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Viking mythology and all that goes with it

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by Celtik Militia, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. FridgePack

    FridgePack That Swede!

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    Thanks for all the tips!


    The basketball team is called SBBK translated to: (Södertälje Basket Ball Club) and the hockey-team: SSK (Södertälje Sport Club)

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  2. Tyra

    Tyra Member

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    Yeah, I remembered about SBBK today at work, out of the blue!
    The translation I was thinking of was:
    Sturlason, Snorre, 1961: Snorres konungasagor. Översättning av Å Ohlmarks. Bohusläningens AB, Uddevalla.
    Björn Collinder has translated Poetiska Eddan and Beowulf (Beowulf, 1954: Beowulf. I svensk översättning av B. Collinder. Bokförlaget Natur och kultur. Stockholm.) They're pretty good translations of both texts.
     
  3. Celtik Militia

    Celtik Militia Dumb French Bastard

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    Wow, this thread hasn't been used in some while.

    Anyway, I got a question... In the prose Edda, who are really "High, Just-As-High, and Third" who answer Gangleri's questions?
    I always thought they were all three Odin multiplied into three people, but this other dude says they aren't, and that it is Gangleri who is Odin (which seems damn well ludicrous to me).
    Can anyone answer that question and perhaps help me with a source from some specialist?
    Thanks.
     
  4. Shealladh

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    Yeah it's a pity not much here, I always liked the read when I could spare some time.
     
  5. Tyra

    Tyra Member

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    Hey Celtik,
    Depends on who you ask, but most believe that High, Just as High and Third are different personifications of Odin. Gylfe (Gangleri) was a Swedish king.
     
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    HeavyMetalMerchant New Metal Member

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    This is great info, a fascinating subject. Here's hoping amon Amarth can head down under to Australia again soon.
     
  7. Sleipnir

    Sleipnir Thorsmadr

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    ::yawn:: I miss anything good?
     
  8. Bates

    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Not really, this thread's been quiet for a damn long time now.
     
  9. Tyra

    Tyra Member

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    Well, duh, don't you miss me? I'm better than good. ;)
    We did a demo this weekend at the museum where I work. Tons of people. I hallowed the site when we opened and made the locals almost faint by hallowing it to Odin. Got some interesting looks then... It gets the conversation going, though, and it declares to one and all that we are serious about what we do in the respect that we are recreating something from a time when my people were not Christians. And it is obvious that some of us are serious about all aspects of this era. Anyhow, it was a blast, and nobody died. Us Vikes invaded the Irish pub after. I thought they'd be used to being invaded by Vikings, being Irish and all, but they ust looked confused. just like in the good old days, I guess...:Smug:
     
  10. Sleipnir

    Sleipnir Thorsmadr

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    I'll have to email you and give you an update, we bought a house and made a grove. I'll post a few pics to give you an idea.


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  11. Bates

    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Awesome work man, I'm quite jealous. :)
     
  12. BornToOpposition

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    Wow, that looks awesome. :OMG: I want one!
     
  13. cybs

    cybs Hobo-ette for Hire

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    It most certainly does. Awesome work.

    I'm interested in Nordic mythology, and am looking forward to studying it. The Gods have quirks and flaws...
    And Loki turns into a horse and gets pregnant. You can't get much more awesome than that.
    It's just...kind of unexpected.
     
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    ROFL why is that so awesome? Can't say I'd wanna do that :lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. cybs

    cybs Hobo-ette for Hire

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    Well, you don't see Zeus doing that, now do you? >D Now to think about it, I think Loki's the only God I've ever read of that Transgendered and got himself preggers!
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Well, Thor DID dress in drag once.
     
  17. Disturbed Puppy

    Disturbed Puppy New Metal Member

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    Grog...Grog isn't a viking drink so you know, but here's a history of it nonetheless:

    Grog came to be because water aboard ships back in the day was barreled and would go stale. They'd add beer, wine, or anything they could to cut the taste of the stale water. So there's no "set recipe" for grog.

    Vikings may have made grog, although I really doubt this since Ale back then was weak compared to what we drink today.

    Vikings did make Ale, and Mead, so if you want to make a viking brew, I'd strongly suggest looking into these.
     
  18. cybs

    cybs Hobo-ette for Hire

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    I wish we could make stuff like that. Sadly, Mr.Beer would explode if filled with true Viking awesomeness.
    I read it on the label.
     
  19. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    hey guys, long time no...type (or something)
    I have this chain....
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    I would like something similar to these guys...
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    dont need that crazy looking "chain" but I'd like something similar to mine, but stronger.
    Anyone got a clue?
     
  20. ILLmortal

    ILLmortal Smashed Full Of Bong Hits

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    www.thorhammer.org

    There's some nifty stuff over there and wider range of mjolnir pendants that I've seen. Brass, silver and gold. I bought myself an Irminsul pendant made from mammoth ivory, apparently.

    Norse mythology is easily interpreted for me. There really isn't much difference between the gods and ourselves. Each god is really just a characteristic of my inner self. Complete trust in them is useless because when the world turns on us, nothing, not even the gods can win against it. And that's a key point to me in following a religion. I have no complete trust in god or gods. I don't see how anyone can have complete trust in them when they can't live throughout our impending doom. So I can only hope they take some part in whatever journey life throws at me, but I wouldn't count on them. I count on myself through my personal characteristics that share resemblences with the gods.
    Also Norse mythology let's you believe in gods, but is open to the belief of something higher. I can't recall Oden ever announcing that he was the god of all gods. There was fire and ice in the beginning so something higher must have been around. So there is possibility to stare at the universe and ponder personal ideas.
    Of course this is all in my head. Another great aspect is that you can interpret Norse mythology however you like, no one is necessarily wrong.
     

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