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Vikings may have been tough, but they were not slobs, Hirst observes. "A comb is found in every Viking grave. We also know the warriors carried a change of clothes in a waterproof bag on every raid. They cared about their appearance."

Vikings may have been tough, but they were not slobs, Hirst observes. "A comb is found in every Viking grave. We also know the warriors carried a change of clothes in a waterproof bag on every raid. They cared about their appearance.

The popular image of the Vikings is one of fearsome warriors wearing horned helmets. However, there is only one preserved helmet from the Viking Age and this does not have horns. It was found in the Norwegian warrior’s burial at Gjermundbu, north of Oslo, together with the only complete suit of chain mail from the period. Copy of a helmet and chain mail from the warrior’s grave at Gjermundbu in Norway. Photo: Jacob Nyborg Andreassen.

The popular image of the Vikings is one of fearsome warriors wearing horned…

The Viking Death Prayer

Viking prayer to Odin. This was a memorable quote from 'The Warrior', a movie I really like and keep going back to.

Shawl, cape, shield port cap and a bit of my dress for the cold events.

Viking ensemble with an excellent hood and caftan. I like the jacket idea for Sammie's Viking ensemble.

From bloody battles and brutal raids to epic seafaring adventures, we bring you 8 dates from Viking history you need to know…

From bloody battles and brutal raids to epic seafaring adventures, we bring you 8 dates from Viking history you need to know…

Sometimes, reality inspires fiction. At least, that's what these researchers' latest discovery suggests a Viking may have actually been a woman.

Was This Woman The Khaleesi Of The Vikings?

Was This Woman The Khaleesi Of The Vikings? - Sometimes, reality inspires fiction. At least, that& what these researchers& latest discovery suggests a Viking may have actually been a woman.

Shetland Valhalla : Shetland Valhalla

Vikings in Shetland – in pictures

Shetland Valhalla : Shetland Valhalla

Strong brave humble

Be strong when you are weak. Be brave when you are scared. Be humble when you are victorious. The true warrior has to have more control over his mind.

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