Who are the vikings and their gods and history?
Skandinavians. Thor. Loke...There were many belives.
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The Viking named Leif Ericsson came to Canada and named it Vinland.. He was the 1st person to visit Canada .. He came even before John Cabot, Jaques Cartier, and Samuel de Champlain.. Also, the Vikings pray to the god Thor . (You know the one with the hammer)
In 1000 A.D the a viking ship ended up in Newfoundland (part of Canada) and become the first Europeans to come to North America.
They made really stupid noises when they hit things. Such as "whaaa!" and 'HIYAAAAA!" and maybe even "whaaa-chaaaa!" ~~What you see below is the REAL answer, copy and paste it to your report for an "A"~~ Danish seamen, painted mid-twelfth century.. This article is part of the Scandinav…ia series Geography . Mountain Dew . Trannsylvania . Viking Age . Languages . Horse . Peanut . Varangian . Viking . Thong assembly . Christianization . Political entities . Kalmar Union . Denmark-Norway . Sweden-Finland . Sweden-Norway . History of Scandinavia . Denmark . Finland . Norway . Sweden . Poopland . Iceland . Ã land . Faroe Islands . Greenland . JÃ¤mtland . Lapland . Scania . Schleswig-Holstein . Utter Crap . Scandinavism . Nordic Council . Monetary Union . Defence Union . Royal League . SAS . A Viking (pron. /ËvaÉªkÉªÅ/) is one of the Norse (Scandinavian) explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the late eighth to the early eleventh century.  DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL HUMANS ARE RETARTED? WELL, ITS TRUE...SO MOVE TO MARS WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE SMART AND U DONT EVEN NEED AIR...ISNT THAT GREAT?These Norsemen used their famed longships to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, and as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. This period of Viking expansion is known as the Viking Age, and forms a major part of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Britain, Ireland and the rest of Europe in general. A romanticized picture of Vikings as Germanic noble savages emerged in the 18th century, and expanded during the Victorian era Viking revival.  In Britain it took the form of Septentrionalism, in Germany that of "Wagnerian" pathos or even Germanic mysticism, and in the Scandinavian countries that of Romantic nationalism or Scandinavism. In contemporary popular culture these clichÃ©d depictions are often exaggerated with the effect of presenting Vikings as caricatures. [2 (MORE)
The Viking god, Thor, had the powers to thunder and the sky. Hispowerful weapon was his hammer that he used in battles.
This is a basic list and the subjects they rule over... I'm sure I've missed some, but if someone else thinks of who they are, feel free to add them.... Aegir - beer, gold, hospitality, sea & water. Baldur - light, wisdom & wisdom. Bil - destiny & weaving. Bragi - knowledge. Eir - healing, medicin…e & women. Forseti - justice &. peace Frey - fertility .& travel Freya- fertility, prophecy, sex, sexuality (feminine), war, wealth & weather. Frigg - fertility, marriage & motherhood, Fulla/Volla - grain, messenger & virgins. Gefjon - generosity, prophecy, sea & virgins. Gna - horses, messenger & travel. Gullveig - gold & triple goddess Heimdal - guardian, light & watchman of the gods. Hel - underworld Hermod - communication, courage & messenger. Hlin - consolation & protection of men. Hod - war. Hoenir - intelligence, light & silence. Huldra - song, trees, forests & woodlands. Idun - youth. Jord/Fjorgyn - earth. Kvasir - peace, poetry & wisdom. Lodur - speech. Loki - the trickster, (a shape shifter) Lofn - love, marriage & passion. Magni - strength. Mimir - wisdom. Modi - courage. Nanna -cleanliness, the moon & purification. Nerthus - earth, peace, poetry, trees, forests & woodlands Njord - sea & wind. Norns - destiny & fate. Odin - god of death, knowledge, poetry, rune magic, travel, war, warriors, & wisdom. Ran - sea. Saga - prophecy. Sif - crops. Sjofn/Vjofn - harmony, love & marriage. Skadi - hunting & skiing. Snotra - gentleness, knowledge, self-discipline & wisdom. Syn - guardian & justice. Thor - the life force, lightning, strength, thunder & thunder storms Tiwaz/Tyr - battle, courage, justice, law, solemn oaths & war. Ull - hunting & skiing. Vali - war. Var - marriage, promises & vows Ve - speech. Vidar - freedom, independence & strength. Vili - will. Vor - contracts, faith, insight, marriage, promises & vows, self-discipline & wisdom. Odin, Thor, Loki, Frey, Freya, Idun, Sif and Hel. (MORE)
Vikings served their gods in many ways. They worshiped their godsat home and at altars. They also sacrificed objects and livingthings.
