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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Why Do We Love Vikings? Part 2

50 Shades of Democracy…Or Were the Dark Ages Really That Dark?       When you hear about Vikings, terms like “rule followers” or “law abiding citizens” don’t jump to mind, right?  You’re more apt to picture a raider’s rampage with shield and ax. Okay, that’s so that’s not far off in many instances. But, you might also be interested in how democratic those Norse could...

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