Book Review: “Atlantis, Edda and Bible” by Hermann Wieland

My friends and I keep an extremely loosely organised book reading club. Wicked frickin loose, guy. You ain’t kiddin. One of the books in the exchange was Hermann Wieland’s “Atlantis, Edda and Bible.” I put out Albion’s Seed – because we’re all living in Amerika,Amerika ist Neu-England. Whatevah. For context, the book and its contents occupy an odd slot in human history. This slot was when Anthropology was creative, and more closely tied to the “Speculative Sciences.” I try to operate under the understanding that after the Bad Wars, Boaz ruined anthropology forever and that it’s important to keep an open mind. The book was finished, I understand, in 1924. It posits a 200k Germanic world culture and purports to solve the riddles of the Bible. I will provide a review for the book, and apologise in advance for the rather scattered nature of it – the book itself relies heavily on Wieland’s intense knowledge of subjects and flows in a manner not entirely reminiscent of stream of consciousness.


It is a book which I think requires a deeper familiarity with the German anthropologies of the day than I currently possess, as it constructs within its pages the groundwork for a fully operational worldview based upon alterative history. While unsurprisingly, my understanding of anthropology is Anglophilic, but I have tremendous respect and admiration for the Germanics across the deep pond. Still- there are differences in pre-boazian anthropological approaches utilised by the branches of the Teutonic peoples. Of the books I’ve read, only the Dane Grønbech keeps a happy middle ground — to my eye. Whatevah.


It is unlikely the book would have been thought of as objective then, and now it would likely be held to be fanciful, at best. Threads within the narrative, as noted, include a worldwide Aryan (Germanic) culture. The major supporting claim for this is the contingency of comparable artefacts upturned in disparate locations. These include among other things, manmade burial mounds. In addition, similarities between writing conventions are noted. These items bleed into the narrative that a sweeping Aryan culture flourished upon the face of the Earth, but as echoed in the story of Atlantis, it fell victim to its own arrogance, miscegenated and fell into disunity, disrepair and disharmony before being pushed back into Europe. After the Aryans were reduced to their stronghold of Europe, there rose mixling (mischlinge/miscegenated) cultures. Among these are the Aztecs and Hebrews.


Interestingly enough, in Wieland’s narrative, strong usage is made of the North American oddities such as the Serpent Mound of Ohio, long before they became popular to discuss in Amerika proper. Notes are made to describe hypothetical influences from the Germanic diaspora in Amerindian culture. A culture which is posited was once Germanic in flavour, but having degenerated through miscegenation. This, for Wieland, explains how Cortez found a culture amenable to Catholicism. Catholicism being a hybrid faith of Aryanism and “pagan” (lesser bred) religion. The usage of animals in Amerindian art indicates a Germanic influence, Wieland claimed, as the Germans and English were well known to use combinations of Lions and Eagles in their respective standards. Elements which flourished in pre-Colonial Amerika.


Similarly, infusions of Germanic influence are supposed to have reached Africa and China, also. As evidenced by iron pagodas in China, and the worship of pale Gods among the pale(r) Yoruba tribes of N. Africa. As noted, the Mounds are a tremendous selling point, Wieland feels. He describes the mounds found in German Austria, and contrasts them with those found in North America.


It is an interesting exercise in necessity being the mother of invention, perhaps. Like with the British Waddell who wrote “The British Edda,” great pains are taken to make sense of a historical narrative which seems interconnected but not fully enough for our increasingly modern sensibilities. For example, Wieland refers to alternative cosmologies I am vaguely familiar with from having read “The Secret King,” and familiarising myself with the likes of Willegut’s work, the 55 Club’s “Armanen Ritual” and so forth. The great Cosmic Ice theory is referenced, which was the idea that the cosmos emerged from a primal frost as described somewhat by Norse mythology. Which, evidently, has resurfaced in conjunction with this “ice wall” theory I hear about from the Flat Earth crowd. I’ll keep with my big brained centrism and prefer net neutrality.


