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Uncovering the Untold Story of Viking Exploration in the New World: Discover the Epic Journey Beyond Christopher Columbus! When it comes to the discovery of America, Christopher Columbus is often credited with being the first European to set foot on the continent. However, historical evidence suggests that the Norse explorer Leif Erikson beat Columbus to the punch by almost 500 years. Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot in the New World, opening a new land rich with resources for the Vikings to explore. In this article, we will delve into the story of how Leif Erikson arrived in...

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The Vikings, also known as the Norsemen, were seafaring people from Scandinavia who raided and traded throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. They were known for their fierce warriors, their longboats, and their pagan beliefs. However, the Vikings also had a complex relationship with Christianity. While many Vikings were pagan and opposed to Christianity, others embraced the new religion and even became missionaries themselves. In this blog post, we will explore the relationship between Christianity and Vikings, and how it evolved over time. The Beginnings of Christianity in Scandinavia Christianity was introduced to Scandinavia in the 8th century through missionaries...

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Discover the fascinating world of Viking spring rituals, as the Norse gods were honored and the arrival of spring was celebrated during the Viking Age. Learn about the ancient customs and traditions that marked the beginning of the season of rebirth in Viking culture. As the icy grip of winter loosened its hold, and the days grew longer and warmer, the Vikings of old would eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring. Known for their fierce warrior ways and seafaring exploits, the Vikings also had a deep connection with nature and the changing seasons. Spring held a special significance for the...

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The Vikings are some of the most iconic figures in history. These seafaring warriors from Scandinavia sailed the seas over a thousand years ago, conquering and trading with countries far and wide. Known for their fearless nature and their mastery of the seas, the Vikings were a force to be reckoned with. However, there are still many mysteries and unknown facts about these fascinating people. In this article, we will explore some of the lesser-known details about Vikings, Viking Kings, and Shield-Maidens. Viking Facts: The Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets: Contrary to popular belief, Vikings didn't actually wear horned...

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The Berserkers were a group of elite Viking warriors who were known for their ferocity in battle. They were said to work themselves into a frenzy before battle and were virtually unstoppable on the battlefield. The name "Berserker" comes from the Old Norse "ber serkr," which means "bear shirt," as they were said to wear the skins of bears and wolves into battle.   Berserkers were considered the highest rank of warrior in Viking society, and were favored by the chieftains for their bravery and fighting skills. They were often given the best weapons and armor, and were expected to...

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