Couple Recreates the First Traditional Viking Wedding in Almost 1000 Years

Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth tied their knot on 25th of August with a special wedding ceremony. They recreated a Viking weeding next to a beautiful Norwegian Lake, and it was the first Viking wedding in almost 1,000 years.

Like most wedding that take time organizing, this one required extra work because most of the stuff had to be made from the beginning. They prepared two longboats, found a pagan priest to prepare blood offerings taken from an innocent pig, that was later enjoyed as part of the feast, made the traditional dress and had a gothi to bless their weeding, which was not easy to find at all considering all the rituals one must know.

They didn’t have Spotify music, instead they sang and danced to live music that their ancestors danced to over a millennium ago.

Hunting horns were blown to signify it’s time for the people to assemble and witness the holy matrimony.

Surprisingly, none of them had been born or raised pagans. Rune was the one that had been part of the revivalist for 2 years, and then introduced Elisabeth into the culture. She slowly but surely began to fell in love with the Viking world and embraced the culture.

The purpose of Viking revivalists were to prevent more people from stigmatizing this fascinating culture with rape, violence, and war. “Vikings were no more terrible than any other group of people living at that time. What people don’t mention is that Vikings were people who had a great appreciation for nature, for the land, and for animal life. We want people to be more aware of that,” explains Rune.

The gothi, while holding a branch of dried rose in one hand, chants blessings to officiate the wedding.

He will use the blood sacrifice on his face and proceeds to hand a sword that both the man and woman must hold to signify harmonization and unification.

A lot of people were concerned how this wedding it was going to turn out. Even Rune’s mother had her doubts that her son was not going to get married in a Christian way.

“I think she has now come to accept it. She can see how happy paganism makes me and how it has helped me get my life together. Before I was a Viking, I didn’t have a wife, a baby and a house – now look at me,” said Rune.

And indeed, by the end a lot of people could feel the energy and love that was generated in the ceremony.

As you can see in the Brullaup, which is a race between two families who were unified through the wedding! Basically, the fun game time!

Now they have a 6-month-old baby, whom they named Ragnar and they also adopted a dog to be a part of their Viking family.

Heart Soothing Stories That Will Make You Think Someone Has Cut Onions

We often have the chance to meet good-hearted people or we encounter the sweetest moments with someone or someone who does a very good deed to us. Or just the cases of humans being just humans might inspire and elevate our spirits. Thus is this collection Today we have chosen for you all some of the most emotional cases of people who run into the sweetest situations from others or they did it themselves.

Bellow, you have all that you need to soothe your heart. I advise every one of you to grab a tissue because someone is going to cut some onions right at night. Yes us Earthwonders we are cutting onions today!

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1. For those with golden heart

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My parents split when I was in first grade. My mom met my step-dad, mark when I was in second grade. We moved in with him by the time I was in 3rd we moved into his house. He treated my siblings and me as his own since day 1. He even would watch Gilmore Girls with me and my sister every afternoon. After my mom died when I was 16, Mark didn’t make us go live with our biological dad. He continued raising us as his own. He started out as my mom’s boyfriend and became my dad, my best friend, my go-to for advice.

Mark ended up working 3 jobs while having heart failure, asthma, and diabetes. He did everything he could to provide for my sister and me. He passed away 6 days before I graduated college in 2016. It’s been a few years but I still have trouble on Father’s Day. He could have ditched us when our mom died and we didn’t have enough income. But he didn’t. He was there fighting to put food on the table. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers who fight for their children.

2. In the name of his angel brother.

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3. This Little Fella After Winning First Place In A Bike Tournament

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4. Important Memories On Google Maps

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5. I Am Finally Cancer Free! Really Excited To Live Life To The Fullest And Have Fun Again

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6. He Has Cerebral Palsy, Mitochondrial Disease, And Was In Special Education Until The 7th Grade. He Just Graduated With His Aa And Highest Honors. Pride Is An Understatement

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He just received a full-ride scholarship to the school of his dreams. My son is going to rock the world as a lawyer!

 

7. At The Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market A Few Years Back

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8. My Favorite Graduation Photo. This Woman At My Campus’ Subway Kept Me Fed For 4 Years, And When I Was Low On Money, She Came Through For Me

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9. Balloon Seller’s Kind Gesture

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10. This Is The Day Our Daughter Was Declared In Remission From Stage 2 Liver Cancer

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11. A Year Ago I Was Depressed And Suicidal. Today Things Have Gotten Better

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12. When My Grandad Passed Away My Grandmother (She Is 85) Started Learning Painting To Distract Herself. After A Year She Gave Me This Painting

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13. Best Neighbours

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14. Jimmy Carter an ex USA president

15. My Best Bud And I Cleaned Up A Ton Of Trash Today On Our Day Off

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16. I Just Found Out That My Neighbors Tell Their Dog I’m Outside When They Want Him To Hurry Up And Get Out The Door. This Is Him Waiting For A Treat From Me

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17. Had The European Championship For Wheelchair Basketball. Took The Bronze Medal, And A Ticket To The World Championships In Japan Next Year

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Keep working hard lads, you’ll reach good places.

18. Don’t really have anyone to celebrate with, so I thought I’d share with you guys. I’m one year sober!

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19. Random Girl At Farmer’s Market Seduces My Partner In Front Of My Very Eyes

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20. In France, Peyo, A Beautiful 15-Year-Old Stallion, Often Comes To Comfort And Soothe Terminally Ill Patients At The Techer Hospital In Calais

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The horse always chooses which patient he wants to see, kicking his hoof outside the door.

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