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The World Between Ascent And Abyss by Meredyth The World Between Ascent And Abyss :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 4 0 Hussar Sash by Meredyth Hussar Sash :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 5 0 Viking Sword Scabbard by Meredyth Viking Sword Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 14 3 Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard by Meredyth Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 47 16 Viking Age Knife and Scabbard by Meredyth Viking Age Knife and Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 8 0 The Yule Oath (Ink Version) by Meredyth The Yule Oath (Ink Version) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 34 12 25 Years Warriors Feast by Meredyth 25 Years Warriors Feast :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 7 2 True Warriors Feast 2015 (B+W) by Meredyth True Warriors Feast 2015 (B+W) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 3 4 Vendel Bag Teaser by Meredyth Vendel Bag Teaser :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 5 3 Viking Spatha Belt by Meredyth Viking Spatha Belt :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 7 4 End of an Era by Meredyth End of an Era :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 5 2 Hussar Attack (Sketch) by Meredyth Hussar Attack (Sketch) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 9 0
Literature
End of an Era
A ‘Kaiseradler’ story by Duncan Meredyth
The airship came down like a wounded whale, shearing roofing shingles and trusses off several houses and flattening a wooden storehouse, its centrally positioned steam engine crashing through wooden pillars like cannon shot through brittle bushes. The damaged hull, pierced and perforated by 75 millimetre-shots and harpoons, broke apart completely and folded. Small fires flared while the two pursuing rigid airships, sleek cylinders build for speed and firepower, started their descent. The town of Colmar, jewel of Alsace-Lorraine, awoke to life in the midst of night this January 21st, 1905.
Fritz David Lange, retired Major of the 2nd Prussian Hussars Regiment and operative in the late Bismarck’s secret service, managed to secure a horse from the damaged craft’s stable that had survived the crash landing unscathed, mounted, and threw back a last glance. The airship had been one of the earlier military models
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The Yule Oath (Sketch) by Meredyth The Yule Oath (Sketch) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 37 8 A Nativity in Asgard by Meredyth A Nativity in Asgard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 36 4 von Auerhammer by Meredyth von Auerhammer :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 0 0

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Viking T-shirt Design 2 by RobbieMcSweeney Viking T-shirt Design 2 :iconrobbiemcsweeney:RobbieMcSweeney 77 7 Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir by DymondStarr Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir :icondymondstarr:DymondStarr 190 38
Journal
Big questions without suitable answers
Colour me naive.
Colour me an idealist pinko liberal.
Colour me a romantic arty-farty fantasist.
Colour me a hippy pacifist fence-sitter.
Most of my friends are heading for, or past, the big five O.
There's increasingly less time for bullshit.
To my eyes, my mind, my experience
- as an intermittently successful artist and writer, boutique publisher, digital pioneer for storytellers, dreamer (in the most iconoclast way), pessimistic optimist, father of three, husband, failure and champion -
it's all bullshit.
Nothing matters, beyond those we love and who love us
- at least not in any personally meaningful way.
The nature of civilization is to be in perpetual crisis
- and I fear we're in the thick of a bigger existential crisis than we, as a species, are prepared to acknowledge.
We feed on fear and triviality, and are in thrall of our baser instincts
- to duck, to hide, to run.
It's left to those without empathy to guide us.
Those without fear.
Those that will stand on the backs o
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Elite. by RobbieMcSweeney Elite. :iconrobbiemcsweeney:RobbieMcSweeney 440 29 The Winged Horsemen by Rufus-Jr The Winged Horsemen :iconrufus-jr:Rufus-Jr 468 132 Hugin and Munin by Chickenzaur Hugin and Munin :iconchickenzaur:Chickenzaur 229 56 'The mystery of death before us' by Sieskja 'The mystery of death before us' :iconsieskja:Sieskja 259 37 Viking Age FeldR Cloak by Erianrhod Viking Age FeldR Cloak :iconerianrhod:Erianrhod 8 2 Ascension Preliminary by Michael-C-Hayes Ascension Preliminary :iconmichael-c-hayes:Michael-C-Hayes 329 7 Aion Nostalgia by EvaGataArtist Aion Nostalgia :iconevagataartist:EvaGataArtist 2,917 734
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Origins of most popular tablet weaving patterns.
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Update 21.01.2016
This article is not entirely correct. Please read comments below. Also keep in mind that as "pattern" I mean visual design not weaving technique - how it looks and how it was done are two completely different matters and require individual research.
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With the increasing popularity of historical re-enactment and fantasy-themed events came an accompanying curiosity about ancient crafts. Many now are thinking of how to make things as they were done ages ago. Thankfully the technique of tablet weaving was revived!
Basing on Viking period excavations, archaeologists developed a theory around the use of pierced bone and wooden squares that was confirmed in the Oseberg ship burial and also ethnological research into modern handiwork. It became obvious that the selfsame craft had been preserved in isolated regions of the Caucasus, Algeria, Burma, Slovakia, The Yemen and Anatolia and is exactly the same as had been practiced by Vikings ages ago.  
With t
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Waldgaenger Viking Flag by Erianrhod Waldgaenger Viking Flag :iconerianrhod:Erianrhod 10 0 Waldgaenger Vendel Age Flag by Erianrhod Waldgaenger Vendel Age Flag :iconerianrhod:Erianrhod 13 4 G-clef Dragon pendant by Ugrik G-clef Dragon pendant :iconugrik:Ugrik 191 35 Urnes serpent earrings by Ugrik Urnes serpent earrings :iconugrik:Ugrik 42 13 Norse Raven Pendant by Ugrik Norse Raven Pendant :iconugrik:Ugrik 374 57

