Names: Surt, Surtr, Sutr, Surtur
Planet: Sun, Mars, & Venus Illegitima
Element: Fire; Azoth
Material Attributions: Brass, Silver, Myrrh, Nag Champa, Red Sage, Dragon’s Blood, Bones & Animal Remains, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon Extract, Apples & Apple Juice, Vervain, Nightshade
Note: “SC” Stands for (All-Purposed) “Summoning Chant”
Surt is a fire giant who emerges from Muspelheim to lead warriors against the Aesir and Vanir, and he is the godfather of Loki and son of Laufev. It is said that he will to do battle against Freyr during the apocalypse.
The King of Fire and Fire Giants, he rules Muspelheim, otherwise known as Muspell. He wields a flaming sword with which he turned regular land into what is now his kingdom. This sword, named Laevateinn, is occasionally interpreted alternately to be a wand, and is said to be formed of fire and light. It is said that his flames will engulf the earth.
Surt’s name means either “Black” or “the Swarthy One,” and his name has occasionally been used as a common noun interchangeable with jӧtunn. In the Voluspa, it is said that the Sol Valtiva [sun of the Gods of the Slain] shines from his sword.
Some consider Surt to be the animating impetus of the Underworld’s volcanic flames. He is known to be the father of the Muspellz Megir (fire giants). These giants, also referred to as Muspellmegir/Muspellsynir [sons of Muspell] or Rjúfendr [Destroyers of Doomsday] are seen as nothing short of giants of the apocalypse. It is said that Surtr fosters a strong relationship with Loki’s daughter Hela, whom he refers to as “Her Ladyship” despite the disparity in their ages. It is said that these two collaborate in the construction of Naglfari, the Great Ship of Ragnarok.
Surt can be called upon to impart fiery wings to the astral double as well as the ability to create powerful protective shields (like fiery bubbles around you) at will. Surt can be called upon to wreak destruction, devastation, and war, and to bring about the protection or execration of the target. Aside from teaching mastery of the element of fire, and the ability to harness it for killing spirits as well as coercive evocation, he is a god of combat. He can teach the witch how to fight as well as improve her ability to do so.
In works magickal protection, he conjures horrific waves of energy which strike those who have cast spells against or upon his devotee– Surtr’s torrents melt and assimilate the enemy’s spellwork and protections, adding to the fire of his retort. In other words, if Jimmy cast some spells on you, and Surtr attacks him for it, Jimmy’s spells and whatever wards he has will be transmuted into fuel for Surtr’s attack.
Surtr’s auspices are of use in raising the Black Kundalini as well as the adoption of prehistoric atavsisms in astral shapeshifting.
- Surt. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/giants/surt/