of the Woods and come!

    Many years have passed now and we still fight
    darkness has descended and swallowed the Light
    they preach of Love but kill and steal
    and rob the people of their last meal
    and than they summon us to to kneel before their steel

    tribulation is consuming the lands and the enemies are everywhere
    how is one able to dare resist and embrace misery bare
    these are times even worse than before
    i still can hear the echoes of an ancient war
    beyond the sea is what we see,death and gore

    (The known account from a native Briton who lived in the mid-5th century AD
    Gildas,described such events as a forced takeover by armed attack:)

    For the fire…spread from sea to sea
    fed by the hands of our foes in the east
    and did not cease,until,destroying the neighbouring towns and lands
    it reached the other side of the island
    and dipped its red and savage tongue in the western ocean

    In these assaults…all the columns were levelled with the ground
    by the frequent strokes of the battering-ram, all the husbandmen routed
    together with their bishops,priests,and people,whilst the sword gleamed
    and the flames crackled around them on every side. Lamentable to behold
    in the midst of the streets lay the tops of lofty towers, tumbled to the ground

    stones of high walls, holy altars, fragments of human bodies,
    covered with livid clots of coagulated blood,
    looking as if they had been squeezed together in a press;
    and with no chance of being buried, save in the ruins of the houses,
    or in the ravening bellies of wild beasts and birds;

    with reverence be it spoken for their blessed souls, if, indeed,
    there were many found who were carried, at that time,
    into the High Heaven by the Holy angels…
    Some, therefore, of the miserable remnant, being taken in the mountains (demons),
    were murdered in great numbers; others, constrained by famine,
    came and yielded themselves to be slaves for ever to their foes,
    running the risk of being instantly slain,
    which truly was the greatest favour that could be offered them:

    some others passed beyond the seas with loud lamentation
    instead of the voice of exhortation…
    Others, committing the safeguard of their lives,
    which were in continual jeopardy,
    to the mountains, precipices,
    thickly wooded forests,
    and to the rocks of the seas
    (albeit with trembling hearts),
    remained still in their country.

  • raphael  On March 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    english subtitles not available 😦

    In the land of Widukind is a 15 minute educational film German UFA for the German youth in 1935 on the old German Sachsen and Widukind, Duke of Saxony. The short film was directed by Felix Air.

  • raphael  On September 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

    http://www.greatdreams.com/wolf1.htm
    http://www.greatdreams.com/wolf2.htm

    fellow 37 ELder Joseph Mason shared his wolf dreams with me on faKebook.

  • orage  On November 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    ahd sahsnotas, Saxon, sword comrade. “Many of the laws of Capitulatio de partibus Saxoniae are focused on the Christianization of the pagan Saxons, including a sentence of death for Saxons who refuse to be baptised:
    8. If any one of the race of the Saxons hereafter concealed among them shall have wished to hide himself unbaptized, and shall have scorned to come to baptism and shall have wished to remain a pagan, let him be punished by death.[2]
    Scholar Pierre Riché refers to the code as a “terror capitulary” and notes that the Massacre of Verden, in which Charlemagne ordered 4,500 imprisoned Saxons massacred in 782, may be seen as a preface to the legal code.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitulatio_de_partibus_Saxoniae

    • raphael  On November 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

      keep it coming Jack
      you got heART
      on your side

      • orage  On November 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm

        Still have to dispel the twin spells on free man, of feudal opportunism and desert redeemer illusion, so once again the roots of the tree of life are nurtured by 3 wells, unsevered. The tree without roots is easily swayed and falls, yet this also is an illusion, just like the tiger that lost its chains long ago, only to be held by the chains of his own perception.

  • raphael  On November 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Name origin
    An ancient English surname derived from the Old English elements ‘Scir’ (pronounced ‘sher’) meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shire’, and ‘Wudu’ – a Wood or collection of trees. Thus the name may have applied to a ‘dweller in the bright wood’ or a ‘dweller in a wood near a Shire or County boundary’. It is thus of topographic origin (like the surname Wood) and may have sprung up independently in several regions at the same time. It is also the name of a forest and a place in Nottinghamshire, where the surname could be of toponymic origin.

    Read more at http://one-name.org/name_profile/sherwood/#7Tu7ElJJQV5MbvEW.99

    yes of course … that is why I was a fan of Robin Hood as a child

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