The Norsemen never referred to themselves as Vikings. Viking is something they did. They were not Vikings. They were Norsemen who went Viking. Again, mythology has mystified the Norsemen into raiding and pillaging barbarians when they went on these Viking expeditions, but that was not always the case.
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