This web resource was created to advance understanding and knowledge on Old Norse Mythology for the academically inclined as well as the laymen who are seriously interested in learning more about their historical ancestral heritage stemming back from around the timeline that was the late Iron Age during what was known as the heathen era. A very long time ago, lost in the midst of half remembered storytelling legends, our ancestral folkway who roamed the Northern European plains practiced an ancient tradition that honoured their native gods and goddesses; these elder gods became known back then to the early Northern Europeans as either the Regin or Tivar. Their names and their stories managed somehow to survive the Dark Ages and the advent of the Duel Faith Christian period filtering down from the oral tradition of a thousand years ago into the written word via heroic sagas and the written prose of medieval Christian scribes. We at Northvegr are totally dedicated to keep with the truth and promote the real Northern Ways to all those who would listen. Northvegr.org was originally developed to promote a balanced unbiased approach to scholarship using primary and secondary sources as well as critical thinking.
The necessary first step in re-discovering the nature of heathen thought in Scandinavia is to discover how much has been caught up and preserved in the literature we possess, and to assess carefully the extent of the wealth at our disposal before we trace out its origins" ~ HRE Davidson, The Road to Hel