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Opening Journal. What do you think of when you hear the word “Vikings”?. Something like this, right?. Viking Videos. http:// http:// The Vikings.

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opening journal
Opening Journal
  • What do you think of when you hear the word “Vikings”?
viking videos
Viking Videos
the vikings
The Vikings
  • Etymology of “Viking” – “to go viking” meant “to go on a raid or expedition”
major viking settlements
Major Viking Settlements





scandinavian geography
Scandinavian Geography
  • Fjord – a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs, usually formed by glacial erosion
viking explorers
Viking Explorers

Erik the Red

Leif Eriksson

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Viking Explorers

Leif Eriksson

Erik the Red

norse mythology
Norse Mythology

Yggdrasil, the World Tree, running through the nine worlds.

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Norse Mythology
  • Odin (also called Woden)
    • The All-Father
    • God of war, victory, death, wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt
    • Rode an eight-legged horse called Sleipnir
    • Was hanged from the World Tree for nine days to learn the secrets of the runes
    • Sent Valkyries to retrieve the dead from battle and bring them to his great hall Valhalla
norse mythology2
Norse Mythology
  • Thor
    • Son of Odin
    • God of thunder, lightning, strength, healing, and protection of mankind
    • Wielded a magic hammer called Mjölnir
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Norse Mythology
  • Loki
    • Trickster god
  • Tyr (or Tiw)
    • God of law and heroic glory
  • Freya
    • Goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and death
viking legacy in popular culture
Viking Legacy in Popular Culture
  • If you were a Christian monk living in one of the coastal monasteries raided by the Vikings, what would you write about them?
viking legacy
Viking Legacy

Tyr (Tiw)Odin (Woden)


Tiw’s DayWoden’s Day

Thor’s DayFreya Day



  • Imagine that you are a Viking who was just thawed out in modern times.  Compare and contrast your way of living with the way people are living today.  Talk about the achievements of your people that you are proud of, and talk about if you still see any of your people's influence alive in these modern times.  Be specific!