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Viking Madness!!!

Tomson Au

on 16 June 2014

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Never walk away from home ahead of your axe and sword. You can't feel a battle in your bones or foresee a fight.
Erik the Red (950?-1003 or 1004?) was a Viking explorer who was the first European in Greenland.
He named Greenland, then eventually settled there. Eric had a daughter, Freydis, and three sons, the explorer Leif Ericsson, Thorvald, and Thorsteinn.

Many people believe that Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the New World.
But No, its wrong! Columbus didn't reach the New World until 1492, 500 years after Leif Erikson's arrival in 1001 AD.
The vikings, led by Leif made a few voyages to New World at 1001 AD.
Leif was born in Iceland at about 960 AD, son of Erik the Red.
Most of the viking men were all-round handymen, but others built boats, leather-workers and smiths. Most viking men knew how to control a boat. Most of them also knew how to fight to protect women and children.
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The vikings built longboats, also called dragon-ships, cargo boats called knorrs and they also built small boats for fishing and short trips at sea.
These longboats were what the viking used for raiding areas and war!
The Vikings that settled in England ate a wide variety of fruits, nuts, and grains; as well as meat, fish, and shellfish. The Vikings in York ate freshwater fish since they lived closer to the river.

Viking clothing were made from coarse cloth and wool. The Vikings were very skillful weavers.
They hunted animals for their fur and maybe sometimes leather. They wore boots or shoes made out of leather or goat skin.
Viking Weapons and Armour!
If the family had a fine sword, the sword would be passed on to the son once the father was dead. But in other times, the weapons were buried together with their owner. Vikings most vicious weapon was the Battle Axe.
Only the rich could have fine swords and
a good sword was kept as a family treasure!
There were many different kinds of viking helmets but not one Viking helmet with horns had been found. The vikings wore chain mail armour, (Armour made out of chains.) and leather armour.
BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 01 June 2014.
Famous Vikings!
Erik The
Red's route
What did Vikings do to earn a living?
What did Vikings eat and wear?
A Viking quote by The Havamal!
"Viking Quotes." Viking Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
The vikings raided monasteries and villages in Northern Europe
From 800 A.D to 1100 A.D is called the viking age, people lived in total fear of the vikings attacks, which occurred frequently.
The vikings have expert knowledge of European coastlines.
The vikings owed much of their success to superior strategy and technology.
The vikings knew where to find valuable goods in areas that weren't well defended.
They conquered and settled a huge chunk in Eastern England during the 9th and 10th centuries. They also forced the English to pay them thousands of pounds of silver to prevent them from wrecking the rest of their country.
Novgorod in Russia was founded by the Rus Viking,
Fun Facts!
"Dark Age Food." Ydalir Vikings. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014.
Viking Timeline!
The Vikings begin attacking England.

The Rus Vikings attack Constantinople (Istanbul).

"The Viking Timeline." The Viking Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014.
The Danish vikings establish a kingdom in York, England.
becomes king and gains control over Norway.
The vikings raid the Mediterranean coast.
Famous viking explorer 'Erik The Red' discovers and named Greenland.
Leif Eriksson, son of Erik the Red explores the coast of North America.
The vikings were very good traders, they traveled far beyond Scandinavia trading goods that came from the north. These goods included timber for ship building, iron, weapons, furs for warm clothing ; skins and whale bones, walrus ivory for carving.
Religion was a very important part of any viking. The Vikings worshiped a number of gods, they were Odin, Thor, Frey, and Freyja. Odin, also known as Woden, was chief among the Norse gods and goddesses. He was also the father of Thor and the other gods. Odin lived in Asgard, known to be the home of the gods. Thor, ruler of the sky, was the god of thunder and lightning. Frey was the god of agriculture and fertility. Freyja, was the goddess of love and fertility.

Viking inventions

We still use magnetic compass like the vikings did.
We still use a comb to brush our hair (The vikings invented the comb.)!
We still wear clothes made out of wool. The viking also wore clothes made out of wool!
We also eat what the vikings ate such as meat, freshwater fish and varieties of fruits.
The vikings invented the first practical magnetic compass, They used it for extensively in their travels to colonize or in war.
The vikings also invented the comb.
The vikings invented the longboats, this kind of boat could travel through big waves and was very fast.
The warp weighted loom was also invented by the Vikings. It was a vertical loom made from a set of upright wooden beams and an upper beam that held the woven cloth, it was a weaving tool!
Viking flag!
The vikings built 4 circular Forts all around Denmark.
were placed on Jutland peninsula. The other 2 were named
on the island of Sjaelland and
Nonne bakken
on the island of Fyn. Some of the fort buildings were workshops, where smiths forged weapons and jewelery from gold silver and iron.

Viking houses are often called longhouses because they were shaped like an oblong. The main building was up to 30 meters long and might have other buildings added on.
The vikings used whatever they could find around the landscape to build their homes!

Games, Music and Stories
After the vikings had eaten a feast, they played games, told stories, listened to music.
During the long winters, Vikings went skiing and sledding. During the summer, they fished, swam and went boating in cold rivers.
"What Did the Vikings Wear?" What Did the Vikings Wear? N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
dies, Norway is ruled by the Danes.
The Danes conquer England, Æthelred flees !
Olav II regains Norway from the Danes.
The city of Oslo is founded in Norway.
Harold Godwinson king of England defeats Harald Hardrada king of Norway at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
William duke of Normandy defeats the Saxon king Harold at the Battle of Hastings.
Viking stamp
Viking /Norse Alphabet {key}!
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Viking Religion
Viking Ships
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