Frsluflokkur: Stjrnml og samflag

STARBAKKI

blog starbeckStarbeck (Starbakki) heitir orp eitt Norur-Jrvkurskri, n thverfi af Harrogate. Nafn orpsins er norrnt a uppruna og er dregi af stargresinu sef-vxnum bkkum lkjarins sem rennur um svi. Harrogate er lklega einnig norrnt og var upprunalega Hrgagata. Englandi sem annarsstaar tkaist lngum a kenna flk vi fingarstai ess og til var ttarnafni Starbeck sem san me a breyta einum staf var a Starbuck.

blog QuakersUm mija 17 ld gerist Starbuckfjlskyldan Kvekarar. Nafni „kvekari“ (dregi af orinu quake, sem merkir a skjlfa) kom til ar sem melimir hreyfingarinnar ttu oft skjlfa af geshrringu egar eir vru skoanir snar og ar sem George Fox sagi eitt sinn egar hann var kallaur fyrir dmara: „Skjlfi fyrir Gus dmi. Hreyfingin var um margt illa s bresku samflagi og margir eirra fluttust bferlum til Amerku, ar meal Starbakka-fjlskyldan. Hn settist Nantucket eyju stutt fr Cape Cod og hf a leggja stund hvalveiar, aalatvinnugrein eyjarinnar. Fyrr en vari uru Starbakkamenn strtkir og frgir hvalveiimenn.

blog Moby-Dickri 1851 kom t bk eftir Herman Melville. Hn fjallai um hvalveiiskipi Pequod, sem gert var t fr Nantucet eyju. Herman sem sjlfur hafi veri hvalveiimaur, ekkti vel til Starbakkamanna og til heiurs eim kva a nefna fyrsta strimann Pequod, Starbuck.

Til a byrja me var bkin Moby-Dick ekki srlega vinsl. Flestir, einkum Bretar skildu hvorki upp n niur bkinni, ef til vill vegna ess a fyrstu bresku tgfu hennar vantai sasta kaflann.

byrjun tuttugustu aldar komust bkur sem enginn botna , tsku, srstaklega Amerku. Allar gtur san hafa amerskir sklakennarar keppst vi a troa essari dreyra roinni sgu brn og unglinga.Enskukennari einn a nafni Jerry Baldwin var srlega hrifinn af bkinni.

egar Jerry og tveir flagar hans kvu a setja laggirnar kaffihs, vissi hann nkvmlega hva hann vildi nefna a.....Pequod!! - Flagar Jerry voru ekki eins hrifnir. Fyrstu stafirnir orinu minntu vkva sem vart tti drekkandi (Pe-pee-piss) og gti v ori eim tiltrafala markassetningunni. Hugmynd Jerry var v varpa fyrir ra og leit hfst a ru kunnuglegra nafni. - korti af heimaslum eirra fundu eir gamalt nmuorp sem nefnt var Camp Starbo. eim leist vel etta nafn, en Jerry var ekki af baki dottinn og lagi til a eir klluu kaffisluna Starbuck eftir strimanninum Pequod.

blog starbuckannig var hversdagslegt staarheiti, nefnt af reyttum vkingi sem lagi sig niur lkjabakka Englandi til a hvla sig, a einu ekktasta vrumerki heimi.

Ef til vill hefu Jerry og flagar hans ekki ori eins hrifnir af nafninu, ef eir hefu muna eftir v a sagan af Moby-Dick er bygg raunverulegum atburum sem ttu sr sta egar a fjldi hvalveiiskipa Kyrrahafi, reyndu a granda hvtum hval sem nefndur var Mocha-Dick.


Hver er konan?

konan1Me hjlm hfi,spjt og skjld hendi og hrafna xlum, stendur hn keik skugga Inglfs Arnarhli. Til hliar vi hana er lgmynd af tr sem gti veri Askur Yggdrasils en hver er konan. Hallveig Fradttir eiginkona Inglfs? Einar skp styttuna af Inglfi btti hann vi lgmyndum allar hliar ftstalls styttunnar me titlunum "Fltti guanna til slands fjalla,"Meal eirra voru Ragnarkkur, Nornir og Inglfshaugur ar sem hann fri hugmyndir snar um landnmi tknrnan bning. Einar hugist annig sna a landi hafi ekki einungis veri fangastaur norrnna manna heldur einnignorrnnar menningar. eir sem borguu fyrir styttuna Inglfi voru ekki sttir vi lgmyndirnar og fylgdu r v aldrei me. En eftir stendur essi kona sem nnast aldrei sst myndum af styttunni. Svari n hver sem veit, hver er hn?


