Draugablíkk

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Wild Boar

A wild boar looking for food in southern Norway.

Sónargǫltr — Sacrifice of the Wild Boar

December 15, 2019 — The midwinter festivities of ancient Europe are often called Yule or Yuletide. Ritual celebrations were important and essential components in old times, especially in the Norse cultures because of the long dark winters in Scandinavia and Finland. The Norsemen held great feasts to venerate their ancestors, swear oaths, for fertility, and to celebrate seasonal shifts in nature.

Towards the end of the year, Vikings in western Scandinavia (and Varangians in the east) welcomed the new year through great feasting. These Yuletide celebrations hailed from a distant past, perhaps further back than the Bronze Age, and had thus been a recurring tradition since long before the Viking Age… READ MORE »


Manx Loaghtan: The Four-Horned Goats and Sheep of the Vikings

December 2, 2019 — If someone asked whether you’d ever seen a four-horned goat, you’d be forgiven for initially thinking it was the start of a joke. Few breeds are actually polycerate, a word used to describe sheep and goat mammals that can grow more than two horns (those who do often have their additional horns removed for commercial or safety purposes.) The rare Manx Loaghtan is different, because having four horns is actually one of its accepted characteristics, and the term rare isn’t simply a subjective designation. In fact, The Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the United Kingdom classifies the Manx Loaghtan as an at-risk breed, since there are fewer than 1,500 breeding females registered in the whole of Britain, spread across the Isle of Man, the Isle of Ramsey, and a few other nearby islands. READ MORE »

Four-horned Manx Loaghtan

Manx Loaghtan sheep in the living museum of Cregneash village on the Isle of Man


Excavation of Atil, Khazaria

Excavation of Atil/Khazaran.

Særkland and the Khazar Khaganate

November 16, 2019 — Included on Draugablíkk’s recently released EP, the song “To Særkland and Back Again” is inspired by real events that took place in the Eastern lands of Særkland in the Viking Age. Historical sources describe how Varangian Rus’ (eastern Vikings) met betrayal, massacre, and death on the Caspian Sea — at the hands of the Khazars. But, who were they, these little-known Khazars? READ MORE »


The Nine Runes of the Oseberg Viking Ship

October 23, 2019 — This picture, taken in 1904 by Norwegian photographer Olaf Væring, shows the Oseberg Viking ship excavation in Norway. The placename Oseberg literally translates to “Ásmountain” which in this context means “Burial Mound of the Æsir.” The Oseberg Viking ship is famous for many reasons, such as its beautifully carved ornamentation and possible connection to the mythological (but widely attested) Yngling dynasty. READ MORE »




Hermóðr and Sleipnir boldly deliver news from Ásaland.
Despite deadly storms — as our enemy forms.