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Vikings were Norse or Scandinavian raiders and seafarers. From the late 8th to early 12th centuries they raided wide areas of Europe and also established many governments, and trading networks. The Vikings were known for their ferocity and sailing ability. The word “Viking” does not describe the Norse or Scandinavian people as a whole, but rather it describes the Norse or Scandinavian men who went sailing and raiding.

The vast majority of Viking raiders were male, and the main reason they originally started their raiding was because they wanted to acquire women from foreign lands for sex and marriage. Viking men would return from their raiding with large amounts of women that they had kidnapped. Polygyny was common, so rich and powerful Viking warriors had many wives and concubines.

Apart from Europe, the Vikings had activities in faraway regions such as North Africa, and the Middle East. There is also ample evidence that Vikings had colonized parts of North America. The Vikings have had an undeniable impact on the course of world history.
Vikings were known for their ferocity in battle. They would often defeat their enemies, and then steal their women.
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Infinitely better than both Ninjas, and Pirates, at the same time.
Guy1: Hey, what happened to guy2?
*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.
by Vikinger November 24, 2007
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Warriors of the North, that beat the living fuck out of the christians during the medieval times. Vikings are massive burly bearded men, usually armed wiht swords or axes, that like to drink, fight, and rape christian whores. Weak, modern men are a disgrace of utmost disgust, compared to the mighty vikings.
"Hail Thor!" roared the berzerker Viking as he raised his axe and swung down, chopping a christian's head clean in half, splattering brains all over his blade, arm and face.
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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.
by Stephanie January 07, 2005
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people who originated from scandinavia.known for being feirce wrriors that struck fear into the hearts of men.prefered the axe and were quite skilled in batle with it.the actual discoverers of the new world
vikings were greater fighers than even the spartans
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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.
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A large Norseman who wanders the iced over pagan lands and occasionally comes down from the far north to slaughter Twilight fans.
SHIT! ITS A VIKING! FLEE TWILIGHT FANGIRLS! FLEE!
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