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by Norman Descendants August 27, 2017

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People often think Vikings were monsters, barbaric savages, among other things, but they are wrong! Here are top 10 reasons why you should be a Viking!

1. The Art of Pillaging
What is more satisfying than walking into a quiet settlement and releasing that blood-curdling Battlecry you worked so hard to hone, the screams all around you as your fellow Vikings decide to pillage everything in sight, ah…music to my ears.

2. Valhalla
Glorious battle! Glorious death!! The blood, the pain, the…booze? Dying in battle guaranteed you a spot in Valhalla, where you join all your friends who died in battle and maybe other Vikings you killed because you didn’t know they were a Viking, there is food, booze and fun! All you had to do was die in a glorious battle, of course, not so hard.

3. Danegeld
Free money just to not raid a country, yes free money. Vikings were so feared that rulers paid their overlord Vikings to not raid them. Just go raid a country and threaten the king, then you receive free money, so easy a baby could do it.

4. Berserkers
Recognized as Odin’s favorite children, Berserkers simply did what they wanted, they were allowed to kill friend and foe, who doesn’t want to run into battle in a mad rage not knowing how to properly recognize who is on your side and who is not? Well, no one!!

5. Norse Gods
You have Odin, Thor, Loki and many more, the best Gods of all, you got to pray to them for favor with something, whether you needed some rain, or to literally rain down terror upon your enemies, they have you covered.

6. Sea Vessels
Vikings had some of the most awesome ships ever, spotting one of these in the horizon caused fear and panic, Vikings loved their ships, probably more than they loved pillaging, which brings me to the next section.

7. Death
When you died, a Viking funeral included you on a boat, you were buried with everything you loved, such as your belongings, and maybe your wife, if she wanted that.

8. Trade
Vikings were excellent traders, very persuasively bashing heads in, one head at a time if someone didn’t agree.

9. Skiing
Vikings were the first ones to ski, enjoy hunting that bear while casually sliding down a mountain full of snow, which will likely result in death, but hey, it’s skiing!

10. Viking Wives
Viking wives had a lot of freedom and say so in their marriage, husband NOT grooming himself? Divorce him.

Norman Descendants
Norman Descendants

Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.



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