carving axe

clive_standen: Just as Rollo’s true agenda is hidden from all going in to season 4, it’s fitting that my new axe made by the crew at @thegrimfrost has Jormungandr (the Midgard serpent) carved into the axe head & shaft…The Midgard serpent is hidden beneath the seas until it lets go of its own tail & ultimately spells the end of the world!


Ri Cruin Bronze Age Cairn, Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, Scotland, 15.4.17. This cairn contains two chambers. Image 2 contains contains the decentralised burial chamber whilst image 3 contains the examples of four axe heads carved into the side of the the chamber at the time of construction (one of the axeheads is largely obscured under the leaf litter). Like many of the other cairns in the Kilmartin area, the site has yielded several examples of pottery and other key artefacts.


A Taste of Norse Culture

*listed in order as shown above

This double-edged iron sword was found in Denmark’s Tisso Lake. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

Gold jewelry found in Hiddensee, Germany. (The National Museum of Denmark)

A sculpted brass lion on this 11th-century gilded copper weather vane, found in Norway, guided Viking sailors from its likely perch on the bow of a ship. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

This silver carving may feature Odin, a Norse god, or another figure from Norse mythology. (Ole Malling / Roskilde Museum)

Swords at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen bolster the Vikings’ image as warriors. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

Swords at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen bolster the Vikings’ image as warriors. (The National Museum of Denmark)

The world’s largest-known Viking ship, the Roskilde 6 (above, on exhibit in Copenhagen), is some 120 feet long from stem to stern. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

This silver-inlaid ax head was one of several artifacts found in a Scandinavian burial chamber. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

At an annual festival in Gudvangen, Norway, modern marauders don Viking-era clothing and weapons. Above, re-enactors tackle the martial art of glima. (Thomas Haugersveen / Agence VU / Aurora Photos)

“Black is traditional

So I had a long discussion with a friend one day and I went, with all the magical/supernatural shit happening in Gravity Falls you’d think there’d be a coven of witches overlooking the weird stuff. So I came up with this;

What if Mabel and Dipper were of-age witches sent to Gravity Falls for the summer to start their apprenticeship under Grunkle Stan, a grumpy enchanter. And Gravity Falls is weird enough that it has two Head Witches, mainly Pacifica (town witch) and Wendy (forest witch).

Basically I want more creepiness/fun factors that comes with being witches like stealing of names to control people, and demon contracts,and odd witch jobs, blood magic, heavy uses of salt for repellents, iron against faes, and wacky witch apprentice hijinks, etc. But mostly I want to see the cast dress like witches and battling horrors from beyond.

Also does anyone notice that Pacifica, Mabel, and Wendy fulfill the roles of Mother, Maiden, Crone (Hecate trio) in a sense? And Dipper, Soos, and Stan is kinda the male equivalent?

To Val Royeaux We Go
  • Desya Lavellan: Say, Bull?
  • Iron Bull: Mm?
  • Desya Lavellan: Let's go to Val Royeaux. Just you and me.
  • Iron Bull: Oh! I had my eye on an axe carved with bloodstone. Nice call, boss.
  • Desya Lavellan: Well, we could shop. Walk around. Hold...hands...?
  • Iron Bull: Is my little Kadan asking me - a Qunari - out on a date, in the heart of Orlais, in the very home of the Chantry?
  • Desya Lavellan: Um...yes?
  • Iron Bull: Ohhhhoho...Kadan, the things I'm gonna do to you afterwards.


Temari slowly slipped around the stone floors, taking a small duster to the items within the walls of her shop.

For a women who seemed so kind and innocent, she was one who loved her weapons. From brutal and brilliantly carved axes to sharp and quick khopesh swords, she carried a lot of wild things.

Her ears were quick to hear footsteps approach the entrance, head turning swiftly to greet the newcomer.

“Hello, and welcome.”

For friend and colleague huldukatt.

Loki and Baldr (Balder) from Kamigami no Asobi in “traditional” clothing (though Loki ended up being Druid-y but he’s really a seiðmaðr I suppose). We are adults and this shouldn’t be our obsession but now she owes me her Old High German copy of Ragnarsdrápa, so all is good.

I swear to god Balder just uses that axe to carve steaks.