This site presents
a score of documents related to the runes, the runic inscriptions,
the runic charms and magic, Siberian and Saami shamanism, and
many facts of Nordic and Celtic mythology. Enjoy! and please
send us your comments
YK's short vita
Quelques mots sur ce site et son auteur
Brief Description of our Sections - Que trouvez-vous ici?
An inside definition of Paganism and
Une définition païenne
NEW! (regularly updated) an English translation
of Hávamál from a Heathen point of view. Une traduction française faite d'un point de vue païen.
In/En comple/ément: On the contracts, Sur les contrats
Nouveau, (encore un seul conte): Contes de la mythologie germanique
and dance the runes, a runic galdr
et danser les runes, un galdr:
complete Grimm tales Face to face German/English
edition (désolé, ils
ne sont pas tous libres d'accès en Français)
edition of Grimm's German Mythology
(in English only)
under construction Trilingual
version (English, German and MHG) of the Song of
version française d'une entrevue
avec Beinteinsson, le fondateur de la Ásatrúarfélag
en 1973 en Islande.
Inscriptions - et en version française !
Runic inscriptions can give
us some idea of how the runes were used by some at least. This
is an easy to read and understand (as compared to the original
sources!) presentation of runic inscriptions that you have likely
never seen before. You will find practically all the runic inscriptions
available from Krause, Moltke, Antonsen and Derolez in English,
complete with explanations.
présente une étude des inscriptions runiques existantes,
comme elles ont été décrites dans les livres
de Krause, Derolez, Moltke, Antonsen et Makaev, difficiles à
obtenir - et même à comprendre. Les
These Rune pages discuss these
kinds of things:
look at the etymology of rune from Proto-Indo-European
to English and it's branchings off along the way. Please let
us know if you can add to this page!
Norse Sagas, Germanic Lore, Celtic Legends and Historical
Texts - Les saga, le folklore germanique etc.
and Germanic Lore
pages contain articles and short descriptions on
things like: the Voluspa; the ancient
German Goddess, Frau Holle or Perchta
or Perhata; Jacob; a face to
face ON-English version of Thorpe's translation
('Volund story'); a summary
of Dumézil's book, Loki; and Jordanes' description
of the Goths.
On the Norns and the
Dísir, Des Nornes
et des Dises
personal "Heathen feminism" section:
complete version of the
Grimm Tales in
German, in the correct order, with a side by side,
paragraph by paragraph English translation, that
I gathered and compiled. I thank the Midhnott Sol
Kindred for making it also available at http://www.northvegr.org/lore/grimmsf/.
You will also find many other interesting texts
on their site at: http://www.northvegr.org
A section is devoted to the early travels to Nordic
countries that still retained a good amount of heathenism.
The first page available at this point is Scheffer's
description of Lapp country in 1673
Aussi, en version française(de l'époque!):
de la Laponie due à Scheffer (1673).
- Le Chamanisme sibérien
Extracts of Maria Antonina CZAPLICKA's Aborigenal Siberia
and My Siberian Year AND OF
Stepan P. Krasheninnikov's
Explorations of Kamchatka
My own 'vision' of Siberian shamanism - Ma propre 'vision' du chamanisme sibérien
LORE - Folklore
The primary source of the Ogams. Here
a table summarizes the whole stuff. La
connaissance la plus ancienne des Ogam.
Un tableau résume
l'ensemble des connaissances anciennes sur les Ogam. Contient aussi une traduction
commentée de celle de Calder.
English translation of the Auraicept
(in a workable version)
(Welsh lore): The (English)
/ Les (Français) Mabinogion
This section gives the four branches of the Mabinogion
and other Welsh ancient novels of the Red and White
books with an English translation of Joseph
En Français: le
thème de l'eau, poèmes et analyses voir
aussi: L'eau et le feu
Charms, and Curses
charmes et malédictions
Healing with Galdr
- La guérison par le galdr
pages contain a selection of healing charms: Lithuanian
charms, Anglo-Saxon charms, charms from Hildegarde
von Bingen, charms from the Kalevala, runic charms,
charms from the Scottish Highlands, and rare Baltic
Healing Charms (in English et Français)
Nouveau: Version française de "La guérison dans le Kalevala"
Folklore - avec traductions
page devoted to Lithuanian Folklore,
containing so far some translations of Littauische Volksliede, very much
under construction however (a *very* slow one, sorry!)
famous ship-grave of Oseberg has given us numerous archaeological
treasures. Among them, an interesting but puzzling finding has
still today no satisfactory interpretation: the so-called "Buddha-bøtte"
(Buddha-pail). Here is a discussion of the find, with links to
This article on healing
is actually a summary of Yves' approach to healing. So, in a
sense, it's a summary of this site and his book too.
- Hungarian runes
- Les runes hongroises
topic and even the existence of a runic-like writing
originating from Hungary is often superbly ignored
by the runologists, even when they discuss the possible
origin of the runes. It seems that, worse, the Hungarian
Academy of Sciences does not want to see the topic
even discussed. Thus, it is left to a handful of
faithful Hungarians who try to show the antiquity
of their rovás writing. When so few people
are active in a field, it cannot but show large
deficiencies. For example, when a set of shapes
is found, nothing proves it represents runes, rovás,
or gothic letters, etc. The recognition comes when
some archeological studies have been performed,
the shapes are well recognized for belonging to
a given alphabet, an interpretation is given, and
some kind of coherent body of knowledge is formed
about the topic. To
you have been studying the runes for years or just beginning,
you will not only find everything you ever wanted to
know about runes, but everything you should
know about them. This is a completely original work,
based on historical documents, archeological finds and
years of personal experience. Presented in three volumes,
Nordic Magic Healing by Yves
Kodratoff gives you a completely new approach to healing
that integrates ancient and modern healing methods without
compromise and combines them with the original use of
the runes. In no other text will you find such a comprehensive
presentation of the runes and healing. http://www.nordic-life.org/nmh/nmh.htm tells you
more about this book.
is a page of email lists that you
can join to discuss the ideas presented on this site.
what you would expect, links! We don't have a large number of
them, but what is there is very good and will certainly get you
started in the right direction.
you are very keen, and you would like to check out
the references for the information
you find on these pages, then you are in the right