Fun and/or factual non-fiction writings. Some short, some longer.

Three large statues of the Norns

Fate in Norse Mythology

Fate is seen as personified in the three Norns. On this, academics seem to agree; but when it comes to the actual concept of fate, opinions vary. Here, I try to present two understandings ...
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Winter Solstice

Solstice - the standing of the sun The time when the sun seems to stand still in its cycle before beginning a new. The shortest day of the year and the longest night. Here ...
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Landscape of Viking Scandinavia

The landscape of Viking Scandinavia is not all mountains and fiords. I love the look of the Viking homelands in the tv-series Vikings; but if you visit Scandinavia, you will be amazed at how ...
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Outdoor fire in the dark

Winter Solstice Blessings! Til árs ok friðar, skál!

Winter rules in the lands of the north Solstice is upon us Feed the light The shortest day of the year is drawing to an end, and before us lies the longest night. It ...
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Shouting Viking

Speak Viking? #dare

Here’s another dare for you. Have a go at speaking like a Viking. Go on! I dare you! Hey, I’m not saying you have to do it in front of anybody 🙂 Might be ...
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Wardruna: horse and rider on beach

Wardruna, “Raido”

www.wardruna.com ...
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Deck of a longship

Oar Walking #dare

Ever wondered how to move fast from one end of a fully manned Viking ship to the other? Here’s how! (more…) ...
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