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After the war of the Æsir and Vanir, the two godly tribes sealed peace by spitting into a bowl and creating Kvasir from the mingled spittle. He was said to be the wisest of all beings. Kvasir was murdered by two dwarven brothers: Fjalar ("hider") and Galar ("chanter"). They then mixed, preserved and fermented Kvasirs' blood into a powerful magical mead that inspired poets, shamans and magicians. Odin now gives the mead of poetry: Odroerir (""Stirrer of inspiration"") to the Aesir

Norse god Odin had a magic goat that filled a pitcher every day with the mead of poetry, the most precious drink in the universe which would turn anyone who drank it into a poet or scholar.

Medieval Games - Is it Period or Not? Paper explaining all sorts of games and if their history

playing Nine Men's Morris with dice, pictured in Libro de los juegos.Alfonso X of Castile.

Tree of Sun - A combination of the basic design elements creates diversified symbol extensions. Such is the Tree of Sun, which represents reaching upward & growth.

Latvian Tree of Sun - A combination of the basic design elements creates diversified symbol extensions. Such is the Tree of Sun, which represents reaching upward and growth.

Researching vardlokkr (songs or calls to lure nature spirits), Kari Tauring came across the Norwegian Folk Song, "Kjerringa med Staven," or "Dear Lady with a Staff." This children's song describes the traditions of the volva kona, living outside of community, talking to the goddess Frigg as the hare, and working with jotun energy (giants, primal nature energy).

Researching vardlokkr (songs or calls to lure nature spirits), Kari Tauring came across the Norwegian Folk Song, "Kjerringa med Staven," or "Dear Lady with a.

Ancient Bronze  Pendant 2 Bell likely to come from one of the local Baltic or Finno-Ugrian tribes.

Ancient Bronze Viking Pendant 2 BELL

Ancient Bronze Pendant 2 Bell likely to come from one of the local Baltic or Finno-Ugrian tribes.

19th century French board game to miniaturize for the antique collection

century French board game to miniaturize for the antique collection

7 Medieval Board Games fabric by ravengames on Spoonflower - She's from Lochac!

7 Medieval Board Games fabric by ravengames on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Medieval Board Game Blog. Would be cool to make it into a drawstring pouch for easy storage and transport.

Abad Anghyfraith - Abbot of Misrule: Fox and Geese and Alquerque - Travel Edition

THE TROLL CROSS is, according to old Scandinavian folklore a powerful protection symbol efficient on both evil trolls and other similar beings that might be lurking in the woods. Iron and steel is feared by the trolls, and steel in a crosswise pattern is even more efficient. This pendant protects the bearer from evil, and this and similar symbolic designs has been widely used to protect both people, animals and buildings.

The troll cross amulet~ circle of iron crossed at the bottom (possibly in the shape of an odal rune), worn by early Scandinavian peoples as a protection against trolls and elves. Iron and crosses were both believed to ward off evil beings.

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