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The Valkyrie Archetype

The primal desire to fight when facing danger is something wired deep within our brains. We call it the fight-or-flight reaction, and you and I and everyone around us is likely here today because of it.   The word Valkyjur (f. Plural) or Valkyries is an ancient one. Not surprising since Old Norse and Old English… Continue reading The Valkyrie Archetype

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Norse Gods

Here are ten details you might not know about the Norse gods. Sources: the Poetic and Prose Eddas and Dr Jackson Crawford. 10. Loki is the transgender son of the giantess Laufey. 9. Odin is an anxiety ridden figure obsessed with the impossible task of avoiding his doom at Ragnarok. 8. Balder is murdered by… Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Norse Gods

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vikings

Here are 10 shocking and riveting things about Viking culture.      To Go Down the Family Rock When a relative dies, you say, he or she has gone over the cliff or down the family rock. This odd saying refers to a macabre tradition where family members (often times elderlies) willfully commit suicide by jumping off… Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vikings

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The Great Northern Atlantic Crossing Part III

May 21nd to June 14th, 2016: The Crossing from Greenland to Canada.