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They spoke the language of Elfdalian , the language unique to Älvdalen. The Elfdalian language differentiates itself from the other Scandinavian languages as it evolved much closer to Old Norse.
The people of Älvdalen stopped using runes as late as the s. Usage of runes therefore survived longer in Älvdalen than anywhere else in the world.
Traditionally regarded as a Swedish dialect,  but by several criteria closer related to West Scandinavian dialects,  Elfdalian is a separate language by the standard of mutual intelligibility.
Residents in the area who speak only Swedish as their sole native language, neither speaking nor understanding Elfdalian, are also common.
Älvdalen can be said to have had its own alphabet during the 17th and 18th century. Today there are about 2, native speakers of Elfdalian.
The burial practices of the Vikings were quite varied, from dug graves in the ground, to tumuli , sometimes including so-called ship burials.
According to written sources, most of the funerals took place at sea. The funerals involved either burial or cremation , depending on local customs.
In the area that is now Sweden, cremations were predominant; in Denmark burial was more common; and in Norway both were common. There have been several archaeological finds of Viking ships of all sizes, providing knowledge of the craftsmanship that went into building them.
There were many types of Viking ships, built for various uses; the best-known type is probably the longship. The longship had a long, narrow hull and shallow draught to facilitate landings and troop deployments in shallow water.
Longships were used extensively by the Leidang , the Scandinavian defence fleets. The longship allowed the Norse to go Viking , which might explain why this type of ship has become almost synonymous with the concept of Vikings.
The Vikings built many unique types of watercraft, often used for more peaceful tasks. The knarr was a dedicated merchant vessel designed to carry cargo in bulk.
It had a broader hull, deeper draught, and a small number of oars used primarily to manoeuvre in harbours and similar situations.
One Viking innovation was the ' beitass ', a spar mounted to the sail that allowed their ships to sail effectively against the wind.
Ships were an integral part of the Viking culture. They facilitated everyday transportation across seas and waterways, exploration of new lands, raids, conquests, and trade with neighbouring cultures.
They also held a major religious importance. People with high status were sometimes buried in a ship along with animal sacrifices, weapons, provisions and other items, as evidenced by the buried vessels at Gokstad and Oseberg in Norway  and the excavated ship burial at Ladby in Denmark.
Ship burials were also practised by Vikings abroad, as evidenced by the excavations of the Salme ships on the Estonian island of Saaremaa.
Well-preserved remains of five Viking ships were excavated from Roskilde Fjord in the late s, representing both the longship and the knarr.
The ships were scuttled there in the 11th century to block a navigation channel and thus protect Roskilde , then the Danish capital, from seaborne assault.
The remains of these ships are on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. In , archaeologists uncovered two Viking boat graves in Gamla Uppsala.
They also discovered that one of the boats still holds the remains of a man, a dog, and a horse, along with other items. Viking society was divided into the three socio-economic classes: Thralls, Karls and Jarls.
Archaeology has confirmed this social structure. Thralls were the lowest ranking class and were slaves. Slaves comprised as much as a quarter of the population.
Thralls were servants and workers in the farms and larger households of the Karls and Jarls, and they were used for constructing fortifications, ramps, canals, mounds, roads and similar hard work projects.
According to the Rigsthula, Thralls were despised and looked down upon. New thralls were supplied by either the sons and daughters of thralls or captured abroad.
The Vikings often deliberately captured many people on their raids in Europe, to enslave them as thralls. The thralls were then brought back home to Scandinavia by boat, used on location or in newer settlements to build needed structures, or sold, often to the Arabs in exchange for silver.
Karls were free peasants. They owned farms, land and cattle and engaged in daily chores like ploughing the fields, milking the cattle, building houses and wagons, but used thralls to make ends meet.
Other names for Karls were 'bonde' or simply free men. The Jarls were the aristocracy of the Viking society. They were wealthy and owned large estates with huge longhouses, horses and many thralls.
The thralls did most of the daily chores, while the Jarls did administration, politics, hunting, sports, visited other Jarls or went abroad on expeditions.
When a Jarl died and was buried, his household thralls were sometimes sacrificially killed and buried next to him, as many excavations have revealed.
In daily life, there were many intermediate positions in the overall social structure and it is believed that there must have been some social mobility.
These details are unclear, but titles and positions like hauldr , thegn , landmand , show mobility between the Karls and the Jarls.
