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Conrad Bote, 1492
'Kroder' must be related to Krodo/Crodo, known from German-Saxon sources and Chronos from the Greek tradition. These were both associated with time.
'Jol', most well known today as 'Yule' is still the more original name for the traditional Northwestern European midwinter celebration. In the Scandinavian languages the word also still means wheel.
The 'Bijin' may very well have been the origin of the Beguines, as argued in an earlier post (scroll down to April 19).
The 'Anfang' will have been what was actually contemplated at the German-Marsi 'Tanfana' temples that were destroyed by the Romans, as described by Tacitus, instead of an assumed goddess with that name.
Relevant fragments concerning the Carrier and his Yule
2b. Our Primal History [006/13/19/30] TID WROCHTE ALLE THINGA
Wralda, who alone is whole and eternal, created the potential. Time began and wrought all things; the very earth herself. [...] After the twelfth Yulefeast, she bore three girls [...] and so they each bore twelve sons and twelve daughters; twins each Yuletide.
|the 'Great Bear' does not look|
like the animal bear, but like
a barrow (Old English: baer)
All regulations that can travel for one ‘aew’(1) — that is one hundred years — with the Carrier and his Yule,(2) may be written on the walls of the burgs on the advice of the mother and by common consent. Once they have been written upon the walls, they are ‘aewa’: laws, and it is our duty to honor them.
(2) ‘walk with the Carrier’ (KRODAR: wheelbarrower) ‘and his Yule’ (JOL: wheel of time) — metaphor for enduring, explained on page ; KRODAR could be related to Chronos from Greek and Krodo from Germanic tradition.
3b. General Laws [020/20] THRJA DÉGAN FÁR THÉRE JOL.DÉI
All the market receipts must be annually divided into a hundred parts, three days before the Yule day.
4d. Minos: Minerva [035/29] THENE KRODER. THÀT IS TID
‘So if your supreme being is all that good, then why does he not avert evil?’ the priests asked.
Helena answered: ‘Frya has put us on the path, and the Carrier that is time must do the rest. For all disasters, counsel and help can be found, but Wralda wants us to search ourselves, so we shall become strong and wise. If we refuse, he lets us squeeze out our own tumors, so we shall experience the results of wise and foolish deeds.’
6. Yule, Script, Numbers [045/09/28] THENE KRODER THÉR ÉVG MITH THÀT JOL MOT OMMEHLÁPE
Depicted above are the signs of the Yule, which is the primal symbol of Wralda and of the potential or the beginning from which time came; the Carrier that must forever go around with the Yule.
[...] They later learned our script — specifically the Finns, the Tyrians and the Greeks — but they were not well aware that it was based on the Yule and therefore always had to be written sunwise.
8a. Magyars and Finns, ca. 2090 BCE [052/22] JUST WÉRET JOL.FÉRSTE
Eighty years later — the Yulefeast had just begun — they unexpectedly and like a blizzard covered our lands.
9a3. Kelta and the Gols [067/25] ÉR THES KRODER.S JOL ÉNIS OMHLÁPEN HÉDE
This went over the lands like lightning, and before the Carrier's Yule had made one turn, she was mistress over all of them and the Tyrians of all our southern states up to the Seine.
9b. Jon and Minerva Resettle [071/22] THENE KRODER SKIL JETA FIF.THUSAND. JÉR MITH SIN JOL OMME.HLÁPA
If the far Greeklands belong to Frya's heritage, they will flourish there; but if they do not, there will have to be fights over them for a long time, because the Carrier shall have to go around with the Yule for five thousand years before Finda's folk will be ripe for freedom.
11b. Death of Frana [083/17] TWA SPÉKE JEFTHA 2000 [TWA.THÛSEND] JÉR
At first Frana ignored him, but finally she opened her lips and spoke: ‘My eyes are blurred, but the inner light of my soul emerges... Yes, I can see... Hear earth, and rejoice with me! When Aldland drowned, the first spoke of the Yule wheel stood at the top. Then it went down and so did our freedom. When two more spokes or two thousand years have passed, however, the sons who are born out of fornication between princes and priests and the folk will stand up and speak out against their fathers. These sons will all be murdered. But what they shall have said will be remembered and bear fruit in the hearts of resolute people, like good seeds that were laid in your soil.
Another thousand years the spoke shall descend and ever more sink into darkness and blood, shed over you when princes and priests deceive. But then the red of dawn will start glowing again. Seeing that, the false princes and priests will join forces to keep freedom down. But freedom, love and unity will strengthen the folk and rise out of the gutter with the wheel of time. The light that started as a glimmer, will eventually turn into a flame. Blood of the villains will flow over you, O earth, but you must not absorb it. Toxic creatures will drink it and perish. All vile histories that were made up to propagate the princes and priests will be offered to the flames. Finally, your children shall all live in peace.’ When she had spoken, she collapsed.
13c1. Primal Teachings 1 [098/20 + 099/26] MITH THET JOL WANDELATH AND WIXLATH ALLET ESKÉPENE
Out of Wralda both the beginning and the end come.
[...] With the wheel turning, all creation alters and changes, but only God is unalterable.
13e1. Apollonia's Burg [106/14/25] THJU DANTE FON.ET JOL
The tower has six sides, is three times thirty feet high, flat on top, and has a small observatory. On each side of the tower there is a building, three hundred feet long, three times seven feet wide and equally high, except the roof which is arched. [...] Looking down from the tower, one sees the shape of the Yule.
14f. Defects of the Brokmen [131/26] HWERSA THENE KRODER EN TID FORTH KRODEN HETH
When the Carrier has wheeled forth some time, posterity might think that the defects which the Brokmen brought here belong to their ancestral heritage.
18. Rika: Stealing of Titles [189/02 + 192/25] BIFÁRA THÀT JOL INOP EN ÔRE HLÁP.HRING TRÉTH
Letter of Rika the elder maiden, read at Staveren at the Yulefeast.
[...] They will call upon Wralda, and upon Frya and her maidens, but no one will be able to help in any way before the Yule enters a new cycle. That, however, will only happen when three thousand years have passed, after this century.