Category Archives: Norse

How to Make Your Own Rune Staff Calendar

I’d recently been studying Rune Staves and how they were used as perpetual calendars on the 19-year Metonic Cycle, and I got to wanting to make my own. The idea is pretty simple: three rows convey all the information you … Continue reading

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Who Were the Valkyries?

Jump to an article in my Norse Backstory series: 1) Where did trolls come from? 2) Whatever are “Runes”? 3) Who were the valkyries? Ahh, the mysterious raven-women. After each battle, about half of the heroes slain would go to … Continue reading

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Whatever are “Runes”?

Jump to an article in my Norse Backstory series: 1) Where did trolls come from? 2) Whatever are “Runes”? 3) Who were the valkyries? Runes are a family of linguistically-related lettering systems, which were used by Germanic peoples. There are … Continue reading

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