This is not modern history, it is history of the Viking era, and even earlier. Their music predates the Modern Era (M.E.) and gains inspiration from a number of Nordic and other European cultures, especially those of pagan origins.
Attending an Heilung performance is more akin to
participating in a ritual: a ritual that acknowledges our roots in the Earth
and our shared humanity.
Oftentimes those of us from a European background and
heritage can feel lost and disconnected from nature, especially in comparison
to the connections we see and hear within indigenous and nature-based cultures.
Heilung remind us that we too, do in fact encompass a
spiritual connection with Mother Earth. We may have forgotten this. Through
their music, performance, and ritual, Heilung wish to remind us of our
historical and cultural roots.
One of Heilung’s songs – Anoana – lyrically and
symbolically reminds us of this connection with the earth and our
responsibility to the land. Anoana can be translated as ancestral
grandmother, and the band’s promo video of the song personifies and
illustrates that translation.
One of the lines of the song - - mentions the word landawariar.