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There’s a good reason the sight of a Viking longship struck fear in the hearts of coastal villagers: the Vikings were bad news for everyone. When they weren’t raiding, pillaging, and demanding tribute not to raid and pillage, Vikings even fought with each other. There are so many badass Vikings that it’s tough to narrow it down, but these ten who made their peers soil their breeches. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 → → GET A T-SHIRT - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/toptenz →Top 10 Objects That Were Clearly Invented Just to Annoy Physics: https://youtu.be/0MVGeRa-vLo →Simon's VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqt8j7DfPmveJp3UOk9XTg Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Other TopTenz Videos: Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-toughest-viking-warriors.php Coming up: 10. Eric Bloodaxe 9. Freydis Eriksdottir 8. Sweyn Forkbeard 7. Harald Hardrada 6. Bjorn Ironside 5. Gunnar Hamundarson 4. Erik the Red 3. Ragnar Lodbrok 2. Ivar the Boneless 1. Egil Skallagrimsson Source/Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/bloodaxe_01.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe http://crimespace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/537324:BlogPost:50211 http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/whereisvinland/freydis/indexen.html http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/whereisvinland/freydis/3879en.html http://www.fva.is/harpa/comenius/sagas/freydis2.html http://www.fortidensjelling.dk/jellinge5.htm http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/vikings.htm http://www.nndb.com/people/718/000093439/ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/576957/Sweyn-I http://www.executedtoday.com/2007/11/13/1002-st-brices-day-massacre/ http://manzine.org/2009/08/04/real-men-harald-hardrada/ http://web.archive.org/web/20140223200958/http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDhardrada.htm http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/09/25/harald-hardrada-summary/ http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars10011200/p/hastings.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_Ironside http://sagadb.org/brennu-njals_saga.en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_H%C3%A1mundarson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_the_Red http://www.greenland.com/en/about-greenland/kultur-sjael/historie/vikingetiden/erik-den-roede.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=morris&book=scandinavian&story=ragnar http://nordicculturespot.blogspot.com/2010/02/ragnar-lodbrok.html http://www.oocities.org/jinghiz53/Ivarr_the_Boneless.html http://www.theintellectualdevotional.com/blog/2010/05/26/ivar-the-boneless-viking-warrior-gumby-or-sufferer-of-brittle-bone-disease/ http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777122294/ http://sagadb.org/egils_saga.en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egill_Skallagr%C3%ADmsson
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K G (7 days ago)
Ragnar the GOAT
Random Alien (2 days ago)
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King Larry (14 days ago)
Can this guy whistle
harryfizzy (1 month ago)
Very gory, but informative.
A P29 (1 month ago)
Harald Finefair! 👀
Jon Haugland (1 month ago)
I'm Half Norwegian myself. I love reading up on mythology and Scandinavian History.
ed low (1 month ago)
Five of those guys are ancestors of mine, but you forgot another of my badass forefathers: Thorfin the Skullsplitter.
Dave Jireh Amahit (1 month ago)
God's Perfect Idiot (1 month ago)
How come some of these Vikings don't have the traditional last names, their father's 1st name with son at the end?
Super Scion (2 months ago)
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Simon Petrovski (2 months ago)
Number 8 is Mount & Blade Warband.Pretty cool game btw.
jacob kanal (2 months ago)
4:30 we dont have snakes in Scandinavia
HarroKitteh (2 months ago)
He probably wasn't in Scandinavia and also there is no concrete proof that ragnar ever existed.
T-ROY FOOTLONG (2 months ago)
You forgot to mention we are amazing lovers
Kentirir (2 months ago)
Norwegian ownage as usual
DexPlays (1 month ago)
Ivar was Swedish.
Jon Trownson (2 months ago)
It's always been my understanding that it was king Harold Godwin son that defeated harald had rada at Stamford Bridge before being killed at the battle of Hastings which WAS William the conqueror
NDK0 (2 months ago)
10: he was called Bloodaxe because he was often leaning on the sharp edges on his axe...........
IsThisAGamersChannel (2 months ago)
What.... no Floki?....and the no.1 Viking is Thor!!!
Charles Mclennan (2 months ago)
Ragnar = Goat
The Ronin (2 months ago)
Where is Bullbide ?? From 13th warrior? And Thor?
Antonio Montana (2 months ago)
why don't mentioned Ragnar sons it was told they were more dangerous than his father
HarroKitteh (2 months ago)
Bjorn Ironside and Ivar the boneless are his sons...
Heidi Bentley (2 months ago)
Hello. 😘
Robert Jelicic (2 months ago)
First, what about Vagn Åkesson, Ivar Vidfamne, Styrbjörn Starke, Arnljot Gelline, Einar Styrkårsson Tambaskjälve , Bue Digre, Vigfuss Viga-Glumsson, Sigurd Orm-i-öga.......... and many more. The TV-vikings in "Vikings" - just crap. Soap... Soap... Soap... in costumes.
