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Links last checked and updated 13 August 2003.

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Midgard's Web -
Midgard's Web was founded in 1999, by a group of friends seeking to foster contact within the Northern world, and to support all those with an interest in the Northern ancestral faiths. It's goals are to foster a webwork of contacts for Northfolk and other folk and to establish an Allthing where all Northfolk can come to settle their disputes.

Primitive Archer -
A magazine and community dedicated solely to the field of primitive archery. Each issue is packed with practical how-to’s, vital hunting tips, exciting stories, and related ways to maximize your primitive experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bowyer, Primitive Archer will be the most important “arrow” in your quiver of archer information.

Gimle - Gimle is an informal network or a community between individuals as well as "blotlag" for followers of the old Nordic way in the Scandinavian countries. It is not formally connected to any particular organization such as Sverige Asatrosamfund or Samfälligheten för Nordisk sed in Sweden or Forn Sidr in Denmark or Foreningen Forn Sed in Norway. Its free for everyone or every blotlag to join with a serious interest in forn sed (the nordic way). (Swedish Language)

Rune-Net - An international network for students of the Runes. The organizer of Rune-Net, Sweyn and other members offer materials and books (See our reviews of Sweyn's books, True Helm and the Rune-Net Runic Primer in the Northern Star Reviews) that stand out from other organizations and books in that they offer materials solidly based in the lore and culture of Northern Europe; free of modern occult and New Age practices that seem to plague other organizations and "popular" books on runes.

Hurstwic - Hurstwic was a living history society in New England founded to study and to accurately re-create the life of the people living in northern Europe during the Viking Age. Hurstwic has been disbanded. However, some of the individuals involved in Hurstwic continue their study of life as it was lived a thousand years ago in Norse lands and continue Hurstwic's original mission: to accurately re-create history as we know it and to learn about the Viking era through "hands-on" experiences.

Expedition Vittefarne - We in the Vittfarne association intend to test the possible route of Ingvar the Far-travelled through Transcaucasia with a Viking ship replica suitable for the purpose. The aim is historical research as well as creating international contacts between people. This expedition can be seen as a continuation of the earlier expedition with the Viking boat Aifur 1994 and 1996. The "Aifur expedition" started in Sigtuna in Sweden and made its way to the mouth of the Dnepr through the river system of the former Soviet Union.

Forn Siðr - Denmark - The official site for the Heithinn group.

Forn Sed - Norway - The official site for the Heithinn group.

Tjatsi - Norse folklore and mythology related to stamps issued from the Faroese post office.

Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts - The mission of AEMMA is to resurrect the combat skills, philosophies and principles of an accomplished European Medieval martial artist and to achieve a state of which would be consistent with that of a medieval warrior in both technology and ideal.

Ða Engliscan Gesiþas - A society for people interested in all aspects of Anglo-Saxon language and culture.

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Personal Pages

Hugin Heritage - A new site that shows a lot of promise, with forums, chat, texts and more planned. The site is very nicely designed and one that is worth keeping an eye on.

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Fonts and Graphics

Coron's Sources of Fonts - A large collection of rune fonts as well as other magic and pagan related fonts.

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Books, Jewelry, Etc.

Norse jewelry and silver work made using traditional methods. Some very nice work here. You are not likely to find silver work done better.

Ladydanaan's: Fine Herbs, Bath Salts, Incense, Herb Baths, Tinctures, Oils and Norse carvings.

Jeannius Designs -
Fine filigree jewelry and stones from Norway.

Kungslänken - Fine Northern goods, clothing, jewelry, furnitures and much more! - Learn how to play Kubb: the Viking field game of skill and strategy. Kubb sets can be purchased here, and the site includes resources for the kubb community.

Theod Book Hoard Online - Books on Germanic and Anlgo-Saxon Traditions, Runes and more.

Ancient Trees by John Fitzgerald- Beautiful prints of ancient trees by artist John Fitzgerald.

The Valknot Store - Some very fine carvings of valknots.

The Viking Answer Lady's Cafe Press Shop - Viking-themed designs from the Viking Answer Lady Website.

