posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 09:35 PM
originally posted by: LABTECH767
It is believed the first people to bare the Title Viking came from a small inlet on a Fjord in Norway, that Village and bay like Inlet are called
Vikin (A name which may predate the Viking's), Now in old norse the Word Vik meant man as well so there is some dispute about the real meaning of
viking with related norse word's such as Vikingr and Viking actually having two meaning's to do with adventure and travel.
Again, where are you getting your information from??
Im not going to give my opinion. Viking has to do with water. Allow me to quote the authority on Norse studies, Johannes Brøndsted:
"If it is Norse it may be related either to vig
'battle', or to vik
'creek', 'inlet', 'fjord', or 'bay'."
But the word "viking" may not be a Norse word and descended from Latin vicus, 'camp'. Viking was only used in Denmark. The northern and eastern
term used was vaeringjar (source: page 39) and this is where that famous word from the Roman bodyguard comes from "Varangians".
The Norse people' are actually a more mixed bunch than you would think, though the scandinavian's through harsh terrain and weather are less
mixed there origin's can probably be traced back to western russia and eurasia before there ancestors were displaced through tribal migration's of
the Slavic Tribe's (the truth is they probably mixed and there was no definite displacement so they may simple be a vestige of the pre mixed racial
No kidding races are mixed, there is no such thing as a pure race. Even in Viking age some Norse had eastern genes (according to modern testing) due
to them marrying Saami and Finni peoples. But the Scandinavians have been there for at least 80,000 years. Circumstantial evidence says 200,000 years
(but its almost certainly not human, but neanderthal). Being surrounded by mountains things are more easily preserved from outside influence, as even
the Romans and Greeks had much difficulty going there. Since it was unknown and mysterious they made legends about "Hyperboria" and "Thule".
Speaking of which why do you continually mention a Thule cult? What are you even talking about?
and a stiff wind to fill there Goat Hair Sail's, Viking ship's used Goat Hair from a breed of Goat that is found today only in scandinavia
in norway, it's hair does not retain water and is also great for making warm clothing that allows your body to breath and even when wet keeps the
WHAT? Norse sails were made of wool or linen!!!
I could go on but where the hell do you get your opinion's from.
scholarly books and archaeological digs!!!
Having individual words in a language descending from Old Norse DOES NOT mean those peoples spoke Old Norse!!