2 Ægir and Rán

Ægir, the Abyss of Waters, is our consciousness,
and Rán is the perfect orderliness in Ginnungagap mirrored in the Universe.

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Ægir and Rán - Ginnungagap and order

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Ægir and Rán – Icelandic and English – side by side – in one and the same book
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Eldir and Fimafengur, enjoy the feast at Ægis
Eldir and Fimafengur, enjoy the feast at Ægis

-Who are Rán and Ægir?
Ægir is the abyss of waters, ginnungagap, and Rán is the prefect order in the universe.   Personifications a tricky thing, as we might take Ægir and Rán and such mythological   characters for guys and dolls.  They are not people.  They are powers in the universe and in us.   We plunge into Ægir, our own consciousness, to purify and nurture ourselves.

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1 min 27 sec pitch for Ægir and Rán:

The text for 1 minute pitch Ægir and Rán (above):
02 Ægir and Rán are The Great Void, Ginnungagap, and the perfect orderliness here-in. Ægir is the unfathomable ocean of intelligence, whom we can easily access – as we _are_ it.
Rán from sanskrit rach, as are the words rögn and regin (gods) too, is the orderliness of Total Natural Law, the flawless, the precise, the all-ordering – in the ocean of existence, Ægir. Even if personified in myths, Ægir is The Unmanifest, referring only to Itself. Iðavellir, the ever moving Field.
We should always live in accordance with the Laws of Nature. Understand Rán. Violating the Laws of Nature is a sin. Destroying and causing disharmony is a sin as it disturbs the whole perfect symphony of the Universe.
We are humans and we can understand.

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Ægir and Rán - Ginnungagap and order

New 2021 edition
FREE e-book on ISSUU – The Profundity of Edda – – Ný sýn á Eddu – Book 2 of 40
Ægir and Rán – Icelandic and English – side by side – in one and the same book
New 2021 edition

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English 2014 edition
The complete book Óðsmál – Ægir and Rán (2 of 40) on Youtube read by Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir 17 min 46 sec


Note: 2014 edition

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Icelandic 2014 edition
The complete book Óðsmál – Ægir og Rán (2 of 40)  on Youtube read by Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir  15min 07 sec


Note: 2014 edition

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More to ponder on:

* note that at Ægis is good old Icelandic, and compare it to @ in Emails;
lots of English words are Old Norse – at least some 2000 they say –
fun to know where from words come
* what do the words rögn and regin mean, and the proper name Rán?  (etymology: orderliness)
* is meaning originally contained in names somehow lost in English?
my first severe cultural shock was in England, on asking a boy what his name
meant
-means!!? he replied, looking at me as if I were a fool, -it is just a name
(the expression on his face and the tone of his voice conveying: what a question!)
—  actually I translated his name into Old Icelandic and looked it up in our dictionary of names’ meaning, which is a normal thing for us Icelanders to do
* what, actually, do Eldir and Fimafengur serve for us?
and what do their names mean?
* which is less tiring of the two:
1) to dance all day with daughters of Rán, Ránardætur, whose names are Bára, Blóðughadda, Bylgja, Dúfa, Hefring,
Himinglæva, Hrönn, Kólga, Unnur – very entertaining –
or 2) to dive into the abyss of Ægir?
would you like to explain the answer?
* what do our senses perceive?
* who are our 5 höfuðskepnur (höfuð-skepnur (main-created), elements)?
and which sense corresponds to which one?
* why would our forefathers have gotten the idea to use Ægir when explaining the yet unfathomable depth of our consciousness?
* is our universe, the sounding Ymir, only a wave on Ægir?
* does the wave (universe) contain the inherent Rán, orderliness?
* why should we live in peace and harmony with our gods and not violate the Laws of Nature?

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Til umhugsunar:

* þar eð orðalagið at Ægis er góð forn íslenzka, er engin ástæða til að veigra sér við að nota @ og segja at; það er pempíuskapur að rita {hjá} í stað at, kjánaskapur að segja hjá í stað at í okkar ágæta herra Emil pósti;
* þegar fræðingur segir (með hnussi) að þetta „at Ægis“ sé fornmál, bendi ég honum á að orðið sími (raunar hvorugkyns upphaflega) er í fornu máli þráður, og var tekið upp í nútímaíslenzku yfir telefón — og virkar vel (tele úr grísku fjar, fón úr latínu rödd);
* hvað þýða orðin rögn og regin, hvað þýðir nafnið Rán? (orðsifjar úr sanskrít rach:  orderliness)
* hefur merking nafna glatast í sumum málum, t.d. ensku
* mitt fyrsta menningaráfall erlendis var þegar ég spurði strák: -hvað þýðir nafnið þitt;  -þýðir?!! þetta er bara nafn.
* lifir merking nafna og skilst í sumum málum?
* hvað framreiða Eldir og Fimafengur eiginlega handa okkur?
* hvort er minna þreytandi til lengdar 1) að dansa með Ránardætrum —sem eru: Bára, Blóðughadda, Bylgja, Dúfa, Hefring, Himinglæva, Hrönn, Kólga, Unnur–– skemmtilegar mjög
eða 2) sóast í Ægi?
— viltu rökstyðja svarið? —
* hvað er það sem okkar skilningarvit nema?
* hverjar eru höfuðskepnurnar 5, og hverri samsvarar hvaða skilningarvit?
* hvers vegna skyldi forfeðrum okkar hafa dottið í hug að nota samlíkinguna Ægi um óræða dýpt vitundar, hið iðandi svið Iðavelli?
* er alheimurinn okkar, Ymir okkar ymjandi, aðeins alda á Ægi?
* hefur hver alda (/alheimur) alla reglu Ránar að geyma?
* hvers vegna lifa í sátt við guðin og stríða eigi gegn lögmálum náttúrunnar?

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2 Ægir and Rán book cover2014 edition
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Óðsmál for bairns #2 Ægir and Rán
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Available here as Kindle (English)
Available here as Kindle (Icelandic)

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Ægir and Rán - Ginnungagap and order

New 2021 edition
FREE e-book on ISSUU – The Profundity of Edda – – Ný sýn á Eddu – Book 2 of 40
Ægir and Rán – Icelandic and English – side by side – in one and the same book
New 2021 edition

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