Celebrations: Disting

The Disting is an annual market which is held in Uppsala, Sweden. The name (Old Swedish: Disæþing or Disaþing) originally referred to the great assembly called the Thing of all Swedes, and it is derived from the fact that both the market and the thing were held in conjunction with the Dísablót, the great blóts (sacrifices) for female powers called dísir (they include theNorns and the Valkyries) at the Temple at Uppsala. They were all originally held at the end of February or in early March. Continue reading