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 →
Today I'm going to continue the tale that I began in my previous post about my wanderings in Iceland! So do read that if you haven't---but if you have, áfram! Humble indeed, and not all that interesting---but it was enough to get me going again! After that delicious dinner at Café Loki, I wandered back... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago now (on the evening of August 18th), I returned home from a 3-week long trip in Iceland, where I was studying Icelandic through an intensive language course in a small town called Ísafjörður (which you can learn more about here). But, as you can see, it has taken me a while to tell this tale--although it is always better to share a story late than never at all! And so we have gathered here in the hall to 'hear' it spoken, and I do hope that my tale will bring you some delight! But for today I shall only speak of my first day in Reykjavík, since there is much to tell about that day alone!
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 →
[Click Here to Skip the Preface and Go Directly to the Saga List] Preface Illustrating a complex society filled with feuds, heroism, and aspects of everyday life, these sagas and tales bring Iceland's Viking Age past back to life. Although written primarily during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, these Icelandic works of literature reflect the... Continue Reading →