Viking Runes & Meanings Explained - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Viking Runes & Meanings Explained

You’ve probably seen Viking runes before - the strange, straight-lined symbols that populate Viking media and decorate shields and ships. While they may look confusing and mystical, the reality of ...
Trade, Raids and Cultural Exchange: Vikings in the Mediterranean
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Trade, Raids and Cultural Exchange: Vikings in the Mediterranean

If you asked a Northern European in the 11th century what they thought about the Vikings, you’d probably hear that they were violent, pagan raiders. However, travel further South and you might disc...
Female Viking Warriors: Facts vs Fiction   - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Female Viking Warriors: Facts vs Fiction

Though the overwhelming majority of Viking warriors depicted in TV, movies and museums are men, in recent years pop culture has become increasingly fascinated with female Viking warriors. From Lege...
Surviving and Thriving: How the Vikings Conquered the Cold - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Surviving and Thriving: How the Vikings Conquered the Cold

Living in Scandinavia and settling in some of the coldest habitable regions on Earth, the Vikings were masters at overcoming long, dark winters. But without electricity or central heating, how did ...
Venturing West: The Vikings’ Route to America - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Venturing West: The Vikings’ Route to America

We all know that the Vikings were some of the most skilled seafarers of their day. Medieval Norsemen ruled a vast network of trading outposts and settlements, as well as full-blown colonies far fro...
The New Year’s Festival with Viking Roots - The Viking Dragon Blog
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The New Year’s Festival with Viking Roots

No one is quite sure how the Vikings welcomed in the New Year. In fact, there is a debate among historians as to exactly which month marked the beginning and end of the Viking calendar. But while w...
Viking Berserker Charging into Battle - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Viking Berserkers: Fury on the Frontlines

Viking history is rife with tales of warriors, either fearless and honourable or violent and cruel depending on whose source you’re reading. During the Viking-era, there was one group of warriors t...
Elder Futhark Runes - Seidr: How the Vikings Saw the Future  - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Seidr: How the Vikings Saw the Future

The Vikings believed that the universe around them was controlled by a rich pantheon of gods and spirits. In a volatile world, impacted so heavily by the seasons, disease and other forces of nature...
What Kind of Armour Did the Vikings Wear? - The Viking Dragon Blog
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What Kind of Armour Did the Vikings Wear?

The Vikings have gone down in history as some of Europe’s greatest fighters, waging war on battlefields from Ireland to Istanbul. What Armour did they wear?