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Viking Sunstone – Iceland Spar

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Many people have for quite some time been wondering if the Vikings used a sunstone (Icelandic: sólarstein) to navigate the sea. Historians, researchers, and even folks down at the local …

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The Helm of Awe

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The Helm of Awe or The Helm of Terror (Old Norse: Ægishjálmr) is probably one of the most recognized Icelandic symbols, and according to Norse lore, anyone who wears this …

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Plant Dye Colors in the Viking Age

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Our knowledge of the colors that were used during the Viking Age derives from excavations of burial sites, where the archeologists have been lucky enough to find remains of textiles. …

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The Raven Banner

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The Raven banner… the flag flown by the Vikings when they raided the shores of their victims across Europe, or so the story goes… In reality, the raven banner was …

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Who were the Vikings?

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The Vikings were the people who lived from the 8th century to the 11th century in Scandinavia. They came from what today is Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. During the Viking …

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The Last Song – Yxengaard

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The last song event is a live-action role-playing experience (LARP), where the participants will be playing characters during a time of cultural crisis. It is a fictional story that is …

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Vikingting at Tingvatn

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Every year the Vest-Agder-Museum in Norway holds the Vikingting event where they share their passion for history and celebrate their cultural heritage with the visitors. The location is filled with …

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Moesgaard Viking Moot

In Events, Denmark by Skjalden

If you have an interest in the Viking Age, then you should definitely visit Moesgaard Viking Moot in Denmark. This annual event takes place near the city of Aarhus, and …

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Trelleborg Viking Festival

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Every year, for one week only in July (week 29), Trelleborg Museum is hosting the annual Trelleborg Viking festival right next to the Viking fortress, Trelleborg. This event has something …

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The Nine Realms in Norse Mythology

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There are nine realms in Norse Mythology, they are called Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim. The nine worlds in Norse mythology are held in the branches …

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