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Viking mythology and all that goes with it

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

  1. UnderTheNorthernStar26

    UnderTheNorthernStar26 New Metal Member

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    Hey guys, I just came across this forum looking for mythology and I struck gold with this thread. I read through some of the pages and I couldn't be more interested. I noticed that you guys/gals know your mythology and I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of great books to check out at a library or good website articles that are worth looking at. Thanks in advance for all the help!
    -Sincerly,
    a very interested fan
     
  2. Bates

    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Those two books are the "must haves". Not so much those editions, but those are the ones I have. Pretty much all of the other sagas are a worthy read, as well.
    You can also find a lot of the sagas and other texts online at http://www.northvegr.org/lore/main.php, as well as various articles and opinion pieces. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/index.shtml has a bunch of non-mythological stuff, can help to give you a bit better of a cultural frame of reference. There's more, but, well, I just woke up :lol:
     
  3. Knarfi

    Knarfi Yaba-daba-doo!

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    ^Good morning, Bates, and thanks for the links! :p
     
  4. Tyra

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    Good morning Bates and Knarfi. You beat me out of bed! Getting all sorts of sleep accumulated for next weekend and week - two kids birthday parties (my kids) in one day, immediately followed by Viking Days with Sons of Norway for one week and then Midsummer blót with all the Scandihoovian heathens in Vancouver the following weekend. Damn, I've a speaking engagement to prep for... Anyhow, good links.

    Northern Star, what language are you in? English only?
     
  5. Bates

    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Hehe, I'm an early riser.. even on the weekends I'm up by 0700 :|
    I notice you folk seem to have a lot more nifty stuff like that out in the Northwest, I may have to come out there some day. That general region is on my "areas to check out for liveability" list, anyway. Gotta get out of this freaking oven down here, one of these days I'm just going to straight up melt.
     
  6. UnderTheNorthernStar26

    UnderTheNorthernStar26 New Metal Member

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    Yes I'm english only pretty much, although I want to learn another. I'm not sure which language(s) are predominant in the mythology but I'd like to learn some if not the whole language.
     
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    Bates, even in Quebec, known for its legendary winters (...)

    it toped 30 celsius today in montreal... >< norther my friend, norther....
     
  8. Tyra

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    We're flooded up here. Badly. Some of the highest waters on record, and we've still got 80&#37; of the ice cap to melt. And it's hotter than a friggin oven. And raining. Couple of towns already under water, more expected this weekend. For me, since I'm on a hill, this may just mean contaminated drinking water, no power and no gas for a while, but for most people it means seven feet of water in their houses and several hundreds of thousands of live stock having to be evacuated if possible. Some people were crushed in their truck under a mud slide. On the bright side, it may also mean NO SCHOOL!!! (She whisteles a Monty Pythonesque tune...)

    Northern star: OK, that's good to know, since other books and texts are out there in other languages. You'll get far with the sites that Bates mentioned, then.
     
  9. Knarfi

    Knarfi Yaba-daba-doo!

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    Heh, the 7 hour time difference might explain why i beat you
     
  10. Bates

    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Note to self: Look for some place at a slightly higher elevation then T. :p
     
  11. Runesinger

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    NorthernStar,

    I have mentioned this before, but you can access the above-mentioned references for free at Internet Sacred Text Archives

    Poetic Edda. This is the Henry Adams Bellowes translation, which I consider superior to the Hollander Translation cited above.

    Prose Edda. This is a good translation, although it may be incomplete. There is a Norwegian translation that Tyra and I discovered that is more complete.

    Sorry I haven't checked in recently, but I've been rather preoccupied. I've been gearing up for a big ice hockey tournament, and my little dog has a broken leg. :cry:
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Good to see you again, Runesinger. Hockey! That's one thing this area definitely lacks. Hope all goes well, and the doggie heals up fine. Is it soggy down your way, too?
    And yeah, my bad, I forgot about the Sacred Text Archive.
     
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    My little dog is healing well. She'll have the cast off Thursday. We've gotten a fair bit of rain, but I'm in the hills, so there's no flooding. It's been very cool for June though.
     
  14. RunicSymbolDeath86

    RunicSymbolDeath86 WarriorofHeadbanging

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    much like the gotta have more cowbell line im asking amon amarth for the "gotta have more viking war horn" line.
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Tidbits of history from today's reading (It's like 90 out, I'm hiding inside to avoid melting :p):
     
  16. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Yes, well, I can see the dude's point..I mean, I don't think I actually know anyone who's going to heaven or is already there.
    Seriously though, this must have been a major concern in a society that up until conversion had taken part in ancestor worshipry for as long as anyone can remember, and where it was of major importance that the names of the ancestors were remebered and that they were honoured.
     
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    I need to just read every page of this thread. I got a lot of shot to learn.

    Tyra, where you live in Canada? Me and my fiance were thinking of moving up to Canada but I want to go somewhere with others who live by the old traditions. There isn't many down here. I only know of 1 other and he happens to be my best friend lol
     
  19. Runesinger

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    Here's my little broke-leg puppy, Minnie. That's Poochie next to her giving her the dog-laughs (harf! harf! harf!). When she gets that cast off, she's going to kick his @$$
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Knarfi

    Knarfi Yaba-daba-doo!

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    ^Aww my dog also had his paw in castings some years ago.. But he's like 10 times as big as Minnie, so he kinda kicked everything over in the house :lol::erk: Ill see if i have a pic
     

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