The Viking Alphabet - made up of Runes ( letters )
The Vikings called their alphabet the Futhark
The Vikings were great storytellers and poets
Runes were made of straight lines for ease of carving them
Rune stones were memorial markers that remembered the great viking warriors. These were carved with pictures and words that had deep meaning.
After a meal vikings would invite a poet to entertain them.
Viking poet is called a skald and would often include riddles in their poems (kennings).
Many English words today were derived from viking words.
After the Viking period the first stories were finally put on paper.
Vikings told long stories which were called sagas
Viking's names often consist of the name then 'the _____'
or the name then a description