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Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea. Whatever, it's art.

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From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O'Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans

Freydís Eiríksdóttir:  Officially a better fighter than any of the chaps in the above picture from The Flatley Book.  The saga of Erik the Red was written down in the Flatley Book between 1387 - 1394, and tells the sagas of the Viking settlers in North America, including the tale of Freydis Eiriksdottir, female Viking warrior, leader and colonist.

The Flateyjarbók or Flatley Book A.) when the saga of Erik the Red was written down. It recounts the story of the first Viking settlers in North America, including that of Freydis Eiriksdottir, the female Viking warrior, leader, and colonist.

Skremt eller sint fjes? | forskning.no

Skremt eller sint fjes? | forskning.no

The Plants used in a Viking Age Garden A.D. 800-1050 (Tree depicted in an Icelandic manuscript from the 18th century)

nihtern: “ Thiazi stops the Æsir from boiling food. From century Icelandic manuscript of the Prose Edda. “According to Skáldskaparmál, the gods Odin, Loki and Hœnir set out one day on a journey,.

Not exactly divination but very interesting! Researchers now believe they have found one of the sunstones used by Viking explorers to explore  when the sun and stars weren't visible. Iceland spar is the name of the crystal and after several tests it seems to be an incredibly accurate navigational aid!

Not just the stuff of legend: Famed Viking 'sunstone' did exist, believe scientists

This stone allowed Vikings to see like squid. That is, it allowed them to navigate via polarized light. the stone is called Icelandic Spar.