I went to a huge Viking market at Borre today and finally got my own pair of turtle brooches! I’ve wanted some for years now, and could finally afford them. They’re handmade of bronze and silver. I also got some tablet woven trim to adorn my dress, and some beads for a chain that will hang between the brooches. I can’t wait to show you when it’s all ready :)
(x) I just bought an archer’s arm brace for the summer… last summer my arm was all sore.
Kvinnens nøkkelrolle (Womens’ Key Role)
Hvilken rolle spilte kvinnen i det førkristne norrøne Viking samfunnet og hvilke rettigheter og plikter medførte dette?
(What role did women play in pre-Christian Norse Viking society and what rights and duties did this entail?)
Sunnfjord Museum, Førde, Norway by Natalia Eriksson
Ok, children. It’s time for a bed time story and today mama gonna to talk about the norwegian cabin-culture.
Here are the basic ground rules:
-The cabin is always at least a three hour drive away from your house
- It must be surrounded by heaps of nature and shit
-There shall be no matching kitchen utencils
- Nothing looks better than the look of natural wood
- Walls are to be decorated with old kitchen supplies of copper
- The cabin is supposed to be icy cold when you arrive, and you must heat it with a fire in a stove
-Spagetthi and canned food are the basic cabin-food. You’ll be able to live of it for two weeks at least
- “your needings” will be done outside
- All beddings are supposed to itch
- Standard games are: card-games (as long as you have a pack of cards, mixed with another pack because you miss some cards from the first set), Ludo, Yatzy and Monopoly (also known as “the friendship-ender”
That’s it for tonight, kids. Remember to check under your bed for trolls
Ylvis - The Cabin (x)
Postcard pictures of the Norsk Folkemuseum in Norway, taken late 1890 - early 1900.
(I really should have waited to upload him until tomorrow, Wednesday- in danish Onsdag = Odins day)
So I was reading the Prose Edda, which is an Icelandic telling of Norse mythology and ran across the description of Nidavellir, the realm of the dwarves.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN, I LOVE YOU.