Varg Vikernes – Vidkun Quisling

Varg Vikernes - Vidkun Quisling Nasjonal Samling and heathen pagan runes

As if the photographic similarities between Adolf Hitler and Varg Vikernes wouldn’t be enough, here’s another one.

The mastermind behind Burzum Kristian Larssøn Vikernes is a prominent pagan and legally changed his forename from Kristian to Varg in 1993 for obvious reasons, but he was also later known as Varg Kvisling Larssøn Vikernes (in fact he changed his name again in 2009, but his legal name today is not known to the public).

Apparently, the ‘Kvisling’ part is Varg Vikernes’ homage to Vidkun Quisling, the collaborationist leader who led a puppet government in Nazi-occupied Norway.

Vikernes admires Quisling for upholding Norway’s order while others ran away from the Germans during the Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940. In his own words in this interview,

“They [the Norwegian government at the beginning of World War II] ran like chickens, leaving Norway, with absolutely NO authorities, and when Vidkun Quisling tried to bring order back, he was thanked with a bullet in his heart after the war.”

He respects Quisling so much that he once said that he would like to go to Quisling’s grave to pay him his particular homage. On the Lords of Chaos book, he explained:

It’s the fifty year anniversary of [Quisling’s] execution on the 24th of October, 1995. I was trying to pay for a wreath, to lay a cross on his grave. It’s in Telemark. There will probably be a lot of people gathered there this year. I unfortunately cannot come.

But Vikernes’ relationship with Quisling goes beyond admiration and respect. Varg Vikernes claims that he has blood ties with Vidkun Quisling, which is a second reason for him to use the Quisling surname (even if he changed it into ‘Kvisling’).

“I have Quisling blood. Susanne Qisling, she’s born 1811 and died 1891, is one of my ancestors. One side of the family spelled their name without the “u,” Quisling actually means one who comes from a side branch of the King’s lineage. So it’s a noble birth, Quisling.”

In this article, he explains better his relationship with the Quisling family name:
As a curiosity I can add that my great-great-grandmother’s family name was Qisling (often spelled Quisling or Qvisling), that derives from Norse Kvíslingr and translates as “branch of Ingr”. Ingr (Proto-Norse InguR, Germanic Inguz) is a name of Freyr (and both “Freyr” and “Ingr” translates as “love”, but it also means “lord” and “chieftain”). Naturally I do not descend from the god Freyr, but from a priest impersonating the god Freyr. (My great-great-grandmother’s whole name was Susanne Malene Qisling, by the way. She was from Telemark in Norway and was born in 1811 and died in 1882).
Have you ever talked to any of the original relatives of Quisling?, the Lords of Chaos book author asked Vikernes.
“No, they’ve changed their names, all of them. ‘I’m considering changing my name back to Quisling.”

Vikernes’ pride for his relationship with Vidkun Quisling and the latter’s political movement, the Nasjonal Samling, emerged in an obvious way during one of Varg’s trials, when he repeatedly appeared dressed with looks resembling those of a member of Nasjonal Samling.

There are some striking similarities between Varg and Vidkun. Vidkun’s second wife was a foreigner (an Ukrainian) called Maria (Maria Vasiljevna Pasetsjnikova). Varg’s second wife is also a foreigner (a French), and she’s also called Maria (Maria Cachet).

Additionally, both Norwegians have had a special relationship with Russians. Quisling loved all things Russian, while Vikernes seems to have much support and appreciation from Russia as well.

Beyond these, there are some other similarities between Vidkun Jonsson Quisling and Varg Larsson Vikernes, as these pictures below show:

Varg Vikernes - Vidkun Quisling

By the way, here is some more information on Vidkun Quisling.

Varg Vikernes – Vidkun Quisling

7 thoughts on “Varg Vikernes – Vidkun Quisling

  1. ??? says:

    How do you know that marie cachet is vikernes’ wife? i thought that too, after reading and latest burzum interview, do you know it for sure?

  2. So, is this his wife or not? And what interview made you think this? I read all Varg’s interviews (or so I thought) and do not remember anything that would make me conclude this. Can anyone offer a link? I know his wife IS French … thanks in advance.

  3. Yes, she is. I don’t want to provide more details because it would only be gossip, and this is not In Touch magazine. Let’s focus on Varg and his music, not his family.

  4. Kaef says:

    I’m afraid there’s not much truth in this article. The only quote that is credible is the “As a curiosity I can add […]” one.

    The first one is from, a site Vikernes does not approve of. Two are from the Lords of Chaos and Vikernes repeatedly stated that this book is full of lies. He wanted to list and correct all of them, but there were so many, he decided it would be a waste of time.

    Furthermore, Vikernes said many of the so-called interviews with him were either made up or heavily altered.

    If I recall correctly, the only time Varg officialy mentioned Quisling was in the article on (the only official and reliable source of Varg’s articles and inteviews) that you posted a link to.

    Also, to think he married a woman named Marie to pay Quisling homage would be silly. It’s probably just a coincidence.

    Lastly, call me blind, but there’s not much similarity in the photos, except maybe for the fringe he had some time in the past.


  5. admin says:

    “Also, to think he married a woman named Marie to pay Quisling homage would be silly. It’s probably just a coincidence” – Of course Kaef. It’s just a coincidence. I didn’t mean the opposite.

    It would be out of this world to think that Varg would marry a woman called Mary just because Quisling also had.

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