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Who are the Vikings? | History Today - 3 views

  • ‘Viking’ is a catch-all term for the people who came from Scandinavia, what is now Norway, Denmark and Sweden
  • The Norse were initially pagan
  • but they later converted.
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  • They spoke Old Norse
  • But the main source for their culture, beyond what is written by the peoples they encountered, is the sagas, which were written in 13th-century Iceland. These are the stories of their history – a romanticised mix of truth and legend. 
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