Brooches were an everyday and everywhere type item of jewelry among the Scandinavian peoples during the Viking Age. These ornate and intricate pieces served not only as a fashion statement, but also played an important cultural and functional role in Viking society. But have you ever wondered why? In this post, we will explore the […]
While Vikings have never been more popular, with hits like the VIking Series, the Thor movies,The Avengers, and many other depictions, not much is known about their diets and overall nutrition to most people. What role did nutrition play on the viking culture, known for its domineering stature and physique eat, and what impact did […]
Exploring the Viking warrior culture cannot be done only through the stories of their great kings and warriors. To entirely get the big picture, one needs to also have a look at the history of the berserkers, an extremely violent and wild sect of Norsemen.
Mainstream history is full of praises of great Viking warriors and the battles they fought. For most people, the word Viking means a ferocious warrior with horns on his battle helmet and a gigantic battle axe. At the same time, that same mainstream history speaks little to nothing for the evenly brave shield-maidens
Here we look at some of their greatest and bloodiest battles that helped shape Europe. The battles mentioned here are recorded by historians and scholars that lived during the Viking age. There are other stories of even greater battles, but they remain on the fringe of mythology and true history.
Contrary to the popular image most people have of vikings in their mind, a typical day would not mean fighting and killing people from dust till dawn. Neither does their characterization as unhygienic and constantly drunk fit historical records.