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The Vikings were not one nation but different groups of warriors, explorers and merchants led by a chieftain. During the Viking age, Scandinavia was not separated into Denmark, Norway and Sweden as it is today, instead each chieftain ruled over a small area. - See more at: Viking map


Talos- Greek Myth: a giant man made out of bronze. he was created by hephaestus at request of zeus, in order to protect europa in crete from pirates and bandits. a single vein was in his ankle leading all the way up to his neck with a bronze nail bounding it shut on his ankle. he was tricked by medea into removing the nail. when he did his fluid rushed out of him and he died.


Stribog ( In the East Slavic mythology, the god of the wind. In the East Slavic mythology, the deity of ancient pantheon, the idol which was established in Kiev in 980. The name Stribog dates back to the ancient roots "Strega" which means "elder", "paternal uncle". In the "Lay" the winds are named Stribozhimi grandchildren that arrows are blowing from the sea, which seems to indicate the atmospheric features Stribog.)


Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B.C. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete. (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)


Karen Gillan as Europa: Wooed by Zeus in the shape of a beautiful bull that emerged from the waves and carried Europa over the sea to Crete where she bore him three sons.


DNA Points To Surprising Origin For Ancient Island Civilization