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Danish Vikings

folkthings: Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea.

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Google Image Result for http://www.tartanday-wa.org/Images/Vikings.png

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Viking ship design pendant, originally a brooch found in a woman's century grave, 8th century. Danish National Museum

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LONDON’S VIKING LINEAGE | July 18th, 2014 | London is generally associated with the Romans, Saxons and Normans, but a lesser known part of London’s history is intertwined with that of the Vikings.

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The Viking era Jelling Cup, said to be used by Gorm the Old (approx. 900- 958 AD), the first historically authenticated King of Denmark and the first Viking ruler to tolerate Christianity. This silver chalice was found at Gorm's capital at Jelling, in Jylland, Denmark.

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Great Map show Danish as well as the Norwegian raids and settlement (Viking Blog elDrakkar.blogspot.com)

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viking woman, yet somehow with a little attention to fabric or jewelry you might see this all over Europe.

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from Globalmouse travels

10 ways to bring hygge into your life and home (or 10 ways to beat the winter blues

10 ways to bring Hygge into your life

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The Danelaw, as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (also known as the Danelagh; Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws of the "Danes" held sway and dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons. It is contrasted with "West Saxon law" and "Mercian law". The term has been extended by modern historians to be geographical.

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