Viking Woman Freydis Eiríksdóttir’s Fearless Fight Against Indians

Freydis Eiríksdóttir was a fearless, strong-willed and brutal Viking woman who followed the first Norse settlers to North America and participated in the fight against hostile Indians. (Illustrating photo: “Viking Woman”, TV-series 2014) The Sagas of Icelanders (Old Norse: Íslendingasǫgur) describes… Read More ›

The Wolf Ring from Goa

What did this ring with two wolf heads symbolize to the Viking who wore it? (Photo: Lars Søgaard Sørensen, Rogaland County Municipality) In the autumn of 2015, a unique Viking Age spiral ring with two wolf heads was found in… Read More ›

The Colorful Vikings

Vikings extracted colors from roots, plants and insects. In addition, they could import dyes through trade in Constantinople and other trade hubs. (Photo: Did you think that Viking women and men were colorless and wore gray dresses and wool… Read More ›