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Welcome! This Patreon Page was opened on the Winter Solstice of 2020. 
With this tier, you will get access to my lectures and talk videos about Old Norse mythology and many more or less related themes. 

Maria Kvilhaug (Oslo, Norway 1975-) is the author of The Seed of Yggdrasill, Blade Honer series, as well as other books, articles and lecture videos. Most of her works stem from her academic background in the historical, cultural, linguistic and religious aspects of pre-Christian Scandinavia.
From ca 2008-2016, she produced several videos on
LadyoftheLabyrinth YouTube channel, but eventually slowed down because it became too much time-consuming and hard, unpaid work. She continued writing books and articles, though,
As of December, 2020, Maria began to post lecture videos for patrons. The economic support has and will encourage and finance more productions; videos, lectures, articles, books. The more support, the more time is freed to work on all of these things. So far, the support has helped birth a series of storytelling lectures about mythology and cultural history, with special focus on Seiðr. On the following link, you may see a detailed list (with links) of what you may see (or listen to) and learn more about if you want to support the author´s work: What´s Up for Patrons - Links and Overviews | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon

Website/Blog:
https://bladehoner.wordpress.com

BOOKS (Maria Kvilhaug´s Publisher):
Coming up in the Summer of 2021:
What is out for Patrons (as of June 2021):

Walkabouts - Cultural Walks and Archaeological Sites"The Goddess Idunn in Poetry and Myth" - a Lecture in Three Parts.Fjǫlkyngi - Stories of Seiðr and Initiation - A Lecture Series in Many Parts
Seasonal Talks (Made Public)
Single Lectures:

Audio Book Project:
  • Audio Readings by yours truly from my first Novel "The Hammer of Greatness" (Blade Honer Book One) chapter by chapter
CHAPTERS (LINKS) CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:Part One: The Village in the River Lands (The Baltic, A.D. 775-790)
1. The Hammer of Greatness - Ch. 1: Thunder Bear | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
2. The Hammer of Greatness Ch.2: The Wounded Rus | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
3. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Chapter 3: A Norseman in the River Lands | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
4 & 5. Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.4 & 5 | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
6. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch 6: Thunder Goddess | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
7. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.7: The Legend of the Thunder Warriors | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
8. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.8: Fatherless | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
9. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Ch.9: Thunder Wolf´s Death | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
10. Audio chapter 10: The Yearning River Woman (The Hammer of Greatness) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
11. Ch 11: The Market - Audio The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
12. Audio ch.12: Thunder Bear´s Shame - The Hammer of Greatness (Blade Honer Book One) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
13. Ch.13: Our Enemies´ Heads https://www.patreon.com/posts/49737966
14. Ch.14: Zivah´s Suitor Audio Chapter14: Zivah´s Suitor - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
15. Ch. 15: HomelandsAudio ch. 15: Homelands - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
Part Two: Vikings (790 A.D.)
16. Ch.16: River Dragons16 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.16: River Dragons | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
17. Ch.17: Preparations for Battle 17 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.17: Preparations for Battle | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
MORE TO COME:
  • This is where I will be putting out smaller talks (audio/video) and longer lectures about subjects such as folk-songs, folklore, mythology, history and saga stories, other anecdotes, seasonal talks (about ritual seasons, for example) - and readings of chapters from my books.
Planned Mythology Lecture Themes for 2021 (feel free to suggest themes also)
  • The Theme of Reincarnation in Old Norse Sources
  • Myths of Initiation (a series)
  • Stories about Seidr from Sagas and other Sources (a series)
  • Valkyriur in Edda Poetry
  • Readings from the Ynglinga Saga
  • If there are livestream lectures, there will also be recordings of said livestream videos.

