BLACK = I would date you. GREEN = I think you’re cute. PURPLE = I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog. ORANGE = I don’t like your blog. RED = I hate you with a burning passion. YELLOW = I don’t know you at all. BLUE = You are my tumblr crush. PINK = I think you are unattractive. GREY = I wish you would notice me.
Send me something, please? Anon or not, I don’t care.
Midgarðr is the realm of Man and is thought of lying in the center of the Nine Worlds. It is surrounded by a vast ocean and about it lies a wall built by the gods to protect it. Several variants of the name survive, amongst them Middenerd and Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.
I’m starting a new feature on OE Vocabulary. I want to look at a specific area of text, pick out a number of “vocab words” (nouns, adjectives, verbs, whatever), define them, find their usages in other texts and see if and how they differ from the original citation. I’d like to start with some…
One of the missions of Hurstwic is to educate the public on topics related to the Viking Age. Hurstwic members make themselves available to universities, schools, museums, and community groups for lectures and demonstrations
“Trial by battle was a Norman introduction to England. It was more popular than ordeal by water, the water form being associated with a lower status. Battle is a rather grandiose term for what was in effect a wrestling and bludgeoning act. The usual weapon was a wooden staff… The weapons were not obviously lethal, as death in combat would prescind the failed duelist from the necessary judicial punishment… The use of champions was strictly limited and was more common in clerical disputes between men of the cloth, who were fortunately (for them) forbidden to shed blood.”—Sean McGlynn, By Sword and Fire: Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare, London: Phoenix, 2008, p. 13 (via sagenundlegenden)