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Articles about viking

Lifestyle
by godfather25
9 years ago
Viking Refrigerators for Sale

Obviously we all need refrigerators to store our foods and beverages in. Viking refrigerators are modern looking, and reliable refrigerators to buy for your home. Prices are a little expensive, but considering these are some of the better refrigerators you'll find for your home online, then you can still...

History
by castaway747
7 years ago
The Real Vikings

Image. Your a fisherman. Your walking along a cold windswept beach in Imagine. Your a fisherman. Your walking along a cold windswept beach in Northumberland, northern England. The year is 876 AD. Your head is bowed against the cold wind and lashing rain. For no apparent reason you lift your head and look out to sea. You see something away in the distance, you look again. Terror grips you. Faintly you can just make out the sails of three Viking longboats.

Health
by Kaden01
9 years ago
Kensington Runestone

The Kensington Runestone is a legendary viking tablet that was found in Minnesota by farmer Olof in the 19th century. As the legend goes this farmer was digging in his field when he hit a greystone rock tablet buried in the field. ...

Entertainment
by David Letteropener
6 years ago
Playing With The Vikings - Age of Empires II

An article about how to play with the Vikings, a civilization from the strategy game Age of Empires II.

History
by Neal_Litherland
4 years ago
Who Discovered America? The Vikings

While we gave credit for the official discovery of America to Christopher Columbus (as much as you can "discover" a place where millions of people are already living), he wasn't the first European to set foot on American soil. In fact, he was a few hundred years late to the party, since the Vikings made landfall long before Columbus did.

Entertainment
by Ulalume
8 years ago
Review: Amon Amarth's album: With Oden On Our Side

Amon Amarth is one of those bands I was happy to stumble upon. They are loved by me for several reasons, one being they were the first real death metal band I ever heard. There music opened the door for me to get more interested in...

History
by Brock Anderson
7 years ago
Thor Mythology: The Viking Thunder God

Thor was the strongest of all Nordic gods as well as one of the most admired. Praised for his adventures and killing of Giants, he was worshiped as the main protector of Asgard and Midgard and he served as the guardian of order against the forces of chaos.

Sports
by DebW07
9 years ago
The Super Bowl: Winners and Losers

“Are you ready for some football?!” This song, made famous by Hank Williams Jr., is the anthem for millions of football fans everywhere and every year these fans tune-in to watch the most important game of the year, the Super Bowl! Football fans however, aren’t the only ones...

History
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Harald Hardrada - The Last Viking

Harald Hardrada is best known for his failed attempt to conquer England in 1066, which resulted in his death. That event was largely considered to be the end of the Viking era, though Viking kings ruled long after his death. However, anyone familiar with Scandinavian history will know that the term "Viking" is more of a job title and not the name of the people. However, Harald Hardrada led quite the adventurous life before his claim to fame, and that is by Viking standards, who generally got around to a few places. Harald Hardrada was born Harald Sigurdsson, and was the youngest of King Olaf II of Norway's three half-brothers. When he ascended the throne as King Harald III of Norway, he picked up the moniker of Hardrada which translates to "hard rule."

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
The Banner Saga Preview

The Banner Saga is a real Cinderella story of the gaming world. Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson were developers at Bioware, but they left after finishing their work on the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic to make a game that they wanted to play.

History
by SpaceApe
5 years ago
Thundering Hammer of Thor

The thunder god of Germanic mythology, Thor wielded a weapon worthy of his title: an indestructible thunderbolt with power to wage war and raise the dead. This mythic weapon was prized by the gods and represented their sole effective defense against powerful enemies.

History
by SpaceApe
5 years ago
Gungnir, the Spear of Odin

Many of the gods and goddesses of mythology wield powerful items capable of inflicting unimaginable destruction. These relics often have a story tied to their manufacture, discovery, recovery, or irresponsible use. Let me introduce you to one of these weapons: Gungnir, the indestructible, unerring spear wielded by Odin, father of the Norse pantheon.

Sports
by jcmayer777
8 years ago
Aaron Rodgers and Favre - Two Packer Champions

I would like to take just a moment of your time to share some information about one of the very best quarterbacks in the league over the last couple of years.  Aaron Rodgers, as you probably, was given the unenviable task of following a true legend of the game...

History
by Brandy
9 years ago
The Massacre of the Danish in England November 13, 1002

Back on November 13th of 1002, the King of England, King Ethelred II, ordered the massacre of all Danish in England. Why? It is a story that reminds me of just shows that the brutality and closed mindedness we see today is nothing new to the world.

Before Ethelred...

Travel & Places
by Skymind
4 years ago
City Names in Denmark - Why and When

If you have ever visited Denmark then you may have wondered about the city names. What do they mean, and why do so many of them have endings like -lev, -rup or -sted? Here you will find a description of the historical significance of the more common endings, together with a few examples.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Manga Recommendations - Good Historical Manga

