Viking Symbols Appeared on the Viking Artifact

Viking runestone and Viking symbols

For the Vikings who often engaged themselves in battle and lead a life in either harsh weather and disasters, battling and surviving skills were not enough to soothe their fear. They needed something to help them overcome their fear. Then they developed a system of Viking symbols that the Vikings believes could endow them with …


Skuldelev Ships: 5 Viking Ships Recovered From Water

Viking skuldelev ship

The Vikings fascinated us with their great shipbuilding skills. And the stories surrounding the Viking ships fascinated us even more. Many Viking ship excavations turned out to be the burial site. One uncommon excavation of Viking ship was that of Skuldelev Ships. Not only were there 5 ships that the archaeologists could find in the …


Viking Shieldmaiden: Bold, Brave, and Boisterous

Viking shieldmaiden was among the most inspiring things in the Viking age

When we think about the Vikings, we think about the male warriors full of beard hand wielding axe beheading the enemies. If we have to describe them in one word, we will choose “savage”. One cool topic to discuss about the Vikings is the historical existence of the Viking shieldmaiden. The Viking shieldmaidens were the …


The Five Important Viking Gods in Viking Community

Viking gods

The Vikings worshiped many gods. Each Viking god embodied a certain number of valuable qualities. In Norse mythology, not all of them appeared vividly. A few of the Viking gods were the important ones. This blog post would tell the stories of the five important Viking gods in Viking community. Who were the five important …


Viking Famous Places that Become World Heritage

Viking famous places Thingvellir

Roughly 1000 years ago, the Vikings wielded the axe to plunder and wreak havoc to many people. There was a time that people across Europe did nothing but ran away when seeing the Viking ship landed on the shore. 1000 years later, many problems could not be solved by violence. And the glory of the …


Viking Sword: Viking Symbol of Wealth and Power

We are likely to see sword appear in many historical materials as the main weapon in combat. In the Viking time, sword was not a popular weapon though. The most common one was axe which the majority of the Vikings could afford. Viking sword, however, was the weapon for the elite group of the Vikings. …


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 …