Patreon has become one of my favorite places on the internet. It is a wonderful place to gather with like minded people who share a common interest. In my case that means Norse Mythology, Viking Art, and of course books! If you like those things also take a look at the Fateful Signs Patreon Community.Read More
I’ve started a video series for you about the Norse Mythology book, “The Illustrated Hávamál,” where you can learn about all the different ink drawings for the book. You can discover my thoughts on each verse and how I used ink blobs to find the drawings. If you’re interested in Norse Mythology, love Viking art, or have an interest in ancient Viking poetry these are the videos for you!Read More
“The Illustrated Havamal” is a real book! I can hold it in my hands, and all the pre-order copies have been mailed out! I’ve made the book available in my store.
WHAT IS THE HAVAMAL?
“The Hávamál” is a collection of ancient Norse wisdom, thought to have been written down in about 1270 CE. The title, Hávamál, translates as “Sayings of Har.” Har is the High One, another name for Odin, hence the ancient text means “Sayings of the High One.” These sayings are a collection of poetry, offering insights and wisdom to help one lead an honorable life.
With the Christianization of the North, scholars took it upon themselves to preserve their ancient culture by writing down these verses. The greatest collection of preserved poetry is “The Poetic Edda,” one section of which is “The Hávamál.”Read More