Fascinating news from Norway: Archeologist say they have found the oldest known runestone! Found during the excavation of a grave in Tyrifjorden, west of Oslo, the stone has several inscriptions. Not all make linguistic sense but one on the front reads ”idiberug”, which could be the name of a person or family. The archaeologists estimateFortsätt läsa ”World’s oldest known runestone found in Norway”
Januari is a month when many Heathens pay extra tribute to Thor. In pre-Christian Northern Europe, mid-january would be the traditional time for Yule and blóts were often held in honour of the Deities of the season, among which is Thor. The Yuletide often ended with a feast and a blót to Him. And sinceFortsätt läsa ”What is the oldest known depiction of Thor?”
In the Stampen neighbourhood of Gothenburg, there is a square called Odinsplatsen (Odin’s place). It connects several streets, among them Odinsgatan (Odin’s street), Friggagatan and Baldersgatan. You can see a theme here. On the roundabout in the middle of Odinsplatsen, you can find some interesting things, like a large fountain and a fastfood joint withFortsätt läsa ”Wanna see something cool?”
Family ties when it comes to the Gods doesn’t really work like it does for humans. Non-corporal Consciousnesses do share bounds with one another but to describe Them as parent, sibling, progeny etc is to simplify things to make it understandable to the human mind. The reality of things is much more complex and sometimesFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 2: Parentage”
Today was another day of unsuccessfully looking for älvkvarnar, which I’ve learned are called ‘cup marks’ in English. This is what they’re supposed to look like: I’m suspecting that the many fallen leaves and the high amount of moss may be covering them up this time a year. I’ll try again in a few months.Fortsätt läsa ”Theories about the älvkvarnar”
Spotted today near the train station.