We have reached twenty kenning challenges, dear readers! And today’s kenning is…
Vladimir’s glad highway
What is Vladimir’s highway?
If you’re interested in the ship building process, or in trade, or in knowing more about the local products made during the Viking Age, The Viking Archive has posted about Tar Production in the Viking Age.
For other trade products, I recommend this article by Dan Carlsson of the Gotland Archaelogical Fieldschool, “Viking Combs and Combmaking on the island of Gotland, Sweden” and this article about tracing the cod trade via fish bones from the University of Cambridge.
For something a bit more linguist about ships, I once again recommend Eldar Heide’s Early Ship Types, an article where he traces the names of some of the Viking Age names for ships and tries to connect them to some of the archaeological finds. Most people rely on the medieval Norse terms for ships, but there was a change in design for ships between the Viking Age and the sagas, and Heide believes that the terms do not apply correctly.
“The overall aim of the project is to create an infrastructure in the form of an online, open access searchable index and mapping of the foreign place names found in medieval East Norse texts.”
How cool is that?
January 19 2019
Butter and sugar and chocolate, oh my!
My runic study (reference spot)
Old English Word of the Day
Just pronounce it "Argolia"
My Life in the Current Middle Ages of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA)
Food Photography & Recipes
Clever ideas and hacks for your IKEA
50,000 Monkeys at 50,000 Typewriters Can't Be Wrong
Musings on Living History, Faith and Social Faces
A 21st century bard explores the world.
This site is to help organizers, performers and audience members for Njal's Saga event in 2017.
(Plus other interests, whether they follow this alliterative pattern or not...)
a blog about medieval manuscripts, by Kate Thomas
Star Wars as an Icelandic saga, and other fun with Old Norse.
Music & Myth from singer-songwriter Emily Holbert Kellam
(and whatever other randomness)