Dark Age Food&Beverages – Bread Kvas

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As mentioned before here, the Slavic word “kvas, kwas” (“acid”) comes from the name of Norse god Kvasir, whose blood was a component of Mead of Poetry, so wanted by Aesir gods.  Kvas… Continue reading

Thietmar of Merseburg

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Thietmar of Merseburg, son of graf Siegmund von Walbeck (25.07-975 – 1.12.1018) was a German bishop of Merseburg and an author of a famous chronicle, especially important for early history of Polan state.… Continue reading

Reenactment – Ogrodzieniec Barbarian Invasion 2013 (IXc-XIc)

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We wanted to share today the tournament that took place last weekend during Ogrodzieniec Barbarian Invasion 2013.  The focus of the event isI Xc -XIc peoples of Nothern and Central Europe – Slavs,… Continue reading

Dark Age Food&Beverages – pots and grill put to the test.

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Recently we have put our pots, grill and tripod to the test. Having some guests we decided to have a nice, little garden party with one rule – we decided to eat some… Continue reading

Slavic and Norse music, Percival, pt III

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“Oj Dido” by Percival is a Slavic song telling of young warriors, called to war by a slavonic “rada” (equivalent of the Norse althing), during which they died because this is the outcome… Continue reading

Of Popiel, the duke eaten by mice.

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Popiel (Pumpil, Pumpyl, Pąpyl – “ash” or “a bubble”/”an ulcer” (as a sign of a tyrant)) was a legendary Goplan warlord, duke and a ruler over Goplan land, an important hero of one… Continue reading

Reenactment – glassware jewellery.

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Truso findings confirm the existence of an arabic trade route connecting Baltic coast with Arabic states. It seems that one of the most demanded commodities traded in Truso was glassware – glass panes,… Continue reading

A Mysterious Folk of Bodzia

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Building an ordinary road can lead to interesting archeological findings. In Bodzia near Brześć Kujawski, during building of a A1 highway, 17 dark age tombs dated to Xc-XIc were found with skeletons of… Continue reading

Tyr – the god that danced with wolves

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Tyr is presumably one of the oldest germanic gods. His other names in other Germanic languages are: Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu and Cyo, all from Proto-Germanic Tîwaz.… Continue reading

Slavic and Norse Music – Percival, pt II

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This one is from the newest Percival’s album “Slava!” (slavonic:  “Glory!”) The whole album presents the folk/early medieval music of Southern Slavs – Croatians, Serbs, Macedonians . “Gusta mi magla”  is a Serbian… Continue reading

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