☞ Before reading: This is part III of the (slightly modified) written form of the Fjörn’s Hall Podcast episode titled “Landvættir: The Land-Spirits of the Medieval North.” You may listen […]
During the late 9th century, Norse famers, mostly from Norway and including a few small-scale chieftains, migrated to a new island... Read more:
In the next few Hearthside History posts, we’re going to talk about the landvættir, or the land-spirits of the medieval North. A lot of folk hear about them whenever October […]
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!
What was the 'Viking' homeland like? What kind of environment was it? What hardships did they face? How did the land shape their society? Who lived in there? And what kind of kingdoms were there? -- Join me on this Raid to explore the history of the Vikings!
Who were the Vikings? What were they really like? Were they really all violent berserks? What was their reputation? Is it true? And what was their world like? -- Join me on this Raid to explore the history of the Vikings!
Healing was a vital art in the medieval North, but it is one that is hardly discussed often enough. [...]
Please gather around, friends, for another anonymous wanderer has sent a request to this hall! I hate to admit that it was long ago now, but a raven once came […]
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 […]
Originally posted on Tumblr on: June 29th, 2017 Anonymous asked: “Greetings brother, what do you know about sacrifices for odin? Are there sources directing to That?” There are indeed many […]
Originally posted on Tumblr on: February 27th, 2017. Anonymous asked: “I hear the term “weights” often in heathen circles. I know little more than that they are land-spirits. I would […]
Originally posted on Tumblr on: September 8th, 2017. ruimtetijd asked: “Hello, vinur minn! (I’m learning haha!) I have a question I’ve been thinking about since I’ve started reading the Poetic Edda, […]
Originally posted on Tumblr on: August 11th, 2017. Anonymous asked: “Hi Fjorn! I saw your response the other day to the anon over at asatrucommunity who asked about the intersection […]