Do you have any resources on building early period Norse helms starting with a premade helm top?

Greetings!

I don’t have any, but I reached out to some armorer-friends, and they suggested the following:

There is an SCA Armor Facebook group [Link] which you may find helpful.

A lot depends on what you’re starting with and what tools/skills you have.

Some armorers also make kits – pre-cut pieces that you assemble and fit [Example].

Hope that helps get you started. <3

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Pre-Viking Iron Age settlement will give a glimpse of life in Norway 1,500 years ago

ancientorigins:

A 1,500-year-old settlement in Norway is being excavated, and researchers expect it will be a rich source of information. The area had been underwater at one time, so the soil is composed of seashells. Most Norwegian soil is too acidic for bones to survive beyond the medieval era, but this soil has preserved many animal, fish and bird bones. The archaeologists also expect a cemetery and harbor are nearby.#norway #archaeology #news #excavation

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FREE EBOOK: Woven into the Earth by Else ØstergÄrd

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What Vikings Really Looked Like

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Houses and domestic life in the Viking Age and medieval period: material perspectives from sagas and archaeology

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FREE EBOOK – The Heimskringla: Volume 1, by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Samuel Laing

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Norse Names

xaykwolf:

Okay so I’m looking at old Norse names for my SCA persona, and I’m thinking I like Sigrdrífa. The trouble is, I can’t find much at all on the origin/mythology of the name. I know she was a valkyrie, that’s all. Anyone got more? I’d appreciate any help


My go-to for name stuff is the Academy of St. Gabriel. They have…

A list of links related to Scandinavian Names, including A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names.

It appears that Sigrdrifa is more a title than a name itself.

According to Wikipedia:

The name SigrdrĂ­fa means “victory-urger” or “inciter to victory”,[2][3]) and is in an epithet of the valkyrie Brynhildr. It occurs in Fafnismal (stanza 44), and the prose following stanza 4 of the Sigrdrifumal glosses it as the valkyrie’s name. Early editors of the text have followed this lead and given the title of Sigrdrifumal to this section of the Codex Regius text.[4]

In the ASG, I have found these variants of Sigrdrifa:

* Sigri/{dh}r

In this list, {dh} represents the letter "edh", pronounced like the
<th> in <this> [...] [Link]

Sigridis in a list of Sweedish female names from the 14th century [here].

  Sigri, Sigrid, in a document from 1583, from Norbotten, the northernmost Swedish province: [Link]

A longer discussion of Sigri/{dh}r: [Link]

I hope these help!

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Valkyrie’s Lullaby written by Lasair inghen ui h’Airt (Midrealm) performing her newest piece. Recorded at the seventh Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium that was held at Camp Wawbeek in beautiful Wisconsin Dells on Labour Day weekend 2014. ( I would love to learn this piece for a Halloween celebration that my Barony does as it sound very ominous and hauntingly beautiful, but I don’t know the correct procedure with performing other people’s songs from the SCA.)

Thank you for sharing this! I didn’t get a chance to hear it live, but I did hear people raving about it. 😀

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FREE E-BOOK: Medieval Garments Reconstructed – Norse Clothing Patterns

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