Norse Mythology

The Viking diet | What can you eat on the Nordic diet?

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The Viking diet | What can you eat on the Nordic diet?

What did the Viking eat? Reconstruction by Hands on History of food preparations for travelyoutube : Hands on History AS Summary of The Viking diet: The food Cereals and seeds Dairy products, The meats Fish, cetaceans, crustaceans, shellfish Vegetables, Herbs and spices Fruits and nuts The drinks Mead The beer the wine Dishes and cutlery To eat To drink The feeding of the Vikings The food The Vikings' daily menu consisted mainly of oatmeal, based on cereals, bread and dairy products. Meat and fish remain exceptional dishes. Food was closely linked to...

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Women in the Viking Age

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Women in the Viking Age

Summary of Women in the Viking Age Women in society The female slave The middle-class woman The wife of the nobility The physiognomy and character of wome Women before the law The prohibitions The freedoms Women and religion The völvur Women and Christianization Women and colonization Iceland Ireland, England and Scotland Women and war Skjaldmös and valkyries Burials of female combatants Influential women Auður djúpúðga Ketilsdóttir Freydís Eiríksdóttir Emma Women in society Archaeological discoveries, medieval laws and literature, as well as runic inscriptions and various representations (amulets, tapestries, etc.) are the...

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    Famous Vikings

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    Famous Vikings

    Famous Viking Warriors Summary : Björn Ironside Egill Skallagrímsson Eric with the Bloody Axe Erik the Red Freydís Eiríksdóttir Harald Sigurdsson the Ruthless Ivar Ragnarsson the Boneless Leif Erikson Ragnar Lodbrok Rollon the Walker Sven at the Forked Beard  Björn Ironside Name: Bjorn 1erNickname: Björn Järnsida (Björn Côtes-de-Fer)Dates: ~840, Sweden - 880, SwedenSon of: Ragnar Lodbrok and LagerthaChildren: Refil and Erik IIFunction: King of Sweden and Uppsala from 860 to 880 and legendary founder of the Munsö dynasty Björn Ironside Tumulus on Munsö Island, Lake Mälaren, Sweden. The tumulus is crowned by a...

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    The Vegvisir | Ancient and Sacred Nordic symbol of protection and guidance

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    The Vegvisir | Ancient and Sacred Nordic symbol of protection and guidance

    Vegvisir Meaning The Vegvisir is one of the oldest and most sacred Scandinavian symbols and is native to Iceland. "Vegur" means - road or path and "Vísir" means - Guide. The symbol was often affixed to ships to ensure their safe return. The Vegvisir was like a guide helping its carrier to find his way back. The Nordics believed that the Vegvisir had special powers and was considered a talisman for luck, protection and blessings. This powerful symbol could help a person find the right path in case of bad...

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    Chronology of the Viking Age

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    Chronology of the Viking Age

    The Viking era Timeline 753 Foundation of the first Swedish colony Aldeigjuborg (now Staraya Ladoga) in Russia, near the future St Petersburg. 789 First known raid on the island of Portland (England).Lindisfarne Monastery, United KingdomThe year 793 marks the beginning of the Viking Age 793 Looting of the monastery of Lindisfarne (England) by Vikings from Norway. 795 First Danish attack on Ireland. 799 First mention of a Scandinavian fleet on the coast of Aquitaine, in Noirmoutier, attacking and looting a monastery. Around 800 Discovery of Iceland by Irish peopleCreation of...

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