Diana. 17. Romania.

I post random things, mostly about cats, fashion, mythology, and stuff from the fandoms I'm in.

Chill history lover.
Socially awkward.

❝ When all you are is skin and bones, feelings are a brave thing.❞
— Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel
Viking era europe masterpost for writers


hello are you interested in learning about the viking/nordic people of scandinavia? Of course you are ah ha ha why else would you be reading this? To start off, nordic/norse culture is heavily used in fantasy (most notably in books like The Lord of the Rings) and those writing high or epic fantasy would probably find this useful

first some brief introduction to the period

"Vikings" as we know them are a northern european based peoples from Scandinavia, (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and some parts of Russia, Northern Germany and the British Isles) who were active between the 8th and 11th century BC (but had been around for much longer and been in scandinavia for several thousand years)

Historical background and context

now for the stuff that would be useful and needed for a writer


Towns and trade


Food and Diet

Health and Medicine

Shipbuilding and manufacturing

Arms and armor and martial techniques

Norse Language, arts and Literature

Myths and Religion

and that’s ur basic shit on Viking society and what not

this is just a very brief guide, if you really want to get in depth and really study it, you’ll have to do much more research, these are only brief overviews. Check out your local library for books on vikings and mythology, and check out places like Academia.edu for academic articles on vikings.

"I just wear jeans, big motorcycle boots and T-shirts that are way too big for me. I like anything that has lived a little bit, that has traces of life on it. Knitwear that’s a tiny bit too long because you’ve pulled it with your hands, or jeans that are starting to get holes.”

“You say you want to be king -
so when I burn your kingdom down, I’ll make sure
you’re still chained to the throne.”
'this queen is not a pawn in your arsenal'(d.s.)

“Watch yourself, Nikolai,” Mal said softly. “Princes bleed just like other men.”

Nikolai plucked an invisible piece of dust from his sleeve. “Yes,” he said. “They just do it in better clothes.” 

“I will make you shorter by the head”
Queen Elizabeth I’s response to Councillors who disagreed with her on how to handle Mary, Queen of Scots.  (via renaissance-art)

j e   s u i s   p r ê t.  i  a m   r e a d y.

c: “jesus h. roosevelt christ!”
j: “no, sassenech, just me.”

Eva Green on Jimmy Kimmel Live (May 2, 2012; August 5, 2014)

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse”
Emperor Charles V (via renaissance-art)