Odin’s Aett Vikings
Odin’s Aett are a reenactment group portraying Viking life through living history and combat.
Odin was the All-father of the vikings, the god of wisdom, healing, battle, sorcery and poetry among many others. He embodies all that we aim for as a group. Aett means a family or group – for example a small band of warriors, this is to emphasize the importance of community and friendship which is at the heart of all we do.
We are based in Peterborough and welcome members from the surrounding area.
We meet once a fortnight for training and crafting sessions and also attend public events around the country.
As well as taking our place on the battlefield or putting on smaller fight displays we are very proud of our lively and interactive living history displays
Different crafts and activities will appear at different events, but may include:
Weapons and armour – our warriors always enjoy talking about their swords, axes, helmets and armour and you can strike a pose with sword and helmet if you fancy the viking look for yourself
Viking food and drink – cooked over the campfire using the same techniques and ingredients that created viking feasts. This may include soups and strews, cheesemaking, brewing and anything else we fancy eating
Textiles – nailbinding, weaving, braid making, spinning and more – see what went into making the vikings so stylish
Games – see what the vikings did for fun with games like Hnefetafl and Kubb
Storytelling – enjoy a norse myth or one of the many folk tales that would be told around the campfire
Leatherworking – shoes, belts, bags, bottles all had to be made by hand by viking craftspeople
Woodturning – watch the pole lathe at work and see where the vikings got their plates and bowls
Occassionally we are plagued by an ugly troll and have to call on any young wanna-be warriers to help fight him off.