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Norse Mythology and the Eclipse

2017-08-18T14:23:58+00:00

Next week, the first total solar eclipse in forty years will pass over the Earth. Eclipses have happened since long before recorded history, and because of that, they have always had a place in human mythology. Norse mythology is no different. The word 'eclipse' comes from the Greek word for, 'abandonment.' For ancient people all

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Freya

2017-07-18T12:51:56+00:00

The ancient Norse revered women just as much as they revered men, and one fine example of that is the goddess Freya. While Frigg was the wife of Odin the All-father, Freya was counted as an equal to him because they split the dead between them. "The Æsir Against the Vanir" (1882) by Karl

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Ullr

2017-05-19T18:39:45+00:00

Ullr is the god of sports. In particular, he is the god of bow hunting and skiing. He is considered to be one of the eldest gods in the Norse pantheon, and because of that, much of the mythology surrounding him is lost to the ages. More's the pity-- if what we DO know of

Old Norse Returns to York in a JORVIK way

2017-05-03T19:39:38+00:00

For the first time in hundreds of years, the Old Norse language is being spoken in York, England once more. Thanks to researchers and students at University of York, the animatronic Vikings at the JORVIK Viking Centre are now speaking their actual, native tongue. These animatronics tell the tale of the Scandanavian warriors who harassed

American Gods (and Nordic) are Coming

2017-04-24T19:04:45+00:00

In case you are out of the loop, the new show American Gods will be coming to STARZ on April 30th that will sure scratch the itch of all you Vikings and Game of Thrones fans waiting for a new series. No, it doesn't have much in the way of sword and sorcery-- at least

The Death of Baldr

2017-04-08T18:20:54+00:00

Have you ever met someone so pure and wonderful, you want to devote all of your attention to protecting them from the evils of the world? Perhaps it’s a friend, your child or younger sibling, or even your pet?That person is your Baldr. Baldr You see, Baldr was a Norse god, the son

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Idun

2017-04-24T19:01:23+00:00

This week, spring rolled into the northern hemisphere, and with it comes various traditions and celebrations. For the Norse, spring is the time of Idun (or Iðunn), the goddess of rejuvenation and the keeper of the magic apples that keep the gods and goddesses young. Idun and Bragi You read that right: the

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Celtic Symbolism: The Celtic Knot

2017-04-24T18:59:34+00:00

St. Padraig's Day is nigh upon us, so we thought we'd finish our month of living Irishly with one of the most famous and beautiful of Celtic symbols: the Celtic knot. Celtic knotwork is an ancient tradition dating back long before even the Celtic people existed. They have been used in tapestries, masonry, jewelry and

Celtic Symbols: The Green Man

2017-03-04T12:54:26+00:00

Ever seen this face before? Perhaps on a tree in the woods somewhere, or in a painting? The Green Man This is the Green Man (also called Jack in the Green and many, many other names) and he's a feature of much of the pastoral lore in the Celtic countries, including Great Britain

Cauldrons and Horns: Brân’s Celtic Drinking Vessels

2017-02-27T18:25:57+00:00

A burial in France from the Iron-Age housing a Celtic Princes belongings including an ornate cauldron. For many, especially in America, St. Paddy's Day is a day to let lose, get drunk, and get crazy. There's something of a negative stereotype to the Irish and drinking, but the tradition goes back way before

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