Viking Life

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 …


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 …


9 Viking Artifacts that You Can’t Believe Existed

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Nealry everything about the Vikings on the Internet or the movies involved the big things like the Viking axe, sword, shields, etc. Less attention were on the personal and daily things. While things like axes or swords gave us the understanding of the Viking battles, the personal and daily items were to give us a …


Viking Drinking Horn: The Only Historical Viking Horn?

Image of drinking horns Viking drinking horns

What can be the most striking image that you can think about the Vikings? A bearded warrior wields an axe and wears chain mail and a horned helmet? It is the common interpretation, to be honest. But whether it is true or not is another matter. So it’s true about warrior with armor wielding axe …


From Viking Symbols to Viking Tattoos

For long, Viking symbols are among the most mysterious in the world of symbolism. Not only do they look awesome but they also honor the great Viking warriors and their faith in Gods. By this time, Viking symbols have become not only what is drawn on the paper or clothes, they become favorite in the inked community as well. …


Viking Quotes That Will Change Your Attitude In Life

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Attitude is one of the most important determining factors of your success in life. This is the theory that everyone knows. That life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. But can everyone persist in the positive attitude even during their hard times? It’s a tough task …


10 Viking Facts The Media Has Lied To You

Viking Andre Image Stones Explained

The Viking era must have been one of the greatest times during the ancient time. They managed to build themselves a very universal personal title. But the modern intervention made some Viking facts go off the track. This blog post is going to give you more than 11 Viking facts that the Media has been …


What life of a Viking slave was like?

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Even though the Vikings were one of the most civilized ancient tribe, they couldn’t escape the popular practice of owning and trading slaves. Viking slave was a very common good in their times. The Vikings got their slaves through raids or expeditions. People who murdered and stole could be punished to become a slave. For …