posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 03:27 PM
LOL - why make an apperance in a volcano outburst? Why would it have to be this drastic or dramatic? Does not make sense, and It would be suicidal
even to a god from space (from space?). From space - well I have no evidence there, but gods tend to proclaim their existence to men in clouds - if
you take into account all the writings of the devine visiting earth, often described as arriving in a CLOUD. You can find many ancient tellings
describing gods descenting in a cloud from the heavens.
Let me explicit:
The viking beliefs had many gods, an they resembled different parts of everyday life. Some gods, in that kind of "fantasy", were purely constructed
or came into "being" because of the need for a "water god". What would be the point of having a fire god if not having a water god too - therefore
i do not belive that all beliefs are rooted in ancient encounters. We are just to good, as humans, to imagening things so hard they in culture become
true in the end. Fake it until you make it principles!!!
But some gods had some interesting features that in ways of interpretation were more "human" than others.
One of my favorite gods is the Thundergod Thor! He had the traits im speaking of, being human in a particular modern way that today seems very close
to our reality. Let me shortly explicit:
When he threw his mighty hammer (called "Mjølner" in danish) it allways went back to him again. He threw - and it returned to his hand!
Well well well - interesting.
If you put a person from our future in the age of vikings, you could choose to equip him with something as simple as a gun. If the viking allready
took the "future-guy" for being Thor, he would have a very different perception of the "slay" of an enemy of Thor!
In our present we simply know that the man is wielding a gun - no surprise for any to figure out what happens when he pulls the trigger - but the
viking would look at this action very differently. He sees Thor with "something" mystical, which has got to be his hammer, in his hand. "Thor"
makes a pointing movement with his arms (he aims) and then a big bang... the enemy goes down - and Thor still stands with his hammer in his hands.
Wow.. this must have taken no more than a sec, but to the untrained eye of the viking.. well he just threw the damn thing and its back in his hands.
I would say that this is one of those moments where vikings just fell on their knees with awe and godly fear. But to a spaceman holding his gun, it
was the funkiest way to win respect with a pull of a finger.
Another aspect was that the vikings allways believed Thor to ride across the sky making lightning with his hammer - well thats just an integrated way
of imagening him and his might , but it seems to me that all civilisations has the same perception of gods going over the skies with fire and
lightning - arriving from the skies.
So no - I don't believe the "gods" would change the plan of dramatic apperances by going for the vulcano act when apperances from clouds seems so
much less dangerous to "them". Them being beings and not gods!