Vikings and other early Germanic peoples celebrated a holiday called Jól (in Old Norse) or Yule (in English). This video looks at the real surviving evidence for what actually happened at Yule celebrations in Viking times, featuring a guest fly-by by Muninn in the first few seconds. Gleðileg jól!
Jackson Crawford, Ph.D.: Sharing real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus. Visit JacksonWCrawford.com (includes bio and linked list of all videos).
Jackson Crawford’s translation of Hávamál, with complete Old Norse text: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-wanderer-s-havamal-4275
Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-poetic-edda
Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-saga-of-the-volsungs-4098
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