For Those Who Know Me Already:
  • Have you been missing more videos from the Lady of the Labyrinth YouTube page?
  • Are you among those who have asked me to make more lecture videos, as I did so much back in 2009-2014? Or more art-based mythology videos?
  • Are you among those eagerly waiting for the next Blade Honer book?
  • Are you among those who wish me to publish my books in audio or video?
  • Are you among those who want to see those promised publications about Seidr, about Idunn, and about Initiation Stories, and so on?
  • Would you have liked me to have more livestream lectures?
  • Would you like to see recordings of live lectures/livestream lectures?
  • Do you just like my work in general, such as my website/blog, my Facebook page, and want to see more articles published there?
If so, you might want to help me out by sponsoring my Patreon page so that I might get the time and energy I need to offer up all that - in great abundance!

Why Patreon?
For more than twelve years, I have been publishing articles, videos, and livestream lectures, and tried my best to reply to questions, and all of this is really hard work requiring a lot of time and energy - making an hour long lecture/video can take weeks of preparation!
I have happily done all this work without asking anything in return from my readers and listeners, hoping that booksales would support my living. Well.

For the last few years, booksales have supported about 5% to 20% of my minimum necessity monthly income - and this in a world where you simply need money to pay your bills and live a normal life - in my case in such an expensive country as Norway is. This means that, after a blissfull era of extreme creative energy, I burned out from the fact that I still had to aquire 95% - 80 % of my income by working hard labor as a healthcare worker. Anyone who works in healthcare knows how much that can dry up your extra resources.

So this is the simple math: The more patrons I can get to sponsor me by monthly payment, the more can I free up time and energy to create more videos, write more articles, make audio recordings of my books, and finish my book projects!

And if you do sponsor me, you are the ones who will be seeing my latest videos!
Sadly, the time of just giving away all that hard work for free is over. I would have loved to make more videos and lectures free of charge, but I cannot afford it, and then they will not be made at all. It will also take a lot longer for more books to be finished, and fewer articles and research papers.

If you do sponsor me, you will get access to new videos of various themes and lengths, podcasts, lectures and heads up about new stuff! The more people sponsor me (and the more each are willing to pay), the more videos I pledge to make, including livestream lectures and audio recordings of my books - they will all be made available for those who are willing to help me out here, and you will be the first to be informed about new stuff that may come out.

I have not made special treatment for those who pay me more - I am sorry, but I really want to be accessible to anyone and I know what it is like to have few resources. However, if you can afford it, be aware that the more income I can get from this, the more will you get back also. I will simply get more time for this work.

What will I offer my patrons? ‘
I will use Patreon to offer up special treats to those among my readers and listeners who are willing to sponsor me.

My offering in return will be talks and presentations in the form of videos, perhaps podcasting and even livestream lectures - to donating patrons only. Recordings of livestream lectures will be made available to patrons. The more patrons I get, and the higher their donations, the more time will I be able to spend time making great stuff for my readers and listeners – and to write more books too (even the free stuff). I will not offer extra stuff to higher payers - but those who can and wish to sponsor me more than the minimum may dwell in the bliss of knowing that you are helping me make a living out of this and be able to produce more books and talks.

Themes I currently plan to cover in series of talks:
  • Traditional Norwegian Folksongs – Themes, Origins and Performances
  • Norwegian Folklore Stories
  • Stories of Seid & Magic in the Sagas
  • Norse Mythology Stuff
  • Readings from the Ynglinga saga
  • Skaldskap – Our Oldest Literary Sources to Norse Mythology
  • Readings from my books (fiction and non-fiction) – like Audio Book chapters
BOUNDARIES
I cannot promise a lot of (or any) live chatting.

