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Apr

4

Oera Linda Book

For years The Norroena Society has made arguments as to the validity of The Oera Linda Book based on a stringent investigation into the contents of the text, rather than knee-jerk reactions from academics we do not trust in the first place. One of our primary arguments was that OLB contains an account of the

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Mar

18

Folk Wandering-Völkerwanderung

XLVII. Folkwanderung 1. Miðgarðr was being ravaged by the terrible cold Völundr produced. The destinctions between summer and winter disappeared altogether, and it seemed as if winter would reign every month of the year. The land closest to the southern shore of the Élivágar, where Egill’s fortress stood, became covered with glaciers and sheets of

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Mar

17

Freyja Confronts Her Husband’s Slayer

According to Danish Historian, Saxo Grammaticus, Book 1): Conquered, Hadding fled to Helsingland, where, while washing in the cold sea-water, he was attacked and cut down a beast of unknown kind with many blows, and having killed it, had it carried into camp. As he was exulting in this deed, a woman met him and

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Mar

16

Pagans persecuting Christians

In the latter half of the fourth century, the Church historian Sozomen (c. 400–450 AD), writing of the dangers that beset Ulphilas [Wulfias] among the heathen Goths, recounts how Athanaric, chieftain of the Thervingians, appointed Winguric (Wingureiks), a goði, to eradicate the Christian faith from the land. He placed a xoanon (wooden idol) in an

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Mar

15

Erce, Erce, Erce! : A Low German Earth Mother

Erce, Erce, Erce! : A Low German Earth MotherThe Mother of the Gods and Men Tacitus begins his account by telling of the Langobardi (Lombards), a tribe distinguished by their boldness in battle, who despite their small number, retained their independence in the midst of mighty neighbors made up of seven tribes, including the Anglii,

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Mar

2

Grotti in “The Asatru Edda”

VIII. Grotti 1. Goðar and Jötnar came together and created an enormous mill, called Grotti.2 It was also called Skerja Grotta and The Mill of the Storm.3 Its foundation rests on the Niðafjöll, encircling the Hvergelmir well, which is the mother well to all the waters of the worlds.4 The waters come from Hvergelmir, and

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Mar

1

What exactly in the Poetic Edda is Christian?

What exactly in the Poetic Edda is Christian? How do you know it’s Christian? People like to say that the Eddas were “rewritten” by Christians, or that they have “Christian influence”. That statement is only half-true. There are two Eddas. The Poetic Edda, consisting of authentic heathen poems, and the Prose Edda, written by Snorri

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Mar

1

The judgement on each one dead

THE DOOM OF THE NORNS: THE JUDGEMENT ON EACH ONE DEAD In the Norse sources, death is often spoken of as norna dómr, norna sköp, or norna kviðr —“the judgment of the Norns.” Their doom is inescapable. Because Snorri does not mention one, many have assumed that the Norse religion lacked a judgement seat for

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Feb

25

The horned man and the ravens

The Horned Man and the Ravens This image in particular is of interest: It is a drawing of a fragment of tweezers from Ihre Gotland, which appear to depict energy rising from the crown of the head and manifesting as ravens [i.e. Hugin and Munin, Thought and Memory] Fjolsvinsmal 45 calls them “wise ravens” Horskir

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Feb

15

The journey of the Dead Part 3

Excerpt from VIKTOR RYDBERG’S “OUR FATHERS’ GODSAGA” Translated by William P. Reaves © 2003 Chapter 38. Part 3 / 3 THE NORNS. THE JUDGEMENT ON THE DEAD. THE PLACES OF BLISS AND PUNISHMENT. – original title – …. A drink is also prepared for the damned, but it is blended with poison, painful to swallow

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