The Mississippi Viking Ship

A comment on the article found here: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-viking-ship-discovered-near-mississipi-river/ This story was published by World News Daily Report, which is a homepage with intentional fake news. They write in their disclaimer: “WNDR assumes, however, all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the […]

Was a Viking Settlement Discovered Near Great Lakes, USA?

World News Daily Report made some time ago another fake news story about Vikings in North America. This time they concocted a story about a Viking settlement near the town of Cheboygan, on the coast of Lake Huron. You can see the fake story here: USA: Viking Artifacts discovered near Great Lakes This story was […]

Was an Odin statuette seized in central Turkey

The Turkish State media “The Daily Sabah” has an article about a “1,200-year-old Viking god Odin statuette seized in central Turkey”. The article claims that it is a Viking Age statuette of Odin, found at the home of a smuggler. Looking at the item it’s clear that the statuette is not from the Viking Age. […]

I took an arrow in the knee is not Old Norse slang

Many pages are sharing the following Meme at the moment The only thing that’s true in that meme is that it is mind blown. The idea comes from a modern game named Skyrim and was invented to make some guards have a conversation. There is no historical information that such an expression existed in Scandinavia […]

Midgard Serpent at the Mid-ocean ridge

I have many times seen this  meme which is a manipulation of the plate boundaries to look like The Midgard Serpent (also called Jörmungandr) Often the Meme is followed by this text: “The myths are a storehouse of infinite knowledge. They speak of the Midgard Serpent lying at the bottom of the see. He encircles […]