spookylittlepickle:

Hordron Edge Stone Circle, East of Ashopton, Derbyshire

The stone circle is associated with fairy lights. Although it is also known as the ‘Seven Stones of Hordron’ there are in fact 11 stones here plus another three that were discovered below the peat during investigations in 1992 - gaps between the stones would suggest that there were originally several more. Unlike many Derbyshire circles the stones are not set into a bank but instead form a freestanding ring of between 15-16 metres with heights ranging from about half a metre to the largest one metre tall stone to the southwest.

This stone known as the Fairy Stone is believed to have been venerated in the past as a fairy abode.

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mapsontheweb:

60% of the population of Iceland lives here

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ancientart:

The Callanish Stones, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 

The construction of this site is thought to have taken place between 2900 and 2600 B.C.E.

In one of the most remote corners of Britain stands one of the country’s most impressive megalithic monuments.

[…] The site, dating to the third millennium B.C.E., consists of a ring of tall menhirs -the ring is 13 meters across and the stones vary from 3 meters to 4 meters in height- surrounding a small, chambered tomb. 

[…] it has been suggested that the standing stones of Callanish and the various smaller megalithic monuments in the surrounding area incorporated numerous alignments upon prominent horizon features and extreme lunar rising and setting positions. The Callanish stones, it was proposed, stood at the heart of a complex that encapsulated a variety of relationships between built monuments, prominent natural features in the landscape, and the motions of the moon.

The general idea is not implausible: indigenous societies commonly organize sacred space to reflect cosmic relationships perceived in the wider visual setting, and the visible environment included the sky. But in the absence of corroborating evidence, it is almost impossible to argue convincingly for any particular scheme. We have no way of knowing which relationships actually were perceived as significant in the past, and any choice that we make is ultimately subjective. Whether the Callanish stones really represent a temple whose significance related to the moon appearing in a special way in every nineteenth year remains an open question.

This segment is from Clive L. N. Ruggles’s Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth. Clive Ruggles is Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, UK.

Photos courtesy & taken by Grégory Tonon.

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wotanklan:

Sigurdr (2013)

A little 3D animated short movie on the death of a Viking warrior.

luxinterna:

Lux Interna’s newest album, ‘there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun,’ with exclusive artwork by David V. D’Andrea, will be released on May 11, 2013 as both luxury edition double LP with etched D-Side and CD on Pesanta Urfolk Records! Stay tuned for more details!

wotanklan:

Just a little heads up here:

Three days and three evenings of music located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest Desolation Wilderness: September 20–22 2013

Read more at: www.ancestralfires.org

neviria:

Viking’s history

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Day of Remembrance for Erik the Red

heathentemple:

Praise the stalwart founder of Greenland, and father of Leif, the founder of Vinland. Erik remained loyal to Thor even when his wife left the Gods and refused to sleep with her Heathen husband. Pause in memory of Erik today; drink a toast to his honor. No doubt he gets enough warmth in Har’s Hall to make up for his wife’s coldness.

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paganroots:

Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland by Dani℮l

Heathen Temple: Day of Remembrance for Radbod

heathentemple:

On this date we honor Radbod a king of Frisia what was an early target kristjan missionaries. Just before his baptism ceremony, he asked the clergy what fate his befallen ancestors who died loyal to the Sidr. The missionaries replied that Radbod’s Heathen ancestors were burning in Hell-to…