The Vikings were a fierce, seafaring people from Scandinavia. They believed in many Gods, such as Odin, Thor, Loki, and Freyja.
From around the year 793 A.D. to the end of the Viking era in 1066 C.E.Norseman used rivers and oceans to explore Europe for trading, raiding, and conquest. They captured nd sold slaves, mainly from Slavic, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon tribes.
Viking children became legal adults at the age of 20.
Vikings also had a special class of warriors called Berserkers who wore bearskins and were blessed by Odin.
791 A.D. raids began on the British Isles. Early targets were Christian monastaries on small islands, which were often unprotected. 840 A.D. Muslims repel a Viking raid in Spain. 866 A.D. Vikings established a kingdom in York.