Frimurerne I Vikingtiden

A couple of months ago there was a tiny stir in the ‘social world’ about a Norwegian book about “Freemasonry In Viking Times” by the...

Bronze age apron?

An image I stole from the website of the Ullensaker museum. The image is a bronze age figure wearing what looks like an apron with runes....

World pillar with a net

Thereafter they voyaged till they found a great silvern column. It had four sides, and the width of each of these sides was two oar-strokes...

Yeavering

Farwerck draws comparisons between the “oblong square” form of a lodgeroom and remains of temples in Iceland. There was also such a temple in a...

Öndvegissúlur

Öndvegissúlur, or high-seat pillars, were a pair of wooden poles placed on each side of the high-seat—the place where the head of household would have...

Old Saxon texts

In Utrecht, the Netherlands, a text was found from the time of the Christianisation of these parts, the end of the 8th century. It has...

Comacine masters

According to Wikipedia “The Comacine masters (magistri comacini) were early medieval Lombard stonemasons working in a region of excellent building stone who gave to Lombardy...

Culwch and Olwen

Culhwch’s father, King Cilydd son of Celyddon, loses his wife Goleuddydd after a difficult childbirth. When he remarries, the young Culhwch rejects his stepmother’s attempt...

Lex Frisionum

De Honore templorum Qui fanum effregerit, et ibi aliquid de sacris tulerit, ducitur ad mare, et in sabulo, quod accessus maris operire solte, finduntur aures...

A sort of timeline

Saying something about the religious history of Northwestern Europe, we can pick the first century as starting point. It is from then on that the...