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Yggdrasil and the Worlds of Viking Legend

Anthony Lewis

The Vikings adhered to the principles of Nordic cosmology. They believed that a sacred tree, the Yggdrasill, hosted nine individual worlds. This world was surrounded by gods and mystical creatures within an...

Yggdrasil and the Worlds of Viking Legend

Anthony Lewis

The Vikings adhered to the principles of Nordic cosmology. They believed that a sacred tree, the Yggdrasill, hosted nine individual worlds. This world was surrounded by gods and mystical creatures within an...

Viking Raiders, Explorers and Traders

Anthony Lewis

The Vikings achieved infamy on 8 June 793 when they launched a vicious attack on the priory on Lindisfarne in Northumberland. This was a well known centre of Christian learning....

Viking Raiders, Explorers and Traders

Anthony Lewis

The Vikings achieved infamy on 8 June 793 when they launched a vicious attack on the priory on Lindisfarne in Northumberland. This was a well known centre of Christian learning....

Vikings, Old Norse and the English Language

Anthony Lewis

Could the Vikings understand the English when they arrived before the first millennium? What is the evidence about mutual intelligibility. Let's take a look at the stories and make our own...

Vikings, Old Norse and the English Language

Anthony Lewis

Could the Vikings understand the English when they arrived before the first millennium? What is the evidence about mutual intelligibility. Let's take a look at the stories and make our own...

Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets?

Anthony Lewis

Did Vikings wear Horned Helmets? It’s perhaps a curious thing that the Vikings are associated with horned helmets. How did this come about? A simple search online returns a lot...

Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets?

Anthony Lewis

Did Vikings wear Horned Helmets? It’s perhaps a curious thing that the Vikings are associated with horned helmets. How did this come about? A simple search online returns a lot...