Honest cheesemongering (or the perils of shopping for knowledge).

Written by Einar V. Bj. Maack skáld of Hvergelmir International

Today’s society is far different from what it was a millennium ago, a century ago or even just a couple of decades ago.

The free flow of information has made it easier for us all to share our thoughts and knowledge at the flick of a finger. Continue reading “Honest cheesemongering (or the perils of shopping for knowledge).”

Going to the land of the dead

Lēoht Steren, Þyle of Hvergelmir International

A lot of people have made the mistake of thinking that Valhalla (Valhöll – “Hall of the battle-slain” – in Old Norse) is a kind of “Heathen Heaven”, with Odin as a benevolent father-figure to those who come to his door. This is far from what we can discern from the extant lore and, to try and shift perceptions, we offer a short story of one who does not end up in the home of the Einherjar (nor, indeed, should we want them to!): Continue reading “Going to the land of the dead”

Heathen Denominations

by Lēoht Steren, Thyle of Hvergelmir International
Edited and complemented by Sonne Heljarskinn

A Brief Definition of Heathenry:

Heathenry is a modern religion inspired and informed by the cultural religious practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples of northern, western and central Europe. Within this modern (and still emerging) religion, we can find numerous denominations that take various approaches based on varying levels of historical study and modern innovation.

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An Introduction to Heathenry

By Lēoht Steren, Thyle of Hvergelmir International
Heathenry is a modern religion inspired and informed by the cultural religious practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples of northern, western and central Europe. Within this modern (and still emerging) religion, we can find numerous denominations that take various approaches based on varying levels of historical study and modern innovation.

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Who was Ragnar Lodbrok?

By Eirin T. Shira, Founder of Hvergelmir International

About Ragnar Lodbrok, this is an interesting short read, useful for the upcoming Vikings tv show torment that will show up soon.

For those who would like some historical accounts rather than thinking a tv show is historically accurate…

One of the things that makes this a difficult question to discuss is that the question “Was Ragnar Lothbrok historical?” is itself somewhat ambiguous. Thus, before the question can be discussed, the question has to first be more clearly defined.

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