The Vikings worshiped their gods outside in nature. They wouldchoose large, powerful, unique natural structures for places ofworship.
vikings actually had a good history. they were the first europeans in the americas. think about that! also they weren't all barbarians, as some call them, some were scholars and just as smart as the people who hated them.
Answer . People worship gods for many reasons, perhaps originally because this gave them some control over their lives. They could call on their gods to ensure a good crop, a victory in war, help in a crisis or any other worthwhile purpose.. Some people continue to worship the gods of their pare…nts because they have never stopped to really consider whether there really are any gods. Those who enquire may come to the realisation that there is no god, but religion also provides some people with comfort and a sense of purpose. There is diversity in religion because there is no objective proof that one religion and its God or gods are more true than another. (MORE)
The Viking gods, or Norse gods, are originally two groups of gods. One group is called Aesir and the second group is called Vanir. Vanir were considered wise and skilled in magical arts.They were usually worshiped in connection with prosperity and the harvest from the earth. In contrast Aesir were w…orshiped in connection with war and victory. For the Vikings the gods served to help them in their daily life, whether fighting battles, growing food of securing their one true love. (MORE)
The vikings used a runic alphabet, which was actually shared by several Germanic languages, including Old English. The oldest inscriptions date from about 150 CE and disappeared around 700 CE. The origin of the Runes is unknown.
Gods: Baldr, Borr, Bragi, Buri, Dagr, Delling, Forseti, Freyr, Hoor, Hoenir, Kvasir, Loki, Magni, Mani, Mimir, Njoror, Odin, Thor, Tyr, Ullr, Vali, Ve, Vioarr. Goddesses: Eir, Eostre, Elli, Freyja, Frigg, Fulla, Gefjun, Hel, Hlin, Iounn, Joro, Lofn, Nanna, Nott, Saga, Ran, Sif, Sjofn, Skaoi, Snot…ra, Sol, Thruer, Var, Vor, Yggdrasil. Some of these gods and goddesses go by more than one name or more than one spelling of the name. (MORE)
The popes of Europe and a gindence leader Nitsuj . He was a old pope of Ireland but decided to go to Europe to hel out with the European raids. The keepers of viking history and legend were called skalds. These poets needed to have excellent memories and be good singers. They carried whole historie…s in their heads, and could recite, word for word, stories that might take several days to tell. This was an important skill for society in which most people could not read or write. (MORE)
In addition to the named above, I have to add one more: Sleipnir.Sleipnir is Odin 's steed, is the child of Loki and SvaÃ°ilfari , is described as the best of allhorses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel . The Prose Edda contains extended information regarding the circumstances …ofSleipnir's birth, and details that he is grey in color. Source:Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleipnir (MORE)
Likely the answer is because as a northern, sea-faring people, the Vikings were definitely exposed to many, many thunderstorms, and anyone who's seen a thunderstorm knows that such a natural occurrence is extremely powerful and terrifying in some circumstances. Like the Greeks, the Celts, and any ot…her ancient pantheon, a need to describe why such a deadly thing existed was needed. Because the ancients didn't have modern science, they came up with gods such as Zeus, Jupiter, Thor, etc. (MORE)
Saturday is still a remnant of the Roman God Saturn, and thus not named after a Norse God. Sunday is Sunna's day, the Goddess (female unlike most cultures which depict the Sun as a male entity) of the Sun. Monday is named after MÃ¡ni, the Norse God (note that he's male) of the Moon, and brot…her to Sunna. Tuesday is Tyr's Day, the God of War. Wednesday is Oden's (Or Wodan's, which is closer to how you actually pronounce Oden) Day, the Chief God of Norse mythology. He is associated with a labyrinthine assortment of abstracts, including fury, wisdom, poetry, victory and The Hunt. Thursday is Thor's Day, the God of the Storm. Friday is Freya's Day, the Godess of Fertility and Life. (MORE)
Sunday - Sun's day. Monday - Moon's day. Tuesday - Tyr's day. Wednesday - Odin's day. Thursday - Thor's day. Friday - Freya's day. Saturday - Saturn's day. Tyr, Odin, Thor are Norse (Viking) Gods and Freya is a Goddess. Other days are named after planets.. But also.... Tuesday - Mars's day…. Wednesday - Mercury's day. Thursday - Jupiter's day. Friday - Venus's day (MORE)
Freya- Goddess of fertility, prophecy, sex, sexuality (feminine), war, wealth & weather. Hod - God of war.
