Norse Legends

From Thrall to Jarl, the Viking Social Structure

From Thrall to Jarl, the Viking Social Structure

By The StormCrow Nov 21, 2023

Viking society was highly stratified, a class division created by the God Heimdall himself. Learn more about the Viking social classes here!

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Odin and Geirroth: Not Even Odin Could Change Fate

Odin and Geirroth: Not Even Odin Could Change Fate

By The StormCrow Sep 22, 2023

Fate or Wyrd can be hard to understand even for the wisest of the Gods. When Allfather Odin tried to change the destiny of a nation by altering who would...

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Norse Jewelry During the Viking Age

Norse Jewelry During the Viking Age

By The StormCrow Aug 11, 2023

Norse jewelry presented a diverse array of adornments for both men and women. These included neck rings, necklaces, bracelets, finger and toe rings, armrings, earrings, amulets and pendants, armbands, beads,...

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The Viking Siege of Paris part 2 of 2: Rollo the Walker and the Second Siege in the year 885

The Viking Siege of Paris part 2 of 2: Rollo the Walker and the Second Siege in the year 885

By The StormCrow Apr 21, 2023

Forty years after the first siege of Paris, another large Viking fleet of a few hundred ships sailed up the Seine. The year is 885, and Rollo leads his Vikings...

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The Viking Siege of Paris part 1 of 2: Ragnar Lothbrok and the First Siege in the year 845

The Viking Siege of Paris part 1 of 2: Ragnar Lothbrok and the First Siege in the year 845

By The StormCrow Apr 14, 2023

The first siege of Paris was a direct response from the legendary hero Ragnar Lothbrok to the breaking of an oath made by the king of France Charles II. When king...

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Danelaw: When Vikings Ruled England

Danelaw: When Vikings Ruled England

By The StormCrow Jan 13, 2023

In 865, after almost on hundred years of the beginning of the Viking Age, a large Viking army invaded England, and it came to stay. The Great Heathen Army came...

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Rollo of Normandy, from Viking Raider to Lord

Rollo of Normandy, from Viking Raider to Lord

By The StormCrow Sep 10, 2021

The mighty Rollo, first Duke of Normandy, a Viking hero so great that no horse could carry him!

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The Tale of Volund the Smith

The Tale of Volund the Smith

By The StormCrow Jul 9, 2021

The tragic tale of a mythological Viking blacksmith creator of the legendary sword of Beawulf.

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Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark

Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark

By The StormCrow Feb 5, 2021

Learn more here about the great Harald Bluetooth, unifier and King of Denmark!

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Armed for War: How a Viking Jarl arms himself.

Armed for War: How a Viking Jarl arms himself.

By The StormCrow May 1, 2020

How Was a Viking Chieftain Armed? The Gjermundbu Discovery reveals the answer based on the archeological findings in a grave dating back to the years 950 – 970 AD. 

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Bjorn Ironside: Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Legendary King of Sweden

Bjorn Ironside: Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Legendary King of Sweden

By The StormCrow Feb 14, 2020

Explore the legendary life of Bjorn Ironside, son of the fabled Ragnar Lothbrok and King of Sweden!

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