She explores how, because most people were illiterate, these stories circulated orally, sometimes in the form of complex narrative poems. Passed on through successive generations, many were written down in the 13th century, mainly by scholars in Iceland. Their books included the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda — which today form the basis of much of what we know about ancient Norse myths and legends — and numerous Sagas, which are supposedly based on true stories of real Viking Age people. Here, writing for History Extra , Kerven explores some of the most memorable Viking tales…. It is really two separate legends, linked by a supernatural ring that brings brutal tragedy to all who wear it. Its colourful cast includes heroic warriors and callous villains: three gods, a dwarf, a valkyrie, a dragon, a witch-queen, the infamous tyrant Atli Attila the Hun, and another queen who single-handedly destroys him.
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Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox. Fans of the zany ITV singing show The Masked singer are convinced they've worked out the identity of Viking - and they say the clues stack up. The viking character with the ethereal voice is A-ha frontman Morten Harket according to viewers. Fans of the guessing show flocked to Twitter to claim the Take On Me hitmaker is behind the Viking costume. They reckon the clues to Viking's identity all add up to it being the Norwegian singer and songwriter.
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The Vikings were a Scandinavia n people from Northern Europe who were known as great seamen and warriors. From the 8th to the 11th centuries they traveled to Europe in their long ships , attacking and then settling in areas that are now modern Great Britain , Germany , France , Spain , and Italy. The people of the far north , later called Vikings, were first noticed by the Romans around the year BC. But the Romans suspected they were only a part of a greater threat located further north.
The Masked Singer sees celebrities dress up as different personas to perform in front of a live audience and judges who attempt to decipher their identities using a series of clues. Jeremy Clarkson criticises Who Wants to be a Millionaire contestant for using lifeline. Candice Brathwaite discloses that she had lost out on a job to "a lighter-skinned black woman". Although the remaining contestants are yet to have their identities exposed, fans have been busy playing detective and voicing their suspicions on Twitter. Meanwhile, Mo Gilligan proposed that the mystery persona could be Wilson — the frontman for the band Kaiser Chiefs.