Month: November 2018

Thor Hammer Pendant: Viking Reaction to Christianity?

The glory of the Viking Age lasted roughly 3 centuries. Towards the end of its peak, the Vikings had the chance to met the Christians. And in the same time, they gradually converted themselves into the the Christians. However, according to the scholars, the Vikings once showed their resistance to the Christianity. A group of …


Jelling Stones: In Memory of the Danish Kings

Harald Bluetooth erected the Jelling stones in memory of his parents.

Jelling stones are not only the Viking artifact with rune scripts but they are the birth certificate of Denmark as well. Besides the Jelling church are two runic stones. The bigger one was erected by king Harald Bluetooth to honor King Gorm the Old and Queen Thyra. They were the parents of King Harald Bluetooth. …


10 English Words From the Vikings You Don’t Know

There are many English words from the Vikings. The Viking warriors in Viking age

Everyday you are using at least one English word that originated from the Vikings. It is awesome that the Viking legacy for us is not merely the tales or artifacts. It also contains the words that now we using daily. This blog post is going to list ten English words from the Vikings that we …


Tune Ship: The First Discovered with Unskilled Dig

The Tune Ship was the first Viking ship ever excavated in 1867

The Viking Tune ship is now on display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. This is the first Viking ship that the archaeologists excavated in 1867. By far, it has become one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The heavy-handed and unprofessional excavation It was during the time that the …


Viking Odin Artifact: The Viking Cult of Odin Worship

Viking Odin Artifact featuring Odin the Allfather on his High Throne with his ravens and wolves

Odin was among the most important and influential gods in the Viking belief. The Vikings respected and worshiped Odin who was the chief god of Asgard and god of war. From the Viking tales to the Viking archaeological excavation, we can see traces of Odin worship. Viking Odin artifact contributes a lot to describe the …


How Powerful Odin The Allfather in Norse Myth?

Odin the Allfather facing Fenrir the wolf in Ragnarok. As prophecy, Ragnarok was the doom of the gods. And in Ragnarok, the Powerful Odin fell.

Odin in Norse mythology was the father of many famous and mighty gods. He was the chief god ruling over Asgard the stronghold of Aesir gods. Odin’s sparkling hall in Asgard was Valhalla where Odin welcomed the bravest human warriors who fell in battle. Odin always appeared as an old man with white bear wearing …


Vidar Viking God: God of Silence to the Slayer of Fenrir

Image of Slayer of Fenrir in Norse mythology

Vidar Odin’s son was among the supportive characters in the Norse mythology. But anyone who carefully reads the mythology can notice the superpower within this god. He who remained calm and silent the whole story was in range in his father’s death. He who in range for the loss of his beloved father became the …


Viking Law: Don’t Mess Around Because the Vikings Had a Thing for It

Image of Viking Law modern reconstruction of Viking Law Viking Thing

Saying that the Viking age was the very early cradle of the democracy is nothing wrong. In the days of the Vikings, there were no Parliament or High Courts. Instead, they had the Thing the very medieval form of the modern court. The Viking Thing was kind of the presentation of Viking Law where people …


First Viking Ship Replica: Inspired by Gokstad and Crossed Atlantic Ocean

“Viking” was her name, the first Viking ship replica. It is the replica of the Gokstad ship which was the largest preserved Viking ship in Norway. This replica first set sail in 1893 to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The story began by sons of the owner of Gokstad farm Gokstad was a farmland full of …


Viking Ship Excavation: Great Constructions and Luxurious Tombs

Image of Viking ship excavation Viking ship Oseberg

By far, there have been 13 ships have been found in Northern Europe. Among them are three famous Viking ships on display for the public eye. In the past, it was those ships that carried the Vikings across the high waves and carried the dead to the land of afterlife. After all, those ships set …