Why actions speak louder than words when it comes to romance in the Icelandic sagas.
A look at the medieval Norse festival of Yule.
She was placed in a burial chamber and took several hundred miniature beads with her on her last journey. Who was the woman who was buried by Valsøyfjord over 1000 years ago?
The ground-penetrating radar data showed 13 burial mounds once existed at Gjellestad, some over 30 metres wide.
Trelleborg and the other ring-castles constructed by Harald Bluetooth stand out in history as products of a developing age of state formation, and the rising importance of military power.
In the first article on a series about the rise of kingdoms in medieval Scandinavia, Beñat Elortza Larrea examines the society and power dynamics found in the Viking Age.
Ármann Jakobsson attempts to answer the questions he keeps being asked about Icelandic sagas.
That the legendary forefathers of Norway are named after elements of nature (and winter) is interesting.
Although it might be said that the discovery of a whole continent was a sufficient justification for such an appellation, the sources do not indicate that Leifr earned his cognomen through discoveries or exploration.
The purpose of this article is to outline the Viking objects discovered in the Balkans.
Though unconnected in time and place, both the Vikings and the Polynesians were changed by their contacts with ultimately the same alien religion and external imperial forces – but they also incorporated and manipulated them to their own ends, and remained uniquely themselves.
The state of the sources of the Old Norse religions presents a great problem. Most of them were written down two hundred or even three hundred years after the Christianization of the North, based on an oral tradition going back to the pre-Christian ages.
The new interpretation suggests the inscription deals the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.
Were the Vikings really filing their own teeth and why?
Ten books published in 2019 that tells us all about the Vikings and the Norse World.
Two people died roughly 100 years apart. Nevertheless, they were buried together. In boats.
How do we define and understand the concept of childhood as it existed during the Viking Age?
Modern-day Scandinavia is regarded as a model of equality between the sexes. A new study indicates that this may go back to the early Middle Ages.
The ghosts in sagas are no phantoms or incorporeal spirits, but appear to the living in their physical and tangible bodies at a dark time of the day or year. The dead look the same as they used to when they lived, and are thus easily recognized by the living.
Did the same negative attitudes towards the old exist in Viking-Age England? What was considered ‘old’ in Viking-Age colonial society? And, what sort of life could the old individual expect?
We can contrast two possibilities: 1) that there was an overarching Scandinavian cultural unity in the Viking Age, or 2) that there were distinct cultural identities in different parts of what is often called the “Viking world.”
Today’s cultural image of a Viking is of a hulking man fit with a horned helm and piles of fur. Is there a better way of creating clothing that melds fantasy and reality?
A new study on the legendary Viking warriors known as berserkers suggests that they were able to achieve their battle trances and ferocity through the use of henbane.