According to the saga, Freya would take half of the deceased warriors in the battle to Folkvangr while the rest followed Odin the Allfather to Valhalla the Great Hall. Yet, the idea of Folkvangr as one of the Viking afterlife met with many objections. any scholars believed that the concept of Folkvangr was the later creation of systematization rather than what the Vikings once believed in...
Gunnar Hamundarson - Viking Warrior Got Killed for Slapping Wife. When Gunnar came up age, he had to find someone who could care for his family when he was away making fortune and earning fame. He had to marry a wife. He proposed and married Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir. Gunnar was actually the third husband of Hallgerdr who had previously killed the two former husbands...
✍️Viking Timeline: What Happened in The Viking Age? The glory of the Viking Age has been gone for centuries but what they left on world history forever remains. Many historians call the battle of Stamford Bridge was the final battle that marked the end of the Viking glory. The English king Harold Godwinson defeated the last Viking king Harald Hardrada in the battle.
Ragnar Death: How The Old Boar Suffered ⁉️ ‼️ As a rule, the more powerful a king became, the more enemies he made...👉In many literal sources, Ragnar was the son of a Viking king. This might be one of the reasons why Ragnar was so desired more power and wealth. #vikingblog #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #powerful #vikinglegend #vikingage #vikinggreatarmy #norse #odin
👌🤠🤠And yes!! this Harald Gormsson was the Harald Bluetooth we mentioned above. For getting a baptism, Harald was finally dethroned by his own son, Sweyn Forkbeard. Sweyn declared his power in England as a king but his reign didn't last long. His successor was Cnut the Great [...] #vikingblog #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #warrior #vikingwarrior #rangar #vikingage #vikingwarrior
In the Viking Age, brooches were their favorite jewelry generally worn in pairs on the upper breast as well as to fasten the straps of the woman's clothes. This was a beauty standard for women in the Viking Age. One thing we are yet to confirm is how this Viking woman could end up on land in Yorkshire with Viking common personal items. #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #vikingwoman #burial #withluxuries
⚜ Harald Bluetooth was among the first Viking king that converted himself into Christians (possibly because of political reasons). However, many Vikings including Palnatoke couldn't tolerate the fact that their leader abandoned their ancestor belief. Then what had to come finally came, the war was waged, blood was shed, and King Harald was overthrown by Sweyn Forkbeard. #bavipower #bavipowervikingblog
⚜ Harald Bluetooth was among the first Viking king that converted himself into Christians (possibly because of political reasons). However, many Vikings including Palnatoke couldn't tolerate the fact that their leader abandoned their ancestor belief. Then what had to come finally came, the war was waged, blood was shed, and King Harald was overthrown by Sweyn Forkbeard. #vikingblog #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #legendary #odin #workship #desire #valhalla #armies
👋"The noble mighty-ruler" refers to the reigning king at that period. So it simply meant "The true king knows how to protect his land". Jord was a giantess in Norse myth. She was the giantess of the earth who embodied the quality and strength of the earth. There were few things we learn about this figure: she was the mother of Thor and the daughter of Nott (Night). #vikingblog #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #warrior #norse #myth #norsemythology #history #vikingstories #vikinglegends
📯Back in the Viking Age, these peasant warriors started to raid because of wealth. All of those who dared to voyage and travel across the ocean was likely to return home with their pockets filled with gold and their future life full of respect... #vikingblog #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #warrior #vikingwarrior #brutal
🖐Gunnar was actually the third husband of Hallgerdr who had previously killed the two former husbands. A friend of Gunnar, Njal, considered their marriage unwise as both of them were attracted by lust and Gunnar forgot what his wife had done before... #vikingblog #bavipowerunitedkingdom #vikings #bavipowervikingblog #warrior #vikingwarrior #gunnarhamundarson #slappingwife
In Norse mythology, Bragi was the son of Odin the Allfather and the giantess Gunnlod who guarded the Mead of Poetry. Bragi's wife was Idunn Goddess of Youth who was supposed to oversee the fruits of youth. They had many children but their names were never mentioned in the myth [...]
