The Rogar Battle


Vikings traditionally went bareheaded or wore simple leather and metal-frame helmets with the occasional face guard. The idea behind horned helmets came about from the Viking revival during Victoria’s reign. When you see a Viking in cartoons, games or in movies, he’s often depicted with a horned helmet on his head.  But real Vikings did not wear these horned helmets. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that people started drawing Vikings wearing horned helmets because the villainsin a popular Wagner opera wore such helmets. In a real combat situation the horns wouldn’t be very practical as they could easily get entangled in anything that came their way. When in combat, real Vikings used iron helmets for protection, and they were armed either with ordinary tools or actual weapons such as swords and lances.