For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicusas rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
The more you know.
(Source: culturenordic.com, via forestsong)
"Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood."
This summer has been most strange, most unsettling, even for a witch used to feeling the quickening of a thousand-thousand winds in her bones. Whither the brutal, baking heart of August? Whither the cicada-choked nights? The season turns again and again away from me. I can see only its shoulder, then its retreating back.
I feel no worry. Well, no great worry. Honestly if I find out this was autumn fairy mischief I am going to be QUITE displeased. I take my Eye off of them for one breath of a moment and they’re gilding leaves and injecting all and sundry with a dark, fathomless thirst for “”“pumpkin spice.”“”“
"The Latin proverb, homo homini lupus - man is a wolf to man … is a libel on the wolf, which is a gentle animal with other wolves."