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The Norse Mythology Of VEGVISIR - See The Followings
Vikings used a variety of strategies to pinpoint their ultimate goal. However, their compasses served a much deeper purpose. The Old Norse religion was brought to Iceland by the first inhabitants in 874CE. Belief in and veneration of the Norse Gods sir and Vanir was a part of this religious practice. It also included concepts such as magic and the various ways it might be used to achieve personal success. Icelandic magical staves were created by the ancient people and their successors. The symbolism of these staves has been entwined with Norse mythology, thus they can be found in many places. The Viking Compass, also known as Vegvisir, is a well-known stave from this era. If you want to buy vegvisir viking compass online at affordable prices you can visit here. How do you say Vegvisir in English? Signpost or Wayfinder, this word is pronounced "VEGG-vee-seer". Every one of the eight points has a distinctive design. Many Icelandic magical staves, or 'galdrastafir,' have been attributed to their employment in a variety of magical transmissions. Protection, advice, and aid were some of the sigils that were available. The runes of the Old Norse script were often combined to create the symbols. The body or actual objects, such as the hulls of ships or structures, were drawn. A rebirth of Old Norse mythology has taken place in Iceland, despite the country's conversion to Christianity in the mid-twelfth century. Is there any significance to the Viking Compass? According to legend, the Viking compass dates back to between the 8th and 11th centuries. The Huld (Hidden) Manuscript, compiled by Geir Vigfusson in the late 19th century, mentions Vegvsir. Thirty mystical symbols from different eras and their meanings are included in the manuscript. Vegvsir's motives are outlined as: In the event of a storm or poor weather, if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way. In order to prevent the person from getting lost as they left the house, a sign was put on their forehead. Blood is said to have been used to sketch it. It's possible that the symbol didn't exist at all during the Viking era. Rather than first appearing in Scandinavia, it is more likely to have been brought over by the Nordic peoples from other parts of Europe. Despite this, it is still very much a part of Icelandic culture. Recent decades have seen a revival of the Norse religion in the Nordic countries. Moreover, one percent of Icelanders practiced the Viking religion of satrarfélagi (The satr Fellowship) in 2017. Osir, orr, and Loki is among of the gods studied in this religion. This has resulted in a surge of interest in Norse mythology and all things related to it. Art, music, jewelry, decoration, and commerce are all examples of this. After getting Vegvsir tattooed on her arm in 1982, Björk helped popularise the sign. In 2020, Vegvsir will appear in artwork, tattoos, home decor, and jewelry. A connection has been made, even if there is no true tie to Viking culture. For this reason, Vegvsir, and other Norse symbols of protection, have a great meaning in Iceland. When it comes to Vegvisir and Aegishjalmur, there is no contest. gishjálmur, another magical stave, is sometimes mistaken for Vegvsir because of its resemblance to the latter. Since it's a magic channeler, gishjálmur serves an altogether different function than the one it once did. In addition to being called the 'Helm of Awe,' gishjálmur is an eight-pointed magical staff. Like its Wayfinder cousin, the eight trident points on a helmet of awe are always the same. A circle sits smack dab in the middle of the emblem. It was drawn on the warrior's brow to protect him and terrify his foes. The dragon Fafnir wore the Helm of Awe in Snorri Sturluson's Poetic Edda, which was compiled and edited by him. Wearing the Helm of Awe was credited by the dragon for his achievement in guarding his treasure horde. The poem's first line reads: Headgear of wrath I wore it in front of men's sons. In defense of my most prized possession I was the strongest of them all. I had the following thought in my head: As a result, I was unable to find a match for my own strength. Sigurd killed Fafnir and seized gishjálmur, a corporeal thing, as his own afterward. Other Staves from Iceland In order to get the intended result, it was critical to follow the directions precisely. In other circumstances, a spell had to be uttered before the staves could be pulled. Check out some of the various staves you may come across in Iceland. Thjofastafur The purpose of this sigil is to protect you from being robbed, however, it does not prevent you from being robbed. Instead, the thief's face will be revealed. As a starting point, you needed to carve the word "thor" into the bottom of a wooden bowl. After that, add water and yarrow flowers to the bowl. To disclose the thief's face, you must recite an appropriate charm. Vatnahlifir You should wear it under your right arm to protect yourself from drowning. There was a serious risk of drowning among Icelanders because fishing has always been an important part of their culture. All youngsters in Iceland were required to take swimming lessons beginning in 1940. Drowning deaths decreased with time, and the country now has a very low number of drowning deaths. Every town in Iceland has a public pool or hot spring, so everyone has a place to practice their swimming and hot spring skills. Ginfax and Gapaldur are the main characters Glam, Icelandic wrestling's national sport, necessitates the usage of staves like this. For a better chance at victory, they were painted on paper or wood and placed at strategic locations on the wearer's feet. Gapaldur was placed under the right heel, and Ginfaxi was placed under the left toes. What if, of course, the magical staves were worn by both combatants? There's probably a piece of jewelry displaying one of the staves that appeal to you the most. Another option is to get the stave tattooed on your body if you're really devoted to the idea. As you explore Iceland, see how many Nordic symbols you can spot. Symbols can be found in the company logos, artwork, and souvenirs at gift shops. It's safe to say that these symbols will continue to rise in importance throughout time. There is an increasing number of Icelanders who are converting to the satr Fellowship. The construction of a temple in Reykjavik is currently underway and will be open to the public when it is completed.
