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Viking Symbols and Meanings

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Symbols play an important role in Norse culture.  The spirituality of the Norse Vikings was so ingrained in their culture and thought process that they had no word for religion.  There was no separation – as there so often is today...

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Irish Vikings

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In December of 2017, the massive Irish DNA Atlas project published findings that today’s Irish population could be as high as 20% Norse.

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Santa and Odin - Christmas and Yule

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First, let us state that we are not questioning the historic reports of St Nicholas and his giving to poor people during the 3rd century. However, well before St Nicholas was ever born, Norse stories existed of Odin flying through the sky on a chariot pulled by his 8-legged flying horse (Sleipnir), visiting homes in the middle of the night and leaving gifts for children in their boots by the fireplace.

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Ragnarok: The inevitable, cataclysmic destruction of everything.

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It is a grim tale of doom, where those of us who have listened to the many wonderful tales of gods and heroes must now watch them die.

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The Viking Sieges of Paris: History, Myth, and Significance, Part 2 of 2

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With mocking laughter they banged their shields loud with open hands; their throats swelled and strained with odious cries … 

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The Viking Sieges of Paris: History, Myth, and Significance, Part 1 of 2

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Ragnar and his Danes were consummate fighters, but up to this time the Viking way of war was not usually one of siege craft.

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What Was the Vikings' Greatest Weapon?

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In the early ninth century, the Vikings tore through Europe, wreaking havoc and consuming territory at a level that filled their victims with awe and dread.

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Viking Runes Guide | Runic Alphabet Meanings | Norse / Nordic Letters

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This article is brought to you by Sons of Vikings, an online store with hundreds of Viking related items including jewelry, drinking horns, shirts, home decor and more. NOTE: Full tables of the Elder Futhark and Younger Futhark are available below this article. Updated on 5/21/18.  Runes In Norse lore, the god, Odin, impaled his heart with his own spear and hung on the world tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days and nights all to perceive the meaning of the runes.  The runes were symbols that sprang from the Well of Urd – the source of fate – and the Norns used these runes to carry that fate up the trunk and branches of Yggdrasil to the nine worlds amidst its boughs.  Odin made his sacrifice at great...

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10th Century Viking Jewelry Found: Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)

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The detail on this ancient Viking artifact is amazing. This "Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir) amulet / pendant was found in Ödeshög / Östergötland in Sweden. It is just further proof of how the original Vikings (both men and women) loved to express their heritage with various types of jewelry: Necklaces, Arm Bands, Bracelets, Torcs (neck bracelets) and more. Below is our highly detailed replica of this relic: View our replicas of this famous artifact here:https://sonsofvikings.com/products/odeshog-mjolnir   Modern Day Mjolnir Pendants for sale: Click here to view more Viking jewelry.  

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What countries were the Vikings from?

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The original Vikings were Nordic (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and The Aland Islands). However ...

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