The Vikings of Scandinavia terrorized the coasts of Europe during the early Middle Ages with such ruthlessness that Christians believed that the barbarians lacked any form of faith. To the contrary, Vikings worshipped several gods, and they had a rich collection of stories, called the Eddas, describing their gods and their deeds. Go to the Norwegian Online Information Services Web site to explore how Norse mythology is woven out of the Vikings' relationship with nature.
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Start at the Norwegian Online Information Services Web site.
- Click on "language"
- Click on "English."
- Scroll down and click on "About Norway."
- Click on the "History, culture, geography, recreation" topic.
- Scroll down and click on the "Norse Mythology" topic.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
Read through the information, and then answer the following questions.