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Information and excerpts from Northvegr™ books and articles
from the authors and friends of Northvegr dealing with Heithni, the Northern
A Brief Introduction
A short and concise introduction to Heithni for those
new to the the Northern Way.
The ethics of the North.
Wisdom inspired by and from the Icelandic Sagas. A
Virtues of the North
A short-list of the praiseworthy virtues that are dealt
with in more detail in Trúlög and Sögumál.
Bibliography of Recommended Reading
A detailed list of recommended reading with short commentary
and hyperlinks for purchase at Amazon.com and elsewhere.
Heithinn Date Calculator
Enter the day, month and year, and click on the button
and get the date converted automatically to a Heithinn date format!
Northern Way F.A.Q.
A Northern Way F.A.Q.
"A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic"
The first online .html and text file version of Zoëga's
dictionary of Old Icelandic (Old Norse).
The complete dictionary in indexed JPG graphic file format.
Sweet's Old Icelandic
The complete primer in GIF format graphic files, including
the glossary and texts.
Holy Language Lexicon
A lexicon of modern English words with Germanic
language (Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, etc.) origins.
Old English Lexicon
An Old English to English and English to Old English
The Old Icelandic Grammar
A cooperative project to get Rasmus Rask's Old Icelandic
Grammar transcribed into text files that will then be posted at this URL,
for all who are interested in learning Old Icelandic.
The Anglo-Saxon Project
With the growing interest in learning the elder tongues
and the void of learning material for Old English this project was born.
The main goals of the project is to bring a dictionary for Old English
online and to also bring a reader online as well.
The Gothic Project
The Gothic Grammar Project's goal is to transcribe Josephy
Wright's Gothic Grammar. The results of the project will be posted here
A collection of resources for those wishing to learn
old and modern Germanic languages such as Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Faroese
A project to expand on and improve Zoëga's Concise
Dictionary of Old Icelandic which will work to improve the dictionary
in a number of ways, including the compiling of an English to Old Icelandic
version of the dictionary.
The Northern European Studies Project
The success of the Northvegr web site has truly become the result of group effort. Through the generous donation of time, skills and materials, the Northvegr site has grown to be one of the best repositories of information for pre-Christian Northern European history, faith and culture. Our goals have always been to make this great resource freely available to anyone with an internet connection. You can count on Northvegr to continue with that mission in the future. Would you like to be a part of the team that makes this happen?
The best sourcebook for Ancient and Early Medieval Writers,
Texts and Other Sources Concerning the Germanic Peoples on the net.
Reviews of books and multimedia having to do with Northern
European Heithinn culture, history and religion.
Northern European Studies
Texts in PDF format
Texts from the Northern European Studies Texts sectin
in PDF format, free!.
Scandinavia Source Book
A Source book for study of the land of Scandinavia and
its indigenous peoples from a classical and medieval perspective using
a selection of Greek and Latin primary sources in English translation.
A large collection of maps dealing with Northern Europe
from ancient times to the Middle Ages.
Histories and Chronicles
One of the most Accurate Translations of the Poetic
Edda by Benjamin Thorpe
The Poetic Edda
The Bellows Translation edited by Ari Óðinssen
The Poetic Edda
The Oldest Translation of a major portion of the Poetic
Edda by A. S. Cottle.
Rasmus Anderson's Translation of portions of the Prose
The Prose Edda
A good translation of the Prose Edda, including Gylfaginning
and Skaldskaparmál translated by A. G. Brodeur
The Poetic Edda
English translations from selected lays from the Poetic
Edda of the F.G. Bergmann French translation.
Hávamál - Palm OS
The W. H. Auden and Taylor translation for Palm OS 3.0
or higher courtesy of TrajectoryLabs.com
A new translation and commentary of the contraversial
Eddic poem by Yves Kodratoff.
Life of King Alfred
A history of the Anglo-Saxon king, Alfred
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
A History of Anglo-Saxon England up to the
History of the Franks
An abridged translation of Gregory of Tour's
History of the Franks translated by Earnest Brehaut.
