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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 months ago

why did Vikings use to be described a lot as having horned helmets? but then later they said that was just fiction?

Update:

the "Sea Peoples" also were described as having horned helmets. is it possible that the Scandinavians /Vikings were descended from these "Sea People" described in ancient Egyptian texts?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago
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    I have not read any historical writing that said Vikings wore horned helmets. Just as we know they didn't bury their dead by setting fire to their boat and pushing it out into the water.

  • 7 months ago

    vikings raided piillaged burned and murder people they were not what you call good neighbors 

  • 7 months ago

    people are stupid

  • 7 months ago

    A lot of the older Celtic and Nordic war cultures had horned helmets and the Vikings just got lumped in with that. 

    The Sea Peoples and Vikings have nothing to do with each other. The Akkadian king Naram-Sin is depicted with a horned helmet too. Do you want to "theorize" the Semites are the original Vikings too?

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