30 Unbelievable Facts About Legendary Viking Culture

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When you think about Vikings, you probably don't think about skiing, good hygiene and gender equality. Instead, you probably imagine long beards, lots of physical brutality and barrels of alcohol. In short, all these things played a role in Viking society at one time.

As a culture, Vikings were actually much more complex than most people realize. In fact, much of their society paved the way for society today. You might be surprised to learn some of the lesser-known truths about how Vikings lived. Check out these 30 rare facts about the legendary Viking culture.