An epic saga history of the early kings of
The Origins and Deeds
of the Goths
Jordane's history of the Gothic tribes.
The Danish History Books
I-IX: Saxo Grammaticus
Saxo's history of the Danes
in English and Latin
The Roman historian Tacitus' account of
the early century Germanic tribes.
History of the Lombards
Paul the Deacon's history of the Lombard
(Langobard) tribe and nation.
One of the sources used by Paul the Deacon
for his History of the Lombards. In English and Latin.
Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars
Julias Caesar's commentaries that include some
material about Northern tribes.
History of England
A history with relevant Anglo-Saxon material.
Life of Charlemagne
Two texts on the life of Charlemagne, one by the Monk
of St. Gall and one by Einhard.
The Works of Gildas
Gildas Bandonicus, a British [i.e. Celtic] monk, lived
in the 6th century. In the 540s - in the most aggressive language -
he set out to denounce the wickedness of his times. He ended up being
the only substantial source which survives from the time of the Anglo-Saxon
conquest of Britain, and the best source before the much more impressive
work of the Venerable Bede [who completed his Ecclesiastical History
of the English People almost 200 years late in 731].
The Life of St.
A history of the life of the 7th century saint that
contains a good bit of material concerning the conversion practices
of Medieval Christianity.
The History of the Gotlanders (Gutasaga) dates to the
13th century, and survives in a manuscript c. 1350, Codex Holm. B 64
(Royal Library at Stockholm) along with the Gotland legal code, the
Gutalag. It was written in the Old Gutnish language, the Norse dialect
of the island.
The Great Northern Epic.
The story of Killer-Glum.
One of the greatest of the sagas, about
the great Skald and Rune-master, Egil Skallagrimsson.
The adventures of Grettir the Strong.
One of the major law sagas with much material
on Northern Law.
A saga of love unfulfilled.
The great Anglo-Saxon heroic epic of the
exploits of Beowulf. The movie "The 13th Warrior" was partially
based on this text.
A site with extensive information on the
great Anglo-Saxobn heroic epic including a new critical online edition
of the text by Benjamin Slade, art and much more.
One of the major sagas.
One of the greatest sagas that many scholars
believe was written by a woman, chronicling the lives of Aud the Deep-minded
and her descendants.
One of the great sagas about the life of
Njal and his kin.
Viking Tales of the North:
The Saga of Thorstein Viking's Son
The saga chronicling the live of Viking
and his son Thorstein
The Saga of Fridthjof the Bold
The saga of Fridthjof the Bold.
Tegnér's epic poem based on the Saga
of Fridthjof the Bold.
The Saga of Thrond of Gate
Also known as Færeyinga Saga, a saga
centered around the Faroes.
The great German heroic epic, related to
the Völsunga Saga.
An excellent clickable map of the major towns
which appear in the Nibelungenlied tale, at Kiyo's
Mythos and Poesy Archive.
A Collection of parts of various sagas translated
The Icelandic Sagas
A secondary source examining the Icelandic
Mythos and Poesy Archive >>>
Information on Thidrek's
Saga AKA Vilkina Saga and the Heroic cycle of Dietrich. Kiyo's
Link Page is aseptically of interest.
to the Proverbs and
Proverbial Materials in the Old Icelandic Sagas
A collection of wise sayings gathered from the Icelandic
The Saga of Hervor
and King Heidrek the Wise
A new translation of this saga, by Peter Tunstall. One
of the highlights of this intense saga includes a riddle contest.
The Saga of Gisli
The saga of the life and death of the great outlaw poet,
Gisli son of Sour.
Flatey Book (Flatey Book, Hauks Book and Vatican Manuscripts)
Translations of the Flatey Book and other
manuscripts which contain pieces of other sagas, including one of the
Icelandic Sagas Vol. 3
Includes the Orkneyinger Saga, otherwise
known as the Jarla Saga, which also includes some of the history of
the Scottish isles. Also included is a fragment from the lost Inga Saga.
