The Hall of Heorot

The Foremost of Halls Under Heaven

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gosiamahoney:

Viking figurine
Gilded silver. 9th century AD.
Likely worn as a pendant on a cord around the neck, this tiny (1.8 inches tall) figurine probably depicts a divine personage but researchers are not sure whether it is a representation of a male or female deity. While the hair style and extraordinary detail of the garment suggest it could be a goddess, the trefoil brooch and position of the arms may have masculine association. 
(source)

gosiamahoney:

Viking figurine

Gilded silver. 9th century AD.

Likely worn as a pendant on a cord around the neck, this tiny (1.8 inches tall) figurine probably depicts a divine personage but researchers are not sure whether it is a representation of a male or female deity. While the hair style and extraordinary detail of the garment suggest it could be a goddess, the trefoil brooch and position of the arms may have masculine association. 

(source)

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thebluechicory:

Natural History
Fossilized resin from pine-like trees that grew about 30 million years ago. Usually found in Britain, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Romania.
History and Folklore
Has been found in Paleolithic graves. In the Far East, amber was thought to hold the souls of tigers and the power of the Sun. Vikings called amber, “Tears of Freya” and regarded it as a symbol of love and fertility.
Associations
Angel: Verchiel; Gods/Goddesses: Apollo, Amberella, Electra, Freya, The Heliades, Jurate, Oshun; Chakra: solar-plexus; Element: Fire, Akasha; Astrological Sign: Leo, Aquarius; Planet: Sun; Sabbat: Lughnassadh Lammas,Samhain; Tree of Life Path: 18; Tarot: Chariot, Death.
Traditions
Used by Roman gladiators for protection and courage.Amber is recommended for chiropractors and masseurs.
To test if Amber is genuine, take a bowl of sea water (1/2 cup salt per gallon of water) and place the piece of amber in the bowl. According to tradition, genuine amber will float.
Healing and Magickal Uses
Body: Powerful chakra cleanser and healer. It absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive. Helps to improve short term memory. Has anti-microbial affects. Strengthens the spine and speeds cell regeneration.
Mind: Relieves depression and anxiety. Promotes joy.
Magick: Powerful protector. Good for fertility spells. Attracts good luck and success. Increases psychic abilities.
Care and Cleansing
Amber should be cleansed after every health working. Recharge in the sun at noon for a few minutes.

thebluechicory:

Natural History

Fossilized resin from pine-like trees that grew about 30 million years ago. Usually found in Britain, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Romania.

History and Folklore

Has been found in Paleolithic graves. In the Far East, amber was thought to hold the souls of tigers and the power of the Sun. Vikings called amber, “Tears of Freya” and regarded it as a symbol of love and fertility.

Associations

Angel: Verchiel; Gods/Goddesses: Apollo, Amberella, Electra, Freya, The Heliades, Jurate, Oshun; Chakra: solar-plexus; Element: Fire, Akasha; Astrological Sign: Leo, Aquarius; Planet: Sun; Sabbat: Lughnassadh Lammas,Samhain; Tree of Life Path: 18; Tarot: Chariot, Death.

Traditions

Used by Roman gladiators for protection and courage.
Amber is recommended for chiropractors and masseurs.

To test if Amber is genuine, take a bowl of sea water (1/2 cup salt per gallon of water) and place the piece of amber in the bowl. According to tradition, genuine amber will float.

Healing and Magickal Uses

Body: Powerful chakra cleanser and healer. It absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive. Helps to improve short term memory. Has anti-microbial affects. Strengthens the spine and speeds cell regeneration.

Mind: Relieves depression and anxiety. Promotes joy.

Magick: Powerful protector. Good for fertility spells. Attracts good luck and success. Increases psychic abilities.

Care and Cleansing

Amber should be cleansed after every health working. Recharge in the sun at noon for a few minutes.

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ravensshire:

There were many tribes in Ancient Britain, and Genetic studies show that the tribes of Wales are genetically different… to a limited extent. However, the people of Britain are also surprisingly similar. So even after all the invasions by Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Norman and more added their DNA to the mix, the British still remained. So the question is how much of their stories remained?
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I’m working on a map of Celtic Fairies and a Book to help you interpret Europe’s Fairy Tales on Kickstarter. Please support me.

ravensshire:

There were many tribes in Ancient Britain, and Genetic studies show that the tribes of Wales are genetically different… to a limited extent. However, the people of Britain are also surprisingly similar. So even after all the invasions by Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Norman and more added their DNA to the mix, the British still remained. So the question is how much of their stories remained?

Read More

I’m working on a map of Celtic Fairies and a Book to help you interpret Europe’s Fairy Tales on Kickstarter. Please support me.

