Vikings were the Norse people from southern Scandinavia (now known was Denmark, Norway and Sweden) who raided and traded from their Northern European, in modern English, also includes the inhabitants of Norse home communities during this period.
The Vikings worshiped many gods and goddesses, each with their own personality and stories.
The Vikings worshiped many gods and goddesses, each with their own personality and stories, the main gods were Odin, Thor, and Freya, but there were many minor gods like Loki. These gods lived in a kingdom with palaces made of gold and silver called Asgard. The largest was Odin’s palace called Valhalla.
Ivar, The Boneless led the invasion of York on 1 st of November 866AD during the All Saints Day, an important festival in York, and along with King Halfden renamed the city Jorvik.
Despite their bloody campaigns, the Vikings settled in York were mainly a peaceful bunch. After a series of campaigns against other kingdoms, part of the great Viking army returned to Northumbria in 876, and the lands were shared with those who stay.
The Viking rule the city prospered for over a hundred years, not only farming the land they also were great craftsmen, traders, artists, engineers, and shipbuilders.
Under the Vikings control England was divided for the first time in North-South, an imaginary line running from London to Bedford and then up to Chester.
The Viking heritage still present in York, they named some street names to thanks the beautiful legacy they left in the city.
Visit House of Spells to shop for some amazing Viking products.