Members of the latter were referred to as drenge , one of the words for warrior. There were also official communities within towns and villages, the overall defence, religion, the legal system and the Things.
Like elsewhere in medieval Europe, most women in Viking society were subordinate to their husbands and fathers and had little political power.
Most free Viking women were housewives, and the woman's standing in society was linked to that of her husband.
Norse laws assert the housewife's authority over the 'indoor household'. She had the important roles of managing the farm's resources, conducting business, as well as child-rearing, although some of this would be shared with her husband.
After the age of 20, an unmarried woman, referred to as maer and mey , reached legal majority and had the right to decide her place of residence and was regarded as her own person before the law.
Concubinage was also part of Viking society, whereby a woman could live with a man and have children with him without marrying; such a woman was called a frilla.
A woman had the right to inherit part of her husband's property upon his death,  and widows enjoyed the same independent status as unmarried women.
Such a woman was referred to as Baugrygr , and she exercised all the rights afforded to the head of a family clan, until she married, by which her rights were transferred to her new husband.
Women had religious authority and were active as priestesses gydja and oracles sejdkvinna. Examinations of Viking Age burials suggests that women lived longer, and nearly all well past the age of 35, as compared to earlier times.
Female graves from before the Viking Age in Scandinavia holds a proportional large number of remains from women aged 20 to 35, presumably due to complications of childbirth.
Scandinavian Vikings were similar in appearance to modern Scandinavians ; "their skin was fair and the hair color varied between blond, dark and reddish".
Genetic studies show that people were mostly blond in what is now eastern Sweden, while red hair was mostly found in western Scandinavia.
Men involved in warfare, for example, may have had slightly shorter hair and beards for practical reasons. Men in some regions bleached their hair a golden saffron color.
The three classes were easily recognisable by their appearances. Men and women of the Jarls were well groomed with neat hairstyles and expressed their wealth and status by wearing expensive clothes often silk and well crafted jewellery like brooches , belt buckles, necklaces and arm rings.
Almost all of the jewellery was crafted in specific designs unique to the Norse see Viking art. Finger rings were seldom used and earrings were not used at all, as they were seen as a Slavic phenomenon.
Most Karls expressed similar tastes and hygiene, but in a more relaxed and inexpensive way. Archaeological finds from Scandinavia and Viking settlements in the British Isles support the idea of the well groomed and hygienic Viking.
Burial with grave goods was a common practice in the Scandinavian world, through the Viking Age and well past the Christianization of the Norse peoples.
The sagas tell about the diet and cuisine of the Vikings,  but first hand evidence, like cesspits , kitchen middens and garbage dumps have proved to be of great value and importance.
Undigested remains of plants from cesspits at Coppergate in York have provided much information in this respect. Overall, archaeo-botanical investigations have been undertaken increasingly in recent decades, as a collaboration between archaeologists and palaeoethno-botanists.
This new approach sheds light on the agricultural and horticultural practices of the Vikings and their cuisine. The combined information from various sources suggests a diverse cuisine and ingredients.
Meat products of all kinds, such as cured , smoked and whey -preserved meat,  sausages, and boiled or fried fresh meat cuts, were prepared and consumed.
Certain livestock were typical and unique to the Vikings, including the Icelandic horse , Icelandic cattle , a plethora of sheep breeds,  the Danish hen and the Danish goose.
Most of the beef and horse leg bones were found split lengthways, to extract the marrow. The mutton and swine were cut into leg and shoulder joints and chops.
The frequent remains of pig skull and foot bones found on house floors indicate that brawn and trotters were also popular. Hens were kept for both their meat and eggs, and the bones of game birds such as black grouse , golden plover , wild ducks, and geese have also been found.
Seafood was important, in some places even more so than meat. Whales and walrus were hunted for food in Norway and the north-western parts of the North Atlantic region, and seals were hunted nearly everywhere.
Oysters , mussels and shrimps were eaten in large quantities and cod and salmon were popular fish. In the southern regions, herring was also important.
Milk and buttermilk were popular, both as cooking ingredients and drinks, but were not always available, even at farms. Food was often salted and enhanced with spices, some of which were imported like black pepper , while others were cultivated in herb gardens or harvested in the wild.
