One thing i think i had in my mind already when i started this blog was to have a certain “broadness” and thus perhaps present Nordic history and culture and Nordic Heathenry in a way that feels true to me as a Scandinavian Heathen. One i can “recognize”. I am happy to see that no one seems the least bit surprised when things that are very far from Heathenry proper (myth,...
A kantele (pronounced [ˈkɑntele] in Finnish) or kannel ([ˈkɑnːel] in Estonian, harpu in Sami) is a traditional plucked string instrument of the zither family native to Finland, Estonia, and Karelia. It is related to the Russian gusli, the Latvian kokle and theLithuanian kanklės. Together these instruments make up the family known as Baltic psalteries. The instrument is also known as...
This then...is me →
jazzage: Realized that most probably have no idea who runs this blog (not that it´s important )
Hrólfr Kraki spreading gold to escape the Swedes, byJenny Nyström (1895). Hrólfr Kraki, Hroðulf, Rolfo, Roluo, Rolf Krage (early 6th century) was a legendary Danish king who appears in both Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian tradition. His name would in his own language (Proto-Norse) have been *Hrōþiwulfaz (famous wolf). Both traditions describe him as a Danish Scylding, the nephew...
Hamlet (The Legend)
Hamlet is a figure in Scandinavian romance and the hero of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The chief authority for the legend of Hamlet is Saxo Grammaticus, who devotes to it parts of the third and fourth books of his Gesta Danorum, completed at the beginning of the 13th century. There are no means of determining whether Saxo derived his information in this case from oral...
AMERICAN CELTIC: The all important 'UPG' in Celtic... →
americanceltic: I am a nerd. I get excited by things like proper grammar and science. I love the study of our natural world and I have always been enthralled by the strict adherence to rules that scientists slavishly attach themselves to. One of the coolest things about this world of science is the Scientific…
Protohistory refers to a period between prehistory and history, during which a culture or civilization has not yet developed writing, but other cultures have already noted its existence in their own writings. For example, in Europe, the Celts and the Germanic tribes may be considered to have been protohistoric when they began appearing in Greek and Roman texts. Protohistoric may also refer to the...
Kings Of Kent
This is a list of the kings of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Kent. The regnal dates for the earlier kings are known only from Bede, who piously expunged apostates (Unde cunctis placuit regum tempora computantibus, ut ablata de medio regum perfidorum memoria, idem annus sequentis regis), and seems also to have deliberately suppressed details of short or joint reigns in order to produce an orderly...
Invasion of the Viking women unearthed →
Women may have accompanied male Vikings in those early invasions of England, in much greater numbers than scholars earlier supposed, McLeod concludes. Rather than the ravaging rovers of legend, the Vikings arrived as marriage-minded colonists.
Death And Sex
To be honest i think there is a whole lot of speculation here. At the same time, the connection between death and sex is in itself not unique but is present in initiation, art, literature and so on (the orgasm often called “Le Petit Mort” ). The idea of spiritual release in orgasm or a release of energy is a part of sex magic as is the death / resurection motif. The union of the...
Funeral Ale (Sjaund)
A drinking scene on an image stone fromGotland, in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm. On the seventh day after the person had died, people celebrated the sjaund, or the funeral ale that the feast also was called since it involved a ritual drinking. The funeral ale was a way of socially demarcating the case of death. It was only after the funeral ale that the heirs could...