Yule traditions that you might still celebrate today     When we first learn about Christmas as children, we’re told that our holiday traditions are based on the Nativity story. However, if you st...
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Viking Longships

 Viking Longships: All you need to know As excellent seafarers, explorers, merchants, and raiders, much of the Vikings’ legacy today would not have been possible without the help of longships. The...
What does the Old Norse word Viking mean? Drinking horn with runes and trinkets
Norse Gods

What does the Old Norse word ‘Viking’ mean?

From academia to pop culture, many of us refer to all men, women and children from 8th to 11th century Scandinavia as ‘Vikings,’ whether they are the vicious warriors from The Last Kingdom or the ...
Are these the 5 most famous Vikings in History - A New Blog by The Viking Dragon

Are these the 5 most famous Vikings in History?

Much of what we know about the Vikings today comes from epic poems, called sagas, most of which were written in Iceland from the 12th to the 15th centuries. The sagas focus heavily on the lives of ...
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Yule, Odin & Santa Claus

 Yule was one of the most important festivals in the old heathen calendar. As the days drew short and the nights grew long, there were celebrations as well as a tinge fear in the cold, crisp air. T...
The Origins of Yule - Viking Dragon Blogs
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The Origins of Yule

In Scandinavia they don't call it Christmas (Christ-Mass), instead they still retain the old pagan name for the Yuletide celebrations which they call Jul (pronounced Yule). Yule was a pagan fest...
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The Beginning of the World

In the beginning was the Yawning Void in which was neither heat nor cold, light nor darkness, until a spark arose and kindled, feeding on itself, into a vast world of flame.   At the far end of the...
Gerd enthroned, with Skirnir standing over her: 1920 illustration by Harry George Theaker, retrieved from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger%C3%B0r#/media/File%3ASkyrnir_and_Gerda_by_Harry_George_Theaker_1920.jpg--Viking Dragon Blogs
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The Winning of Gerd

The Norse god Frey was the son of Njord of the Vanir and the brother of Freya. Like Njord and Freya, he was beautiful and well-beloved, and men sacrificed to him at marriages. But the story of Frey...
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Norse Mythology

The Passing of the Ring (Andvari's Curse, Part X)

So Atli and Gudrun were wed, and they rode away together to his country. But his dreams became dark and full of death-omens so that he feared his wife....

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