The Vikings of ancient Scandinavia have a reputation in history for being brutish, blood-thirsty warriors, travelling across oceans in their ingeniously designed longships to either hunt or plunder. Or, at least that’s what most would expect. The Vikings were traders, adventurers, farmers, and, overall. were devoted to their gods. But there is so much more about these seafarers, from the rights of Viking women to their exceptionally strange tales of mythology. These are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Vikings.