5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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We are really not sure if you've noticed this, but a lot of Hollywood movies seem to follow the same basic plot. You know, the one where the average person suddenly becomes a superhero? Or perhaps where they find themselves in an unfamiliar world and have to save the day? Don't get us wrong, we love a good action movie as much as the next person, but sometimes it's nice to see something different. 

It's easy to believe that Hollywood is clueless and that the movies and series we watch are devoid of nuance. However, there are occasions when crucial details are concealed in plain sight, which you would likely miss if you weren't paying attention. Costumes, staging, music, and even insignificant fragments of dialogue contain hints.

These small, subtle nuances disclose important insights about characters and plots. It was even done on purpose. Here are a few fantastic examples: 

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