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 Gatewatch: A Troll Hunting Saga

Long ago the northern realm of Noros was wild and full of wicked trolls. Torin Ten-Tree’s great grandfather defeated [...]

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 →

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 →

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 →

Exploring Reykjavík’s Museums (Must-see Spots for Saga Fans!)

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 →

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 →

The Sagas and Tales of Icelanders

[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 →

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