What was the start of the struggle between the English and the Vikings?
three Viking longships landed in southern England, fought the locals and sailed away/
What did the English people call the Vikings?
What are Norse?
Where did Norse sail?
Explain the religion of Vikings
The Vikings had their own pagan religion. They worshipped many gods and told stories about gods, giants and monsters which were known as Norse myths.
how did the vikings treat dead people?
they buried or cremated them with some of their belongings, to take into the next world.
What were Viking stories about?
About how people lived in Midgard or Middle Earth along with giants elves and dwarfs.
What are some of the monsters in viking stories?
fierce wolf Fenrir
how did vikings worship their old gods
it's thought they had magic trees or wooden temples.
after they became christians, they founded churches and painted stone crosses.
it's what the English called vikings
the god of thunder
the god of the gods
god of magic, poetry and war
the god of love and fertility
cried golden tears
the trickster god
a great hall where dead heroes feasted at long tables
odin's handmaids who conducted their warriors of choice to Valhalla
the sky world where gods and goddesses lived
odin's 8 legged magical horse
what is the difference between greek and norse mythology
greek mythology has a dreamlike atmosphere and there is a tendency to escape the vileness of the barbaric world. whereas norse mythology presents the horrors of barbaric times and is gloomier and darker.