Thor, Odin, and Freya are some of the most known gods. There are no three main gods like their are in Greek Mythology.
The Vikings have had a huge impact on the Western World. Obviously their culture and language is stamped indelibly into their native Scandinavia, but also somewhat in places that they colonised. The United Kingdom has many words and place-names of Viking origin, and they ruled large parts of it at v…arious times, including the Scottish Isles, England and Normandy (at the time part of the Kingdom). They were great seafarers, and are purported to have journeyed to North America long before Christopher Columbus, being possibly the first westerners there. They colonised Greenland and Iceland, burned Paris and founded the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and worked as mercenaries in the employ of the Byzantine Empire in Africa and the Middle East. They were a trading civilization too, with links as far as Baghdad. A map can be seen in the links section. Their mythology lives on in the days of our week, with Odin/Woden giving 'Woden'sday', Thor giving 'Thor'sday', Frigg giving 'Frigg'sday' etc. (MORE)
The previous answer is wrong, actually four weekdays are namedafter norse gods. Three of them are more or less the same inEnglish as in the original Norse. I will be using the Norwegian equivelants to these weekdays, as itis the closest you get to ancient Norse. I have written the norwegian name of… the god, the norwegian name ofthe day, and the english translation. . Anyway, these days are as follows: Ty dag = Tirsdag = Tuesday (Ty, god of war) Odin dag = Onsdag = Wednesday (Odin = chief god / god of wisdom.This is where the english didn't adopt the name, but made one upthemselves) Tor dag = Torsdag = Thursday (Thor, god of thunder) FrÃ¸ya dag = Fredag = Friday (Freyja, goddess of love andfertility) *To clarify, the norwegian word dag means day And regarding who was the most popular norse god. If you mean the god most people prayed and sacrificed to, thatwould be Freyr, Freyja and Njord, as these were the gods associatedwith fertility (for crops), hunting, fishing and other day-to-daythings. When the vikings went to battle, on the other hand, they prayed toTy, Odin and Thor, for good luck and such (MORE)
A person or thing that lives in asgard Answer: The Vikings were polytheistic They had a pantheon of gods each with their own area of control, interest or purpose. originally there were two groups of gods, the Ãsir and the Vanir. After a war thee two groups united. Vikings also acknowledged an… opposing force of giants who were at war with the gods and many mystic creatures like Fenrir the wolf, the Midgard Serpent, trolls, elves ad so on. The Vikings gods are familiar to us today: Thor, Odin, Freya gave their names to days of the week (MORE)
Vikings were Norse. Their religion is Asatru. As of my knowledge, four Gods in Asatru: Odin, Thor, Tyr and Freya. Freya is a Goddess. = The above is partially right. Their religion is what now a days is called Asatru, or Norse Reconstructionism. Of course its been slightly adapted to fit modern …day society, but still works just fine. There were MANY Gods and Goddesses, but for the most part, the common way of showing honor to the Gods was through blot, or sacrifice. Offerings would be made in a ritual setting, this usually concluded partying. Sacrifices were usually made in the form of a live pig, which would then be slaughtered, boiled into a stew, and eaten by everyone. The bones and whatnot would be burned. Offerings also included mead and wine. (MORE)