PRIMARY PUBLISHER: The Three Little Sisters
LIST OF BOOKS

  • Patron-only updates
  • Exclusive posts and updates

Patron Who Pays More

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Welcome! This Patreon Page was opened on the Winter Solstice of 2020.
This tier is for people who are willing to support my work with more than the minimum. As a bonus, more-paying patrons will get PDFs with transcripts/manuscripts of lectures on the way. I would have liked to offer a lot of extra stuff for more-paying patrons, but in order to provide live lectures and many other things, I would have to be able to live from this work full time. So this tier is for those who want the written lectures, or who just want to be extra supportive of my work. Thankyou :)

BIOGRAPHY AND LISTS OF VIDEOS ON PATREON AND OTHER LINKS:
Maria Kvilhaug (Oslo, Norway 1975-) is the author of The Seed of Yggdrasill, Blade Honer series, as well as other books, articles and lecture videos. Most of her works stem from her academic background in the historical, cultural, linguistic and religious aspects of pre-Christian Scandinavia.
From ca 2008-2016, she produced several videos on
LadyoftheLabyrinth YouTube channel, but eventually slowed down because it became too much time-consuming and hard, unpaid work. She continued writing books and articles, though,
As of December, 2020, Maria began to post lecture videos for patrons. The economic support has and will encourage and finance more productions; videos, lectures, articles, books. The more support, the more time is freed to work on all of these things. So far, the support has helped birth a series of storytelling lectures about mythology and cultural history, with special focus on Seiðr. On the following link, you may see a detailed list (with links) of what you may see (or listen to) and learn more about if you want to support the author´s work: What´s Up for Patrons - Links and Overviews | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon

Website/Blog:
https://bladehoner.wordpress.com

BOOKS (Maria Kvilhaug´s Publisher):
Coming up in the Summer of 2021:
What is out for Patrons (as of June 2021):

Walkabouts - Cultural Walks and Archaeological Sites"The Goddess Idunn in Poetry and Myth" - a Lecture in Three Parts.Fjǫlkyngi - Stories of Seiðr and Initiation - A Lecture Series in Many Parts
Seasonal Talks (Made Public)
Single Lectures:

Audio Book Project:
  • Audio Readings by yours truly from my first Novel "The Hammer of Greatness" (Blade Honer Book One) chapter by chapter
CHAPTERS (LINKS) CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:Part One: The Village in the River Lands (The Baltic, A.D. 775-790)
1. The Hammer of Greatness - Ch. 1: Thunder Bear | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
2. The Hammer of Greatness Ch.2: The Wounded Rus | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
3. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Chapter 3: A Norseman in the River Lands | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
4 & 5. Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.4 & 5 | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
6. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch 6: Thunder Goddess | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
7. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.7: The Legend of the Thunder Warriors | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
8. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.8: Fatherless | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
9. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Ch.9: Thunder Wolf´s Death | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
10. Audio chapter 10: The Yearning River Woman (The Hammer of Greatness) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
11. Ch 11: The Market - Audio The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
12. Audio ch.12: Thunder Bear´s Shame - The Hammer of Greatness (Blade Honer Book One) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
13. Ch.13: Our Enemies´ Heads https://www.patreon.com/posts/49737966
14. Ch.14: Zivah´s Suitor Audio Chapter14: Zivah´s Suitor - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
15. Ch. 15: HomelandsAudio ch. 15: Homelands - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
Part Two: Vikings (790 A.D.)
16. Ch.16: River Dragons16 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.16: River Dragons | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
17. Ch.17: Preparations for Battle 17 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.17: Preparations for Battle | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
MORE TO COME:
  • This is where I will be putting out smaller talks (audio/video) and longer lectures about subjects such as folk-songs, folklore, mythology, history and saga stories, other anecdotes, seasonal talks (about ritual seasons, for example) - and readings of chapters from my books.
Planned Mythology Lecture Themes for 2021 (feel free to suggest themes also)
  • The Theme of Reincarnation in Old Norse Sources
  • Myths of Initiation (a series)
  • Stories about Seidr from Sagas and other Sources (a series)
  • Valkyriur in Edda Poetry
  • Readings from the Ynglinga Saga
  • If there are livestream lectures, there will also be recordings of said livestream videos.

