Lønnruner or Cipher Runes: The Secret Runic Alphabet
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Lønnruner or Cipher Runes: The Secret Runic Alphabet

Lønnruner means “secret runes” in Norwegian. It was a way to encode runic messages (another method would be to create bind runes) and most likely, as runologist Jonas Nordby suggests, they were used to hide a message, as a game or as a way of making the process of learning the runes a bit more…

5 reasons to visit Newgrange, Ireland
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5 reasons to visit Newgrange, Ireland

Newgrange is the best-known Neolithic passage tomb in Ireland and its 5,000-year-old walls hide many secrets and legends, most of them still unknown and forgotten with the passing of time. This tomb is located in the Boyne Valley (County Meath) and consists of around 200,000 tonnes of rock, with a width of around 85 metres….

Rune Magic 101: What are and How to Make Bind Runes
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Rune Magic 101: What are and How to Make Bind Runes

Those who are starting their path in Rune Magic usually feel a bit lost when it comes to Bind Runes and how to make them. Keep reading and learn how to make your own personal amulets and sigils with these simple yet powerful tools! What are Bind Runes? Bind Runes are one of the two…

Norse Mythology Books for Kids: 7 Recommendations for Little Vikings
Pagan Home & Lifestyle

Norse Mythology Books for Kids: 7 Recommendations for Little Vikings

Do you have a little Viking in your family? Maybe you simply would like to introduce Norse Mythology to the little ones in your home. Luckily, nowadays there are books for everything you can imagine and there is no shortage of beautifully illustrated Norse mythology books for kids that will capture their attention and make…

Gifts for Witches that follow the Norse Pagan Path
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Gifts for Witches that follow the Norse Pagan Path

If you search “gifts for witches”, you will get millions of results in a second and, while I can see them as a great guide for beginners, most of these lists fail in this one thing: they are tremendously generic, forgetting that there are many different paths within witchcraft and paganism. This gift guide has…

Aegishjalmur vs Vegvisir: what’s the difference?
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Aegishjalmur vs Vegvisir: what’s the difference?

If you are starting your journey into Paganism and Viking History, I’m sure you have stumbled upon these two famous Norse symbols: the Aegishjalmur and the Vegvisir (and if you haven’t, don’t worry… keep reading and discover what they are all about!). But… where do they come from and what do they mean? Origins of…

The Norse Wheel of the Year
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The Norse Wheel of the Year

Have you ever asked yourself if there is anything such as “the Norse wheel of the year”? or what the Viking calendar looked like? Unlike our modern Gregorian calendar, the year was divided into two seasons only: Summer and Winter. Although the Sun had a pretty important role in their lives, Vikings used the moon phases to keep track of time…

Lockdown Survival Guide for Pagans
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Lockdown Survival Guide for Pagans

Coronavirus is the word in everyone’s mind at the moment, sliding into every conversation and news outlets… But it has never been simpler to make a difference in this situation: we can help tremendously just by staying at home. But being in lockdown 24/7 is easier said than done in the frantic world we live…

COVID-19 Updates: Yule / Christmas Deadlines
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COVID-19 Updates: Yule / Christmas Deadlines

Due to the current situation, the post will be extra busy before the Christmas period, so please make sure you order your gifts as soon as possible! Here are the deadlines to make sure you receive everything on time: Ireland: December 11th Europe: December 4th United States & Canada: November 28th Australia & New Zealand:…

Elder Futhark Runes Cheat Sheet
Elder Futhark Runes

Elder Futhark Runes Cheat Sheet

Whether you are an expert or you are just starting your journey of learning and understanding the elder futhark alphabet, it’s always helpful to have a guide on hand, so I decided to create a little cheat sheet for you (click here to download it!), including each Norse rune’s name, the translation of the runes…