Viking Ship Tattoo
Many historians commonly associate the term “Viking” to the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for “pirate.” However, the term is meant to reference oversea expeditions, and was used as a verb by the Scandinavian people for when the men traditionally took time out of their summers to go “a Viking.” While many would believe these expeditions entailed the raiding of monasteries and cities along the coast, many expeditions were actually with the goal of trade and enlisting as foreign mercenaries...
Vikings: Hervor was the daughter of the #Viking Angantyr. Because he died before her birth, Hervor grew up as a slave. She dressed as a man and fought with a Viking clan, but when she learned who her father was, Hervor set out to inherit his magic sword, Tyrfing. Hervor summoned the spirits of her father and uncles, and even though Angantyr warned her of the consequences the sword's magic would hold for her, she pursued her quest anyway, until she finally retrieved Tyrfing and returned home.