To be able to throw a javelin with great strength and accuracy was just as important for a Viking as being a good archer, practice in the javelin began at a very young age. The most important thing was being able to hit a target. Throwing at a target became a sort of people's sport. You were also required to be able to throw with both hands. You could always be injured in one arm and have to throw with the other. You would also have to be able to throw the javelin over your own ranks and hit the opponent. It was therefore important to be able to throw for great distance.
- 14. august 2004 -