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…

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Open Yale Courses – HIST 210: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES, 284–1000

This Yale lecture series covers the years 284 to 1000, the Early Middle Ages, and is free! You can download the MP3s or watch the videos, or read the transcripts, or put your index fingers on your temples and chant “ohmmmm ohmmmm” and I’ll channel the whole thing to you while I sleep. Lecture 22…

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A Second Dig Reveals Bronze-Age Gold

At a site that was previously excavated and cataloged, an amateur archeologist dug some more and found some incredible treasures, 2000 gold spirals. Sif’s hair, maybe? http://www.thelocal.dk/20150708/danish-archaeologists-make-huge-bronze-age-find

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Midgard Wood Artwork – Midgart

I need this in my house: Source unknown! As soon as I find out where this comes from or who made it, I’ll update this post. Found it! https://www.etsy.com/shop/midgart

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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!

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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…

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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…

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