Podcasts on Norse history, culture, Old Norse, Norse literature and sagas (more academically focused)?

Any good ones? I’m looking for more of historical analysis and in depth looks at their history and sagas and less of ‘this is how you should worship if you’re asatru’ type podcasts, more academically focused podcasts on Norse culture and writings, less modern religion focused.

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Hi! I have been trying to make some old norse inspired art for some time and wanted to hear what you guys thought of it! This is my version of RATATOSKR! Hope you guys like it!
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👤︎ u/JorecGraf
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"Viking" actually means to go to sea or to sail the fjords in Old Norse.
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The 12/13th century pine baptismal font from Almö church, northern Sweden. This object is made in the old Norse / Viking style, and showcases how Norse culture intermingled with the new Christian culture. [590x888]
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I am recently wanting to become a norse pagan and I believe in the old gods and wanted a way to symbolise my faith and have found this and want to know if it is OK? Or if anyone knows of any better necklaces for that purpose. Thanks for taking the time to read this
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Is Faroese intelligible if you know Old Norse?

I understand that Icelandic is so connected to ON but I was curious how much intelligibility there is between ON and Faroese. Is there too much Celtic influence on Faroese to make it understandable for ON speakers?

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How to correctly write my old norse surname... help please!

Hello! Sorry if this is not a done thing or a ridiculous question, but I was wondering if anyone could help me with the correct written form of my surname, Askill. It supposedly originates from old norse "Askell" or "Ásketill" translating roughly into "cauldron of the gods". I would love to see this written correctly, though I don't know how this would look (runes/letters/etc.), and I don't want to just find some old norse alphabet and do it letter for letter as I'm sure there's some phonetic issues and it would look ridiculous. I really have no knowledge and hope someone can help me out! TIA

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📅︎ Feb 23 2021
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Teach me some Old Norse cuss words/phrases you know

Pronunciation would helo as well but i dont mind.Lets see what yall got

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"Ymir in India, China – and Beyond" (Michael Witzel, 2017, in "Old Norse Mythology in Comparative Perspective", Harvard University Press) academia.edu/43680899/Ymi…
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Crude English to old Norse to younger fuþark translation from memory. What did I do right (if anything) and what did I do wrong?
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📅︎ Jan 27 2021
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You know what the iorny is? English (West Germanic language) has a lot of loanwords from Old Norse (North Germanic language) yet North Germanic languages like Danish, Norwegian and Swedish has loanwords from Middle Low German (West Germanic language).
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Do people still follow old mythology there? Like the Norse or any of the ancient Germanic mythology?
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Gave the old girl some life again. Hope y’all like Norse mythology 😎 reddit.com/gallery/lfpe0i
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Þat mælti mín móðir - sung in old Norse youtube.com/watch?v=2Alwj…
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I know this is kinda old but this is my second time trying to get into LWIAY with this poem (Obviously the english part isnt OC) I translated from English to Old Norse and from Old Norse to Eldr Futhark runes that the vikings would have used. P.S. I tried hard but this probably isn't 100% accurate.
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I see your My Mother Told Me, and raise you the old Norse version! v.redd.it/wxy8i2rzf8c61
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Hello im looking for a old norse translation for these phrases

Odin allfather, please help me

Ofcourse it was loki, its always loki

Maybe getting them tattooed Thanks in advanced! :)

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📅︎ Feb 18 2021
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Plausible name for an Old Norse kingdom in India

Some of you may have heard of the game Crusader Kings 2 where, among other things, you can play as norse vikings and sail around conquering europe and beyond. Well I have been doing exactly that and just ended up with a nice little spot in Gujarat, India, and the coast along the Western Ghats, and I was hoping you folks could help me name it. I've already used Útanlands (analogous to the Frankish Outremer) as the name for a norse merchant empire on the Black Sea. I've thought about Indland or Indialand but it just doesn't have a good ring to it. The capital, previously called Gundigar, I've adapted to Gundigard. Looking for further inspiration, ty in advance!

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What was the old norse people's relationship with other pagan religions?

I know that when they went to Holmgard and Kiev (don't know the old norse name sry) and created the kievan rus the cultures and religions mixed overtime.

I'm asking what did they think of tengrism or the romuva religion for example.

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Atreus isn't birthing the world serpent. he is putting a speech ribbon around the man that translates to the word "kuein' which means cry in old norse but u can switch the "U" in kuein u get kvein which is the same thing.
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Last summer I made this Viking raven banner in my Ownboard Bamboo deck. Now I also have, this almost brand new deck. So now I’m thinking new grip tape, and somehow transfer this Thor Mjølner pendant on it with runes saying something in old Norse. reddit.com/gallery/lpomz4
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God of War inspired tattoo - need help with English -> Old Norse -> Younger Futhark

I know the game itself isn't 100% authentic to Norse Mythology, but I thought it would be cool to pursue the actual language for a tattoo.

I wanted a quote from the game translated to Younger Futhark but I was told it had to be done to Old Norse first.

"Don't be sorry, be better"

I really appreciate what you guys are doing here.

