Stories and Sagas
The Vikings loved stories. They did not write their stories down, so stories had to be remembered, and passed down from parents to kids. When the stories were about Norse gods, they kept the powers and personalities of each god consistent from story to story, but made up many new adventures. Some stories were told about their triumphs in war. Some stories were told in the form of a song - a story song - called a saga. Viking stories tell us a great deal about life and beliefs in Viking times.
Some of these wonderful stories were finally written down centuries after the Viking era was over.