Tag: Norse Mythology

Nationalism, Migration and Hospitality

What is a nation? “Two men are of the same nation if and only if they share the same culture, where culture in turn means a system of…

Ales Stenar

Above the harbour of the old fishing village of Kåseberga, Skåne, southern Sweden, is Ales Stenar (Ales stones). An awe-inspiring Swedish Stonehenge. According to Scanian folklore, a legendary…

The three daughters of Máhtáráhkká

According to the Nordic and Western Russian Sami legends Radien-Attje, or Jubmel, is the highest God. He is the ruler of the universe and the creator of every…

The Snartemo Sword

Keep thy eyes about thee when thou enterest be wary alway, be watchful alway, for one never knoweth when need will be to meet hidden foe in the…

Thor in Helheim

The story you´re about to hear, May well incredible appear: Through caverns drear they move on slow, Which seem to lengthen as they go. Pale shadows flit along;…

With lovely songs of Sorcery

Here in the north each night is a whole winter long. Yet the place is fair enough, doubt it not! Thou shalt see sights here such as thou…

Åsgårdsreia – Odin’s Wild hunt

Thy rest was deep at the slumberer’s hour If thou didst not hear the blast Of the savage horn, from the mountain-tower, As the Wild Night-Huntsman pass’d, And…

Hrafnagaldr Óðins

All-father exerts power Elves understand Vanir know Norns reveal Ividia brings forth men endure Thurses crave Valkyries yearn   Forspjallsljóð  Stanza 1   Hrafnagaldr Óðins (Odin’s raven-galdr, Odin’s raven…

The Goddess and The Weaver

Arachnia weaves and she weaves so well She weaves a passage where the Gods will fly Athena laughs as she casts her spell While she watches from her…

Sea-King’s Burial

My strength is failing fast (Said the sea-king to his men) I shall never sail the seas – like a conqueror again, But while yet a drop remains –…

Hel

Hel is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted Goddess aspects in history. She has been greatly perverted through the years by patriarchal domination and ultimately used by…