Scandinavians today always argue over whose country's history is the most vikingish. Norwegians and danes never seem to let go of the fact that they ALMOST had the UK and France, but hey, I'll raise my pint of mead for that, it's true, but Swedes went to Turkey and impressed the king so much he paid them to stay and becoming his personal guard personel. They came to raid but stayed to get paid, is a modern swedish saying. Even today the name "Ragnar" is scribbled in runes in a church in whatever their capital's name is.
The Swedes also went to present russia on the river Volga and formed trade cities along the way which in created what now is Russia, from the old scandinavian word "rus" - the people who lived in russia before the swedes came and became a lot more than the actual "ruses". But that doesn't make swedes communists.
What most scandinavians doesn't know today is that during the viking era all of us spoke the same language and no states the "countries" between were established. Not until later, in the middle-ages, Sweden, Norway and Denmark were born and fights broke out. Especielly between Sweden and Denmark who faught for over 500 years. For some time, the Denmark took over Sweden and vice versa.
When the norwegians and danes want to compete in a vikingish-comparing-contest they always brag about them ALMOST conquering britain and france et. c. but than the aware swedish man points his fingers on the 2.000 rune stones all over Sweden, and laughs at the silly amount of 500 stones found in Denmark and Norway's 200. The world's most "northiest" stone is found on Frösön, Jämtland.
Norway celebrated their liberation from Swedish rule recently this year, 2005. All hail to them, we donät want their filthy oil anyway...
Away with the hatrid, I say. Let's loot Europe again, norwegians and danes!
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.
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#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.
*Viking falls out of the sky*
Viking:I just split his body in half with a claymore while fighiting three ninjas and six pirates!
Guy1:*shits pants *runs away*
Vikings will eat you.
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