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The relgious beliefs of the [[Viking]]s and other [[pagan]] Scandavavians are generally referred to as the '''Old Norse Religion''' or faith. There is no evidence that the Norse themselves ever had a specific name for their religious beliefs and practices. Belief in the old gods was an integral part of their lives. To separate the need to worship the gods and avoid their wrath from other daily activities would have been alien to their way of thinking. Only with the coming of Christianity did it become necessary to distinguish between the ''new faith'' and the ''old ways''. This article will focus primarily on the historical aspects of the Norse religion.
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The relgious beliefs of the [[Viking]]s and other [[pagan]] Scandavavians are generally referred to as the '''Old Norse Religion'''. There is no evidence that the Norse themselves ever had a specific name for their religious beliefs and practices. Belief in the old gods was an integral part of their lives. To separate the need to worship the gods and avoid their wrath from other daily activities would have been alien to their way of thinking. Only with the coming of Christianity did it become necessary to distinguish between the ''new faith'' and the ''old ways''. This article will focus primarily on the historical aspects of the Norse religion.
  
 
== the gods ==
 
== the gods ==

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