...Raiding was, in fact, a desirable task for the young man while the mature man was set to settle down. As the Vikings believed, raids were an important test to find out how strong a Viking was and find out what their fate was destined to be. Raids would bring the Viking the fame and wealth, both of which were the most important parts for a man to thrive [Tobe continue]
The spear throwing practice was quite controversial as it may cause trouble in some cases. First, the spear did not always hit the target and the chances were that the warriors lost one weapon. Second, if the enemies could catch the spear that the Viking warriors threw, they would fling the spear back to them ironically. Or your throwing spear missed and the enemies would pick the spear and use it to fight back. The warriors stood little chance of throwing spear successfully [Tobe continue]
Harald Fairhair was rejected by the princess. She thought that she deserved a man better than Harald. From that moment on, Harald Fairhair made a vow that he would have this woman as his wife after he had united Norway under a single banner. And until the day he became the King of Norway, he would never comb his hair [...]
Although he was good at wielding axe and defending himself, Odin saw his desire to come to Valhalla. The old man fell in his final combat but he did win a seat in Valhalla. In his afterlife of Valhalla, he must be chanting and singing along the hall with his fallen brothers, raising a drinking horn full of mead, and fighting one another until the break of dawn. That’s the life that every Viking warrior wanted to enjoy...
The majority of the Viking warriors were initially the farmers. Many of them could not afford a full set of armour to join the battle. But they had skills and experience which kept them alive during the battle. They lived in a time of war and their tradition idolized warrior and sacrifice in battle. So it was a requirement that each Viking man must master their own weapons. If he didn't join the army, he had the weapon to protect his family and his land [...]
Raiding was, in fact, a desirable task for the young man while the mature man was set to settle down. As the Vikings believed, raids were an important test to find out how strong a Viking was and find out what their fate was destined to be. Raids would bring the Viking the fame and wealth, both of which were the most important parts for a man to thrive.
The Valhalla was a palace that Odin kept his own warriors who would take his side when they days of Ragnarok came. Specifically, to prepare for combat with giants and his final fight with the monstrous Wolf Fenrir, Odin chose such brave slain human warriors to dwell with him in the Hall of the Slain and fight alongside him during the event of Ragnarok. However, the holy prophecy came true [...]
The most common material to create a Viking spear was the iron. There was a variety of Viking spearheads during the Viking age. There was one rule about the length of the Viking spearheads: no rules at all. The Viking spearheads could be in any length as long as it sacrificed the need of the spear-wielder. Some spearheads could have “wings” and these were the barbed spears. Meanwhile, some spearheads could be as small as an arrowhead and these were the puny spears.
In the life of Gorm, he made a wrong move to attack Friesland in 934 where he lost to the hand of German King Henry I who was Christian. Accordingly, Gorm had to make some toleration to the Christianity as well as lost some lands. Gorm died a few years later leaving his throne to Harald Bluetooth.
"Sigyn" means "girlfriend of victory". Sigyn was also a character in Norse mythology. She was the wife of Loki. Despite being the wife of the most vicious villain in Norse mythology, Sigyn was the type of traditional wife. Even though Loki had done a bundle of bad things, she forgave. She would stay with him, no matter what happened. When the whole cosmos turned their back against Loki, Sigyn was the only one that stayed. Sigyn was the Norse giant of fidelity [...]
- Thor is nothing strange to us in this day and age as Thor Norse God is gaining more and more popularity. Whenever we mention "Thor", an image of a muscular man wielding a hammer and fighting for justice pops up in our head. - Indeed, Loki is another famous name now thanks to the modern adaptation of this god. In Norse mythology, Loki was a trickster who always put other gods in danger and embarrassment [Tobe continue]
The Viking had the picture of their afterlife. They had in their mind about the place - where they would go when they passed away. It is universally accepted that death hurt both the deceased and the living. The Vikings mourned for the deceased. But because their beloved deceased had gone to a better afterlife, they would be happy about that.
Legendary sources like the Jómsvíkinga saga, King Olaf Tryggvasson’s Saga, and stories found in the Flatey Book mentioned their names and their great achievement. Their stronghold was allegedly southern shore of Baltic Sea. However, the historical existence of the Jomsvikings still remains a debate, let alone their stronghold.