Old Norse dǫnsk tunga, dansk tunga ("Danish tongue"), norrœnt mál ("Norse language") Region Nordic countries, Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Isle of Man, Normandy, Vinland, the Volga and places in-between Era developed into the various North Germanic languages by the 14th century Language family Indo-European Germanic North Germanic Old Norse Writing system Runic, later Latin (Old Norse alphabet)
Freyja (Old Norse for ‘Lady’) is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, magic, and war. She rides a chariot pulled by two cats and owns both the mythical necklace Brísingamen and a cloak made of falcon feathers. Freyja is married to a god named Óðr and has two daughters with him, who are called Hnoss and Gersemi; her dwelling is called Fólkvangr and since she’s one of the Valkyries, her halls host half of those who die in battle. #myth
Old Norse Map of the Viking World "The geographical range of Viking exploration between the 9th and 12th centuries AD was amazing. From their Northern European homelands in today’s Norway, Denmark and Sweden they used the Norwegian and Baltic Seas to engage with the world " Clicking on the map enlarges it - you could go from the 768 X 364 size up to a 5039 X 2413 monster! All the placenames are in Old Norse. or English. Going in Ancient History and
... Old Norse Proverb ... Wolves are aggressive pack animals who work together for common benefit. Any wolf who works against his pack is cast out. Dogs are pets, whose alliances shift, and whose loyalty is to their master, bought with treats and kind words, or demanded with a stick. A wolf without a pack is nothing but a feral dog, wanted by none.
Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók, "Ragnar Hairy Breeches") was a legendary Norse ruler and hero from the Viking Age described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. In this tradition, Ragnar was the scourge of France and England and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubbe Ragnarsson.
The Vikings spoke a language called ‘Old Norse’, which today is an extinct language. Old Norse and Old English were in many ways similar since they belonged to the same language family, Germanic. Therefore, the Old Norse constituents integrated with ease into Old English. These borrowings went undetected for centuries but remain in the language up to the present-day.