The symbol invented by John Dee, Queen Elizabeth’s court astrologer, to represent the reformation of the world. An inspiration to the Rosicrucians, it was often seen in their books, was the emblem painted on the boxes of alchemical supplies imported by the son of the founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Haven’t heard this in a long time. Good times.
Hawkwind - Golden Void
The Witches’ Sabbath from a manuscript collection assembled by Johann Jakob Wick in Zürich, 1560-88
The Creation Myth in Norse Mythology
In the beginning there was only the ice realm, Niflheim, and the fire realm, Muspelheim, and the chasm in between called Gannungagap. When ice and fire met, the Jötunn (the race of giants are called jötnar, singular: jötunn) Ymir and the cow Auðumbla were created.
From Ymir’s left armpit, the first man and woman were born, and from his legs, the frost jötnar were born.
Auðumbla nourished Ymir with its milk, and the cow was nourished by licking salty blocks of ice, which released Búri - the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin, Vili and Ve. These three sons of Borr killed Ymir and the blood pouring out of the giant’s body killed all the frost giants Ymir had created, except Bergelmir. From Ymir’s body the sons of Borr shaped the world:
Ymir’s flesh became the earth, the seas and lakes were his blood. His bones were the mountains, his teeth the rocks, his hair the trees, and from his skull they made the dome of the sky, setting a dwarf at each of the four corners to hold it above the earth.
The sons of Borr created time, and placed the sun and moon in chariots on the sky, which were steered by the siblings Sól and Mani. The wolves Hati and Sköll were created by Odin to pursue the chariots on the sky, so they would not slow their pace.
Picture: "Ymir Gets Himself Killed By Odin and His Brothers" by Lorenz Frølich