Irminsul Nicki pillow (40 x 40 cm), blue, embroidered IrminsulOrder number: 64.440
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The Irminsul (from irmin = mighty, divine, large and sul = pillar) or also Irmens pillar was an old Saxon main sanctuary - and will have been a large oak or wooden pillar.
Its exact location is unknown, but it was probably near Eresburg near Obermarsberg ( in Germany), as the formulations in the Annales regni Francorum ("Franconian Imperial Annals") suggest in 772.
Other possible locations include a. the Externsteine and the Velmerstot. The Irminsul was destroyed by the Franks at the instigation of Charlemagne in 772 during the Saxon Wars.
The Irminsul was said to symbolize the connection between heaven and earth. The monk Rudolf von Fulda, to whom we owe the only more detailed information about the Irminsul, writes in the Translatio s. Alexandri (Chapter 3): "Truncum quoque ligni non parvae magnitudinis in altum erectum sub divo colebant, patria eum lingua Irminsul appellantes, quod Latine dicitur universalis columna, quasi sustinens omnia."
They (sc. The Saxons) also worshiped a block of wood (or: tree trunk) of no small size that had been raised upwards, which they called "Irminsul" in their mother tongue - which in Latin means "all-pillar" "means, since it carries the universe in a way.
A (rest) version of an Irmin column, apparently of Roman origin, is now in the Hildesheim Cathedral in Lower Saxony (Germany). A reference to "the" Irminsul is unclear. Incidentally, nearby are the towns of Irminseul / Irmenseul, Segeste, the Drachenberg (Dragon mountain) and the Wormstal - which could even indicate the song of the Nibelungen.
(midnight) blue pillow made of velvety nicki fabric.
- Size: approx. 15,75 x 15,75 inch (40 x 40 cm)
- Size embroidered Irminsul: 4,72 x 4,72 inch (12 x 12 cm)
- Weight: approx. 12,35 oz (350 g.)
Cushion cover material: 80% cotton and 20% polyester - washable at 86 °F (30 degrees C.)
Pillow filling: cover 100% cotton, filled with siliconized hollow fiber - washable up to 140 °F (60 degrees C.)
Cuddly soft quality goods, made in Germany.