For those of you who haven’t read my previous posts on Eliwagar, they are a Pagan Folk group in Norway. This video definitely tops all their other videos in capturing the epic beauty of the Norwegian landscape and spirit. Enjoy the view of the fjords as well as a mid-video sword fight.
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.
“Above the northern wind and the raging sea, far away in the north,
stands a mighty land in between the fjords and the mountains,
where the wise spirit of the nordic ancestors
still are dancing with the northern lights and the midnight sun…
In an old farm laying in this ancient northern land – Norway –
lives Brenda “Runahild” Dahl,
playing and singing in honour of the ancient mighty nature and the folktales,
hailing to her forefathers and foremothers with her songs
that shall resound and ride with the wind
from the deep valleys to the eternal hyperborean sky…
So that the ancestral northern heritage shall forever live…”
[Text Above from Eliwagar Site]