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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NORSE STUFF?
Wanna be a Víkingr but know nothing about Norse stuff? Or wanna become an associate member of Víkingaherr (The Víkingar Order) and need to take an orientation course? This course covers the fundamentals of Norse mythology and ancestral Norse traditions. We could also call it Norse Stuff for Dummies.
Note: the entire content of this course is also included in the Hirðmaðr training course.
The Forn Siðr course is entirely completed online at your own pace. For our bros and sis deployed in countries with unreliable internet access, we can also send all materials covered in the course on a USB key.
The Forn Siðr course is organized in 8 main sections: Norrœnt mál (Old Norse language), Eddur (The Eddas), Íslendingasögur (The Sagas), Frædi (Norse History), Seiðr (Norse Magic), Forneskja (Norse Lore), Siðir (Norse Customs), and Víkingar (The Vikings).
WHAT'S COVERED IN THE FORN SIÐR COURSE
NORRŒNT MÁL (OLD NORSE LANGUAGE)
Introduction to the fundamentals of norrœnt mál (Old Norse language), Rök (Runes), as well as the basics about Íslenska (Icelandic) pronunciation. Access to a Úlfheðinn for any question you may have.
EDDUR (THE EDDAS)
Review of the Hávamál, Konungsbók Eddukvæða (Poetic Edda), as well as Snorra Edda (The Prose Edda), translated into a decent English version. Access to a Úlfheðinn for any question you may have.
ÍSLENDINGASÖGUR (the sagas)
Access to all the Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders) that have been translated into (an acceptable version of) English. Again, a Úlfheðinn is available to answer your questions.
Fræði (Norse History)
Norse history, ancient manuscripts, poems, and culture (Old Norse and Icelandic texts translated into English). Access to a Úlfheðinn for any question you may have.
Seiðr (NORSE Magic)
Brief overview of Norse magic, normally the realm of the feminine. With access to a Úlfheðinn as usual.
FORNESKJA (NORSE LORE)
Fundamentals about the Norse lore, including Æsir (Norse gods associated with war), Ásynjur (Norse goddesses associated with war), Vanir (Norse gods and goddesses associated with peace), Jötnar (Giants), Aðrir (other deities), Kindir (creatures), Kynja (species) and Níu Heimar (The Nine Homeworlds aka Yggdrasil). A Úlfheðinn is reachable via email for any question.
SIÐIR (NORSE CUSTOMS)
Basics of Norse culture. This includes the main helgar (Norse Festivals), Norse/Icelandic traditions, sǫngr (Norse Music), orðskviðir (Viking Proverbs), how to make glögg and mjoðr (mead), and fullrettirsorð (how to swear like a Viking). Finally, all this is followed by a carefully selected movie to give you an idea of Viking life. Access to a Úlfheðinn for any question you may have.
VÍkingAR (THE VIKINGS)
Basics about Norse culture, as it relates specifically to Víkingar. This includes the Víkinga Code, rígr (social structure), eiðr (Norse Oaths), jafnaðr (Norse justice), nafn (the Old Norse naming system), dauði (deaths and rituals), leifa (afterlife where people go when not to Valhöll), hervápn (traditional Viking weapons), and Úlfhéðnar (the best Viking warriors). You can also watch several carefully selected documentaries, and have the option still to ask any question you may have to a Úlfheðinn.
How to get started? Easy: You just need to sign up!
Cost of course is $50. That's all. No taxes, as we never believed in taxes, and this isn't about to change.