Must See Video From Viking Fire Ceremony In Shetland

Must See Video From Viking Fire Ceremony In Shetland
January 27, 2016 Admin

Powerful Video of Up Helly Aa, the Viking Fire Festival in Shetland which just took place to mark the end of the Yule season. In modern Europe, where eyes are seldom turned to the continent’s proud history, and denigration of one’s ancestors is an accepted part of the ethno-suicidal framework, this event is an immensely powerful testament to the pride that still exists in European heritage.

This video gives me goosebumps, and is exactly the sort of ritualized, sacred ceremony that we in the modern West need.

Comments (3)

  1. Michael 2 years ago

    The Viking Festival was just amazing it moves the spirit and brings you in touch with your roots.

  2. Lynda 2 years ago

    Tolkien touches upon this in his mythology of the First Age.

    The High Elves of the West, the Feanorians, came to Middle Earth with war against Morgoth. They stole the swan ships of Alqualonde and burned them at Losgar. It is very likely that Elendil returning to Middle Earth out of the wreck of Numinor also burnt his ships. His song which is sung in Return of the King could well be a song of the burning of the Numinorian ships.

    In the mythology of NW Europe it means “going back”

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      Admin 2 years ago

      The scenes of the Numenoreans arriving on the shores of Middle-Earth are some of the most beautiful from Tolkien’s world. I agree that ship-burning has significance far exceeding that which one might apply to it at first glance.

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