Photo 22 Jul 8 notes 
The Gjermundbu helmet
find: Haugsbygd in Ringerike, Eastern Norway, 1943
Museum of Cultural History, Oslo


"This iron helmet is the only one that is found in Scandinavia dating back to the Viking Age. Why are not more found? 
Because the vikings didn’t wear helmets !!
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The Gjermundbu helmet

find: Haugsbygd in Ringerike, Eastern Norway, 1943

Museum of Cultural History, Oslo

"This iron helmet is the only one that is found in Scandinavia dating back to the Viking Age. Why are not more found?

Because the vikings didn’t wear helmets !!

Read more about this interesting topic: ThorNews

Photo 22 Jul 5 notes 
Viking helmets?
The medieval picture showing Icelandic Vikings wearing hats, not helmets.


Read more about this interesting topic: ThorNews

Viking helmets?

The medieval picture showing Icelandic Vikings wearing hats, not helmets.

Read more about this interesting topic: ThorNews

Photo 19 Jul 52 notes 
Viking

Viking

Photo 19 Jul 88 notes Tathariel 
by WinPics

Tathariel

by WinPics

Photo 19 Jul 23 notes 
Viking Gold Ring
with Punched Triangles 10th-11th century AD . A cast finger ring with expanding hoop and raised median band, the outer face impressed with punchmarks, each a triangle with pellets in the corners.

Viking Gold Ring

with Punched Triangles 10th-11th century AD . A cast finger ring with expanding hoop and raised median band, the outer face impressed with punchmarks, each a triangle with pellets in the corners.

Photo 19 Jul 8 notes 
The great ‘Londesbrough’ brooch, c 800
British Museum

The great ‘Londesbrough’ brooch, c 800

British Museum

Photo 19 Jul 229 notes 
In 871 AD a Viking fleet of 200 ships returned to Dublin from Scotland filled with ‘a great prey of Angles and Britons and Picts’ (Annals of Ulster). These unfortunate captives would have been sold at Dublin’s large slave market.

In 871 AD a Viking fleet of 200 ships returned to Dublin from Scotland filled with ‘a great prey of Angles and Britons and Picts’ (Annals of Ulster). These unfortunate captives would have been sold at Dublin’s large slave market.

(Source: pinterest.com)

Photo 19 Jul 38 notes 
The bracteate in the bottom left corner displays the myth of Baldr

The bracteate in the bottom left corner displays the myth of Baldr

Photo 19 Jul 39 notes 
Bracteate depicting Odin and his eight-legged horse Sleipnir

Bracteate depicting Odin and his eight-legged horse Sleipnir

Photo 17 Jul 39 notes 
Sleipnir
"But from the hill of Lidskialf Odin rose,The throne, from which his eye surveys the world;And mounted Sleipnir, and in darkness rodeTo Asgard. And the stars came out in heaven,High over Asgard, to light home the king.But fiercely Odin galloped, moved in heart:And swift to Asgard, to the gate he came, And terribly the hoofs of Sleipnir rangAlong the flinty floor of Asgard streets,And the gods trembled on their golden bedsHearing the wrathful father coming home.”
From “The Classic Myths” by Charles Mills Gayley.

Sleipnir

"But from the hill of Lidskialf Odin rose,
The throne, from which his eye surveys the world;
And mounted Sleipnir, and in darkness rode
To Asgard. And the stars came out in heaven,
High over Asgard, to light home the king.
But fiercely Odin galloped, moved in heart:
And swift to Asgard, to the gate he came,
And terribly the hoofs of Sleipnir rang
Along the flinty floor of Asgard streets,
And the gods trembled on their golden beds
Hearing the wrathful father coming home.”

From “The Classic Myths” by Charles Mills Gayley.

Photo 12 Jul 150 notes 
Thor with his goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr
Carlsberg Bryghus Copenhagen Denmark

Thor with his goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr

Carlsberg Bryghus Copenhagen Denmark

Photo 12 Jul 129 notes 
Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, Thor’s goats.
Made by artist Tamara Howell, 2014

Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, Thor’s goats.

Made by artist Tamara Howell, 2014

Photo 12 Jul 61 notes 
Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr are the goats who pull the god Thor’s chariot
A find from Tissø, Denmark
 © Nationalmuseet Denmark


It is also written in the Edda:
Straightway were the goats homeward driven,hurried to the traces; they had fast to run.The rocks were shivered, the earth was in a blaze;Odin’s son drove to Jötunheim.

Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr are the goats who pull the god Thor’s chariot

A find from Tissø, Denmark

 © Nationalmuseet Denmark

It is also written in the Edda:

Straightway were the goats homeward driven,
hurried to the traces; they had fast to run.
The rocks were shivered, the earth was in a blaze;
Odin’s son drove to Jötunheim.

Video 7 Jul 36 notes

A Reconstructed Viking Woman’s Outfit

Front, Back, Tablet weaving

© by Shelagh Lewins

Video 7 Jul 180 notes

A Reconstructed Viking Woman’s Outfit (Details)

Pouch, Knife, Shoes, Jewelry

© by Shelagh Lewins


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