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 significant influences stemming from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there is no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s had been tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passing of time, it should come as no surprise to most life-long devoted Led Zeppelin fans that this English 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 own 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…


New Viking Age Ring-Shaped 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 (alternatively spelled in Danish as ‘Ålborg’) is currently Denmark’s fourth-largest city by means of total population and area as well as an important university centre in Northern Europe. The city is situated in the proximity of Limfjorden (a 110 miles-long strait in the north of Jutland) and almost halfway between the North and Baltic…