Viking Couple Amulet: What Does It Depict?

Viking couple amulet

In 2016, the archaeologists discovered a small piece of amulet made of gold on the Aker farm to the East of Norway. The truth is, this is merely one of thousand pieces found across Scandinavia. It is the Viking couple amulet. Roughly 3,000 pieces have been found in Scandinavia. After studying, the archaeologists believed that …


God Bragi: Son of Odin, God of Music and Poem

God Bragi was the god of music and poem in Norse mythology

Bragi was quite a strange name for many people. Yet, he was a part of Norse Pantheon. In Norse mythology, god Bragi was the god of Music and Poem. Bragi was the son of Odin and Gunnlod the guardian of the Mead of Poetry. Mythology had it that as Odin met Gunnlod in the cave …


Who Was Viking-Christian King Harald Bluetooth?

King Harald Bluetooth was killed by his son

Debates are all around whenever it comes to why the Vikings chose to convert themselves into Christian. Many factors contributed to this event such as economics or politics. Seemingly, the kings and people from royalty were the first to get baptized. One of the famous names includes King Harald Bluetooth. The life of Harald Bluetooth …


Oseberg Tapestry: Artifact Of Viking Horned Helmet?

Viking Oseberg Tapestry opens a question as to whether the Vikings had horned helmet

Viking artifact always excites us to the core with unpredictable and interesting stories behind remains. Among the most controversial (yet awesome) Viking artifact is the Viking Oseberg Tapestry from Oseberg burial mound. Oseberg Excavation in the 20th century Viking Oseberg excavation has always excited Viking scholars and enthusiasts. Back to the beginning of the 20th …


Skoll and Hati: Devourers of Sun and Moon in Norse myth

Hati and Skoll in Norse mythology

When Ragnarok broke the sky and made Yggdrasil tremble, the Doomsday finally came in Norse mythology. The whole cosmos fell in darkness because the Sun and the Moon disappeared on the sky. It was Skoll and Hati who swallowed these shining stars. Who were Skoll and Hati? Skoll and Hati were two wolves that played …


Viking Weregild: When Money Could Settle Dispute

Viking fight

In the Viking Age, there was a thing known as Viking Weregild. It refers to an amount of money that the murderer paid for the victim’s family. And done, the dispute was settled. “Weregild” was a compound word: “were” meaning man and “gild” meaning “gold”. The word means “price of man”. The payment of the …


Viking Stones: Andre Image Stones Explained

Viking Andre Image Stones Explained

Andre Image Stones were the collection of Viking images and runes. The stones dated back to around 8th century or 10th century. The Andre stones used to be materials to construct buildings in the past. Until the archaeologists found out how valuable the stones were, they started to protect the Andre Image Stones. This Andre …


Unbelievably Awesome Viking Artifacts You Don’t Know

What helps us learn more about the Viking glory are not simply their tales and mythology. The Vikings left us things that no other planet could offer us. Viking artifacts do nourish our understanding into the Viking glory that lost. This blog post will present to you 5 unbelievably awesome Viking artifacts. Oseberg Viking Ship …


Who Could Lift Mjolnir Thor’s Hammer in Norse Myth

Mjolnir hammer who could lift Mjolnir hammer in Norse mythology?

In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin the Allfather and the giantess Jord. Being half-god half-giant like Odin, Thor became a powerful and important god in the Norse Pantheon. In the modern adaptation, no one but Thor can lift the Mjolnir hammer of Thor. But this didn’t happen in Norse mythology. So who …


The Untold Truth of Real Vikings in History

Ivar the Boneless Viking Untold Truth of Real Vikings

The Vikings have been gaining so much popularity thanks to the modern adaptation into movies and books. Truth is, this helps modern people learn about the Viking Age. But modern adaptation somehow creates the misunderstanding of the historical Vikings. Indeed, historical aspect is one of many aspects that movies and books focus. They want more …