Viking Warrior

Berserker

Berserker
The Norse sagas describe a fearsome, elite warrior known as the berserker, associated with the wolf and the bear.

Viking Longship Diagrams

Viking Longship Diagrams
The Viking longships gave the Scandinavian raiders and traders an incomparable advantage in early Europe.

Landvættir - the Guardians of Iceland

Landvættir - the Guardians of Iceland
Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla describes the four great Guardians of Iceland, the landvættir or landspirits, who protected the country against harm.

Beowulf

Beowulf
The Old English poem Beowulf describes a Scandinavian hero, Beowulf the Geat, come with his warriors to Denmark to do battle with monsters.

Celebrate the Viking Discovery of North America

Celebrate the Viking Discovery of North America
Leifr Eiriksson became the first European in the New World in 1000AD. In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Oct. 9 Leif Ericsson Day. Celebrate the man who was before Columbus!

The Völva

The Völva
The shamanic völva told the future and part of her gear was the staff. This Bronze Age staff-head predates the Vikings but suggests an idea of what the völva's staff might have been.

Dragon Prow

Dragon Prow
The Vikings used dragon-head images on the prows of their ships to terrify their foes.

Sigurðr the Dragonslayer

Sigurðr the Dragonslayer
These modern carved panels depict scenes from Völsunga Saga, the tale of the hero Sigurðr the Völsung.


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