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colonelkillabee:

brennonthebard:

The Skald

Wow, this is excellent.

Art from the game Vikings: Warriors of the North

colonelkillabee:

brennonthebard:

The Skald

Wow, this is excellent.

Art from the game Vikings: Warriors of the North

(Reblogged from colonelkillabee)

archaicwonder:

The Hugboy of Maeshowe, Orkney

When Maeshowe was first excavated, in 1861, local tradition regarded it as the home of the unpleasant creature known as the “Hugboy”. This ancient individual was probably a Hogboon, or Haugbui, one of Orkney’s many mound-dwelling supernatural creatures.

In 1862, Maeshowe’s excavator, James Farrer, wrote:

"The country people state that the building (Maeshowe) was formerly inhabited by a person named Hogboy, possessing great strength."

No recorded description of Hogboy survives, but Farrer’s reference to its extreme strength is an exact parallel to an attribute of the undead creature known as the draugr - the precursor to the Orcadian trow.

Maeshowe Cairn is a Neolithic Chambered Cairn dating from about 2750 BC, its expertly-built structure and massive proportions are unique. 12th century Norsemen left runic grafitti inside.

photo by Craig Taylor - Orkney

(Reblogged from archaicwonder)

A glimpse at Bolungarvík, home of Þuríður (Thuridur) Sundafyllir, an Icelandic priestess who filled the bays with fish during a famine.

(Source: vimeo.com)

tidesofmoonlight:

storm that whips | via Tumblr en We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/68921704/via/cesarpp

tidesofmoonlight:

storm that whips | via Tumblr en We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/68921704/via/cesarpp

(Reblogged from tidesofmoonlight)

falloutoftrees:

midsummer’s bonfire at joensuu, finland

(Source: vauhkomieli)

(Reblogged from kurchina)
If someone gives a person a different name than the one he already has, it is punishable by lesser outlawry (three years exile) if the other one is angered by it. As such it is also the case if someone spreads around a nickname to degrade him, it is punishable by lesser outlawry, and it shall in both cases be decided by the verdict of twelve men.
Grágás (Grey Goose Laws), Iceland, 13th c.

(Source: skemman.is)

Floki teaching Norse mythology is the best thing ever

(Source: history.com)

varlys:

Nedre Mo, Vinje, Telemark, Norway.

(Reblogged from adayume)
Reproduction of horse brooch from clay fragments found in a bronzesmith workshop at Ribe, Denmark, 9th century

Reproduction of horse brooch from clay fragments found in a bronzesmith workshop at Ribe, Denmark, 9th century

Fighting the Ragnarök, by Jan Ditlev

(Reblogged from residualwill)