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Denmark - The Viking era

Denmark - The Viking era

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DENMARK - A nation in northwestern Europe consisting of the Jutland peninsula and many nearby islands in the Baltic Sea. Denmark is part of Scandinavia and shares a common history with Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. The Vikings are the ancestors of the people in these modern-day nations. Viking society had developed by the 9th century. Viking society consisted of the peoples that lived where is today Denmark, Norway, Sweden. At first, political power was quite diffused. ultimately it became organized in the respective Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish kingdoms. That is a process that helped to bring about the end of...

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Fenrir wolf

Fenrir is the most well-known wolf in Norse mythology

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Fenrir is the most well-known wolf of the many wolves in Norse mythology. His importance for the pre-Christian Scandinavians is illustrated by his being depicted on numerous surviving runestones, as well as his ubiquity in Old Norse literary references. 

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The Viking axe - An effective weapon in Viking age

The Viking axe - An effective weapon in Viking age

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What is Viking axe? The Viking axe revolutionized the face of war in the duration of history we now call the Viking Age. During this 300 year period of time, Viking warriors were feared and appreciated around the widely known world for their use of weapons, but they acquired a special reputation for their use of the axe. How was Viking axe used? In Viking Age Scandinavia, the axe was the common item used by every farmer. Even the poorest farm must have an axe for cutting and splitting wood, so from childhood, everyone who raised on a farm knew...

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Who  actually were the Vikings?

Who actually were the Vikings?

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Viking battle renovation for Jorvik viking festival. Vikings were simply sea-borne Scandinavians. Some performed raids in the early years of the Viking age. Later they undertook step-by-step strategies of conquest with well-trained soldiers.But for all their trustworthiness as fearsome warriors, many more Vikings explored, traded and stayed peacefully in some other parts of Europe. Right after the first invasion, there is little indication of York being a warrior community - no warrior graves have been found in the city and very little weaponry.Fishers and farmers, Vikings were a self-sufficient people who could take full benefits of what nature provided. Vikings fashioned intricate tools...

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Yggdrasil - The Tree of Life

Yggdrasil - The Tree of Life

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Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, is not only one of the most well-known Viking symbols/Norse emblems but an important fundamental of the Norse principle itself. Basing on Norse folklore, Yggdrasil is the Great Tree that ties in with the nine worlds/nine realms of the galaxy, namely Asgard, Midgard, Muspelheim, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Niflheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim.That is the reason why Yggdrasil is regarded the emblem of the interconnectedness of all things in the world. Yggdrasil fills in a spring based on the Norse religious belief which suggests all life arises from the water. That is just one of the reasons why...

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