Monthly Archive: October 2015

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The Siege of Paris: A Day to be Remembered

The Siege of Paris: Sacked by Vikings The notorious Viking hero, Ragnar Lodbrok is part legend and part historic fact. His tales of conquest and adventure are weaved into Norse mythology and history books,...

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The Beaker Culture of Ancient Europe

The Bell-Beaker Culture, which is often shortened to Beaker Culture, is a widely scattered archaeological culture of ancient Europe, which began in the late Neolithic era and ran into the early Bronze Age. Where...

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Irminsul: Heathen Symbol of the Anglo Saxon Pagans

The Irminsul Throughout the years, next to the Thor’s Hammer or the Valknut, the Irminsul has gotten to be a primary position among the most imperative heathen symbols among the ancient northern religion and...

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History of Rollo the Exiled

Rollo (c. 846 – c. 932), known as Ganger-Hrólf (or as Göngu Hrólfr in the Old Norse dialect), and absolved Robert, was a Viking who turned into the first leader of Normandy, a locale...

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Norse Creation Myth: Between Fire and Ice

The Norse creation myth tells the tale of how everything came into life in the space between ice and fire. The story talks about how gods created the home planet of humans. Before the...

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The Valkyries of Odin: Choosers of the Slain

The Valkyries Valkyries are female spirits or simply demigoddesses in Norse mythology. A Valkyrie known as “chooser of the slain” is among the numerous female figures that choose people who may die in battle...

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9 Legendary Germanic Creatures

Germanic creatures are some of the oldest and monstrous figures that humans encountered in the past. The word ‘Germanic’ given to these monstrous figures does not mean that they belonged to the land of...

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Battle of Teutoburg: The Greatest Defeat of Roman History

On September 9 A.D, Publius Quinctilius Varus led three Roman legions through the Teutoburg Forest from the Weser River towards their more permanent bases along the Rhine. The conditions presented heavy rains and dense...

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A Brief History on the Viking Raid on Lindisfarne during 793AD

The Viking Raid on Lindisfarne: A Day to be Remembered It was in the year of 793 A.D. when Viking raiders ventured forth and attacked the monastery of Lindisfarne. The norsemen delivered a sharp...

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Ravens of Odin: Huginn and Muninn

It is said that Odin is the “most astounding and most antiquated of the Aesir“. It is additionally said that Odin “rules all things, and mighty though the other gods are, yet they submit...