Germanic Astronomy
An Attempt to Recover the
Old Heathen Constellations of Northern Europe

 by Peter Krüger
©2011-2014
 
"Heathen stars stood above their heads, painted with ominous staves"
Sólarljóð 60

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Hliðskjálf
The High-Seat of the Gods
 
Capricorn: Heimdallr
The God with the Wet Back



 Fomalhaut:
The Eye of Odin


  
 
 Mjöllnir
       Thor's Short-Handled Hammer

 

Virgo and Astrea:
 
Star-Maidens of the Eddas
       
     

Loki, the Salmon:
 
The Waterfall, the House with 4 Doors and the Net

 

Járnglófar/ Járngreipr
 Thor's Iron Gloves



      

Ophiuchus and Loki Bound

Scorpio: The Fenris Wolf
 The Hound of Hel and the River of Poison

 

Öku-Þórr
Thor's Chariot and Goat Team

Völund: Wayland Star-Smith
  The Kneeling Man and
the Virgin with the Golden Ring

 



Freyr's Attributes:
 The Boar Gullinbursti and
Skidbladnir, the Finest Ship of All


     


Draupnir
and the Ring of Andvari

Brisingsamen:
Freyja and her Necklace


 

Asgard's Wall:
 The Milky Way
Thor in Jötunheim

The Expedition to
Geirröd

Hrungnir,
Thor's Mightiest Foe

Thrymskviða:
Thor battles Thrym 
          

Antares:
 
And the Guardians of the Netherworld

Nár, The Deadman:
 
The 'Lost' Constellation
 


Serpens Caput:
The Head of the Serpent



Loki's Daughter

The Blue Star Vega
 


Völuspá 45:
Odin Speaks with Mimir's Head
 

Three Roots on Three Ways
Yggdrasil and the Milky Way
   

The Milky Way
Irung's Way and Irung's Wall

The Milky Way
The Watlings Street and the Vaði myth

   


The Birth and Death of Sigurd
The Solar Hero


Gunnarr:
The Snakepit, the Harp and Högni's Heart

The Forging of the Sword of Mimung




Dragons and Dwarves
and the Guardians of the Nibelung Hoard




Völund's Son, Vidga 
   

Vidar and Vali
The Wolf and the Vé

 
 
 
Germanic Variants of
The Scorpio and Orion Myth
 

 

Additional Resources:

Dr. Christopher E. Johnsen's

OBSERVATIONS IN
EDDIC ASTRONOMY



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The Works of  Ernst Christian Trautvetter
(1921)
[in German/auf Deutsch]

Sterndeutige Aufschluesse über die altdeutschen Heldensagen
(Astronomical Revelations in the Old-Germanic Heroic Sagas)

Asciburg oder die germanischen Goetter und Heldenbilder
des Tacitus und der Edda als Sternbild dargestellt

(Asciburg or the Germanic Images of Gods and Heroes
in Tacitus and in the Edda Depicted as Constellations)

 
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