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Boats and Ships

A Norseman and a ship was feared by all. Whom ever owned an Aesir ship would have been unstoppable even by the world serpent. Here is a list of such ships. Ellida Hringhorni Mannigfual...

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Armor

Armor protects. Magic armor protects even better. Here is a list of the most well know armor in the Norse world. Armour of Beowulf, a mail shirt made by Wayland the Smith. (Norse mythology)...

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Swords

Swords from Continental Germanic mythology Mimung, sword that Wudga inherits from his father Wayland the Smith. Nagelring, the sword of Dietrich von Bern. Balmung or Nothung, the sword from Die Walküre, wielded by Siegfried...

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Hávamál 05

Auden-Taylor (1969):  Who travels widely needs his wits about him, The stupid should stay at home: The ignorant man is often laughed at When he sits at meat with the sage. Hollander (1962):  Of...

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Hávamál 04

Auden-Taylor (1969):  Water, too, that he may wash before eating, Handcloth’s and a hearty welcome, Courteous words, then courteous silence That he may tell his tale. Hollander (1962):  A drink needeth to full dishes...

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Hávamál 03

Auden-Taylor (1969):  Fire is needed by the newcomer Whose knees are frozen numb; Meat and clean linen a man needs Who has fared across the fells. Hollander (1962):  The warmth seeketh who hath wandered...