History

Norse Runes

Almost as famous as Viking warriors are the Nordic runes, evocative symbols that have a feel of magic about them. Indeed, the Vikings themselves thought that these symbols, that they also used for the mundane such as commerce and politics, carried magical powers. Read on to learn more about the origins of the Nordic runes,…

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Viking Weapons and Armor [Top 10]

Many stories of terrifying Viking warriors have come down through history. Their ferocity in battle is legendary. But what often makes one set of warriors more successful than another is not their greater ferocity, but their superior technology when it comes to weapons and fighting techniques. The Vikings themselves understood the importance of their weapons.…

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Ragnar Lothbrok Real or not ?

Ragnar Loðbrók Reality or Fiction? – By Arith Härger 1.Was Ragnar Loðbrók a real historical figure, or a fictional heroic character? We need to take into consideration two main aspects when we deal with historical sources concerning legendary heroes: In the case of Ragnar we have to take in mind that all the things that…