It’s a real alphabet soup!

Learning to write with the Runic Futhark takes lots of practice and how you use the symbols is up to you; whether you choose to translate letter for letter or you try to match the sound of the symbol with the sound your accent gives the words you use. All three are the Runic translationsContinue reading “It’s a real alphabet soup!”

WELCOME PARENTS AND KIDS

While Newfoundland is out of limits, due to COVID 19 restrictions, you can still learn and have fun getting to know it! Yesterday’s lesson on Runic Writing made me think of all the young ones practicing their words while doing home study. Early grade writers tend to write alot of letters in mirror form orContinue reading “WELCOME PARENTS AND KIDS”

Let’s Learn Runes!

Whether you want to better understand how modern English came to be, want to connect with your elders, roots and their ancient gods and goddesses or find delving into the dark arts fascinating – RUNES are awesome! For today’s lesson, we will learn the basic FUTHARK or alphabet. There are variations, although they vary onlyContinue reading “Let’s Learn Runes!”

So what is LARP?

Live Action Role Play or LARP is a combination of impromptu live theatre and competitive gaming.  So if you are participating in such, you are LARPING. It is played, for the most part, outdoors, with groups of people who aren’t afraid to channel their inner child warrior spirit, or at give that spirit a fightingContinue reading “So what is LARP?”

Battle Backdrop

Aside from honing your battle skills, letting go of stress and realities woes, meeting new people and having a lot of fun, Aviking By Hoof offers you the amazing backdrop of western Newfoundland’s Gros Morne while you LARP. Just walking from one playing field to the next offers amazing views.  This road also leads toContinue reading “Battle Backdrop”

LARP

As a Live Action Role Play special events co-ordinator and script writer, I want people who love larping to know about what I’ve put together.  I also want people who would like to attend my LARP to know what their options are with regards to costumes, weapons, armor, etc.  At Aviking By Hoof, the scenicContinue reading “LARP”

Stomping on Stereotypes

All too often we see Vikings portrayed as mindless brutes, jumping off boats and thrashing their way through villages with mindless savagery….but lets stop and think for a moment about the peoples the Romans referred to as Barbarians. They were physically fit, intelligent, clean, believed in male/female equality and were well groomed. They had theirContinue reading “Stomping on Stereotypes”