By Tom Metcalfe The god house (shown here in a digital reconstruction) was strongly built of beams and walls of wood; some lasted for hundreds of years. It included a central tower, patterned on Christian churches seen in lands further south.(Image: © University Museum of Bergen) The remains of a 1,200-year-old pagan temple to the OldContinue reading “1,200-year-old pagan temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway”
By Ian Stuart Sharpe For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;For want of the shoe, the horse was lost;For want of the horse, the rider was lost;For want of the rider, the battle was lost;For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost;And all from the want of a horseshoe nail. If you couldContinue reading “For the want of Emma: What if the Vikings had won the Battle of Stamford Bridge?”
The Old Norse dictionary below compiles everything you need to read the sagas in their original language.
The vocabulary below compiles the 246 most common Old Norse words that appear in the family sagas.
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