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  2. That would imply Scottish and Viking heritage :-) :-) :-) My last name is Scottish (AND English) so I could join a Scottish clan. Lol. Us Americans have such a love for Scotland and Ireland it’s funny because I feel like they laugh at us with our clans and our fascination with all things Celtic.

  3. The Norse Viking Concept of Right vs Wrong.. | Volmarr's Blog ... › 2013/02/18 › the

    Feb 19, 2013 · The Norse Viking concept of bad wasn’t so black and white as many people nowadays tend to think. It is more the idea of someone either being in frith with their family/tribe/group, vs going too far and being too wild in their actions and being outlawed and considered dangerous basically. Loki is a good example of this.

  4. Viking? - FamilyTreeDNA Forums › 13004-viking

    Dec 22, 2013 · 24 December 2013, 01:55 AM. Viking means sea raider. would be best to use the term Norse which refers to the scandinavian culture as a whole whether if its a farmer in sweden or viking in lithuania during there time. The first ancestrydna test i took it told me about 80% of my autosomal dna was scandinavian.

  5. How do we know anything about the Vikings? - Thyra Dane › 2020/02/05 › how-do-we-know
    • Runes
    • Sagas
    • Saxo Grammaticus
    • Foreign Monks and Arabtravelers
    • Graves and Otherarcheological Findings
    • No Pants

    What theydid write down were runes. You may know them as these odd symbols that lookvaguely like our letters but are almost impossible to read. The runes were seenas magical and something one made for very special occasions. We have runesthat show the birth of Denmark as a nation, we have runes that celebrate peopleand achievements, runes from thralls who became free men, and runes we justdon’t know the meaning of. What wedon’t have are Viking texts of any length that tell us anything about theirlives, their history or their religion.

    We do havethe Sagas, the 29 Icelandic Sagas, the king Sagas, the religious Sagas and allthe other Sagas. They were long and detailed and incredibly interesting talesabout the Vikings. Saga means “what is said,” so they are supposed to be awritten version of all the oral tales. The problemwith the Sagas we have today is when they were written. The oldest Saga waswritten in 1120 and most of them were written between 1200 and 1400. That’squite a lot of years after the Vikings roamed the oceans. The Sagas werewritten by Christians, but the Vikings only took the new religion fairly late,and a large part of the Vikings believed in the Norse gods. And eventhough we have quite a lot of Sagas, historians assume we’ve lost about 90% ofthem. Many were lost during the Protestant book burnings. We may have lostvital Sagas that could contradict or give light to the Sagas we do have.

    We alsohave another historical source from Scandinavia: Saxo Grammaticus startedwriting his enormous History of the Danes in 1185 and the Viking age played acentral part. I findSaxo’s stories incredibly interesting, but you must take them with a grain (ora Viking ship) of salt. Some are based on myths, some on oral tales, butthey’re all colored by Saxo’s main purpose, which was to write a “heroic taleabout the history of the Danes.”

    There arequite a few contemporary written sources, but none of them were from the Vikingsthemselves. There are accounts of the doings and sayings of Vikings written bymonks and priests from what’s now Great Britain, by Arab travelers who visitedViking settlements, and by people the Vikings were at war with. Most ofthese contemporary sources aren’t very flattering to the Vikings. If you haveVikings breathing down your door, threatening death and destruction, you’rehardly going to write an essay to lament on the beauty and strength of theNorthern brutes. The samegoes for the Arab travelers. They may not have been enemies of the Vikings, butthey did find Viking customs odd and different from their own. That certainlyshows in their writings.

    Our last,but certainly not least, source is everything the archeologists find from theVikings age. They’ve found graves, ships, remains of houses and cities,clothes, jewelry, and thousands of everyday items that show us a lot about howthe Vikings lived. Theproblems with all these archeological findings are the lack of information.It’s not like a body in a grave will stand up and say, “Hello, I’m Olaf theHandsome, and I was the Jarl of Kaupang. I have pots and pans in my gravebecause I made a mean porridge when I was alive. My grave also contains myfavorite horse because I’m going to need it in Valhalla.” The graves don’t havegravestones and we often don’t even know if the bodies are men or women. Thearcheological findings tell us that Vikings were very busy groomingthemselves—they’ve found SO many combs, tweezers, and even instruments to ridtheir ears of earwax—but they tell us little about who was who and whatrelation they had to one another. Thearcheological findings may tell us t...

