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Celtic Mythology
Mythology and sex cults

The temple at Hatra in Iraq, destroyed last year, featured a carved figure with an acanthus-leaf beard, a possible prototype of the Gr...

Demi Powell
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
It's Not Just Valhalla Where The Fallen Vikings Go

Folkvangr (interpreted from Old Norse to mean 'field of the people', 'field of the warriors', or 'field of the hosts') is among a few ...

Article by George Smith
Paganism
Valheim Hof in Denmark, Dedicated to Odin and the Gods

A new temple dedicated to the Norse god Odin and other gods has opened in Denmark.

Is it the first Odin’s temple since the Chris...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
Selkies: The Loving Mothers Of Northern Seas

Amorous, affectionate and affable, Selkies are the hidden gems of sea mythology. Gentle spirits who prefer dance in the moonlight over...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
How Did Vikings Worship Their Gods?

The Pagan Vikings had a number of gods and goddesses they worshipped. However, unlike other ancient civilizations the Vikings had neit...

Article by George Smith
World Religions
Bluetooth: Why Modern Tech is Named After Powerful King of De...

Harald “Blåtand” Gormsson was a King of Denmark and Norway who lived during the 10th century AD. He was responsible for the unificatio...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
The Origins of Norse Elves

Santa Claus, Keebler cookies, and overloaded shelves. If a person speaks of elves, the brain frequently goes to those who work for San...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
Giant Viking Swords are Raised in Memory of a Battle that Uni...

Sverd i fjell (English: Swords in Rock) is a commemorative monument located in the Hafrsfjord neighborhood of Madla, a borough of the ...

Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Negotiating with Death: Special Agreements for the Afterlife ...

Death as an entity appears in many cultures across the globe. In the West, this entity is known as the Grim Reaper. In Japan, Death is...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
Legendary sea monsters of the past may not be myth after al

According to Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken was a giant sea creature (said to be 1 mile long) believed to eat whales and devour en...

Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Decoding the Ancient Symbols of the Norsemen

The Vikings used many symbols in accordance to Norse mythology. Such symbols were widely used in Viking society and they represented e...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
Islamic Ring Found in Viking Grave Sheds New Light on Ancient...

The finger ring discovered in a 9th-century Swedish grave, inscribed with Arabic Kufic writing, interpreted as reading “il-la-lah”...

Article by George Smith
Celtic Mythology
The Secret Lore of London

I love books about the mysteries, myths and magic of London (there’s an alliteration for you). I’ve got quite a collection and I frequ...

Demi Powell
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Witches, Druids and King Arthur by Ronald Hutton

In the first few pages of this book, we learn that the "traditional" Scots kilt was invented by an Englishman in the 1730s, the first ...

Demi Powell
Native American Mythology
Vedic Origins of the Europeans: the Children of Danu

Many ancient European peoples, particularly the Celts and Germans, regarded themselves as children of Danu, with Danu meaning the Moth...

Demi Powell
Awakening
Before Nazis Hijacked the Swastika, It Was Revered as a Symbo...

It has long been known amongst historians and anthropologists that humans’ evil actions give meanings or reshape the perceptions of ev...

Demi Powell
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the role that women played in the Viking Age. Were they warriors, wielding shields an...

Article by George Smith
Celtic Mythology
A Retired Carpenter Solves a 3000-Year-Old Architectural Mystery

Want to build your own Stonehenge? This retired carpenter has done it, without machinery.

Through the ages, Stonehenge in Wiltsh...

Article by George Smith
Celtic Mythology
Archaeologists unearth huge Neolithic ‘Stonehenge’

Another ‘Stone Henge’ even bigger than the world famous heritage site and dating back nearly 5,500 years has been discovered by archae...

Article by George Smith
Scandinavian Mythology
THE RELIGION OF THE PAGAN ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS

Introduction

It is difficult to say with any precision what the pagan Anglo-Saxons and Vikings believed during this perio...

Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
A Saint's Revenge - Edmund of the East Angles

What was it like at the time the story was set?

Life in Anglo Saxon times was often hard and brutal. The area that is no...

Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Study Suggests the People Who Built the Stonehenge Lived in E...

The environmental friendly habitats and eco homes are generally assumed to be modern inventions, however, this cannot be further from ...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
There’s A Drone Hunting For The Loch Ness Monster

An underwater research drone has discovered a massive creature lurking at the bottom of Loch Ness, rumored home of Scotland’s mythical...

Article by George Smith
Mythology
New Interpretation of the Runestone Inscription Changes View ...

The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its lon...

Article by George Smith
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