I’m continuing on the parallel’s between Norse and Judeo-Christian mythology, particularly the stuff related to Baphomet and Cain as Tracy Twyman describes in Clock Shavings. Now that was an exessively long-winded sentence.
There are some striking similarities between Baphomet and Mimir. Wikipedia says that Mimir “is a figure in Norse mythology renowned for his knowledge and wisdom who is beheaded during the Æsir-Vanir War. Afterward, the god Odin carries around Mímir’s head and it recites secret knowledge and counsel to him.” The Knights Templar allegedly had the head of John the Baptist through which Baphomet advised them. Sounds eerily similar to me. John the Baptist was beheaded at the request of the femme fatale, Salome.
Not only was Mimir a provider of secret knowledge, but the Well of Mimir, or Mimisbrunnr, is situated below the world tree Yggdrasil. Apparently the other eye of Odin located in the well, the eye he sacrificed to gain wisdom. The well appears to be a source of “wisdom and intelligence”. Twyman spoke of Baphomet’s Baptism of Wisdom, and that he/she is located in the underworld in or near the abyssal, primordial waters known as Absu or Abzu in ancient Sumeria. I think there is a connection.
Moreover, Tracy Twyman supposedly contacted Jesus using the Ouija board. Jesus told her that the Dohir kings of the pre-diluvian world hid (Noah’s) Ark at a well. As I mentioned in my previous post that the Ark appears be a cube, and referred to as New Jerusalem in the book of revelations. Then there’s the other, black cube in hell, or on the moon. Perhaps the black ark is at Mimisbrunnr. If the moon is somehow connected to the underworld, and it controls the tides and women’s menstruation, this might somehow be connected to the rivers in the underworld, such as in the Greek Hades.
I also think John 4:4-26 from the bible where Jesus meets a Samaritan woman, who has five husbands, at the well is related somehow.
The Norse Edda describes a character named Gylfi who “was the earliest recorded king in Scandinavia (in Sweden).” He used the name Gangleri when he was in disguise. He was apparently tricked by the virgin goddess Gefjon. Gylfi promised her as much land as she could plow in a night, but she used her found giant sons who turned into oxen and plowed lots of land. This caused the Danish island of Sjaelland (Zealand in English, apparently) to detach from the greater land mass. Gylfi was also “a wise man and skilled in magic”.
I’m considering whether Gylfi could be the same as Cain. Note that Twyman claims Cain was a sorcerer-king. Gylfi was the first king in Sweden. Cain was a tiller of the soil, whereas the story does not explicitly mention that Gylfi was, but there is the story with Gefjon, the oxen and plowing related to him. The plowing event lead to movement of landmasses, whereas Cain supposedly caused the biblical flood. Gylfi’s story is not as epic as the flood that destroyed most the world, but still has a similar theme.
One blog, LadyoftheLabyrinth describes Gylfi: “When I first tried to look up the meaning of the name Gylfi, I found only one dictionary dating back to 1886 which provided a clue. It literally said that Gylfi refers to a “werewolf”, “shape-changer”, or a “sorcerer who changes into a woman every ninth night”. The other word that composes the title Gylfaginning is ginning, which means “illusion”, “hallucination”, “trick” or “vision”. In my opinion, the most correct interpretation of the title of Snorri`s first book would translate something like “The Vision of the Sorcerer”.” The blog also suggests Gylfi might actually be Odin himself.
So what does this all lead to? Mimir seems rather similar to Baphomet in many ways, but I’m not so sure about the Gylfi/Cain connection. Yet let’s say for the sake of argument they are the same, then it would be quite fascinating how Odin/Gylfi/Cain sacrifices his eye to Mimir/Baphomet for wisdom and receives information from the decapitated head. A friendship made in hell?
BTW, Odin’s horse Sleipnir has eight legs. I wonder is it has a connection to this thing from Rennes-le-Chateau:
Well of Mimir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%ADmisbrunnr
Brazen Head: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_head
The Sources to Old Norse Myths: http://freya.theladyofthelabyrinth.com/?page_id=23
Killing Miranda – Salome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0yfezSQPU
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Jesus Met The Woman At The Well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f4pHE4YVfw