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Shiva and the Vikings from Haithabu


"Haithabu and the Runes"

(Preface to the origins of the stories as we will write them)


We are creating a complete epic “Haithabu and the Runes” on the historical development of the Vikings, from their beginning to their alleged demise. The end is still open. In terms of material, it is linked to historical, mythological or fairytale traditions of the Vikings, which were passed on orally and here with us under “the Vikings” or with the museums (https://www.schloss-gottorf.de/haithabu) as historical information sources are stored. Our epic itself is written by the audience. Historically, the medieval epic can be understood as the self-portrayal of pre-bourgeois societies with their norms and values. It unfolds the world order, especially of the warlike and courtly upper class, in adventure trips and combative disputes undertaken by a hero who serves as the model of the respective society. The hero of this ‘epopee’, as it was said in older language, is in Georg Lukács' formulation, which follows Hegel, “Strictly speaking, never an individual. From time immemorial it has been regarded as a characteristic of the epic that its subject is not a personal fate, but that of a community. "


The entire epic “Haithabu and the Runes” is produced collectively, deals with these individual stories of the collective members and is also addressed to this collective. Because it reflects and creates a sense of identity, it has an important function for all readers. Heroes and subjects are predominantly located in the border area between history, myth and legend. Mythical figures and gods of the Vikings intervene in the action, historically guaranteed characters gain a fabulous existence of their own as epic heroes. Mark

The end of the narrative style of presentation is the elevated, often pathetic style of language appropriate to heroic deeds. The form of the loose stringing together of adventures is open to insertions, episodes or secondary narrative threads.


Start your own stories with your characters

in “Haithabu and the Runes” in the world of the Vikings.



  • With her story “Haithabu and the Runes”, Shiva marks the beginning of all the stories her friends will write afterwards.
  • All you have to do is choose a role (your hero) or a topic and after you are registered as an employee, you can start writing your first story.
  • The application to become an employee is simple, with a request in “Write a comment”, which can always be found below pages and contributions.
  • The further rise to the position of author takes place when the employee has assigned a role from his or her written story. The employee still sends the request for the application to become an author to an administrator. To do this, he goes under “Contact” and informally writes his name, the name of his assigned role and the new writer of his assigned role.
  • You only become an editor if you are invited to do so by one of the administrators. Of course, you can also apply for this via contacts.
  • The stories are written in compliance with the historical data. In terms of material, it is linked to historical, mythological or fairytale traditions of the Vikings and those here with us under “the Vikings”, or with the museums (https: //www.schloss-gottorf. de / haithabu) are stored as historical sources of information.
  • no horns are put on the Viking
  • artistic freedoms are given taking into account the following points:


  1. Data protection and data safety
  2. Declaration of rights and obligations
  3. Principles


You start writing stories (posts) as:

  1. Subscriber or registered user
  2. Employee
  3. author
  4. editor

More information about the rights under Help or Who can do what? User groups


How do I write a story and about which character?

read the basic story

  1. register and apply as an employee
  2. Create profile
  3. choose a role / character (hero / in)
  4. to gather information
  5. write a story about this character
  6. wait for activation
  7. Distribute new roles and continue writing or create videos, comics, pictures for the story
  8. Let yourself be chosen as an author or editor and build the entire epic together with all of us.


Here I have listed some characters that you could include in your stories, or maybe become the main character in your story. If the story and the character fit well into the overall epic, we will then also incorporate them into “Haithabu and the Runes”.


  • Sven Gabelbart (role)
  • first minting workshop (topic)
  • Thorvald Eiriksson,
  • Thorstein Eiriksson
  • Knut the great,
  • Harald II.,
  • Estrid Svendsdatter
  • Thorkell Leifsson,
  • Thorgils
  • Gunhilde (or Gunnhild) (died 13 November 1002) is said to have been the sister of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark, and the daughter of Harald Bluetooth.
  • Thorvald Asvaldsson
  • Tyra Haraldsdatter,
  • Gunhilde,
  • Haakon
  • Gorm,
  • Thyra Danebod



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