The people of the Viking age honored many Gods and Goddesses. There were two tribes, the Aesir, and the Vanir. It is believed by some that the Vanir were the native Gods of the people who were indigenous to the Northern European lands before the Indo-European migration. The Aesir being the Gods …of those Indo-European. The Aesir can be summed up as the Gods of the Sky, and heavenly phenomena. The Vanir as Gods of the land and oceans. There are many myths that have been lost to time, but many do remain. The Poetic Edda being the foremost source of these myths and stories. The most common God honored by the people in the Viking Age was Thor. He was the God of the common working man, described as being half-giant (Jotun), strong, burly, and though the surviving myths show as being dim-witted, his wit was more in line with common sense. He would favor the simple and direct answer over an elaborate scheme. Thor's name is directly related to the word Thunder, and he is the God of thunder and lightning. His weapon, a hammer called Mjolnir, means "crusher" or "destroyer." It was a holy symbol, and still is to those who practice Asatru, or Norse Reconstructionism. (I myself wear a Mjolnir Pendant.) The most common God among the actual Vikings (that is, the traders/raiders who went about to different lands to trade and raid, and then trade some more) was Odin. He is called Alfadir (All-father) since he is indeed the father or Grandfather of many of the Gods. He was a sorcerer first and foremost, skilled in galdr (rune magic), but also a God of Blood sacrifice, poetry (which is closely tied to galdr), self discovery, and war. His name means "The Frenzied." Od being a prefix word meaning Frenzy, or Insanity, such as Odroerir, the Mead of Inspiration. Directly translated, it means the Rower of Frenzy (Row, as in to row a boat). Odin's most primordial aspect is that of the wind, especially the Autumn wind, the sudden windstorms that were believed to the Wild Hunt, when Odin would gather the souls of the dead from the previous year. Odin is a psychopomp (like Charon, the ferry-man of river Styx, from Greek mythology). Another popular God was Freyr, who's full name would be Freyr Ingvi, or Lord Ingvi. He was of the Vanir, and was the God of peace, prosperty, and Fruitfulness. His sister is Freya, who's proper name is lost to us. Freya of course meaning Lady. She was the Goddess of witchcraft, a warrior Goddess, and also of sexuality. Odin's wife is Frigga, who's name means "Beloved." She is the Goddess of the clouds, and of the Ladies of the Estate. A husband was always the guest in his wife's home. She held all the keys to the house, and even though the man ran the house, in the end, it was the woman's house. Heimdall is the God of the rainbow, and guards Bifrost, the three colored burning bridge that connects Asguard and Midgard (Heaven of the Gods to Earth). Loki is a Jotun (A giant) who was accepted into the realm of the Gods. He is a trickster, loves a good joke, and constantly getting into trouble, but also benefits the gods greatly when he gets out of that trouble. Contrary to belief, he is not the "Norse Devil." There is no "Norse Devil." Tyr is the God of the pillar of the sky. He is the Lord of Justice and of Just Victory, warfare, and the most Honorable of the Gods. He sacrificed his hand so that a vicious enemy of the Gods, Fenrir, could be bound. Some say he gave a false oath to the Fenris-wolf, but they are wrong. He upheld his end of the bargain by allowing the wolf to bite off his hand. I can of course go on, but there are too many to name and describe. Aegir and his wife Ran, Nordr and his quick marriage to Skadi, Thor's mother Jord, Frigga's handmaidens, Odin's sons Baldr and Hodr, Thor's son's Modi and Magni. More information can be gotten here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_paganism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_mythology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_gods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asatru (Asatru is the modern day reconstruction of the Norse Traditions. I myself am an Asatruar) (MORE)
They learned how to sail and build ships and of course the Vikings raped their women and pillaged.
