Vikings and their boats

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Vikings and their boats

Published at 9:30am 23rd April 2020. (Updated at 5:16pm 23rd April 2020)

Did you know, in medieval Scandinavian, a Vikingr is a pirate while the word Viking means to go 'pirating'. 




The Vikings were Norse, which meant their Gods were none other than Odin and Thor, as well as many others. The Vikings had loads of stories about their Gods which are a bit like Cornish myths and legends. You can find out some of the stories in Norse Mythology - by Neil Gaiman  

Longship's were long, sleek and fast, could hold 120 men and were designed to travel up narrow rivers. Carved into the front of the boat was often the head of a fierce creature to frighten the spirits of the land that the Vikings were raiding


The BBC have created some great resources to create your own Longship & Viking Helmet




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