Entries Tagged ‘Norse’

How Vikings Changed the English Language: Intro

My understanding of languages was very minimal before I moved to Norway.  This has made it incredibly hard for me to learn Norwegian.  I had no idea where languages came from or how they developed.  As I started to learn Norwegian I found it harder than most to comprehend.  I couldn’t just take things ‘how […]

Name Days in July

1 July name origin meaning rune Ask Old Norse: askr as/ås/ós (ansu) meaning ‘a god’ askr meaning ‘ash’ or from and ‘ask tree’ Mythology Creation of man. Askr – the first man.  (Embla – the first woman.)  They were made from the Ask and Embla trees.    The three God brothers Odin, Hœnir (Vilije) and Lóðurr […]

Right on Lefse

banana-lefsaIn Norway, there are still Lefse recipes around from the 1630s! This is supposedly the traditional and original Hardanger recipe used:

Norwegian Name Days

Name Days are a calendar of names. These calendars generally have two names associated to each day of the year. Name Day calendars first appeared in Medieval times, created by the Catholic Church to replace the pagan celebration of birthdays. Back then the days of the year were named after Catholic Saints and Martyrs known […]

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