Instead of being savages, raiding everything in sight, they suit the term ‘trader’ more. A trader is a person who exchanges currency, goods or services in return for something. The idea that Vikings were barbaric raiders came from the fact that they would retaliate to others invading their land. Despite all the stereotypes and the way, the media portrays Vikings to be, they in fact kept clean, using combs, toothbrushes and bathing at least once a week, which at the time was the normal basis to bathe. They were traders, pioneers, farmers and the daily life was not always about pillaging.