German Lore takes us back to a different time, a different age. It was a time when the great tribal migrations of pre-history had come to an end and a new era was dawning.
The Old Gods of Germania
In Germania prior even to the Roman legions setting foot across the Rhine river was a culture that embraced the ancient, some say elder gods.
It was a time when the fair peoples in Europe would look to Odin, Thor and Wotan. These Gods with the lesser gods had their own story to tell.
Odin was ruler of man, he had sacricifed his own eye in return for infinite knowledge and it was dropped to the bottom of the well of wisdom in recognition of this.
Thor was the God of Lightning and many Germans of old prayed to him more than Odin, for Odin was a more aloof and distant God.
Wotan was considered the Anglo-Saxon/Germanic equivalent to Thor in many circles. In the south of Germany he was reckoned to be the leader of The Great Hunt, or carrier of the dead souls into the afterlife.
Into this age came the young hero Siegried. A courageous and warrior who would go on to do mighty deeds and become a king in his own right. Fighting man, beast and even dragon his renown was so great that he was seen as a demi-god and whose powers were not his own. As with so many of the great ones in history treachery would be his downfall.
For Siegried had been granted other-worldly powers from bathing in a sacred pool as a young boy. Some say the pool was in fact dragons blood.
During a battle Siegried was slain by a blow that fell from behind, his own brother who used the secret knowledge for his own gain, such was the fall of the noble Siegfried...