Odin's Eye Headlines 5/17/2017: Celtic Mystery, Digital Edda's, Hipster Vikings, Redheads, Powerful Cities of Germany Unearthed

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In case you were drunk off mead or busy raiding some near by town, here's a brief overview of the headlines you missed today on Odin's Eye Media:

The Celts: unpicking the mystery


Swathed in myths and legends, the Celts – far from being a singular mass of ‘barbarians’ – were made up of diverse, distinct groups who battled numerous threats, from the Romans to the Normans.

Here, historian Martin Wall unpicks who the Celtic peoples were and introduces some of the key individuals who led the battle for Celtic Britain…

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Edda Goes Digital: Sweden to Digitalize Annals of Viking Lore


Swedish researchers are poised to digitize the original manuscript of Edda, an Old Norse work of literature. The digital Edda is expected to become the basis for all future research into Viking literature in general and Snorri Sturluson's work in particular.

The manuscript, known as Codex Regius, is considered the most comprehensive literary work with regards to Norse mythology and ancient Scandinavia's way of life, and is seen as one of the most important, as well as one of the very few sources of pre-Christian Norse religion.

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The First Hipsters Were Vikings?


They are better known for becoming the fierce Viking warriors who terrorised much of Europe though the Middle Ages, but it seems ancient Norsemen may have been the world's first hipsters.

Archaeologists have discovered evidence that some women in Iron Age Norway around 1,500 years ago wore jewellery emblazoned with 'foreign' designs to help them stand out from the crowd.

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Expert argues Vikings carried redhead gene to Scotland


According to a leading academic the Norse invaders depicted in film and history books as rugged blonds were in fact ginger.

The contentious theory could explain the auburn enigma that has long baffled scientists – why do so many Scots have red hair?

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Viking’s Most Powerful City Unearthed in Northern Germany


Archaeologists working in northern Germany may have found one of the most important cities in Viking history—Sliasthorp, where once sat the first Scandanavian kings.

According to Niels Ebdrup reporting at ScienceNordic (link is external), archaeologists working in northern Germany may have found one of the most important cities in Viking history—Sliasthorp, where once sat the first Scandanavian kings.

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