Viking Life

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 …


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 …


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 …


Viking Trading Towns: Strategic Positions Near Coast

It was not until the Viking Age that the towns started to flourish in Scandinavian regions. Before, most regions were dominated with farmland and fishing villages. The Vikings were self-sufficient. They simply produced what they needed to survive. However, life moved on, they created more crops and raised more livestock, they traded and wanted more …


Viking Excavations That Can Challenge The Scholars

Archaeology is awesome. Because not only does it help us understand what the ancient people did in their time but archaeological artifacts also excite the scholars with new mysteries. In Viking excavations, some artifacts have dazzled the scholars and archaeologists to the core for the unsolved questions. Here are some of Viking excavations that challenge …


Viking Hrafnkels Saga: Horse, Vow, Kill, and Revenge

Viking horse Viking Hrafnkels Saga

Viking Hrafnkels Saga or Hrafnkels Saga Freysgoða was an Icelandic saga that told the story of struggles between chieftains and farmer in the 10th century. Hrafnkell was initially a farmer, a duelist, and a loyal worshipper of Freyr. But as the story went on, Hrafnkell became a atheist who refused to believe in gods. Hrafnkell …


Viking Lindisfarne Attack: This is Not Viking Birthday

Viking Lindisfarne Attack

Spending time surfing some sites on the Internet, we might come across some sources noting the Vikings started on June 8, 793. Common as it might be, the “fact” turns out to be not true. In fact, the precision of the Viking birthday depends on your opinion about the Viking Age. If you mean Viking …