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Valhal

 

Valhal, home of Odin in Asgard. Valhal is also home to the Einherjar, fallen warriors and heroes. Valhal means "home of the fallen"

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Bluetooth, Harald

   

Harald Bluetooth was the first Christian king of Denmark and a powerful warrior

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Holger Danske (Resistance Group)

 

Holger Danske was the biggest resistance group in Denmark during the German occupation of Denmark in 1940-45.

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Fyrkat

 

Fyrkat is a ring castle from the Viking Age. The castle was built in the reign period of Harald Bluetooth

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Thimble

 

A thimble is usually used by a seamstress to protect the fingers against pinpricks

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Illerup Ådal (Illerup River-valley)

 

Illerup Ådal, or Illerup River-valley, is known for the many findings from the Iron Age

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Stauning, Thorvald

   

Stauning transformed the Social Democratic Party in Denmark and became its first leader of goverment

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Water and Bread

   

The sentence "Prison on water and bread" was instituted in 1866, and abolished in 1930. The maximum number of such days was 6x5

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