I have talked about this subject some times, and i have clearly distinguish the differences between Norse paganism and Nazism. For those who do not want to take the trouble of seeking my writtings at the blog, i will show you an other prove that nazism has nothing to do with norse paganism. Sure they used the rune equivalent to the letter “S” in their special assault forces the SS, and the nee-nazi people use the rune Othila equivalent to the letter “O” , a rune that symbolizes nobility and kingship, a rune of power and connected to Odin, also the swastika, as i told before, it is a very old symbol, as old as mankind, the smbolizes the sun and the ligh in shamanism and in may cultures through the centuries. But that’s it, neo-nazis mistake the old symbols of the norse paganism, with this political strand, because the commander and very faithful political “adherent” of Hitler’s party, Heinrich Himmler, was very interested in the occult, and was inspired by the old ways and old costumes. So the Nazis did not worship any pagan god, in fact, hitler was very much christian, but suffice to say and it is more correct to declare that the chief deity in nazi germany was not Odin, but Adolf Hitler himself.
Lets see the following passage that shows Hitler’s Opinion very clear:
“What nonsense! Here we have at last reached an age that has left all mysticism behind, and now he [Himmler] wants to start it all over again. We might just as well have strayed in the church. At least it had tradition . . . . Isn’t it enough that the Romans were erecting great buildings when our forefathers were still living in mud huts; now himmler is starting to dig up these villages of mud huts and enthusing over every potsherd and stone axe he finds. All we prove by that is that we were still throwing stone hatchets and crounching around open fires when Greece and Rome had already reached the highest stage of culture. We really should do our best to keep quiet about this past.”
(reported by Speet 1970)
In fact nazi decoration and architecture make it clear that Hitler’s greatest inspiration was not ancient germanic culture and scandinavian beliefs, but Imperial Rome.
Few talk about this but, those pagan germans who did not supported the Nazis, went to the concentration camps with the rest of the “misfits”.
There is no relation between then Heathen spirit and Norse pagan Beliefs, with the Political Strand of the Nazi party and the neo-nazis of today. If people think otherwise, they are ignorant, and if neo-nazi think of it as well, its even worse, and they are more ignorant, because they haven’t study their history well enough, and know nothing about their own political beliefs. There can’t be a mixture such as this.