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Write your own story – The Vikings

Vikings it’s time to write your saga! We will sing of your deeds in the great hall of the long-fathers. But remember: your actions in battle speak louder than words.

⊕ Go through the steps below to create your story...

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1. Who is the hero of the story...

  • Erik
  • Rolf
  • Arne
  • Astrid
  • Gudrun
  • Freya
  • Siv

Choose one name! Vikings sometimes had titles like Eric 'Bloodaxe' or Halgerd 'Long legs'.

2. What is the name of the baddy?

  • Vidar
  • Ivar
  • Olav
  • Ulf
  • Ragnhild
  • Hilda
  • Brynhild
  • Ingrid

Choose one name for the baddy. You could use aliteration (Hilda the Horrible, Vidar the victorious etc)

3. Choose two locations...

  • Wood
  • Beach
  • King’s Hall
  • Longship
  • Ocean
  • Enemy village
  • Island
  • Choose your own idea

4. Choose two objects to take with you on the quest...

  • axe
  • hammer
  • coins
  • broadsword
  • runestone
  • key
  • horn
  • broach
  • cup
  • relics

Runes were Viking writing. (A 'runestone' is a stone with runes written on it).

4. Now zoom forward to the most exciting part of your story. Start to write from the most exciting part. The first line could be a line of dialouge.

If you are working with a partner, write one sentence each!