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?
We get asked a lot about what Viking-related sites should be visited when in Sweden. The truth is that it’s a very difficult question to answer. We do, after all, have thousands of runestones dotting the landscape, burial mounds, ship settings, and countless other historical sites...
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.
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.