Velkomnir, gestirnir mínir! (Welcome, my guests!) 🧙🏻♂️ As many are of you are already aware, today is popularly regarded as Yule Day, while tonight is Yule Night. Yet, although I too regard this day as the ‘New’ Yule, I must inform you all that this is not truthful! Long ago, Yule was likely celebrated on … More Sagnaskemmtun: King Hakon the Good Complicates Yule.
Velkomnir, gestir mínir! (Welcome, my guests!) 🧙🏻♂️ Today is Old Yule Eve, and I have quite the story to share with you all tonight! A wanderer by the name of paganoldsoul requested that I tell stories about Odin and Yule, and so I have found one worthy of a retelling. While it may not be exactly … More Sagnaskemmtun: Hord and the Mound of Soti the Viking.
Velkomnir, gestir mínir! (Welcome, my guests!) Gather around, friends; the fire is still warm and lively! One night, a fair bit ago now, a raven flew into my hall bearing an interesting question from an anonymous wanderer. It has particular relevance to this gift-giving season (Jól (Yule/Christmas) for some), which is quickly approaching us. Allow … More Gift-Giving in the Medieval North
Velkominn, gestirnir mínir! (Welcome, my guests!) Please gather around and join me by the hearth if you wish to learn more about the Old Tongue! The theme of our current festivities shall be “Njáll hét maðr…”, which will be concerned with how great heroes are introduced in the sagas! During our next few gatherings, we … More Old Norse 1.1