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Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway sometime in the 800s. This fact makes Iceland a fairly “young” country when it comes to settlement, and also contributes to its distinct cultural background. The Icelandic horses in the country today are unique in the fact that they are direct descendants from the horses the Vikings first brought over from mainland Europe. . #visiticeland #travelbucketlist #vacationideas #vacationplanning #iceland #vikinghistory #Europe #Enrichingyourpersonalstories

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ernifuckluck

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thevikinglore

Harald Bluetooth, who was previously known as Harald Gormsson, was born around 935 AD. He ruled as King of Denmark from 958-986 AD until his reign ended with his death during battle.

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osberht867

Viking Pendant Mould: 9th-12th century AD. 21 grams, 1 1/2". A rectangular bronze casting mould used to form lozenge pendants with a lattice pattern. The transverse slot was used to allow a pin to be inserted to create a suspension loop. This mould possibly originates from the Baltic region. Many of these moulds were also made of soapstone. Ex. TL. #Vikings #Viking #Pendant #latticepattern #vikingjewelry #Vikinghistory

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thevikinglore

From the Old Norse word “skirra” which means “to frighten.”

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historia_buff

According to myth, Lagertha was a ruler of what is now Norway in the 9th century. She was the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok and a legendary female warrior also known as what to Scandinavian folklore? // Painting by Jenny Nyström, 1895 ———————————————————————— #history #historyig #histogram #historyfacts #historylovers #historynerd #thisdayinhistory #historygeek #historymatters #historymaker #historygram #historyinpaintings #historymakers #travel #art #painting #photography #viking #vikings #vikinghistory #legend #warrior #queen #norway #scandinaviangirl #women #womeninhistory #womenpower #womenempowerment #superstar

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vikingmood

The gold bird from Fyrkat. The lovely story about this motif includes both Fyrkat in the nothern part of Denmark and Hedeby/Haithabu - now part of Germany. . Half of a gold pendant was found in Fyrkat many years ago, but the entire design was of course unknown with the missing part. Later in Haithabu/Hedeby the form to cast the figure was found in a purse, and the entire pendant could then get recreated. . It's a small example that shows how artists in the viking age also travelled far and wide, or at least that their creations were spread across countries. . I am trying to research and find evidence of how crafters and artists lived during the viking age. I am reading through the sagas now. So far I have found that black smith could be in first rank - I am hoping to find more information. If anyone know of some sources that could be interesting feel free to let me know. . #hedeby #haithabu #fyrkat #vikingage #viking #vikingspired #pendant #vikingheritage #linen #dishtowel #vikingcraft #vikingart #vikingcrafter #vikingartist #storytelling #vikinghistory

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doc.norway

Drinking horns are attested from Viking Age Scandinavia. In the Prose Edda, Thor drank from a horn that unbeknown to him contained all the seas. #edda #vikings #vikinghistory #norse #norwegian #history #awesomeness #drinkinghorn #drinking #f4f #instafollow #mead #mjød

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rr_obscura

If the only fruit in your house during the holidays is fruitcake, fear not. There’s another way to stave off scurvy without eating the artillery you’ve been saving for the annual Fruitcake Toss. For centuries, indigenous North Americans, Vikings, and Colonists stayed alive and well using the tips of the tree that millions of people throw away every year after the Christmas season. For several centuries, seafaring explorers remained relatively healthy by chugging spruce beer, a drink made by boiling the tree’s green tips. Voyagers recognized the evergreens were a source of nutrients, even during the bleakest of winters. Spruce appeared in both alcoholic and nonalcoholic preparations; however, fermenting the young needles strips them of vitamin C, so alcoholic versions weren’t (successfully) used as a treatment. Ancient Norwegians believed the brew offered strength in battle, enhanced fertility, and kept them healthy during long stretches at sea. By the 16th century, European explorers in North America were recording the use of spruce to keep sailors scurvy-free. In Newfoundland, it became one of the most popular, readily available drinks around. Captain James Cook describes two of his men brewing the fragrant beer for the crew’s daily consumption in his 1784 book, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. The British navy also became dependent on the elixir as a cure and prevention for scurvy. Eighteenth-century British and Colonial American armies were equipped with a constant ration of the stuff. Spruce beer remained common until the end of the 1800s, when it faded into obscurity. Unsurprisingly, the beverage tastes a lot like drinking a Christmas tree. Fans call it “crisp and refreshing,” while others liken the experience to “downing Pine-Sol.” Though a flavor resurgence trend never occurred, in recent years, select craft breweries and soda companies have taken to brewing with the needles for novelty. This time around, spruce is packaged as a luxury good for the curious palate, rather than as a necessary element of survival. www.atlasobscura.com/foods/spruce-beer 📸 @steven.vander.meer @restaurangnygatan57 @halifaxamy @imper_fit_mtl 🎄🍻🌲⛵️

