Retracing Gangleri's mythical journey to the city of Asgard, told in the ancient Norse story, Gylgaginning, leads to remarkable archaeological evidence of the emergence of Norse culture in Europe.
Literary and ethnographic accounts of bear veneration in ancestral traditions throughout the Northern Hemisphere raise questions about the origins of arts and story-telling traditions in viking-age Scandinavia.
Early reviews of Newton's forthcoming translation of the ancient poem, Havamal, affirm the translation retains psycholinguistic information not detectable in other translations and adds insights into ancient Norse culture.
Questions emerge after iron rods identified as staffs were recovered from Scandinavian viking-age burials of women identified as sorceresses. This research database includes literary attestations and archaeological evidence of seidr practice.