Wight of the Nine Worlds

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I welcome thee free spirit, which thou shalt come with an open heart, open mind and an open soul, for what you are about to read can only be understood by the wise who are eager to learn and to embrace the roots deep and forgotten in the hearts of the free people of Europe, by accepting who you are and where your roots lie, is half way into the great road of life. We will journey unto where our spirit takes us with the knowledge we gained. Learn and teach.

Norway’s First Coin


Currency has been around for quite some time, but in the cold northern European countries it took some time to arrive. In truth, everything from the south took long enough to reach the north and vice versa.

In the year of 995, of the Common Era, when Olav Tryggvason became King of Norway (some call him Viking King but that isn't the correct title), silver coins changed their appearance and the king's own name started to be carved in coins. "Onlaf Rex Nor", meaning "Olav, King of the Norwegians", this started to be printed in coins. Of course coins were not something invented by Tryggvason, particular these coins with religious (christian) motifs.

During Tryggvason's time, Ethelred II was the king of England. Viking raids were still common, but things were changing, and not only landlords and nobles were going "viking", but also kings. Raiding became a great source of income to the northern peoples of Europe, which arose their economy imensily. Raiding was also to show one's power and right to rule, so above everything else, raiding was the legitimate claim to govern. So king Ethelred II had to face both the armies of King Olav Tryggvason and King Svend Tveskæg of Denmark. Suffice to say that the king of Englad had to pay a large amount of money to sue for peace. In the spring of the year of 995, Olav Tryggvason returned home with a great amount of Anglo-Saxon Crux coins in his luggage; a lot of coins already with the christian motifs well printed, marking the faith of those people.

Olaf/Olav Tryggvason was King of Norway from 995 to 1000 A.D.. Olav was the major "character" in the conversion of the Norse to the new faith (Christianity). He is known for this and somehow exalted by historians for being the key to the converstion of the northern pagans into christianity. However, such conversion was brutal, horrible even, with many gruesome accounts of torture and the most abominable, enduring and painful ways to kill in the name of religion and forceble convertion. Nonetheless, he was the reason for the first christian coins in Norway, and probably the introduction of hard currency, because before that cattle was the measurament of wealth.

The New Pagan Temple In Poland & Religious Freedom (Video)


This video isn’t just about the new project to build a pagan temple to the Slavic gods in Poland. This is also about the importance of Religious Freedom and this project in Poland is just an example of how we need to start to walk towards a world where religious freedom is possible.

Note: In the video I say Poland celebrated in 2016 its 150th anniversary of the christianization of the land. Yeah, obviously not, it was its 1050th anniversary! My bad! 😀



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The Origins of the Gods - Part 3 (Video)


The 3rd part (and last; thank the gods!) of this subject. The Bronze Age – The period of the human history where the gods of war started to be worshiped more often than any other deities. The Bronze Age is the Age of metallurgy, warfare, hierarquirization of societies, justice, laws and regulations, proto-writing and the warrior-cult. Once again, I used the Norse Gods as examples of the types of deities worshiped during this period of time. Enjoy and Tack för idag!




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The Origins of the Gods - Part 2 (Video)


Hey friends! This is the 2nd part of the Origins of the Gods; leaving the Mesolithic period behind us and going for the Neolithic. The age of the deities associated with fertility and weather. Once again, I use the Norse deities as examples of the types of deities worshiped during prehistoric times. I hope you enjoy it and Tack för idag!





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The Origins of the Gods - Part 1 (video)


Hello friends! I know this is a very long video (probably too long!) I’ll try to make it shorter next time 😛 But I hope you enjoy it!

This video is about the deities worshiped during the prehistoric periods of the Palaeolithic age to the Mesolithic. I’ve used the Norse Gods as examples of the types of deities that were worshiped during these periods in history. Not that the Norse gods were worshiped in prehistoric times, but certainly the gods of prehistory were the ancestors of certain gods of the Norse Pantheon. This is getting confused? Alright, I’ll explain it better during the video.

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The Yule Goat - Julbock


Hello friends, yet another video!
The Yule Goat, or Julbock, is a festivity held at the end of December and has its roots on a Northern European pagan past. I hope you enjoy this video friends; give some love and support to Mr. Thorstein by subscribing to the channel ^^ See you on the next video! Tack för idag!



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Yule - A Pagan Tradition


Hey there friends! This is a video about the pagan roots of the Christmas season, focused on the Northern European Pagan traditions only. I hope you enjoy this video. Please subscribe to keep the videos coming; your support and feedback is greatly appreciated.





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