The Heathen Mythbuster

The Heathen Mythbuster

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As long as I have been on online heathen forums, I have encountered many modern myths. The internet are full of strange and wonderful theories and that is great, but many of them are not based on real facts or are ignoring facts to get their homegrown theory to fit. I will try to find the facts about these theories and share them here. Some of the posts will properly have to be rewritten/changed to accommodate new data or data I wasn’t aware of then posting the information on the first time. That’s only an natural development for such a blog.
Since I am Danish and English isn’t my first language, I will properly make many grammatical and spelling mistakes. Please bear over with me.

Looking at a modern symbol

MiscellaneousPosted by Kim Pierri Thu, December 06, 2018 08:54:19

Someone asked about a picture on “The Viking Way” Facebook group. I made this version with definitions you see below this text.

Vegvísir is a post-medieval Icelandic symbol. It only survive in the Huld Manuscript from 1880. The text going with the symbol in the manuscript is "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known".

Around the Vegvísir a sentence from Tolkiens poem “All that is gold does not glitter” written in Elder Futhark. The text says: “Not All [those] Who Wander Are Lost”. The text in the brackets are only in the poem, not on the picture.

The ravens seem to be a modern design and the tree design is properly inspired by the trees on “The Gate of Moria” as I see it, but is clearly Ask Yggdrasil with its 3 roots.





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