Which gods did the Vikings worship?
The Vikings worshipped many gods. They believed that the gods lived in a place called Asgard.
They believed each god was responsible for, or had the power over, a different thing such as battles, travel or love.
The most important were Odin, Thor and Freya.
Odin was the leader of the gods. He was worshipped because of his knowledge of fighting war.
Thor was a god of strength and might. He provided protection from danger.
Freya was the goddess of love and beauty and the goddess of war. She looked after the families at home and the men in battle.
The Vikings believed that when men died in battle they went to Valhalla, which means Hall of the slain and there they would sit and feast with the gods.
Later, after settling in England, the Vikings changed their religion to Christianity.
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