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Bongfuhrer 5 year s ago
#7 Jotuns were not "chaotic nature spirits". They were giants, and the origins of the myths about trolls.
#9 Odins ravens were named Hugin and Munin.
Runes were not magical, they were letters just like the abc we use today.
#11 The wolf that tok Tyrs arm was named Fenris.
       
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Fenrisulven 5 year s ago
Runes were considered magical among people who did not know how to read. This is because the spoken word blows away with the wind and is gone, while the written word can be recalled years after. If you don't understand what text is that would seem quite magical. ;)
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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WitandWiticism 5 year s ago
Half of warriors were women, they did not just "wait at home when the men went out to raid."
       
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Tetlis 5 year s ago
#1 & #2 : On the brutality of Vikings.
In fact, Vikings weren't more or less brutal than other warriors of eastern Europe. They were described as if only because writtend sources were written by clergy, which were targeted by first raids, when Vikings were payen. Because no christian would attack a church and Christian church wealthy it explain why first sources talks about Vikings as calamity and stop at the moment Vikings convert themselves to christianism.
       
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Most of us know that Vikings were crazy brutal warriors who didn’t actually wear horned helmets. However, there are a few things you probably were unaware of, some of which might really surprise you. Here are some legendary facts about the feared Norsemen.

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Facts About Vikings That Will Make Your Fascination With Them Even Bigger (11 pics + 2 gifs)
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