Freyja's Friday - Horned Helmets

Freyja's Friday - Horned Helmets Let us take a moment to debunk a myth, Vikingr never wore Horned helmets! they wore a more basic rounded Hjalmr or helmet without embellishment, helmets typically were made from several pieces of iron riveted together, called a spangenhelm. It's easier to make a helmet this way, requiring less labor, which may be why it was used. the horned myth was brought about by Wagner in his Der Ring Des Neibelungen play, in which he had horned helmets to distinguish the Vikingr. 

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