#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 …

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03 – A Viking Gift: A Beautiful Polar Bear for Feuding Kings

A bear is a Viking's best friend, so why not make it a fancy one? In this tale, we follow the journey of a humble Icelandic farmer, an attractive polar bear with rosy red cheeks, and two salty Norse kings who are at war with one another. Audun's goal is to deliver this bear as a gift to King Svein of Denmark, but will King Harald Hardradi of Norway allow Audun safe passage to his enemy? Will Audun always be running out of money? Could Audun's humility manage to bring these two kings together? And will our attractive polar bear companion ever be recognized for anything beyond its devastatingly good looks? Find out in this gathering at Fjörn's Hall!

The Old Norse-Icelandic Calendar

This blog post will teach you how to tell time like a Viking! Well....not exactly. First of all, not all Scandinavians were Vikings, but that's a conversation for another post (like this one). Secondly, the information that we actually do have about the Norse calendar comes from medieval Icelandic sources, hence why I constantly add …

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The Saga of Iceland’s Independence

Gleðilega þjóðhátíð! Today is June 17th, which means that it is Icelandic National Day! To celebrate, I am sharing the Saga of Iceland's Independence, which explores the history surrounding Iceland's road to independence -- Join me in the Hall to learn more!

Farmsteads and Agriculture

In this gathering by the Hearthside, I share the history of the medieval North's farmsteads and agriculture. While many of us flock to learn about raids, runes, and magic, this blog-post offers a refreshing look into the daily lives of the Norsefolk. Join me by the Hearthside to learn more!

The Norse Homeland

What was the 'Viking' homeland like? What kind of environment was it? What hardships did they face? How did the land shape their society? Who lived in there? And what kind of kingdoms were there? -- Join me on this Raid to explore the history of the Vikings!

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! …

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