Larry Collins {larrdogg} (2 months ago)
Viking blood runs through these vains
Cookie Munster (2 months ago)
Sweyn Forkbeard was a Mount and Blade pic XD
Alexander Neil (2 months ago)
I'm over Ivar, someone should just cut his heart out, maybe vlood eagle him, I hope Bjorn does aye
Stephen Richey (2 months ago)
ERROR: It was Harold, King of Saxon England, not William the Conqueror, who defeated Harald Hardrada at Stamford Bridge. (Later the same year, William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings.)
Thanos Car (2 months ago)
Like if your here for Lee Erickson's day
Sheapish (2 months ago)
My favourite part my him trying to say Björn
jay c (2 months ago)
Is it ludbrok. Or lothbrok
Kernom , (3 months ago)
Hail me!
lilpinkbunny (3 months ago)
5:20 groot is on his helemt
Aaron Barlow (3 months ago)
Harald Hardrada and Gunnar Harmundarson were pretty much Conan the barbarian.
Sniper Melon (3 months ago)
6:11 He looks like Maoi from Moana
eVe inOue (3 months ago)
Raise Ur axes for the nameless Viking berserker at Stamford bridge!!!
Erik Kantor (3 months ago)
Harald hardrade is actually called Hårråde, wich means "rotten hair" and was called so because of his long hair. It had nothing to do with how he waged war. Sorry.
conor mcoil (3 months ago)
And please make a better list
conor mcoil (3 months ago)
And Ivar the boneless
Jordan Sibbald (3 months ago)
Did any of them take a arrow to the knee
From Gondor (3 months ago)
No Rollo his line shaped briton
Kevin Johnston (3 months ago)
Rip. Loved it. Ty. Best thing I saw yet...
Nikolai Helmersen (3 months ago)
Ragnar Lodbrog is not a real person, only a myth.
I am The Flash (4 months ago)
WORDS OF (4 months ago)
3:40 *But she refused because itslapsham
twistytheclown 56 (4 months ago)
U butchered those names
Tableworm (4 months ago)
What the hell? No Starkad? Starkodr was a fricking super hero.
Ohio Against The World (4 months ago)
i'd say #1 Egil became the raging murderer he was after he saw how that portrait of himself at 6:10 turned out. and I cant honestly say I blame him.
l alan (4 months ago)
They didn't actually say just how freydis drove away the natives...
John Spettell (4 months ago)
Lol - first viking image is a horned helmet and double-bladed axe... no need to waste any more time.
The Morningstars (5 months ago)
*most metal vikings
Paypal Paypal (5 months ago)
I am norwegian, and i just learnt that Eric Bloodaxe is my great great many great grandfather, so...
Crunch XXX (5 months ago)
Well i thought ragnar and his sons are fiction...
HarroKitteh (2 months ago)
His sons aren't ragnar might be.
Leigh Barry (5 months ago)
Also a"Blood Eagle"is made from two slits through the ribs and the lungs are pulled through while the person is still alive and as they're breathing the lungs flap like WINGS!!! There's no eagle carved anywhere its just the lungs pulled through the back that gives it the name"Blood eagle"!!!!
T.J. Freeman (5 months ago)
Hardrada am number 7?! The man was fighting in battles at 16, fought Bulgars for the Kieven Rus for years, sailed via rivers all the way to the Black Sea and on to Constantinople where he became a Varangian Guard and fought all throughout the Mediterranean and partook in palace plunder a number of times, went to the holy land, left the Varangian guard stupid rich, became king of Norway and if it weren’t for a stray arrow to the neck might have taken England too. He is considered the last Viking-age king. Number 2 at the least.
TheGolden king (5 months ago)
john smith (5 months ago)
Load of bollocks Hardrada fought, and lost the battle of Stamford Bridge against Harold Godwin or Harold the Second who then fought and was defeated at Hastings by William the Conqueror in 1066.
Brock Samson (6 months ago)
It was Hastein that rooked his way into the town in a coffin, not Bjorn. Bjorn was a part of his raiding force though.
BenyGamer (6 months ago)
hehehe nice vid love from norway!!! skål åøæ
Andrew Burtschin (6 months ago)
i love how ruthless Vikings were
nosferatu 507 (6 months ago)
HYPER GAMER (6 months ago)
We will be feasting with the gods in Valhalla soon my son
Daron M. (6 months ago)
Where’s Toro Sweet Buttocks?
aaronbrakefield (6 months ago)
2:38 dude to the right rockin that backwards hat the Vikings were so notorious for.
