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The History Of The 6 Styles Of Viking Art

September 14, 2020 6 min read

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!

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How To Interpret Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

September 08, 2020 8 min read

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.

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Viking Décor & Accessories – How it Will Spruce Up Your Home

September 02, 2020 6 min read

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!

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Different Types Of Viking Bracelets

August 24, 2020 6 min read

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!

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The History Of Viking Jewelry

August 18, 2020 6 min read

Many of us enjoy wearing Viking jewelry. Its beautiful and unique looks make us stand out from the crowd nowadays. But what do we know about the history of Viking jewelry?

In today's article, we are going to cover some quite interesting facts about Viking jewelry you probably didn't know. Read now to learn more!
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How Was Viking Jewelry Made

August 10, 2020 7 min read

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!
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Viking Food and Drink

August 01, 2020 13 min read

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.

Don't miss it!

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Norse Theology

July 25, 2020 6 min read

Vikings never prayed only to 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.

Read now if you wish to learn more about Norse Theology.
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All about Viking Ships

July 19, 2020 6 min read

Viking ships could be the greatest achievement of the medieval period. Their ability to navigate narrow passages and sail over the ocean was incredibly ahead of their time.

This article covers many interesting things related to these famous ships. Don't miss it!
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An Unexpected Discovery of an Old Viking Village on Iceland

July 14, 2020 4 min read

We all thought that the Vikings inhabited Iceland in 874. The latest discoveries show that they arrived decades earlier.

Read now to learn more!
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Skyr Yogurt - Viking Superfood

July 09, 2020 4 min read

Skyr is a dairy product, which has been a traditional Icelandic food for centuries and an indispensable part of Icelandic (Viking) cuisine. 

Can you make it at home?! 

Read now to find out...
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Viking Gender Roles

July 04, 2020 6 min read

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.
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