Wieland offers his opinion that the gradual elimination of worldwide Aryanism was assisted by a number of cataclysmic apocalypses. One of which saw the destruction of the moon, and the rebirth of the new moon from eruptive forces so strong it hurled the new moon into orbit. So it goes. Ancient prehistoric Vikings were said to have been forced to sail the world to escape the pursuant ice age in magnificently built boats requiring 90 rowers.


These catastrophes led to the submergence of Atlantis and the loss of Lemuria. Although, Wieland stresses, Heinrich Schliemann pioneered the way for their rediscovery. What is of paramount importance is the submerged history of the Germanic people. In this, Wieland asserts, the true chosen race of God is not the Hebrew, but the Aryan. He proceeds to lay many claims as to why the Bible refers to Aryan man, and not Hebrew. With the Hebrews being a lesser bred race of interlopers who wear the German history as a skin, mangle it beyond recognisance and subvert it so thoroughly that you might not be blamed for failing to want it back.


First of all; the story of Adam and Eve denotes primeval miscegeny. Adam refers to the state of ruddiness befitting the lesser races. Thus the first sin was Eve’s capitulation to Adam. Some liberties are taken with regards to etymology, such as Zion being an ancient contraction of Zeus’ Castle. Jerusalem becomes the Happy Home of Baldur, because Wieland claims, Jeru is an alternative name for the God of Light. Votan of course is a God worshipped by the pre-Aztec Aryans and is remembered to this day by them, in part. The Lion, which appears in the English coat of arms, is also present in the Aztec art – which Wieland notes symbolised the Eye of Ra, which was a symbol of Votan.


Heaven, here, is the tomb. Places like Olympus, and Himmelbjorg refer to a huge mountain seven tiers (as in the seventh heaven of Enoch) high. Each tier of the mountain contained great barrows where Aryan princes were interred, and would be resurrected someday. Barbarossa of the Germans is sited as a more recent example of this belief, or else Arthur of the British. The Naglfar of the Norse, therefore, is actually a great funerary vessel which collected Aryan dead from distant battlefields so that their corpses might be resurrected someday. The custom persisted up until Bismarck’s Germany, wherein the great Walhalla was erected as a monument to heroic German dead.


Hell, conversely, and to my mind comically, is where the Aryans disposed of their unwanteds. Literally, kicked them into a volcano. Hell then is the anti-mountain where the despicable dead are incinerated. Naturally, the darker races are dark because their acumen was to kick corpses. This relates, Wieland notes, to an ancient legend wherein the Goddess Hel is Satan’s grandma. Speaking of the corpse-kickers; some of these managed to interbreed with Aryans, creating high-caste mischlinge who were capable of passing as Aryan and always and everywhere became leaders among their respective anti-races. The Bible calls these false-prophets, Wieland says. The savagery of the high caste mixling is unparalleled, and is to be compared to the relative gentle meekness of the Aryan whomst were, naturally, vegan.


The Bible, then, is a historical record which is more a composite of mixed sources than an inspired doctrine. Whereas the Edda is a more direct descendant of the Vedas. Wieland makes note that little imagination is needed to see the similarity in firm between Edda and Veda, these receding the Bible. The Bible being an honest, but corrupted attempt at historical record.


Other notes are made which have since gained popularity, the oddities in China and Egypt. The Egyptian electrical batteries are discussed. It is an interesting exercise, I think, in that many of the facets of archaeology Wieland interprets have become backdrops in alternative, or “conspiracy” culture. As I have noted, at the time, there was a glut of sensational information that required rationalisation. White Gods for the Aztecs. Batteries in Egypt. Similarities between European mounds and American ones. And indeed, one might note that even more discoveries have been quietly ignored in the years following 1924 – such as the mysterious White mummies as far abroad as Tocharia and Kennewick, the Runestones and cairns and obelisks in places they don’t belong.


It is a book worth reading, if alternative history interests you. Though I give a fair warning, the train of thought while to hard to follow, tends to at times repeat itself and may bore readers unacquainted with the subject material. Others may be put off by the exceptionally fanciful conclusions Wieland makes. But it is worth reminding oneself that Wieland had political aims beyond the mere scope of his book. His ultimate aim was to inspire a worldwide pan-Aryan cooperative which would oppose the Roman-Aztec-Hebrew influence he concludes is poisoning the world. For this to happen, Germanic peoples everywhere needed to understand their lost history – of a unified Aryan confederacy against the machinations of weaponised miscegeny whose ultimate aim is the final replacement and extermination of the Aryan.

