Posts By Amajarl

Ancestral Wisdom Is Timeless: We Are Like Them And They Were Like Us

August 29, 2022 — People are people, and life is life. The ancient world was very different from ours, but it was also the same. Plague and war were part of the world then, just as it is part of our world now. What our forebears discovered about themselves living in that world is as true today as it was then.

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The Archetype of the Warrior: Know Thyself

May 15, 2022 — When thinking of warriors, people tend to envision only violence. But fighting itself is not bad. The biggest question is — what is worth fighting for?

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May Norse myth
be ever in your favor

August 21, 2021 — Ǫndskuggi’ from last year’s Draugablíkk album Verjaseiðr is one of the reasons why we do this, folks. Life is cyclical, like all facets of nature. But, linear progression, sacred or secular, is a myth — a deadly, dangerous myth.  Read The Full Story »

When swords were carried with conscience

July 15, 2021 — From the time of the Huns to around the 700s AD, European warriors of Frankland (modern Germany and France combined, roughly speaking), Anglo-Saxon England, the Nordic countries, and elsewhere typically wielded two-edged straight, flat “Spatha” swords.

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Midsommarblót, Midsummer Eve

June 25, 2021 — Academia tends to push the theory Swedish Midsummer celebrations developed in Germany in the Middle Ages — and that Midsummer hails from a Christian holiday for John the Baptist that originally took place on June 24 — an outrageous interpretation with only a grain of truth, a clear attempt to hijack yet another heathen rite of ancient Sweden.

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Heathen “Summerblót” and Victory Feasts

June 20, 2021 — The Ynglinga saga indicates one of the great blóts (festivals) of the Viking Age (and earlier times) was in summer. The Old Norse text reads: “at sumri, þat var sigrblót” which roughly translates to “in summer, there was victory.” Read The Full Story »

‘Wolfclan Rising: Berserkastrið’ Official Music Video Announced

May 4, 2021 — The Berserkastrið official music video depicts the Norse and Gothic people in the Migration Era, the centures leading up to the Viking Age.

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Is There Truth in Norse Numbers?

February 7, 2021 — In Norse myth, nine can be worked out by multiplying three times three, which is highly significant. Odin — who sacrificed himself, to himself — hung on the tree of life, Yggdrasill, for nine days and nights until the secret of the runes were revealed to him. Read The Full Story »

Yuletide: Jólnir, Jólfaðr, and Oskoreia: The Wild Hunt of the Ásgardians

December 21, 2020 — The winter solstice is upon us, and in this year of 2020, it occurred today — on the 21st of December at 11:02 CET.

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Álfablót — The Forgotten Rite of Ancestor Worship

October 30, 2020 — We have been asleep. That is how it happened. When they slaughtered our neighbors, we did not wake up. Read The Full Story »