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Welcome to the Icelandic Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft

Welcome to the Icelandic Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft

Talisman for Battle: Aegishjalmur commonly referred to as the “helm of awe” is a an ancient Scandinavian runic viking symbol. "raised by wolves" or “helm of awe” Its magical purpose is said to be protection and “irresistibility” in battle.

Bwaaahhh, this file is HUGE. I seriously tried to submit this to several clubs before I even uploaded it. /fail BUT THAT'S OKAY. Because here it is. I triple-checked my information before I put it ...

The Norse Alphabet Explained. I'll be learning this and writing in ancient Norse all over my homework.

Hilt of a Viking Sword - Found at Hedeby, Denmark, 9th Century

Hilt of a Viking Sword C, Hedeby, Denmark. Weapons and armour were huge status symbols. Vikings gave their ornate swords names like Legbiter but when a warrior died in battle his sword was ritually killed too – bent double, and interred with him.

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Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea. Whatever, it's art.

The complete Icelandic staves / Ásatrú symbol series.  Each artwork is representing an element. They are presented here in the following order : fire, earth, metal, water, wood and air. The symbols are accompanied by stanzas of the Hávamál or Völuspá, written in runes.   You can find the stanzas in English and the names of the symbols on each individual post here http://avaluk.tumblr.com/tagged/pagan

The complete Icelandic staves / Ásatrú symbol series. Each artwork is representing an element. They are presented…

Anglo-Saxon Runes - for the notorious you know who!

The Anglo Saxons spoke Germanic languages and were not very good at reading and writing. Instead They used symbols called runes. Whereas the Britains who were pushed westward understood the Roman language of Latin and could read and write.

The Best Tour Ever!

The Viking World Tour - 793 England * 795 Wales * 799 France * 807 Ireland * 826 Russia * 844 Spain * 845 Morocco * 860 * Iceland * 921 Greece * 957 Italy * 1000 America History jokes

This is the Sanskrit language. This language is an Indo-Aryan language. This language is most common in those that practice the Hindu religion. It's also popular in Buddhism and Jainism

An Indo-Aryan language, Sanskrit is commonly spoken by those that practice Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

The universe according to the Norse

Yggdrasil In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil (pron. from Old Norse Yggdrasill, pronounced [ˈyɡːˌdrasilː]) is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology, in connection to which the nine worlds exist.

I have led a life filled with love and glory. My hope is that I leave this world with a smile on my face, and the courage to sing my own death song.