When we think of brave Viking warriors, most of us picture fierce warriors dressed in leather armor and equipped with a one-handed weapons like an axe or sword, while carrying a shield in the other hand.
As shields are an essential part of Viking heritage, it is time to learn more about this invaluable battle item used by almost every Viking warrior back in the Viking age. Read now and enjoy!
Everything that you consider complex when it comes to modern weddings is nothing compared to preparing for a real Viking wedding.
Read now to learn more fascinating things about Viking weddings.
This article is about the symbols connected to the god Odin, the oldest and greatest god of Aesir. We will try to mention every symbol connected to the All-father best to our abilities, but the particular emphasis will be on the most significant ones.
No god's or goddess' name could both excite and disturb the Vikings, as much as the All-father's. Therefore, it is no wonder that most Norse symbols were associated with his existence.
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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 the six 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.
Despite popular views, Vikings had always had specific tastes when it came to arts and crafts. The purpose of their masterpieces, however, slightly differed from the artwork we know and create today.
Viking décor was, in fact, so functional that we can undoubtedly use most of their ideas today. Therefore, we will give you some tips and tricks to spruce up your home in true Viking style!
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!