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27 Interesting Facts About The Viking Lifestyle

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Viking longboat ships were used to travel from one raid to another. The act of pillaging and conquering other lands has often left a negative stigma on the Vikings, but amongst the Gods of Norse Mythology; they were great hero's and warrior's.

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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

“She is not like my gods. My gods….are as real as you and me. They laugh. They bleed. They rush around the skies” — Lagertha Sylph (Valkyrie) - air elemental

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The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

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26 Jokes Only "Vikings" Fans Will Understand

He’s got the strongest eye makeup game in all of Kattegat? | 26 Jokes Only "Vikings" Fans Will Understand

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The Viking World Tour - 793 England * 795 Wales * 799 France * 807 Ireland * 826 Russia * 844 Spain * 845 Morocco * 860 * Iceland * 921 Greece * 957 Italy * 1000 America

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The Viking Rollo was a real person. In a 911 treaty he received the French City Rouen and surrounding lands. In return he and his warriors would defend the area and were baptised as Chrisitians. The area became known as Normandie, the land of the Northmen. Rollo, Robert I, one of my GGFATHERS. djk

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