Frigg is the goddess of marriage, motherhood, and wisdom in Norse mythology. She is the wife of Odin, the All-Father, and the mother of Baldur, the god of light and joy. Frigg is also the queen of Asgard, the realm of the gods, and has the power to see the future, although she rarely reveals what she knows. Frigg is often associated with weaving, as she spins the clouds and the threads of fate. She is also a patron of love, fertility, and domestic arts. Frigg is revered by many as the All-Mother, a compassionate and protective figure who cares for her family and her people.
Norse life what does it mean for the United States?
The Norse people were a group of North Germanic speakers who lived in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th century CE. They were also known as Vikings, which means "pirates" or "raiders" in Old Norse, because they often attacked and colonized other lands. The Norse had a complex and rich culture, with a pagan and polytheistic religion, a social hierarchy, a legal system, and various forms of art and literature. The Norse were descendants of the Indo-European peoples who migrated to Scandinavia around the 3rd millennium BCE, bringing with them horses, agriculture, cattle, and wheel technology. The Norse language evolved from the Proto-Norse language, which was influenced by other languages such as Celtic, Latin, and Old English. The Norse language is the ancestor of the modern Scandinavian languages of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese.
The answer to this question depends on how one defines a Norseman. According to some sources, a Norseman is a person who speaks or spoke the Old Norse language, which belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages and is the predecessor of the modern Scandinavian languages. By this definition, a person who learns Old Norse or a modern Scandinavian language could be considered a Norseman, regardless of their ethnicity or origin.
However, according to other sources, a Norseman is a person who belongs to the ancient or medieval Scandinavian culture, especially the Vikings. By this definition, a person who adopts the customs, beliefs, and practices of the Norse people could be considered a Norseman, but they would also need to have some ancestral or historical connection to Scandinavia. This definition is more restrictive and exclusive than the linguistic one.
Therefore, whether just any person can be a Norseman if they wished depends on which aspect of Norse identity they value more: language or culture. There is no definitive or objective answer to this question, as different people may have different opinions and criteria for what makes someone a Norseman.
Being the Boat man they were made a name for them selves on the open sea and on dry land. folks that name was Viking
ladies and gentlemen our yearly dates we feel we should show you.
a lot of it is the Celtic & Norse people have joined up with the wiccan people.
in enjoying a lot of our lives as Americans and other people around the world since the Christian invasion. We as mixed breed American folks understand there is multiple Gods and Goddesses & if we need to learn about them in the long way around we will. "We will find out the fact behind our people and the history of our Gods and Goddesses."
We want to know our facts came from our people, instead of someone who does not live where we Live. We as a pagan community do not want to live in the dark about our own people. what is good enough for my father it is good enough for me. I believe in my ancestors because with out them there would be no me, & they made it this far. Why not give them a chance to teach me what they need me to know. I can tell you that my elders were tainted by Christianity but our fore fathers before them from the old country knew where it and what was truly happening. let the ancestors live again through you and the gods they truly served before Christians.
Loki, the trickster god of Norse mythology, had many children with different partners. Some of his children were monstrous and destined to bring about the end of the world. Loki and his wife Sigyn had two sons, Narfi and Vali, who were later killed by the gods as punishment for Loki's crimes. Loki and the giantess Angrboda had three children: Jormungandr, the World Serpent who encircled Midgard; Hel, the goddess of death who ruled over the underworld; and Fenrir, the gigantic wolf who would devour Odin at Ragnarok. Loki also had a child with the horse Svadilfari, who was a stallion. Loki transformed into a mare and gave birth to Sleipnir, an eight-legged horse who became Odin's steed.
The Hávamál is an Old Norse poem that consists of various verses attributed to Odin, the High One. It is part of the Poetic Edda, a collection of ancient poems that preserve the mythology and wisdom of the Norse people. The Hávamál covers topics such as ethics, love, magic, and runes, and is considered a valuable source of Old Norse philosophy.
How does it make you feel when you read this saga
The term All Father means a supreme god or creator in some mythologies, especially those of the Norse and Germanic peoples. The most well-known example of an All Father is Odin, the chief deity of the Norse pantheon, who is associated with wisdom, war, poetry, magic, and death. Odin is often depicted as a one-eyed wanderer who sacrifices himself for knowledge and seeks the secrets of the cosmos.
The old country by the thought of a Norsemen is a term that refers to the lands of Scandinavia and Iceland, where the ancient Norse culture and religion flourished. The old country was the home of the Vikings, who explored, traded, raided and settled across Europe and beyond from the 8th to the 11th centuries. The old country was also the source of the sagas, the epic stories of heroes, gods and monsters that shaped the Norse worldview. The old country by the thought of a Norsemen is a legacy that still inspires many people today, who admire the courage, skill and artistry of the Norse people.
