Anonymous asked:whatever happened to the norse gods?
In short, Christianity happened.
It turned up in Scandinavia around the 11th century, and by the 13th century, converts to Christianity such as Saint Olaf Haraldsson where brutally “converting” Scandinavians to Christianity. Iceland voted in Christianity to avert a civil war, whereas Sweden went through a series of civil wars…
Christianity took hold by the 14th century throughout the region, but clergy, such as Olaus Magnus (1555), wrote about the difficulties of extinguishing the old beliefs.