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Postby Bun Queen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:16 pm

Hello NSG, I got bored so I thought I would make a thread about Europe's past raiders also known as the Vikings and I think it would be interesting to talk about their history, culture, and battles.

For those who don't know what a viking is here is some historical context.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings.

This may not get popular, but its a worth a shot anyway the topic we'll be discussing is "Who is your favorite Viking and why?"

My Opinion- I feel like this guy is underrated since some Historians overlook him, but my favorite Viking Leif Erikson. The reason why I picked him was because he was the first European to set foot on North America and was able to establish a small Norse Settlement.

So NSG, who is your favorite viking and why?

Other topics we can discuss are the Vikings history, battles, politics, and their culture!

Mods if I need to add more for the OP do let me know!
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Postby Bun Queen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 pm

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No not those Vikings XD
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Postby Aeritai » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Wait your telling me they didn't RIDE dragons?!

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Postby Erythrean Thebes » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:26 pm

Actually, ever since Spongebob, all American children know of Lief Erikson now
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Postby Dresderstan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Erythrean Thebes wrote:Actually, ever since Spongebob, all American children know of Lief Erikson now

Hinga-Dinga-Dergun! :p
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Postby Herald » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:32 pm

My favorite Viking is "Ragnar Lothbrok"

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Postby Bun Queen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:41 pm

Erythrean Thebes wrote:Actually, ever since Spongebob, all American children know of Lief Erikson now


Well that is good to hear!
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:48 pm

Vikings are Dumb Stupid Barbarians who pillaged and raped their way throughout Europe

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Hammer Britannia wrote:Vikings are Dumb Stupid Barbarians who pillaged and raped their way throughout Europe

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Postby Uxupox » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:07 pm

Hammer Britannia wrote:Vikings are Dumb Stupid Barbarians who pillaged and raped their way throughout Europe

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Even Vikings themselves saw the superiority of Christian pilgrimage as they sacked their way to Naples and Jerusalem.
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Postby Bun Queen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:10 pm

Duvniask wrote:
Bear Stearns wrote:(Image)

This horned depiction right here. Stop it. STAAAAAAAAAAAPH.


Ah yes, the "Vikings wore horned helmets" myth a classic one that can trigger any historian.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 pm

Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.
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Postby Dresderstan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.

Normans > Vikings >>> Anglo-Saxons
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Postby Spissitude » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 pm

I thouhht this was gonna be a thread about the football team and i was gonna say "I thought this this thread was gonna be about the real life vikings" but i guess i cant do that now
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.

Anglo-Saxons are the dumb, Dumber than Vikings

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Postby Sovaal » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Normans > all these other guys.

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Postby Sovaal » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Hammer Britannia wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.

Anglo-Saxons are the dumb, Dumber than Vikings

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Postby Unstoppable Empire of Doom » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Dresderstan wrote:
Hammer Britannia wrote:Vikings are Dumb Stupid Barbarians who pillaged and raped their way throughout Europe

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Oh dear, is it time for a crusade already?

Vikings crusaded...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_the_Crusader

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Crusade

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweyn_the_Crusader

Not even counting the northern crusades.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:48 pm

Hammer Britannia wrote:Vikings are Dumb Stupid Barbarians who pillaged and raped their way throughout Europe

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Postby USS Monitor » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:55 am

I've always felt an appreciation for the Vikings and their love of the sea, in the same way that I imagine human beings appreciate their ancestors and their cultural heritage.

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Postby Philjia » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:11 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.

Where's the appreciation for the Jutes?
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Postby Duvniask » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:49 am

Philjia wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:Vikings a shit, Anglo-Saxon life.

Where's the appreciation for the Jutes?

As a resident of Jutland myself, please give me all of your appreciation :3
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Postby The Holy Therns » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:36 am

USS Monitor wrote:I've always felt an appreciation for the Vikings and their love of the sea, in the same way that I imagine human beings appreciate their ancestors and their cultural heritage.

Swedes build the best ships! :lol:


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