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The Ancient Slavs: Early Slavic Weapons, Wariors and Warfare. Slav military tactics, oranization and society. The culture and military history of the ancient and early Slavs, from their origins to their split into Eastern, Western and Southern Slavs.

Hurstwik - Clothing in the Viking Age.  Brief descriptions of clothing for both men and women.

Hurstwik - Clothing in the Viking Age. Brief descriptions of clothing for both men and women.

The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα των Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors. They are known for being primarily composed of Germanic peoples, specifically Scandinavians (the Guard was formed approximately 200 years into the Viking age) and Anglo-Saxons (after the Norman Conquest of England created an Anglo-Saxon emigration in the Byzantine empire.

The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα των Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors. They are known for being primarily composed of Germanic peoples, specifically Scandinavians (the Guard was formed approximately 200 years into the Viking age) and Anglo-Saxons (after the Norman Conquest of England created an Anglo-Saxon emigration in the Byzantine empire.

The Vikings were foremost travelling traders and explorers. But they had to be skilled warriors as well, since during their thousands of miles long trading journeys, they were often attacked by people who wanted to steal their goods! On top of that they had to defend themselves against the christian Frank Empire, which wanted to take over the trade with eastern Europe, and Asia! But you never read that in "History Books"!!!

The Vikings were foremost travelling traders and explorers. But they had to be skilled warriors as well, since during their thousands of miles long trading journeys, they were often attacked by people who wanted to steal their goods! On top of that they had to defend themselves against the christian Frank Empire, which wanted to take over the trade with eastern Europe, and Asia! But you never read that in "History Books"!!!

Norse Religion-- refers to the religious traditions of the Norsemen prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, specifically during the Viking Age. It is a folk religion, which was not necessarily formalized nor categorized as a subset of Germanic paganism until it was described by outsiders who came into contact with native practitioners. It was the northern variation of the religion practiced in the lands inhabited by the Germanic tribes across most of Northern &Central Europe prior to…

Norse Religion-- refers to the religious traditions of the Norsemen prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, specifically during the Viking Age. It is a folk religion, which was not necessarily formalized nor categorized as a subset of Germanic paganism until it was described by outsiders who came into contact with native practitioners. It was the northern variation of the religion practiced in the lands inhabited by the Germanic tribes across most of Northern &Central Europe prior to…

viking ruins in southern greenland

viking ruins in southern greenland

In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age.

In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age.

3. Neil Oliver explores how the Viking Age finally ended, tracing the Norse voyages of discovery, the first Danish kings, and the Christian conversions that opened the door to European high society.

3. Neil Oliver explores how the Viking Age finally ended, tracing the Norse voyages of discovery, the first Danish kings, and the Christian conversions that opened the door to European high society.

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people. The Danish language started to develop in 12,500 Bc when Denmark was first inhabited. Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic people that were living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. Danish is the national language of Denmark and one of two official languages of the Faroe Islands (alongside Faroese). Danish is very easy to learn, you learn it by going through the alphabet but H…

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people. The Danish language started to develop in 12,500 Bc when Denmark was first inhabited. Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic people that were living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. Danish is the national language of Denmark and one of two official languages of the Faroe Islands (alongside Faroese). Danish is very easy to learn, you learn it by going through the alphabet but H…

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