Saemarr


For those of you interested in Runology or Viking weapons, the veteran re-enactor, Saemarr, is still selling runic talismans, charms and sets of divination kevals. You will see a set of rune kevals and a casting cloth shown below and you can contact him and order through his website, saemarr.weebly.com.


Throughout the event, Saemarr gave demonstrations on the traditional names, meanings and use of runic symbols in Heathen magic and ritual, with a brief introductory description of the 24 rune Elder Futhark and its application in rune divination and Heathen magic.

As the founder of Viking re-enactment in the U.K, he also gave talks on Viking period weapons, demonstrating the main weapons of the Dark Ages and their practical use in Viking re-enactment including their use in today's combat performances. These have spread as a worldwide hobby from his beginnings with a small group in 1971.

Saemarr has studied both of these subjects extensively for many years and at the end of each performance he answered any questions to the best of his ability.

As a special all day activity Saemarr also demonstrated axe and javelin throwing!



Here is an excerpt from Saemarr's rune divination booklet...

The contents of this booklet are not intended to be a history of runic divination or a concise treatise on the subject. They are merely a basic introduction to the practice of rune casting and divining the staves according to the Germanic symbols known as the Elder Futhark, and a selection of related information aimed at helping beginners or those with an interest in this ancient, esoteric skill.
The author, a recognised Goði (Priest) of Norse heathenism is a familiar name amongst many groups and individuals, including many Viking period re-enactors, who follow the original deities of our Folk and culture by observing the pre-Christian calendar festivals etc, and attending ritual gatherings throughout the year. Saemarr started studying runes and Norse heathenism around the very early 1970s, (at the same time as, (but unaware of) three other Heathen movements; The Odinist Committee (U.K),The Asatru Free assembly (U.S.A) and the Asatruar Felaghið in Iceland. These burgeoning revivals engendered a sudden literary phenomenon which sprung runes back into the public's attention, resulting in a flood of books on runelore, with its emphasis on Germanic Heathenism, as opposed to the well known traditions such as witchcraft and magic of Celtic Paganism.