Viking, Sagas, Myths and Legends, even though they are not really well-known, make up a huge part of the traditional stories from around the UK involving dragons and monsters. Sadly, though they were brought over by the Vikings many years ago, they were not recorded until many years later.
The BBC School Radio gives children’s account of some of the well-known Viking stories
- Odin creates the World (with a printable transcript if needed)
- Freya and the Goblins
- Freya and the Goblins part 2
- Thor and the Giants part 1
- Thor and the Giants part 2
- Apples of Iduna part 1
- Apples of Iduna part 2
- Apples of Iduna part 3
- Apples of Iduna part 4
Storynory – offers several audio versions of some of the Norse Myths opening with:
“Odin, Thor, Loki – the Gods of the Vikings – had many wonderful adventures which have inspired the likes of Wagner.” These story accounts are most often written in modern language and are in the first person:
- The Punishment of Loki
- Fenris the Wolf
- Thor’s Fishing Trip
- Sigurd and the Dragon
- Odin’s Eye
- Idun and her Golden Apples
- Sif and her Golden Hair
Mr Donn’s Viking Website – offers a list of games and resources.
The Viking Section of Teaching Ideas – has several written stories with activities:
- Trolls’ Treasure
- The Cursed Sword
These are not genuine Viking stories but written along the lines of Norse myths and legends. The books may well be in schools, so the ideas and activities could be useful resources for teachers.
Norse Mythology – is an adult site but may be useful for teachers.