Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About VIKINGS

Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About VIKINGS

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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10. Magic Mushrooms
9. Viking Soup
8. Swords
7. Holmgang
6. Games
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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20 Responses

  1. TopTenz says:

    Read more articles about Vikings on our site: http://www.toptenz.net/?s=vikings
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  2. JasonDotCalm says:

    they didn't eat psilocybin mushrooms. they ate fly agarics. amanita muscaria which is considered a deliriant. Not a hallucinogen. If they ate psilocybin, they would possibly not even want to battle.

  3. Vanderlay says:

    The letter N is this guy's enemy.

  4. Kristian Bodbacka says:

    ewry nine years whas a blotjutun. top thath

  5. Ronan Jensen says:

    My ancestors were Vikings

  6. CrazyLazy says:

    welp , I'm half viking I'm from Norway 😉

  7. Will E. says:

    Aren't they from Minnesota?

  8. Clover .N.Jones says:

    explains blood eagle
    HECK TO THE NAW TO THE NAW NAW NAW!

  9. Olek_Gannon says:

    number one fact: they still had a set a ball's between their leg's unlike their modern descendant's.

  10. Viggo Mogensen says:

    The swords was actually more an symbolic weapon then a weapon of which they used

  11. bzykawiec says:

    Haven't seen the video yet and I don't know if I even should. So, could anyone tell me if this one is also as "accurate" and "truthful" as the one about samurais? Will I be fed misinformation?

  12. Woodland Wolf says:

    I'm 50 percent scandinavian. the rest of my heritage had a history of ruling the seas. and I'm joining the marine corps. I'm gonna rule the sea.

  13. Big Game Hunt says:

    WE WUZ VIKINGZ N SHIEEEEEEET!!!!

  14. LoreMaster says:

    heres a fact, vikings never had horns for their helmets

  15. duha Ahud says:

    WOW those swords are indeed TERRIFYING FACTSSSSSSSSS. Bladed inanimate objects are truley TERRIFYING and deserved a spot on this TERRIFYING list with the word TERRIFYING in all caps in the TERRIFYING thumbnail!

  16. ShuffleBott 70 says:

    For honor

  17. James Letourneau says:

    "HORRIFYING"

  18. Ross Moore says:

    Your over pronunciation in narrative is intensely annoying.

  19. Damian Sour says:

    I got a phone game app commercial about vikings lol

  20. The pun says:

    Erik the red was not to violent for the vikings you idiot ???? oh man this is hilarious to watch ??????

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