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Viking ship detail at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, notice the detailed Celtic patterns combined with animals on a Viking ship.  The Oseberg ship was buried in 834 CE.

Viking ship detail at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, notice the detailed Celtic patterns combined with animals on a Viking ship. The Oseberg ship was buried in 834 CE.

A bone seeing tool. Notice the sun wheel and axe of Thor. The rune filled perimeter represents the lands of the living and the dead. This type of instrument was also very common among the Sami (Lapps) and has shamanistic origins.

A bone seeing tool. Notice the sun wheel and axe of Thor. The rune filled perimeter represents the lands of the living and the dead. This type of instrument was also very common among the Sami (Lapps) and has shamanistic origins.

Norwegian wood carving - From THE ESSENCE OF THE GOOD LIFE™ - http://www.pinterest.com/LeneGede/ -  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Essence-of-the-Good-Life/367136923392157

Norwegian wood carving - From THE ESSENCE OF THE GOOD LIFE™ - http://www.pinterest.com/LeneGede/ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Essence-of-the-Good-Life/367136923392157

Thor is one of the most prominent figures in Norse mythology. He was a major god of all branches of the Germanic peoples before their conversion to Christianity, although he reached the height of his popularity among the Scandinavians of the late Viking Age.  Thor, the brawny thunder god, is the archetype of a loyal and honorable warrior, the ideal toward which the average human warrior aspired. He’s the indefatigable defender of the Aesir gods and their fortress, Asgard.

Thor is one of the most prominent figures in Norse mythology. He was a major god of all branches of the Germanic peoples before their conversion to Christianity, although he reached the height of his popularity among the Scandinavians of the late Viking Age. Thor, the brawny thunder god, is the archetype of a loyal and honorable warrior, the ideal toward which the average human warrior aspired. He’s the indefatigable defender of the Aesir gods and their fortress, Asgard.

Days of the week.  The connections between the Norse and Greek gods aren't perfect, but still cool.

Days of the week. The connections between the Norse and Greek gods aren't perfect, but still cool.

The Snoldelev Stone, listed as DR 248 in the Rundata catalog, is a 9th-century runestone that was originally located at Snoldelev, Ramsø, Denmark.

The Snoldelev Stone, listed as DR 248 in the Rundata catalog, is a 9th-century runestone that was originally located at Snoldelev, Ramsø, Denmark.

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