Category: Trivia

Top 10 Greatest Misconceptions About The Vikings

Below you can read a top consisting of ten major misconceptions about the Vikings and the Viking Age, from the etymology of the term ‘Viking’ to the horned helmets. Throughout the time’s passing, many myths and misconceptions have been perpetuated about the Vikings, most of them even lacking a solid basis. This article aims to…


10 Facts You Should Know About Thor, The Norse God Of Thunder

Thor is one of the most important divinities in the Norse mythology. He is often associated with the symbols of lightning, thunder, storm, fertility and strength. In addition, he is responsible for the protection of humankind and is an Æsir god. The Icelandic medieval manuscripts (i.e. sagas) provide considerable details concerning the Norse mythology which was…


10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About The Norwegian Forest Cats

The Norwegian Forest cat is a very popular pet choice in Norway, Sweden, Iceland as well as France. This cat breed originated in Northern Europe and is also one of the most adored in the whole wide world. In Norwegian, the Norwegian Forest cat is known as ‘Norsk skogkatt’ or as ‘Norsk skaukatt’ (skogkatt/skaukatt literally…


10 Facts You Should Definitely Know About Greenland

Below you can read a list of ten facts you should know about Greenland. 10. Roughly 80% of Greenland’s total area is ice-capped. However, the remainder ice free territory of the island accounts for nearly the total area of Sweden. 9. As of 2015, the island has a total population of 55,847 permanent residents. Of…


Iceland To Build Brand New Norse Temple In The Capital Of Reykjavík

It seems that the rites of the old Norse mythology haven’t quite faded away completely in Iceland, where plans for a construction of an Asatru shrine to the Norse gods are just about to become reality as soon as possible in the capital of Reykjavík. Although Christianized around a thousand years ago, a sizable minority of…