Yggdrasil and Perseus – Legio Gloria November Releases
As is my custom, I thought to share some thoughts regarding the latest Legio Gloria releases. I will get straight into it by presenting the Yggdrasil Enlightenment Hoodie, which has been very well-received, and understandably so; it is a great design.
Yggdrasil Enlightenment Hoodie
Yggdrasil – the World Tree in Norse mythology – is on proud display. Odin’s ravens, Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory), are also present; one is vanquishing a serpent of deceit, and the other is gazing out into the world.
The design also pays aesthetic and poetic homage to J.R.R. Tolkien, whom we all know and love. The Yggdrasil tree has a similar style to that of the White Tree of Gondor, and the runes say the following:
‘From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king‘
Which is a quote from The Fellowship of the Ring.
In my humble opinion, J.R.R. Tolkien’s work can be classified as myth rather than fiction. The Lord of the Rings is, just as the myths about Perseus and other heroes from antiquity, a story that has the power to appeal to entire generations – admittedly, in the case of our generation, much thanks to Peter Jackson’s films.
It is a powerful and inspiring story – a story about friendship, loyalty, overcoming of hardships. It is a story about good versus evil, order and beauty versus chaos and degeneration.
It is not strange that the powers that be now seek to bastardise it (I am referring to Amazon’s upcoming series). It is quite similar to how they (BBC, to give an example) replace Europeans in history or how mobs tear down statues.
Male friendship (especially as shown in Lord of the Rings) is something that any regime fears. And for the dysfunctional young woman or man who has no conception of true friendship, seeing love between men must always be explained (in a joking way) as having to do with homosexuality. Presenting such an attitude (i.e. that tight-knit male friendship groups are ‘gay’) is very convenient for any regime – they would rather have men isolated and weak.
Much more can be said about Lord of the Rings and similar myths, but suffice to say it should come as no surprise that the enemies of European civilisation attack both our history and our myths.
Perseus’ Triumph Hoodie
The Perseus’ Triumph Hoodie is an updated version of the popular Perseus’ Gym and Exploration Hoodie. The new version is a bit different. The garment is in a lighter grey (making the artwork stand out clearer), and the front of the neck has more cloth – making it more comfortable and adding a bit of extra protection to the neck. The design itself is an homage to classical Europe in addition to the ideal of overcoming yourself.
The Perseus’ Victory – T-Shirt is also a favourite. It will be restocked in all sizes come spring.
I am currently planning the May 2022 linen collection, which is a great joy. Linen is a truly great material, so I am genuinely happy and excited to plan it. If you have not already done so, be sure to read the following article: 5 Reasons to Wear Linen.
The next big release, except for Dauntless: The Wild Hunt Edition (which will be out in about two weeks), will be in January. That collection will feature historical designs – Teutonic, Slavic, Wallachian. It will be good! Between January and May, we will see even more good stuff coming out. Feels absolutely great. As I have mentioned before, the success of previous releases enables bigger and better things to come – this momentum is truly something glorious!
On a last note regarding the Legio Gloria webshop, we added SEK (Swedish Kronor), USD, and GBP to make payments smoother and to save time. We also added Swish as a payment method for Swedish customers (also to make payments smoother and faster).