Three Northern Love
Stories and Other Tales:
The Saga of Gunnlaug Worm-Tongue and
Raven the Skald
The saga of the sharp-witted Gunnlaug.
The Saga of Frithiof the Bold
Another translation of the saga of Frithiof
The Saga of Viglund the Fair
The name says it all.
The Saga of Hogni and Hedinn
One of the few sagas where the gods and goddesses
play a major role. Also known as Sorla Þáttr.
The Tale of Roi the Fool
An amusing Þáttr.
The Tale of Thorstein Staff-
The Pre-Columbian Discovery of
America by the Northmen
Various primary texts dealing with the discovery
of America in or around the year 1000 by the Northmen. Includes portions
of Landnamabók and various portions of sagas.
Old Heithinn Tales From the North
A collection of original translations of
the Fornaldar Sögur corpus of sagas and þáttr.
The Book of the Icelandic Settlements, written
by Ari the Learned is a Saga Age text that is a full record of the early
colonization of Iceland.
A fragment that was one of the sources for Thidrek's Saga. In parallel
Old German and English.
The Heroic Saga-Cycle
of Dietrich of Bern
A secondary source grouped here for convenience. This book deals
with the Germanic Heroic cycle of Dietrich, also known as Thidrek.
A Saga Timeline
A timeline of the major sagas.
Extension School Þattr Translations
A collection of Þattr (short stories) translations
which include, The Story of Asa's Gold Thord, The Ballad of Nornagest,
The Life and Death of Toki Tokason, Nornagests Rima, The Story of Nornagest,
The Story of Gisl Illugason, The Story of Thorstein and the Gift of
the Horses, Thorstein from the East Fjords and The Story of Thorstein
Hønsa-Thóris Saga is one of six
Borgarfjord sagas. The others are Egils Saga, Saga of Gisli Illugason,
Heidarviga Saga, Bjarnar Saga Hitdoelakappa, and Gunnlaugs Saga Ormstungu.
The Norse Discovery
of America (Includes the Saga of Erik the Red, the Saga of Thorfinn
Karlsefni and other tales.)
A detailed look at the sources material and proofs of
the Norse discover of America, a half a millennium before Columbus.
The Saga of King
Sverri of Norway
A later more Christianized form of saga that chronicles
the life and rule of Sverri Sigurdarson (1177-1202), son of King Sigurd
The Latin poem founded on German popular tradition, which relates the exploits of the west Gothic hero Walter of Aquitaine, written by the monk of St. Gall, Ekkehard. An original translation by Abram Ring.
Old Norse, Old English,
etc. Texts and Resources
Misc. Primary Sources
and Tales in Old Icelandic
A large collection of sagas and tales in the original Old
The Saxon version of the Bible in which Christ
appears as a warrior. In Old Saxon.
Poetic Edda in Old Icelandic
The Lays of the Poetic Edda in Old Icelandic.
The Prose Edda in Old Icelandic
Snorri's Edda in Old Icelandic.
Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon
The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry
In Old Icelandic
Graded Old Icelandic texts with accompanying
Latin to Old Saxon Dictionary
A Latin to Old Saxon Dictionary.
The Story of Gudrun in German.
English Made Easy >>>
A good site for learning Old English.
Anglo-Saxon Metrical Charms
A rare set of Northern charms used by the
Anglo-Saxon tribes. In English and Anglo-Saxon
and Second Merseburg Charms
Two Old High German Charms, one of
which mentions Baldr.
The in progress translation of the
An introduction and commentary on
Ingimund's Invasion by Gavin Chappell.
Misc. Lore Translations
Miscellaneous translations of Old
Norse texts by Ari Óðinssen.
Translations of various Old Norse Texts.
Song and Legend
From the Middle Ages
Ballads and Romantic Tales from the
Correctione Rusticorum >>>
Literally, "On the Correction
of the Rustic, a 6th century document written by Stain Martin for the
purpose of instructing the Suevian in proper Christian conduct and to
convert remaining Heathens.
