Common Misconceptions

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Common Misconceptions regarding vikings and the Viking age.

Clothing

Armor

Horned helmets

  • while not a common practice there is some evidence that helmets with horns did exist.

lack of armor

  • most of the warriors would have some kind of armor being that they are the ones often raiding or going a viking. a raiding party that is successful will naturally take the better equipment to "upgrade themselves.

"lawn chair pattern leather"

  • this was created for the show as a depth of design

Life Styles

Warrior Prowess

Writing ability

  • myth that illiteracy was rampant during the medieval period. many ancient peoples had literacy.