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Editor’s Note: I have kept use of the word Aryan, which I know makes many left and right of centre Reeeeeëē. I could have substituted it with Germanic, or perhaps more acutely Teutonic. Or cleverly hide marginally unchanged history under the modern P.I.E. umbrella. However the word is a valid historical Artefact with internally consistent applications whose use was endemic to the Teutonic world, which as a point in case included the many Sui Generii of Germanic tribes, nations and even colonies. Thus, for a time, the Anglo-Saxons of America and Britain, the Germanics of Europe and Nordics of Scandinavia (among others) were moving toward a potential consensus before the interruption of their science by other political dogmas resulting in the creation of things like the Frankfurt School following the Bad Wars. Ironically, Wieland in his way wanted to avoid just that with his confederation of Aryan tribes. If a desire for unity among like tribes offends you, than you have likely taken lessons from the Frankfurt School. Other than the occasional sweeping gesture, none of the above should be overly offensive. That it can be goes to show how withered our backbones have become as an atomised anti-collective of disjointed amorphous blobs in the melting pot waiting to get digested by Moloch. I said good day sir.

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32 thoughts on “Book Review: “Atlantis, Edda and Bible” by Hermann Wieland

      1. You know, it really burns my ass. I was looking for a Marija Gimbutas book the other day. Hugely out of print. Even on eBay they’re going for between 70-200 bucks. Used to be Bullmoose could find me rare but politically incorrect books at fair market value, but even they’re having troubles now.

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      2. I have no doubt if I asked one of the boys they could gibs me summa dat PDF. But there’s part of me holding out for being able to say to 13y/o Saxo that he was right about the internet going away before too long. So, I hoard books.

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      3. No doubt, no doubt. Place not your faith in electrons. Wife’s got a whole kitchen full of shit that will all die the same day. I left my library with my son and he’ll have to abandon it, too. When he comes up. He’s in Mass. I’m praying…

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      4. Some of my good friends came from Massachusetts. It seems to get old when you reach a certain level of political awareness. Or hell, spiritual awareness for that matter. So I hope he pulls up anchor too. I can’t imagine there’s much there for a home schooler, thems are a different breed down there.

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      5. I started out digging postholes. Roofer for 2-3 yrs mechanic, computer operator (mainframes :o) later programmer, lot’s of plumbing wiring, destructive tenants. I felt it necessary to do everything myself. It’s worked out alright so far but it’s beginning to wear. ;o)

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      6. I’d love to learn me some mechanics. Do roofing, moving away from it. Done postholes, don’t bother me much yet. I’d like to learn wiring and plumbing. Then I can basically do whole home packages, maybe someday get some rental properties and maintain them – then I can control some of the population where I own land.

        Maybe. Guess it’ll depend on what the doom clock is doing by the time I got enough financial cushion to be pushin’ that kind of commitment.

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      7. I figured I’d be ready by now, but you never are, I guess. I don’t fret it too much. Just say “No!” and mean it when the time comes. Then improvise, adapt and overcome. It’s what we do, no?

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      8. My first experience with mass was first grade. Very traumatic. More-so for them maybe. Cowboy’s have no problem with a punch in the nose. In either direction.

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      9. Heh. Y’know, I haven’t had cause to be in many fistfights. But it was always with imports, and when I was a kid the worst import you had to deal with was the domesticated Homo Douchebaggus Massachusettens.

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      10. Nothing pacifies like a pop in the nose.. WAHHH

        Shit I met so many new sets of kids, I had to do it again and again.
        Massholes don’t understand violence to well.
        You got me grinning

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      11. I’d guess maybe it depends on where they’re from. Only Massholes I ever met are the kind that get new money and think they’re too good for the state they already ruined and come here. But I hear the Downies… Or is it Southies? Anyway, them bastards are supposed to be a violent bunch. I’m told .

