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and Construction Techniques of the Viking Age
A Permanent Storage/Living Space" by R.D. Wertz (Lady Sharra
of Starwood). Sacred Spaces: the Journal of the Known World Architectural
Guild No. 2 (Summer 1993). pp. 21-22. A small Norweigan storage building
project. (149kb PDF File Link)
- the Preservation and Re-Construction of Historic Wooden Buildings.
Includes an interesting project to complete reconstruction of a Viking
craftsman's house within the Ribe complex. Includes some plan sketches.
Hoo - The Sutton Hoo Society web site. It has been produced to give
you a brief introduction to the work of the Sutton Hoo Society and the
story behind the Anglo Saxon Royal Cemetery at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk
in the UK.
Bronze - This page deals with ancient metalcraft and research from
mainly an experimental approach. The page will provide texts, resources
and links related to the archaeology of ancient and early historic metalcrafts.
Shields - The 'Viking Shield' from Archaeology, Peter Beatson -
in the Viking Age - Link to the 'Viking Answer Lady' webpage, one
of the best online resources dealing with the Viking Age.
Viking Age Men's
(Viking Age Men's Upper Body Clothing)
Rus Masculine Dress (Clothing
Worn by Eastern Vikings and Traders into Russia)
Masculine Dress - Article by Peter Beatson - Nice article that
shows a reconstruction of a complete Rus man's costume, with individual
articles describing the various garments and the documentation for
Riding Coat - Documentation for a Birka (Rus) style coat by
Rollo Lackbeard. This is a skaramangion-type coat worn as an outer
Trousers (Viking Age Men's
Lower Body Garments)
Viking Age Women's
Apron Dress (The outermost
Viking Age woman's garment is variously called an apron-dress, hanggerrok,
traggerrok, pinafore, etc.)
Underdress (The garment
worn under the apron dress is variously referred to as a gown, underdress,
Greenland Gown (13th cent.) - These gowns are really more of
the European cotehardie, and are of course post Viking Age, but
since they're from Herjolfsness in Greenland people confuse them
with Viking garments.
Underdress Pattern - This one seems to be based on the dress
layer used in Finnish women's costume.
Cloaks by Lady Eowyn "Eo" Swiftlere
- A Complete
View of Dress and Habits of the People of England by Joseph Strutt
(published originally in London, England, in 1862)
& Mythological Figures
Latvian Paganism & Mythology - A good site to undertake comparitive
Ash Tree in Indo European Culture - Mankind Quarterly, Volume XXXII,
Number 4, Summer 1992, pp. 323-336.
- A closer look at the Nordic Myths. This creative Norwegian site (with
English section) is a good primer for folk just getting started into
Asatru. It's also great for the kids. Highly recommended.
- The underappreciated and misunderstood - a Paean in progress
Myths - A site dealing with the Norse Culture including the Nine
Worlds, Gods, Goddesses and other Wights, as well as our ancestral tales.
Hammer - Hammer in the North: Mjollnir in Medieval Scandinavia
Trees - General look at Sacred Trees in Mythology, but with relevance
= Odin? - by Karl Donaldsson (Copyright 2000 CE) - "Something
I've always thought of as interesting is that there are folks out there
who have never really made the connection that Santa Claus is Odin.
It took me a while to think of it myself, but when I started talking
to my brother about it, it began to make more and more sense."
U - Online courses in Asatru
Mythica - Comparitive Mythology Website
- The Germanic
Heritage Page - Covers Folklore & Mythology, History &
Culture, Teutonic Amusement, Language & Literature, Runelore,
and Heathen Religion.
Home Schooling - For those who wish to teach their children themselves
outside of the school system. Currently under construction - site
Winds - This site is devoted to the study of traditional Germanic
and Scandanavian culture and the modern Germanic religious revival.
Answer Lady - A very large site dealing with many aspects of the
Vikings. Recommended reading.
- The Witching
Hours - Analysis of Medieval laws and society in relation to witchcraft.
Old Norse Page - Many intersting tidbits
į Netinu - News from Morgunbladid Daily Newspaper in Reykjavik,
Iceland. Here you'll find 24*7 news coverage from Iceland on foreign
and domestic news alike, as well as some special features. A good
resource for those who wish to test their ability in Icelandic.
en Senna - Formal insulting in Old Norse literature - Written
and Old Norse translated by Selvårv Stigårð
Norse for Beginners - Ever wanted to be able to read, speak and
understand Old Norse, well, begin here.
Runestones - Good introductory site for those who wish to learn
the language forms that were commonly found upon Runestones.
Maps & Cartography
Modern Asatru Works
- Wrestling of the Vikings
- The Viking Game - Article by Sire Bohémond de Nicée
- The Strategic Boardgame of the Vikings
- a cross between rugby and hurley.
