books, English, modern, mythology, Old Norse

Recensie: Norse Mythology

Ik raad iedereen aan het luisterboek te beluisteren. Gaiman leest Norse Mythology zelf voor en hij heeft een prettige stem om naar te luisteren. In Norse Mythology – en zeker in het luisterboek - komen de oudnoordse goden echt tot leven.

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boardgames, English, Medieval

A question concerning Alea Evangelii

cgrn asked: Hi. I am not a professor or anything, but I would like to learn more about Alea Evangelii and your link came up. Do you know if the original manuscript has been translated into English by anyone? and is it possible to get a copy of the translation? I am interested to find… Continue reading A question concerning Alea Evangelii

boardgames, Celtic, English, Medieval, Old Norse

Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?

Considering the extensive and intense contact between the Vikings and the people of the British Isles, it is not unlikely that some form of the Old Norse hnefatafl game has been introduced in Ireland. As we've seen in my previous post, fidchell seems an unlikely candidate. In the case of Brandub, which means 'raven black',… Continue reading Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?

announcement, boardgames, Celtic, English, Old Norse

The Chessmen Unmasked exhibition

The Lewis Chessmen (or, more correctly: gaming pieces) are currently on tour for the Exhibition "The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked. Currently they are in The National Museum of Scotland. On their website you can find loads of interesting information concerning the pieces and current research. Exhibition: The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked On the website you can also… Continue reading The Chessmen Unmasked exhibition