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  • 12 Famous Viking Warriors You Should Know
    January 27, 2020

    12 Famous Viking Warriors You Should Know

    History remembers the Vikings as fierce warriors and pioneers who lead raids throughout northern Europe in the 9th and 10th Century AD. The norsemen respected strength therefore being a viking leader was no easy task. Here are our top 10 picks for the...

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  • Top 5 Norse Gods You Need To Know About-VikingStyle
    September 18, 2019

    Top 5 Norse Gods You Need To Know About

    The Norse Gods Before the creation of the Norse Mythological universe there was said to be an empty abyss, known as Ginungagap. This separated Muspelheim and Niflheim the primordial worlds of Fire and Ice. According to legend the fire of Muspelheim and...

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  • What weapons did the Vikings use?
    March 29, 2019

    What weapons did the Vikings use?

    There is not a huge amount of evidence about what the Vikings used as weapons apart from a few archaeological finds and writings in norse sagas from the 14th century. The Havmal, a Viking book which was said to be the...

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  • What is a ‘bearded’ axe?
    March 27, 2019

    What is a ‘bearded’ axe?

    The bearded axe design originated in Scandinavia around 600AD, the 'beard' refers to a portion of the axe head which extends down below the butt of the axe. This allows for a larger cutting edge whilst keeping weight to a minimum.
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  • What did Viking Helmets really look like?-VikingStyle
    July 22, 2018

    Did Viking Helmets have Horns?

    The Vikings are often portrayed as vicious warriors with horned helmets and double sided axes. But how historically accurate is this modern depiction?  Although Viking helmets are often portrayed as having horns, this was not the reality for the Viking warriors of...

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