The Poetic Edda: Studying a Source for Norse Mythology

In recent years, the popularity of the Norse myths has grown exponentially. With bestselling books such as Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology and History Channel’s award-winning television series Vikings, the stories of the Norse gods and their human heroes have become a part of our modern cultural life. The thousand-year-old deities that encompassed a rich oral … Continue reading The Poetic Edda: Studying a Source for Norse Mythology

#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

Landvættir: The Land-Spirits of the Medieval North

Winter Nights is nearly upon us! And what better time is there to chat about spirits? In this gathering, we explore the roles and importance of the land-spirits in Norse culture and society through 16 different primary sources from the medieval period. Along the way, we discuss the heathen holiday known as Winter Nights, some … Continue reading Landvættir: The Land-Spirits of the Medieval North

Lore Tome: Tyr

Come by the fire, my good friends, for I'd like to share a Lore Tome with you all! This one is about Tyr, and here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information regarding relative chapters and passages. You may seek out the texts yourselves, but I have also decided to provide … Continue reading Lore Tome: Tyr

Lore Tome: Baldr

Come by the fire, my good friends, for I'd like to share a Lore Tome with you all! This one is about Baldr, and here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information regarding relative chapters and passages. You may seek out the texts yourselves, but I have also decided to provide … Continue reading Lore Tome: Baldr

Lore Tome: Loki

Come by the fire, my good friends, for I'd like to share a Lore Tome with you all! This one is about Loki, and here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information regarding relative chapters and passages. You may seek out the texts yourselves, but I have also decided to provide … Continue reading Lore Tome: Loki

Lore Tome: Freyr

You have stumbled upon the part of my Hall that is dedicated to storing primary resources for the Norse God Freyr (ON: Freyr)! Here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information to the relative chapters and passages that concern him. These resources are meant for research, but are also suitable for … Continue reading Lore Tome: Freyr

Lore Tome: Thor

You have stumbled upon the part of my Hall that is dedicated to storing primary resources for the Norse God Thor (ON: Þórr)! Here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information to the relative chapters and passages that concern him. These resources are meant for research, but are also suitable for … Continue reading Lore Tome: Thor

Lore Tome: Odin

Welcome, weary wanderer! This post is called a Lore Tome. It contains every primary source reference to Odin (ON: Óðinn, ᚢᚦᛁᚾ) that I have stumbled upon so far. More will be added as I stumble upon it, or as guests comment suggestions below. Knowledge-seeking wanderers can use these Lore Tomes to learn more about the Old … Continue reading Lore Tome: Odin

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