Did Vikings paint their body before they went to war? What was the purpose of this act?

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Did Vikings paint their body before they went to war? What was the purpose of this act?

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There is a small amount of evidence to suggest that Vikings painted their bodies before battle and it is likely that they painted their bodies in order to scare and terrify their enemies in combat. In general the Vikings were not known for painting their faces and the Britons of Pre-Roman England are more famous for these acts, but it is possible that the Vikings also did this on occasion.