Category Archives: The Vikings

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Facts About Thor

Here are some facts about the famous hammer-weilding god from Norse mythology. Thor’s name is linked to the word ‘thunder’. It also gave rise to the day of the week Thursday. Thor is an Aesir god (a warrior god) and he is the son of the ruler of the gods, Odin. Thor is associated with… Continue Reading

Facts About Viking Food, Farming and Feasts

The Vikings are best known as brave and fearsome invaders and warriors, but they were also able farmers and fishermen. Here are some facts about the types of farming and fishing the Vikings relied upon, the foods they would have eaten and their meal time practices and customs. What did the Vikings farm? The Vikings… Continue Reading

Viking Burials: Facts and Information

Here are some interesting facts about the Viking burial rituals. The customs vary slightly according to how wealthy the dead individual was and where they lived, but they all revolve around the Vikings belief in an afterlife. Vikings were buried with everything they might need in the next world. The items (or grave goods) would… Continue Reading

Facts about Viking Games and Sports

Here are some of the key facts about the sports and games played by the Vikings. What games did Viking children play? Viking boys spent much of their free time playing at war. They fought using wooden swords so they couldn’t hurt each other too badly. Children played a bat and ball game called ‘Kingy… Continue Reading