fuckyesravens:



“Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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zedigan:

talesoffjords:

rocklovejewelry:

Even a Viking’s pet was fierce!
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I would like to state that this “fact” have never been proven to be true at all. There is very little to no evidence that vikings actually kept bears as pets, by multiple reasons.First of all, bears have never been domesticate animals, and wild animals are extremely hard to tame in the beggining - especially when they’re huge and aggressive.Secondly there is not many bears living in Scandinavia, and there wasn’t in the viking age either. Bears were NOT imported to Iceland either, there is no proof at all.The only bears to ever set foot on Iceland is polar bears swimming from Greenland once in a while.- Please note that I am not stating my facts here are the only way it could’ve been, but it is HIGHLY unlikely that bears have ever been tamed in Scandinavia in that time.

vikings hated bears and wolves and they are depicted in viking art as aggressive savage creatures that hate humans

Also, this.

zedigan:

talesoffjords:

rocklovejewelry:

Even a Viking’s pet was fierce!

More @facebook.com/rocklovefanpage

I would like to state that this “fact” have never been proven to be true at all. There is very little to no evidence that vikings actually kept bears as pets, by multiple reasons.
First of all, bears have never been domesticate animals, and wild animals are extremely hard to tame in the beggining - especially when they’re huge and aggressive.
Secondly there is not many bears living in Scandinavia, and there wasn’t in the viking age either. Bears were NOT imported to Iceland either, there is no proof at all.
The only bears to ever set foot on Iceland is polar bears swimming from Greenland once in a while.

- Please note that I am not stating my facts here are the only way it could’ve been, but it is HIGHLY unlikely that bears have ever been tamed in Scandinavia in that time.

vikings hated bears and wolves and they are depicted in viking art as aggressive savage creatures that hate humans

Also, this.

rocklovejewelry:

Even a Viking’s pet was fierce!
More @facebook.com/rocklovefanpage

I would like to state that this “fact” have never been proven to be true at all. There is very little to no evidence that vikings actually kept bears as pets, by multiple reasons.First of all, bears have never been domesticate animals, and wild animals are extremely hard to tame in the beggining - especially when they’re huge and aggressive.Secondly there is not many bears living in Scandinavia, and there wasn’t in the viking age either. Bears were NOT imported to Iceland either, there is no proof at all.The only bears to ever set foot on Iceland is polar bears swimming from Greenland once in a while.- Please note that I am not stating my facts here are the only way it could’ve been, but it is HIGHLY unlikely that bears have ever been tamed in Scandinavia in that time.

rocklovejewelry:

Even a Viking’s pet was fierce!

More @facebook.com/rocklovefanpage

I would like to state that this “fact” have never been proven to be true at all. There is very little to no evidence that vikings actually kept bears as pets, by multiple reasons.
First of all, bears have never been domesticate animals, and wild animals are extremely hard to tame in the beggining - especially when they’re huge and aggressive.
Secondly there is not many bears living in Scandinavia, and there wasn’t in the viking age either. Bears were NOT imported to Iceland either, there is no proof at all.
The only bears to ever set foot on Iceland is polar bears swimming from Greenland once in a while.

- Please note that I am not stating my facts here are the only way it could’ve been, but it is HIGHLY unlikely that bears have ever been tamed in Scandinavia in that time.

Been on an amazing trip to Iceland for a week!

Been on an amazing trip to Iceland for a week!

Erik the Red, Greenland and Iceland:

Erik the Red was an icelandic born viking explorer, who found Greenland and settled the huge island. At first, Norwegians had explored and settled Iceland. This name of course comes from the many glaciers and icy beaches, even though the area were way warmer than today, and was covered in 80% forests compared to the 10% today.
Erik the Red found Greenland with a crew, sailed back to Iceland to gain more settlers for the new land. He didn’t succeed so he had to lie about it, calling it Greenland for making it sound more appealing even though it was colder and further north than Iceland.
Erik then found several cities, and one of theese (Ruins pictured) stood on Greenland till 1500 totally isolated from the rest of Europe. Greenland was rediscovered by Danish missionaries in the 1700’s.(Accidentally posted this on my private blog, re-posting it here.)

Erik the Red, Greenland and Iceland:

Erik the Red was an icelandic born viking explorer, who found Greenland and settled the huge island.
At first, Norwegians had explored and settled Iceland. This name of course comes from the many glaciers and icy beaches, even though the area were way warmer than today, and was covered in 80% forests compared to the 10% today.

Erik the Red found Greenland with a crew, sailed back to Iceland to gain more settlers for the new land. He didn’t succeed so he had to lie about it, calling it Greenland for making it sound more appealing even though it was colder and further north than Iceland.

Erik then found several cities, and one of theese (Ruins pictured) stood on Greenland till 1500 totally isolated from the rest of Europe. Greenland was rediscovered by Danish missionaries in the 1700’s.

(Accidentally posted this on my private blog, re-posting it here.)

Fenya & Menya:Fenya and Menya were two Jotun girls according to Danish Oral Stories. They were servants for King Frode. The King ordered them to work on a kind of grinder, which was able to create gold and good times. The grinder was called Grotte.The two sisters once got tired of working as servants for the abusive king, and called forth a sea king with an army to destroy King Frode. The Sea King only traded with salt though, so he took the two sisters and the grinder Grotte aboard on his ship, and got the sisters to create salt with Grotte instead.This ended up with sinking the ship due to overweight from salt, and the two Jotun girls went to be the two islands Fanø and Mandø in Denmark.
Grotte lies now, on the ocean floor and grinds salt - which is why the sea is salty.

Fenya & Menya:

Fenya and Menya were two Jotun girls according to Danish Oral Stories. They were servants for King Frode. The King ordered them to work on a kind of grinder, which was able to create gold and good times. The grinder was called Grotte.
The two sisters once got tired of working as servants for the abusive king, and called forth a sea king with an army to destroy King Frode. The Sea King only traded with salt though, so he took the two sisters and the grinder Grotte aboard on his ship, and got the sisters to create salt with Grotte instead.
This ended up with sinking the ship due to overweight from salt, and the two Jotun girls went to be the two islands Fanø and Mandø in Denmark.

Grotte lies now, on the ocean floor and grinds salt - which is why the sea is salty.

Would be fun to explain this so that’s what I’m going to do!
Norway (Explorers): Discovered Iceland, Greenland and America.Denmark (Looters): Thoose who mostly went to England, France etc. to raid and pillage.Sweden (Traders): Thoose who went and founded the Kievan Rus’ states, and went to Constantinople (Supermarket).German (Retarded Cousins): Same culture group, doesn’t really do much else than fight each else.Spain (People With Manners): The vikings were actually greeted quite well in the Iberian Peninsula.Switzerland, Austria, Italy (Sexually Repressed Freaks): We do probably all know the story about why the missionairy position is called what it is right?
Also! A side note, the vikings did really believe in Elves and Trolls and alot of people on Iceland still believe there’s elves living under the ground on their beloved home island.

Would be fun to explain this so that’s what I’m going to do!

Norway (Explorers): Discovered Iceland, Greenland and America.
Denmark (Looters): Thoose who mostly went to England, France etc. to raid and pillage.
Sweden (Traders): Thoose who went and founded the Kievan Rus’ states, and went to Constantinople (Supermarket).
German (Retarded Cousins): Same culture group, doesn’t really do much else than fight each else.
Spain (People With Manners): The vikings were actually greeted quite well in the Iberian Peninsula.
Switzerland, Austria, Italy (Sexually Repressed Freaks): We do probably all know the story about why the missionairy position is called what it is right?

Also! A side note, the vikings did really believe in Elves and Trolls and alot of people on Iceland still believe there’s elves living under the ground on their beloved home island.

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