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Vikings Braids

Did Viking women (and men) really wear the elaborate braided hairstyles that we see in modern re-imaginings on TV? The short answer is yes, though they might not have looked exactly as they do on today’s actors. Today we are going to have a very quick look at the evidence for the Viking braid. We…

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How to be a viking ?

How to be a viking ? There is little question that the Vikings have captured the imagination. We see them as romantic warrior figures that displayed intense bravery, rugged style and followed an intriguing and profound belief system. But while Vikings are fascinating figures from the past, Vikings do not belong exclusively to history. With…

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The Real Viking Diet

When we imagine the Viking diet, we probably think of a group of warriors roasting meat, which they have hunted, over and open fire and eating it with their bare hands while drinking mead. While the Vikings ate a lot of meat, and certainly liked their drink, the Viking diet were more sophisticated that campfire…

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What is Asatru ?

Asatru is a modern neo-pagan reconstruction of Old Norse pre-Christian beliefs, with a religious structure of its own, and surprisingly on the rise in many countries these past fifty years, especially on European countries and in North America. Please consider taking a look at the video on Asatru produced by Arith Härger: Asatru What is the religion…