Days of the Week & Norse Gods BY: ThrivingViking

Hey everyone. Thriving Viking here! Welcome to my first post! (Yay!!!) Today I’m going to talk about some viking stuff. Little bits and pieces that you may not know about your modern world. The vikings had such an influence on our modern world and a lot of people don’t even realize it.

Days of the Week

Surprised? Don’t be. The gods of the vikings were able to survive Christianity in their smaller communities and enclaves and even within the borders of the Holy Church. They are the roots of most of the days of the week! So lets start with two of the more well known gods; Odin and Thor. “But there’s no days with their names in them!” You’re protesting. Don’t be so sure. Lets start with Odin…
Odin, the chief god of Asgard has many names. Like literally hundreds! The lore on him is extensive and changes with each dialect of European language. His day of the week is Wednesday. How do you get that from Odin…? Like this: Among the differing names, based on language, one of his names is Wotan or Woden. Does that look a bit closer?
Now we look at Thor. He’s a bit of a hothead and he got stuck with Thursday. Yep, that day when we’re all done with this week and just want Friday to fly by. Thor and Thursday already look pretty close. Now I’m going to bring the runes into it, those 24 angular characters that adorn all manner of viking and pagan art. The rune associated with Thor is Thurs. How about that! Damn near identical, eh?
Right now, you’re asking how these got by the church. Especially when they set up the calendar! Well, imagine you’re trying to integrate an entire culture into your civilization and the direct means are a bit…bloody? So instead you artfully integrate pieces of their culture into yours. Over the years they come around and join you, no war, no blood.
So, where were we… Friday! Surprise, this one’s viking too but, there is some question as to which goddess its attributed to. Frigga or Freya… I’m of the opinion (yours may differ) that its Freya as she is the goddess of magic, sex and

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How to Get Started with Rune Stones (A Guide) By: James

A while back we got some really beautiful rune stones in our shop.

So, last week I took a bag and started doing some very basic spreads.

Now, I have to admit that divination with runes has never been my one of my strong suits. I have always been more of a tarot cards guy myself…

…but, this has TOTALLY changed my mind about how I feel about rune stones!

So, if you too feel a little intimidated by rune stones, I want to help you out.

And it’s actually very easy to cast with runes and I have A VERY SIMPLE spread for you that you can start to use right away…

It’s gonna be a little tricky to explain this, but I’ll try to do my very best.

The 5 Stone Rune Casting Method

Before doing anything else, you ask a question. Not just a yes or no question, but something a little more… uhm… tricky…

For example: “What will happen in the next 1-3 months if I do so and so” or “how will my relationship with mr. X turn out if we do this and that”…

You need 5 stones (obviously) and you need to place them kinda in a cross. Like this:

You should pick the stones at random from your Rune Stones bag and place them on the table. For now, just place them all heads up, so you can see the runes (later, when you get better, you can play around with reversed runes as well).

THE ORDER IS SUPER IMPORTANT! So don’t just put them randomly.

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Black Onyx Runes of Wisdom and Truth from the Moonlight Shop

Start with one stone in the middle and then one to the left, then one below etc. (just like the image above)

Stone #1 represents your current problem or your state of mind. If the stone is negative or if it doesn’t seem to make any sense, it’s probably because you are confused right now (e.g. you mind isn’t focused) or because you are VERY troubled… Either way, go lay down or meditate for 5 minutes and try again (with a NEW spread).

Now, stone #2 represents the past. What you have gone through and what have brought you to your current situation.

Stone #3 will tell you what you need to deal with. Sometimes it requires help from people or your gods. If it’s a negative stone, it represent an obstacle you need to overcome.

Rune stone #4 basically tells you about the stuff you just have to accept. Sometimes there’s things you cannot change. Deal with it! At least for now…

And finally, stone number #5  shows you what to expect when you have dealt with

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