Celts and Vikings were adjacent geographically but worlds apart in values. Between 800 and 1150 CE, Norse people “went a-viking” all over Europe. In Old Norse, Vig meant battle - and the Scandinavian people from Norway, Sweden and Denmark explored, plundered, raided and traded for 350 years from the North to the Black Sea. With maps, photos, artifacts and revealing connections, investigate the impact of Vikings on the Celtic islands of Britain and Ireland. Did Celtic knotwork actually originate in Scandinavia? What about the medieval illustrated manuscripts including the Book of Kells? Does your surname end in –son? Are red-haired Irish people descended from that famous Viking, Eric the Red? Learn more about these two cultures' alphabets, magical systems, mythologies and zest for living.