Tafl Website - The Raven Runatics Homepage
& Tablut Family - Games of the Tafl family are distinguished
by the unequal size of the opposing forces. The objective is usually
for the force of fewer numbers to take all the members of the larger
forces whose aim is generally to stop them doing so.
Insight - Directory service for Health, Religion, Spirituality &
- Religion and Spirituality Directory - A huge site organised not
only for Asatru, but also other belief systems with links to various
organisations, articles, as well as information onsite.
- Site with many details and information on the Northern Folkway, written
primarily by Ansuharijaz.
- Portal site, not just for Wicca, but also any Pagan/Heathen, includes
news, links, forums, etc.
Harrow - A massive site with poetry, artwork, treatises etc. Well
worth a visit.
Recels - An article by Swain Wodening on the making of various recels.
Traders - Local Australian (Sydney) manufacturer of all sorts
of items for the Re-enactor and Re-creator.
Wran - Wooden Weapons, Knives/Swords, Jewellery, Leatherwork,
Drinking/Hunting Horns - located Lismore NSW.
Treasure Chest - Various Jewellery and other related items - Ebay
Germanic Traditions - "Your online catalog of the best merchandise
for the Germanic heathen, magician, enthusiast and researcher. We
tailor to no specific market - ours is an eclectic mix of interesting
Germanic items. As such, we know no boundaries
and refuse to
be placed in any category."
- Asatru Books, Jewellery and Fantasy Jewellery
Horn Shoppe - US Supplier of Horns of all types.
the Grain - features hand carved wooden plaques, plates and other
Replicas - Sword, Hunting Knives, Daggers, Helmets, Armour, Jewelry
- Nordic Roots Music
Raven Press Online
Hill Designs - Rune Sets, Books, Talismans, Games, Rune Kits,
Wands and other special items all made from wood.
Bookhoard Online - Online bookstore of the Theod.
Press - Asatru Literature and other items.
Vikings Only - Various items with a Viking theme.
Camping & Fire
as Camping Stool
'Lund' Viking Stool by tephen Francis Wyley.
a Tusk Tenon for Knockdown Furniture" by Thomas Rettie (Master
Findlaech mac Alasdair). (111kb PDF File Link)
Tool Chest - Diagram and Plans by Darrell Markewitz - The Wareham
Bed (10th Century) by Charles Oakley - Being Based upon an Actual
Model Removed from the 10th Century Gokstad Ship. Furniture Plans
by Master Charles Oakley: The "Spiffing up Your Campsite"
Includes discussion and diagrams for reconstructing the four-post
style beds from the Gokstad Ship Find.
Beds" by Gary R.D. Walker (Master Gerekr fjársjándi
Rögnvaldsson) - Ravensgard Household Website - Brief discussion
with pictures of the evidence for Viking Age beds.
Bed by Darrell Markewitz - Diagram and Plans - The Wareham Forge
Website. - The Oseberg Find included a number of beds. In addition
to the best-known examples with the elaborate, carved head-posts,
there were simpler frame beds as well, and the simpler type bed is
being shown in these plans.
Sea Chest - Diagram and Plans by Darrell Markewitz - The Wareham
Forge Website. This chest appears as catalog item #161 in Roesdahl
and Wilson's From Viking to Crusader.
Viking Chest - by Stephen Francis Wyley - based on the Mästermyr
Norse Beds" by Gary R.D. Walker (Master Gerekr fjársjándi
Rögnvaldsson) - Ravensgard Household Website - Discussion of
reproductions and adaptations of Viking beds made by Master Gerekr,
Viking Bed" - by Marc Rubinstein (Lord Ælfric of Sarisberie)
- The Wright Bent (Vol. 1: No. 4) p. 8. - Extrapolated measurements
for the Oseberg bed. (1.02mb PDF File Link)
Viking Box Chair" by Marc Rubinstein (Lord Ælfric of
Sarisberie) - Sacred Spaces: the Journal of the Known World Architectural
Guild No. 3 (October 1993) pp. 10-11 - Based on the box chair in the
Oseberg burial, includes plans. (142kb PDF File
Table Based on the Sala Hytta Find by Stephen Francis Wyley
Church Chest - by Stephen Francis Wyley - Plans and Pictures of
Glue - A History of Fish Glue as an Artist's Material: Applications
in Paper and Parchment Artifacts
Vikings - Equipment Guide - A very good resource coming from the
folk at Viking Experience in the United Kingdom. For those interested
in period reconstruction of Viking garb, this is their basic kit guide.
Tentmaking - Anglo
Tentmaking - General
Pavilions and Tents
Tentmaking - Viking
Tentmaking - Yurts
Re-creation and Living History Organisations
Generic (Covers large
time periods and/or cultures)
Varangian Guard (Interaction between Byzantium and the Kievan
Rus in 969-1015)
(10th-11th century Viking invasions of the British Isles)
Specific to a god or goddess
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