It still feels odd whenever some stranger calls me «brother». It feels strange — but in a good way. I’m getting these emails and messages almost every day now, from people all around the world. Some ask about my novels (will they be translated into this or that language soon), others comment on my blogposts. And many feel, as I do, that we have some sort of kinship — we are brothers and sisters of the Viking spirit.
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..
The world’s largest Viking ship in modern times, the Dragonship Harald Fairhair, is now setting out on the hazardous journey across the North Atlantic. The ship, named after the king who united Norway in the 900’s, would have sailed from the Viking village Avaldsnes in Haugesund on Sunday, but had to wait for better weather.
The holidays are soon upon us and we’ll take this opportunity to share a bit with you about how Vikings celebrated around this time of the year, and how that still influences the way we celebrate here in the Nordic countries today. This time around we’ll do it through a short film to also thank You all for the tremendous support we’ve received on Facebook with over 100 000 likes.