Viking Life

Viking Symbols

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Worshipping the Norse pantheon and deeply-ingrained Norse belief, the Vikings used many Viking/Norse symbols for many purposes in their life. The Viking symbols played an irreplaceable role in their daily life and they were commonly used to call for deity help and power. While many Viking symbols have vague connotations, some of them deliver unique …


Viking Funeral Tradition

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Viking was not only famous for their wonderful skills and violence in battles but also for their long-established traditions. Of all their famous traditions, the practice of Viking funeral was the most interesting and somehow awkward. The Viking funeral might happen in two ways: cremation or inhumation. When the fire burnt the whole body to ash, …


How Viking Women Lived?

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In this day and age, the Vikings have become a wonderful inspirational source for movies, books, poems, or art in general. Much as many aspects of the Vikings are adapted into arts, most of the things we know about Viking are the rugged, brutal, and bearded warriors who voyaged and waged war. But the angle …


What Happened after Ragnarok

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In Norse mythology, Ragnarok was viewed as a full stop to a glorious poem of the Norse gods’ times. It was, indeed, a full stop but it did not end the whole story. Life feeds on death and if one door closed, another will be open. After Ragnarok, it might put an end to the …


Viking Social Structure

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Any society of any time must have a clear formation of the social structure unless that society desires to perish soon. And in the Viking society, there did exist a clear, and somehow simple, the social structure which consisted of three main classes: Jarls, Freemen, and Slaves. This Viking simple social structure was one of …


Ancient Viking Daily Life

Viking House During the ancient age, timber was the main house building materials to the Vikings. The designs of their houses and workshops were in a long and rectangle shape. Viking houses were gloomy because of having no windows. There was little furniture inside, only some necessary things such as tables, stools, clothes. Most of …


Viking Cuture

Viking Art

Viking Culture The Vikings were a proud and powerful nation. Their history, culture, and especially sophisticated mythology fascinates humanity today across all continents. They are known above all as mighty warriors and capable sailors who managed to penetrate almost all parts of the world. But, it would be a mistake to link the Vikings only …


Vikings Culture and Art

Viking cuture

Rune font The most well-known element of Viking culture is the Rune font, which is special in stone. For example, it was used to enumerate witch formulas, it was described by tombstones. But they are also known as runes written ballads of skalds (northern wandering singers). Viking Fine Arts Viking Arts had a distinctly ornamental …


How the Vikings fought

How the Vikings Fought

The Vikings fought effectively and disciplined because of mutual relations between crew members. These mutual links were definitely more pronounced than most of their opponents. The considerable mobility allowed them to cope with the numerical superiority of the enemy. They attacked the wedge-shaped formation on which they were the best fighters. The Vikings were known …