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Twilight of the Thunder God
Amon Amarth
Twilight of the Thunder God

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God

There comes Fenris Twin
His jaws are open wide
The serpent rises from the waves
Jormundgandr twists and turns,
mighty in his wrath
The eyes are full of primal hate

Thor, Odin’s son, protector of mankind
Ride to meet your fate, your destiny awaits
Thor, Hlôdyn’s son, protector of mankind,
Ride to meet your fate, Ragnarök awaits …

Female names from the Viking Age

Astrid: beautiful, loved
Bodil: penance and fight
Frida: peace
Gertrud: spear
Gro: to grow
Estrid: god and beautiful
Hilda: the fighter
Gudrun: god and rune
Gunhild: fight
Helga: sacred
Inga: of the god Inge
Liv: of life
Randi: shield or shrine
Signe: the one who is victorious
Sigrid: victorious horsewoman
Revna: raven
Sif: wife and bride
Tora: of the god Thor
Tove: dove
Thyra: helpful
Thurid: Thor and beautiful
Yrsa: wild or she bear
Ulfhild: wolf or battle
Åse: goddess

Nanna

In Norse mythology, Nanna Nepsdóttir or simply Nanna is a Goddess associated with the god Baldr. In the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, Nanna is the wife of Baldr and the couple produced a son, the god Forseti. After Baldr’s death, Nanna dies of grief. Nanna is placed on Baldr’s ship with his corpse and the two are set aflame and pushed out to sea. In Hel, Baldr and Nanna are united again.

The Sea Stallion of Glendalough 

In 2004, after four years of work, a life-size reconstruction of the Skuldelev 2 boat was completed by the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum and given the name ‘Havhingsten fra Glendalough‘ or ‘The Sea Stallion from Glendalough’. After a number of trial voyages the Sea Stallion embarked on its most epic journey to date, back to Dublin.

The Oseberg Viking Ship Burial 

The famous Oseburg ‘Buddha’. 

Sitting in the lotus position this stylised human figure is found on another bucket from the ship. This bucket most likely originated in Ireland as the decorative motifs on the ‘Buddha’ are paralleled in Irish art work most noticeably The Book of Durrow. This suggests that bucket may represent booty captured during a Viking raid on Ireland