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The area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings including a seperate longship named '' Berserkers'' from Minnesota! Navigate to their longships to know more!
Heimdallr is the guardian of the gods. He will blow a horn, called the Gjallarhorn, if Asgard is in danger.
Our Longship in Australia
More info will be available in our longship blog.
Svanur Ain is Icelandic for swan river. The Swan river is one of the main rivers that flows through Western Australia.
Svanur Ain, Australia
The Oseberg ship (Norwegian: Osebergskipet) is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway. Scholars believe the ship was buried around 834 AD. It was excavated between 1904-05. The ship, and the post,the dragonhead we wearas our logo so proudly, are now part of the collections at the Viking Ship Museum located on Oslo'sbeautiful Bygdøy Peninsula. Scholars are not sure about the purpose of this dragon-head post.
Ormr inn Langi in Old Norse (The Long Serpent) Ormen Lange in Norwegian, Ormurin Langi in Faroese was one of the most famous of the Viking longships. It was built for the Norwegian King Olav Tryggvason, and was the largest and most powerful longship of its day. In the late 990s King Olav was on a "Crusade" around the country to bring Christianity to Norway. When he was traveling north to Hålogaland he came to a petty kingdom in today's Skjerstad, where the king named Raud the Strong refused to convert to Christianity.
ORMEN LANGE, Norway
Einherjar is the name of the Spanish Longship. In Norse mythology, the einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters") are those who have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. In Valhalla, the einherjar eat their fill of the nightly-resurrecting beast Sæhrímnir, and are brought their fill of mead (from the udder of the goat Heiðrún) by valkyries.
Latin for "the Scanian provinces" (Terrae Scaniae). The equivalent is Skåneland. it is also known as a dialect and as a law in the historical provinces of Scania.
"sviar" or "Svear" is the name of the people who lived here in Maelaren/mid-east of Sweden. The name Vidfamne is a description of when a boat managed to sail a long distance eg. over oceans instead of just inshore/coast exploring.
East Sweden (Stockholm) - Sviar Vidfamne
Iceland - Skiðblaðnir
New Zealand - Seafaring Dragon
New Zealand (also known as Aotearoa) is an island country in Oceania. It is a sovereign state in the south-western part of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of two large islands (the North Island and the South Island) and many smaller islands. These islands are located to the southeast of Australia.
is an Old Norse term for a warrior with attributes parallel to those of a berserker , but with a lupine aspect rather than ursine; both terms refer to a special type of warrior capable of performing feats far beyond the abilities of normal people. Historically, this was attributed to possession by the spirit of an animal. Úlfhéðnar are mentioned in Vatnsdœla saga, Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga saga. The Ulfhednar were said to wear the pelt of a wolf upon their heads when they entered battle, similar to the berserkers use of bear pelts.
Ilmarinen is a hero blacksmith of the Epic of Finland, The Kalevala. He discovered the origin of Iron. "Now the master, Ilmarinen, The renowned and skilful blacksmith, From the fire removes the iron, Places it upon the anvil, Hammers well until it softens, Hammers spears, and swords, and axes, Hammers knives, and forks, and hatchets" --The name Ilmarinen is also a tribute to bikers who build their own bikes!
Finland - Ilmarinen
The Skuldelev ships is a term used for 5 original Viking ships recovered from the waterway of Peberrenden at Skuldelev, c. 20 km north of Roskilde in Denmark. In 1962, the remains of the submerged ships were excavated in the course of four months. The recovered pieces constitute five types of Viking ships and have all been dated to the 11th century. They were allegedly sunk to prevent attacks from the sea.
Ireland - Skuldelev
In this tradition, Ragnar was the scourge of France and England in the 9th century and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubba. While these men are historical figures, it is uncertain whether Ragnar himself existed or really fathered them. Many of the tales about him appear to conflate the deeds of several historical Viking heroes and rulers.