Magic and Mysticism in Norse Mythology

The runes, particularly the Elder Futhark, connect to magic and mysticism. Each rune holds a specific meaning and purpose.

January 16, 2023 — One of the most interesting aspects of Norse mythology is the concept of magic and mysticism. The gods and goddesses of the Norse pantheon are not only powerful beings but also practitioners of magic and wielders of mystical powers.

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‘Hróðvitnir: Solstice Solasvartr’ Out Now

In the realm of music, Draugablíkk has embarked on a remarkable journey, releasing a single on the day of the winter solstice for three consecutive years—2020, 2021, and 2022.

December 21, 2022 — With each passing year, Draugablíkk’s music grows richer, weaving a tapestry of sound that encapsulates the spirit of the winter solstice. Their powerful winter solstice trio is reminiscent of the importance of the number three in Norse mythology, and concludes today with “Hróðvitnir: Solstice Solasvartr”.

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Djupt når tjälen i nord
utan värme ovan jord

Mälardalen roughly corresponded to the area of “Svitjod” in the sagas and was centered around lake Mälaren whose name originates from the Old Norse word mælir, meaning gravel.

December 17, 2022 — While working on new songs, we felt inclined to draw inspiration from ancient Svitjod and its historical winery traditions.

In the Viking Age, Scandinavia experienced a natural period of warmer weather that allowed for the growth of wine in places like Mälardalen near Birka, close to Stockholm.

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Why Myth, like music, will never reveal its true meaning

September 23, 2022 — Myth, like music, will never reveal its true meaning unless you embrace it with an open mind in good spirit.

Coinciding with the Autumn Equinox, Draugablíkk released twinsingle ‘Myrkrmáni Haustablót’ on Friday, September 23, at 03:03 CET. Is there numerology in play?

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Twintrack ‘Fornrít Fara’ To Co-Incide With “Haustrblót”

September 16, 2022 — As summer dies into birth, autumn and the start of winter are slowly born. To celebrate 🔥 the autumn equinox, Draugablíkk will release twintrack single ‘Fornrít Fara: Myrkrmáni Haustablót’ — just in time for when night and day are perfectly in balance.

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

People were ambitious and siblings argued over money and land. Marriages and oaths were torn apart by betrayal and temptation. What could go wrong did.

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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“Midsommarblót” in the Ancient, Summery North

Midsummer goes back to an ancient celebration of the newborn vegetation of springtime, but Unlike continental Europe, Swedish Midsummer was always celebrated in summer.

June 24, 2022 — The Icelandic Sagas tell how converted Viking chieftains sought to ban Midsummer rituals and replace them with Catholic celebrations. In more recent medieval sources from the 1500s, Swedish writer, cartographer, and ecclesiastic Olaus Magnus mentions midsummer bonfires. Those are no longer common in Sweden but are still practiced in Finland. Read The Full Story »

The Archetype of the Warrior: Know Thyself

On your path in life, there are a few things you need to learn. What is your purpose? Only you can truly know you.

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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Waluburg: When the life of Óðinn returned

Walk with us into the shadows to explore a nine-day long tradition to celebrate spring and the arrival of summer.

April 21, 2022 — Walk with us into the shadows and back out into the light to find out more about this upcoming Saturday’s Walpurgis night, the most important day of a nine-day long heathen tradition. 

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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 »