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Still looking for the perfect Christmas/Yule present?
Look no further!
The 2017 Pagan Calendar, published by Windsong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and continuation of polytheistic practices, gives you works from artists from across the world. Among them is featured a print of my Asa-Thor painting, which was picked exclusively for the calendar.
So, if you follow any Heathen tradition, whether you consider yourself Asatrú, Slavic or Celtic..., or just being in love with myth and culture, this might be the gift for you.

You can buy it via Amazon here: amzn.to/2hdJtZK

Have a good Winter season and stay in good health!

15403595 1336380686382821 5433348595035981643 O by Meredyth


  • Listening to: "Hour of the Nightingale" by Trees Of Eternity
  • Reading: "War" by Sebastian Junger
  • Watching: Penny Dreadful
  • Drinking: Tea
The World Between Ascent And Abyss
"In an age of invention and reason", Auerhammer mused, "the forces of superstition and magick strike out and threaten all we hold dear. We will not sit idle, my friends. We will fight back. We will conquer!"

Digital painting for KAISERADLER storyline.
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Hussar Sash
A hussar's sash based on models from the second half of the 19th Century, to be worn with the traditionals jacket known as attila.
Made from modern materials, this is made as a costume prop, not a faithful historical replica.

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Viking Sword Scabbard
Scabbard and sword-belt for a Viking Age sword from about 800 AD.
The sword (a Geibig Combination-type 1 Var. VI from northern Germany) was made by Karl Bertram, belt fittings provided by Mike Fluegel (Das Podol) and Raymond's Quiet Press after findings from Gotland & Birka. The tablet weaving securing the belt slider was made by Sabine Fluess. Scabbard & all leather parts made by me.
Scabbard with felt, wooden core, foundation moulding and leather covering made in style of contemporary originals.

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Meredyth
Duncan Meredyth
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Germany
Nonconformist, swordsman, artist, servant of the soul...

Current Residence: Germany part of Midgard
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: Female
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: The Meaning of Life is Written on a Blade
Facebook: www.facebook.com/meredyth.art
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Still looking for the perfect Christmas/Yule present?
Look no further!
The 2017 Pagan Calendar, published by Windsong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and continuation of polytheistic practices, gives you works from artists from across the world. Among them is featured a print of my Asa-Thor painting, which was picked exclusively for the calendar.
So, if you follow any Heathen tradition, whether you consider yourself Asatrú, Slavic or Celtic..., or just being in love with myth and culture, this might be the gift for you.

You can buy it via Amazon here: amzn.to/2hdJtZK

Have a good Winter season and stay in good health!

15403595 1336380686382821 5433348595035981643 O by Meredyth


  • Listening to: "Hour of the Nightingale" by Trees Of Eternity
  • Reading: "War" by Sebastian Junger
  • Watching: Penny Dreadful
  • Drinking: Tea

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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Excuse me for the delay, thank you so much for watch :) 
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There's nothing to excuse ;-)
Awesome research and work! I'mglad to watch.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
much obliged :)
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JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Begrüßung und Grüße. Ich liebe deine Zeichnungen und Fotos. xD
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Herzlichen Dank!
Die besten Grüße nach Mexico! :D
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JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte. :D
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Writer
happy birthday :D
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :-)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Happy Birthday :la: :cake:
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :-)
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