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A Golden Moment

A Golden Moment, originally uploaded by aevarg. A beautiful photo of a Viking ship sculpture taken by Aevar Gudmundsson. Absolutely stunning.

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Dutch · Medieval · mythology · Old Norse

Goden en helden op reis

Goden en helden op reis Niet alleen de moderne mens reist graag, ook de Oudnoordse mythologie en de saga’s barsten van de reisverhalen. In de saga’s is de belangrijkste en verste reis de reis die Leif Eriksson naar Amerika heeft gemaakt. Dat zal zo rond het jaar 1000 zijn geweest. Zoals in de saga’s 'Eiríks… Continue reading Goden en helden op reis

boardgames · Celtic · English · Medieval · Old Norse

Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?

Considering the extensive and intense contact between the Vikings and the people of the British Isles, it is not unlikely that some form of the Old Norse hnefatafl game has been introduced in Ireland. As we've seen in my previous post, fidchell seems an unlikely candidate. In the case of Brandub, which means 'raven black',… Continue reading Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?