Freyja’s Friday - Building Ships
It wasn’t until the 7th and 8th centuries that Vikings got really efficient at building boats. The Vikings built many unique types of ships, often used for more peaceful tasks. The knarr was a merchant vessel designed to carry cargo in bulk. It had a broader hull, deeper draught, and a small number of oars, the best-known type is probably the longship. Longships were intended for warfare and exploration, designed for speed and agility, and w
Witchy Wednesdays - Comfrey
Comfrey is a herb perrenial native to Europe. It has a large black root giving it the other name of Black wort. Its hairy pointy leaves grow in big clusters up a central stem which grows about 3 feet in height. It also has clusters of bell like flowers on top which vary in colour but are usually yellow, pink or blue. The name comfrey means to grow together.
Rot the leaves down in water for several weeks to produce a concentrated liquid fertilize
Magick Mondays - Aim
Aim is the twenty third entity of the Goetia. He rules over 26 legions of the infernal host. He appears as a man in body with three heads. The first is that of a serpent, the second like a man with two stars upon his forehead and the third like a calf. He rides upon a viper, carrying a firebrand from which he sets places on fire. His power is to make you witty in all manner of ways and will answer truly to questions of a private matter.
His Demonic Enn
Freyja's Friday - Havamal 22
An ill tempered, unhappy man ,Ridicules all he hears, Makes fun of others, refusing always To see the faults in himself
(W H Auden & P B Taylor Translation.) #norse #viking #havamal
Witchy Wednesday - Bistort
Bistort is a native plant of western asia, Europe and America. It is a member of the Dock family of plants. It has many different names but my favourites are Snakeweed, Adderwort and Dragonwort. It grows between 20 and 80 cm high. The leaves are oval and narrow and the flowers on top can be many different colours, the most common being pink. The name Bistort comes from Latin meaning "twice-twisted", referring to the shape of the root.
Magick Monday - Scrying
Scrying is a process in Magick and a type of divination, used to see events from all areas of time. Unlike other divination methods scrying allows you to actually to see and hear the visions rather than having to just interpret them. There are many ways to scry, using many different materials but the three I will concentrate on are Mirror scrying, Liquid or water scrying and crystal scrying. Each practioner will have there own method(s) of scrying but
Freyja's Friday - Sweyn Forkbeard
England once had a Viking king, But he only reigned for 5 weeks! Sweyn Forkbeard, was the father of King Cnut and in 1013 became the first Viking king of Britain. After a long struggle to get there. He conquered all the thanes of Wessex one by one amassing a huge army as he went, eventually the current King, Aethlred and his two sons abandon the throne and retreated to Normandy and into exile, there upon Sweyn took the throne and became king
Witchy Wednesdays - Amaranth
Amaranth is a member of the Grass family and closely related to the grains family. It has a long tall light green shaft often growing between 2 and 7 feet in height. Its leaves are broad and alternate and the flowerhead at the top often resembles bird feathers, these can be either red or magenta. Its name comes from Amaranton which means 'unwithering' as the flower head keeps it shape when it dries out.
Before the Spanish conquest in 1519, amara
Magick Mondays - Ipos
Ipos is the twenty second entity of the goetia and rules over 36 legions of the infernal host. He appears to the magician as an angel with the head of a lion, the foot of a goose and the tail of a hare. His powers are that he knows all past, present and future and can make man witty and bold.
His Demonic Enn (chant to call him forth) - Desa an Ipos Ayer #demon #magick #goetia
Freyja's Friday - Havamal 21
The herd knows its homing time, And leaves the grazing ground: But the glutton never knows how much , His belly is able to hold, (W H Auden & P B Taylor Translation.)
#viking #norse #havamal