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Should we have some kind of celebration when we hit 5000 followers?

If you think so, what should we do? I don’t have the time and energy to draw things for a giveaway, or the money to purchase things for one, so I’m not certain how to celebrate, but I would like to reward you all for being so awesome. 

What would you like to see at the 5000 follower mark? (We have nearly 4k right now)

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#Administration  #Poll 
queen-of-mists:

Mermen carvings on the prow of the Oseberg Ship, oak, first half of 9th century CE

queen-of-mists:

Mermen carvings on the prow of the Oseberg Ship, oak, first half of 9th century CE

— 3 weeks ago with 29 notes
#Oseberg  #Archaeology  #Not Mythology  #Longships 
Resources on FuckYeahNorseMythology

A reminder for everyone that we have resources available! 

First, we have a rather large Resources page. This is where you will find links to other blogs, websites, and downloadable or readable books about mythology, heathen spirituality and other important topics. If you have a resource to add to the page, feel free to drop it in the ask box. There is also a resources tag, which features many of the same things, pictures of book covers, and other things. 

Because of the way that anglicized spellings vary so much, we have an entire page that lists the tags we use with clickable links. This way you can search for most terms quickly and easily. There is always the search bar if something you’re looking for isn’t in the tag list, too.

We have a FAQ page for the most common questions, so this is a great place to look for the answers to something you’re wondering about. 

Lastly, if none of these were helpful to you, feel free to drop something in our ask box.

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#Resources  #Mythology  #Norse Mythology  #Viking  #Nordic 
skinnydanishdancer:

Real Vikings buried here. Each grave is made in the form of a ship so the deceased Vikings can be carried to Valhalla (Viking heaven) when the bifrost comes. Shot from the #viking cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark. #vscocam

skinnydanishdancer:

Real Vikings buried here. Each grave is made in the form of a ship so the deceased Vikings can be carried to Valhalla (Viking heaven) when the bifrost comes. Shot from the #viking cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark. #vscocam

— 3 weeks ago with 326 notes
#Archaeology  #Not Mythology  #Stone Ships 
x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

Frigg is a major goddess in Norse paganism She is the wife of Odin, and is the “foremost among the goddesses” and the queen of Asgard. Frigg appears primarily in Norse stories as a wife and a mother. She is also described as having the power of prophecy yet she does not reveal what she knows. Frigg is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat Hlidskjalf and look out over the universe. ~via pinterest

Frigga, Queen of Asgard by ronchironna on DA.

x-guardians-of-asgaard-x:

Frigg is a major goddess in Norse paganism She is the wife of Odin, and is the “foremost among the goddesses” and the queen of Asgard. Frigg appears primarily in Norse stories as a wife and a mother. She is also described as having the power of prophecy yet she does not reveal what she knows. Frigg is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat Hlidskjalf and look out over the universe. ~via pinterest

Frigga, Queen of Asgard by ronchironna on DA.

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#Art  #Frigg  #Norse Mythology  #Mythology  #Viking 
space--waves asked: hello. i'm researching about poc during the viking age in Scandinavia, and was interested in what information you have, what documents, literature, ect i could use as reference? c:


Answer:

medievalpoc:

There’s a whole tag for that:

http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/search/Vikings

There are primary and secondary sources linked to in the posts. Some of the best stuff is going to be about beads, silk, and other grave goods.

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Mythological realms of the Norse gods

viking84:

Mythological Realms of The Norse Gods

Alfheim – The land of the light elves in Asgard
Algron – Island where Odin (Harbard) stayed for five years
Asgard – Land of the Aesir
Bilskirnir – Thor’s hall in Asgard
Bifrost - The flaming rainbow bridge between Asgard and Midgard
Breidablik – Balder’s hall in Asgard
Elivagar – The eleven rivers that flow from the spring of Hvergelmir in Niflheim.
Eljudnir – Hel’s hall in Nifleheim
Fensalir – Frigg’s hall in Asgard
Folkvang – Site of Freyja’s hall in Asgard
Franang’s Falls – Waterfall in Midgard where Loki, disguised as a salmon, was caught by the gods.
Gimli – Hall of the gods after Ragnarok
Ginnungagap – The void between Muspell and Nifleheim before the creation.
Gladsheim – Sanctuary of the Norse gods on the plain of Ida.
Glitnir – Silver and gold hall of Forseti, son of Balder, in Asgard.
Gnipahellir – Cave in front of Niflheim where the hound Garm is chained up.
Helheim – The realm of the dead in Niflheim, ruled over by the monster Hel.
Himinbjorg – Heimdall’s hall in Asgard
Hlesey – Island near the undersea hall of Aegir and Ran.
Hlidskjalf – Odin’s high thrown in Valaskjalf.
Hnitbjorg – Stronghold of the giant Suttung.
Hvergelmir – Spring in Niflheim under the root of Yggdrasill.
Idavoll – The central plain of Asgard. Contains the halls of Gladsheim and Vingolf.
Iving – River dividing Asgard from Jotunheim
Jotunheim – Land of the giants
Lyfjaberg – Mountain beside Menglad’s hall in Jotunheim.
Lyngvi – Island on lake Armsvartnir where Fenrir is bound.
Lyr – Menglad’s hall in Jotunheim
Midgard – The realm of mankind.
Mimir’s Well – Well of wisdom under the root of Yggdrasill in Asgard which is guarded by the head of Mimir.
Muspell – Southern land of fire guarded by the giant Surt.
Nastrond – Site of the hall of evil-does in Hel. The dragon Nidhogg gnaws at corpses here.
Niflheim – Land of freezing mist and darkness and home of Hel.
Okolnir – Land of warmth created after Ragnarok. Site of the hall of Brimnir.
Sessrumnir – Freyja’s hall in Asgard.
Sindri – Red gold roofed hall which will appear after Ragnarok.
Sokkvabekk – Saga’s hall in Asgard
Svartalfheim – Realm of the dark elves.
Thrudheim – Thor’s realm in Asgard and site of his hall Bilskirnir.
Thrymheim – Stronghold of the giant Thiazi which was passed on to his daughter Skadi.
Utgard – Realm in Jotunheim ruled by Utgard-Loki.
Valaskjalf – Odin’s hall in Asgard.
Valhalla – Hall presided over by Odin where the Einherjar await Ragnarok.
Vanaheim – Land of the Vanir in Asgard.
Vigrid – Plain in Asgard where the final battle will occur.
Vingolf – Hall of the goddesses in Asgard.
Ydalir – Ull’s hall in Asgard.
Yggdrasill – The world tree (Hodmimir’s wood)

(via i-am-a-misnomer)

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#Mythology  #Halls  #Realms  #Norse Mythology  #Viking  #Queue