Viking Gods

Mar
10
Posted in Books
by susannah

The Vikings believed in many different Gods and Goddesses. Each god had its own personality. The main gods were Odin, Thor and Frey:
Odin was the Viking god of wisdom and war.
Thor was very strong, and Vikings would often wear Thor’s symbol, a hammer, as a pendant around their necks. Thor rode through the night sky in a chariot pulled by goats. There are many stories of his battles against giants and monsters, whom he defeated with his mighty hammer.
Frey was the god of fertility and birth. Vikings would pray to Frey for good crops, and when they married, would ask Frey to bless them with many children. Frey’s sister Freyja was the goddess of fertility and love.
Loki was part god and part devil. He loved to get into mischief.
Berserk Tyr was the Viking God of War. Warriors called Berserkir prepared for battle by wearing bearskin cloaks and working themselves into a frenzy. This was called going berserk, from the Old Norse word meaning “bear shirt”. 
For more interesting Viking facts check out this book.

26 Responses to “Viking Gods”

  1. mary Says:

    Eyewitness guides are always filled with great facts and cool pictures. I like the amazing viking boats.

  2. emma Says:

    i hate it!1111

  3. Zac Efron Says:

    i like it

  4. Thalia Says:

    is that really zac efron LOL!!!!!!

  5. isabelle Says:

    it is good

  6. TIARNAH Says:

    VIKINGS = boring :)
    but this info is good for my assignment

  7. zac efron Says:

    yeah couse its zac efron who else.

  8. sophie Says:

    i am doin the vickimgs at my school right now

  9. Taylor Says:

    I thing it is good for school if your topic at school is the vikings or viking gods.

  10. ME Says:

    this was helpful to get my report done in 5 minutes thanx

  11. Sam Says:

    Exellent! very helpful for a short summary

  12. lisa mae Says:

    i would say viking was just a made up story

  13. rose Says:

    I have got some cool info from this web site

  14. rose Says:

    i like the vikings

  15. rose Says:

    lisa mae the vikings is not a made up story

  16. rose Says:

    thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. isabelle walters (grosvenor) Says:

    i love the vikings

    freya is asome god she is so cool

    izzy

  18. Harriet Says:

    Is that really Zac Efron!
    My fav viking god is Frigga!

  19. Caitlin Says:

    I love you Zac Efron.
    my fav viking is Thor

  20. alex Says:

    i like thor

  21. alex Says:

    its a good website

  22. michelle Says:

    dose anyone know some good viking gods websites

  23. micelle Says:

    dose anyone know some good viking gods websites

  24. ella Says:

    Hey Micelle,
    You could try putting ‘viking gods’ in google. This is one site I found: http://www.viking.no/e/life/egods.htm.

  25. kate Says:

    ilove it

  26. niamhy Says:

    cool :P