The Originals

The original Scandinavians were Africans who migrated there from the region of the Nile Valley. There were tall Africans known as (Bantu), there were short Africans known as (Twa) that would lead to the Norse mythology of giants and dwarves. The ancient Celts and Vikings were Black people.

The Oseberg Carving

The Oseberg Carving

Tacitus wrote about the Celts and described them as Black in 80 A.D. as well as Ephorus in 405 B.C. who claimed they were Black. On mainland Europe, they were called Iberians, over a period of time the Europeans would adopt the name. The original Vikings or Danes were Black, this is clear in the Oseberg 8th century Vikings on the Norway sledge carving of the Black seafarers that populated the region at this time. It is very clear from this carving that the 8th century Vikings were different from the blonde-haired blue-eyed big-bodied version of Viking legends.

The Oseberg Carving

Africans who came from the Iberian Peninsula gradually colonized all of Europe as far as the Urals. This assertion is found in the writings of Fabre d’Olivet. “Central Europe was populated by Blacks, skilled in handling large javelins of which the white Gaul’s would later be known for. Further evidence can be found in the writings of David MacRitchie.

The Evidence

“The evidence indicates that Blacks in ancient times came to Britain from Spain, Felix Arabia, Egypt, West Africa, India, Persia and what is today named Denmark. These Negroes were builders, scientists, masters of ocean travel and inventors of letters, according to Higgins they built Stonehenge, Gerald Massey agrees pg 11 books of the Beginnings” see Ancient and Modern Britons- MacRitchie pg 2. The Welsh chronicles described the Danes coming in by way of England and Norwegians by way of Ireland were “pretty well all Black; Black Gentiles (y Kenedloed Duon) Black Norseman (y Normanyeit Duon) Black Host, Pagans, Devils and the like” (cont.) see History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones (1968).

The Oseberg Carving in Ship Detail

The Raids

Detail of carving on one of the sledges found in the Oseberg Ship burial, Shows a man grappling with serpents. Norway. Viking. c 850 AD. (Photo by Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Vikings were literally sea rovers or pirates. Viking warriors were known as Berserkers. Berserker’s were known for their fierceness and boldness, Black shamans who went into altered states before going into battle. The Norse Vikings who invaded England were described in chronicles as Black Men. The Black Vikings raided Iona, Ireland in 795, In 852 they would attack the city of Athcliath, (modern-day Dublin). In 867 the Black Norseman would take the city of York and establish a permanent presence in England. In 1018 the Norseman who arrived in Kiev, Russia were described as Danes. “The Danes then were like Moors- Black like them too- David MacRitchie- Ancient and Modern Britons volume 1 pg 121. Author William Gershom Collingwood describes the invading horde in his book “Scandinavian Britain” as Swart-Black and Gold Adorned.

The Omission

Early Black Britain

Many of the exploits portrayed by the television series were actually done by the Black Norseman, such as the invasion of Dorset, England in 789 A.D. and Lindisfarne in 793, these were the first recorded Viking raids. The conspiracy here is the blatant omission of these ancient Black warriors to support the colonial and racialist narrative of European supremacy. This omission can not be passed off as accidental; there is simply to much evidence to support not only their existence but their accomplishments. Steeped in Historical records and Eye witness accounts of the time, These Black Norse Legends are worthy of being restored to their rightful place not only in Norse History but also world history.

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