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Member Appreciation & Special Mentions

:bulletgreen: Members, Watchers, and Other Generally Mischievous Deviants!

:bulletgreen:This box is for giving accolades to our members that have given us so much to help make this group what it is today and what it will be in the future.


:iconcelticstarplz:Honoree for this week:iconcelticstarplz:


For her wonderful photography that has captured the "Scandinavian landscabe" as it is and should forever be.
You can view one of her snap-shots here...:...Where light and darkness meet... by AnnaIceflames
Or visit our "Scandinavian Landscapes" gallery folder by clicking :pointr: here :pointl:, to view more outstanding photography created by her and also other fantastic images that remind us of what was and what is 'Scandinavian Landscapes'.


We hope you enjoy...


"Member Promotional"

"Hail Members!" :iconvikingwarplx:

We were thinking that if anyone (":iconscandinavia-vikings: members only") would like us to place some kind of link or special mention of something their involved in , or something you would like to see placed here in our "Member Appreciation & Special Mentions" widget, that fits our theme. We would be happy to oblige.

What we would need are any "links" of course and a short description of what you would like to go into the widget.

Any members can ask the group directly, (with a massage) or send one of us (admin) a massage or note. And or send the group a note as to what it is that you would like us to display for you within our "Member Appreciation & Special Mentions" widget.

However... whatever it is that you would like to see displayed, it must fit our theme, without exceptions.

There is no time limit yet as to how long any one "Member's Promo" will remain displayed within the widget. It's all contingent/based on the amount/number of requests we receive.

So get "cracking"...

If you'd like to see one of your "promo's" displayed.
Send us your best and we'll do what we can to display each and every request.Once again, it must fit our theme with no exceptions.

Think of this as a sort of "Member's Promotional""</font>

:bulletgreen:We're very grateful for those who have become members!

:bulletgreen:We Appreciate you All! :iconvikingwarplx:



Geri and Freki

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In Old Norse,these names both mean "the ravenous" or "greedy one". They are two wolves which are said to accompany Odin.
The pair can be compared to similar figures found in Greek, Roman and Vedic mythology, and may also be connected to beliefs surrounding the Germanic "wolf-warrior bands", the Úlfhéðnar also commonly known as Berserkers .

Geri and Freki, along with Odin and his ravens Huginn and Muninn, reflect a symbiosis observed in the natural world among ravens, wolves, and humans on the hunt.

In a biological symbiosis one organism typically shores up some weakness or deficiency of the other. As in such a symbiosis, Odin the father of all humans and gods, though in human form was imperfect by himself. As a separate entity he lacked depth perception (being one-eyed) and he was apparently also uninformed and forgetful. But his weaknesses were compensated by his ravens, Hugin (mind) and Munin (memory) who were part of him.

He also had two wolves at his side, and the man/god-raven-wolf association was like one single organism in which the ravens were the eyes, mind, and memory, and the wolves the providers of meat and nourishment. Odin gives all of the food on his table to his wolves Geri and Freki and Odin requires no food, for wine is to him both meat and drink.

As a god, Odin was the ethereal part, he only drank wine and spoke only in poetry.


I wondered if this could be a metaphor that playfully and poetically encapsulates ancient knowledge of our prehistoric past as hunters in association with two allies to produce a powerful hunting alliance.
It would reflect a past that we have long forgotten and whose meaning has been obscured and badly frayed as we abandoned our hunting cultures to become herders and agriculturists, to whom ravens and wolves now act as competitors.


Check out these other interesting links,

'Secrets of the Viking Sword'

A modern-day sword-smith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages; a sword both prized and feared.

:iconvikingwarplx: 'The Ulfberht' :iconvikingwarplx:



Space Viking

Is a science fiction novel written by H. Beam Piper and is set in his Terro-Human future history. It tells the story of one man's search for his wife's murderer and its unexpected consequences. The story was originally serialized in Analog magazine (November 1962 – February 1963), then published by Ace Books in 1963.

I read this book some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it and so may you...

Space Vikings photo SpaceVikingPaperBackCover_zps2d5dfe48.png


Ten thousand refugees from the losing side of The Big War (The System States War of The Cosmic Computer) fled far beyond the boundaries of the Terran Federation and colonized the planet Excalibur. By the beginning of Space Viking, they had expanded to a handful of Sword Worlds (so-called because they are named after legendary swords) and had grown to a total population of three and a half billion, organized in a feudal system of kingdoms, duchies, and other small states, ruled by frequently warring noblemen. Despite their isolation and the political instability, the inhabitants managed to retain a high level of technology, including space flight.

One day, a starship rediscovered the Old Federation. Civilization had collapsed, presumably due to the war; many of the planets had regressed to varying stages of semi-barbarism. Taking advantage of the situation, "Space Vikings" (reminiscent of Norse vikings) proceeded to raid the poorly defended Federation worlds over the next three hundred years for loot.

Group Info

We would like to invite all who are Scandinavian and also those that wish to learn more about us, to please join this group.
While here, you can post historical facts and data, mythological stories, and pictures about Scandinavian, Norse, Celtic, and Northern European topics that interest you!

Becoming a member::iconaxeplz:
Click the "join this Group" button at the top of the page.
This group does not in any way Condone, Support, or Tolerate, antisemitism/racism in any form.
Submitting Art::iconvikingwar:
As a member you can submit art to any of our "Gallery Folders", with exception of the "Featured Folder".
Submissions will need approval before they are uploaded. All kinds of art are acceptable as long as it is appropriate for the folder and fits in with our groups theme.
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KatZ3njamm3r Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding me :D
Geosammy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tuonenkalla Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, I'm about to join anyway, but for the future reference I'm going to ask and make sure... this group accepts art related to all Nordic history/mythology themes, yes? I understood so, even if the gallery seems to contain mostly vikings / Norse mythology themed things. :)

I have to ask, because in my works I often mix especially Finnish, Norse and Sámi mythologies with culture historical things from any Nordic countries.
Geosammy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes we do accept all art related Nordic/Norse mythologies and culture. 
LucyLovesLeather Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay for more Finnish art! 
Geosammy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding my art here!
Geosammy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, it's a fine piece. 
LucyLovesLeather Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello, thank you for adding me to your group!

I'm new to deviant art and groups, and I think I submitted my artwork to the wrong gallery.  Sorry for the mix up!
Geosammy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's alright,  we moved them into the appropriate folders. 
LucyLovesLeather Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm a noob but I learn fast!
Geosammy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you have any questions about where to submit anything,  just ask one of our admin. We'll be glad to help you place whatever it is into right folder. ;-)
xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding my work here!
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
StenarSone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Hejsan or hello!
I am Looking for someone that are interested to help me and our community to make a logo for the Nordic Asa-community. 

If anyone would like to help it would be very appreciated :) 

Please send me a pm if you have any good ideas.

The logo we are looking for is Yggdrasil in the middle with the midgardsnake around biting its own tail. 

Hope to hear from you soon. I know there is so many great artist out there and we will give you all the feedback we can for your work!

CEO and founder of the Nordic Asa-Community
hailmust Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the featureLa la la la 
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome,  it's a wonderful piece of work and we're very pleased that you submitted it to our gallery. :iconvikingwarplx:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the requests :)

Water Carbuncle-eyes By M0zch0ps by m0zch0ps  
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
alexwild13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Skal ! much love. Love all !
Geosammy Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ThaneBobo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Hello!! Thanks a lot for adding me as member!! Cheers!!
Geosammy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers!! :iconcheers2plz: To you as well. :iconvikingwarplx:
fuchskauz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
thanks so much for accepting my art :D (Big Grin) 
Geosammy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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