Viking burial mask

Viking men were also heavily tattooed but their most striking and fearsome fashion statement was their gnashers. They would file horizontal lines into the enamel on their front teeth and paint in red resin. Gareth says: “That’s like your punk sticking a safety pin through his nose. It would have been very uncomfortable and it’s quite deliberately saying ‘If I’m prepared to do this to myself, what am I going to do to you?’.”

Very Early Viking Burial. The carefully stacked remains of 33 men were buried in the war boat that brought them from Scandinavia to an Estonian island more than a century before the Vikings are thought to have been able to sail across such distances. The archaeologists believe the men died in a battle some time between 700 and 750, perhaps almost as much as a century before the Viking Age officially began. (Courtesy Liina Maldre, University of Tallinn) June 10, 2013, click through

The Faustian Cross ~ The physical manifestation of a lesser daemon, bound in a wooden cross by Jacob Petersson.

Bronze Viking Wolf Head Ring Jewel Celtic Pagan Jewelry Jewellery Rings Asatru Iceland on Etsy, $18.35

That’s the "Scold’s Bridle," a gruesome mask used as punishment for "rude, clamorous woman," who are considered to be spending too much gossiping or quarreling in the Medieval times. It came complete with a bell on top, no less: Time spent in the bridle was normally allocated as a punishment by a local magistrate. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak.

Womens grave with seidrstaff, reconstruction of grave 4 at Fyrkat, Denmark by Thórhallúr Thráinsson in an article of magazin The Viking Heritage 'Viking age sorceres' based on the book 'The Viking Way Religion and War in the Later Iron Age of Scandinavia' by Neil Price.

An important Viking sword, provenance: Northern Europe dating: 10th Century

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Statue of Ingolfur Arnarson the Viking Ingólfur Arnarson the first Nordic settler of Iceland. He built his home in (and gave name to ) Reykjavík in the year 874. Made by Einar Jónsson in 1924 and located on Arnarhóll, Reykjavík

Viking age / Brooch, 9-10th/ Norway

Deformed Eyes

Viking toiletries

felt boots --- This exact style is in the Museum with Viking Garb & items found in burial sites.

Detail of an ornamental head, from a sledge in the Oseburg burial (wood) Viking 9th cent.Scandinavian Viking Ship Museum,Oslo

Odin and Frigg

Viking drinking mead - WOW that ink work is AMAZING.

In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses from lightning's wrath.

Viking Animal Art Pendant cast in Bronze - this is 10th Century JELLINGE Style Norse Viking Knotwork for $44.99 with free shipping. I loved the sterling silver version of this pendant so much I had the artists create these beautiful pendants in bronze. When I received the first order of this pendant I was amazed with the quality and beautiful shine. I now prefer this lovely animal art pendant in bronze (but the silver is still lovely as well!)

Viking house door. The raised platform and the massive threshold protect, to some extend, from flooding and drift snow. The two mythological creatures protect from trolls, and dark elves, who want to steal your shadow, and cast madness into your eyes... Well, so the wise old woman said... Better safe than sorry, right?