Origins of the Vikings It is located in the Nordic maritime towns of Scandinavia, famous for its raids into Europe between the 8th and 11th centuries.
They are characterized by their ability as sailors, extending their voyage even to the coasts of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Its expansion also achieved the popularity of Norse culture in far-flung places.
Etymology of the term
It is believed that the term "Viking" comes from the Norse word "vik" which means "inlet, inlet or inlet". Another theory suggests that it may simply be the tatkuink com name of the Norwegian district Vikin (Vikin), so they are simply "original from Vikin".
However, this theory has been disproved because in ancient texts the people who belonged to that person were called "vikverir, people of Vik".
The runic inscription of the term indicates that a Viking is a man who left his homeland for fortune and adventures and returned with new wealth and fame. The word exists as a noun: "vikingr": an individual who travels on adventures; and also as a verb "víking": to travel or participate in these adventures.
The Germans called them "people of the ash", because of the hard wood of the tree from which they built boats. The Franks called them "northerns" or "Danishes," and so did the British.
Vikings are classified as Anglo-Scandinavian
a term used in an archaeological and historical sense between the 8th and 13th centuries (800-1066).
The era of the Vikings began around 790, when they began making maritime routes through the Norwegian Sea and the Baltic Sea to the south.
Due to its extensive expeditions
only the territory of Scandinavia, which now corresponds to Denmark, Norway and Sweden, could not be assigned to the Vikings, but also many places in Great Britain..
Historically there are documents showing them Skull hoodies to the Byzantine Empire, where they served as mercenaries at their service. It was also created an order of imperial guards formed by Scandinavian men, who were known as the Varega Guards.
Scandinavian soldiers were reliable because they upheld the Viking tradition of absolute loyalty, until death if necessary. They served as a personal protector for the emperor and his main weapon was the double-edged ax.