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A study of burials of Norse migrants was trumpeted by the popular press as showing that half of all Viking warriors were women.1 This is not the case as Tracy V. Wilson explained on her blog. The study focused on a small sample of Norse migrants and…

People once thought that Vikings drank from the skulls of their enemies. This is a misunderstanding of Krákumál 25 where it states: 'drekkum bjór af bragði ór bjúgviðum hausa' 'drink beer at once from the…
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