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THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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Gói

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" The fifth winter month might have been associated the daughter of Thorri, and there might have been held a Gói blót in this month, but that is unclear. This month is also known as women’s month. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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Þorri

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" The fourth winter month is called Thorri and is were the feast Torrablot is held... This month is also the month of the men, and any man could choose a day to be celebrated... "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#2 Only pillagers, rapists and murderers.

"Even though the Vikings did raid plenty of cities throughout Europe including their own neighbors, it was actually only a very small percentage that was warriors. The majority of the Vikings was farmers, traders, craftsmen, and merchants.

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Swedish Proverbs

Det som göms i snö, kommer fram vid tö.

What is hidden in snow, is revealed at thaw.

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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TUESDAY

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" The God Tyr is associated with the day Tuesday and in the Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, this day is called Tirsdag, so Tuesday is Tyr’s day. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#3 They were barbarians

"Many books and movies depict the Vikings as some bloodthirsty barbarians that only seek to kill and destroy. While the Viking raids were indeed very violent, it is important to remember it was also a violent age.

But was the Viking armies really more violent than non-Viking armies? If we take a look at Charlemagne who was the King of the Franks in the Viking age. He ordered the beheading of 4,500 Saxons in Verden.

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Swedish Proverbs

Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder.

There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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MONDAY

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" The Moon also was important to the Vikings since it helped them keep track of time, it had its own day, Monday. Today in Denmark the day is called ”Mandag” and in our [neighbouring] country, Germany the day is called Montag which comes from the word mond. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#4 They were a nation

"The Vikings were not one nation but many small different groups of people lead by their own chieftain. Neither Norway, Denmark or Sweden was even a kingdom before the end of the Viking age. Some of these small kingdoms did, however, work together when they went on big raids in foreign lands."

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Swedish Proverbs

Ju senare på kvällen, desto vackrare folk.

The later in the evening, the more beautiful the people.

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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SUNDAY

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" The Vikings [worshipped] the sun so much because of the cold climate, that they gave the sun its own day, and the first day of the week, Sunday... "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

"CHRISTMAS YULE TRADITIONS VIKING ORIGINS"

"Yule was a historical religious festival observed by the ancient Germanic peoples. Yule celebration predates Christian holiday and tradition by thousands of years in Scandinavia.

The earliest recorded evidence to Yule is in the Germanic month names Ærra Jéola/Jiuli which is before Yule and Æftera Jéola after Yule..."

Source: inventorybag.com/blogs/normand

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#5 They only lived in Scandinavia

"The Vikings did come from the Scandinavian countries which today is called Denmark, Norway and Sweden. But with a lack of fertile land and a growing population, the Vikings started to explore and create new settlements in many places throughout Europe, even as far away as to Newfoundland in North America."

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Mörsugur

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" The third winter month is associated with the word fat, probably animal fat. Some call it Bone Marrow Sucking month. This is the month winter solstice is held, and it mostly falls on December 21st ."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

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