Fun and factual non-fiction writings. Some short, some longer. All Viking.

Fate: Two Interpretations of the Norns – and Mine

Fate is seen as personified in the three Norns. On this, academics seem to agree; but when it comes to the actual concept of fate, opinions vary. Here, I try to present two understandings …
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Winter Solstice 2017

  Solstice is upon us Here in the north, today, Thursday 21st, is the shortest day of the year, and tonight is the longest night. Where I live, this means about 7 hours of …
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Landscape of Viking Scandinavia

The landscape of Viking Scandinavia is not all mountains and fiords. I love the look of the Viking homelands in the tv-series Vikings; but if you visit Scandinavia, you will be amazed at how …
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Outdoor fire in the dark

Winter Solstice Blessings! Til árs ok friðar, skál!

Winter rules in the lands of the north Photo by Jan Erik Einarsen, Norway Solstice is upon us Feed the light The shortest day of the year is drawing to an end, and before …
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Shouting Viking

Speak Viking? #dare

Here’s another dare for you. Have a go at speaking like a Viking. Go on! I dare you! Hey, I’m not saying you have to do it in front of anybody 🙂 Might be …
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Wardruna: horse and rider on beach

Wardruna, “Raido” …
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Deck of a longship

Oar Walking #dare

Ever wondered how to move fast from one end of a fully manned Viking ship to the other? Here’s how! …
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