While they lived, the Vikings terrified the world. During the Middle Ages
their fame was broadcast throughout the world, even by those they had subdued. They
came from the cold and hostile North. They pillaged monastaries, sacked and set
villages on fire, and profaned churches.
The above is what many people think of when they think of the Vikings. Certainly much of it is true but there is also much more to them. They were not just filthy barbarians and were in fact very civilized. This site will cover the legends as well as the facts.