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Vikings. By Katy Hynes. FACTS. The Vikings came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The word Viking means pirate raid. From 700 to 1100AD the Vikings invaded many countries in Europe including Ireland. . Thursday is named after Thor the Viking god of Thunder.
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Vikings By Katy Hynes
FACTS • The Vikings came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. • The word Viking means pirate raid. • From 700 to 1100AD the Vikings invaded many countries in Europe including Ireland. . Thursday is named after Thor the Viking god of Thunder The Vikings first came to Ireland in 795AD
Viking Helmets • Most people think Viking helmets have horns on them but it is believed now that there were no horns on the helmets. . Viking helmets were made out of metal. Vikings might not have worn helmets
Viking Women • Viking women could marry at 12 – but 15 was more usual. • A Viking woman could pick who she wanted to marry. • A Viking woman could divorce her husband. Viking women wore long dresses either plain or pleated
Viking Myths • Viking warriors did not want to die in bed but thought it better to die in battle and go to Valhalla. This was a long hall where the dead warriors could fight all day and then have a big party at night. Valhalla was Viking Heaven.
Viking Ships • Viking ships were called longships. • Vikings had long straight ships so that they could sail down shallow and narrow rivers. • On the front of Viking ships there is a dragon to scare anyone who saw it.
Viking Children • Usually Viking children did not go to school but they learned to do lots of things such as • How to light a fire • How to ride a horse • How to row a boat • How to fight • Viking boys worked on a farm or made things out of metal Viking girls had to cook clean and sew
True or False... • Did a famous Viking called Eric the Red discover America 500 years before Christopher Columbus? • Did Vikings have horns on their hats? • How many Vikings could the ships carry 100, 150 or 200? • Did people build round towers as look outs for the Vikings and also to hide their treasures? • Were Vikings mainly warriors or farmers.
Vikings in Ireland • The Vikings first attacked Ireland in 795. They landed in Rathlin Island off the coast of Antrim. • They robbed from monasteries. • They also took women and children as slaves. • They created Ireland's first towns, Dublin, Wexford, Cork and Limerick. • The Vikings gave Ireland its name. It is a mix of the Irish word Eire and the Viking word land.
Vikings in Dublin • Dublin was founded by the Vikings in 841 • It was called Dubh Linn, which means black pool. • Many Vikings brought their families to live in Ireland. • The Vikings built Christchurch Cathedral. • The Vikings brought the use of coins to Ireland.
Viking Quiz • Name the three countries that the Vikings came from? • When did the Vikings first invade Ireland? • When was Dublin founded by the Vikings? • What does the word Viking mean? • What is Viking heaven called? • Who is Thursday named after?