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#AsgardsYule Recipes - Oyster Shells

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Categories: Asgard, Christmas

Oyster Shells have been found in middens across the Viking world. They’d make a great starter for any Yule feast. Allow 3-4 per person and open them as close to time of eating as possible.

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#AsgardsYule Recipes - Roasted Purple Carrots

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Categories: Asgard, Christmas

Did you know that the Vikings had purple carrots? You can now find them in some supermarkets, greengrocers, or from farm shops.

 

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#AsgardsYule Recipes - Mint & Garlic Coating

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Categories: Christmas

Do you fancy a change from lamb with rosemary this year? Try this mint and garlic coating instead.

It's the first of our #AsgardsYule Festive Recipes...

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Is it Santa? Is it Odin? The Alternative Giftbringer

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Hey guys,

with less than two months till Christmas, today we want to talk a bit about the Viking god Odin, which some of you will recognise from our T-Shirts, and how he might actually be related to the modern Santa Claus!

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Odin and the Runes T-Shirt - The Story behind the Design

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Categories: Asgard, Runes, T-Shirts

Today we want to tell you a bit more about the story behind our newest T-shirt, Odin and the Runes:

In Norse mythology, it is told that Yggdrasil, the world-tree that holds all known nine worlds, grows out of the Well of Urd, often referred to as the Well of Destiny. In this well live three norns (Urðr, Verðandi, and Skuld), who carve the destiny of all people into the base of the tree. These carvings are the first account of the use of runes.

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Is this the largest Thor's Hammer we've ever made? Making a replica of the large pendant from the Hiddensee hoard.

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We first saw the massive Hiddensee hoard pendants in 2013 at the Vikings exhibition in the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and nothing can prepare you for seeing just how big these pieces of gold jewellery really are! Of course, we were already familiar with the hoard, and the style of pendant is well known from the Viking era, but these individual pieces are just so big, that they were instantly added to the list of designs we wanted to make.

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JORVIK VIKING CENTRE GETS HELP FROM ASGARD

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The grand reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, took place this year, on April 8th and Asgard are proud to have played a small part in the re-imagining of this world class display of Viking archaeology. We reproduced several Viking bone, antler, and metal objects from the Jorvik collection. Some will go on sale in the shop, and others will be used by staff to demonstrate the Viking way of life including an intricate, thousand year old, working padlock.

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The craft of Asgard - where it all started. By Jim Glazzard.

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Categories: Asgard, re-enactment

I graduated from the University of York with a degree in Archaeology in 1994, and an interest in Viking culture that was expressed through Viking re-enactment. Involving fighting, re-creating some Viking age objects for personal use, and, what I later came to realise was, interpreting Viking age history and archaeology for the general public at events up and down the British Isles.

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