    I was toldby a Viking teacher here in Norway (yes, we have teachers who can teach you howto become a Viking) that they’ve never found Viking age pants. They’ve found anolder grave—from before the year 793—with a man wearing pants, but they’venever found any pants in Scandinavia that can be dated from the Viking age.Does that mean Vikings ran around bare-assed? Probably not (I do have a vividimagination, though, and could imagine it very well!). It’s just that pantshave never been found. That sameteacher told me something fascinating: Men did not remove their upper bodyclothing when they were hot. They removed whatever they were wearing on theirlegs. So, all these romance covers with naked male chests should probably havenaked butts instead. Hands up,everyone who agrees!

  6. Bloody First Contact – When Vikings Clashed with Native North ... › 2013/02/20 › old-world-vs

    Feb 20, 2013 · I have been wounded under my arm. An arrow flew between the edge of the ship and the shield into my armpit,” one contemporary account records the Viking leader as saying. “Here is the arrow, and this wound will cause my death.” [1] Eight natives were reportedly killed in the engagement. The inhabitants were most likely Inuit.

  7. Why do people from the UK, I mean in general, overrate their ... › Why-do-people-from-the-UK-I-mean

    Because the English mainly came from Denmark, not Iberia. Today’s English have between 50%-100% North Sea Y lines. They average 46% Germanic/Germanic-Scandinavian, the highest of any DNA block in their makeup.

  8. The Black Vikings; Hidden By History | African Diaspora › 2019/10/28 › the-black
    • The Originals
    • The Oseberg Carving
    • The Evidence
    • The Raids
    • The Omission

    The original Scandinavians were Africans who migrated there from the region of the Nile Valley. There were tall Africans known as (Bantu), there were short Africans known as (Twa) that would lead to the Norse mythology of giants and dwarves. The ancient Celts and Vikings were Black people.

    Tacitus wrote about the Celts and described them as Black in 80 A.D. as well as Ephorus in 405 B.C. who claimed they were Black. On mainland Europe, they were called Iberians, over a period of time the Europeans would adopt the name. The original Vikings or Danes were Black, this is clear in the Oseberg 8th century Vikings on the Norway sledge carving of the Black seafarers that populated the region at this time. It is very clear from this carving that the 8th century Vikings were different from the blonde-haired blue-eyed big-bodied version of Viking legends. Africans whocame from the Iberian Peninsula gradually colonized all of Europe as far as theUrals. This assertion is found in the writings of Fabre d’Olivet. “CentralEurope was populated by Blacks, skilled in handling large javelins of which thewhite Gaul’s would later be known for. Further evidence can be found in thewritings of David MacRitchie.

    “The evidence indicates that Blacks in ancient times came to Britain from Spain, Felix Arabia, Egypt, West Africa, India, Persia and what is today named Denmark. These Negroes were builders, scientists, masters of ocean travel and inventors of letters, according to Higgins they built Stonehenge, Gerald Massey agrees pg 11 books of the Beginnings” see Ancient and Modern Britons- MacRitchie pg 2. The Welsh chronicles described the Danes coming in by way of England and Norwegians by way of Ireland were “pretty well all Black; Black Gentiles (y Kenedloed Duon) Black Norseman (y Normanyeit Duon) Black Host, Pagans, Devils and the like” (cont.) see History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones (1968).

    Vikings were literally sea rovers or pirates. Viking warriors were known as Berserkers. Berserker’s were known for their fierceness and boldness, Black shamans who went into altered states before going into battle. The Norse Vikings who invaded England were described in chronicles as Black Men. The Black Vikings raided Iona, Ireland in 795, In 852 they would attack the city of Athcliath, (modern-day Dublin). In 867 the Black Norseman would take the city of York and establish a permanent presence in England. In 1018 the Norseman who arrived in Kiev, Russia were described as Danes. “The Danes then were like Moors- Black like them too- David MacRitchie- Ancient and Modern Britons volume 1 pg 121. Author William Gershom Collingwood describes the invading horde in his book “Scandinavian Britain” as Swart-Black and Gold Adorned.

    Many of the exploits portrayed by the television series were actually done by the Black Norseman, such as the invasion of Dorset, England in 789 A.D. and Lindisfarne in 793, these were the first recorded Viking raids. The conspiracy here is the blatant omission of these ancient Black warriors to support the colonial and racialist narrative of European supremacy. This omission can not be passed off as accidental; there is simply to much evidence to support not only their existence but their accomplishments. Steeped in Historical records and Eye witness accounts of the time, These Black Norse Legends are worthy of being restored to their rightful place not only in Norse History but also world history. We must tell our own stories! The Lion has learned to write!

  9. Great Britain DNA Ethnicity Explained - Who are You Made Of? › blog › great-britain-dna

    Apr 20, 2021 · Statistically speaking, many of your British-born ancestors probably could have included themselves in a non-100% British group. * By using the term “verified ancestor”. I simply mean that you have checked your close and distant DNA matches to verify that you truly do descend from the ancestors that are in your genealogical family tree.

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