By esteban m
If you’re wildly obsessed with Viking history/history, you’re not alone. Despite the many movies about 8th-century culture, including the History Channel’s Vikings, which premiered in 2013, many still yearn for more. So why so much interest in the Vikings? Were they as powerful as shown in the movies?
Perhaps Norse cosmology has done a great job of describing the life and afterlife activities of the Vikings. From the great Yggdrasil tree and how the dead Vikings had a burning ship in the burial of the sea, you can’t ignore but enjoy its story. The majestic Valhalla, located in Asgard and ruled by the god Odin, is a mooe filled with its celestial configuration. These and more make the life and afterlife of the Vikings very interesting to follow.
This is not to say that the Vikings had an easy and comfortable life. In fact, it was just the opposite, but everything is made to look as glamorous and exciting as possible. They were also brutal and fearless people who settled their differences on the battlefield rather than diplomatically. For them, revenge, glory, honor and power mattered.
Therefore, it is not surprising the type of attraction and interest that many people show towards the Vikings. However, most of what we see and admire is false. Unlike what you see in the movies, the Vikings did not wear horned helmets during battles. Also, not everyone received the honorable burial of the burning ship, except the greatest and most famous people.
The Vikings did not commit wars throughout their existence. At one point, they began to live a daily life like other Europeans.