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Unn the Deep-Minded

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I want to make mention of one of my favorite Viking women—Unn the Deep-Minded. Unn’s story is told in the Laxdaela Saga, one of the Sagas of the Icelanders, stories written down in the … Continue reading

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Viking Nicknames

One of my favorite things about Vikings are their nicknames. Of course, you have the typical nickname based on where the person hailed from, like Olaf the Swede. Olaf was a Swedish king in the 11th century and to distinguish … Continue reading

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Princes Who Turn Into Monsters-Old and New

This is something I wrote a while back when I was pondering medieval tales, the lessons they teach, and how that translates into our modern world and our modern stories. Here are a few lessons: Don’t go into the forest … Continue reading

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Instant Information

What did we do before the Internet age when we had questions? Go to the library I suppose, but what if we didn’t have time or the library was closed, or that kind of information wouldn’t be at the library? … Continue reading

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Richard III and Mary Ingalls

What do King Richard III and Mary Ingalls have in common? Science and a good story. Both were featured in news stories on Monday, because new scientific or medical information came to light. Both have the scientific, literary, and historical … Continue reading

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