Runes are heavily associated with Vikings. Not only did they leave thousands of runestones behind them that still dot the Scandinavian landscape, but they also carved runes during their expeditions, forever marking Greek statues and walls in magnificent temples. What are the runes, where did they come from, and do they possess magical powers?
It might be old news to some, whilst others will be surprised by the fact that Vikings were considered the cleanest, best dressed and most groomed Europeans of the early medieval ages. Fact is that they were flamboyant show-offs that managed to seduce even married women. Let’s have a look at how far they took their grooming.
During work on a square in Falköping, the town closest to Grimfrost, an interesting find was made in November 2016. It’s always fantastic when these puzzles are unearthed, and it’s naturally even more fun when it happens right where you dwell. It makes the world a bit more magical.
Who were the Varyags? What is a Norseman, or a Norman for that matter? There are a lot of different terms and definitions which can be quite confusing. Let’s have quick look at it and go through the basics.
We have all heard of Odin’s two ravens, Hugin and Munin. But did you know that they actually symbolize the human mind? They do, and as it often is with Norse mythology, there is wisdom here that is more relevant than ever.
I love making bows. It’s such a great and meditative process and I thought I would share some thoughts on this subject with you. As I am sure you already know, the bow was an integral part of any Norseman’s life..