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    Well-wishes, jewellery

    I had a chance to browse through some books on a bus trip, and I found a few lines lines in Grógaldr, where Svipdagr wakes her mother, a dead völva, to make protective spells as he is setting out to a dangerous journey. In the ninth spell: I like! I also found another version of it: Mimir's...
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    Finnish mythology

    There's an english translation by Keith Bosley, is it incomplete? http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-kanteletar-keith-bosley/1112371297?ean=9780192828620 Bosley's english translation of Kalevala is in my humble opinion by far the best I've seen, in maintaining the style and rhythm of the...
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    Well-wishes, jewellery

    Thank you, much appreciated! I really like the article on vikingrune.com - I tried to find examples of runic inscriptions on viking era jewellery, but could not find any examples - although these "bracteates" appear to pre-date viking era. I'm aiming for some historic authenticity and...
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    Well-wishes, jewellery

    Hi all, new member here, I joined to look for help finding a suitable "wish-you-well" to put on a piece of jewellery; I'm making a silver pendant as a gift to a friend who has a nerdy nerve for vikings and Norse mythology. The plan (so far) is to have on the front side an adaptation of the...
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