Vicious Vikings

Viking Warriors

Viking Warriors

Most Vikings where fighters or warriors. They would sail their longboats to coastal towns and raid wealthy buildings such as Monasteries. They would kill violently kill captives or even chuck them off the boat if it was heavy. They were vicious killers and there main motive was gold,silver and metals

Weapons

A Vikings weapon would show their wealth and power with silver, copper or bronze sword being those of a richer man.

How did they protect themselves?

Did you know that most Vikings were also farmers?

Viking Berserker's



Berserker's were highly feared ‘Shock troops’, they didn't seem to fear death, injury or pain and would fight in a violent frenzy. It was thought that they used Herbal type drugs such as Anmirifta to put them in a violent or frenzied mood. They would wear bear and wolf skins and their weapon of choice was a battle axe. Viking kings would take Berserker's into battle seeing them as the god Odin’s protection.




Viking Video

Horrible Histories - Literally: The Viking Song

Bibliography

Graham-Campbell, JA 2013, 'Vikings' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 5 March 2013,
<http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar585500&st=vikings>.

'Berserker' 2013, World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 5 March 2013,
<http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar748495&st=vikings>.

"Horrible Histories - Literally: The Viking Song." YouTube. YouTube, 05 June 2010. Web. 05 Mar. 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSkaAwKMD4