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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea. More

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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

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It is fortunate to be favored with praise and popularity. It is dire luck to be dependent on the feelings of your fellow man. - The Havamal

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The Secret Life of Dragons

Sea going vessels were often mounted with a dragon or serpents head on the prow. The dragon head was simply to frighten away sea monsters and spirits. When approaching land the head could be removed to prevent scaring off the friendly land spirits

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from Etsy

Viking ship Fire pit

Oh my, I can't even take this much awesome! A Viking longship firepit. I will have thee!

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from BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

28 incredible hand-built houses from around the world

All Things Wood.  The woods, mountains, woodworking and nature with a focus on the beauty of wood in design and architecture. We hope you enjoy our love for wood reflected here on this blog. Brought to you by the wood aficionados at Appalachian Woods!

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"Drakkar" - the Viking "longboat." Vessels very similar to this landed on North American shores (they called it "Vinland") 500 years before Columbus discovered El Salvador

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