Bluetooth technology is named after Harald Blatand, a 10th-century viking king whose last name translates to ‘Bluetooth.’ Whether or not he had a literal blue tooth is debated, but he was renowned for peacefully bringing people from different lands together. The symbol on Bluetooth’s logo is also Blatand’s initials in ancient Runes. Source

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“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” ✨
Fun Viking facts!
1. Viking women could inherit property 😉
2. Vikings were some of the most hygienic people of their time. 👍
3. William the Conqueror was a descendent of Vikings. 🇬🇧
(Photographer: @taylordlanier Hair and makeup: @tiffanynicoleperea 💕🙌🌿)

My Viking photo shoot featuring runes by lykosleather ( lykosleather.com and on etsy)

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Body in well confirms Viking Saga

Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas.

The location and contents of the well are mentioned in Sverre’s Saga, a chronicle of one of the kings of Norway, and one of very few historical manuscripts describing events in the Norwegian Viking age and medieval period.

Scholars have questioned the chronicle’s trustworthiness as a historical document. But now, at least one part of the saga seems to hold truth – down to the tiniest detail. 

“This is truly astonishing. As far as I know there is no known example of the discovery of an individual historically connected with an act of war as far back as the year 1197. And the fact that this actually corroborates an event described in Sverre’s saga is simply amazing“, says lead archaeologist at the site, Anna Petersén. Read more.

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Viking Photoshoot featuring belt set and rune bones by @lykosleather 🌿 so in love with the custom color of the belt! The belt was also custom sized!
( just because I know I’ll get more asks about the subject, I’ve been doing archery for 6-7 years now and the bow I’m using in the photos is about 55lbs)
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