Viking Gods

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

  1. mary 11 March, 2008 / 1:39 pm

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  2. emma 6 May, 2008 / 6:10 am

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  6. TIARNAH 16 August, 2008 / 2:25 pm

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  7. zac efron 19 August, 2008 / 2:45 pm

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  8. sophie 16 September, 2008 / 8:34 pm

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  9. Taylor 21 October, 2008 / 6:09 am

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  11. Sam 18 November, 2008 / 6:29 pm

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  12. lisa mae 25 November, 2008 / 3:47 am

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  14. rose 26 November, 2008 / 9:05 am

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  15. rose 26 November, 2008 / 9:05 am

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  17. Harriet 5 February, 2009 / 6:06 am

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

  18. Caitlin 10 February, 2009 / 3:13 am

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    my fav viking is Thor

  19. alex 12 March, 2009 / 4:29 am

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