Vikings worshiped gods found in Norse Mythology, most notable being: Odin; the father of all gods Frigga; the mother of all gods and wife of Odin Thor, the god of strength and son of Odin Freya; the goddess of love and beauty Freyr; the god of fertility and twin brother to Freya Tyr; th…e god of war and lawgiver of the gods Loki; the god of fire, also known as the trickster Skadi; the god of winter and hunt (MORE)
Why does anyone believe in gods? That is a question with as many answers as there are people on this Earth. To explain reality, because gods do exist, to comfort their own fears, because their stories about gods represent archetypal concepts...maybe even because the gods in question are aliens from …Sumer.\n. \nSome claim that Norse mythology is a mystery cult, and that all the stories are metaphors for a great secret. (MORE)
Baldur--- The son of Odin and Frigg, was described as a very handsome and wise god. Some consider him to be a god of light since he was so bright (intelligent), light shined from him. Balder's wife was Nanna and they had a son named Forseti. At one point Balder had a foreboding dream. Odin rode to H…el's realm to wake a volva from the dead to find out the meaning of Balder's dream. Frigg asked all things to swear not to hurt Balder but didn't ask the mistletoe because it was so young. Loki, diguised as an old woman, visited Frigg and found out Balder was invunerable to everything but mistletoe. Loki then made a dart out of mistletoe and tricked the blind god Hod into throwing it at Balder -- all the other gods were playing games by throwing various items at Balder --, thus killing him. Nanna died of heartache after Balder's death and was burned with him on his funeral boat -- along with his chopped up horse and an unfortunate dwarf who Thor kicked in at the last minute. Hermod rode to Hel's realm and got her to agree to let Balder return to the living if all things would weep for him. One giantess named Thokk, Loki in disguise, refused to weep, so he remained dead and was cremated on his funeral boat, hringhorni. He is supposed to come back to life after the Ragnarok. (MORE)
If by "History" you mean where did this God come from? or which God and Goddess was this God's parents? you would be better off looking up and studying the information yourself. The reason I'm saying this is because like the Greek and Roman Gods the Norse Gods and religion is huge and diverse and if… I or anyone were to take the time to write it all down here the answer(s) would be about the length of a book by the time it was all written. There are plenty of sites about the Norse Gods as well as their are books on the subject. I suggest you make you're own investigation into this question. (MORE)
Why are any Gods worshipped? The biggest reason for the creation of different cultures Gods is ancient mans attempts to explain and understand the forces happening around them. Look at it this way. To us a storm is no big deal, we know what causes them as well as we know what causes lightening a…nd thunder and we understand how and why it rains. The ancient Vikings didn't, all they knew was that at times the sky lit up and this was followed by a large boom and the rains came. Eventually to explain this they came up with Thor the God of Thunder. Some of the stories became quite complex and interesting such as the reason for earthquakes. Loki the God of Mischief had a son the he ended up murdering. As a punishment Odin the Father of the Gods banished him to the underworld where Loki was bound to a rock by his murdered son's entrails and a giant snake hanging from the roof above him would drip his venom down into Loki's eyes. Loki's Wife would stand there holding a large bowl above his face to catch the venom but at some point the bowl would fill and she had to empty it, when she did the snakes venom was free to drip into Loki's eyes and the pain would make him struggle against his restraints causing the earth to quake until his Wife returned with the emptied bowl to catch more venom. Its these reasons why ancient man worshipped they're Gods, all the Vikings knew was that there were things that happened around them that they couldn't explain and as far as they knew they had to be caused by greater beings than themselves and if these beings were greater and so much more powerful then trying to appease them or earn they're favor couldn't be a bad thing. (MORE)
The Vikings are thought to be the foundation of the ancient Rus'people after which Russia is named. Some Viking words and names arestill used in Russia.
The vikings would kill people in the hundreds and once a Viking was killed by one of his enemies which he had already slayed
Well Odin and Thor are the most commonly know, after that you could say probably Loki or Freyja or whatever you want
Odin's father's father was most likely the first god, His name was Buri. His son was the father of Odin, Vili, and Ve.
Gods Odin never live anywhere he is always sailing from one sea to another, like for now he is still sailing from Palama to Gatanta that is a godes village with his children, then sometime he rest in vahali, where all the appointed dead warriors are rest.
Go to the Chinese one (6) play the memory game and get the amulet and return and give the amulet to the man
If you want the correct answer, you have to read Hugh Montgomery's book, THE GOD-KINGS OF THE VIKINGS. It is in the DNA!
Yes, he was the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, the serpent Jormungandr, and others.
