Vikings coloring book is a world where we will move to the Middle Ages. This is where we will be able to learn how a typical Viking looked like. We will also see their armament and what is probably the most interesting thing. How do their boats look like in which they moved so quickly and nimbly on the seas and assessments. It's all in the pictures which are in this section dedicated to boys of all ages.
Vikings Coloring Book
Vikings - facts and myths - trivia
The Vikings were a seafaring people who made a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors from the late 8th to the early 11th century. They discovered America long before Columbus and could also be found in eastern Russia. Although they are often thought of as savages raiding more civilized nations in search of treasure and other material goods. These invaders also contributed to many changes in these lands, from economics to warfare. Many historians commonly associate the term "Viking" with the Scandinavian term vikingr, meaning "pirate."
- Helmets with horns - Vikings did not wear them, however, this is often how they are shown in children's stories or coloring books. Depictions from the Viking Age do not show this, and the only authentic Viking helmet ever discovered is definitely hornless. Long before Viking times, Norse and Germanic priests did indeed wear horned helmets for religious purposes.
- Fire Potion - They harvested a fungus called touchwood from the bark of trees and boiled it for several days in urine. The sodium nitrate in the urine allowed the material to smolder rather than burn, so the Vikings could take fire with them on their travels and light their camps very easily. It is important to remember that fire was not easy to come by in those days.
- Slave Trade - Many Vikings became wealthy from this type of trade. They captured and enslaved women and young men while plundering Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Slavic settlements. These "slaves," as they were called, were then sold in huge slave markets throughout Europe and the Middle East.