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Journal of Current Swedish Archaeology
Current Swedish Archaeology (CSA) is an open-source, peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on the interpretation of the archaeological record and on archaeology as social practice.
Icelandic Saga Database
The Icelandic Saga Database is an online resource dedicated to the digital publication of the Sagas of the Icelanders — a large body of medieval literature which forms the foundation of the Icelandic literary tradition.
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The Skaldic Project
An international project to edit the corpus of medieval Norse-Icelandic skaldic poetry. Skalds, manuscripts, key words, versus, and poems are archived, and searchable.
MOST of our knowledge of Germanic myth is derived from the Old Icelandic texts and especially from the Eddas. The Eddic tales centre their attention on the trials and triumphs of the male members of the pantheon and tell us little of the female forces.’...
The name of a deity often reveals something of their character, and can shed light on obscure elements in the mythology. Unfortunately the prehistory of a word is itself often obscure, and care must be taken not to project a meaning onto a word that was never ...
The Osteological remains from Frösö Church in Jämtland, have been re-analyzed in order to understand the Viking Age rituals at the site and to study the blót, the Old Norse sacrifice and feast. Radiocarbon analyses of animal and human bones date the ritu...
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“Odin in His High Seat”: The Figure Found at Lejre
((Odroerir: The Heathen Journal decided to add yet another feature to our site. We will be showcasing short blurbs, video clips, and even preserving our facebook posts which contain quotes or interesting information under a category which we have decided to name Mimir. We just thought it would be catchy to name the place where we […]...
Creativity & Art
ONCE ON A TIME there was a king who ruled a newly settled farmstead. He had many hundred sheep, many hundred goats, many hundred cattle, and many hundred horses he had too. Silver and gold he had in great heaps. But for all of that, he was so given to grie...
It was a nice warm early fall day and I was basking on top of Rattlesnake Mountain. It’s one of the easier climbs in the state, something you could do in a few hours and then still make it to the party you had to go to later that day. Or something like that ...
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