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A Warrior’s Guide to Valhalla

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked extensively at the lives that Vikings lead, from the food that they ate to the role of women in society, but we’ve barely touched on the path that Norsemen and ...
The History of the First Viking Invasions of Britain - The Viking Dragon Blog
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A Very Brief History of the First Viking Invasions of Britain

From the late 8th century until 1066, the sight of a Viking longship on the horizon was enough to strike fear into an Anglo-Saxon heart. Though it’s impossible to imagine Britain today without the ...
Animals that Accompanied Norse Gods - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Animals that Accompanied Norse Gods

The Animal Companions of Norse Gods We know the Norse Gods for their epic strength and wisdom, but behind every deity is their animal companion. You may associate the idea of spirit animals with in...
From Meat, to Mead, to Nutmeg: Viking Food Explained - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Viking Food Explained

From Meat, to Mead, to Nutmeg: Viking Food Explained   Whether travelling overseas, fighting in a battle on foreign shores or simply toiling on the family farm, Vikings lead active lives which ne...
A Day in the Life of a Viking Woman - The Viking Dragon Blog
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A Day in the Life of a Viking Woman

A Day in the Life of a Viking Woman   The Middle Ages were not an easy time to be a woman. For a society that’s gone down in history for its raids and invasions, you might think that Viking women ...
Viking Funerals - Beyond the Burning Ship - Not as you may Believe - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Viking Funerals - Beyond the Burning Ship

Viking Funerals: Beyond the Burning Ship Picture a blazing ship set adrift into the inky North Sea, carrying the body of some great and noble warlord. ‘Viking funerals’ like these might be one of t...
A Guide to Viking Weddings - The Viking Dragon Blog

A Guide to Viking Weddings

 Viking weddings are making a comeback. Many modern couples who dream of a back-to-basics ceremony are choosing outdoor handfasting ceremonies, attended only by their nearest and dearest, over a ...
Yule Traditions That You Might Still Celebrate Today - The Viking Dragon Blog
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Yule Traditions That You Might Still Celebrate Today

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...