We do not have a lot that has not been uncorrupted by English & Christian hand, But we can learn with the purity of heart and soul through our faith and energy the things we can do and see will show us our ancestry. We will read every book we can and do the magick we were supposed to do. pure blood, half breed, shoot today they have even excepted people who just want to believe, that have no blood link at all to our people. In todays thought we are called neo-pagan, (neo-Norseman)
To me being a Norseman is not just a religious experience, It should be in the blood line some where. I will say if you are not of our blood than I commend you for trying to be a noble as English peasant did with knights of the round table. Each culture has their own magic if you think about it the Norse has the Gothi, American Indian has their medicine man, Celtic people have druids, you also have Africans that have witch doctors... shall I go on... Where are you from? If you are a half breed of any sort we honor your blood line here and we we will help you with all you magick Norse, & Celtic, or what ever else is in you. The magick you have belongs to you, like a fingerprint now when you learn you will grow. I have people who are of Norse blood who follows the Hindu faith as well because they believe that their Gods are of equal quality to the Norse Gods. They actually feel it is as close to the truth of our Norse gods as we can get. That is in their personal faith.
A lot of followers of the Norse people in America read the Prose Edda, Poetic Edda, & the Havamal. We will keep the studies going to keep you enlightened as we learn you can learn what we know. We do not want to be lead around by other cultures for we are an honorable people, and do not need guidance from outsiders. Until we find other writing from our people that can be translated this is what we have. We will only tell you the truth as we know it. If we find it to be anything else than we shall fix it. I do not want to mess up my grandchildren for a false belief system.
Like all great spiritual leaders we wish could go back in time or into the future to guide you and protect you. Your Norse ways can be nurtured the way they ere meant to be.
just repeat after me three fold then let what you read take it in and behold
Through the vails of death and life
we need to trust the family roots that you have husband and wife.
Enchanted day and blessed nights
all the Norse wisdoms shall come to us and and be all right.
so mote it be. so mote it be. so mote it be.
I have been told that a lot of the American Norsemen follow the wiccan way. This is a good thing because I married an American Wiccan so that I may remember what the pagan path is about as I look up my roots and enjoy my ancestors paths in life before the Christian came to our shores.
The one thing I will always tell you is that the one thing you need to do is confirm everything (confirmation is key to EVERYTHING!). This is how we see the truth through the words that put a tint upon our belief systems.
My current family follows this code until we can find one to be true. Family first, loyalty with love, Death with honor. We in our family knows this covers all of the nine nobles and then some. We as American Norsemen will try to find all of the truth of our ancestors and then tell the world what we learned.
There are a couple of things we know for sure and I can tell you that we are known for being fisherman and farmers are noted for tails of the seas and the superstition of the mountains as they spend little time around a lot of people and stories are spread far and wide their for belief has begun. I hope to be proven wrong over periods of time. I enjoy the fanciful looming tails of the bards about the gods, gnomes and giants. To think it to be real in any form will be great for us. Please help us learn and believe.
Tyr is one of the most important gods in Norse mythology, associated with law, justice, honor and war. He is the son of Odin, the chief of the gods, and a giantess named Fjorgyn. Tyr is best known for his sacrifice of his right hand to the monstrous wolf Fenrir, who was prophesied to devour Odin at Ragnarok, the end of the world. Tyr agreed to place his hand in Fenrir's mouth as a sign of good faith while the other gods bound the wolf with a magical chain. When Fenrir realized he had been tricked, he bit off Tyr's hand, but could not free himself from the chain. Tyr's courage and loyalty earned him great respect among the gods and men, and he was considered the bravest and most righteous of the Aesir, the tribe of gods to which he belonged. Tyr was also a skilled warrior and a master of runes, the ancient symbols of magic and wisdom. He wielded a sword named Tyrfing, which was forged by dwarves and could cut through anything. Tyr was often invoked by warriors and rulers who sought victory, justice and peace.
One of the most prominent healers among the Norse gods was **Eir**, who was associated with medical skill, healing herbs, and midwifery. She was sometimes considered an Aesir goddess, sometimes a Valkyrie, and sometimes a handmaid of the giantess Menglöð, who ruled over the hill of healing called Lyfjaberg. Eir was revered by women who sought her help in childbirth and other ailments, and she was also invoked by warriors who needed her healing powers on the battlefield. According to some sources, Eir may have been related to the Greek goddess Hygieia, who was also a goddess of health and medicine.