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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 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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Norse Mythology 101: Backdrop and Players

A visual overview of Norse mythology, its cosmology and main deities.