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The History of Iceland

Published April 10th, 2012

Photos were taken during a performance about the history of Iceland that takes place daily in the basement (not as bad as it sounds, trust me) of a pub in Reykjavik...

Can Skalds Be Women?

Let Me Tell You About the Island of Ice and Fire

Hrafna-Flóki

Flóki Vilgerðarson picking a raven to find the new land for him. The second, I think.

Þorgeirr Ljósvetningagoði, Deciding

To be Christian, or not to be Christian?

Móðir mín, í kví, kví

An actress, whose name I've failed to note down, performs a little play about the history of Iceland. This is from the part about the legend of a woman who had to leave her unwanted daughter to die of expoure, wrapped in her only spare dress. Later, when she was invited to a dance, she couldn't go because her spare dress was gone. When she mentioned it aloud while milking ewes, she heard her daughter's voice, singing . And went crazy.

The Story Ends

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