In this video, we continue to explore the Vikings and their religious worldview and the impact that their expansion had on Europe in the Early Middle Ages. We learn that “Hell” comes from the Norse underworld. “Nanna” was also a Norse deity. Feudalism also developed in Western Europe in response to the Viking threat.
Perhaps the first thing we notice about the actual Vikings, not to be confused with the romanticized version that has been embraced by some White Nationalists, is that they were not in the least bit interested in modern ideas about the White race. On the contrary, the Vikings (literally raiders) were a plague who for centuries menaced England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Russia and much of the rest of Europe where they enslaved the local population. The women captured in Viking raids were often sold into slavery to Muslims in exchange for silver.
It is true of course that the Anglo-Saxons used to worship the same pagan gods before their conversion to Christianity. The Britons felt the same way about the pagan Anglo-Saxons that the English and Scots later felt about the pagan Vikings. The Welsh were also subjected to Viking raids. It was the gradual conversion to the common religion that was Christianity that created a threadbare sense of solidarity between Europeans that had not previously existed before. It facilitated the emergence of larger kingdoms in the Middle Ages like England and Norway and the trade network that developed along the North Sea and Baltic Sea.