Freyja’s Fridays - TOP 5 FAVOURITE POSTS

Freyja’s Fridays - TOP 5 FAVOURITE POSTS So here we are post number 100 writing these posts is one of the most fun things I do and there is many more yet to come, it started with MAGICK MONDAYS, WITCHY WEDNESDAYS and FREYJA’S FRIDAYS back when I first started A DESCENT INTO DARKNESS, they were quite small often one paragraph facts but have grown into bigger articles alongside my own experience growing in both magick and norse knowledge and now I have TYR’S TUESDAYS and THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS to add to those, meaning I now post 5 days a week, but your here for an article so here it is… MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE POSTS FROM Freyja’s Fridays…. Freyja’s Fridays #57 Viking Calendar A great place to start learning about the Vikings is how they saw the year this was a real eye opener when I first started my research https://www.adescentintodarkness.co.uk/norse-calendar-days-and-months Freyja’s Fridays #79 Norse Cosmology I loved learning about the nine realms and what they were all about, this was a real fun article to write https://www.adescentintodarkness.co.uk/norse-cosmology Freyja’s Fridays #81 Ragnarok An absolute fascinating belief that Vikings had about how the worlds would end https://www.adescentintodarkness.co.uk/ragnarok Freyja’s Fridays #89 Hjuki and BIl Mani the moon god is said to be accompanied by two children he took from Midgardr called Hjúki and Bil, who were fathered by Viðfinnr, while the two were walking from the well Byrgir ‘Hider of something,’ both of them carrying on their shoulders the pole Simul or ‘Eternal,’ that held the pail Sæg between them. This is where the legend of Jack and Jill is said to have originated. Other theories suggest that the two gods' roles in mythology are the moon's phases. It is said that the two children were carrying a pail of water from a sacred well and that Máni swooped down and took the pail. The two children chase after Máni to attempt to take back their pail. Freyja’s Fridays #35 Blood Eagle One of the worst executions a person could go through was the Blood Eagle, it was intended for those which were dubbed Honour less and therefore anyone subjected to it would not be able to enter the halls of Valhalla. The blood eagle was reportedly first thought up by Ivarr the Boneless, one of the most notorious and heinous Vikings of the 9th century and one of the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok, who used it to strike fear into his enemies, Ivarr is said to have used this method of execution on the Northumbrian King Aella in revenge for Aella killing Ragnar by throwing him in a pit of snakes. So what did it actually involve? First the intended victim would be restrained, face down; next, the shape of an eagle with outstretched wings would be cut into his back. After that, his ribs would be hacked from his spine with an axe, one by one, and the bones and skin on both sides pulled outward to create a pair of “wings” from the man’s back. The victim, it is said, would still be alive at this point to experience the agony having salt rubbed, quite literally, into his vast wound. After that, his exposed lungs would be pulled out of his body and spread over his “wings,” offering witnesses the sight of a final bird-like “fluttering” as he died. Also as a little side note, if you cried out whilst this took place, your soul went to Niflhel, the darkest part of Helheimr the norse realm of the dead where your soul would be devoured by Nidhoggr the corpse eater and lost into oblivion forever. OK so now you have seen this post stick around for the other #100 posts or check out my website at www.adescentintodarkness.co.uk THANK YOU TO ALL FOLLOWERS FOR MAKING THIS EPIC

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