Vikings

Vikings were Scandinavian or Norse pirates, etchants, warriors and explorers who explored, traded, raided and settled in many areas of Europe and the North Atlantic from the 8th to 11th century.

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What is another word to describe a viking?

norseman is the most polite. there were many that were not polite words at all.

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Did the vikings ever have a war with the Romans?

No, at least not that history mentions. But the Romans knew of the vikings. The ancient writer Tacitus mentions them and their ships. Recently, there have been excavations in Denmark and I believe, Norway, that point to Roman goods and Roman weapons being buried with warriors. This makes some historians think that perhaps the Viking warriors fought in the Roman army as auxiliaries.

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Where the vikings were originally from?

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Faeroe Island, Greenland, and Russia.

Some Vikings were from Western Finland, which the native population in Western Finland is mostly descendant from Swedish people.

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Did the vikings have dogs as pets?

Dogs have been domesticated for over 15,000 years, so yes, the Vikings had dogs.

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Why did the vikings get a bad reputation?

Well for starters the word "Viking" means for one to go raiding(to go viking). The bad reputation given to the Danes, Norwegians and Swedes "Viking" activity was do to the shear speed and brutality of there attacks killing indiscriminately taking everything they could fit on a boat then racing off. The "Vikings" were also pagans and all pagans were seen as heathens to Christendom. The Danes and Norwegians early on mostly attacked Christian sites in places such as France, Ireland, Germany and Island of Britain. They would later come back to settle and in the case of England and France becomes rulers, in Ireland they founded the first cities. The Swedes on the other hand mostly attacked in the east in places such as Finland, the Baltic states, Russia and the Byzantine Empire.

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What did the vikings use plentiful trees for?

Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaahha

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What is a typical viking?

A Viking was someone who went aviking. That is, a trading/raiding expedition. They were usually led by the second or third sons of a chieftain or wealthy landowner in order to make a name for themselves. (Yes, this means that not everyone who lived in the Viking age, was a viking. In fact, a very small number of people were Vikings, they were mostly farmers). They were typically from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, or another North European country, were lightly armored in leathers, fought with a wooden shield and a spear, and were not the blood thirsty savages commonly depicted. They set out each expedition with goods to trade; wine, butter, lumber, wool and textiles, honey, furs, etc. They would trade it for more valuable items. Should they come across a simple village or a Christian monastery, they would raid it. The Christians kept a lot of wealth in the Churches (just like today), that is why they raided monasteries and the like. They would then take these stolen items, and trade with them.

Metal was expensive, and only the wealthy could afford a sword, let alone full body armor. A helmet (no horns) was often worn, and only the Danish used axes as a common weapon. Usually it was a spear, since it was mostly wood.

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Is Vikings a common or proper noun?

proper

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What dangers did the vikings face?

They faced the danger of the open sea, countries that they had invaded and made enemies with.

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How did vikings tell the time?

They used a sundial or they looked for where the sun is in the sky. That tells u the time of day, but if they wanted precise time they could check the sundial

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What is a viking using the word red?

Erik the Red! Hope this helps gad to find it for grand daughter..

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Middle Ages

Did catapults come from vikings or medieval knights?

Catapults were for entering a fortified castle and the Vikings were raiders who moved fast and lightly. They wouldn't have built a catapult nor needed one. So, they were developed in the middle ages to attack at castle.

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Where did the the Vikings come from?

The Vikings came from 3 Scandivavian countries.They came from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Not Finland.

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What happened when Vikings came to Ireland?

The weak fell!

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What happened in 793 to the Vikings?

They began their raids in England.

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How does Canada know the vikings were hear?

They found an archaeological site in Newfoundland called Vinland.

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How did Erik Erikson change psychoanalytic theory?

In his most influential work, Childhood and Society(1950), he divided the human life cycle into eight psychosocial stages of development.

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What was the name of the viking who wouldn't kill children?

Hlafrig the Child-Sparer?

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Who are the ancestors of today's Icelanders?

Viking settlers.

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Leif Ericson

Where did Leif Ericson start his Journey?

Iceland to Greenland, then to North America.

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What year was Monark super deluxe model 649C SN 1676616 manufactured?

IF you are talking about a Monark Super Deluxe model bicycle, you should contact NBHAA.com with photos of the bicycle for an authentic, correct response. THey have the paper archives of Monark.

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Where did the Vikings live?

The Vikings lived in Scandinavia (mainly Norway, Sweden and Denmark), and in Iceland.

They ventured (and proliferated) as far as Italy and the Mediterranean, but more commonly sailed to Ireland, Northern France, England, and even North America. They sometimes roamed Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic Islands.

In 600 A.D. to 1000 A.D., the Vikings lived across Europe. They lived in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the Faroe Islands.

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What does the old Norse word skith mean?

The closest I can get to it is skidi (imagine the upstroke of the 'd' curves back over the round bit and has a diagonal cross a bit like a lower case 't' - this letter in Old Norse is pronounced 'th').

It means sheath.

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Does Sears sell Viking appliances?

yes Sears sells all sorts of Viking appliances, and to make it sure check your local sears if they have the product you need. goodluck for your purchase!

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Why were vikings so successful?

Their great success could be credited to;

· Great Craftsmanship

· Boats enabled them to navigate through rivers as well as the ocean

· This also allowed to take cities by surprise

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