March 25, 2004





What do you know about Viking culture?

Adventuresome, ruthless.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

First culture on the european continent to develop long vogage ships. Ruthless in their quest to expand and conquer. Fierce fighters.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

Not much. When they died they were put in their boat and floated out to sea. On fire I think.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

The marauding Vikings were only one picturesque facet of Norse culture. The raiding parties set out only after the often-scanty harvest had been gathered. Whether or not the raids were
successful the ships were welcomed home by women, children, slaves and free men who were either too young or too old to participate.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

Um. . .I know it involved helmets and ships. And I think Brian Boru was the one who urged the Vikings to leave Ireland. Also, the mention of Vikings makes me think of beer steins.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

a little. They didn't wear those silly horned helmets for one thing. They took over a good part of the north of the UK for a time (didn't make it as far as where I live though - we had Alfred the Great looking after us!)

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

A lot...more than the average person...since I am into all those ancient culture, I am into Vikings to. I know they are legendary ship builders, farmers, and tradesman. They are more than just the marauders pictured by most people...although, they are that too. It was a very violent time back then..and most cultures were violent as well. I can tell you this. Vikings never wore horns...that is a total myth based on a opera.

Frodo, 32
The Shire

They where those funny hats with the horns? Leif errikson had red hair. that is the extent of my knowledge.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

Well...not all that much, really. I'm somewhat familiar with their Gods and mythology...I know that they were very "intense" warriors...that they were perhaps the first to discover North
America...and beyond that...nada.


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