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mayjoh59

Historisk Museum er under oppussing og åpner nye spennende utstillinger i 2019, blant annet Vikingr. (Er åpent nå) det gleder jeg meg til. #historiskmuseum #visitoslo #mittoslo #oslonorway #middleages #vikinghistory #oslosstolthet #oslotips #oslosentrum #tullinløkka

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maxvikingo

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lism.gallery

Yesterday's calendar gift was won by @stempelstjert. Congratulations! 😁🎁🎄 . Today's door is hiding a tribute to the sun. Check it out 😁👍 Link in my bio. . . . #christmascalendar #calendargifts #christmas #Jól #sunworshipper #vikinghistory #vikings #silverjewelry #gemstones #clearquartz #giveaway #julekalender #advent #adventstid #LisMJewelry #madeinnorway🇳🇴

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natt_nord

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natt_nord

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natt_nord

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magicrebelshop

When wealthy or powerful Vikings died, their body may have been burned on a boat along with many of their possessions, or they may have been entombed in a barrow, a large earthen chamber. In either case, pets and sometimes slaves were sacrificed and buried (or burned) along with the Viking. There is also evidence that Scandinavians offered ritual human sacrifices in religious ceremonies. #vikingculture #vikings #viking #vikinghistory #vikingtradition #history #norse #scandinavia

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doc.norway

In Norse Mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. #vikings #mjølnir #mjolner #history #vikinghistory #norse #norwegian #weridetogetherwedietogther #norwegianandproud #veteran #f4f #instagram #instafollow #jewelry #pendant #thor #vikinggod #thorshammer @pursuitofthevikings

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cookingupadventures

You know how I know my kids are actually paying attention? When they choose to use the viking skin and make long houses in Fortnite during the week we study viking history. #cookingupadventures in #vikinghistory using #fortnite #homeschoolwithfortnite #videogameschooling #interestledlearners #eclecticunschoolers #howwehomeschool #thisisourhomeschool

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epicureanadventurist

Animal head sculptures were used for protection on ships, buildings, and high seats. This particular sculpture was found in the Oseberg burial and is believed to have been used during the funeral procession as part of the burial ritual. I love all the detail! #visitnorway #vikingmuseum #instanorway #enjoythejourney #epicureanadventurist #solofemaletravel #glt #wanderlust #vikinghistory #vikingshipmuseum #traveller

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thevikinglore

Odin and his brothers were the grandsons of the first god, Buri. Despite being half-giant due to their giant mother, they were bothered by the fact that the Aesir were outnumbered by the giants. Out of frustration, they decided to kill Ymir, who was producing giants out of his sweat, in his sleep. A huge flood of blood raced from Ymir’s body and drowned most of the giants. Only two survived, Bergelmir and his wife, who fled to safety.

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justt_mylo

Make no mistake.. I am a princess, even more so I AM A WARRIOR. #scandinavianblood #warrior #vikinghistory #dance #shoes #nomad @reebok Found these shoes with fellow princess&warrior @kraken_8_eight in Monterrey, Mexico at a market on a table. What a score, they fit me perfect.

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thevikinglore

Öndvegissúlur were a pair of wooden poles that sat on each side of a Viking’s high-seat. This spot was the place where the head of the household would sit and therefore an important element. They were believed to have been ornately decorated and the larger the pillars, the higher the status of the homeowner. In the Eyrbyggja Saga, the high-seat pillars in the story were carved in the image of Thor. A man by the name of Þórólfur Mostrarskegg, also known as Thorolf Most-Beard, used his pillars to construct a temple in his new home of Iceland. Within these pillars, he used reginnalar or “god-nails” or “power-nails.” With names like these, it is clear to see how important the pillars were.

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maxvikingo

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thevikinglore

After her brother’s exploration and Thorfinn’s failed attempt to permanently settle Vinland, Freydis was determined to give it a shot. It did not go as planned and she, along with her crew, quickly left Vinland and returned to Greenland. No more attempts from Greenland Vikings were made to settle or explore the western world.

