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Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About VIKINGS

September 29, 2016

Present day researchers don’t think the Vikings, who were groups of unorganized clans living in the Nordic area of Europe, were the bloodthirsty savage giants that they are often made out to be. In fact, they were clean, average size men. They were incredible seafarers and prolific traders.

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8. Swords
7. Holmgang
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5. Infanticide
4. Sexual Slavery
3. Erik the Red Was Too Violent For the Vikings
2. Child Sacrifices
1. Blood Eagle

Source/Further reading:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=6tCKBatwpyUC&lpg=PA497&dq=on%20going%20berserk%20a%20neurochemical%20inquiry&pg=PA497#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/daily_living/text/health_and_medicine.htm
https://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/features/vikings.htm
https://books.google.ca/books?id=4-J3uhtPZ8MC&lpg=PP1&dq=viking%20weapons&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/pix/skull_top.jpg
http://www.stavacademy.co.uk/mimir/holmgang.htm
https://books.google.ca/books?id=AxBXBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA132&dq=holmgang&pg=PA132#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/viking_settlements/
http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/daily_living/text/games_and_sports.htm
http://www.academia.edu/808691/_Selective_Female_Infanticide_as_Partial_Explanation_for_the_Dearth_of_Women_in_Viking_Age_Scandinavia_pp._205-221_in_Violence_and_Society_in_the_Early_Medieval_West_edited_by_Guy_Halsall._Woodbridge_United_Kingdom_Boydell_Press_1998_paperback_2002
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26755692/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/viking-age-triggered-shortage-wives/
http://www.arnastofnun.is/page/the_origins_of_the_icelanders
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/vikings-may-have-first-taken-seas-find-women-slaves
https://books.google.ca/books?id=uioXLwAACAAJ&dq=erik+the+red&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjov_jW3bfOAhXBWRQKHe3TAXoQ6AEILTAD
http://www.biography.com/people/erik-the-red-9288270#synopsis
https://books.google.ca/books?id=VKpMBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA42&dq=Eyolf%20the%20Foul&pg=PA42#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://books.google.ca/books?id=PYdBH4dOOM4C&lpg=PA218&dq=erik%20the%20red&pg=PA218#v=onepage&q=erik%20the%20red&f=false
http://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2014/12/02/child_sacrifice_and_other_viking_activities_108967.html
http://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/human-sacrifices/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-vengeance-of-ivarr-the-boneless-4002654/?no-ist

 

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