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Draugablíkk

REAL HISTORY RETOLD
WHAT THEY NO LONGER TEACH IN UNIVERSITY CLASS

Remembering the Raven

October 18, 2020 — “Hey,” I said. “Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.” The birds turned, suspiciously, and stared at me with bright eyes.

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Jǫtnar and Other Large Beings of Norse Mythology

August 28, 2020 — The Jǫtnar of Norse myth is often described as exceedingly beautiful, not necessarily as large giants.

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From Iceland to Mongolia: The Wild Horse Traits of a Viking Age Horse Breed

August 22, 2020 — The Icelandic horse is a small and sturdy horse breed that primarily hails from Norway, but was first developed in Iceland during the Viking Age. Learn More »



Norse Gods and Vedic Deities

July 6, 2020 — What follows is a short article presenting connections between the Norse god of thunder Thor (Þórr in Old Norse) and Indra, the Vedic cognate of lighting and storm. Learn More »


Shamans, The Gotho-Hunnic War, and Proto-Norse Magic

June 21, 2020 — Most have read or heard of the all-powerful Gods that once watched over their worshippers or the Greek Titans that protected the Earth. But why are all those mythical “shamans” that predate known organized religions rarely mentioned?

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The Battle of Brávellir

June 20, 2020 — The legendary Battle of Brávellir took place somewhere in the southeast of Sweden in the 600s or 700s CE. Remarkably, the battle was one of honor and wasn’t based on aggression. For what reason then? Learn More »


Midsummer, Kupala Night, and the Summer Solstice

June 17, 2020 — The European summer solstice is soon upon us, and in particular, the “Swedish Midsommar” — which neither Amajarl nor Seidrsunna can stop talking about right now — is a festivity that has been celebrated in northwestern Europe since time immemorial. Learn More »



Staying Alive: Health and diet in the Viking Age

May 2, 2020 — How did the Vikings manage to be almost always combat-ready when they drank A LOT and ate plenty of meat? Well, to start with, they only drank mead and ale. Some Jarls could afford wine if they had the trading connections to continental Europe or Kievan Rus’. Learn More »


An anecdote of life and death in the North Sea at the end of the Viking Age

March 2, 2020 — Viking raiding was more often than not a part-time occupation. The Orkneyinga saga (included in the Icelandic Flateyjarbók) describes the habits of one Norse sailor by the name of Sveinn Ásleifarson. Learn More »



HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR DELIVER NEWS FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.




HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR DELIVER NEWS FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.