Small blurb introducing the Vikings, their relationship to popular culture, why they are so well known and revered, specially for terror. But what if many of those misconceptions and myths are just not true? Let’s explore further what we DO know about the Vikings from the wide range of archaeological, literary, pictorial, and oral sources we have for them.
We need to help the reader understand that the Vikings is a much more expansive term than they imagine. We can start to get into the definition that historians use in the present, and when that term came into our lexicon. We can also discuss the root of the word, and express then that if the word Viking is so recent, what did they call themselves or what did people of their time call them? Answers here.