Reading history through a manga is perhaps the most entertaining way to learn about times past. Why aren't there more history mangas? There is no definitive answer to that question. However, whereas historical anime tends to embellish the details, manga do as well. They create fantasy stories with historical characters, but there is some merit to them. Historical mangas generally get the setting about right, but the story needs a bit of researching. It awakens a need to know about the actual lives of these characters. Anything that evokes a willingness to learn can't be bad. I have also provided recommendations for historical anime as well, most of which have very decent animes as well. However, for the sake of variety, I have left them off this particular list. Historie Historie takes place in ancient Greece and follows the life and childhood of Eumenes, who historically was the secretary and general to Alexander the Great. Historie includes characters such as Aristotle and King Philip II of Macedon and begins around 343 BC, which was a time of Macedonian expansion. If you're a true fan of historical manga, then you'll most likely enjoy this for its content. Especially if your into ancient Greek/Persian history. The story at the beginning lacks a little something that I like to call complexity, and it continues on that way until some things happen that cause Eumenes to leave his hometown. This is a great look at the life of Alexander the Great, without going through the complexities that was his life. Emumenes has a simple enough childhood, however when the manga transitions into adulthood things get real. Delightfully real! This manga was drawn by the same man who created Parasyte, if you are a fan of his art or storytelling, you can't pass this up. Iwaaki has a very unique art style and seeing that transfer into the realm of history just fits perfectly. Vinland Saga Thorfinn is a talented warrior and some of one of the greatest Viking warriors who ever lived. however, his father was cut down by a mercenary leader by the name of Askeladd. Thorfinn swore he would become strong and join Askeladd's crew where he would enact his revenge through a duel. however, after Thorfinn joins his crew, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of a war for the crown of England. Vikings. What is not to love about vikings? Mix the tragedy of a Shakespearean play and badass Vikings and you have Vinland Saga. There are very few mangas that can transcend the medium of manga as a whole; Vinland Saga is one of the few elite mangas that do that with ease. Makoto Yukimura is able to tell a captivating emotional tale about revenge and power, grounded in extreme realism, something that most mangaka simply cannot do. Lord Lord follows the story of Liu Bei and his sworn brother Guan Yu and Zheng Fei as they fight to protect their homeland and ultimately fight for control of China. For anyone who is familiar with the Romance of the three Kingdoms, these names will sound familiar. Lord is loosely based on the story of the three kingdoms and depicts that battles in a way they have never seen before. The romance of the three kingdoms has been overdone, however most of it has been in video games. In manga, it just makes more sense. Combine the classic story with the realistic and stunning artwork of Ryoichi Ikegami and the storytelling master Buronson. Well, you really have something there. However, Lord can be a difficult manga to find, but when you do don't pass it up. It is the most fascinating story of brotherhood and loyalty. Anatolia Story A seemingly ordinary modern day teenager, Yuri, is suddenly whisked away to the Hittite empire in ancient Anatolia, where an ambitious queen wants the girl for a blood sacrifice in order to murder all heirs but her son, thus seizing control of the throne. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen's grasp. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen's persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing feelings for each other, keep those plans delayed. This manga represents a time in history that is not often learned about. The Hitittes, while giving much in terms of evolution of warfare, are oftimes forgotten. However, Anatolia Story (also known as red river) gives a unique look at this time period. it also combines history with a romance story. Of course, it has a plot similar to Inuyasha, but does a much better job of preventing the story from dragging on. Vagabond Shinmen Takezou has always been shunned by his village for being a wild child, even going so far as to be called a devil child. He ran away from his home with a friend to join the Toyotomi army which was preparing to battled the Tokugawa clan at the Battle of Sekigahara. The Toyotomi are nearly all destroyed, but Takezou and his friend survive.  They both swear to do something great with their lives. After the friends are separated, Takezou becomes a wanted criminal, so thus he must change his name and nature in order to survive. Vagabond is the fictional retelling of the life of legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. Some of the events may be fictional, but the characters he encounters on his journey are not. Aside from the epic sword fights and addicting story, Vagabond has some of the most beautiful artwork you will ever see in manga. It is one of my personal favorites for that reason. All around, it is near perfect in every respect. Plus the things the mangaka does with watercolors, it is just awe-inspiring to anyone who cares even a little bit about the art of a manga. These are just a few of the best selected from my personal manga library. If you have been fortunate to see all of these or have a specific sort of manga in mind, leave a comment. I can give more suggestions if you want them!

Environment
by Bohica
7 years ago
The Atlantic Cod - An Environmental Fish Tale

In the late 15th century, the amazing abundance of the codfish in the waters off Newfoundland and the northeastern coast of North America was so pronounced that an early explorer, John Cabot, proclaimed that one need only lower a basket into the ocean to catch them. This seemingly exaggerated claim proved to be essentially true and for the next five centuries, the fishing of the lowly Atlantic cod would create vast fortunes and thus fund empires, wars and a new nation.

Lifestyle
by AllyG47
9 years ago
Top 5 Commercial Ovens

Commercial ovens are the center of any chef's kitchen. They are the most used appliance. The oven must be powerful enough to handle any job but stylish enough to look great when potential clients and customers enter the kitchen.

History
by T_William_Cook
5 years ago
Black Shuck - the Devil Dog of Eastern England

Does a killer apparition, in the shape of a huge dog, stalk the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk?

Travel & Places
by wordspeller
7 years ago
Iona: The Spirit And Soul Of A Remote Isle

Iona - or 'I Chaluim Chille', as it called in Gaelic - is a tiny, exposed island off the coast of Scotland. Part of the Inner Hebrides, it is located on the western side of the Isle of Mull and perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Rocky and remote, the island has a rich and varied history, and was once occupied by Stone Age farmers and Iron Age settlers. It was frequented by raiding Vikings and, at one point, deemed an honorable burial site for Norse, Irish and Scottish kings. //

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