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14 11, 8:42am
From what I have learned, the Scandinavians did NOT gradually and gently transition from Aesir to Christianity. Quite the contrary! The Christians pretty much waged war on the Vikings and there was a lot of killing going on. Even after the Scandinavians succumbed and became Christians, anyone who showed any signs of believing in the "pagan" gods were executed/punished.
I've never heard of anyone turning the cross upside down to resemble Tor's hammer, but if that is true then I'd like some sources please! :P
(Tried to look it up myself but all I get is Christian symbolism)