Rökkatru: Jarnsaxa →
rokkatru: Very little is written about Jarnsaxa/Jernsaxe, but she is of jotun-heritage, and as Thors mistress, she had given birth to Maghni (according to Skáldskaparmál) and together with Módi, whom, at least, is Maghni’s halfbrother by Thor, they are some of the survivors of Ragnarok. “…Then Magni came…
I think disregarding American culture (for US heathens too) would be a huge...– Me (from Facebook). My comment: Everything you/ me take for granted, someone did bleed for. You dont have to go “Viking” to find your heroes. Show some respect, pour a “Jack Daniels” for them and remember.
fuckyeahcrx asked: Have you ever been on Bohuslan, Sweden? Fun fact about the place: Somewhere in around the Gulmarn Fjord, the rocks/stone shifts from the dull grey of the south to a smooth pink. Really pretty.
Freyja’s Cats: Perspectives on Recent Viking Age... →
Odin’s Wife : Mother Earth in Germanic Mythology... →
http://www.germanicmythology.com/original/earthmother/odinswifeprehistoriccontext.pdf Odin’s Wife : Mother Earth in Germanic Mythology by William P. Reaves © 2010
: Norse god: THOR →
nordravn: In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as …
THE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS | Tha... →
Ale,Beer,Mead,Wine,Cider. Photo: http://www.steveonsteins.com/in-the-near-future-2
Fimbulvetr. Catastrophy in 536 AD seen in the...
A summary/translation of an article by Håkan Lindgren in SvD (Svenska Dagbladet) 24 april 2013 http://www.svd.se/kultur/katastrofen-ar-536-visar-sig-i-myterna_8115272.svd In Norse mythology the Fimbulwinter is connected to the Fenris devouring the sun. Many sources speak of the year 536 as a strange year when the sun was veiled. (actually , i would argue it is his son Sköll devouring the...
Wishing those who celebrate it a great Yggdrasil...
This holliday is not (genarally) part of Scandinavian customs (as far as i know) and not from historical sources. It is however often celebrated among Heathens today as part of their custom and a great idea. A day to contemplate your place in the bigger scope of things.
The Kilt. Is it a Skirt? Is it Norse?
The Gaelic word for the kilt is “Feilidh Beag” (small plaid or blanket ) or in the case of the Belted Plaid “Feilidh Mór” or “Breacan An Feile” (seen in “Braveheart). The word “Kilt” is Scots and (probably) comes from the Norse worde “Kjalta” (to wrap). From the same root comes “Kjortel” (the type of tunic worn by...