Tag: Norsemen

One Genre To Rule Them All – Classic Rock And J.R.R. Tolkien

It is no secret that rock musicians have many times drawn from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there’s no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s were tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passing of time, it should come as no surprise to most hardcore Led Zeppelin fans that the colossal British rock band integrated a considerable number of fine literary elements stemming from the traditions, mythologies, and folklores of Wales, England, and even the Norse lands, into their music. So it is that the combination…


Bornholm – The Picturesque And Mesmerising Danish Island In The Baltic

Bornholm is one of the most beautiful natural, historical, and cultural gems of the Kingdom of Denmark. Located to a considerable extent eastward an relatively remotely from the rest of continental Denmark, namely in the Baltic Sea, one would often find the closest way to reach Jutland or Zealand quicker by voyaging with the ferry…


The Medieval New England – An Anglo-Saxon Colony On The Black Sea

Long before either the region of New England in contemporary northeastern United States of America or the namesake region of New South Wales in Australia existed there could have likely been an Anglo-Saxon colony bearing this name established near the shores of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. Two historical documents dating to the Middle…


Lundehund And Elghund – The Dogs Of The Norwegian Vikings

The Norwegian Lundehund and Elghund are two breeds of dogs which originated in Norway and can actually be quite proud of once accompanying the Norwegian Vikings on through their maritime voyages, just like the other sea faring pet choice of the Norsemen, namely the Norwegian forest cats. The Norsk Lundehund (literally meaning ‘Puffin hound’) is…