The Vikings gifted the world with a rich mythology, some of which has in recent years become quite popular, thanks to TV shows such as Vikings and the Marvel franchise. As a reflection of Viking society, these sagas told stories of bravery and exploration, discovering new worlds and facing off with formidable adversaries, both natural and supernatural. The Vikings were revolutionary is may ways and should be given the credit they deserve. And so, without further ado, here are some of the things you never knew about the Vikings.
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The first thing you need to know about the Vikings is that they didn’t actually call themselves by that famous name. While their current name has been associated with the group for hundreds of years, the name Viking only appeared for the first time in the 10th century.
It is thought that the name “Viking” has Norse origins and comes from the feminine version of the word “vik,” which is translated to “small bay.” It is also thought that the name might stem from a region called Viken in Norway.
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