NFL Wild Card Week Recap
Wild Card weekend is one of my favorite weekends in the NFL season, and this weekend proved why once again. There were four games and two of them came down to the absolute wire, while the others offered us some insight as to what the rest of the playoffs might look like. Here's how it all went down. Chiefs smack Texans This one was ugly right from the start. Knile Davis took the opening kick off to the house for a TD and Kansas City never looked back, beating the Texans 30-0 when it was all said and done. Make no mistake about it - the Chiefs were as good as the Texans were awful. Houston turned the ball over 5 times (all by QB Brian Hoyer) and the Chiefs' defense dominated while doing plenty on the offensive side to turn Houston away. Easy win, and for Kansas City, it's on to New England for a really exciting matchup next weekend. Look out, everyone - the Chiefs could be here to stay. They've now won 11 in a row. Steelers sneak by in a thriller This was the best game of the week. Pittsburgh had a big lead, then Cincinnati came charging back, only to come up with two idiotic penalties in the last minute of the game to allow Pittsburgh to kick a game-winning FG and take it, 18-16. Cincinnati should be ashamed to have lost this game. Vontaze Burfict should be suspended for the hit he put on Antonio Brown - it could have killed the man. And there's no excuse for Adam Jones' penalty, either. Cincinnati had this one in their hands - it would have been their first playoff win in ages - but they let their heads get to them and flushed it down the toilet. Coach Marv Lewis is now 0-7 in the playoffs, and Pittsburgh moves on to Denver. Minnesota blows it at the end What heartbreak for the Vikings. They played a great game in the freezing cold and were up 9-0 late. Seattle turned it around with two really solid drives to take a 10-9 lead, but Minnesota was ready to steal the lead back again at the very end. Under a minute left and in range of a 27-yard field goal, it was all up to kicker Blair Walsh - and he choked. From 27 yards. This one really stings for Minnesota, who is sent packing, while Seattle was gifted a win and are one step closer to returning to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year. They may not have deserved this one, but they'll take it, and head off to Carolina for what should be a great game next week. Pack crush 'Skins No one gave the Redskins a chance in this one, and everyone was right. Even though the Packers aren't at their best right now, Washington isn't a real playoff team and they showed it. Green Bay was down early, but came storming back and took it with a final of 35-18. Washington heads home after a surprise playoff appearance, while Green Bay is on their way to Arizona to play the Cardinals next week. My picks went 4-0 this week! I guess I'm finally starting to earn the title The Sports Guru! :) How did your picks go this week? Did you catch any of the games? @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE @mchlyang
NFL Wild Card Week Top Plays!
What a great weekend of football it was as the playoffs finally got underway. All four games brought something interesting and each one had some crazy plays for us to feast our eyes on! Check out the top 5 plays of the week here! 5. Russell Wilson vs. Vikings The king of clutch. Wilson sees the snap go way behind him and rather than just sitting on it for a huge loss, he has the presence in mind to pick it up, immediately look downfield, and find the wide-open WR for a huge gain inside the 5. A play that could've been a 15 yard loss turned into a 30 yard gain - that's a game changer. 4. Jordan Reed vs. Packers Jordan Reed has had one of the best seasons of any TE in the league this year and he shows just how talented he is with this great one-handed snag in yesterday's game vs. the Pack. Amazing arm strength to haul it in, then he shows off some quick moves to pick up a few more yards after the catch. 3. Knile Davis vs. Texans This is the play that got the weekend started - with the first touch of the NFL playoffs, Knile Davis brought back the opening kick off 106 yards for the score! He was never touched - amazing blocking by the Chiefs' special teams! 2. Kam Chancellor vs. Vikings If you know me, you know I love defense - and Kam Chancellor made one of the plays of the week here. Adrian Peterson is as strong as strong comes, but Chancellor rips the ball right out of his grip and forces the fumble. What a game it was in Minnesota. 1. Martavis Bryant vs. Bengals Are you kidding me? Bryant comes up with one of the plays of the season as he somehow manages to maintain possession of the ball, flipping upside down and putting it between his legs for the score. What. A. Play. Which one was your favorite? @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE
[The Sports Guru] SEAHAWKS vs. Vikings
