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    Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mhornedhelmet.html

    No self-respecting Viking warrior ever wore a horned helmet in battle--they weren't that dumb. As anyone who has done any slaughtering can tell you, horns provide nothing more than a good handhold to steady your work while you're slitting someone's throat. Nor did Viking warriors wear wings on their helmets, as they were commonly depicted doing before the horned image took over.
    Interesting article!
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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    That article was too long for my attention span so I'm going to assume the answer is: "Why yes, they did."
    That way I don't have to return my Flava Flav helmet.


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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    OH NO!!! EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER KNOWN IS A LIE!!!!

    WHY?!!?! OH WHY?!!?!

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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    THIS IS A LIE Helmets without horns just looks dumb.

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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    The myth about actual viking warriors wearing horns was debunked years ago.
    A lot of the horned helmet ideas came from norse mythology and vikings religion.
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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    Here is an authentic traditional viking helmet.



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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    thats like saying cowboys never woar spurs!!!

    i still view my helmet with horns that i got as authentic vikings wear..

    (i actually read it cojo.. interesting)
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    Re: Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?

    speaking of which.. im watching Pathfinder right now lol

    THEY HAVE HORNS ON THEIR HELMET IN THE MOVIE SO IT HAS TO BE TRUE!!!!


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