It’s been a while since I reblogged something from ThorNews, a truly wonderful site that brings the quirkiest, most interesting history-related news from Norway. Here we have a modern community reaching back into the medieval past, reminding us that we’re not so many generations away from very ancient times.

Najua-Alya and Sergio brought their one-year-old daughter Alya from Madrid to Gudvangen in Western Norway to undergo the Norse naming ritual. (Photo: Mal Dickson, Aurland Photography) In late July …

Source: A Viking Naming Ceremony in Gudvangen