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Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
The Origins of Norse Elves
Santa Claus, Keebler cookies, and overloaded shelves. If a person speaks of elves, the brain frequently goes to those who work for Santa or Keebler, or those...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Giant Viking Swords are Raised in Memory of a Battle that United Norway
Sverd i fjell (English: Swords in Rock) is a commemorative monument located in the Hafrsfjord neighborhood of Madla, a borough of the city of Stavanger in Ro...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Islamic Ring Found in Viking Grave Sheds New Light on Ancient Ties
The finger ring discovered in a 9th-century Swedish grave, inscribed with Arabic Kufic writing, interpreted as reading “il-la-lah”, i.e. “For/to Allah,” shed...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age?
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the role that women played in the Viking Age. Were they warriors, wielding shields and swords alongside the ...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Archaeologists unearth huge Neolithic ‘Stonehenge’
Another ‘Stone Henge’ even bigger than the world famous heritage site and dating back nearly 5,500 years has been discovered by archaeologists.First hint of ...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
THE RELIGION OF THE PAGAN ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS
Introduction It is difficult to say with any precision what the pagan Anglo-Saxons and Vikings believed during this period. This is due to the lack of conte...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
A Saint's Revenge - Edmund of the East Angles
What was it like at the time the story was set? Life in Anglo Saxon times was often hard and brutal. The area that is now England used to be split up into ...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
There’s A Drone Hunting For The Loch Ness Monster
An underwater research drone has discovered a massive creature lurking at the bottom of Loch Ness, rumored home of Scotland’s mythical monster. Unfortunately...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
New Interpretation of the Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age
The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seeme...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
Who was Boudica — A Legendary Warrior Queen?
Boudica (also written as Boadicea) was a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. 60 or 61. As all of the existing informa...
Article by George Smith
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Teutonic
The Legend Of The Morbach Werewolf
According to legend, the Rhineland town of Wittlich is said to be the last place in Germany where a werewolf had been killed.Thomas Johannes Baptist Schwytze...
Article by George Smith