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Viking Music

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Wardruna is a Norwegian group founded around 2009. They are responsible for much of the soundtrack and music heard on the TV series called Vikings.  Though some of their members came out of the Black Metal scene of the early 2000s, Wardruna predominantly relies on traditional instruments to achieve their unworldly, haunting sound.

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The Real Floki and the Discovery of Iceland

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Floki and his followers were so preoccupied with fishing that they neglected to cut and store hay for the animals that they had brought.

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History of Ivar the Boneless

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Ivar the Boneless was an extraordinary warrior whose ferocity and cruelty at times reached psychotic levels.  He was responsible for the death of ...

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The History of Lagertha & Shield Maidens

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many of the Norse goddesses were also goddesses of war. It is clear from these stories that the Vikings did not see the battlefield in strictly masculine terms.

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Latest 'Vikings' Trailer Comic-Con 2017

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Can't wait!  Ragnar loved both Bjorn and Ivar but whose side will win?   Looking for viking jewelry (arm rings, torcs and more? Click here. Viking Jewelry

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How to make your own Viking Shield

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Note: We sell completed viking shields (including blank shields) for as low as $119. Prefer to make your own? Below are four videos on DIY Viking Shields: This first how-to video used a stainless steel dog bowl for the center piece and used hydrocholoric acid and some hammering to give it that aged, hand-made look.   This Viking shield build focused on a look to match Lagertha's shield from the TV show "Vikings". A request that came from the wife of the builder.   This homemade Viking Shield required little to zero metal working. Using plywood and other easy to find ingredients to make a fully functional shield.   This last video also used plywood and offers tips on how to give...

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The Danish Canadian Museum: A Viking Treasure

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Check out the Viking Ship Gokstadfæring on Display! Interested to see a detailed replica of a Gokstadfæring? You can when you visit the Danish Canadian Museum in Alberta Canada! The Freydis Joanna Viking Ship and Naust is part of the museum’s permanent collection, just waiting to be discovered by visitors who love Viking history. The exhibit tells a fascinating story. First off, a little bit about longships: Longships were a vital part of the success of Viking expansion into remote territories. They were extremely competent at navigating open waters, with this group comprised largely of skilled craftsmen and sailors. As such, the Vikings easily and swiftly claimed control over both land and sea. As you know, longships were long, narrow...

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Ancient Viking Sword Revelation

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More than 2,000 swords have been found so far from the viking age (around 800 AD - 1050 AD). However, unlike most of the swords that were made for battle, recent discoveries through the use of neutron scans have proven that some of these swords may have been purely created for decorative purposes. All three of these swords (found in Denmark and pictured above) were made through pattern welding which includes using thin strips of various metals, irons and steel. They are then welded together, folded and/or twisted and then forged in various ways to produce decorative patterns. Whereas swords made for battle were typically made of pure steel. Learn more at: http://www.livescience.com/58654-viking-sword-scans-reveal-norse-culture.html   Viking jewelry for sale:

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10th Century Mjolnir with Rune Inscription "This is Hammer"

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This 10th century mjolnir (Thor's hammer) was discovered in Købelev, on the Danish island of Lolland.Henrik Schilling of the National Museum of Denmark stated, “This is the only hammer-shaped pendant with a runic inscription. And it tells us that (the pendants) in fact depicts the words, THIS IS HAMMER." Which proved once and for all that the many Viking amulets found with this shape was indeed a representation of the mjolnir. Below is a modern day mjolnir pendant inspired by this artifact ($20.95) SonsOfVikings.com sells viking jewelry and offers daily blog posts on all things viking related (news, history, artifacts...).

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What we can expect in Season 5 of "Vikings" (spoiler alerts)

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The Season 5 promo is full of sneak peaks. New characters, new lands, new wars.Will Lagertha die soon? ...as predicted by the Seer in Season 4? In the Season 5 sneak peek we see a crown on Herald's head.Brothers go to war against each other? Will Ivar the Boneless receive any repercussion from killing his brother Sigurd?  The show's creator, Michael Hirst confirms that war will eventually break out between some of the sons over Ragnar's throne. One future scene implies Ivar is at war with Bjorn. At the very end of the Season 5 sneak peek, we hear an what sounds like Bjorn's angry voice yell "Ivar!!!". For now we know this:Ivar stated that his plans are to lead more...

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