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x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

EITRI - he was a dwarf who helped create three of the precious objects of the gods. In a competition, the trickster god LOKI bet the dwarf EITRI and his brother BROKKR, that they could not make anything as fine as the gifts, as another group of dwarfs had already made for the gods, a golden headpiece, a ship, and a spear. EITRI and BROKKR, then crafted a boear with golden bristles “GULLINBURSTI”, a gold ring “DRAUPNIR”, and THOR’s hammer “MJOLNIR”. ~ via Cindy Wilber on pinterest

x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

EITRI - he was a dwarf who helped create three of the precious objects of the gods. In a competition, the trickster god LOKI bet the dwarf EITRI and his brother BROKKR, that they could not make anything as fine as the gifts, as another group of dwarfs had already made for the gods, a golden headpiece, a ship, and a spear. EITRI and BROKKR, then crafted a boear with golden bristles “GULLINBURSTI”, a gold ring “DRAUPNIR”, and THOR’s hammer “MJOLNIR”. ~ via Cindy Wilber on pinterest

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Want To Smell Like A Viking? It’s A Sure Way To Impress The Ladies

johndodge:

Want To Smell Like A Viking? It’s A Sure Way To Impress The Ladies

(Credit: City Of York tourism)

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — The modern Chicago man aspires to be many things: rugged, stylish, sensitive and well-groomed, just to mention a few important qualities.

And, make no mistake, it is hard to resist a man who smells like a Viking–combining the scent of pine, red meat, blood, sweat, smoke and seawater.

At least that is what tourist officials in the city of York in the United Kingdom…

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sinemora:

Borgund Stave Church

Located in Borgund, Norway
Built between 
1180 and 1250 AD

The penultimate picture is actually from the
Urnes stave church.

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even-the-tiny-seed-knew:

Tiwaz
Tiwaz is the rune of victory, representing success in and all completion. Embodying the force ruled by the Asa-Tyr, the Norse God of justice and law, this rune is indicitive of passive regulation and transidental qualities, thus making Tiwaz the rune of right action. Such right action here is of positive self sacrifice toward the highest good of cosmic law. Here, Tiwaz is the mystery of spiritual discipline and faith, according to Ørlög. It’s mystery is of three folds; Justice, War and The World Column, making Tiwaz the principal force of divine order and vapndomr (judgement by arms). While war, in the common notions, is a fight between factions of mankind, Tiwaz is more concerned with the inner battle of the self  vs everything else, giving rise to the Spiritual Warrior; The Judge and Juror natural to the self. Funding will through action, yet being unattached to outcome, remaining mindfully aware and avoid tripping over one’s toes, calls for the Spiritual Warrior to flow with the divine will, in both a manner humble and allowing. Patience is a virtue and therefore the counsel of Tiwaz. “The reward of patience is patience”. The vital allowing for self to be conduit, lies within and expresses itself in Tiwaz as the Column that holds both earth (matter) and heaven (energy) in multiversal manifestation. In drawing this rune, one is also drawing upon the truest strength, experienced in motivation and willingness to overcome the odds. Implying an increase in power, Tiwaz tells of rising up through own ability and strength of character, bringing a positive turn around to most every aspect of life. The pursuit of self conquest is promanant in Tiwaz, calling for awareness, observation, honesty and willingness to undergo and passage of change, without anxiety and in total trust. Perserverance, dedication, patience, courage and a strengthened resolve are vital to face the self in battle. Working in cohession benefits the all.

even-the-tiny-seed-knew:

Tiwaz

Tiwaz is the rune of victory, representing success in and all completion. Embodying the force ruled by the Asa-Tyr, the Norse God of justice and law, this rune is indicitive of passive regulation and transidental qualities, thus making Tiwaz the rune of right action. Such right action here is of positive self sacrifice toward the highest good of cosmic law. Here, Tiwaz is the mystery of spiritual discipline and faith, according to Ørlög. It’s mystery is of three folds; Justice, War and The World Column, making Tiwaz the principal force of divine order and vapndomr (judgement by arms). While war, in the common notions, is a fight between factions of mankind, Tiwaz is more concerned with the inner battle of the self  vs everything else, giving rise to the Spiritual Warrior; The Judge and Juror natural to the self. Funding will through action, yet being unattached to outcome, remaining mindfully aware and avoid tripping over one’s toes, calls for the Spiritual Warrior to flow with the divine will, in both a manner humble and allowing. Patience is a virtue and therefore the counsel of Tiwaz. “The reward of patience is patience”. The vital allowing for self to be conduit, lies within and expresses itself in Tiwaz as the Column that holds both earth (matter) and heaven (energy) in multiversal manifestation. In drawing this rune, one is also drawing upon the truest strength, experienced in motivation and willingness to overcome the odds. Implying an increase in power, Tiwaz tells of rising up through own ability and strength of character, bringing a positive turn around to most every aspect of life. The pursuit of self conquest is promanant in Tiwaz, calling for awareness, observation, honesty and willingness to undergo and passage of change, without anxiety and in total trust. Perserverance, dedication, patience, courage and a strengthened resolve are vital to face the self in battle. Working in cohession benefits the all.