The first thing that pops into our mind when we say Vikings certainly isn't art. Warfare, shipbuilding – yes, but art is undoubtedly a lot down the road of things that we associate with the Viking age.
Nevertheless, Vikings were only people, and like any other nation, they had a rich art history of which they were proud. Read this article to learn about thesix styles of Viking art!
The meanings of the Elder Futhark runes were much deeper than that of the letters we know today. Each rune was a symbol of some cosmic force. Therefore, writing a runic letter meant invoking the power that the written rune symbolizes.
If you wish to learn about the meanings of the Elder Futhark runes, don't miss this article! Click to read now.
The most popular jewelry among the Vikings were bracelets, also known as armbands, or arm rings. Unlike today's bracelets, this kind of jewelry was mostly worn by men. The bracelets were made in several different styles and played a very important role in Viking society.
If you are interested in why bracelets were so famous back in the day and what purpose they had in the Viking society, don't miss this article!
Did you know that Vikings, although generally known as fearless warriors and farmers, loved to wear jewelry,and that jewelry had a far more important role than just improving their aesthetic appearance?
This article answers all the important questions about the jewelry our fellow Vikings wore back in their time. Don't miss it!
What did the brave Viking warriors and their families eat in those distant and scarce lands on their journeys? At what time did they have their meals? How did they prepare their food? What did they drink?
We are going to answer these and some other questions through this text.
Vikings never prayed onlyto express their love and respect for the Gods, they expected a favor in return. Whether it was a successful raid, plentiful harvest, long life, good health, or the birth of a child, Vikings knew they had to give in order to receive.
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Believe it or not, Viking culture, like all others, had to deal with gender roles as well. And even though Viking's gender roles weren't perfect, they weren't that horrible either, considering it was the medieval period. Read now if you want to learn more.