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Vegvisir- it is said "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known" and it is encirled with protection runes

Vegvisir- it is said "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known" and it is encirled with protection runes

Viking prayer from The 13th Warrior. Not sure if there is any historical accuracy to it.

Viking prayer from The 13th Warrior. Not sure if there is any historical accuracy to it.

Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.

Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.

Wear yours scars with pride because as scar-less man has not felt the hardship of life or the feeling of pain.

Wear yours scars with pride because as scar-less man has not felt the hardship of life or the feeling of pain.

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.