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lism.gallery

"The nisses is also known for having magical powers, and can be both moody and unpredictable, so they must be well groomed. They can make pranks and mischief, and harm both humans and animals if they are not treated well." . Don't forget to open today's door in the Christmas calendar - especially if you like Rhinstones and bling! 😁👍 . Link in bio / profile . open 00.01 - 23.59 CET . . . #christmas #christmascalendar #Jól #vikinghistory #norsehistory #nordic #jul #fjøsnissen #nisser #redhat #Noël #weihnachten🎄 #Navidad #nollag #joulu #nadal #nollaig #рождество #jõulud #yule #nadolig #jewelrygiveaway #LisMJewelry

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alehorn

Weekends are for reading, relaxing and drinking. 🍻👌🏼⠀ ⠀ Reposting @_thedarkelf_:⠀ ...⠀ "Fly fly Hugin and Munin⠀ Thoughts and memories you have seen⠀ Ravens sit on my shoulders⠀ I must know what has been⠀ Gunghir made of Yggdrasil's own wood⠀ Show the world who I am⠀ Odin the father of gods⠀ Berserks die screaming my name⠀ Father of all the Gods⠀ Odin I am⠀ Slayer of giants of ice⠀ Odin I am! #lastlegion #alehorn #gravelentertainment #odin #icefolk #norsemythology #jotunheim # Valhalla #valkyrie #einherjar #vikinghistory #pagan #melodicdeathmetal #blackmetal #huginnandmuninn #vikingdeathmetal #runes #mead"

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odinscrotum

Úlfhéðnar 🐺 . . . . More @descendedfromodin spam from my day in the frost-jewelled forests.

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lism.gallery

Tor tries to persuade the ferryman Harbard to bring him dry over a strait: "Ferry me over the strait, and I'll feed you tomorrow. I have a food basket on my back, never was the food better. I ate at home peacefully before I left, herring and oats, so I'm still satisfied." 🎄 Check out door #9 in the Christmas calendar, learn about the Norse and Nordic Jól, and get the chance to win a beautiful #semiprecious jewelry set. Link in bio / profile . . . . . #vikings #tor #odin #norse #nordic #christmascalendar #giveaway #jewelry #handmadewithlove #madeinnorway🇳🇴 #gemstones #moonstone #whitejade #julekalender #smykker #quiz #åsatro #eddasaga #vikinghistory

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vikingremako

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odinscrotum

Fimbulvetr - the great winter preluding the cataclysmic events of Ragnarök. In several Nordic countries, the term “fimbulvetr” or “fimbulvinter” is still used to refer to an abnormally cold and brutal winter. . . I cannot express how great it feels to have such extensive nature on my doorstop - although I must confess it is often all too tempting to take a “quick stroll” (which ends up being as long as the sun is up) around this gorgeous lake instead of sitting down and learning the differences between Helsetninger and Leddsetninger, or i vs på vs til. Ah the joys of Norwegian sentence structure and grammar... the only things I bemoan about the academic path I have elected to tread. ❄️🐾🔪

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sigrun_vikingart

There is horsepower and then there is HORSEPOWER. My money is on Sleipnir! 👉PM for price of the linen Sleipnir shirt.🐎💪💪 ... Photo by @jamesalexanderlyon Model @ne0n.god MUA @makeupby.anita Designer @sigrun_vikingart ... #vikings #viking #vikingfashion #vikingvogue #norse #nordicfashion #sleipnir #historyvikings #vikinghistory #menslook #warrior #horse #bespoke #valhalla #odin #odinn #fashiondiaries #fashiondesigner #icelandicdesigner

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_thedarkelf_

Fly fly Hugin and Munin Thoughts and memories you have seen Ravens sit on my shoulders I must know what has been Gunghir made of Yggdrasil's own wood Show the world who I am Odin the father of gods Berserks die screaming my name Father of all the Gods Odin I am Slayer of giants of ice Odin I am! #lastlegion #alehorn #gravelentertainment #odin #icefolk #norsemythology #jotunheim # Valhalla #valkyrie #einherjar #vikinghistory #pagan #melodicdeathmetal #blackmetal #huginnandmuninn #vikingdeathmetal #runes #mead

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thevikinglore

Thorolf was an on the expedition crew with Raven-Flóki to Iceland. When all the men returned to Norway, most talked against the lands and how worthless the location was. Thorolf, however, described Iceland’s land so rich that butter dripped from every blade of grass. Due to this very specific description, Thorolf was forever known as Thorolf Butter.