Home grown spices included caraway , mustard and horseradish as evidenced from the Oseberg ship burial  or dill , coriander , and wild celery , as found in cesspits at Coppergate in York.
Thyme , juniper berry , sweet gale , yarrow , rue and peppercress were also used and cultivated in herb gardens. Vikings collected and ate fruits, berries and nuts.
Apple wild crab apples , plums and cherries were part of the diet,  as were rose hips and raspberry , wild strawberry , blackberry , elderberry , rowan , hawthorn and various wild berries, specific to the locations.
The shells were used for dyeing, and it is assumed that the nuts were consumed. The invention and introduction of the mouldboard plough revolutionised agriculture in Scandinavia in the early Viking Age and made it possible to farm even poor soils.
In Ribe , grains of rye , barley , oat and wheat dated to the 8th century have been found and examined, and are believed to have been cultivated locally.
Remains of bread from primarily Birka in Sweden were made of barley and wheat. It is unclear if the Norse leavened their breads, but their ovens and baking utensils suggest that they did.
This suggests a much higher actual percentage, as linen is poorly preserved compared to wool for example.
The quality of food for common people was not always particularly high. The research at Coppergate shows that the Vikings in York made bread from whole meal flour—probably both wheat and rye —but with the seeds of cornfield weeds included.
Corncockle Agrostemma , would have made the bread dark-coloured, but the seeds are poisonous, and people who ate the bread might have become ill.
Seeds of carrots, parsnip , and brassicas were also discovered, but they were poor specimens and tend to come from white carrots and bitter tasting cabbages.
The effects of this can be seen on skeletal remains of that period. Sports were widely practised and encouraged by the Vikings. This included spear and stone throwing, building and testing physical strength through wrestling see glima , fist fighting , and stone lifting.
In areas with mountains, mountain climbing was practised as a sport. Agility and balance were built and tested by running and jumping for sport, and there is mention of a sport that involved jumping from oar to oar on the outside of a ship's railing as it was being rowed.
Children often participated in some of the sport disciplines and women have also been mentioned as swimmers, although it is unclear if they took part in competition.
King Olaf Tryggvason was hailed as a master of both mountain climbing and oar-jumping, and was said to have excelled in the art of knife juggling as well.
Skiing and ice skating were the primary winter sports of the Vikings, although skiing was also used as everyday means of transport in winter and in the colder regions of the north.
Horse fighting was practised for sport, although the rules are unclear. It appears to have involved two stallions pitted against each other, within smell and sight of fenced-off mares.
Whatever the rules were, the fights often resulted in the death of one of the stallions. Icelandic sources refer to the sport of knattleik.
A ball game akin to hockey , knattleik involved a bat and a small hard ball and was usually played on a smooth field of ice.
The rules are unclear, but it was popular with both adults and children, even though it often led to injuries. Knattleik appears to have been played only in Iceland, where it attracted many spectators, as did horse fighting.
Hunting, as a sport, was limited to Denmark, where it was not regarded as an important occupation. Next-Gen-Konsolen Newsletter.
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Mord am Altar. Die Wikinger plündern Paris. Rollo nimmt das Angebot an. Ragnar und Rollo kämpfen um Paris und treten an als Feinde. Aethelwulf rettet Kwenthrith und bringt sie nach Wessex.
König Egbert vereint Wessex und Mercia als sein Herrschaftsgebiet. Kwenthrith und Aelle brechen das Bündnis mit Egbert. Acht Jahre später: Ragnar kehrt zurück nach Kattegat.
Ragnar segelt mit Ivar nach England und wird in Wessex gefangen genommen. König Egbert und Ragnar unterhalten sich ausgiebig und entwickeln Sympathie zueinander.
Ragnar schlägt Egbert vor, ihn selbst an König Aelle auszuliefern. Dadurch erhoffe sich Ragnar, dass seine Söhne ihn rächen wollen und gemeinsam Northumbria angreifen.
Egbert unterschreibt diesen Plan. Ragnar Lothbrok wird an König Aelle ausgeliefert und in einer Schlangengrube hingerichtet.
In Kattegat übernimmt Lagertha die Macht. Lagertha tötet Aslaug. Ivar schwört Rache an Lagertha für den Mord an seiner Mutter.
König Aelle wird von den Söhnen Ragnars gefangen genommen und durch die Blutadler-Methode hingerichtet. Im besetzten Wessex diskutieren die Söhne Ragnars die nächsten Schritte.