For Those Who Know Me Already:
  • Have you been missing more videos from the Lady of the Labyrinth YouTube page?
  • Are you among those who have asked me to make more lecture videos, as I did so much back in 2009-2014? Or more art-based mythology videos?
  • Are you among those eagerly waiting for the next Blade Honer book?
  • Are you among those who wish me to publish my books in audio or video?
  • Are you among those who want to see those promised publications about Seidr, about Idunn, and about Initiation Stories, and so on?
  • Would you have liked me to have more livestream lectures?
  • Would you like to see recordings of live lectures/livestream lectures?
  • Do you just like my work in general, such as my website/blog, my Facebook page, and want to see more articles published there?
If so, you might want to help me out by sponsoring my Patreon page so that I might get the time and energy I need to offer up all that - in great abundance!

Why Patreon?
For more than twelve years, I have been publishing articles, videos, and livestream lectures, and tried my best to reply to questions, and all of this is really hard work requiring a lot of time and energy - making an hour long lecture/video can take weeks of preparation!
I have happily done all this work without asking anything in return from my readers and listeners, hoping that booksales would support my living. Well.

For the last few years, booksales have supported about 5% to 20% of my minimum necessity monthly income - and this in a world where you simply need money to pay your bills and live a normal life - in my case in such an expensive country as Norway is. This means that, after a blissfull era of extreme creative energy, I burned out from the fact that I still had to aquire 95% - 80 % of my income by working hard labor as a healthcare worker. Anyone who works in healthcare knows how much that can dry up your extra resources.

So this is the simple math: The more patrons I can get to sponsor me by monthly payment, the more can I free up time and energy to create more videos, write more articles, make audio recordings of my books, and finish my book projects!

And if you do sponsor me, you are the ones who will be seeing my latest videos!
Sadly, the time of just giving away all that hard work for free is over. I would have loved to make more videos and lectures free of charge, but I cannot afford it, and then they will not be made at all. It will also take a lot longer for more books to be finished, and fewer articles and research papers.

If you do sponsor me, you will get access to new videos of various themes and lengths, podcasts, lectures and heads up about new stuff! The more people sponsor me (and the more each are willing to pay), the more videos I pledge to make, including livestream lectures and audio recordings of my books - they will all be made available for those who are willing to help me out here, and you will be the first to be informed about new stuff that may come out.

I have not made special treatment for those who pay me more - I am sorry, but I really want to be accessible to anyone and I know what it is like to have few resources. However, if you can afford it, be aware that the more income I can get from this, the more will you get back also. I will simply get more time for this work.

What will I offer my patrons? ‘
I will use Patreon to offer up special treats to those among my readers and listeners who are willing to sponsor me.

My offering in return will be talks and presentations in the form of videos, perhaps podcasting and even livestream lectures - to donating patrons only. Recordings of livestream lectures will be made available to patrons. The more patrons I get, and the higher their donations, the more time will I be able to spend time making great stuff for my readers and listeners – and to write more books too (even the free stuff). I will not offer extra stuff to higher payers - but those who can and wish to sponsor me more than the minimum may dwell in the bliss of knowing that you are helping me make a living out of this and be able to produce more books and talks.

Themes I currently plan to cover in series of talks:
  • Traditional Norwegian Folksongs – Themes, Origins and Performances
  • Norwegian Folklore Stories
  • Stories of Seid & Magic in the Sagas
  • Norse Mythology Stuff
  • Readings from the Ynglinga saga
  • Skaldskap – Our Oldest Literary Sources to Norse Mythology
  • Readings from my books (fiction and non-fiction) – like Audio Book chapters
BOUNDARIES
I cannot promise a lot of (or any) live chatting.

