New menu added – runes

Today i added a new menu tab on the website , info about the runes .

The most well known and used part of our faith .

Used for almost anything , from movies and games to furniture and clothing .

They still mark alot of the landscape as of today and still remain a mystery for most modern people

In the coming days i will add the runes sets pages links in the text also , see this page as the intro and general information about the rune sets .

I tried to cover as mutch as possible on the subject as i can and know, but like you should know , the runes are not an easy subject at all . So these pages will get bigger and even more evolved then what its now to start with . But its a subject i get alot of questions and mails for so i wanted to add this as a starter . The study of the runes can keep you busy a lifetime and still feel like you know nothing .

By all means i am not stating that i am a rune master or expert . Just my humble opnion and views on the matter , i added links and sources where i could .

It goes from the beginning – where we got them from – to use and abuse troughout history .

I know that this is a controversial part – the abuse – but we got to be honest about it so people who would like to learn about the runes and there usage should know not all people used these like we do and tryd to give them another meaning . Its just a matter of time when you learn or search upon the runes you will encounter these darker meanings .

And like with anything on the website , if you should see an error or not agree with something . Send me a message on the well known mail .

I hope you enjoy the pages and the ride .

The Ballad of Vafþrúðnismál

In Norse mythology, Vafþrúðnismál (Vafþrúðnir’s sayings) is the third poem in the Poetic Edda. It is a conversation in verse form conducted initially between the Æsir Odin and Frigg, and subsequently between Odin and the giant Vafþrúðnir. The poem goes into detail about the Norse cosmogony and was evidently used extensively as a source document by Snorri Sturluson in the construction of the Prose Edda who quotes it. The poem is preserved in Codex Regius and partially in AM 748 I 4to. There are preservation problems relating to stanzas 40-41.

The lay commences with Odin asking advice and directions of Frigg as to whether it would be wise to seek out the hall of Vafþrúðnir. Frigg counsels against this course of action, saying that Vafþrúðnir is an extremely powerful giant, the most powerful one she knows. Nevertheless Odin continues with his quest.

On arriving at Vafþrúðnir’s hall, Odin seeks to obtain Vafþrúðnir’s wisdom through the classic mechanism of a wisdom contest. Vafþrúðnir’s response is to accept the wanderer in his hall and only allow him to leave alive if Odin proves to be wiser. Odin, a master of dissimulation, attempts to pass himself off as Gagnráðr (trans. “victory”), and beseeches the traditional hospitality which should be afforded to wayfarers. Vafþrúðnir, wrong-footed, invites him in and to seat himself. A game of riddling then ensues between the pair.