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Author Archives: Jon Cyr

Ottar’s Tribute- Jon Cyr


Fornyrðislag This poem was presented to a local group of heathens by Jon Cyr along with the great Icelandic sheep that sired his flock.  The sheep was sacrificed in blót and this poem was dedicated to him.  His horns were fashioned into drinking horns that are used only for ceremony purpose. Curling and wide, His […]

Skald Craft: Understanding and Writing Poetry in the Old Norse Meters

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Introduction There have been many approaches to the study of Old Norse Poetry.  Modern academia has spent an exhaustive amount of effort in identifying metrical patterns and trends within the lines of the voluminous collected works.  They have asserted sometimes arguable theories varying from simple to complex and from mundane to fantastic.  However (un)interesting the […]