A Norse house (or clan) is a group of common social descent and kinship in Scandinavia. This social structure preceded the viking age, lasted after the viking age into the early modern, where it declined with the coming of centralised states. Typically in the viking age Norse houses had a suffix such as -ung or -ing. Usually the houses of the viking age where named after a famous ancestor. Mostly the house would be named after a man, but if the ancestral mother's name carried more prestige the house would take that woman's name.
Known Houses Edit
- House of Lothbrok - The house of Ragnar. They have adopted red and black as their colors and carry a raven as their symbol. Branched out from the House of Volsungr.
- House of Haraldsson - The house of Earl Haraldson of Kattegat. Their colors are red and black, which they carry on their sheilds and banners.
- House of Sigfred † - The house of King Horik. Their symbol was a serpent and their colors green and black.
- House of Finehair - They are a branch of the house of Yngling, one of the oldest, most powerful and oldest houses. Their claimed ancestor is the god Freyr, sometimes called Yng or Ing. Their founder and patriarch is Harald "Finehair". Their symbol is a stag and their color is yellow and red, which they carry on their sheilds.