Customs and Beliefs



Vikings practiced polytheism, believing that there were many gods.They believed that the gods inhabited nine different "worlds."


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Here is a list of the Viking's nine "worlds:"

Midgard
Álfheimr
Svartálfaheim
Vanaheimr
Muspellheim
Jötunheimr
Niflheim
Asgard
Hel


When worshiping, modern things like churches and priests were not used.Instead, Vikings worshiped in sacred groves and at stone altars, where they made animal sacrifices called "blot."


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