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Irmin

by Micha F. Lindemans
The ancient Teutonic god of war. He was worshipped by the Herminones in the shape of a pillar, called Irminsul ("the Column of the World") or Hermensul, near Detmold. After each victory sacrifices were made to him. During the Christianization, Charlemagne had these columns destroyed (in 772 CE).

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