PRIMARY PUBLISHER: The Three Little Sisters
LIST OF BOOKS

  • Exclusive posts and updates
  • Patron-only updates
  • Free Lecture Transcripts

PATRON WHO PAYS EVEN MORE

reward item
reward item
$32
per month
Welcome! This Patreon Page was opened on the Winter Solstice of 2020.
This tier is for people who are willing to support my work with more than the minimum. As a bonus, more- and a lot-paying patrons will get PDFs with transcripts/manuscripts of lectures on the way. I would have liked to offer a lot of extra stuff for more-paying patrons, but in order to provide live lectures and many other things, I would have to be able to live from this work full time. So this tier is for those who want the written lectures, or who just want to be extra supportive of my work. Thankyou :)

BIOGRAPHY AND LISTS OF VIDEOS ON PATREON AND OTHER LINKS:
Maria Kvilhaug (Oslo, Norway 1975-) is the author of The Seed of Yggdrasill, Blade Honer series, as well as other books, articles and lecture videos. Most of her works stem from her academic background in the historical, cultural, linguistic and religious aspects of pre-Christian Scandinavia.
From ca 2008-2016, she produced several videos on
LadyoftheLabyrinth YouTube channel, but eventually slowed down because it became too much time-consuming and hard, unpaid work. She continued writing books and articles, though,
As of December, 2020, Maria began to post lecture videos for patrons. The economic support has and will encourage and finance more productions; videos, lectures, articles, books. The more support, the more time is freed to work on all of these things. So far, the support has helped birth a series of storytelling lectures about mythology and cultural history, with special focus on Seiðr. On the following link, you may see a detailed list (with links) of what you may see (or listen to) and learn more about if you want to support the author´s work: What´s Up for Patrons - Links and Overviews | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon

Website/Blog:
https://bladehoner.wordpress.com

BOOKS (Maria Kvilhaug´s Publisher):
Coming up in the Summer of 2021:
What is out for Patrons (as of June 2021):

Walkabouts - Cultural Walks and Archaeological Sites"The Goddess Idunn in Poetry and Myth" - a Lecture in Three Parts.Fjǫlkyngi - Stories of Seiðr and Initiation - A Lecture Series in Many Parts
Seasonal Talks (Made Public)
Single Lectures:

Audio Book Project:
  • Audio Readings by yours truly from my first Novel "The Hammer of Greatness" (Blade Honer Book One) chapter by chapter
CHAPTERS (LINKS) CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:Part One: The Village in the River Lands (The Baltic, A.D. 775-790)
1. The Hammer of Greatness - Ch. 1: Thunder Bear | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
2. The Hammer of Greatness Ch.2: The Wounded Rus | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
3. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Chapter 3: A Norseman in the River Lands | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
4 & 5. Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.4 & 5 | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
6. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch 6: Thunder Goddess | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
7. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.7: The Legend of the Thunder Warriors | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
8. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.8: Fatherless | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
9. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Ch.9: Thunder Wolf´s Death | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
10. Audio chapter 10: The Yearning River Woman (The Hammer of Greatness) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
11. Ch 11: The Market - Audio The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
12. Audio ch.12: Thunder Bear´s Shame - The Hammer of Greatness (Blade Honer Book One) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
13. Ch.13: Our Enemies´ Heads https://www.patreon.com/posts/49737966
14. Ch.14: Zivah´s Suitor Audio Chapter14: Zivah´s Suitor - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
15. Ch. 15: HomelandsAudio ch. 15: Homelands - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
Part Two: Vikings (790 A.D.)
16. Ch.16: River Dragons16 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.16: River Dragons | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
17. Ch.17: Preparations for Battle 17 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.17: Preparations for Battle | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
MORE TO COME:
  • This is where I will be putting out smaller talks (audio/video) and longer lectures about subjects such as folk-songs, folklore, mythology, history and saga stories, other anecdotes, seasonal talks (about ritual seasons, for example) - and readings of chapters from my books.
Planned Mythology Lecture Themes for 2021 (feel free to suggest themes also)
  • The Theme of Reincarnation in Old Norse Sources
  • Myths of Initiation (a series)
  • Stories about Seidr from Sagas and other Sources (a series)
  • Valkyriur in Edda Poetry
  • Readings from the Ynglinga Saga
  • If there are livestream lectures, there will also be recordings of said livestream videos.

