Polar-light

There should be a Wizarding school for us Nordic people right there where three countries meet. 

  • The Houses could be inspired Nordic animals such as wolf, reindeer, bear etc.
  • Icelanders (and other Nordics that live in the islands) could come by the boat (inspired by vikings) or some other epic way.
  • Lots of Nordic mythology
  • Celebrating polar night / midnight sun
  • Northen lights are a big part of the school culture
  • Castle is inspired by nordic castles
  • Most of the classes are spent outside wandering in the nature
  • Founders come from different countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland (for example)
  • Nordic shamanism? History?

Me and my friend used to gather inspiration pictures for the school back in 2014. (check this outhttp://pohjoismaa.tumblr.com/ ) We had all the ideas of the founders, houses, color themes and such. We were so exited about this and them we forgot this.

For example: idea for color themes & houses

I think we Nordic people are much alike so im L I V I N G for the idea of a NORDIC WIZARDING SCHOOL.

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Auroras by Bernt Olsen
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..above the high alps of Lyngen

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Aurora

An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar lights or northern lights, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere / exosphere), where their energy is lost.

Image credit: Science Channel / Gardar Olafsson

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Nice demonstration of pleochroism

physicsfun Magic Sun Stone: gem quality iolite shows very strong pleochroism- its color depends on the polarization of light as it is transmitted through the crystal. The color of this rough iolite gemstone changes dramatically from clear to opaque purple as the orientation of a linear polarizing filter is rotated through 90 degrees. Also known as a “Viking sky compass” since it can detect the polarization of sunlight in the sky and thereby locate the sun for navigation even on cloudy days or when the sun is below the horizon- useful for this time of year far north. ➡️ Follow the link in my @physicsfun profile for more information and where to buy a “magic sun stone” and some polarizing filters. #pleochroism #dichroism #cordierite