In this gathering by the hearthside, we’re sharing the stories of three legendary swords from the sagas of the medieval North: Gramr, Sköfnungr, and Grásíða! And while we do, we’re going to find them plunged into trees by a strange old man, stolen from burial mounds by Icelandic Vikings, and manhandled by a headstrong poet. But if that’s not interesting enough, we’re also going to slay a dragon, cut off someone’s back end, introduce ourselves to a sword-dwelling snake, and fix a broken blade with some sorcery. By the end, we’ll not only have cool stories to tell our friends, but also learn a thing or two about what these swords meant for the people telling their tales. Honestly, what’s not to like? It’s a great deal! So tune in to Fjörn’s Hall, if you’d like to hear more!
Make sure to visit the website/blog for a complementary map and links to all of the academic material mentioned during this gathering!
“Fjörn’s Melody,” by Fjörn the Skald (Intro/Outro Theme)
“Epic Heroic Orchestral Music” by SoundFlakes
“Medieval Combat” by Yap_Audio_Production
“Bodhran Irish Drum” by pogmothoin (www.kickblue22.com/)
“Celtic Tin Whistle” by luis_audp
“Macedonian Tambura” by Tomlija
All music/sounds are licensed under Attribution License: (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) … More Legendary Swords 1
Gleðilega þjóðhátíð! Today is June 17th, which means that it is Icelandic National Day! To celebrate, I am sharing the Saga of Iceland’s Independence, which explores the history surrounding Iceland’s road to independence — Join me in the Hall to learn more! … More The Saga of Iceland’s Independence
In this gathering by the Hearthside, I share the history of the medieval North’s farmsteads and agriculture. While many of us flock to learn about raids, runes, and magic, this blog-post offers a refreshing look into the daily lives of the Norsefolk. Join me by the Hearthside to learn more! … More Farmsteads and Agriculture