The Rune Poems
The Anglo-Saxon, Old Icelandic, Old Norse
and Abecedarium Nordmannicum Rune poems.
A Faroese ballad made popular by Geurber
who based her story, "Skrimsli and the Peasant's Child" which
appeared in her book, "Myths of the Norsemen." Also included
are Kiyo's notes on the origins of the ballad.
Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer
A faroese ballad cycle
based on the Sigurd legend.
A 4th century text by St. Athanasius, the
"Father of Orthodoxy" of the Catholic church whose philosophy
was used to justify the killing of Heathens and was the backbone of
the philosophy that spawned the crusades and inquisitions.
Three different sources about Theoderic, king of the
Miscellaneous accounts of conversions.
Graphics files of the Omont Fragment, a 9th century
Anglo-Saxon medical text.
De Correctione Rusticorum
Literally, "On the Correction of the
Rustic," a 6th century document written by Saint Martin for the
purpose of instructing the Suevian in proper Christian conduct and how
to convert remaining Heathens. In Latin and English translation.
Folklore and Myth
Retellings and Poetry
examination of Teutonic and Norse Myth and Folklore.
Rydberg's Teutonic Mythology
Rydberg's examination of Norse Mythology.
The Home of the Eddic Lays
examination of the Eddic Lays.
The Elder Edda and Ancient Scandinavian Drama
examination of the Elder Edda. Transcription is still in progress.
Grimm's Household Tales
Over 200 of Grimm's
Famous Fairy Tales in bilinear English and German.
A collection of Folktales
by the Thuringian Poet, Rudolph Baumbach.
Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Tales by the well known author.
The Grimm's Teutonic
Mythology Translation Project
Find out how to join the
A web site with many primary and secondary sources including
English translations of folklore and ballads from the Faeroes.. This
site is maintained by the Faeroese Post Office, a beautiful stamp sheet
is being issued this year with illustrations from Völuspá.
Highly recommended site.
the Study of Othin Especially in His Relation to Agricultural Practices
in Modern Popular Lore
A fascinating book by the eminent scholar, Jan De Vries,
detailing Othinn's connection to folklore traditions concerning the
Loke In Younger
An interesting article by the great Norse scholar, Axel
Olrik, about alfr-like creatures called Lokke and traditions concerning
them throughout Scandinavia.
Early Life of the
An short history of the Pennsylvania Germans, including
derivations of family names.
Folklore of the
Folklore of the Pennsylvania Germans from the Journal
of American Folk-Lore.
Written by a Pennsylvania Dutch healer in the 1820s,
this book is a rambling collection of rural home remedies and folk invocations.
Pow-wow is a unique creole of Christian theology and a shamanistic belief
system. It is still practiced in some rural areas of Pennsylvania. In
spite of the name, it is not of Native American derivation. It is believed
to have been brought over to America by German immigrants who practiced
of Witchcraft In America
A book on the Hex and Pow-wow folk-tradition of the
Popular Tales From
A collection of Norse folk tales translated by Sir
George Webbe Dasent. This edition includes the extensive introduction
by Dasent which is absent in many editions of this book.
of the Olden Time: The Story of Siegfried
A retelling of the story of Siegfried.
A retelling of the Wayland-Dietrich sagas.
A legendary history that illustrates the true culture
of the Norse.
The Norse King's Bridal
Translations of Ballads from the Old Norse and Danish.
A late romantic retelling of the story of Baldr.
Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Selected Poems of a Heithinn flavor from Longfellow.
The Legendary History of the Anglo-Saxon People, from
the Coming of the Sheaf-Child to the Settlement of England; a reconstruction
by Gavin Chappell.
|General Scholarly Texts |
Saga Book of the Viking Society Vols. 7 and 8 |
Various articles from the Viking Society.
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History >>>
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History is a private research institute under the auspices of the Foundation for Åbo Akademi University. The aim of the Institute is to promote research in religious and cultural history. The Institute covers a wide range of religions, Heithni being one among them. The web site is currently under construction.
