We Are Vikings
The facts about Vikings as a word and identity
In our modern society, people are encouraged to ignore all fundamentals of science and biology by choosing to be one of hundreds of imaginary genders. Yet, we Norðmenn (Norsemen) are told, somehow, that we cannot refer to ourselves as Vikings, and essentially that we do not have a right to our own culture, history, and ultimately identity.
The logic (or lack thereof) behind the latest revisionist attempts at coloring and emasculating Norse culture is that the term “Viking” relates to a verb that describes raiding, rather than a noun that refers to people, and therefore, we Vikings cannot possibly be white or even males.
SO, HERE’S A REALITY CHECK AND THE FACTS ABOUT THE TERM “VIKING”.
Well, first "víkingr" in norrœnt (Old Norse) is a noun. It is not a verb. True, the etymology of the term possibly refers to activities relating to "bays" (later extrapolated to raiding). However, performing such activities was not a requirement in order to be referred to as a Viking, and Norðmenn were known across the world during, and even after the Viking age as, well, Vikings. The exact same way an American didn't have to live in a city to be referred to as a citizen, just because the etymology of the word, civitas in Latin, meant city at some point.