Tag: Vikings

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…


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…


Brand New Viking Age Ring Fortress Discovered In Denmark

In August, 2017, a group of archaeologists used laser technology to locate a well-shaped, circular ring fortification that dates back to the time of King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Zealand, Denmark. This is the first round citadel of its kind to be discovered on Danish soil since the mid 20th century onwards. Several…


A Brief History Of The City Of Aalborg, Denmark During The Viking Era

Aalborg (alternative Danish spelling ‘Ålborg’) is nowadays Denmark’s fourth largest city by means of total population and area as well as a noteworthy university centre in Northern Europe. The city lies close by the Limfjorden (a 110 miles-long strait in North Jutland) and almost halfway between the North and Baltic seas, which gives it a temperate…