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AMON AMARTH's JOHAN HEGG Reveals The Truth About 10 Viking Myths

Was Blood Eagle torture common? Did Vikings actually drink from the skulls of their enemies?

Did Viking helmets actually have horns? Was everyone in Scandinavia a Viking? We catch up with Johann Hegg of Amon Amarth to have him confirm or deny the history behind 10 widely debated myths, including The Blood Eagle, Viking Funerals, and much more!

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The questions ran as follows:

  • 0:12 Did all Viking helmets have horns?
  • 0:59 Was everyone in Scandinavia a Viking?
  • 1:33 Was the Blood Eagle torture common?
  • 1:50 Did everyone get a Viking funeral?
  • 2:21 Did Vikings actually drink from the skulls of their enemies?
  • 2:37 Were Vikings lawless?
  • 3:16 Was everything the Vikings wrote actually written in ancient runes?
  • 4:05 Was raiding how Vikings made a living?
  • 4:45 Were Vikings dirty?
  • 5:25 Did Vikings find North America first?

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