SAMBO

umrunni um hversu margslunginn rtgrinn rasismi grasserar samflaginu, hr sem annarsstsambo1aar, hafa komi fram krfur um a ekkt vrumerki og slagor auglsingum, veri endurskou. Eitt kunnasta dmi er hi umdeilda vrumerki srpsins ga sem ekkt er undir "Aunt Jemima" srp. Fyrirtki sem framleiir srpihefur n lti undan rstingi og kvei a lta endurgera vrumerki.

Hr landi hefur veri bent bi ru og riti a SAMBO vrumerkislgtisgerarinnar Klus s rasskt og v beri a taka a r umfer. Sambo er neitanlega nirandi or, einkum Suur-Amerku ar sem a er haft um flk haft um flk sem komi er bi af blkkuflki og Suur-Amerku Indnum. Ori er lklega komi fr Kongska orinu nzambu, sem ir api. Spurningin er hvort ekki s tmabrt fyrir stjrnendur Klus ehf, sem t hafa hafna v a ori vri rassk, a endurskoa afstu sna.


byrjur tmans

Var a leggja fr mr bkina byrjur tmans eftir Gubrand Gslason. Bkin er stutt, aeins 96 sur en mti kemur a lest hvern kafla tvisvar a.m.k.ef vel a vera, vegna ess hve vel skrifu hn er. Gubrandur fer kostum oft tregafullum smsgum sem draga upp myndir af atburum r lfi hans sjlfs. Nttrulsingum og tilfinningum er fltta svo vel saman a stundum er ar enginn munur. eir sem unna slenskri tungu, slenskri nttru og slenskri frsagnarlist ttu a vera sr t um eintak af essari bk00ob00ob2 hi fyrsta.


Orrarnir Bessastaakirkju

OrrarOfarlega turni Bessastaakirkju, getur a lta etta skjaldarmerki sem fir kunna kannski skil . Af v hversu htt a er, veita fir v jafnan athygli. skildinum m sj rj fugla og erfjaradskur yfir eim. Fuglarnir eru af orra tt (black grouse) eins og rjpan og voru stundum kallair "rhnsn" fornmli. Heimkynni eirra eru Evrpa og Asa.
Skildinum varkomi arna fyrir af Moltke nokkrum greifa sem var stiftamtmaur slandi 1819-23 og er ar komi skjaldarmerki ttar hans. Moltke st fyrir endurbtum turninum og notai tkifri til a skilja eftir sig etta minnismerki um valdat sna og tt.


Konurnar bjarga Bandarkjunum

Hva amar a bandarskum karlmnnum? Ef ekki vri fyrir sterkt fylgi kvenna vi Hillary, gtu kosningarnar fari eins og essar myndir sna.

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Karfa af gei

Sjnvarpsumrur Trump og Clinton ntt, snnuu eitt skipti fyrir ll a stjrnml Bandarkjunum, eru htt a ykjast snast um stjrnml, hva skynsemi ea sannleika. Trump hefur tekist a sna fram me fylgi snu, a str hluti Bandarkjamanna ks frnleikann umfram allt anna og vill f afskrminguna mengaa og beint . Kannski er a bara gtt a hnignunin USA s a fullu opinberu v Trump er ekkert anna en Hillary spspegli. - a er illa komi fyrir heiminum egar a plitsk raunvera valdamesta rki hans, tekur fram frnleika allri mgulega myndari satru. En hva geturheimsbyggin anna gert en bsnast og vona a komi sld ur en a einhver trur hvta hsinu rstir raua hnappinn.


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Tilkynna um vieigandi tengingu vi frtt

HH on Ice

I think it is absolutely a terrific idea to link together the accomplishments of the Icelandic football team last summer, and the fantastic story of the Winnipeg Falcons Hockey team. For the roots of the two may lie deeper than anyone suspects. The folowing text is based upon information gathered from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and elsewhere.

winnipegfalcons.jpgTheWinnipeg Falcons (Their story in a Video) were a senior men's amateur ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Winnipeg Falcons won the 1920 Allan Cup. That team went on to represent Canada in the 1920 Olympic games held in Antwerp, Belgium. There the Falcons, soundly beating all their opponents, won for Canada the first ever Olympic Gold Medal in ice hockey and changed the way Hockey was played from there on.

