The Hall of Heorot

The Foremost of Halls Under Heaven

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norsemenhistory:

“Frigg”

Frigg (or Frigga) Goddess of Love. Marriage. childbirth, motherhood and wisdom. She is Odin’s wife and queen of Asgard, she also sits on the Hlidskjalf and watches the nine worlds. She was once briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve, she had thought he was dead in one of his travels, but when Odin came back she was once again by his side. Frigg is also Goddess of weaving, she weaved clouds and threads of fate. When her son Balder started having nightmares of his death, Frigg traveled to the nine worlds and asked everyone and everything swore an oath that they will not harm Balder, except for one thing, a young mistletoe bush. Frigg’s name means “beloved one,”

norsemenhistory:

Frigg”

Frigg (or Frigga) Goddess of Love. Marriage. childbirth, motherhood and wisdom. She is Odin’s wife and queen of Asgard, she also sits on the Hlidskjalf and watches the nine worlds. She was once briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve, she had thought he was dead in one of his travels, but when Odin came back she was once again by his side. Frigg is also Goddess of weaving, she weaved clouds and threads of fate. When her son Balder started having nightmares of his death, Frigg traveled to the nine worlds and asked everyone and everything swore an oath that they will not harm Balder, except for one thing, a young mistletoe bush. Frigg’s name means “beloved one,”

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foggyhair asked: Hi Dyanne! Okay, for a change from the whole Hicretstrid midunderstanding: What did vikings think of (or did they think anything of) age differences in couples? I get that they probably wouldn't care as much as we do today, since the main reason for marriage was to have kids, right? (I'm mainly asking because I was talking about Stoick and Valka's age difference with one of my friends earlier and felt like asking how it would've been seen back then, or if anyone would've thought anything of it.)

dyannehs:

I mean, people died so young that a huge age difference was almost inevitable.  Girls got married pretty young, and men got married…not quite as young.

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Dear White People,

curvesincolor:

Egyptians are Africans-meaning Arab and Black people ONLY. It’s extremely insulting and racist to allow white people to portray African people in movies as if Africa has been producing “White People” since before Christ.

There is NO SUCH THING as a White African, STOP violently raping,…

You’re actually really ignorant. The Vikings were NOT ignorant and dirty savages. Yes, they were brutal, but so were Egyptians and Aztecs and tons of “POC” cultures (which I find to be a racist idea in itself; to try to lump every non-white culture into one category). The Vikings were incredibly brilliant, and actually very clean.

And, no, Egyptians were not black. They were a Semitic people, meaning they had relatively light skin, which is attested to in Egyptian art. Yes, they wouldn’t have looked like Scandinavians or anything, but they wouldn’t have looked a whole lot different from Mediterranean peoples. There would have been a fair amount of Kushites (Ethiopians I think?) in Ancient Egypt, but they would be low class, and even slaves. The Pharaohs would not have been black.

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metaldetectingnordmannaland:

Rhombus fibula, Viking Age, found yesterday in Ringsaker, Hedmark. Similar fibula have previously been found in Denmark and is dated to ~ 900 - 950 AD, but this is probably the first of this kind that are found in Norway. It also appears that the needle is intact under a 1000 year old layer of dirt, and that is quite unusual.

Photos is courtesy of Terje Roger Olsen @ http://www.digginghedmark.com/