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5 Dramatic Deaths of Viking Warriors (Video)


The Viking Age, spanning from the late 8th to the mid-11th century, was a time of conquest, exploration, and mythic heroism. At the heart of this age of adventure was the warrior culture of the Vikings, defined by their fearlessness in battle, their reverence for the gods, and their unflinching embrace of death.

From the sagas and chronicles of the era, we have learned about many of the great Viking warriors who fell in battle or met their end in other dramatic ways. Through these stories, we gain insight into the values and beliefs that drove the Vikings to greatness, and the enduring legacy they left behind. Here are 5 of the greatest Viking deaths from history and what they tell us about the Viking mindset.

Top image: Viking warriors facing the fire. Source: Hui / Adobe Stock / Insert Button Play Video by Dehweh

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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