Rune Von Nesselssdorf

Rune Von Nesselssdorf

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Anglo-Saxon, Norse helms

Maybe stylized bird on nosepiece of helm? Viking/North Germanic style (Saxon) Helmets of the Migration Period - Viking Age.

An overview of Norse helmet finds. Apart from the Gjermundbu helmet there are also three surviving (and much less known) mask fragments. The domes of the reconstructions are educated guesses. The St. Wenceslaus helmet (bottom) was probably made in Germany but decorated on Gotland. All the helmets have flashy decorations. The purpose of the mask was probably to prevent the wearer from being recognised and haunted by the spirits of those he kills, a superstition that died out with…

Alvar Ordoño added 88 new photos to the album: Viking raids against spanish mainland and Europe.

Odin has been referred to by more than 200 names in skaldic and Eddic traditions. This blog is...

Odin has been referred to by more than 200 names in skaldic and Eddic traditions.