Björn heiratet eine samische Prinzessin. Am Vollmond stehen sich die Truppen Ivars und Lagerthas gegenüber.
Nach einer erbitterten Schlacht gewinnen Lagerthas Truppen und nehmen den in der Schlacht verletzen Bischof Heahmund gefangen. Ivar schickt Hvitserk nach Frankreich, um einen Gefallen von Rollo einzufordern.
Inzwischen stirbt König Aethelwulf nach einem Bienenstich und es steht offen, wer sein Nachfolger wird. Nach sehr viel Druck von ihrer Seite gibt Aethelred nach und gibt die Krone an seinen Halbbruder über.
Die Siedler, die Floki nach Island gebracht hat, sind unzufrieden, da sie nicht das versprochene fruchtbare Land bekommen haben. Zwischen zwei Familien bricht eine Blutsfehde aus, die mehrere Tode zur Folge hat.
Da Floki davon überzeugt ist, dass er die Götter glücklich stimmen muss, schlägt er sich als Opfer vor. In einer letzten Schlacht, in der Harald seinen Bruder Halfdan töten muss und Lagertha ihre schwangere Geliebte ersticht, kommt es zu einem erbitterten Kampf.
Währenddessen ringen Harald und Bjorn um die Krone von Norwegen. Serienerfinder Michael Hirst erklärte zu Fragen der Authentizität:.
A historical account of the Vikings would reach hundreds, occasionally thousands, of people. Eine historische Nacherzählung würde ein paar hundert, vielleicht ein paar tausend Menschen erreichen.
Wir wollen aber Millionen erreichen. Historiker haben sowohl die Ausstattungsdetails der Serie beispielsweise Kleidung und Waffen als auch die Lebensumstände, die Herrschaftsstruktur und die Verhaltensweisen der handelnden Personen kritisiert, weil sie in der TV-Serie nicht dem Stand der historischen Forschung entsprechen beziehungsweise auf ganz andere Epochen und Zeiten verweisen.
Ob tatsächlich Frauen auf den Wikingerzügen mitgekämpft haben, lässt sich dagegen historisch nicht belegen.
Der erste Wikingerüberfall in England auf das Kloster Lindisfarne fand statt, der Überfall auf Paris dagegen erst , also mehr als 50 Jahre später, durch einen gewissen Reginheri.
Horik I. Aethelwulf war zwar mit einer Prinzessin namens Judith verheiratet, diese war aber eine Tochter Karls des Kahlen.
Die Anfänge der Skandinavien-Mission des jungen Ansgar dagegen fanden schon in den er Jahren statt. Der in der 5. Staffel erwähnte byzantinische Kaiser Michael II.
Jahrhunderts, während der in Staffel 4. Die Figur Ragnar Lodbroks ist ohnehin sagenhaft und nur schwer rekonstruierbar; der erwähnte Reginheri mag für die mittelalterlichen Erzählungen um Ragnar — die beiden Sagas Ragnar Lodbroks Saga und die Saga von Ragnars Söhnen — als historischer Kern fungiert haben.
Auch der kriegerische Bischof Heahmund hat wirklich existiert. Er wurde in der Schlacht von Marton getötet. Anfang hat der kanadische Fernsehsender History Television bekannt gegeben, seine erste eigenproduzierte Fernsehserie herzustellen.
Ende Mai wurden die ersten Rollen vergeben. Mitte September wurde offiziell eine sechste Staffel bestätigt, deren Dreharbeiten noch im gleichen Monat begonnen haben.
Michael Hirst, Schöpfer der Serie, bestätigte, dass die Wikinger in den neuen Episoden nach Russland reisen, das von Wikingern als Rus gegründet wurde.
Alexander Ludwig. Die Erstausstrahlung in Kanada erfolgte am 3. März im Anschluss an die Miniserie Die Bibel. Das Staffelfinale wurde am Tränen der Freude.
Die dunklen Tage. König von Norwegen. Das Rabenbanner. Der Fluss aus Blut. Der Landweg. Mit Axt und Schwert. Der alte König.
Die Vision. Fremde Küsten. Wie Ein Tier Im Käfig. Die Schlangengrube. Am Mittelmeer. Böses Blut. Schrei Nach Rache. Katz und Maus.