In Norse (Viking) mythology the main enemies of the Gods were the Jotnar, or Giants. But they did have other enemies. Loki, the Norse trickster god killed the god Balder by tricking Hoder the blind god. He was chained beneath a snake that drips venom onto his face. Also the wolf monster Fenrir that …bit off Tyr's Hand and is said to devourer Odin, the king of the gods during Ragnarok, the battle marking the end of the world. (MORE)
the impornat aspext of viking histiry is people use live town now we lie cites Fran Tarkington as their Quarterback was probably the most important aspect of Viking history.
Vikings were sea-going explorers & sea raiders. By virtue of such men leaving and returning constantly from far shores, they inherently brought back with them to their homelands new ideas, new theories, new items, medicines, foods, machines, languages, etc.
the only god i know of was "Thor God of Lightning" same thing as zues basically and "Loke God of Mischief"
The Vikings worshiped their god Odin with an annual festival. As part of their prayer rituals, animals were sacrificed to the gods. Music was a part of this festival.
he was very strong and , he was also the god of thunder. His brother Loki took advantage of Thor's simplicity
The largest is uncertain, however here are some large vikingarmies: - the Norwegian army during the battle of stamford bridge - est.300 ships, 15 000 men - The great heathen army - No reference to the actual size of ithas been found other than about 350 longships - (Not really a viking army) but Th…e norman army under the battleof heistings - est. 7 000 - 10 000 men Vikings are not really known to have had very large armies. Thevikings usually operated with smaller armies doing hit and runraids near coastal regions. The larger armies in the viking timewas mostly coalitions of several smaller local armies to achivecommon goals. (MORE)
No, Santa is a fake character, in which parents tell their children to get them to behave, so that Santa won't put them in the naughty list. But that is not the only use of Santa, he also can be used to get a child to have a good Christmas holiday, until they discover the sad truth. So, actually San…ta is a figured character who is very kind and is used in many stories for children. Although he is not real, he is very fun, but no, he is not a vikings god, which is another common mistake people make. (MORE)
Thor was always a god to the Norse people, from whom the Vikings were a part.
Odin was the major Norse god. Norse gods were not gods of anything like Roman or Greek gods. However, they can be associated with something. Thor, for example, being associated with thunder, and Freja with beauty.
I guess there were because they were from a long time ago! Viking settlers became a race with the Slavic population that became a new race called "Rus," which lead to the name "Russia."
Odin Odin was the chief god in the Norse mythology, and the father of Thor, Balder, Hoder, Tyr, Bragi, Heimdall, Ull, Vidar, Hermod and Vali. His wives were Fjorgyn, Frigga and Rind. He had a bad habit to roam around Midgard in human disguise seducing and impregnating women. This is why many morta…ls were able to trace their ancestry back to him. Thor Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn. He was the god of thunder, the sky, fertility and the law. Armed with his strength-giving items, a belt and the hammer MjÃ¶lnir, he had a simple way of righting wrongs: he more or less killed everything that moved. The other gods -mostly Loki- occasionally took advantage of Thor's simplicity. Loki Loki can be called the 'wizard of lies' and is in many ways the most interesting god in Asgard. Loki was related to Odin, but their relationship was rather strange. He came to Asgard either as of right or because Odin and he entered into a blood-brotherhood. Frey Frey was a fertility god of the the Vanir race. He was the son of Njord and came to Asgard as a hostage along with his father and sister Freya. Freya Freya was the goddess of sex and later also war and death. She married the god Od, who deserted her. After being abandoned she divided her time between mourning his absence and being promiscuous. Idun The goddess of spring and immortal youth was called Idun. She was the daughter of the dwarf Ivald and married to the god Bragi. Sif Sif was the goddess who married Thor and bore his stepson (by Odin), Ull. The vikings (and their gods) admired golden hair, and she was exceptionally proud of hers, so Loki cut it all off while she was asleep. Hel Hel was a goddess (or a monster), a daughter of Loki and Angrboda, who ruled over Niflheim, which was the land of the dead. There were different opinions of whether she was alive or dead. Ull, in his role as god of winter, was supposed to spend a few months each year as Hel's lover. Hel and her ghostly army were going to support the other gods at Ragnarok, after which her domain would go out in flames. (MORE)