The Viking Longship

If there’s anything synonymous with the Vikings, it’s not the shields or the axes, the beards or the runes, the Gods or the raiding; it’s the Viking Longship (or Longboat as they were always called at school growing up). The longship is a symbol and epitomises everything the Vikings were. It struck fear into enemiesContinue reading “The Viking Longship”

An Interview with Joshua Gillingham

Hi Josh! It’s great to have you on the blog to talk all things Norse/Viking! Is there a difference between a Norseman and a Viking? Hello Alex! So good to be here. Well, we are really diving into the deep end with this first one. The word ‘Viking’ in Old Norse is associated with aContinue reading “An Interview with Joshua Gillingham”

Viking Influences Today: Movies, Music and Games

Today we’re going to have a bit more of a laid back post looking at the impact of Vikings and Norse Mythology in popular culture. Books of course play a massive role but I reckon we’ve touched on them alot, and will continue to do so throughout the event. Skål! Movies In recent years, TVContinue reading “Viking Influences Today: Movies, Music and Games”

An Interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe: Vikingverse!

Ian is the author of the Vikingverse series; currently 2 novels and 3 comics. Vikingverse is a parallel timeline where the Norse rule seas and stars with restless fleets and Christianity has been put to the Viking sword. He also reached the kickstarter completion for the book he co-authored, Old Norse for Modern Times whichContinue reading “An Interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe: Vikingverse!”

Norse Stores and Gift Ideas

There are some brilliant stores offering a variety of Norse inspired items that you might be interested in. I’ve decided to (rather helpfully, might I add) collect a number of them here for your convenience. By gift ideas I know you’re looking to buy stuff for yourself. Nobody is fooled. Enjoy reading through and IContinue reading “Norse Stores and Gift Ideas”

An Interview with Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

I’m delighted to present my interview with Jóhanna Friðriksdóttir, Norse scholar and author of Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World. Hi Jóhanna! In popular culture we hear all about The Norsemen and the Vikings are often epitomised by the stereotype of the testosterone filled, masculine, bearded warrior. Was your book fuelled by the desireContinue reading “An Interview with Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir”

An Interview with Fjorn the Skald!

Hi all! Today it’s my pleasure to introduce Steven, a.k.a Fjorn the Skald from Fjorn’s Hall, a website offering Norse and Viking educational courses and online resources. He’s also an aspiring author of epic fantasy; his wealth of experience in Norse & Celtic history and medieval literature has allowed him to create a vivid, nuancedContinue reading “An Interview with Fjorn the Skald!”

Where does our understanding of Norse Mythology come from?

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying Norsevember. Today is the last day of week 1, which means the Gods & Mythology theme is coming to a close! How can we learn more about Norse Mythology then, and where does a lot of our information come from? Of course, Norse Mythology is ingrained in the culture,Continue reading “Where does our understanding of Norse Mythology come from?”