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When did the W—>V shift happen in German and Old Norse, respectively? And how long did it take for the shift to spread to all the areas that it is seen within, as of today?
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Last summer I made this raven banner in my electric skateboard deck. Now I also have, this almost brand new deck. So now I’m thinking somehow transfer this Thor Mjølner pendant on it with runes saying something in old Norse. Suggestions are welcomed.
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Could anyone tell me what he’s saying Old Norse? youtu.be/-JWcqE13gxY
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[Old norse > English] More lyrics

Vit fár á Særklands

Þæir foru drængila
Fiarri at gulli ok austarla ærni gafu
Dou sunnarla a Særklandi

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Week old mani is still kicking! Keep going back to OPI’s Less is Norse
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Love and Marriage in Old Norse Literature medievalists.net/2021/02/…
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Þat mælti mín móðir - sung in old Norse m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Al…
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Why is "think" pronounced with a hard k, when it comes from Old English þenċan /θentʃan/? A borrowing from Old Norse seems unlikely, since the Proto-Germanic form became þekkja in ON.
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To what extent were Old English and Old Norse mutually intelligible? Were Viking raiders able to converse with the Anglo-Saxons in England?

I'm currently rewatching the early seasons of Vikings, and they portray the Northmen and Englishmen as speaking completely different languages, and needing translators because they can't understand each other.

To what extent is this historically accurate? Given that the Angles and Saxons originated not far from the Viking raiders and share presumably close linguistic ties, was it more of a dialectic difference rather than a completely different language? Is it comparable to modern Danish vs Swedish vs Norwegian?

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Rune/Old Norse Translations

Hey everyone! I did this for God of War and now that I'm finally diving into Valhalla, I figured I'd offer my services here too. I'm a PhD candidate in the field of Old Norse, and am well-versed in Old Norse language and runes. If any of you have runic inscriptions or Old Norse text relating to the game that you would like translated, I'd love to help out. I'm also happy to direct anyone interested in learning Old Norse and/or runes to resources in that vein. And if you've already been translating the game's Old Norse, feel free to post your translations here too, so we can create a centralized location for translations that future players can reference.

As a starter, here is the translation of the runic circle on the main menu screen. It's a very famous verse from the Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), a medieval poem in which Odin gives advice on how to live your best life.

Transliterated runes: taur fi tauia frátr taur sialfr it sama / ik uait ain at altri taur tumr um tauþan huarn

Standardized Old Norse: Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama / Ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern

Translation: Cattle die, kinsmen die, the self also dies / I know one thing that never dies, the reputation of each dead man

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Completed Translations [see comment thread below]

Valkyrie Tattoo Set

Sigdrifumal Tattoo Set

Ravensthorpe Booths

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I'll add any other major translations to this post, but feel free to reply here or message me directly. I'm open to general questions on the Viking Age as well. Happy gaming!

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Books to learn more about old Norse mythology, spiritualism and beliefs?

I'd like to reconnect with my heritage and learn especially about the spiritual beliefs, rituals and traditions of the old Scandinavian people but I'm a little overwhelmed with where to start. Any suggestions?

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"Ymir in India, China – and Beyond" (Michael Witzel, 2017, in "Old Norse Mythology in Comparative Perspective", Harvard University Press) academia.edu/43680899/Ymi…
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The 12/13th century pine baptismal font from Almö church, northern Sweden. This object is made in the old Norse / Viking style, and showcases how Norse culture intermingled with the new Christian culture. [590x888]
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Concerning old Norse methods of divination.

What do the sources say they would have used for divination? I've read on different forms throughout the world at large, from counting birds to reading entrails, do we know what the Norse would have used?

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Old norse

For those of you who speak old norse how would you recommend learning it any books videos etc

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📅︎ Feb 09 2021
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Help properly translating Short-Twig old Norse runes.

I was hoping some kind soul could help me properly write the word 'family' in Younger Futhark, short-twig runes of the Norwegian/Swedish variety.

I don't much care for the phonetic spelling, I would like the authentic spelling or formation of the word from the period. I've watched several of the introductory videos on this subreddit, courtesy of you fine folk, but I just want to be 100% certain I have it correct. Thanks in advance to anyone who takes time out of their day to help with this.

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Imunlaukr etymology, old Norse poetry, and a bit of the same on Dainsleif.

This is an entry I found in a dusty academic database tome. Old Norse and Icelandic skaldic poetry is one of my hobbies, so I got to thinking about "Immunlaukr" as it sounded familiar and sure enough: It appears here in an entry in The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson. I'm shocked I remembered it, as it really only gets a footnote in a section about Kennings, which are basically nicknames or codenames given to people and weapons.

