Mar 28, 2013 by

The Valkyries go weaving/ with drawn swords, Hild and Hjorthrimul,/ Sanngrid and Svipul. Spears will shatter/ shields will splinter, Swords will gnaw/ like wolves through armor. “Darraðarljóð “, a skaldic poem in Old Norse found in c hapter 156 of Njáls Saga. The song consists of 11 stanzas, and within it twelve valkyries weave and choose who is to be slain at the Battle of Clontarf (fought outside Dublin in 1014 CE).

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Mar 28, 2013 by

Small thatched stone structure in Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, that was originally a Norse Mill showing the mill lade structure where water was channeled along to drive the mill Norse Mill, Shawbost, Isle of Lewis by Chris Morrison on Dreamstime

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Feb 13, 2013 by

Hogmanay Viking

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Feb 7, 2013 by

Jarlshof , Shetland Islands, Scotland- The Norse settlement (Viking) The Vikings left their mark at Jarlshof with extensive remains at the northern half of the site. The Norse settlement covers a period from about 800 to 1200 AD.

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Feb 6, 2013 by

Up Helly Aa, Scotland

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Feb 2, 2013 by

Viking gold pin with filigree decoration on the pinhead. Pins such as this were used to help fasten clothing. However, due to the fineness of this metal and the carefully crafted decoration on the head of the pin, this item must have been a feature in its own right apart from being purely functional. The pin is on display at the Manx Museum.

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Jan 31, 2013 by

Up Helly Aa, Viking fire festival held in Lerwick, Shetand every year in late January.

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