Let us start with who the Vikings were. The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were a Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands through sea fare, from the late 8th to mid-11th centuries. They employed wooden long ships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation through the rough waters of the ocean or in shallow riverwaters. Now, how about cultures and migration, such as where certain lines of heritage came from? Have you ever asked yourself about the famous Vikings, where they came from, or where they might have gone? While there’s a lot of debate between historians about the Viking expansions, they have a few ideas about the Vikings and their travels. One idea about the reason behind the Viking’s beginning is that they had exceeded the agricultural potential of their homeland, therefore were unable to grow and harvest food any longer. Realizing they needed resources to survive they resorted to desperate measures, such as building ships and taking to the sea. They eventually found land, and proceeded to pillage said found land, taking the food and supplies that they’d need to survive, along with raping the people of that land, and moving on to do so again in another place. Alternatively, some people propose that the Viking expansion was driven by a youth bulge effect. Since traditions said the eldest son of the family inherited the estates, the younger sons were forced to look toward immigrating or engaging in raids for something to do with their life. But there’s a problem with these ideas; there was no rise in population, youth bulge, or decrease in agricultural production during this period have been definitively demonstrated, meaning that their raping and pillaging seems to have become more of something that they just did. Also, it is not clear why such pressures would have driven them to other lands instead of the vast Scandinavian Peninsula on the land which they already lived, although perhaps immigration or sea raids turned out to be easier or more profitable than clearing large forested areas for farming or ranches in a land where growing season was limited, and ranching was hard. Maybe the Scandinavians practiced selective procreation, leading to a shortage of women. This may have been the main reason for their immigrations, in hope that they would find wives to bear their children. The problem is this would not explain why they decided to settle in separate countries, as they could have brought their wives back to Scandinavia with them. The word Viking was introduced into Modern English during the 18th century as a romanticized term for “barbarian warrior” or “noble savage.” During the 20th century, the meaning of the term was expanded to refer not only to seaborne raiders from Scandinavia, but secondarily to any Scandinavian who lived during the period from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The word (as an adjective) is used to refer to ideas, phenomena or artefacts connected with Scandinavians and their cultural life in these centuries. During the Viking Age, Scandinavian men and women travelled to many parts of Europe and beyond, in a cultural diaspora that let its traces from Newfoundland to Byzantium. But this time of energetic activity also had a pronounced effect in the Scandinavian homelands that were subject to a variety of new influences. Royal dynasties legitimised by the Catholic Church in the 11th century began asserting their power with increasing authority and ambition. The three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden had taken shape and towns appeared, functioning as secular and ecclesiastical administrative centresand market sites. Monetary economies began to emerge based on English
I believe that the most important elements that a person must know about a Vikings daily life would be:
The values and beliefs as there are about 8 different gods that had to be looked upon; each god has a role of importance of life such as fertility, war, death, law etc…
There was one specific god that out ruled the others, he’s name was Odin the chief god of Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. And the father of Thor, Balder, Hoder, Tyr, Bragi, Heimdall, Ull, Vidar, Hermod and Vali.…
For an example, The Vikings once populated Present Day Newfoundland. It was there that the first Viking ruins in North America were excavated in the 1960's. In 1961 a couple found that L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland met the description of Vinland, and it wasn't long before the archaeology turned up conclusive evidence in the shape of a soapstone spindle-whorl, a Viking ring pin and the remains of a dozen Viking buildings, proving that there was settlement in Vineland.…
In 886 Alfred took possession of London, which had suffered greatly from several Viking occupations; as it had traditionally been a Mercian town, he handed control to Æthelred. In 892 the Vikings renewed their attacks, and the following year Æthelred led an army of Mercians, West Saxons and Welsh to victory over a Viking army at the Battle of Buttington. He spent the next three years fighting them alongside Alfred's son, the future King Edward the Elder.…
But there are many laws that do govern the behavior of the people and their is a culture that structures what is expected of the viking people. There is just “Hel which is were all souls go unless they are claimed by one of the gods or goddess for a special task.” ( Lindow p. 13) The souls of the…
By refusing to kill the dragon, he is given a call to learn more about dragons because from what he has learned already, they are not what the vikings seem to think they are. However, at first he refuses this call as well.
Meeting the Mentor: Hiccup has two mentors. Gobber and Toothless. Gobber is his dragon trainer.…
corroborate this story in a book called Mars: The Living
Planet (ISBN: 1883319587)
Viking Surface Pictures - 2
Holger Isenberg has taken original Viking Lander image data and reprocessed and enhanced it to produce the image below
What Colour is the Sky on Mars?
on the left.
of the data
What Colour is the Sky on Mars?…
You talked to each of your subcontractors about your
concern for quality and received assurances of their
full cooperation. (With their economic futures
looking bleak, they were willing to be very
accommodating toward a big developer like you.)…
Viking Investments Learning Journal
The Viking negotiation was quite tasking in the sense that it was tough to try to figure out a solution because both sides were in a bad situation financially, and the amount of options to solve the problem were very limited. From the beginning we just talked about the scenario in a open, friendly way to see what each side had to say about the situation.…