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from Telegraph.co.uk

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

A Viking penny with an image of Thor’s hammer with a “Hand of God” resting on top on the reverse, and a drawn bow and arrow (possibly a misrepresentation of a ship) on the front. Cast out of silver. Made in 920 at the mint of Regnald, the Viking king at York. Currently held at the British Museum

from Mail Online

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors | Daily Mail Online

Viking Gold Ring with Punched Triangles 10th-11th century AD . A cast finger ring with expanding hoop and raised median band, the outer face impressed with punchmarks, each a triangle with pellets in the corners. <3

Hugin and Munin are twin ravens that fly daily around the world then to report the events of the day to Odin, the All Father, of Norse Mythology. This piece was sculpted by Aric Jorn and produced by Jivotica LLC. ©2014.

from Mail Online

The Welsh may be the truest Britons according to new genetic research

Parts of Britain still have same genetic make-up as 1,500 years ago | Daily Mail Online

from eHow

How to Make Viking Soap

The Vikings were very clean compared to the other cultures of their day. In fact, according to cleric John of Wallingford, the Vikings combed their hair daily, changed their woolen undergarments often and bathed each week. Viking Answer Lady also states that archaeological evidence shows that the Vikings made their own soap. Their soap contained...

from Pickled Plum

Norwegian Porridge With Dried Cranberries

from AleHorn

Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Mead Varieties Poster by Groennfell Meadery. My brew pub will definitely have to serve Viking Blood... And probably make mead brewed with sugar pine syrup as well.