Resources for Njal’s Saga

Never heard of Njal's Saga? Don't worry, you're not alone---it's actually a medieval best-seller most people haven't heard of. But luckily, all you have to do is read this post to get yourself acclimated, and then you're all set to enjoy one of medieval Iceland's finest sagas (as so many saga-enthusiasts proudly proclaim)! That introductory … Continue reading Resources for Njal’s Saga

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Writing a Saga for the 21st Century: The All Father Paradox

What is the All Father Paradox novel about? You might have heard of the Grandfather Paradox? It’s a serious hazard for any would-be time travellers. Imagine you invented a time machine. It is possible for you to travel back in time, meet your grandfather and kill him, all before he sired his own children (your … Continue reading Writing a Saga for the 21st Century: The All Father Paradox

Like Norse Mythology? Here are Some Resources.

Of course, I do have my own fair share of resources about Norse mythology here in the Hall, including Lore Tomes about the Norse Gods, several posts about the Land-Spirits (including a podcast episode), and information regarding the Old Norse-Icelandic Calendar. But for those who really want to explore this topic further, here are several … Continue reading Like Norse Mythology? Here are Some Resources.

#GunnarsGang, IV

Occasionally, the Hall’s companion Gunnar Hnefataflsson embarks on a mission to promote the sagas of the medieval North, the scholarship that surrounds them, and discover new stories that have been inspired by them. These are the books that he found this time: #WednesdayWisdom A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture (edited by Rory McTurk) https://www.instagram.com/p/BqueuLVgSGi/Continue reading #GunnarsGang, IV

#GunnarsGang, III

Occasionally, the Hall’s companion Gunnar Hnefataflsson embarks on a mission to promote the sagas of the medieval North, the scholarship that surrounds them, and discover new stories that have been inspired by them. These are the books that he found this time: #WednesdayWisdom William Ian Miller's 'Why is Your Axe bloody?': A Reading of Njáls Saga … Continue reading #GunnarsGang, III

#GunnarsGang, II

Occasionally, the Hall’s companion Gunnar Hnefataflsson embarks on a mission to promote the sagas of the medieval North, the scholarship that surrounds them, and discover new stories that have been inspired by them. These are the books that he found this time: #WednesdayWisdom Jesse Byock's Viking Language 1 https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKvRy-gwSi/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet #Thorsday (or #FolkloreThursday) The Poetic Edda (as … Continue reading #GunnarsGang, II

#GunnarsGang, I

Occasionally, the Hall's companion Gunnar Hnefataflsson embarks on a mission to promote the sagas of the medieval North, the scholarship that surrounds them, and discover new stories that have been inspired by them. These are the books that he found this time: #WednesdayWisdom Jesse Byock's Viking Age Iceland https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4eWuBg-Sr/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet #FictionFriday Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga: Book 1 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9kocZA79K/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link #SagaSaturday … Continue reading #GunnarsGang, I

Fjörn’s Library

Behold! my personal collection of books! Please do feel free to rummage around, my friends. I'm sure there's something here for everyone interested in medieval North. These are the books I use for all of my research, and I highly recommend them to anyone interested in learning more about the Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and Celtic worlds! … Continue reading Fjörn’s Library

FAQ

Behold! A wondrous page filled with resources, links, and answers to frequently asked questions! I'm curious about Norse mythology, but don't know where to start. What do you recommend? Go directly to the 'original' sources available on Norse mythology, the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda. It is best to read lore as unfiltered as possible, at … Continue reading FAQ