Tag: Viking

Summer Solstice

Run laughing towards the serpent’s jaws, where England meets the sea Breathe in the old dreams of the dead that travel on the winds A taste of salt, of love, of things left unsaid, undone A face like sunlight that burns my eyes and my soul That haunts and comforts, whispers of what could have […]

New Blood IX

Another New Blood post to share the latest creations.

Petroglyphs III

Heiðrún, the goat on the hall that stands, eateth off Læráth’s limbs; the crocks she fills with clearest mead, will that drink not e’er be drained. – Grímnismál 25 –

La poussière du jour et la cendre de l’heure

The dust of the hour and the ash of the day Fall down onto our hearts like a bitter rain, As in the fleeting day and ephemeral hour How much love and hope have they put into it! The dust of the day and the ash of the hour Contain our sighs, our wishes and our songs; Every […]

Petroglyphs

I greet the sun! Rising from the darkness, Rising in the day. From the Ginnungagap, Of Yggdrasil ash, In your light, the spire shall grow. In your darkness, the spire shall die. – Wardruna – Dagr –

Nornir

In Norse mythology, the Norns (plural “Nornir”) are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. They are comparable to the Moirai (also called “The Fates”) in Greek mythology. According to Snorri Sturluson’s interpretation of the Völuspá, the three most important norns are Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld. They come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr, the well of […]

Like slithers of a Fallen Moon

Lightlessness. Each man’s hands clutch at spears and amulets. My own fill with hacksilver, its small grey fragments like slithers of a fallen moon – Laura Webb – Coda, from An Anthology of responses to Skaldic poetry –

Dracula’s Guest

She told me that she did not like the idea of your being in that house all by yourself, and that she thought you took too much strong tea. In fact she wants me to advise you if possible to give up the tea and the very late hours. – Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest […]

Valhalla Rising

Kare: We are more than flesh and blood. More than revenge. – Nicolas Winding Refn – Valhalla Rising –

Vǫrðr

In Norse mythology, a Vǫrðr (Vordr) is a warden spirit, believed to follow from birth to death the soul (Hugr) of every person. They are the force, the energy that keeps things alive.

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