Category: Scandinavians

The Celtic Heritage in Iceland

It is an old dogma that Iceland became fully settled by Nordic people mostly from areas that later became Norway. The language and culture, all bore witness to that heritage. Icelanders were romanticized as the isolated guardians of Nordic heritage and culture, true full-blooded… Continue Reading “The Celtic Heritage in Iceland”

Uppruni Íslendinga

Þann 31. maí 2018 var haldin áhugaverður fundur í fyrirlestrarsal Íslenskrar erfðagreiningar um uppruna Íslendinga og nýjar erfðafræðirannsóknir á því málefni. Jafnframt kom út í tímaritinu Science ritstýrð grein mannfræðinganna Sunnu Ebenesarsdóttur og Agnars Helgasonar ásamt Kára Stefánssyni, forstjóra Íslenskrar erfðagreiningar. Meginniðurstaða fundarins var… Continue Reading “Uppruni Íslendinga”

Irish Vikings

An interesting article about the the Nordic/Viking presence and legacy in Ireland. Source: Irish Vikings

Ascending the steps of Hlíðskjálf

Medieval Icelandic literary sources often portray the god Óðinn as an ultimate sovereign. They describe him as the god of kings and great warriors, whom he would welcome into his hall, Valhöll after they died in battle. They also describe him as the actual… Continue Reading “Ascending the steps of Hlíðskjálf”

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