For Those Who Know Me Already:
  • Have you been missing more videos from the Lady of the Labyrinth YouTube page?
  • Are you among those who have asked me to make more lecture videos, as I did so much back in 2009-2014? Or more art-based mythology videos?
  • Are you among those eagerly waiting for the next Blade Honer book?
  • Are you among those who wish me to publish my books in audio or video?
  • Are you among those who want to see those promised publications about Seidr, about Idunn, and about Initiation Stories, and so on?
  • Would you have liked me to have more livestream lectures?
  • Would you like to see recordings of live lectures/livestream lectures?
  • Do you just like my work in general, such as my website/blog, my Facebook page, and want to see more articles published there?
If so, you might want to help me out by sponsoring my Patreon page so that I might get the time and energy I need to offer up all that - in great abundance!

Why Patreon?
For more than twelve years, I have been publishing articles, videos, and livestream lectures, and tried my best to reply to questions, and all of this is really hard work requiring a lot of time and energy - making an hour long lecture/video can take weeks of preparation!
I have happily done all this work without asking anything in return from my readers and listeners, hoping that booksales would support my living. Well.

For the last few years, booksales have supported about 5% to 20% of my minimum necessity monthly income - and this in a world where you simply need money to pay your bills and live a normal life - in my case in such an expensive country as Norway is. This means that, after a blissfull era of extreme creative energy, I burned out from the fact that I still had to aquire 95% - 80 % of my income by working hard labor as a healthcare worker. Anyone who works in healthcare knows how much that can dry up your extra resources.

So this is the simple math: The more patrons I can get to sponsor me by monthly payment, the more can I free up time and energy to create more videos, write more articles, make audio recordings of my books, and finish my book projects!

And if you do sponsor me, you are the ones who will be seeing my latest videos!
Sadly, the time of just giving away all that hard work for free is over. I would have loved to make more videos and lectures free of charge, but I cannot afford it, and then they will not be made at all. It will also take a lot longer for more books to be finished, and fewer articles and research papers.

If you do sponsor me, you will get access to new videos of various themes and lengths, podcasts, lectures and heads up about new stuff! The more people sponsor me (and the more each are willing to pay), the more videos I pledge to make, including livestream lectures and audio recordings of my books - they will all be made available for those who are willing to help me out here, and you will be the first to be informed about new stuff that may come out.

I have not made special treatment for those who pay me more - I am sorry, but I really want to be accessible to anyone and I know what it is like to have few resources. However, if you can afford it, be aware that the more income I can get from this, the more will you get back also. I will simply get more time for this work.

What will I offer my patrons? ‘
I will use Patreon to offer up special treats to those among my readers and listeners who are willing to sponsor me.

My offering in return will be talks and presentations in the form of videos, perhaps podcasting and even livestream lectures - to donating patrons only. Recordings of livestream lectures will be made available to patrons. The more patrons I get, and the higher their donations, the more time will I be able to spend time making great stuff for my readers and listeners – and to write more books too (even the free stuff). I will not offer extra stuff to higher payers - but those who can and wish to sponsor me more than the minimum may dwell in the bliss of knowing that you are helping me make a living out of this and be able to produce more books and talks.

Themes I currently plan to cover in series of talks:
  • Traditional Norwegian Folksongs – Themes, Origins and Performances
  • Norwegian Folklore Stories
  • Stories of Seid & Magic in the Sagas
  • Norse Mythology Stuff
  • Readings from the Ynglinga saga
  • Skaldskap – Our Oldest Literary Sources to Norse Mythology
  • Readings from my books (fiction and non-fiction) – like Audio Book chapters
BOUNDARIES
I cannot promise a lot of (or any) live chatting.

