Vikings & Skraelings Links
Norse History & Culture
The Viking Answer Lady
- An excellent site for collected information and speculation on
viking culture. It includes in particular an essay on
"Women & Magic in the Sagas", which I have used
for the magic system.
Regia Anglorum: Wichamstow Village
- A living history museum in England of the viking period, which
includes a number of articles on day-to-day life such as
"Pastimes of the Vikings".
Hurstwic's "Viking Age History"
- A viking living history society in New England, which maintains
a number of articles on viking life.
Northvegr's "Northern European Studies"
- A host of complete books including many sagas in English put
online by a Norse pagan group.
Vikingsaga PBEM Campaign
- A long-running Play-by-Email RPG campaign set in 884, with
a number of links as well as inspirational ideas.
Lexicon of Kennings
- Hundreds of Norse poetic phrases for battle, swords, and other
things -- grouped by topic.
Iceland's Althing History
- A brief article on the history of the Althing and Thingvellir.
Viking Heritage Magazine
- A general site for a subscription magazine on Viking history.
- Medieval Economics
Peter Corless' Pendragon Holdings Essay
Kenneth Hodges' Medieval Prices
The Online Guide to Vikings
- A collection of links on various Viking topics.
Speculation about the Vinland Colony
Here I focus on the more fanciful and intriguing (though unlikely)
speculations on the historical Vinland colonies.
- An intriguing site devoted to a particular argument that the
Vinland settlement was around Cape Cod and Rhode Island, and
that the Narragansett tribes were partly descended from Nordic
Hurstwic's "Speculation and Wishful Thinking"
- This is a summary of various claims of Norse artifacts in
the New England area -- all rather bogus.
The Kensington Runestone
- An almost certainly fictional inscribed found in Minnesota,
which records it having been set in 1362 by 8 Goths and 22
The Smithsonian's "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga"
- A museum exhibit with an animated intro and maps, focussing
on the L'Anse Aux Meadows find.
Vinland Narratives Summary
- A footnoted text of the complete Vinland sagas.
Athena Review 1,3: The Vikings in Vinland
- A brief article giving an overview of the more factual
The Viking Trail
- General information on the region of Newfoundland around
L'Anse Aux Meadows (which has the only substantial
Vikings in the New World
- A brief summary of various claims.
Northeastern Native Americans
First Nations Histories
- An selection of comprehensive articles organized by tribe.
The Jesuit Relations
- Primary texts of early first contact with natives by Jesuit
- Specific Tribal Information
The New Jersey Devil 1,
The New Jersey Devil 2,
The New Jersey Devil 3.
National Atlas of the United States
- A very handy tool which allows creating geographic-only maps of
any part of the U.S. There is only limited resolution,
Historical Map Web Sites
- A collection of historical maps, useful for finding period maps
of the New York / New England region.
USGS Map Ordering
- Unfortunately, this is quite laborious.
Local Image Directory
- The local directory where I keep a number of images and maps.
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Sat Oct 11 21:59:14 2003