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  • Viking Names
    May 17, 2020

    Viking Names

    The Viking age lasted from the 8th century AD until the 11th century AD with the primary language amongst the Norsemen being 'Old Norse'. Many of the names from this period are still common today throughout Scandinavia and even further...

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  • Leif Erikson
    May 12, 2020

    Leif Erikson

    Leif Erikson was a famous Icelandic explorer who was the first European to travel to the American continent, over 400 years before Christopher Columbus. Him and his men even set up a settlement on the Island of Newfoundland, the settlement...

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  • Tyr
    May 10, 2020

    Tyr

    Tyr was primarily known as the god of war in Norse Mythology and was renowned for his bravery, however he was also associated with justice and law. Although there were relatively few references to him in the Norse Sagas some...

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  • Baldur
    May 7, 2020

    Baldur

    In Norse Mythology Baldur was said to be the most beloved of all the Gods. He was the son of Odin and Frigg and had numerous siblings. Hodr was his only brother, however he also had several half brothers including...

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  • Fenrir
    May 4, 2020

    Fenrir

    In Norse Mythology Fenrir, also known as 'Fenrisúlfr' in Old Norse, which translates to 'Fenris Wolf' in modern English, was a giant direwolf who was one of the sons of Loki and the Jotun giantess Angrbodr. His siblings include the world serpent, Jormungandr, and...

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  • Thor - The God of Thunder in Norse Mythology
    April 24, 2020

    Thor - The God of Thunder in Norse Mythology

    In Norse Mythology Thor was the favourite son of Odin and the god of Thunder. He was one of the most referenced gods in Norse sagas, in addition to being the most worshipped amongst the people of the Viking age.  His...

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  • Runes
    April 19, 2020

    Runes

    Runes were the written versions of the Germanic languages of medieval Europe. They were later discarded in favour of the latin alphabet around the time that Northern Europe and Scandinavia was christianised, However there is still a large amount of...

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  • Gungnir - The Spear of Odin
    April 15, 2020

    Gungnir - The Spear of Odin

    In Norse mythology Gungnir was the name given to Odin's trusty spear. Being a god of war Odin was often depicted with Gungnir by his side and was wielding it in many of the norse sagas in which he appeared. This...

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  • Bjorn Ironside
    April 14, 2020

    Bjorn Ironside

    Björn Ironside was a famous viking king who ruled over Sweden and was supposedly the son of Ragnar Lothbrok. In contrast to how he was depicted in the popular TV show Bjorn was actually the son of Ragnar and Aslaug,...

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