Scandinavia/Iceland Political & Social Issues
The strongest Danish kings of the Viking Age reigned late 10th, early 11th Centuries, their names synonymous with Denmark's zenith, Harald Gormsson, Svein 'Forkbeard' Haraldsson, Knut Sveinsson.
The first part of the Saga of Hrolf 'Kraki' in which his father Helgi and uncle Hroar flee from their uncle, King Frodhi after the killing of their father Halfdan at Hleidargard.
Ragnar Lothbrok - 'Leather-Breeks' met his end in King Aella's snakepit. After a career raiding around Europe's seaways from north to south, east to west, this king of the Danes was composing poetry up until the moment...
Olaf Tryggvason, not the first to try to Christianise Norway, and by no means the last. His life was violent, as was his death at Svold in AD1000.
Asgard is in a whirr! Their whole world will crumble to dust with the theft of goddess Idun's enchanted apples. If the apples are not found, the gods of the Aesir and the Vanir will age and wither!
The Saga of Hrolf 'Kraki', parallels and links with 'Beowulf', mythical background attached to the Danish Skjoldung dynasty in its neighbourly struggle. Background and pagan connotations...
VIKING - 8: NORTHLAND CLASHES - Fall of Kings; Jomsvikings, Berserkers and 'Wolf-Heads' Band Together Under Oath
Sea battles nowadays are 'long-distance' affairs - you never see your enemy until you capture him or he has you. In Viking times a sea battle meant hand-to-hand fighting, close-up and personal!
Midwinter, a time for telling and sharing. In a Midgard dwelling a man tells of how, when he paid his respects to the Allfather, he was given wise counsel on how to live his life and prosper...
The 'White God' Baldur sees himself in a nightmare and the Allfather looks for a meaning for his son's troubles. Calling himself Vegtam the Wanderer, Odin asks Hel for her thoughts on Baldur's dream
Before being tested by Adhils' sorcery, King Hrolf's men are tested by Hrani (Odin). With his champions, Hrolf enters Adhils' stronghold. It is now the Svear king's turn to test step-son Hrolf...
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