Month: July 2017

Sörla þáttr eða Heðins saga ok Högna (“The Tale of Sörli, or of Heðin and Högni”)

Sörla þáttr eða Heðins saga ok Högna (“The Tale of Sörli, or of Heðin and Högni”) Fyrir austan Vanakvísl í Asía var kallat Asíaland eða Asíaheimr, en þat fólk var kallat Æsir, er þar byggðu, en höfuðborgina kölluðu þeir Ásgarð. Óðinn var þar nefndr konungr … Continue reading Sörla þáttr eða Heðins saga ok Högna (“The Tale of Sörli, or of Heðin and Högni”)

Hægtesse

Hægtesse One of the magic words for which there is no male form, suggesting its original meaning was close to “diviner, soothsayer,” which were always female in northern European paganism, and hægtesse seem at one time to have meant “woman of prophetic and oracular powers” … Continue reading Hægtesse