Cat lovers, farmers, and ski enthusiasts? Lesser-known facts about the Vikings

By / 07.23.18

When you think about Vikings, we tend to gravitate toward the image of hulking, grizzly, and vicious barbarians who ruthlessly plundered, invaded, and enslaved nations across Europe. This is a partial truth. Sure, they burned down churches and pillaged villages; but they were also explorers, navigators, and settlers who founded cities and traded goods across the globe. But they were also a fairly gender-equal society who were just as much suckers for the big round eyes of a little kitty as the internet. In many ways, they laid some of the groundwork that civilization up the world as we know it. Read on to find out some lesser-known facts about the Vikings…