Sarpsborg Viking Market 2015 (part one)

Behold part one of my posts about Sarpsborg Viking Market!sarps2
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Frøy, Odin and Torsarps4My good friend Kristin is holding this glorious wood carved Gere and Freke badness that I pillaged at the market. It makes my mead taste better simply because of its beauty<3

All year is viking season for me, but I really miss the Market Season… I’ts hard to decide on ONE favorite market as they all have their charm. I am happy to be wherever people are warm and welcoming. Borre Viking Market (four years ago) was magical to me. I spent quality time with my dearest sister in spirit, and we celebrated and feasted until we fell asleep on top of a viking grave(!). Yes, my friends – That’s how we party. Good energies and viking vibes is all that I ever ong for;)

Dear readers, what about you? Have you ever been to a Viking Market? 
And of all the markets you’ve been to, which market is your favourite and why?

Sól, The Viking Queen

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Fun Viking Articles

Here are some viking themed articles that have caught my attention lately. Naturally, some have higher credibility than others, but it is always fun to read articles like these!(Please click on the various titles to read the articles) Do you know of any good articles about Vikings / The Viking Age?  Please share in the comment section below! viking_necklace1

“Dig supports theory Viking women were first to use bras”

“Did the vikings have tattoos?” this one is in Danish, beware of google translation errors)

“Viking runestone found on medieval scholar’s farmland”

Viking Necklace Discovered in Glencurran Cave

“Viking Teeth offer insight into cultural status”

Viking Age Sites in Northern EuropeLoads of good stuff to read in PDF!

“Slaves as burial gifts in Viking Age Norway? Evidence from stable isotope and ancient DNA analyses”

~The Viking Queen

The Oseberg Ship ~Museum of Cultural History

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This mysterious rune inscription reads : “litet-vis maðr” ~ “mennesket vet lite”  
(The inscription is open to interpretation.)
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The items from the Oseberg burial mound are glorious to behold. Experts on the field are working hard with the ongoing problem of conserving them. <

And yes, I was constantly drooling as I strolled through the museum. I must admit that It was hard to inhibit the urge to touch the Oseberg ship and feel all the old energies close at hand. xD But as the well-mannered viking queen that I am, I managed to behave.

~Sól Geirsdóttir

Museum visit part two

Here is part two of my glorious museum visit! Behold! 
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museumdoorWith every viking item I passed, each cell in my earthly body screamed “pillage with pride!” The gods know that I wanted to.. But that my friends, would be an dishonorable act. Now, If you ever find yourself in Oslo – visit Kulturhistorisk Museum and behold all the glory there is to see!

Website of the museum:
http://www.khm.uio.no/

~ Sól Geirsdóttir

Museum visit part one

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I’ve spent some time visiting museums in Oslo lately. I was completely in awe because of these wood carvings that our ancestors have made. Unfortunately, these are from different stave churches (I am not a fan of christianity and how that religion was forced upon us..but that is a whole different story!) …Anyways, the carvings litterally had me drooling!

As you may expect, I took many more photos… Viking ships, viking bling and viking weapons to come!

By the way – my real name is Sól Geirsdóttir. I will use that from now on. Thank you so much for the nice comments that you guys have left lately. I truly appreciate it, and I will blog on a more frequent basis. This year has brought some new sparkly energy and I feel more vital and happy than ever.

~Sól Geirsdóttir

http://www.jelldragon.com/

I feel proud to present to you one of my favourite viking sites on the internet! *Tadaaaa*
http://www.jelldragon.com
I wish to recommend this site as it has a very comprehensive collection of Viking age reproductions. The Jelling Dragon has been up and running since 1997 and it is now one of the most popular Viking re-enactment websites in the world. This awesome business sells primarily to Viking and Early Medieval re-enactors ,and living history enthusiasts. Followers of the Old Norse Ways can also find their supplies here, and successfully breathe life into the ancient lifestyle, in this modern time and age.

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~More amazing things to behold at the website itself (!)

As you may well know, I have a LOT of bling in my hair, and these are among my personal fav beads!(OOooh sharing one of my personal style secrets)They can stay in for days if used on top of a rubber band on a well braided braid (both in hair and beard)

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The site even has its’ own section on Åsatru Pagan Supplies to help old souls with modern day revival of the Old Norse religion

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Let’s show Thor some love by wearing the mighty Hammer! All chains and thorshammers are 100% solid 925 sterling silver. You can create your own necklaces, or puchase chains and hammers separately. A must have for all heathen souls .


Looking for drinking horns? Here you can find hand made ones from cleaned and polished cow horns. They are supplied unlined and are safe to drink from. You wouldn’t want to risk your life while devouring “the drink of the gods”, now would you? 😉

Drinking horn terminals can also be purchased here. If you are a man or woman of strong will, you can order custom made drinking horns. I am pleased to see that they even offer to stample runes (elder futhark!!!) into the rims. Ah, the glory! 😀

Viking shoes / Norman shoesI often get asks in my inbox about where to buy viking shoes. Well, it seems that this site has it all. To see more costume pieces, crafts and accessories, please visit;

http://www.jelldragon.com

~Sól / The Viking Queen