Vikings where a group of people from Scandinavia (Mainly Norway, but also Denmark and Sweden) who where most known for their raids conducted on the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe during the 8th to 11th century.
The word 'Viking' is believed to be Old Norse for "Belonging to a Creek" In other words, you might say "That man is a Viking, of the sea, a seafaring person"
The earliest record of a Viking raid is 787 when mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This would start a period of 200 years referred to as the "Viking Age"
Vikings had a large impact on the areas of Scotland, Ireland, Northen England, France, Spain and even controlling areas of Russia and the Mediterranean.
Viking explorers colonized such places as Shetland, Iceland, Greenland and the famous Newfoundland 1000 A.D.
The decline of Viking Civilization is believed to have been brought about by the introduction of Christianity in the 11th century. The death of their great King, Harald Hardraada in 1066 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge is also a factor, virtually ending all expeditions.
Despite the modern view, Vikings did NOT wear horned helmets. It is believed this view steemed from the Scandinavian Brozne Age (Some 2000 years before) where horned helmets where used in ceremonies.
Norweigan Viking: "Argh! Taste steel dogs!"
Anglo-Saxon soldier: "What do we do? He's got an axe!"
Other Anglo-Saxon soldier: "You idiot, WE'VE ALL GOT AXE'S!"
Hardcore warriors that will pwen your shit. Superior to Pirates. Equal to Ninjas.
Dude, the vikings are gonna OWN YOUR SHIT tonight at the scavenger hunt.
1. A term which means "northmen", which is what the raiders from Scandinavia were called by British, French, etc. At one time the Vikngs controlled much of the British Isles and western and northern France.
At one time in its history the French were so weak that they were bullied into making a Viking the Duke Of Normandy and letting the Vikings raid and pillage several Eastern French cities unimpeded. The honest Vikings kept to their word and decided not to sack Paris.
The Vikings were also fine shipwrights that build long oar powered boats called "longboats". These ships were long and thin, and despite their appearence they were very seaworthy. Despite popular belief, the Vikings never used longboats for combat, but as a transport.
Under Erik the Red they were the first finders of North America, but they didn't document it and therfore didn't get the credit. It is believed that the Vikings explored as far into North America as Newfoundland(east of Quebec, near Newbrunswick and Prince Eduard Island).
2. Mascot of Minnesota's NFL team. Note this teams is an an insult to the real Vikings.
Viking berserkers will hit your beaches, pillage your towns, and then rape your women.
1. A verb meaning to take something by force or bully someone into giving you something that rightfully isn't yours. Also could mean using brute force to get your way either with people or inanimate objects such as vending machines or engines i.e. banging on it until it gives up the damn Snickers bar/works. Basically any acttion involving intimidation or force/violence that gains material possessions such as food, cars, women, grapefruits, mufflers, candy, Copenhagen, towns, flying carpets, ninja swords, herpes. Derived from how the Norse and Danish viking generally wrecked people's shit to get stuff they wanted.
2. The word could also be used to describe an action of destruction that deprives anyone from enjoying something, based on the mentality of "If I can't have it, then no one can."
Exp. of use #1: Dude, I was so hungry, I had to viking this candy bar from that nerd.
Exp. of use#2: I know all you guys liked her, but I hate you assholes and that's why I vikinged the shit out of Misty last night. Good luck with that.
Tough warriors that almost took over England, that could kick your ass
Your Mom is a Viking
a viking is pretty much the ultimate fighting machine.
put your damn nijas in broad dalight in hand to hand combat with your average hieght average strength viking, your damn ninja wont have time to contemplate his attack before the viking rips hit thraot out and continues to mual the nijas corpse with its skull
pirates without their swords and guns=jack shit aka pansies
vikings need no weapons whereas the other two do, nijas require darkness and objects to mask their presence to be eficient therefor they would suck in open combat
one viking would gladly rush into battle with a thousand pirates and ninjas and take as many as he could before he died
re-read definition if you require an example of viking
Norse warriors who pillaged villages. They have large spears, and something else very large, too. ;)
the viking warrior pillaged the village and carried off the women