Vegvisir Amulet, Silver... The Vegvísir is an Icelandic magical symbol of navigation, also known as the "Runic Compass". The old Norse word translates to 'guidepost' or 'direction sign'. An old manuscript declares that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known". http://grimfrost.com/en/viking-jewelry/silver/vegvisir-amulet-silver-1.html

This bronze amulet has the Vegvísir symbol in the center, surrounded the entire Elder Futhark runic alphabet. The Vegvísir is an Icelandic magical symbo

. The ancient Norse used the Yule log in their celebration of the return of the sun at winter solstice. "Yule" came from the Norse word hweol, meaning wheel. The Norse believed that the sun was a great wheel of fire that rolled towards and then away from the earth.

Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a votive / candle holder in under 60 minutes by gardening and woodworking with drill, candle, and drill bit. Inspired by christmas.

In Viking society, a völva was an elderly woman who had released herself from the strong family bonds that normally surrounded women in the Old Norse clan society. She travelled the land, usually followed by a retinue of young people, and she was summoned in times of crisis. She had immense authority and she charged well for her services.[7]

Völva (Old Norse and Icelandic respectively) - is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism, and a recurring motif in Norse mythology. The seeress speaks her prophecy in this illustration to a Swedish translation of the Poetic Edda.

Old Norse Words in English. Without the Vikings, English would be missing some awesome words like berserk, ugly, muck, skull, knife, die, and cake!

Old Norse Words in English. Without the Vikings, English would be missing some…

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