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Viking Group

Group for developing a better understanding of the Vikings. If You have Viking or possible Viking ancestry you can discuss that too.

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Viking Group

November 4, 2008.

Here is group for developing a better understanding of the Vikings and who they were, or if you have Viking ancestry or possible Viking ancestry you can discuss that too. Some things I have learned about the Vikings, is that they were not all raiders, a lot of them were traders who traveled in thier ships. A lot of them were not barbaric looking, they kept themselves clean, among viking artifacts that were found were Viking combs, so they kept themselves clean and combed their hair. I suppose though when they were at sea or in battle they could have looked uncleaned and their hair not comb. Those horned helmets were only used for ceremonies, and they ordinarily did not wear those type of helmets except for ceremonies, they had other types of Viking helmets they wore. Many Vikings were not big and tall, it was the high ranking Vikings who were up to six and a half feet tall. The lower Ranking Vikings were of average or smaller heigth this probably was do to poorer nutrition because many of them were at slave status, being slaves to the higher ranking Vikings. I traced one line of my Swedish ancestors back to the 1500's to an Island where they lived in Sweden called "Sollerön" translated it means "Island of the sun". On this Island they have found about 100 to 150 Viking graves which date back to about the years of 800 to 1050. I think they may have found things like Viking Swords there also. I am wondering if those Vikings burried there were my ancestors. The Swedish Vikings went Eastward and into Russia. The Danish and Norwegian Vikings went to places around England and around the U.K. and other places like Normandy.
I'll add more here when I have more time. This is enough for now to get this started.

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Viking ancestry...

Started by Freya Eithne Luminara. Last reply by Bjorn Taktisk Mar 5, 2014. 15 Replies

beeing a viking - what does it mean to you

Started by zool. Last reply by Thorn Chabot Jul 28, 2013. 52 Replies

dallas area swordfighting

Started by asabjorn tyrsson. Last reply by asabjorn tyrsson Feb 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Freyja's Vé, and Seiðr

Started by Ashlienna. Last reply by Brock Sep 4, 2011. 1 Reply

"Traditional " Viking Songs

Started by Joseph Andrew Zuchowski. Last reply by nadja belyakova Mar 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Loki

Started by Sandra SanTara. Last reply by nadja belyakova Mar 12, 2011. 24 Replies

Random Fun: "Thor" scares Burglar away

Started by Maris Hellfaerie (Maire). Last reply by nadja belyakova Mar 12, 2011. 5 Replies

women's viking garb

Started by nadja belyakova. Last reply by Glenn Hugo Engebretsen Mar 11, 2011. 4 Replies

Vidar's Day

Started by rhian. Last reply by rhian Jan 9, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by Olivia Moffitt on April 5, 2019 at 8:45pm

Hello!

So, I had an ancestor approach me in several, what I will call, semi visions, for lack of a better word. He is Norse and very powerful, perhaps was a leader of some sort. He is connected to my maternal grandmother's line. Anyway, so now I'm on a journey of studying Norse religion, culture, history, and also learning Old Norse. I'm also connecting with other cultures from my ancestral lines and personal soul history. But, I am focused somewhat on Norse studies right now. Also, I thought I couldn't connect with Odin, because he is very picky, and I am female. But, what took me by surprise, is when I actually pronounced his name properly, I suddenly felt deep love. So, now I know it was just that I wasn't using his proper name. 

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Hail

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Comment by elizabeth vandiver on February 16, 2013 at 1:25am

I am Im interested in dallas area swordfighting whos in charge of that?

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Anyone on here from the dfw area

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