Posts tagged “vikings

Vikings and Native Americans

History may paint a violent picture of the Vikings.

But there is evidence that they may have been peacefully trading with Native Americans

for hundreds of years.

All without driving them to extinction in fact!

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Thousands Get Together in Lerwick Shetland (Northern English Isle) Each Year to Celebrate Viking Heritage

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Look, they even have a little viking in the parade! Isn’t that cute.

Ragna Rok (A prophesy of destruction and rebirth)

Ragna Rok is a Norse prophesy of destruction and rebirth.

Othin, chief of the Gods, calls on a “Volva” – or wise woman. She talks of talks of the past – the creation of the world, the dwarfs, the creation of men and women, etc.

But then she speaks of the future ahead – the final destruction of the Gods. The final battle. In this battle, fire and flood will overwhelm heaven and earth as the Gods fight their enemies. Valkyries will bring the slain warriors to support Othin and the other Gods in battle. Othin will be slain as fire leaps high over heaven itself.

But this is not all.

A new and beautiful world rises to replace the ruins of the old.

Because creation of the new must result from destruction of the old.

Old prophesies relate to the near future.

The world needs vikings. Vikings believed that the most honorable deed was to fight an enemy greater than themselves.

We face a world where Goliath sized corporations and the mega-rich are seizing a majority of the world’s resources, using political strings to start wars for oil and destroying life on the planet for the sake of money.

Most of us know that what our leaders are doing is wrong. Yet few have the courage to fight.

Speak out. Fight.

 Your sword will cut the throat of liars and murderers

Their heads will tumble to the ground

Let their heads lie where they belong

In a pool of their toxic blood.

I do not claim credit for this fan made video, but I believe it is awesome.

A Lament for the Passing of the Old Ways

One Rode to Asa Bay ~ Bathory

The following lyrics below struck a bell inside my heart.

Just outside the circle of the crowd
One old man did stand
He looked across the waters
And blotted the sun out of his eyes with one hand
And his old eyes could almost see
The dragon ships set sail
And his old ears could almost hear
Men of great numbers call out Oden’s hail

And though he did know already
Though he turned face towards sky
And whispered silent words forgotten
Spoken only way up high
Now this house of a foreign God does stand
Now must they leave us alone
Still he heard from somewhere in the woods
Old crow of wisdom say
…people of Asa land, it’s only just begun…

This video was found from the Norse Mythology facebook page.