OLD NORSE SAGAS, LITERATURE and LANGUAGE

Vikings at Thingvellir, Iceland, July 1997

Viking History and Norse Mythology links
Montana State University collection of links on Viking History,
Norse Mythology, Literature and Runes

[USA]

Mythology and Sagas in West-Iceland
This is the home page of the Icelandic sagas Laxdaela, Egils saga, Snorri Sturluson and Snorri's Edda as well. Students in Icelandic 103 and Icelandic 313 at Fjoelbrautaskoli Vesturlands take care of these pages as a part of their studies.
[Iceland]

Thor

Hávamál - The Sayings of the Vikings
Hávamál contains the words of wisdom which served as spiritual provisions for the Vikings on their long journeys over the rough sea to discover new lands.
[Iceland]

Icelandic Sagas
Online Medieval And Classical Library (OMACL)
E-texts based on public domain translations of Icelandic Sagas
such as "Grettir's Saga" and "Cormac's Saga"
"Heitharviga Saga" (Trans: W. Morris & E. Magnusson) now available at
Online Medieval And Classical Library (OMACL) - (Download only)
and via FTP in a single HEITHRVG.ZIP file at
University of Kansas Main OMACL Archive (FTP):
(Anonymous login, then set for directory: pub/history/Europe/Medieval/translations)
Online Book Initiative (FTP):
(In directories "Classics", "Anglo-Saxon", "Geoffrey Chaucer", etc.)
Author Douglas B. Killings

[USA]

Old literature in West-Iceland
Students in Icelandic 103 and Icelandic 313 at Fjoelbrautaskoli Vesturlands take care of these pages as a part of their studies.
[Iceland]

The Viking History Web
A great site explaining the history of the Vikings
[Norway]

Halfdan the Black's Saga
From the Viking History Web
[Norway]

The Vikings Online Main page
An exhaustive collection of links relating to every aspect of Viking history,
customs, language, runes, ships, etc.

[Norway]

The Vikings Network
A project to combine the teaching of the Vikings and the Viking era with electronic communications.
[Norway]

Yahoo's links to Vikings
Special Viking area of the search engine with a collection of links on the Vikings.
[USA]

The Vikings on CD-Rom
Commercial CD-Rom on the Vikings
[Sweden]

The Electronic Beowulf Project
By the British Library. The original thousand-year-old manuscript of Beowulf's epic combats with dragons and monsters.
[United Kingdom]

Project Runeberg
An open and voluntary initiative to create and collect free electronic editions of classic Nordic literature and art.
[Sweden]

Saga Characters
Each workstation at DIKU has a name taken from the old Sagas, and there is a small page explaining each of them here.
[Denmark]

Mead







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Ale and the Vikings
A description of the history of Viking Ale and Mead.
[USA]


The Bee's Lees
A very large collection of Mead Recipes. Joyce Miller, Editor.
[USA]


The Mead Maker's Page
If it's good for ancient Druids, runnin' nekkid through the wuids, Drinkin' strange fermented fluids, it's good enough for me!
[USA]


Floyd's Mead page
Mead - information about it in general, and how to brew your own mead
[Sweden]


Halfdan's Mead Recipe
My own mead recipe - how to brew your own mead
[USA]

-=: |-|ALFÞANS  |\/|JÖÞ := - =: Halfdan's Mead :=-

Runecarver Erik den Röde, his wife Sørine, and their little son Halfdan!

Runes of the Elder Futhark

Runes

My favorite runestone in Uppsala carved by Runecarver Öpir

Runcarver Erik den Röde working on a runestone in Hafnarfjoður, Iceland

Runestone carved by runecarver Erik den Röde in Trelleborg, Sweden

Runestone carved by runecarver Erik den Röde in Trelleborg, Sweden

Halfdan examining Runestone at Haithabu (Hedeby), the place of his Viking ancestors

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Runes of the Elder Futhark

Halfdan's Runic Futhark page
Links to Viking Runes, Runic Futharks, and Runic Inscriptions
[USA]

Runic Futhark
An explanation of the Runic Futhark (Viking equivalent to the modern day "Alphabet")
[Sweden]