The Winnipeg Falcons hockey team was founded in 1911 with a roster of entirely Icelandic players who had not been able to join other Winnipeg teams due to ethnic prejudice. In their first season, 1911–1912, they finished at the bottom of their league. The next year, Konnie Johannesson and Frank Fredrickson joined the team. That team turned out to be a winner in the league.

The game of Ice Hockey that the young Icelanders took so readily to, can at least in part be traced back to a game played the Mi'kmaqIndians of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

The Mikmaq (also Micmac) are a First Nations people indigenous to Canada's Maritime Provinces and the Gasp Peninsula of Quebec. They call this region Mikmaki. Others today live in Newfoundland and the northeastern region of Maine. the Mikmaq, a First Nations people of Nova Scotia, had from time immemorial played a stick-and-ball game. Canadian oral histories describe a traditional stick-and-ball game played by the Mikmaq in eastern Canada, and Silas Tertius Rand (in his 1894 Legends of the Micmacs) describes a Mikmaq ball game known as tooadijik.

good_old_days_of_ice_hockey.pngWindsor (Nova Scotia, Canada) claims that it is thebirthplace of the ice hockey. This is citation from their site: There is near-irrefutable evidence that it was in Windsor that the game the world knows as ice hockey had its humble origins as early as the year 1800, on Long Pond. It is in the writings of Thomas Chandler Haliburton that the first known reference to a form of ice hockey can be found: the boys of Windsor’s King’s College School adapted their British game of hurley to the ice. And hurley-on-ice developed over time into the internationally popular game of ice hockey, still considered by most Canadians as their national sport.

In fact, this theory is strongly connected with the theory that ice hockey is a game adopted from Mi’kmaq Indians. The main difference is that Mi’kmaq Indians are not explicitly mentioned in this theory (but the place is still the same, Nova Scotia, Canada).

Since the nineteenth century, the Mikmaq were credited with inventing the ice hockey stick. The oldest known hockey stick was made between 1852 and 1856. Recently, it was appraised at $4 million US and sold for $2.2 million US. The stick was carved by Mi’kmaq from Nova Scotia, who made it from hornbeam, also known as ironwood.

As it happens Canada's Maritime Provinces is where the Norse explorer; Leifur Eirksson, and others who followed in the wake of his ships, are known to have settled around the year 1000. The Mi'kmaqs may indeed well be the"Skrlingar" that are so frequently mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas.

Dating to around the year 1000,L'Anse aux Meadows is widely accepted as evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. It is notable for its possible connection with the attempted colony of Vinland established by Leif Erikson around the same period or, more broadly, with Norse exploration of the Americas. It was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.

ballgame_illustration.gifAnd the Norse/Icelanders played sknattleikur; a similar game to Icehockey, that had been played for a thousand years or more by the Norse, as documented in the Icelandic sagas. Today, no one knows exact rules of Knattleikur, but some information has survived from the Viking Age in Iceland around the 9th century..

We know that players were divided into teams, each with a captain. The game demanded so much time that it was played from morning to night. It was a spectator game, with tournaments drawing huge crowds from all over Iceland.
Game-play involved a hard ball that was hit by a stick, although players could also use their hands. Body contact was allowed in the fight for the ball where the strongest had the best chance to win. Thus, intimidation was a vital ingredient; several wars of words have been recorded in the old sagas. There were also penalties and a penalty box.
isleggir.jpgIt is conjectured by some that the playing field was lined, usually played on a flat ice covered surface, e.g. a frozen pond (though bumpy, landbased ice, svell, is also mentioned).
The players may have used "sleggir" or "Iceleggs" which were cattle bones that they tied to their shoos.
Weather the Norse people that befriended the North American natives in the 10th and 11th century really taught them the game of sknattleikur or the Micmacs developed their own, is not known, but it could so easily have happened.