PRIMARY PUBLISHER: The Three Little Sisters
LIST OF BOOKS

  • Patron-only updates
  • Exclusive posts and updates
  • Free Lecture Transcripts

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About Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth

Biography
Maria Kvilhaug (Oslo, Norway 1975-) is the author of The Seed of YggdrasillThe Maiden With The Mead and the Blade Honer series, as well as other books, articles and lecture videos. Most of her works stem from her academic background in the historical, cultural, linguistic and religious aspects of pre-Christian Scandinavia. 
From ca 2008-2016, she produced several videos on 
LadyoftheLabyrinth YouTube channel, but eventually slowed down because it became too much time-consuming and hard, unpaid work. She continued writing books and articles, though, 
As of December, 2020, Maria began to post lecture videos for patrons. The economic support has and will encourage and finance more productions; videos, lectures, articles, books. The more support, the more time is freed to work on all of these things. So far, the support has helped birth a series of storytelling lectures about mythology and cultural history, with special focus on Seiðr. On the following link, you may see a detailed list (with links) of what you may see (or listen to) and learn more about if you want to support the author´s work: What´s Up for Patrons - Links and Overviews | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon

Website/Blog: https://bladehoner.wordpress.com

BOOKS (Maria Kvilhaug´s Publisher):
Coming up in the Summer of 2021:
What is out for Patrons (as of June 2021):

Walkabouts - Cultural Walks and Archaeological Sites
"The Goddess Idunn in Poetry and Myth" - a Lecture in Three Parts.Fjǫlkyngi - Stories of Seiðr and Initiation - A Lecture Series in Many Parts
Seasonal Talks (Made Public)
Single Lectures:

Audio Book Project:
  • Audio Readings by yours truly from my first Novel "The Hammer of Greatness" (Blade Honer Book One) chapter by chapter
CHAPTERS (LINKS) CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:
Part One: The Village in the River Lands (The Baltic, A.D. 775-790)
1. The Hammer of Greatness - Ch. 1: Thunder Bear | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
2. The Hammer of Greatness Ch.2: The Wounded Rus | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
3. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Chapter 3: A Norseman in the River Lands | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
4 & 5. Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.4 & 5 | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
6. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch 6: Thunder Goddess | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
7. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.7: The Legend of the Thunder Warriors | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
8. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Reading Ch.8: Fatherless | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
9. The Hammer of Greatness Audio Ch.9: Thunder Wolf´s Death | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
10. Audio chapter 10: The Yearning River Woman (The Hammer of Greatness) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
11. Ch 11: The Market - Audio The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
12. Audio ch.12: Thunder Bear´s Shame - The Hammer of Greatness (Blade Honer Book One) | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
13. Ch.13: Our Enemies´ Heads https://www.patreon.com/posts/49737966
14. Ch.14: Zivah´s Suitor Audio Chapter14: Zivah´s Suitor - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
15. Ch. 15: HomelandsAudio ch. 15: Homelands - The Hammer of Greatness | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon

Part Two: Vikings (790 A.D.)
16. Ch.16: River Dragons16 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.16: River Dragons | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
17. Ch.17: Preparations for Battle 17 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.17: Preparations for Battle | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
20. Ch 20: Terror and Beauty 20 Audio The Hammer of Greatness ch.20: Terror and Beauty - Blade Honer Book One | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
21. Ch.21: A Warrior´s Heart 21 Audio The Hammer of Greatness chapter 21: A Warrior´s Heart | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
22.Ch.22: Lowering the Eyes 22 Audio The Hammer of Greatness chapter 22: Lowering the Eyes | Maria Kvilhaug - Ladyofthelabyrinth on Patreon
MORE TO COME:
  • This is where I will be putting out smaller talks (audio/video) and longer lectures about subjects such as folk-songs, folklore, mythology, history and saga stories, other anecdotes, seasonal talks (about ritual seasons, for example) - and readings of chapters from my books.
Planned Mythology Lecture Themes for 2021 (feel free to suggest themes also)
  • The Theme of Reincarnation in Old Norse Sources
  • Myths of Initiation (a series)
  • Stories about Seidr from Sagas and other Sources (a series)
  • Valkyriur in Edda Poetry
  • Readings from the Ynglinga Saga
  • If there are livestream lectures, there will also be recordings of said livestream videos.

