The Hávamál

The Hávamál Young and alone on a long road, Once I lost my way: Rich I felt when I found another; Man rejoices in man, A kind word need not cost much, The price of praise can be cheap: With half a loaf and an empty cup I found myself a friend, Two wooden stakes stood on the plain, On […]

Vikings in Ireland in 795AD Time line of Vikings in Ireland 795AD – The Vikings arrived in Ireland and performed small raids 806AD – The Vikings raided Iona Abbey, all 68 occupants were killed 832AD – 120 Viking ships arrived in Ireland’s north eastern coasts 836AD – The Vikings began to attack deeper inland 841AD – Dubhlinn (Dublin) was created as a Viking settlement […]

Runes, Glyphs of Power & Spirit Prior to 200 BCE, certain purely magikal symbols such as the swastika, the cross, and the Sun-wheel were engraved on rocks in Northern Europe for ritual purposes. During the next four hundred years, these proto-runic symbols were adapted into the Germanic Elder Futhark alphabet composed of 24 characters. This is the oldest extant runic system (thus the name “Elder”), […]

English Viking Words

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I like to remind everyone how that day of the week was named after a Norse God (Tyr, Woden, Thor, Freya) and smile a little at how Christianity couldn’t erase everything about those filthy pagans. I had no idea just how many words were borrowed from the Norse. Of course, most languages have evolved […]