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Topic Task 1 Viking Stories and Sagas

Viking 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.


Task 1

Write or tell a short original (one you have made up yourself) Viking Saga

Present it in whatever way you like.


You could... 

  • Write it and send it to
  • Tell it to your family
  • Video yourself telling or singing the Saga

Resources to help you


Story Starter Pictures - Use one to start you off if you need help with ideas.

Character Names - Use these to help you come up with names if you like.