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history The 24 Most Hard-F*cking-Core Viking Names

Kellen Perry
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List Rules Vote up the names that are the most badass, brutal, and perfectly "Viking" in all of Norse history.

Fans of History's Vikings know there were a ton of badass Viking names like Ragnar Lodbrok and Bjorn Ironside. But that's just scratching the surface: there are a lot of hardcore Norse names from history the show hasn't referenced yet, but hopefully some day will, because, well, they're seriously awesome. We're talking about f*ck yeah Viking war handles like "Thorir the Troll-Burster" and awesome Viking epithets like "Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead." And yes: all of the badass warrior sobriquets below are 100% real. Get on your voting shoes and behold the majesty of the Vikings. 

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Bjorn Ironside 
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Bjorn Ironside

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Eric Bloodaxe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 24 Most Hard-F*cking-Core Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

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Ragnar Lodbrok 
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Ragnar Lodbrok

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Ivar the Boneless 
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Olaf the Witch-Breaker 
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Olaf the Witch-Breaker

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Gunnstein Berserk-Killer 
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Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

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Thorir the Troll-Burster 
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Thorir the Troll-Burster

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Harald War Tooth 
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Harald War Tooth

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Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye 
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Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

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Gunrod 
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Gunrod

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Eysteinn Foul-Fart 
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Eysteinn Foul-Fart

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Hlif the Castrator of Horses 
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Hlif the Castrator of Horses

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Cnut the Great 
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Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead 
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Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

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Sweyn Forkbeard 
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Sweyn Forkbeard

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Raud the Strong 
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Raud the Strong

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Gunnar Hamundarson 
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Gunnar Hamundarson

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Sigurd the Stout 
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Sigurd the Stout

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Harald Hardrada 
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Ljot the Unwashed 
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Ljot the Unwashed

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Thorkel of Namdalen 
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Thorkel of Namdalen

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Leofwine Godwinson 
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Thorgil Sprakling 
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Tryggvi the Pretender 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 24 Most Hard-F*cking-Core Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender