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The Different Types And Styles Of Historical Viking Shields

November 19, 2020 6 min read

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!

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Viking Shield Maiden in a warrior party

Did Viking Shield Maidens Really Exist?

November 10, 2020 5 min read

It is believed that a Viking woman enjoyed incomparably more freedom and equality than all other women of their time. Although most scholars believe that women did not go into battle like the Norse male warriors, the fact is that they had the same rights as Viking men in most aspects of society, so why wouldn't they fight?!

This is a story about the legendary Viking female warriors - the shieldmaidens. Don't miss it!
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Viking wedding ring on a wooden background

Viking Weddings - What Were They Like?

November 03, 2020 7 min read

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.

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Ragnar Lothbrok - Real Or Fake - Ancient Viking History

Ragnar Lothbrok - Real Or Fake - Ancient Viking History

October 30, 2020 15 min read

It often seems that people don't like heroes from the present as much as they respect the ones from the past. And just like that, several centuries later, you get a myth of a man who once lived, but whose portrait is now covered with a veil of mystery.

Our fellow Vikings, we give you the story of the legendary Ragnar Loðbrók! Read it now!
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A Viking with a full beard in a hot spring

The Different Styles Of The Viking Beard

October 15, 2020 8 min read

Viking beards and long hair represent an important part of Norse history and culture. If we say that long beard and hair were a trademark of Viking men, we won't be mistaken.

To find out more about trendy Viking beard styles nowadays as well as how to grow and style your beard, check out this article!
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Modern day Viking

Are There Modern Day Vikings?

October 08, 2020 6 min read

If you value the same principles as the Vikings did, or are fascinated with Viking history and would love to bring more of it into your life, you will love this article!

Read it now!
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Viking ring with Odin's horn symbol

What Is The Meaning Of Odin's Horn?

October 01, 2020 12 min read

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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Norse Female Warrior holding a shield and a raven

Top 5 Norse Goddesses Names & Meanings

September 22, 2020 7 min read

In this article we are going to tell you about the roles, names, and meanings of five of the most powerful Norse Goddesses Vikings worshiped. Additionally, as we are here talking about powerful goddesses in the Norse universe, we will tell you something about Valkyries as well. 

Don't miss this one!
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Pieces of artwork crafted in Viking and Christian art styles.

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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Elder futhark runes carved in a silver Viking ring on black background.

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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Drawing of Viking home with a family playing in the yard

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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Silver Viking bracelet on a brown table

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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