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Viking Myths & Misconceptions

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#4 They were a nation

"The Vikings were not one nation but many small different groups of people lead by their own chieftain. Neither Norway, Denmark or Sweden was even a kingdom before the end of the Viking age. Some of these small kingdoms did, however, work together when they went on big raids in foreign lands."

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Swedish Proverbs

Ju senare på kvällen, desto vackrare folk.

The later in the evening, the more beautiful the people.

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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SUNDAY

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" The Vikings [worshipped] the sun so much because of the cold climate, that they gave the sun its own day, and the first day of the week, Sunday... "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#5 They only lived in Scandinavia

"The Vikings did come from the Scandinavian countries which today is called Denmark, Norway and Sweden. But with a lack of fertile land and a growing population, the Vikings started to explore and create new settlements in many places throughout Europe, even as far away as to Newfoundland in North America."

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Swedish Proverbs

Inga träd växer till himmelen.

No trees grow to the sky (Nothing lasts forever).

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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SATURDAY

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GET BEHIND THOSE EARS!

" ... The name means bathing day or literally translated pool day. The Viking was actually pretty clean and not just some dirty barbarians, they probably had better hygiene than other societies in that time period."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#6 They used primitive weapons

"The Vikings are often shown with primitive weapons such as axes and spears. But the Vikings had actually very skilled weaponsmiths. They used a method called pattern welding, where the Vikings could make swords that were both extremely sharp and flexible.

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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FRIDAY

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" Friday is either named after Frigg or Freya, the reason why it is unclear is that of conflicting sources. This is probably because some areas worshipped Frigg more than Freya and vise versa. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#6 They used primitive weapons

"The Vikings are often shown with primitive weapons such as axes and spears. But the Vikings had actually very skilled weaponsmiths. They used a method called pattern welding, where the Vikings could make swords that were both extremely sharp and flexible.

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

Skol!

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FRIDAY

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" Friday is either named after Frigg or Freya, the reason why it is unclear is that of conflicting sources. This is probably because some areas worshipped Frigg more than Freya and vise versa. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

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