NIDSTANG

An international net of “asatru” organizations have reinstated an old norse habit which was also used during the viking age, the "nidstang" and "niding-pole". The word Nidstang or niding-pole can be translated into “public cursing pole” or “cursing and disgracing pole”. The nidstang was a 2.50 mt high pole on which a runic verses curse was carved, it was usually a poetic composition in runes and a sequence of insults to the cursed person. It would be activated through celebration of specific rituals, after which the severed head of a horse would be fixed upon a pole. Once prepared, the nidstang would be driven into the ground next to the house of the cursed person but clearly out of his/her property in a spot where it could not be removed either physically or legally, with the head of the horse facing the house of the cursed person. The pole was believed to convey the destructive forces of Hela, Goddess of death and rebirth, Lady of the Nederworld. The destructive forces would rise up from the ground and would be projected through the eyes of the dead horse. The runes carved on the pole and the corresponding deities that were conjured up would determine the type of destructive force deployed and the runic curse would indicate also the type of crime the cursed person was accused of and why he was so dishonored to deserve a nidstang. The nidstang works on different planes and different levels. It is a very powerful curse and if used in malicious, selfish or dishonest ways, without a valid motivation or for a personal and selfish motivation, it would weaken the will of those who cast the curse in the first place leaving them at the mercy of those very destructive forces they evoked which will feed on the essential vital forces until it will suck them dry to mental and physical illness.
The nidstang, through Hela's gaze, would disturb, unnerve, the "landvaettir" (the land spirits) which dwell where the house of the cursed person live. The land spirits would turn their rage to the cursed person forcing him/her to leave the lands by making them sick or, in some cases, by driving them to death. The nidstang in its pure verbal form is very similar to a “public badmouthing of vile people” used by different holy people throughout the world. We have preferred to use this type of curse over others because norse culture was terribly dishonored because of nazism... The School of Draco casts this curse according to its path and comprehends the different religious beliefs and esoteric ways and all the stolen symbols and scorned gods, the son of the Christian God included.

I CURSE ALL THOSE WHO
USE PAGAN, ANIMAL, NATURAL SYMBOLS
MISREPRESENTING THEIR MEANINGS
AND OFFENDING THE GODS ALL,
SOILING THEIR NAMES
AND THE SACRED SYMBOLS
TO LOUSY AND SACRILEGIOUS ENDS.


I CURSE ALL THOSE WHO
USE PAGAN, ANIMAL, NATURAL SYMBOLS
MISREPRESENTING THEIR MEANINGS
TO PROMOTE PROPAGHANDA AND RACIST POLITICS
BASED ON HATRED AND THE CONTEMPT FOR LIFE
ADVERTISING INTOLERANCE AND TYRANNY,
GRATUITOUS AND COWARDLY VIOLENCE.

I CURSE ALL THOSE WHO
USE PAGAN, ANIMAL, NATURAL SYMBOLS
MISREPRESENTING THEIR MEANINGS
BELIEVING TO HIDE THEIR MEDIOCRITY
BEHIND THE DELUSION OF RACIAL SUPREMACY
MASKING THEIR IMPOTENCE
WITH FALSE WORDS OF HONOUR.

I CAST THIS CURSE UNITL THIS ABUSE WILL END
UNTIL THE STOLEN SYMBOLS AND THE DISHONORED GODS
WILL NOT BE OFFENDED FROM THESE LOUSY SERVANTS
OF MADNESS, OF HATRED, OF STUPIDITY,
OF REGRET AND FRUSTRATION.
I CURSE THEM.