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Tilkynna um vieigandi tengingu vi frtt

Going Berserk in Iceland

800px-Berserkjahraun_um_sumarOne of the most rugged and beautiful, and most importantly, untouched lava fields in Iceland, is the one called Berserkjahraun. (Berserk-lava). It is located on the northern side of Snfellsnes peninsula, and just as you come down the mountain highway crossing over the peninsula at Vatnalei, it it comes into view.
I love this area, the colorful and variably shaped mountains around the lava field, but perhaps most of all the stories and legends associated with this part of the land. One of them tells of how the lava field got its name.
Most people have heard of the phrase, going Berserk.
gata1One of the extraordinary features of the lava field is a ancient road (1200 meters long) that cuts into the field. Many believe it to be the oldest man made artifact in Iceland, still in it's original form. And the story of why its was build and why the field came to be named after the Berserks, is recorded in one of Iceland's Saga the Eyrbyggja. It also explains the old burial mound, and the ancient sheep pen still visible in the lava field.
Most people have heard of the phrase "Going Berserk". Berserkers (or berserks) were champion Norse warriors who are primarily reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. These Viking champions would often go into battle without mail-coats; the word "berserk" meant going into battle wearing only wolf or animal skins.Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources.gatan
The Saga tells us about two Swedish berserks, Halli and Leiknir, who Vermundur the Slim, farmer at Bjarnarhofn, brought to the country from Norway in 982. Vermundur’s brother, Styr the Slayer, was a powerful wretch, who Vermundur wanted to stand up to, and figured he would be able to do so with the aid of the Berserks The problem, however, was that Vermundur could not keep the berserks busy enough to subdue their rage and saw no other solution than to ask his brother to take them off his hands. Styr the Slayer obliged reluctantly and soon found himself in a dilemma in spite of continuous killings. Then Halli, one of the berserks, fell in love with his daughter and asked for her hand in marriage.
Styr the Slayer went to his friend, Snorri the chieftain, at Helgafell to seek advice. When he came back, he told the berserks that he would give Halli his blessing after they had finished clearing a path through the rugged lava field, build a boundary fence across it, and a sheep pen in it. The Berserks went berserk and finished the tasks in a remarkably short time. Before they did however, Styr the Slayer prepared an underground sauna for them and covered it with thick boards of wood. When the Berserks returned tired and sweaty from their work, Styr invited them to relax in the sauna and they accepted. The hole was covered properly, big boulders put on the boards and excessive quantities of boiling hot water poured through the opening styr had prepared, on to the hot stones below. It soon became unbearably hot in the hole, but in spite of the heat, the berserks managed to break out. They were however much too weak to defend themselves against Styr the slayer. He had spread wet and slippery bull hides on the ground around the hole and succeeded in killing both the Berserks. Their bodies were taken into a depression in the lava field, where they were buried close to the bridle path as can be seen up to this date.
800px-Bronsplt_pressbleck_land_vendeltidThe Berserks are probably also responsible for the legends of werewolves we have all become so fascinated with of late. The lfhnar (singular lfheinn and means Wolf warrior), is another term associated with berserkers and mentioned in the Vatnsdla saga, were Berserks said to have worn the pelt of a wolf when they entered battle.
lfhnar are also sometimes described as Odin's special warriors: that is men who went without their mail coats and were mad as hounds or wolves, bit their shields as they slew men, and neither fire nor iron had any effect upon them. This was called "going berserk".
Yet another connection the Berserk have with Iceland is the infamous Berserk mushroom. The Berserk were by many suspected of obtaining their trance like state, by consuming some kind of a psychedelic drug. The obvious candidate is the berserk mushroom or Amanita muscaria that grows in several places in Iceland

Hva jin skili?

Ori gtunni og kaffistofunum er a enn s ekki kominn fram forsetaframbjandi sem sem jin gti stt sig vi sem jhfingja. egar a listinn er skoaur dag, skir samt a manni s hugsunJoseph de Maistre a hver j fi leitoga og stjrnsem hn skili. Og satt a segja er slenska jin til alls vs egar kemur a v a kjsa leitoga sina og lklega ekkert gott skili, ef eitthva er a marka franska heimspekinginn. Um a vitna niurstur sustu alingiskosninga og hvernig Framsknarflokkurinn var endurlfgaur og reistur til valda. - g held samt enn vonina me kaffistofuflkinu a fram komi bolegur kanddatsem ekki nr kjri aeins 12-14% atkva eins og allt stefnir a gti gerst ef nverandi frambjenda listi stendur breyttur.


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