Borger (6 months ago)
My family used to be a Viking family
Golden 185 (6 months ago)
#9 was folklore
BRIAN TICAS (7 months ago)
Damn Bjorn is a cold piece man. I don't know if faking your death to get what you want to deceive somebody is smart or just flat out shameless.
Caerlaverock Jaguar (7 months ago)
Ragnar is still my favorite. After all, I am a descendant of his through his son Ivar the Boneless.
FED UPPERSON (7 months ago)
That is not what a blood eagle is. You don't carve an eagle into their back. You slice open their back and pull out their organs and ribs and arrange them so that from the back he looks like an eagle. Damn get your facts straight dude
Robert (7 months ago)
this dude is butchering my ancestor's names LOL Egil Skallagrimsson...butchered
SPOOPER _g (7 months ago)
Shaun Elliott (7 months ago)
# 1 Can you imagine being to violent for the vikings?
Ronnie Branch (7 months ago)
Nobody (7 months ago)
One name : Ragnar Lothbrok
Marvin Addington (7 months ago)
Odin is KING!
Alpha (7 months ago)
Bjørn means bear btw
Ragnarokkr9 (7 months ago)
You know you play too much Skyrim when at 2:33 you think your going to say he “took an arrow to the knee”
Helene Olsen (7 months ago)
Vikings never wear Helmets with horns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jaeden Chiemeka (7 months ago)
This is so false but hey
Sebastian Sandström (7 months ago)
hahaha where did you get your facts? Watching HBO vikings?!:P
Martin Berglund (7 months ago)
Vikings brought me here :D
jay olson (8 months ago)
cool video but some of your facts are wrong =] ragnar is known for wearing snakes in a battle with a king of southern sweden. the snakes helped him win when the vipers bit the king, doing enough damage to allow the teen to finish the man. i'd also like to point out that ivar isn't soley responsible for the capture of jorvik and northumbria, but he is soley responsible for the destruction of the alt-clut, a powerful scot-gaelic kingdom during the time.
Melissa Prather (8 months ago)
Love this one!!
I’M OFFLINE BE GONE (8 months ago)
When he started talking about Bjorn the stuff he was saying is what ragner did in vikings
Emil Lönnqvist (7 months ago)
Yes they changed some things for the tv series.
vanefreja86 (8 months ago)
You left out Harald Bluetooth, he is most definately a historical figure and played a big role as well as lending his name to the bluetooth twchnology
SimplyLimbo (8 months ago)
Raknar luuuutbruuc
Spacey Dragon (8 months ago)
Thorkell the tall?
Flamingo Shorts (8 months ago)
Where is blå öga the swedish viking king
Flamingo Shorts (8 months ago)
Asgard Its a nordic religon pretty much sweden
hancy melron (9 months ago)
forkbeard is awesome beardo
Kevin Danner (9 months ago)
My great grandfather on my fathers side was Norwegian and Swedish i thought this was cool when I found out he was Scandinavian
Crazy Metalhead (9 months ago)
1 me
ross (9 months ago)
humans used to be so much more badass. we're all sheep now
Nature Lover (9 months ago)
Rest in Valhalla Ragnar Warrior conqueror, king, & hero of Denmark & Sweden & his shieldmaiden queen Lagertha❤ & his sons warrior heroes Bjorn & Ivar❤
Johan Værøy Vig (9 months ago)
Almost all of them were Norwegian vikings, Norwegian vikings>swedish/danish vikings
Icecube57 (9 months ago)
A bald skinny feminin dwarf raping my icelandic tounge. You would have been killed as soon as you where born by my ancestors.
Greg M (9 months ago)
... after killing the slave that helped him bury his treasure... Lmao
Soy Mexi (9 months ago)
The story about Bjorn,On Vikings Ragnar did that
Eddard Stark (10 months ago)
Funny thing about the blood eagle, there is no actual evidence that the Vikings did that. The theory I've heard of where the term originates is that the Vikings considered the worst way to have ones body be handled after death was to be left on the battlefield as carrion for the crows and eagles, so they would say, "I'll make an eagle of your back" implying they would kill their enemy and leave them where they died. Misstranslations and embellishment from English scholars and scribes grew into the act that we today know of as the blood eagle, but when the Vikings found out that's what it had turned into they thought it was badass and didnt correct anyone.
Heathen Wolf (10 months ago)
So, that would make Erik "Bloodaxe" Rollo, then. Since Rollo was the one who found and later ruled Northumbria.
Elliot Johnson (10 months ago)
#1 was a bard, this means don't screw with bards
• Itz Ice • (10 months ago)
Where is Harald Finehair?
Charles Sanborn (11 months ago)
starkad the old should have been number one

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