Die letzte Reise. Staffel 5. Der Fischerkönig. Die Verstorbenen. Der Plan. Der Gefangene. Die Botschaft. Der Witz. Eine einfache Geschichte.
Momente und Visionen. In the later seasons, the series follows the fortunes of his sons and their adventures in England, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
The series is inspired by the tales of the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia. Norse legendary sagas were partially fictional tales based in the Norse oral tradition , written down about to years after the events they describe.
Further inspiration is taken from historical sources of the period, such as records of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne depicted in the second episode, or Ahmad ibn Fadlan 's 10th-century account of the Varangians.
The series begins at the start of the Viking Age , marked by the Lindisfarne raid in The series began filming in July at Ashford Studios, which is a newly built facility in Ireland.
On April 5, , History renewed Vikings for a ten-episode second season. Two new series regulars were announced on June 11, The older Björn has not seen his father, Ragnar, for "a long period of time".
Lagertha remarries to a powerful jarl , a stepfather who provides harsh guidance to Björn. This season was produced by Steve Wakefield and Keith Thompson.
The production team for this season includes casting directors Frank and Nuala Moiselle, costume designer Joan Bergin, visual effects supervisors Julian Parry and Dominic Remane, stunt action designers Franklin Henson and Richard Ryan, composer Trevor Morris , production designer Mark Geraghty, editors Aaron Marshall for the first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth episodes, and Tad Seaborn for the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth episodes, and cinematographer PJ Dillon.
Norwegian music group Wardruna provided much of the background music to the series. Wardruna's founder Einar Kvitrafn Selvik also appeared as an actor in the show during the third season as a shaman.
Michael Hirst announced plans for the fourth season before the third season had begun airing. Pääkkönen was cast as Halfdan the Black , Finehair's brother.
Doan portrays Yidu, a Chinese character who has a major role in the first half of the fourth season. Toronto Blue Jays player Josh Donaldson is a fan of the Vikings series and in January , it was announced that he would have a guest appearance in the fourth season of the show as "Hoskuld".
At the same time that the series was renewed for a fifth season, it was announced that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers would be joining the cast,  as Heahmund , a "warrior bishop".
Vikings creator Michael Hirst, explained: "I was looking at the history books, and I came across these warrior bishops. The antecedents of the Knights Templar: these are people who were absolutely religious, yet they put on armor and they fought.
Don't let their priestly status fool you, either. They believed totally in Christianity and the message, and yet, on the battlefield, they were totally berserk.
He is chosen by Floki to lead an expedition to Iceland to set up a colony. Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky joined the series for the sixth season, as Oleg of Novgorod , the 10th century Varangian east European Vikings ruler of the Rus people.
Vikings premiered on March 3, , in Canada  and the United States. In the UK, Vikings premiered on May 24, , where it was exclusively available on the streaming video-on-demand service LoveFilm.
The nudity and sex scenes are regularly edited out for United States audiences. For example, the sex scene between Lagertha and Astrid in the fourth-season episode " The Outsider " only showed when they kissed.
The scene continued, as shown in international airings and on home video releases. He also suggested that the way the series emphasized "a core pride and nobility in this tribe of thugs" reflected "just another iteration of Tony Soprano ".
In TIME , James Poniewozik noted that the relatively simple generational conflict underlying Vikings "doesn't nearly have the narrative ambition of a Game of Thrones or the political subtleties of a Rome ", nor these series' skill with dialogue, but that it held up pretty well compared to the "tabloid history" of The Tudors and The Borgias.
He concluded that "Vikings' larger story arc is really more about historical forces" than about its not very complex characters.
According to Nielsen , the series premiere drew six million viewers in the US, topping all broadcast networks among viewers aged 18 to An earlier claim of over eighteen million viewers was later retracted by the channel with an apology.
In Canada, the premiere had 1. The first season averaged , viewers. Some critics have pointed out historical inaccuracies in the depiction of Viking society.
Lars Walker, in the magazine The American Spectator , criticised its portrayal of early Viking Age government represented by Earl Haraldson as autocratic rather than essentially democratic.
Monty Dobson, a historian at Central Michigan University , criticised the depiction of Viking clothing but went on to say that fictional shows like Vikings could still be a useful teaching tool.
Many characters are based on or inspired by real people from history or legend and the events portrayed are broadly drawn from history.