BBC - Viking Sagas (Age 7 - 11).
History of Vikings a poem for kids by Paul Perro. The Vikings lived a thousand years ago In Denmark, Sweden and Norway Sometimes called Norse They're gone now of course But we think of them still today. There were kings who ruled the lands, And there were farmers and traders. Jarls were the richer men, Others were fishermen, Some were viking raiders. These raiders sailed to England In.
Although they all had the same gods and beliefs, there were no set practices that had to be followed and people worshiped only the gods that were relevant to their lives. Vikings also worshiped their dead ancestors, communicated with spirits, practiced divination and sorcery, and had a wide variety of burial practices. This resulted in a large range of ritual practices, both within and between.
The gods lived in Asgard, a kingdom that was connected to mortal Earth (known as Midgard) by a rainbow bridge known as Bifrost. The pantheon included Odin, the primary god, Thor, the hammer-wielding god of thunder, and Frejya, the goddess of fertility and beauty. There were also evil giants, dark elves and dwarves. The gods were destined to fight against the giants and other evil forces in a.
A Viking feast depended on the wealth of the host, but all Vikings ate well at feast time. They certainly ate more and a better variety of food than the daily meal afforded. Roasted and boiled meats, rich stews, platters of buttered root vegetables, sharp, welcome greens and sweet fruits and nuts meant a rich feast and full bellies. Large amounts of alcohol were eagerly consumed—ale and mead.
Viking jewelry are often pieces of masterful artistry, depicting abstract and geometric patterns, as well as images of nature, animals and mythology. This section contains both accurate reproductions of authentic Viking jewelry, as well as contemporary pieces that have undergone an artistic development.
The Vikings' homeland was Scandinavia: modern Norway, Sweden and Denmark. From here they travelled great distances, mainly by sea and river - as far as North America to the west, Russia to the east, Lapland to the north and North Africa and Iraq to the south. We know about them through archaeology, poetry, sagas and proverbs, treaties, and the writings of people in Europe and Asia whom they.
Watch the PowerPoint carefully. Maybe you could present it to a family member! Odin. God of: Odin was the chief and most important god of them all. He ruled in Asgard and is the father of Thor. He rode an eight-legged horse. He liked to roam the Earth in disguise in order to be with women he fell in love with. Thor. God of: thunder, fertility, the sky and law. Son of Odin and Fjorgyn, he had.