Dating denmark Christiansø 100 adult dating site in usa

Misconception: The Vikings pillaged as their only way of living It was actually only a very small percentage of the Vikings that were warriors; the majority was farmers, craftsmen and traders.

For the Vikings who took to the sea, pillaging were one among many other goals of their expeditions.

All depictions of Viking helmets dating to the Viking age, show helmets with no horns and the only authentic Viking helmet that has ever been found does not have them either.An explanation for the helmet with horns myth is that Christians in contemporary Europe added the detail to make the Vikings look even more barbarian and pagan, with horns like Satan’s on their head.The Vikings lived from the late eighth to the early eleventh century and their relatively short history had had a massive impact on western society.Misconception: The Vikings were a nation The Vikings were not one nation but different groups of warriors, explorers and merchants led by a chieftain.During the Viking age, Scandinavia was not separated into Denmark, Norway and Sweden as it is today, instead each chieftain ruled over a small area.

The word Viking does not refer to any location, but is the Old Norse word for a person participating in an expedition to sea.When most of us think of vikings, we see horn-helmeted violent blond men raping and pillaging everything in sight.But, in fact, many of these images are misconceived – as you are about to find out.To this day, Saturday is referred to as laugardagur / laurdag / lørdag / lördag, or “washing day” in the Scandinavian languages, though the original meaning is lost in modern speech in most cases.However, “laug” does still mean “bath” or “pool” in Icelandic.According to Viking Sagas, one method of testing these weapons was to place the sword hilt first in a cold stream, and float a hair down to it.