Kirby Wise-Fraser, FSA Scot. & Son Arms and Armour - The premier purveyor of swords, armor and necessaries in heathendom...and probably in the world.

Moscow Hide and Fur - Hides, furs, teeth, claws, feathers and more.

Vinland Traders - More stuff than you can shake a stick at.

Nordic Arts - Some really fine jewelry from Northern European artists. They have a lot of items based on rock art as well as hammers, bracelets and more.

Primrún - The material on this web site is mostly dedicated to what we prefer to call "Primrun", ancient runes used to prophecies the future. Some very nice products including a Viking Prophecy print customized to your birthday.

Spiral Virtual Shop - From the web site - "Welcome to the Spiral Online shop! We sell ancient Celtic gifts and medieval design unusual presents at affordable prices, with secure encrypted online ordering. We have been established for over ten years. Unlike many other online stores that just buy from wholesalers, we are the designers/ manufactures/major distributors of all our goods. All, including traders and wholesalers on or off the web are welcome to buy from us!" Highly recommended!

The Viking Trader - Viking themed jewelry. New customers get 10% off.

Viking Art - Art, prints, jewelry, clothing and more.

Albion Armorers - Museum quality reproductions of arms and armor for the collector, connoisseur, and practitioner of the historical combat arts.

Enchanted Jewelry - A wide range of jewelry which includes Norse and Celtic themed pieces.

Fire and Ice Celtic and Viking Jewelry - The name says it all.

Hammers by Weylandsdöttir - Custom designed hammers, valknots, rune pedants and more.'s Shopping Links - A huge collection of links to various Northern European companies selling just about anything you could think of.

The Ragweed Forge - Knives and Celtic/Viking Jewelry.

Scandinavian Heritage - Jewelry., collectibles, weapons, sculpture and more.

The Scandinavian Market - There are all kinds of things here; too many to list.

The Mystic Caravan - Celtic and Viking themed jewelry.

Heidnischwerk Heathen Arts - The purpose of Heidnischwerk is to make high quality sculptures available to those interested in and dedicated to the Northern Ways. These first manifestations are part of a series of reliefs depicting some of the most important Gods and Goddesses of the Nordic pantheon.

Handfaste - A store with Viking Age jewelry and more.

Ballantrae Reprints - Reprints of many very hard to find books.

Ye Olde Viking Bookshop - Many hard to find books on subjects concerning the Viking Age and Heathenism are available here in reprints.

Top of the World - Nordic Stamps

Norse America - Exclusive importer of the same historical gift items sold in Museum stores in Norway.

Viking Re-enactment Store - In the Jelling Dragon online re-enactment store you can buy battle ready weapons, costume accessories, living history supplies and museum replicas from Roman, Viking and Medieval times.

The German Corner Store - All kinds of Germani-centric merchandise, including Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs.

John Piscopo Swords - Bronze and Iron Age Weapons from Europe, the Middle East, China, Ban Chiang (Ancient Thailand) and Dong Sung (Ancient Vietnam)

The Bronze Age Foundry - Authentically Reproduced Bronze Age Implements

Carter's Photography - Reproductions of engravings, etc. on a Norse theme.

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Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elv Smith: Composer Mats Wendt's work in progress, the giant 158 part suite, Eddan. Now 8 hours of the suite that Wendt has completed is available via streaming media. Check out the full review in NESP Book Reviews.

Northside: Extraordinary Nordic Roots Music - An excellent music label. Northside is dedicated "to the most exciting music movement on the planet. Scores of young musicians from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sámiland are taking the music and instruments of their ancestors and bringing new ideas, arrangements, influences and instrumentation to an often lost art." I (Alfta Óðinssen) have purchased three CD's from this label so far and they are all fabulous. I'll be buying more. I highly recommend them.

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This website is the homepage of a newly-established project which will produce an English dictionary of the vocabulary of inscriptions in the younger futhark.

