Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

Ivar the Boneless (Inwaer/Ingvar/Hyngwar) was one of the greatest leaders of Vikings and the legendary commander of the Great Heathen Army. He was the oldest son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug and had four younger brothers; Bjorn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Ubbe and Sigurd Snake-in-the Eye. Although he was known as a ruthless warrior, he was [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|History|13 Comments

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

  Bjorn Ironside was one of the kings of Sweden who lived in the 9th century and was assumed to be one of the founders and the first ruler of the protohistoric Swedish dynasty named the Munsö Dynasty. Bjorn Ironside’s Parentage and Family On the contrary to how it was depicted in History Channel’s TV [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|History|0 Comments

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s wife, in the TV series Vikings is a character based on a Norwegian historical figure who was born in A.C. 795 and who is assumed to have died around the mid-9th century.  Although there are not so many historical accounts regarding the life and deeds of our favorite shieldmaiden, I will try [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|History|4 Comments

What is Chimera?

Chimera (Chimaera or Khimaira) is a mythical creature which is believed to be formed of three different animals; a lioness, a goat and a snake. Chimera's head was that of a lioness while she had a goat's head on her back and a snake's head at the tip of her tail. According to the belief, [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Greek Mythology|2 Comments

Fenrir

Fenrir is the giant wolf in Norse mythology born from the union of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða. He is therefore the brother of Hel, the goddess of the underworld and the serpent Jörmungandr. The name Fenrir literally means "the one that dwells in the marshes" in the Old Norse language. According to [...]

By | July 22nd, 2014|Norse Mythology|0 Comments

The Furies (Erinyes)

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding the birth and parentage of the Furies. The most common belief is that they were [...]

By | July 20th, 2014|Greek Mythology|0 Comments