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wolfsglutschmiede

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sol_arrettino

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stungarvan

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vikingtrend

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odinscrotum

Askr standar heitir Yggdrasil Setjar ægrœnn um Urdarvel

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maxvikingo

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thevikinglore

All it takes is one brave person to make an impact. For one small spark is all it takes to ignite a raging fire.

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sandraayoubtpi

Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway sometime in the 800s. This fact makes Iceland a fairly “young” country when it comes to settlement, and also contributes to its distinct cultural background. The Icelandic horses in the country today are unique in the fact that they are direct descendants from the horses the Vikings first brought over from mainland Europe.⠀ .⠀ #visiticeland #travelbucketlist #vacationideas #honeymoonplanning #vacationplanning #icelandicfood #iceland #vikinghistory @sandraayoubtpi #travelexpert #icangetyouthere

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ahencyclopedia

Bjorn Ironside (also spelt Björn Ironside; Old Norse Bjǫrn Járnsíða) is a legendary Viking who in the stories surrounding him raids alongside his brothers and his father, the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok. While the legends mentioning Bjorn are set in the 9th century CE, they are most extensively known from three sources, all from around the 13th century CE: The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok, The Tale of Ragnar’s Sons and Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorum. Here, he is the son of Ragnar and Aslaug (or Thora, in the Gesta), and his most frequently named and most famous brothers are Ivar the Boneless, Hvitserk and Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye. On their adventures, it is his crippled brother Ivar who leads the gang, while Bjorn is described as a capable and ferocious warrior who with his prowess can turn the tide of battles. His epithet seems to be quite literal and refers to the strength of his sides, which were like iron (i.e. modern fitness enthusiasts could learn from him). These trips take the brothers from across Scandinavia to Anglo-Saxon England and, in some of the stories, to Normandy, the Frankish Kingdoms, Lombardy and up to a town called Luni or Luna which was supposedly on the way to Rome. Bjorn either becomes the ruler of Sweden (or part of it – Uppsala, central Sweden and all its lands) after his father’s death at the hand of King Ælla of Northumbria (r. c. 866 CE) or is gifted lordship over Sweden and even Norway by his father while he still lives. His death or manner of death is not recorded and neither are any possible wives, despite the popular TV series Vikings – in which Bjorn is portrayed by Alexander Ludwig and is the son of Lagertha, not Aslaug – creatively filling in these blanks for us. With regard to children, only the 13th-century CE legendary work Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks mentions any at all: Eirik and Refil. In this story, the former rules Sweden after his father’s death and is succeeded by his brother Refil’s son, who is also named Eirik. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • (Article by Emma Groeneveld || Photos belong to their respective owners)

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charlottegrillo

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odinscrotum

Bzzzzzzzzzzt... #SORRYMUM . . . In all seriousness could not have been happier with my experience at @timeless_tattoo today, my nerves were handled with such chill, good humour and despite hurting like a little bitch I’m fucking delighted with the outcome - I’ve been wanting a tattoo for years but only quite recently designed this little bindrune/Norse inspired symbol myself. I’ve toyed with having Wardruna’s logo inked many times, but decided that actually I want whatever is to be printed on my body to be the product of my own mind. @cristisatran , despite calling himself Mr Satan, is bloody awesome and anyone wanting ink in Oslo could do no better than coming to him. I’m so happy with the result and can’t say to journey through life with this little friend - this little reminder of what I love - by my side. Forever. Which is still taking some adjusting to 😂💉 . . (P.S anyone who sees this and is feeling anxious over wanting a tattoo but scared for it - if I can handle this then you 100% can)

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maxvikingo

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thevikinglore

Viking women might not have had equal rights compared to their male counterparts, but they did possess more rights than women across Europe. For example, they had the option to divorce and remarry, own property, run family finances and more.

