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Embroidery from the tenth century Viking grave at Mammen Denmark

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The Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru

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Raging Wotan rides to the rock. Arthur Rackham The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie

Wotan chases after Brünnhilde (Arthur Rackham, 1910). Featured on: GRAVELAND - Raise Your Sword!

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Anchor - Anchors were usually made from stone lashed into a wooden frame (left). The anchor shown (from Denmark) is made entirely of iron and is about 1.5m (5ft) in the long dimension. Some of the more elaborate anchors that have been found use an iron bound wooden shank and have iron rings to accommodate the cable.

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In Scandinavia, the term 'folklore' is not often used in academic circles; instead terms such as Folketro (folk belief; older Almuetro) or Folkesagn (folktales) have been coined. In common speech, it is simply referred to as den Gamle Tro (the old belief), or perhaps sæd skik og brug (customs, the way). It evolved from Norse paganism, and it is in technical terms labelled low-mythology, while the Norse mythology is called high-mythology. High-mythology builds on low-mythology in its parts.

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OP: "I hear this as a chant..." Traditionally, the thunder is said to be Thor's hammer, striking his anvil and the lightning is the sparks from his anvil. (I use lightning to represent Thor here, too.) However, my great-grandfather taught my mother that "The thunder is Thor's hammer and the lightning is Odin's spear." She used to listen to the thunder and absorb the energy she felt from the storm. She lived to be 93. I guess something worked....

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