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Viking 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?

There is little question that the Vikings have captured the imagination. We see them as romantic warrior figures that displayed intense bravery, a 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 a little bit of searching,…

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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…