Viking Motto in Old Norse

According to a definition, motto is a short expression of a guiding principle. Mottos in ancient languages have always been popular, since they express such principles with authority and wisdom of the ancients. User friendly interface below helps to create online mottoes in Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. Catchy phrases that can be created using this tool may be also interpreted as Viking slogans or even battle cries. Such a motto would adorn a weapon as an inscription or shock enemies when shouted during a reenactment of a Viking battle.

1. (noun) and (noun) E.g.: blood and death


2. (noun) is (noun) to (noun) E.g.: man is wolf to man

  is    to  

3. from (noun), (noun) E.g.: from suffering , wisdom

from    ,  

4. (noun) (verb) E.g.: time flies

5. (noun) is in (noun) E.g.: gladness is in battle

  is in  

Based on the Latin motto generator, with the author’s kind permission.

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  • Niamh

    Hi im trying to find a saying to get engraved inside my fiancée wedding ring. He works on the set of Vikings and I was originally trying to get a viking style ring for him but it seems to be near impossible. Thanks

    • Josh

      There are a couple of norse themed jewelry sites, but your best bet is to find a local jeweler who custom makes jewelery. Not like a mall store, but a mom’n’pop type shop. This was the route I had to go for my wife’s Chladaigh ring.

  • Michael Williams

    Hey, I need this for a wedding ceremony.

    “There is no Law beyond do what thou wilt.
    Love is the Law. Love under Will.
    There shall be no Law beyond do what thou wilt.”


  • Drew Johnson

    Hi I’m writing to you in desperate need of a translation. I want to take an old Norse phrase. “The Wolf and the Dog do not play together”. And “Be the light”…. “Be the fight”. If you could help me I’d be willing to compensate and it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you much,
    Drew Johnson

  • Angel

    Thank you for the site. I’ve been studying the runes for a time now but lacked the linguistic approach so far. I’ll study them now with the help of your side ti increase my inner insight.
    Is there any email you have to ask you privately some doubts?

    Thanks and great site again

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