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Ancient History
561.2k views15 Brutally Violent Things The Vikings Did That You Won't Be Seeing on TVThe Vikings were a brutal group of conquerors and explorers who were famous for ransacking villages and riding around in ornately ...
Vikings
82.7k views12 Bizarre Aspects of Every Day Life In Ancient Viking CultureWhether your name was Snorri or Erik, your daily life as a Viking was a meat-filled, chess-playing, human-sacrificing experience. ...
Ancient History
1.4m views15 Things You Might Not Know About VikingsThe history of the Vikings is replete with myths, misinformation, romantic notions, and pop-culture laziness. The facts about the ...
Tropes
184 voters13 Of The Dumbest Things Pop Culture Has Us Believe About VikingsPop culture loves Viking tropes. Far from presenting the Viking world in accurate terms, the worst Viking movies, TV shows, and vi...
Hygiene
14.1k viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like For The Vikings?The Vikings - a group of exploring and raiding seafarers from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway - traversed the world from the eighth to...
Explainer
1.1m viewsCrazy Facts About Viking Berserkers, History's Extreme Norse Warrior-ShamansThe Vikings were known throughout Europe as fierce warriors, and no discussion of Viking warrior culture is complete without an ex...
Weird
2.0k votersThe Weirdest Stories From Norse MythologyNorse mythology isn't nearly as bright and cheery as it's shown in the recent Marvel movies. Sure, most people have at least heard...
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111 votersA Look Inside Scotland's Massive Viking Festival That Happens Every YearWhen most people hear "Viking festival in Scotland," the associations are immediate: bonfires, mead, bagpipes, hardcore Pagan part...
Ancient History
1.8k votersMyths About Vikings, DebunkedVikings are one of the most legendary groups of warriors from the Middle Ages. Their combat strength took undefended monks and vil...
Vikings
102.6k views11 Wild Facts That Prove Viking Parties Were Among the Wildest in HistoryAncient Norse seafarering Vikings were well-known as explorers, traders, and warriors. But when they got down, they weren't messin...
Old Stuff
17.6k viewsViking Diets Were Surprisingly Healthy And Well-RoundedThough Vikings are known for pillaging the coasts of Europe, Viking facts reveal that the marauders were more than just bearded wa...
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402.2k viewsCrazy Things You Didn't Know About Vikings' Sex LivesWhile popular notions of history often paint Viking men as legendary, violent brutes, their customs and culture didn't always comp...
Vikings
472.4k views11 Historically Inaccurate Details From History Channel's 'Vikings'When viewers are watching a film or TV show, they really shouldn’t take for granted the “reality” presented in its plot. Actually,...
History
6.5k votersUnusual Viking Rituals That Might Surprise YouThere were some pretty unusual Viking rituals practiced from the late 8th century into the late 11th century. It’s no secret that ...
History
6.8k viewsThe Icelandic Vikings Had A Complex Justice System Based On Blood FeudsThe practice of blood feuding was a fundamental aspect of the Icelandic judicial system during the Middle Ages. A feud, something ...
Ancient History
1.5k votersThe Best Movies About VikingsThe best Viking movies have all the action and historical drama you could want. If you like a little sci-fi action mixed in with y...
Explainer
237.6k views10 Fascinating Viking Religious BeliefsViking religious beliefs were highly complex due to the intricate mythology involved. Instead of one central god in the Viking rel...
Ancient History
89.0k views8 Ways Vikings Are Still Leaving Their Mark on the WorldThe Vikings have a hard-earned reputation for pillaging, but it turns out they also have a rich history that has influenced many c...
Ancient History
8.4k votersThe Most Hardcore Viking NamesFans of History's Vikings know there were a ton of badass Viking names like Ragnar Lodbrok and Bjorn Ironside. But that's just scr...
Culture
126.0k views7 Misconceptions About Viking Sexuality/Gender And The History Behind ThemArt and popular culture have been unkind to Vikings. Misconceptions about Viking sexuality abound in the popular consciousness tha...