Not far from where I live, there was a Viking ship buried in a mound. In 1867, it was excavated and several years later, it ended up in the Viking Ship Museum […]
This is going to piss some people off. But it has to be said, and since I haven’t yet seen anyone address this issue, it’s up to me to put on my gloves and do the dirty work. So let’s get to it.
When I was a younger man, I had a hard time relating to Odin. The Allfather, the king of the Aesir, seemed somewhat gloomy. He was to me a symbol of the past and the death that awaits all men. This has changed…
Dear friends, I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday! Without getting into a discussion about what might make these few last days of the year holy to you, let me just […]
What did the Vikings carry with them? Not a big, shiny sword, that would have been quite uncommon. (Carrying a sword was probably as rare as owning an expensive sports car is […]
My novel Jomsviking has been chosen as one NORLA’s 10 fiction titles for the fall of 2017. NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad – is a governmentally funded organization that promotes the export […]
I often see Vikings portrayed as warriors, but not so often as craftsmen and -women. The Vikings were often involved in armed conflict, there’s no doubt about that. But a Viking’s daily […]