Imunlaukr

https://preview.redd.it/vzdminrya4861.png?width=401&format=png&auto=webp&s=604cbcec4715915156b3559239bcdff46355de9b

The most interesting thing about Immunlaukr, or ímunlauks as it is also written is that it basically means 'god-sword' or just 'sword. It's a direct reference to the god Ullr who we know very little about, and what scant information we do have is from Snorri Sturluson whose recordings of the Poetic Edda have been called into question in recent times due to the fact that he was a Christian Lawyer of his time and likely put a spin on the myths he recorded to further his own agenda. That said, this is what is recorded: He's said to be the god of Skiing and archery and to be very handsome, the Step-son of Thor and the son of lady Sif. Sif was famous for her beauty and unique golden hair*, said to be inherited by her children so... that's interesting.*

You can read the whole poem and its translation here, thought I couldn't find much about it that might be terribly relevant to Genshin's Imunlaukr aside from the meaning itself: Interestingly enough in the only text we have using the name, there is mention of GOLD. HMM,

https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/KenningAnd here: https://skaldic.abdn.ac.uk/m.php?p=wordtextlp&i=86627

https://preview.redd.it/qlgott92b4861.png?width=888&format=png&auto=webp&s=de138cac572d0480f75f835c6d5fe722b75d3163

Another mention gives us a little more insight from a book published in 1899 about the same poem:

THE HOME OF THE EDDIC POEMS The Home of The Eddic Poems WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE HELGI-LAYS BY Sophus Bugge , 1899

I know this is a lot of heavy text, but I think it's interesting to have more context

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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What is the modern form/language of old norse?

Ive had a weird obsession in norse mythology and history for a little while, and recently I was hit with the idea of the norse language and wanted to teach myself the language. Originally i planned on old Norse but i didnt think it would be very useful in modern day. I never got any straight answer from google so i came here.

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Does anyone know how west germanic "agiþahsijā" would translate over to proto and then old norse?

I believe the "þ" would become eth, and the ijā would become "ie" I believe? I am not certain so I thought I would ask here. Would be interesting to know how it would have played out...

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Þat mælti mín móðir - sung in old Norse youtube.com/watch?v=2Alwj…
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Window = Old Norse "vindr" (wind) + "auga" (eye).

"Vindauga"; literally "wind eye".

> The "window" is the hole, not the glass.

> It comes from Old Norse and first turns up in English circa 1200 (there's that year again). The Norse word was "vindauga," from vindr "the wind" and auga "eye." Old English words for it were eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."

> The words originally described a window as ancient Germanic peoples would have known it: an unglazed hole in a roof. As they developed, most Germanic languages went on to adopt a version of Latin "fenestra" to describe the more advanced glass version (German "Fenster," Swedish "fönster," etc.), and English used "fenester" as a parallel word till the mid-16th century, but has mostly retained the prehistoric word.

> "Casement" is the term for the type of hinged window that swings open like doors. (Old folk etymology tended to make it "gazement.") The word probably originally described the frame and was a shortening of Old French dialectal enchassement "window frame." The root of that is "casse," source of English noun "case" meaning "box."

> "Sash" "framed part of a window" is more or less identical, being a mangled 17th-century Englishing of French "châssis" -- "frame" of a window or door. The French word was taken as a plural in English and the "-s" trimmed off.

> A "dormer," meanwhile, originally was "window of a sleeping room," from Middle French dormir "to sleep."

Etymonline
Wikitionary
Wikipedia

There's also this Window Research Institute in Japan that has a neat series of blogs on the word as it's used around the world.

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"Ymir in India, China – and Beyond" (Michael Witzel, 2017, in "Old Norse Mythology in Comparative Perspective", Harvard University Press) academia.edu/43680899/Ymi…
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To the historians of Reddit. If someone wanted to find an accurate website or image of the Old Norse alphabet where could they find it?
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old norse and swedish have nothing in common /r/Svenska/comments/kl80r…
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Anyone else notice how well this Old Norse phrase was used in AC Valhalla? youtube.com/watch?v=Ifgc8…
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"Ymir in India, China – and Beyond" (Michael Witzel, 2017, in "Old Norse Mythology in Comparative Perspective", Harvard University Press) academia.edu/43680899/Ymi…
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Old Norse languages

I’m learning Norwegian (Bokmål) and I would like to know if it is intelligible with other old Norse languages like danish or Swedish. Are they?

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Valhalla: Rune/Old Norse Translations

Hey everyone! I did this for God of War and now that I'm finally diving into Valhalla, I figured I'd offer my services here too. I'm a PhD candidate in the field of Old Norse, and am well-versed in Old Norse language and runes. If any of you have runic inscriptions or Old Norse text relating to the game that you would like translated, I'd love to help out. I'm also happy to direct anyone interested in learning Old Norse and/or runes to resources in that vein. And if you've already been translating the game's Old Norse, feel free to post your translations here too, so we can create a centralized location for translations that future players can reference.

As a starter, here is the translation of the runic circle on the main menu screen. It's a very famous verse from the Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), a medieval poem in which Odin gives advice on how to live your best life.

Transliterated runes: taur fi tauia frátr taur sialfr it sama / ik uait ain at altri taur tumr um tauþan huarn

Standardized Old Norse: Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama / Ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern

Translation: Cattle die, kinsmen die, the self also dies / I know one thing that never dies, the reputation of each dead man

*****

Completed Translations [see comment thread below]

Valkyrie Tattoo Set

Ravensthorpe Booths

*****

I'll add any other major translations to this post, but feel free to reply here or message me directly. I'm open to general questions on the Viking Age as well. Happy gaming!

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