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The Ancient Slavs: Early Slavic Weapons, Wariors and Warfare. Slav military tactics, oranization and society. The culture and military history of the ancient and early Slavs, from their origins to their split into Eastern, Western and Southern Slavs.

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…

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…

The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was a consequence of the migration of Germanic peoples from continental Germania during the Early Middle Ages, after the demise of Roman rule in the 5th century. These peoples are traditionally divided into Angles, Saxons and Jutes, but research conducted in the early 20th century suggests that a wide range of Germanic peoples from the North Sea coasts of Frisia, Lower Saxony, and Jutland may have moved to Britain in this era.

The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was a consequence of the migration of Germanic peoples from continental Germania during the Early Middle Ages, after the demise of Roman rule in the 5th century. These peoples are traditionally divided into Angles, Saxons and Jutes, but research conducted in the early 20th century suggests that a wide range of Germanic peoples from the North Sea coasts of Frisia, Lower Saxony, and Jutland may have moved to Britain in this era.

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

Jarlshof - near Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain;  the Viking settlement of the Jarlshof site was hidden until a storm in the late 1800s exposed some of the remains from late Iron Age buildings (before 800 AD);  built in a circular fashion around a central hub with small rooms and storage areas leading off of it.

Jarlshof - near Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain; the Viking settlement of the Jarlshof site was hidden until a storm in the late 1800s exposed some of the remains from late Iron Age buildings (before 800 AD); built in a circular fashion around a central hub with small rooms and storage areas leading off of it.

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). The far right mold could be used for making either depending on the customer. Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). The far right mold could be used for making either depending on the customer. Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

A boat burial from Kaupang, Norway, early tenth century. Illustration by Þórhallur Þráinsson, © Neil Price

A boat burial from Kaupang, Norway, early tenth century. Illustration by Þórhallur Þráinsson, © Neil Price

Viking Thor’s Hammer Pendant, 10th Century AD  Silver pendant in the shape of a stylized hammer. The obverse side engraved with interlaced bands. The suspension ring in the shape of an eagle’s head. Rare evidence of the veneration of Norse gods from the early period of Christianization.

Viking Thor’s Hammer Pendant, 10th Century AD Silver pendant in the shape of a stylized hammer. The obverse side engraved with interlaced bands. The suspension ring in the shape of an eagle’s head. Rare evidence of the veneration of Norse gods from the early period of Christianization.

Norse Home Guard:  Watching out for the frankish christian terrorist invaders! Ready to protect Odin's people from the murderous scum of Charlemagne and the Pope! May all christian liars, rapists, con man and thieves (aka Monks, Cardinals and Bishops) drown in their own feces!!!

Norse Home Guard: Watching out for the frankish christian terrorist invaders! Ready to protect Odin's people from the murderous scum of Charlemagne and the Pope! May all christian liars, rapists, con man and thieves (aka Monks, Cardinals and Bishops) drown in their own feces!!!

Germanic tribes and their influence has had a wide reach from Scandinavia to further down south to the Alps.  The hunter and gatherers that established much later on Agricultural societies based their Gods on: Nature and natural phenomena. Animism is the very heart and foundation of European Paganism and that is because the pagan beliefs are much older and stem from a time even back to the Stone Age.  Everything in nature had a power and a soul we call it Urkraft back home in Germany in…

Germanic tribes and their influence has had a wide reach from Scandinavia to further down south to the Alps. The hunter and gatherers that established much later on Agricultural societies based their Gods on: Nature and natural phenomena. Animism is the very heart and foundation of European Paganism and that is because the pagan beliefs are much older and stem from a time even back to the Stone Age. Everything in nature had a power and a soul we call it Urkraft back home in Germany in…

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