Runic Futharks
An excellent explanation of the various Runic Futharks including charts of the Germanic, the normal Danish, the short twigged Norwegian-Swedish, Staveless, and Medieval Futharks
[Sweden]

Runes of the elder Futhark
Series written by valkyrie@eskimo.com and posted originally on Runes/Asatru on PODS.
[Germany]

Runic Futharks
An excellent explanation of the various Runic Futharks including the history and development of the Elder Futhark, Germanic Runes and Numerology, Norwegian Runes, Swedish Runes, Danish Runes, Anglo-Saxon Runes, and the Runes of Greenland
[Norway - (in Norwegian and English)]

The Rune Typology Project
This project's aim is to develop a transliteration system that is wholly dependent on the symbols' [runes] graphic form with no presumptions about their phonetic value.
[Norway]

Rune Stones
Including Ölstastenen - a rune stone with restored colours, information about the futharks, runestone distribution and a few typical rune stones from Uppland.
[Sweden]

Viking age rune stones
Viking Age Rune Stones of Sweden
[Sweden]

Viking rune stones of Sweden
Viking Age Rune Stones of Sweden
[Sweden]

Runic inscriptions
A simple form for searching a database of Runic inscriptions at Bergen Museum.
[Norway]

List of alleged Viking sites in America
including the Kensington Stone in Alexandria, Minnesota, the Heavener Stone in Oklahoma, and the Stone Tower in Newport Rhode Island
[USA]

The Kensington Runestone
A page about the Kensington Runestone found in 1898 in Alexandria, Minnesota, USA.
[USA]

The Kensington Runestone
Michael Zalar's site containing lots of information, rebuttals and links on the Kensington Runestone found in 1898 in Alexandria, Minnesota, USA.
[USA]

The Kensington Runestone FAQ
Questions and answers about the Kensington Runestone found in 1898 in Alexandria, Minnesota, USA.
[USA]

The Heavener Runestone
A 'Runestone' near Heavener, Oklahoma, USA.
[USA]

The Spirit Pond Inscription
Description of the Spirit Pond stone with 10 lines of Runic inscriptions found in 1971 at Spirit Pond, Maine, USA.
[USA]

Transcription of the Spirit Pond Inscription
Transcription of the Spirit Pond stone runic inscription found in 1971 at Spirit Pond, Maine, USA.
[USA]

Runecaster
The peoples of ancient Germania, Scandinavia, and Britain attributed mystical power to their runic letters, which were believed to hold magical force..
[USA]

FONTS

Bryggen Runic font
The Bryggen Runic font for Mac, developed by Odd Einar Haugen at the University of Bergen, Norway. (110k BinHex'ed file via FTP).
[Norway]

The Yamada WWW Language Guides - Runes
From the University of Oregon, a nice collection of Runic fonts and a guide to language resources.
[USA]

Truetype fonts by Curtis Clark
[USA]

RuneType - The project
[Norway]

Gullskoen Rune font
[Norway]

Runic Font Pack
[Sweden]

Edlund Font Project
[UK]

More Rune Fonts for Windows
[USA]

Linguist's Software TransRunic Fonts
From Linguist's Software, a nice collection of commercial Runic True Type fonts for Windows and Mac including runes for Germanic, Anglo-Saxon, Kylver, Vadstena, Breza, and Danish fonts, and Swedo-Norwegian (short-twig) runes.
[USA]

Runic Fonts by Johan Nordlander
A nice collection of 5 commercial Runic True Type fonts for Windows and Mac including runes for Danish, German, Norwegian, Old Norse, and Swedish/Danish short-twig runes.
[UK]

Dan Smith's Fantasy Fonts for Windows
[USA]

Old English Pages: Fonts
[USA]

SCRIPTA
A nice collection of medieval fonts.
[ITALY]

Halatafl Game Download
This ancient Scandinavian game, popularized prior to 1000 A.D., was originally known as Freystafl in the Icelandic Sagas, and has since come to be known as Fox and Geese.
This Windows PC version of Halatafl contains several Viking icons that I personally designed which were incorporated into this particular version of the game.
(Download Halfdan's Vikons separately)

[USA]

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