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  1. The body of stories that we today call “Norse mythology” formed one of the centerpieces of the pagan Norse religion. These are the tales that Viking poets recited in dimly lit halls to the captivated attendees of grand feasts, and which fathers and mothers told to their children around roaring hearth-fires on long winter nights. … Continue reading Tales →

  2. Norse religious worship is the traditional religious rituals practiced by Norse pagans in Scandinavia in pre-Christian times. Norse religion was a folk religion (as opposed to an organized religion), and its main purpose was the survival and regeneration of society.

  3. This page is the fourth part of a five-part article on the runes. The other four parts are: Part I: Introduction Part II: The Origins of the Runes Part III: Runic Philosophy and Magic Part V: The 10 Best Books on the Runes This section provides the sign, name, phoneme (sound), and short description of … Continue reading The Meanings of the Runes →

  4. Sep 26, 2022 · For Viking enthusiasts, Gotland is something extra. The island is dotted with burial grounds from the Viking Era, such as a 15-hectare site in Stenkyrka with some 1,000 graves. The Gotland Museum’s Fornsalen in Visby boasts Viking Age silver hoards and at Stavgard Vikingagård , a reconstructed Viking village, you can experience a day in the ...

  5. Feb 14, 2020 · Looking at the 20 most common surnames in Denmark in 2012, all but one is a patronymic name. The odd one out in the list is the occupational name “Møller” meaning miller. The top five most common family names are listed below: No. Surname Count 1. Nielsen (255,138) 2. Jensen (254,675) 3. Hansen (213,339) 4. Pedersen (161,074) 5. Andersen ...

  6. The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern pagans, consisting of the year's chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them. While names for each festival vary among diverse pagan traditions, syncretic treatments often refer to the four solar events as " quarter days ...

  7. Please also check out our collection of Viking Jewelry, Drinking Horns & More. NOTE: Full tables of the Elder Futhark and Younger Futhark are available below this article. Updated on 5/21/18. Runes In Norse lore, the god, Odin, impaled his heart with his own spear and hung on the world tree, Yggdrasil, for nine da

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