Cult of Othin
Chadwick's examination of the worship of
The Religion of the Northmen
A general survey of the pre-Christian Norse
The Religion Of Ancient Scandinavia
Another general survey of the pre-Christian
Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum
A short piece translated from the Latin of
Adam of Bremen outlining some of the religious Practices of the pre-Christian
History of the Vikings
T. D Kendrick's History of the Vikings. This is the
full text with 28 illustrations and 28 maps.
and migration of the Frisians
A concise overview of the history of the Frisians. The
site also includes a good overview of Frisian Heathenism.
The Culture of
Grönbech's treatment of the Northern pre-Christian
world-view and ethic. Highly recommended for those who wish to lived
the Heithinn way or those interested in learning what the real culture
of the North was like before the coming of Christianity.
On Heroes, Hero-Worship,
and the Heroic In History
A series of six lectures on the Heroic tradition in
various cultures and time periods, by Thomas Carlyle.
The Early Kings of
A brief look at the kings of Norway from Harald Harfagr
to Hakon the Old, by Thomas Carlyle.
Honor in German Literature
When reading about Heithinn culture and tradition a lot of talk about honor will be encountered. Just what does the concept of honor really mean within Heithinn culture? Find out when you read George Fenwick Jones' Honor
in German Literature.
Commentary to the
Germanic Laws and Mediaeval Documents
A commentary on various aspects of Germanic law.
Essays on Germanic Law and other subjects.
The Laws of the Westgoths
A short document detailing laws of the Swedes translated from
the Old Swedish. A primary source but grouped here for convenience.
Frisian Law Code >>>
The Law Code of the Frisians. A primary source but grouped
here for convenience.
Visigothic Code >>>
The Law codes of the Visigoths.
A primary source but grouped here for convenience.
Avalon Project >>>
An excellent collection of pre-18th century law documents.
The Anglo-Saxon Dooms
Anglo-Saxon law from the 6th century to the 10th century. A primary source but grouped here for convenience.
Law Texts on the Internet Medieval Sourcebook >>>
A large collection of law documents from a large area and time period.
The Law of the Salian Franks
The law codes of the Salian Franks from around the 7th century. A primary source but grouped here for convenience.
Misc. Law Texts
A group of texts dealing with laws on various subjects. A primary source but grouped here for convenience.
Indo-European and General
The original text of Bibliografía Ibérica in
The English translation of Bibliografía Ibérica.
An examination of snake cults from around the world.
A Short History of the Inquisition
A history of one of the most infamous institutions to ever
come out of the Catholic Church.
The Magical Ritual of the Sanctum
A translation of a late medieval magical document.
A world wide history of the Swastika from by Thomas Wilson,
former curator, Department of Prehistoric Anthropology, U.S. National Museum.
Great Finnish Epic.
The Ancient Religion of the Finns >>>
An article on the Finnish Heathen tradition by the well respected scholar Professor Juha Pentikäinen.
Light To Darkness Myths >>>
A collection of lore from the Tjatsi site. Included are two Finnish tales; "Sampo" and "The Singing Match."
Early Germanic Studies
The Roman and the Teuton
A series of lectures by Charles Kingsley.
An examination of the Gothic nation by Alexander M. Rackus.
The Invasion of Europe By the Barbarians
Bury's well regarded history covering roughly the two centuries
of transition from Roman to Mediaeval Europe, A.D. 375-575.
Eric Anctil's Site >>>
Eric's site contains some very interesting articles from his university studies at McGill University where his specialty is on the philological study of the Hyperboreans, Thule, and Scandinavia during antiquity from the ancient Mediterranean perspective. To that end, Eric instigated an online source book project entitled Roman Scandinavia: primary sources.
around the North Sea and on the Continent AD 150-700 >>>
An online book
on the Runes.
The Rune Poems
The Anglo-Saxon, Old Icelandic, Old Norse and Abecedarium
Nordmannicum Rune poems. A primary source grouped here for convenience.
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