Odds and Ends
2 9, 10:59pm
As I wrote in another reply to someone else - the saga's aren't supposed to be taken as a true depiction of everyday Viking life.
They're exciting stories meant to be told over the campfire - they're filled with violence and drama because that makes for better stories.
Just like we today don't make movies or TV-shows about completely ordinary people going about their ordinary dull life - no one would think that was interesting to watch.
We don't know exactly what in the saga's are truth and what is fiction, but we do know they don't give an accurate account of everyday Viking life. Some violence undoubtedly happened as it does in all societies - but ordinary Viking life certainly wasn't as action filled as in the world of the saga's.