Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A man's wit shows in his words, stupidity is silent.

Here is a small collection of links.  I expect I shall continue to add to it.  I am also collecting quite a few on my sidebar.

General and Social:

Bare or Bear, or, the Story of Berserk

Thule did not scare Vikings out of Newfoundland

Fiber arts:
The Color Blue in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
What do we mean by "coloured clothing"?

Nature and Environment:
European history in cod bones
Ocean life in olden times
Study unlocks history of the seas

Geeks being silly:
If Star Wars was an Old Norse saga...


Flames from one log leap to another, fire kindles fire

There's two links I would like to share.  (Well, there's more -- I've collected some links in the past that I really should post here for resources, but we'll start with two right now)  The first is a really cool metal work method found at Birka that my friend Eithni pointed out to me.  This site has some lovely examples based on those finds: Silberknoten's posaments.  I think I shall have to learn how to do this at some point.

The second link is something I came across today: the Skaldic Project Homepage.  It's a searchable database of skaldic works, and includes lists of kennings and other cool things.

The title for today's post comes from verse 57 from Hávamál:

"Flames from one log leap to another,
fire kindles fire;
a man's wit shows in his words,
stupidity is silent."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Ingvarr of the bellowing, did show his gum-mountains when he etched the rune

On a different sort of note, Ingus, y'know that guy I've mentioned a few times (1 & 2), has asked me to be his student.

And out of the fluidity of the moment, I helped translate the now-named Household into Norse.  Gellisheim.  'Cause, y'know, Ingus (and his apprentices) are not the quietest bunch in the land.  I think this means that Ingus also has a new byname.  >.>