Three days to rise

When we spoke of the connection vat-heart, we also noticed how the content adjusted itself to the container: wine-blood. We here refer to the ancient Norse myth about the primal man Kvasir. This being came to be as peace treatise between the Gods of the skies, the Aesir, and the Gods of the earth, the Vanir. The Gods spat in a trough and with that spittle the primal man was created. It was the wisest man of the kosmos. But at some point he passed the dwarves Fjalar and Galar who killed him. The blood was poured in two vats and a kettle, known under the names Són, Bodn and Odhrorir. They mixed the blood with honey and made mead. Afterwards the mead fell in the hands of the giant Suttung and he hid it under the Hnitbjörg, and appointed his daughter as guardian. Odhínn mananaged to rob the mead with a trick. He slept with the daughter Gunlödd for three days and in return was granted three draughts of the mead. In three draughts he emptied the three vessels and left the mountain in the appearance of an eagle. The drink of mead has been known as the drink of poets since that day, the poets who rise to the Gods by its ecstatic force. The attentive reader will have noticed that the story has similarities with the story of Christ. Christ too was sent out by God, was killed by dwarves (Jews), his lood pours into a vessel. Since then he remains three days in the Underworld (giant) and afterwards rises to heaven (Christ in the form of the eagle) During Eucharist Christ’s blood is drunken in the form of wine (mead), through which every man is saved (climed to God).

Koenraad Logghe in De Graal
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