Everyone knows well who the Vikings are. The modern media industry has created a strong image of fierce warriors, fearless sailors who terrified the entire Atlantic coast of Europe. In many ways, the current popularity of such tattoos is due to the success of the TV series "Vikings", which opened up the world of these northern raiders for many.
What is known about the Vikings?
In the early Middle Ages, the Normans or Vikings became a real curse for the English and Burgundian kings. They even entered the Mediterranean Sea, rafted along rivers deep into the enemy's territory, finding themselves in the deep rear, far from the sea coast. They sowed death by committing countless murders and robberies. Among their trophies were prisoners who became slaves. The Vikings were pagans, worshipping the ancient Scandinavian gods-Odin, Thor, Loki, Ull, Vidar. Their further Christianization was very difficult - many did not want to give up the faith of their ancestors, defending this right with weapons in their hands.
There is a version that the Vikings even made trips to America, becoming the true discoverers of this continent - long before Columbus. The kings and ordinary warriors-vigilantes lived in communities - it was one big family. They shared everything - even their wives. At sea, their wives were their fast boats, on which they made their raids. It is known that the Normans intoxicated themselves with an extract of fly agarics before the battle, becoming berserkers - warriors who did not know fatigue and regret.
What is the true meaning of a Viking tattoo?
A person who wants to get a tattoo with Vikings is a rebel who will not exchange the spirit of freedom for anything. He is fearless and brave, looks to the future with confidence. In some ways, he is a madcap, but he will never leave his friend or his beloved woman in trouble. Tattoos with Vikings can be accompanied by images of their weapons - axes, axes and hammers, ammunition-chain mail and horned helmets, gods-Odin on a horse and others.
owner of such a tattoo is a seeker who can make mistakes in his aspirations, but will never let him down in case of danger. The main impulse is an unusual mixture of concentrated rage and cold determination.