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  1. The history of man, as we know it, is so shot full of holes that it’s possible to start off from anywhere at all on the planet, to make a claim that that place was once the centre of civilisation. We used to have funny sit-com over here called Goodness Gracious Me! It was about an Indian family living in Britain, and the father used to insist everything we thought was British actually came from India. Then there’s My Fat Greek Wedding, in which the father of the bride kept insisting that everything came from Greece… and so it goes on.

    I show the reason for this common delusion in my book Stories in the Stars. If you dig down far enough under all the mouldering rugs of all the storytellers who practised their craft across the northern hemisphere since the last major Ice Age, you can come to the Scythians in the Caucasus Mountains, and all the story mats or let’s call them myth mats since then, that all the religions, and all the backstories for humanity, were weaved from come from that Scythian seedbed, which I call the primordial carpet.

    It’s just that sometimes, someone like Hermann Wieiland, notices a thread poking up, and then they just pull on it and pull on it until they have enough wool to pull it over everyone’s eyes with a new theory or a new book or new YouTube video! Well, it puts bread and butter on the table!

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    1. I’m not sure Wieland – or the Greek Dad (funny movie, wife loves it) meant any harm. I think it’s an easy leap of faith to make when your culture has been abused, your history questioned and so forth. You made mention in one of your latest podcasts about how our histories are being rewritten, necessitating personal mythology (I apologise of the brevity of my encapsulation does your premise harm.) I agree, needless to say, that internal conviction is irreplaceable. But I think it needs to be informed by transcendental history.

      Suffice to say, even if I’m not capable of believing the totality of Wieland’s supposition I can empathise. I’m a Mainer- they’ve taken away our local culture, sold us cheap imitations of it, and flooded us with wealthy foreigners who proceed to tell us how we should live – and poor foreigners who proceed to tell us how to make room for them to live. My family was one of the first families to this country, and we’ve historically occupied a very solid spot. My kneejerk reaction is to want to take my history back. My assumption is Wieland must have felt the same way. Of course, I’ve likely been wrong about more important things.

      Anywho. My yah-yahs aside. I’m waiting for a copy of Stories in the Stars to arrive at the Bullmoose in town. I called it in a week or so ago. I expect it should be in soon for pickup. You had me at Scythians, with whom I’m moderately familiar. But from what I’ve heard, your insights on astronomy will likely help me flesh out things I picked up from Graham Robb’s book “The Ancient Paths” which put some interesting thoughts in my head about Solar mythology among the ancient peoples.

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      1. Totally agree. Graham Robb’s The Ancient Paths is an excellent book! I think he is a genius! Thank you for buying Stories in the Stars. I hope you find it useful, and there’s lots in there about the shamanic practises of the Scythians, which come down to us through the myths of the Ossetians who are still living in the Caucasus Mountains. They had their own Arthur, called Baltraz, and their own Excalibur, and twelve knights called Narts and a Lady of the Lake. I think the Normans straight ripped it off from the Scythians, but that’s OK, because you can’t improve on those stories.

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      2. I’m not Normandy’s biggest fan, so confirmation bias being what it is – I’d believe it! Baltraz. That’s good to know. I’m going to tentatively sock that away in my dusty mental shelves for later, marked “potential connection to the Ba’al, Baldur/Bældæg, Belenos continuum.” The Lady of the Lake will be interesting. I’ve got my own operative theory about her being an undercover Goddess in charge of receiving all the votive offerings the Celts liked to pitch into ponds, alongside her cameo as the Goddess that tinkers with the golden axe in (I think it was) Æsop’s fables… Anywho, rant over for now. I’ve a small stack of books to go through, “The Great Goddess,” followed by “Witch Cults of Western Europe.” Stories in the Stars should full well be here by then.

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    1. Wieland speaks a good deal about Indra. I’ll admit it. I wasn’t too keen on the Vedic stuff when I started in all this ago. But it’s growing on me. it’s a gawmy christless sunnyvawhore tryna find a good Mahabharata. I’ve been recommended (forgive me as I mangle the spelling beyond all recognition) Eshwahra Eskhran (or something like that) who is reputed to have done a good English rendering of the Bhagavad-Gita. Heretofore the only texts in that line I’ve read are a different author’s translation of the BV and a copy of the Kama Sutra by an editor whose name escapes me. Something British.

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