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juliadentphoto

Aarhus has some really awesome museums, and one of them is easy to miss because it’s underground! Right off of this pedestrian street is an underground Viking museum! 😊 • It’s underground because it’s an excavation of an actual Viking site in Aarhus, so you can see how that spot in the village was laid out centuries ago! It’s one of the smallest museums I’ve ever been in, but it’s packed with history and artifacts. I’m a super Viking history nerd (and really upset that there isn’t a Viking emoji yet! 🗡), and even I learned a lot because it focuses on the Viking Age in Aarhus itself, including a major attack on the town! ⚔️ So if you’re in Aarhus, don’t miss the tiny, underground Viking museum! 😊 You can see photos of it on my latest post! ❤️ (Link in bio) • • • • • #femaletravelbloggers #femaletraveler #besttravelphoto #explorewithme #goandexplore #girlswhowander #girlsaroundtheworld #girlmeetsglobe #travelphotooftheday #travelphotoblog #teamhelene #wonderfuldestinations #natgeotraveller #aarhus #visitaarhus #aarhus2018 #aarhuscity #aarhusguide #thisisaarhus #mitaarhus #århus #prettycities #lifeofdenmark #discoverdenmark #instadenmark #besteuropephotos #exploringeurope #igers_denmark #visitdenmark #vikinghistory

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maxvikingo

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thevikinglore

Loki once shape-shifted into a mare and seduced a stallion that belong to the giant who had built the walls around Asgard. He gave birth to the horse named Sleipnir and later gave it to Odin as a gift.

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cj_mn_tc

@historyvikings is on tonight! Vikings came to Minnesota 1,000 years ago but I learned more about them while in Ireland. #Latergram: #Viking Mural in Waterford, Ireland. According to history, the city was founded by Vikings in 914 and named Vedrafjordr, “windy fjord”. Loved the history there. Someday soon I need to visit #Norway 🇳🇴 #vacation #vacay #ireland #sightseeing #vikings #vikinghistory #waterford

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bryanbec

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kseniyas.art.design

And here are the two ships that have entered the competition. Why I chose them? I cannot tell, because I like all 6 of them very much (besides my very first one though - I kind of messed it up a little and may post it later...or maybe never 😆) I chose to paint the viking ship (instead of my famous ballerinas) because these ships were so beautifully made and yet so fierce and maneuverable for their small size. Also because blood of those people runs in my veins. By the way, all the viking ships are for sale so if you find yourself deeply attracted to one, message me - I will be so happy to give these ships new home. The original size is 13" x 11" on watercolour cold press 140 lbs paper 💖 Love and peace #art #painting #myart #KseniyaAli #vikings #vikingship #vikinghistory #watercolour

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maxvikingo

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schonmehr

Esse definitivamente foi o ponto alto do dia, a melhor exibição. Meet the Vikings. ⚔️🛡🗡

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thevikinglore

The inscription on the Jelling Stone clearly states the name of Denmark. This is said to be the first time the name Denmark is used in Danish history. This, mixed with the symbol of Christ on one of the sides, is visualbproof of the change of religion in Denmark during that time.

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historia_buff

The Viking Ivar was called “the Boneless” because it was believed he had a medical condition that caused his legs to fracture easily. Never the less, he would have his men carry him into battle on a shield and fight with bow and arrow. Ivar would go on to be a very successful and vicious warrior-king taking which European throne in 856 CE? // Painting by August Malmström, 1857 ———————————————————————— #history #historyig #histogram #historyfacts #historylovers #historynerd #thisdayinhistory #historygeek #historymatters #historymaker #historygram #historyinpaintings #historymakers #travel #art #painting #photography #museum #viking #vikings #vikinghistory #danishhistory #norweiganhistory #englishhistory #england #ivartheboneless #norsemen #middleages

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abolfazlheydari91011

Legends never die Ragnar lathbrok #vikings #vikinghistory

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lism.gallery

The 3rd Door in the #christmascalendar was hiding a beautiful amethyst jewelry set, and the lucky winner was @aleidis79 from Norway. Congratulations! 🎄 Door # 4 is now open. Go check out the prize, and read more about the vikings and their conquest of the Byzantine capitol. Link in my profile / bio 👍 . . . #calendargifts #christmascalendar #quiz #viking #vikinghistory #byzantine #advent #giveaway #julekalender #jul #gaver #kalendergaver #gems #gemstones #GemsAndTreasures #amethyst #handmadewithlove #jewelry #madeinnorway🇳🇴

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nicki_thiemer

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millsroyluxurytravel

Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway sometime in the 800s. This fact makes Iceland a fairly “young” country when it comes to settlement, and also contributes to its distinct cultural background. The Icelandic horses in the country today are unique in the fact that they are direct descendants from the horses the Vikings first brought over from mainland Europe. . #visiticeland #travelbucketlist #vacationideas #honeymoonplanning #vacationplanning #icelandicfood #iceland #vikinghistory

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tattoobyeine

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adrianafbandeira

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wolfsglutschmiede

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knubbe_


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