Why We Kiss Under Mistletoe: Baldur

Amongst the heathen Norse, Baldur was regarded as the divine animating force behind the beauty of life at the peak of its strength and energy. Accordingly, his happy youth is the peak of the Norse mythical cycle as a whole, as summer is to the cycle of the year or noontime is to the cycle of the day. His death […]

Viking Metal

If you’re looking to brush up on your use of metals during the Viking age, look no further: http://vikingmetalwork.blogspot.ca/ This website is a treasure trove (pun intended) of amazing information on Viking age metalwork. For example, this is a real mjolnir: This is a forgery: See the difference? No? Read her website to see why!

The Mysteries Of The Universe Unveiled: Beard Oil.

I discovered something that may turn the beard oil industry against me: Hask hair oils. Disclaimer: I don’t work for Hask or anybody associated with them or their distributors or their mothers or anything at all having anything to do with them. As a man with a beard, I have spent just a hair-more-than-zero-time thinking about how to take care […]

Surprise! Surprise? Vikings in North East Scotland?

I’m no archaeologist, but often enough I’ll read something related to archaeology and wonder to myself how their conclusions were or were not reached. In this case, here’s an article below that discusses certain links to Vikings in NE Scotland (Aberdeenshire / Moray). The article below goes on to state that the Viking “exploits are more linked to the Northern […]