Vikingkriger

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Berserks, or Berserkers, originated in Norse mythology. These were warriors who dressed in bear skins and were known for working themselves up into a frenzy before battle. They are also described in the sagas as being fantastically ugly. Berserkers often went unarmored into battle, save the bear and wolf skins that so feared their enemies. From those skins and their ruthless fighting style they gained a reputation as shapeshifters.

Berserks, or Berserkers, originated in Norse mythology. These were warriors who dressed in bear skins and were known for working themselves up into a frenzy before battle. They are also described in the sagas as being fantastically ugly. Berserkers often went unarmored into battle, save the bear and wolf skins that so feared their enemies. From those skins and their ruthless fighting style they gained a reputation as shapeshifters.

Celtic tree & knotwork

Celtic tree & knotwork

Vendel period design from Torslunda  from alfalfpress.com

Vendel period design from Torslunda from alfalfpress.com

Designs from the plates from two vendel helms:  Valsgarde 7 on left, Valsgard 8 on right.  In the picture on the left, it is believed that Odin is directing the spear of the warrior on horseback.

Designs from the plates from two vendel helms: Valsgarde 7 on left, Valsgard 8 on right. In the picture on the left, it is believed that Odin is directing the spear of the warrior on horseback.

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Skoll and Hati. In Norse mythology these two wolves are responsible for changing day to night and vice versa by chasing the sun and the moon through the sky. Both are children of Fenrir, and therefore, grandchildren of Loki.

Skoll and Hati. In Norse mythology these two wolves are responsible for changing day to night and vice versa by chasing the sun and the moon through the sky. Both are children of Fenrir, and therefore, grandchildren of Loki.

viking history | Viking art tattoo Ringerike by ~DarkSunTattoo on deviantART

viking history | Viking art tattoo Ringerike by ~DarkSunTattoo on deviantART

Norse carving

Norse carving

THE TROLL CROSS is, according to old Scandinavian folklore a powerful protection symbol efficient on both evil trolls and other similar beings that might be lurking in the woods. Iron and steel is feared by the trolls, and steel in a crosswise pattern is even more efficient. This pendant protects the bearer from evil, and this and similar symbolic designs has been widely used to protect both people, animals and buildings.

THE TROLL CROSS is, according to old Scandinavian folklore a powerful protection symbol efficient on both evil trolls and other similar beings that might be lurking in the woods. Iron and steel is feared by the trolls, and steel in a crosswise pattern is even more efficient. This pendant protects the bearer from evil, and this and similar symbolic designs has been widely used to protect both people, animals and buildings.

Medieval Viking Church in Oslo, Norway. From the Beauty & Heritage Facebook page. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1044708_521887921209733_1200833159_n.jpg

Medieval Viking Church in Oslo, Norway. From the Beauty & Heritage Facebook page. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1044708_521887921209733_1200833159_n.jpg

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