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Hel, Hela
Norse Goddess of Death, Ruler of the underworld. Teutonic Goddess of the kingdom of the dead, not considered as a place of punishment. Daughter of Loki and Angurboda, and sister of the Midgard serpent of the ocean encircling the Earth, and of the devouring...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Asatru, an Ancient Religion Reborn
"Asatru" (often known as "Heathenism," "Germanic Paganism," "Elder Troth," and other names) means "faith in the Aesir", which are the Gods of pre-Christian Scandinavia. The other Germanic peoples (Goths,...
Religions >> Asatru
Balder
Son of Odin and Frigga, he is shown in the Prose Edda as a rather pallid heathen imitation of Christ, but other sources, notably the Danish chronicler Saxo Grammaticus, portray him as a doughty and aggressive warrior. Today we often think of him as the...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Odin
Norse Great Father, carries two ravens upon his shoulder to tell him of mans destiny, All Father, Giver of written language (runes). Originally a god of death, whose range later came to encompass magic (especially runic magic), battle (giving victory by...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Kenaz/Kaunaz
This month's rune, Kenaz, is the sixth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. Thus, we are now one-quarter of the way through our journey into the runes! The phonetic value of Kenaz is the hard "k" sound. One basic meaning of "Kenaz"...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Tiwaz
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Berkano
Berkano, the second rune in the third aett, is the rune for the sound of the letter “B.” In the Younger Futhark, it sometimes stood for the sound of “P” as well, since Perthro did not carry over into that Futhark. Its meaning is “birch tree.” The beautiful,...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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Cinema: Eleven Edda awards for "Rams"
Iceland's answer to the Oscars, the Edda awards, took place at a glittering ceremony last night at Reykjavik's Hilton Nordica hotel. The clear winner of the evening was Grímur Hákonarsson's Rams (Hrútar). Rams received awards including best film, best ...
Optimarin for Edda Fides
Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi's Edda Fides, the world's only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel. The Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist secured the business ...
Pastry rolls filled with walnuts and honey from Pitigliano
In her beautiful cookbook The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews (1981), Edda Servi Machlin, writes, 'Much of Jewish food lore is based on reproducing, in a sweet form, some symbolic item of unhappy events of the past as a reminder of the constant and ...
Optimarin to install BWT System in Østensjø's Edda Fides vessel
Norwegian marine services company Østensjø Reder has selected Optimarin to install its ballast system 'OBS' on its monohull accommodation vessel Edda Fides. Optimarin, the Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, has won the contract ...
«Edda»-Uraufführung im März: Jon Fosses letzter Streich
Jetzt soll aber im März 2017 «Edda», ein letztes Stück, am Norwegischen Theater in Oslo in Robert Wilsons Regie uraufgeführt werden. Das Stück erzählt die nordische Mythologie und beruht auf der im 13. Jahrhundert niedergeschriebenen «Lieder-Edda».

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