Eliwagar – Haaleygirland


Norse Romantic Pagan Folk Metal

This video captures both the beauty of the Norwegian Landscape and Spirit. Eliwagar is a band that honors the forefathers and folk tales of Norway. However, Eliwagar is different from many Norse Folk bands in that they are discussing a tradition in Norway that existed BEFORE the Germanic influenced Thor and Odin came to Norse lands.

This is the original Norse Religion of Ullr “Father Sky” and Njarthar “Mother Earth.” Much like the rivers that flow from the beginning of the world, the music of Eliwagar seeks to flow from the ancient and original source of Norse Tradition.

According to ancient Norse Lore, in the beginning there was only fire and ice. When the two met together, they created the first 11 rivers, known as Eliwagar: The rivers that existed at the beginning of the world.

The meaning and existence of Eliwagar is very much connected to the idea of living close to the land and nature. In their songs you can hear the hardanger fiddle, cello, flute and praises sung to Ullr and Njarthar, along with some guitar playing.  Check out the links below for more information about Eliwagar and the Old Ways.

LINKS

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Official Eliwagar Site

Eliwagar Facebook

Runahild Interview On Paganland Fanzine

5 responses

  1. It funny the bloggers i have most connected with of late are from Scandinavia or Scandinavian descent living on the Washington/Oregon west coast. They truly seem to carry their ancestor’s paganism in their DNA.

    April 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    • Yes, I think the ancestral/Pagan movement is much more prominent in Scandinavia than in a place like America. This is probably because most Americans don’t have roots here. The only Americans who can really celebrate their ancestral heritage in this country are the Native Americans. For the rest of us, I guess we have to look overseas and do a lot of reading lol.

      April 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      • Where i live in the mountains of central Pennsylvania we have a lot of German, English, Scots and Irish blood in us. Though born and raised here when i see pictures or videos of Wales or Ireland i can feel it in my bones for sure. But i can also feel the native AmerIndian spirits trying to communicate with me through the land i live on too. Fact is All of us immigrants from the continent whose families have been here for a couple hundred years have a little bit of Indian and African DNA in us for sure.

        April 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      • Definitely agree about the shared Indian DNA. I also know people in West Pennsylvania and I have to say that the mountains and scenery there are breath taking.

        April 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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