Scandinavia and the World
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Keep your hands to yourself 18 12, 5:51pm

@NorwaySwedenDenmark Thinking on it, considering how demonised the Vikings were in the writings of those they pillaged (I recall reading that the horned helmets was an embellishment to align them with the Devil... it certainly wasn't a common feature on authentic Viking helms), if they weren't known for rape, it probably indicates that they were in fact fairly civilised in that particular respect.

Would also explain that discussion the other week about England having a surprisingly small amount of Viking ancestry (apart from the ones that actually settled) if you assumed a 'normal' level of rape associated with the pillaging.





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