Norse Legends

The Viking daily life

The Viking daily life

By The StormCrow Apr 5, 2024

How was a normal day for a Viking? The ordinary nature of how the Norse peoples and Vikings lived day-to-day may surprise you. In fact, the daily life in the north...

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Viking Slavery: The Tough Life of the Thrall

Viking Slavery: The Tough Life of the Thrall

By The StormCrow Mar 22, 2024

Life for thralls was clearly harsh. How harsh? Learn more here how was the life of a Slave in the Viking society.

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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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Leif Erikson The Viking who Discovered America

Leif Erikson The Viking who Discovered America

By The StormCrow Sep 8, 2023

Leif Erikson is one of the most famous Norse figures in the world. His legacy lives on through many statues and even a day in his honor. This is the story...

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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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The Viking Berserkers

The Viking Berserkers

By The StormCrow Feb 3, 2023

Uncontrollable rage and bloodlust, Viking berserkers were fierce warriors said to have fought in a trance-like fury. Learn more about the Berserkers, the Chosen of Odin!

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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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Brunhilde, the most Famous of all Valkyries

Brunhilde, the most Famous of all Valkyries

By The StormCrow Oct 7, 2022

The epic tale of Brunhilde inspired storytellers for generations, creating classics in literature, movies and even operas. Learn more about Brunhilde, the most famous Valkyrie in Midgard!

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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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