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Draugablíkk

“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 Christian, 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. Learn the Lore »



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 — Does the spirit world exist? That is a big mystery to many. Everyone wants to know if there is life after death. The answer is yes, there is life after death, and deep down everybody knows it. When you realize this, bringing it out from your subconscious, that is when your soul truly awakens. Walk with us into the shadows and back to the light to find out more.

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Bear in Mind

The Norse considered bears sacred animals with powerful spirits. There are many (related) Berserker Rituals in the Sagas.

December 3, 2021 — Walk with us into the shadows and out into the light again. Does the spirit world exist? That is a big mystery to many. Everyone wants to know if there is life after death. The answer is yes, there is life after death, and deep down everybody knows it. When you realize this, bringing it out from your subconscious, that is when your soul truly awakens.

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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. Learn the Lore »



When swords were carried with conscience

What happens when a kingdom or an empire loses its warriors while becoming overly civilized, too wealthy, and so proud its rulers replace common sense with arrogance?

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

Apart from the winter holiday, midsummer’s eve is the biggest festivity in Sweden as every man, woman and child celebrate the longest day of the year — the summer solstice.

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.” Learn the Lore »



‘Wolves of Hyrkania’
EP-Set Announcement

Draugablíkk set to release double EP in June.

May 16, 2021 — Again, Hermóðr has ridden Óðinn’s Sleipnir for nine days and nine nights bringing news from Ásaland.

Our upcoming three-track concept EP will release in two versions, Wolves of Hyrkania (Aujum Unplugged) and Wolves of Hyrkania (Gothunni Metal Cut) in early June. Learn the Lore »



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. Learn the Lore »



The lost art of Varðlokkur, shamanic titles, and the forces of inner nature

January 27, 2021 — The spirit-world eventually breaks anyone capable of entering. But those who return become strong — especially at the broken places.

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HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR BRING WORD FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.




HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR BRING WORD FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.