An English Dictionary of Runic Inscriptions in the Younger Futhark - This work of reference (from the University of Nottingham) will provide both a basic introduction to the language of the runic inscriptions and a foundation for the further study of its lexicon. The aim is to make the rich resources of Viking Age and medieval Scandinavian runic inscriptions more accessible to a variety of end-users.

The Viking Answer Lady - If you want to learn about what life was really like for the Vikings, then this is the site to visit. A great site that covers the major aspects of Viking history and culture. Find out what an ear spoon is, what the Vikings ate for dinner, how they dressed and much much more. Highly recommended.

Indo-European Language Resources - A site maintained by Sean Crist with dictionaries of many Indo-European Languages including Gothic, Old High German, Old Icelandic, Old Saxon, Old Irish and more.

Netútgáfan - Various material from the Sagas and Eddas in Normalized Icelandic, including Fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda, Gylfaginning, Heimskringla, Landnámabók and more.

Foreningen Forn Sed - Many texts in Old Norse including the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda

The Viking Society for Northern Research - The Society was founded to promote interest in the Scandinavian North, its literature and antiquities.

Saganet - This is an absolutely amazing site that has graphic reproductions of the manuscripts of the lore of the Northern Way that is boggles the mind. If it has anything to do with the Northern Way, more than likely you will be able to find reproductions of the original manuscripts page by page.

Saganet (Mirror Site) - The National and University Library of Iceland and Cornell University with the association of the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland have started a cooperative project of large scale digitalization of about 250,000 manuscript pages and 150,000 printed pages. The material will consist of the entire range of Icelandic family sagas. It will also include a very large portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the history of Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry. A great number of manuscripts contain Icelandic ballads, poetry or epigrams. These Collections are kept in The National and University Library of Iceland, The Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland and in the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University. All manuscripts, on vellum and paper, and printed editions and translations of the Sagas as well as relevant critical studies published before 1900 will be included and available through the Internet.

The World of the Vikings - A great collection of links dealing with different aspects of the Viking Age.

Project Runeberg - From the web site: "Project Runeberg comes to you from LYSATOR at Linköping University in Sweden. Together, we are building the Internet's biggest center for Nordic literature!"

Archaeology and Ancient History - The Vikings: Lots of interesting information including a Flash enhanced game from the BBC. Very interesting and entertaining site.

Wirral and South West Lancashire 1100th Viking Anniversary Home Page - A Web page dealing with research and history concerning the Viking heritage of Wirral. A large amount of links to articles, books, etc. relating to the Viking heritage of Wirral. Also included is a fascinating article on genetic research concerning the population of modern day Wirral. Highly recommended.

Sagas and Eddas Links Page - A huge collection of links to Sagas, Eddas and other Lore, mostly in Icelandic.

Drakkar Viking Photography - Photographs of reconstructions of Viking culture - ships, long houses, crafts and more.

D. L. Ashliman's University of Pittsburgh Folklore and Mythology Site - More Germanic lore and folklore than you can shake a stick at. Folklore from various other cultures is included as well.

The Viking Network - The Viking Network is a project which aims to answer the following question: How do we combine the teaching of the Vikings and the Viking era with electronic communications?

Runstone Inscriptions - A massive collection of Runestone Inscriptions.

Old Norse For Beginners - This is a free online course for beginning students of Old Norse done by Haukur Þorgeirsson and Óskar Guðlaugsson. It is far from completed but it should be useful for those who are just starting to learn the language. If you are using the material you are encouraged to join the mailing list for discussion, help and information on updates.

Norse-Icelandic Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages - An international project to edit the corpus of medieval skaldic poetry.

The Sutton Hoo Society - A web site produced to give a brief introduction to the work of the Sutton Hoo Society and the story behind the Anglo Saxon Royal Cemetery at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk in the UK.

Norseman News - A newsletter concerning all things Norse.

Vestrheim - The Norwegian-American museum. - Timelines, maps and more on the Anglo-Saxon peoples.

Sagas and Societies - Sagas and Societies is a one-year research project which is, at once, intended to support ongoing research on the Sagas and to spark and foster new interest in the Sagas and their scholarly study in a multi-disciplinary and international context.

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook - A vast collection of Medieval texts on a wide range of topics.

The Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore - The Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore hopes to further stimulate interest and bring to light new scholarship as well as dispel misinterpretations and misunderstandings about Germanic folklore and mythology.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada - Information on the archaeological site that proved the Northman discovered America nearly 500 years before Columbus.

Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft - The official web site for a museum on witchcraft in Iceland. NOT about Wicca.

Vittfarne - We in the Vittfarne association intend to test the possible route of Ingvar the Far-travelled through Transcaucasia with a Viking ship replica suitable for the purpose. The aim is historical research as well as creating international contacts between people.
This expedition can be seen as a continuation of the earlier expedition with the Viking boat Aifur 1994 and 1996.
The "Aifur expedition" started in Sigtuna in Sweden and made its way to the mouth of the Dnepr through the river system of the former Soviet Union.

Eurodocs - A huge datbase of historical documents—including photos. Grouped by country and age.

Det Kongelige Bibliotek - E-docs and image MSS from the Royal Danish Libary.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages - An international project to edit the corpus of medieval skaldic poetry.

Nordic Underwater Archaeology - If you like history and scuba diving, this is for you. Learn about maritime archaeology worldwide, from a north European perspective.

SARC: Stone Age Reference Collection - SARC has been developed for the teaching department of the Institute of Archaeology(I.A.K.K.) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

The World of the Vikings - The World of the Vikings CD-ROM is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Denmark, York Archaeological Trust and over fifty museums and research institutions from across the viking world. It was produced in association with the Council of Europe, Directorate for Education and Culture by Past Forward Ltd.

Medieval European History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa - Various resources on European Medieval History

Orkneyjar - The heritage of the Orkney islands.

Viking Heritage - Maps, courses, quizes, image bank and much more. Publishers of the Viking Heritage magazine.

The Viking Society for Northern Research - Founded in 1892 as the Orkney, Shetland and Northern Society, or Viking Club. The Society was founded to promote interest in the Scandinavian North, its literature and antiquities.

Runic Inscriptions - A huge collection of runestone photos and illustrations.

Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts). - Texts, maps, timelines and more. - Help and advice on applying for and getting scholarships.

Hafronska - High Icelandic Language Center.

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Cuisine and Nutrition

Wysong - The Thinking Person's Dog Food/health and nutrition for human, dog, cat and horse.

Norwegian Recipes from the Norwegian Geneology Page - A great page with traditional Norwegian Cuisine.

Jo's Icelandic Recipes - Another great page with traditional Icelandic fare.

Recipes From the Sons of Norway - A great collection of Norwegian recipes from the Sons of Norway.

Norwegian Recipes from the Norwegian American Home Page - Another good set of Norwegian Recipes.

European Recipes from the RecipeResource - This one is the mother-lode. Recipes from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Austria and much, much more!

Norwegian Recipes from InfoNorway - More Norwegian recipes.

European-cuisine Resources - European-cuisine related news, books and web resources.

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Northern European Heritage

The American-Scandinavian Foundation - Founded in 1910 by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulsen, the ASF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization that carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities.

Sons of Norway - The largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway with nearly 65,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and Norway, promoting Norwegian heritage and culture.

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Earle Estates Meadery - A Farm Winery established in 1993, located in New York. Many different kinds of mead are available and you can order any quantity of bottles online, from 1 bottle to how many ever bottles your budget will allow.

Midwest Homebrewing and and Winemaking Supplies - Everything you need to brew your own mead, beer and wine, including equipment, ingredients and even instructional videos.

Cats Meow Internet Beer Recipe Database - A huge database of brewing recipes for beer, ale, mead and more.

Got Mead? -
Recipes, forums, merchandise, books and more.

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Environmental Information

Friends of the Earth - Friends of the Earth International is a federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. Our members, in 68 countries, campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies.

Greenpeace - Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.

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Behind the Name - The etymology and history of first names. - One of the more popular genealogy research sites.

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Spinning and Weaving Shops at Map Muse - Spinning and Weaving Shop maps. Find a shop near you. Also check here for Spinning guild map.

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