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~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
this Poetry Collection & Acknowledgments
is Asatru or Heathenry, anyway?
I´m interested in combining your poetry with my music. / Can you make a
recording of my song, or sheet music for it?
Great ! Mail me and we´ll talk.
Do you speak (Old) Norse ?
Regrettably no, neither old nor modern Scandinavian languages, though I´ve got
a knack for etymology and when I read a text slowly,
get a rough idea about it. And there´s always the internet´s resources to help
I´m looking for an Old Norse text / a Norwegian poem / a translation. Can you
help me ?
While my time, knowledge
and linguistics are limited, I´ll try to help you if you are stuck in your own
Google is very helpful, as
are Wikipedia -
Free Enclopedia and the Viking
On the Poetry Links page are
resources on Old Norse texts. For online dictionaries, read on below.
I´m planning to have a tattoo, do you
have any suggestions?
- What single runes, bind runes, words, or phrases? For ideas, try the
Old Norse Motto Generator or
Proverbs from the Old Icelandic Sagas.
- Which language? Translate your words from modern English. Freelang
offers free online dictionaries for 263 languages, including
Old Frisian, and the modern
Use Google Translate, and select Icelandic. Modern Icelandic and
Old Icelandic differ only little.
- Which alphabet? Unless you stay with the Latin alphabet, you need to transscribe
the words into
It makes sense to use the
Elder Futhark (around 150 to 800 AD) for an Old Norse
Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (400 to 1100 AD) for an Old
Younger Futhark (800–1100) for Icelandic texts.
Try out the
Ibn Fadlan wrote the famous "Lo, there I see.." in his mother tongue,
Arabic, and the film "13th Warrior" uses an adapted English translation
of his text.
I keep getting requests on translating this into Icelandic, but
I have yet to find a language geek who can do that for us :-)!
Is everyone here an Asatru/ a Heathen ?
Most, but not all. A number of poets and many artists are following other paths and worldviews, and they are
Where did you find the Norse Mythology artwork?
The images on Odin´s
Gift come from a
variety of sources. Many are paintings from the Romantic era at the beginning of
the 20th century, e.g. works from Arthur Rackham, or prints and engravings from
the 19th century. Some are drawings or photos of replicas or archaeological
originals, e.g. of Gotlandic picture stones or bronze artifacts. Several
modern artists kindly gave me their permission to use their works. Some
images are in the public domain, while others are used
according to the terms of a (Creative Commons) License. And lastly, I licensed some from commercial
stock image websites.