#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

Drinking in the Medieval North

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 to me bearing this message: "i'd be curious to hear from a possibly more academic side how you see drinking/alcohol playing into heathenism? i've heard … Continue reading Drinking in the Medieval North

King Hakon the Good Complicates Yule

As many are of you are already aware, this time of year is popularly regarded as a Revived Yuletide with the Winter Solstice typically being the beginning of this 'New' Old Yule. Yet, although I too regard this day as a New Yule, I must also admit that this is not historically true. Long ago, … Continue reading King Hakon the Good Complicates Yule

Hord and the Mound of Soti the Viking

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 what they had in mind, it is … Continue reading Hord and the Mound of Soti the Viking

Spears, Groves, and Hanged Men: A Discussion of Historical Sacrifices to Odin.

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 sources that speak of sacrifices to Odin. In fact, I would argue that his sacrifices are the most famous, at least among the Norse gods. … Continue reading Spears, Groves, and Hanged Men: A Discussion of Historical Sacrifices to Odin.