heathenfairytale:

Runestone at the mini-vikingmarket šŸ
heathenfairytale:

One of the tents at the mini-vikingmarket šŸ
iorunnr-solvisdottir:

Saga Oseberg by WinPics 
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fornsed:

An offering to Thor.
Clay idols of Thor and his goats.
Thorskegga Thorn

I personally really like this!

Pictures of his always feel very much “at home” to me.
Bryan—Icelandic Fylgjur Tales and a Possible Old Norse Context

Abstract:Ā  Icelandic folktales of theĀ FylgjurĀ group have long been dissociated from theĀ fylgjur, or attendant spirits, of Old Norse literature and pagan belief, a view supported by both JĆ³n Ɓrnason and the eminent folklorist Einar Ɠlafur Sveinsson. Despite their obvious differences, significant similarities persist between the earlier and laterĀ fylgjurĀ figures. The laterĀ fylgjurĀ represent a much changed version of their medieval ancestors. Understanding howĀ fylgjurĀ from the earlier and the later era relate to one another facilitates a better understanding of how belief evolved throughout religious development in Iceland, starting in the pre-Christian era, and moving through Christianization and beyond. Many of these later folktales have not yet been translated into English, and thus remain outside the purview of the general scholar. I have therefore included translations of three representative tales from this group.

2 weeks ago with 24 notes

brynja-storm: Hello, I just have a quick question, because I've been seeing conflicting information. Is Sessrumnir or Folkvangr Freyja's hall? I've seen both.

answersfromvanaheim:

Folkvangr is a field, Sessrumnir is the hall. Folkvangr translates as ā€œfield of folkā€ hence the folk in its name. Sessrumnir means ā€œmany-seatedā€ as in benches in a hall.

I think the issue is that some assume that ā€œfield of folkā€ is a kenning for a hall, but in this case I believe itā€™s literal, and Sessrumnir is the actual hall within Folkvangr.

2 weeks ago with 14 notes

nolemire:

Todays outfit for the viking market

A Timeline for Viking Art Styles
Viking art, in common with almost all Germanic art of this period is zoomorphic, but it does not attempt a naturalistic representation of animals. Instead the animals are contorted, often intertwined, or gripping or biting each other, and often with flowing tendrils. As can be seen from the above table, these art styles overlapped, with two and sometimes three styles remaining in fashion at the same time.