Sunday's first game brings another great matchup between the NFC North champs Minnesota Vikings and reigning NFC Champions Seattle Seahawks. The two will face off in Minnesota, where temperatures are supposed to be BELOW FREEZING at game time. That's right folks, they're saying the wind chill for the afternoon could be 40 below. Get your coats and gloves out, it's going to get cold even watching this thing from your living room. Minnesota It's important to realize that the Vikings have an advantage in this game not only because they'll have the crowd behind them, but also because they are no strangers to cold weather. That's what you get when you play home games in Minnesota, and the Vikings will have the upper hand as they're used to frigid temperatures. The Vikings finished 11-5 this season, shocking everyone by beating Green Bay in Week 17 to steal the division title. They are led by the man with the best nickname in football - Adrian Peterson ("Purple Jesus") and QB Teddy Bridgewater, who is making a career being virtually mistake-free and a great game manager. They have a solid defense and are a real upstart team with some great young players and the veteran RB pulling it all together. They're a really solid team and beating them at home will be no easy task. Seattle Seattle didn't have the same season that they did last year when they made the Super Bowl or the year before that when they won the whole thing, but make no mistake - Seattle is still a force to be reckoned with. Russell Wilson may be the hottest QB in the league right now, tossing TD passes left and right to WRs Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin. They'll be without Marshawn Lynch again, but their running game has been solid enough in his absence. He's a big loss, but they can get it done, especially with Wilson being the great scrambler that he is. Defensively, Seattle remains at the top of the NFL. They have playmakers all over the field, with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner and others still. This is a beastly team who got hot toward the end of the season and I really like the way they have been playing. My pick This is a tough one to call. I don't like picking against Minnesota in a cold weather game, especially against a team that isn't so used to playing in freezing temperatures, but I believe that Seattle is the better team. I think Russell Wilson & Co. can do enough to get it done in a tight affair. Seahawks 20, Vikings 17. I recommend you tune into this one, it could be the game of the weekend. Who are you picking to win? @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE
[The Sports Guru] NFL Playoff Picks
All right, with the playoffs upon us, we've identified the matchups (see my card from yesterday with the full list of games!) and there's only one thing left to do: Let's make some picks. AFC Wild Card round: Chiefs over Texans Steelers over Bengals I'm taking both road teams in the Wild Card week. Straight up, I think both of these teams are better than their hosts. Divisional Round: Steelers over Broncos Patriots over Chiefs I think the Steelers will get another road win, but the Patriots will do just enough to end the Chiefs' amazing winning streak. I don't believe in Denver's offense, and Pittsburgh will be plenty used to playing in the cold weather. Championship Round: Steelers over Patriots That's right folks, I'm taking the Wild Card Steelers to go all the way to the Super Bowl. It's going to be very difficult for them to win three road games in a row, but they have in my opinion the best offense in the league and a passing game that just cannot be stopped. Antonio Brown is uncoverable and Ben Roethlisberger knows how to play clutch football. They also have the advantage of being a cold-weather team, so playing games in January in places like Denver and New England won't bother them. The Patriots have too many injuries to make a Super Bowl run this year; my money is on Pittsburgh! NFC Wild Card Round: Seahawks over Vikings Redskins over Packers No one seems to be giving the Redskins a fair chance, but Green Bay isn't the team this year that we have seen for the past few seasons. They make too many mistakes on both sides of the ball and I think the red-hot Redskins offense can take advantage. The Seahawks have been here before and will overcome the home team Vikings due to their experience. Divisional Round: Panthers over Seahawks Cardinals over Redskins Panthers-Seahawks will be a game for the ages, but I think the Panthers, who many will probably pick to be upset in this game, will have enough to get it done. Playing at home will be a huge help for them, not to mention the extra week of rest. Seattle will put up a great fight but I don't see them going to their third straight Super Bowl. And, despite getting blown out in Week 17 by Seattle, I think Arizona has enough to beat Washington and move on. Championship Round: Panthers over Cardinals My pick to go to the Super Bowl from the NFC is the Carolina Panthers. This team went 15-1 for a reason and I think the week of rest that their first-round bye offers them will do them a lot of good. Playing at home in January means a lot, especially for a Carolina fanbase enjoying their best season ever. Arizona is a great team, but I think they will come up a bit short in this one. Carolina makes good on their 1st-overall seed and beats out the rest of the NFC this year. Super Bowl My pick for this year's Super Bowl winner is the Pittsburgh Steelers. No, Pittsburgh is not a perfect team, but I think they are going to get hot behind their unstoppable offense. They can put up points on anyone. They got handed a gift by the Jets who lost in Week 17 to allow the Steelers to slip in to the playoffs and I say they're going to take full advantage. Pittsburgh over Carolina in the Super Bowl. You heard it here first. Am I crazy for picking a Wild Card team? Who are you taking to go all the way? @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE