Celtic Symbols and Their Meanings

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Ruling over a big part of Europe during the Iron Age and the Medieval Period, the Celtic people surely played a big role in shaping the structure of the continent. From their ethical codes, artworks, jewelry, building techniques, blacksmithing, farming and diplomacy skills [...]

Loup Garou (Rougarou): The Cajun Legend

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A loup garou is a mythical creature in French, Canadian and American folklores which is believed to come into existence as a result of a curse. It is basically the same thing with a rougarou/rugaru/roux-ga-roux/rugaroo. The word "loup-garou" is derived [...]

Real Floki (Vikings), Raven/Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson

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If History Channel's Vikings is one of the most popular TV shows today, that is in part thanks to network's amazing choices while casting actors for the roles of unique characters included to the show. And when we think of [...]

Vikings in 30 Pictures – What is Real and What is Not?

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Since its premiere on the small screen four years ago, History Channel's Vikings became one of the most popular shows and gained a huge following around the world. Critically acclaimed series following  the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok and his Viking [...]

Rollo the Viking Duke of Normandy

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Who was Rollo the Viking in real life ? Was Rollo actually Ragnar Lothbrok's brother ? Did he really become a duke of France? Here are the answers to all these questions as accurate as they could be given considering [...]

Egyptian Symbols and Their Meanings

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Filled with many mysteries and a great deal of spirituality, the mythology and culture of ancient Egyptians are surely an important part of the history of civilization. Admittedly only to a limited extent, today we are able to comprehend the hieroglyphs depicting the [...]

Ankh, Egyptian Symbol of Life and Immortality and Its Meaning

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Shaped as a cross with a circle/loop for the top part, the ankh is the most commonly used symbol among the ancient Egyptian symbols. Many Egyptian gods, Isis in particular, were depicted holding the ankh in numerous inscriptions. Also known [...]

Lotus Flower Meaning and Symbolism

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With its presence dating back to 145.5 million years ago, the lotus flower is one of the most commonly used symbols throughout the history. It has been a significant symbol for several religions and cultures, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism. Rebirth [...]

Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

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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, [...]

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

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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 [...]

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

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Lagertha the Shieldmaiden was a Norwegian historical figure and one of Ragnar Lothbrok's wives as depicted in History Channel's TV series, Vikings. She was born in A.C. 795 and although there is no certain information regarding her exact time of death, [...]