2nd Half of Top Ten Countdown: Why Vikings are Cool

5 Reasons Vikings are Cool (click to tweet)   And all of these reasons are non-violent. I bet you didn’t think you’d find that on this Viking list?   5. Great Engineering Simply put: Ships.  Vikings lacked complex tools for shipbuilding.  Their primary tool? The ax…a simple broad blade ax. Yet, they mastered bending wooden planks to sleek “Drakkar” ship designs (Drakkar meaning dragon).  Key to Viking...

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Top Ten Countdown: Why Vikings Are Cool

Top Ten Countdown: Why Vikings Are Cool  (click to tweet) 10. Excellent Weapons.   Can you say ax in three different styles?                         *Bearded *Broad-blade *Mammen (a richly decorated, ceremonial ax) Warriors of other cultures had their swords (Vikings did too), and they named their swords (Vikings did too). But, Vikings also named their axes. ‘Hel’, meaning death, and ‘Ogress of War’ are two...

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