For Those Who Know Me Already:
  • Have you been missing more videos from the Lady of the Labyrinth YouTube page
  • Are you among those who have asked me to make more lecture videos, as I did so much back in 2009-2014? Or more art-based mythology videos
  • Are you among those eagerly waiting for the next Blade Honer book?
  • Are you among those who wish me to publish my books in audio or video?
  • Are you among those who want to see those promised publications about Seidr, about Idunn, and about Initiation Stories, and so on?
  • Would you have liked me to have more livestream lectures?
  • Would you like to see recordings of live lectures/livestream lectures?
  • Do you just like my work in general, such as my website/blog, my Facebook page, and want to see more articles published there? 
If so, you might want to help me out by sponsoring my Patreon page so that I might get the time and energy I need to offer up all that - in great abundance!

Why Patreon?
For more than twelve years, I have been publishing articles, videos, and livestream lectures, and tried my best to reply to questions, and all of this is really hard work requiring a lot of time and energy - making an hour long lecture/video can take weeks of preparation!
I have happily done all this work without asking anything in return from my readers and listeners, hoping that booksales would support my living. Well.

For the last few years, booksales have supported about 5% to 20% of my minimum necessity monthly income -  and this in a world where you simply need money to pay your bills and live a normal life - in my case in such an expensive country as Norway is. This means that, after a blissfull era of extreme creative energy, I burned out from the fact that I still had to aquire 95% - 80 % of my income by working hard labor as a healthcare worker. Anyone who works in healthcare knows how much that can dry up your extra resources.

So this is the simple math: The more patrons I can get to sponsor me by monthly payment, the more can I free up time and energy to create more videos, write more articles, make audio recordings of my books, and finish my book projects!

And if you do sponsor me, you are the ones who will be seeing my latest videos! 
Sadly, the time of just giving away all that hard work for free is over.  I would have loved to make more videos and lectures free of charge, but I cannot afford it, and then they will not be made at all. It will also take a lot longer for more books to be finished, and fewer articles and research papers.  

If you do sponsor me, you will get access to new videos of various themes and lengths, podcasts, lectures and heads up about new stuff! The more people sponsor me (and the more each are willing to pay), the more videos I pledge to make, including livestream lectures and audio recordings of my books - they will all be made available for those who are willing to help me out here, and you will be the first to be informed about new stuff that may come out.

I have not made special treatment for those who pay me more - I am sorry, but I really want to be accessible to anyone and I know what it is like to have few resources. However, if you can afford it, be aware that the more income I can get from this, the more will you get back also. I will simply get more time for this work. 

What will I offer my patrons? ‘
I will use Patreon to offer up special treats to those among my readers and listeners who are willing to sponsor me.

My offering in return will be talks and presentations in the form of videos, perhaps podcasting and even livestream lectures - to donating patrons only. Recordings of livestream lectures will be made available to patrons. The more patrons I get, and the higher their donations, the more time will I be able to spend time making great stuff for my readers and listeners – and to write more books too (even the free stuff). I will not offer extra stuff to higher payers - but those who can and wish to sponsor me more than the minimum may dwell in the bliss of knowing that you are helping me make a living out of this and be able to produce more books and talks.   

Themes I currently plan to cover in series of talks:
  • Traditional Norwegian Folksongs – Themes, Origins and Performances
  • Norwegian Folklore Stories
  • Stories of Seid & Magic in the Sagas
  • Norse Mythology Stuff
  • Readings from the Ynglinga saga
  • Skaldskap – Our Oldest Literary Sources to Norse Mythology
  • Readings from my books (fiction and non-fiction) – like Audio Book chapters
BOUNDARIES
I cannot promise a lot of (or any) live chatting.

PRIMARY PUBLISHER: The Three Little Sisters
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