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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

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

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#9 They were dirty and smelly... all the time!

"The Vikings were in fact very clean and took good care of their hygiene. The day Saturday in old Nordic was called Laugardagur which means washing day... The Vikings actually had their own little hygiene set with could include items such as an ear spoon, comb or even a razor."

Icelandic Proverbs

Kemst þó hægt fari.

You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.

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

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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

Icelandic Proverbs

Linur bartskeri gjörir fúin sár.

Mild physician – putrid wounds (idiomatic translation).

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

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#10 They were called Vikings

"While most people would stay in their villages for all their lives, some people were very adventurous during the Viking age and would go ”Viking”. The word Viking was a verb used to describe when someone went on a raid. Some of these raids could last months or even years, which made some people both rich and famous"

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#11 Women, rights? Nope.

"... women had, for instance, the right to divorce if the man became violent towards her, but also the right to get married again.

Women in the Viking age had the freedom to become rich and powerful. The most valuable burial that ever has been found, was at Oseberg in Norway. It was a female and she was either a Nobel or a Queen."

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

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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SATURDAY

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GET BEHIND THOSE EARS!

" ... The name means bathing day or literally translated pool day. The Viking was actually pretty clean and not just some dirty barbarians, they probably had better hygiene than other societies in that time period."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#12 Women were raiders, too, you know.

"The majority of the fighters that went on Viking raids were men and a very tiny percentage were women, these female warriors were called shieldmaidens or ”Skjaldmær” in old Norse.
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Icelandic Proverbs

Ber er hver að baki nema sér bróður eigi.

Bare is the back of a brotherless man.

vikingrune.com/2012/12/norse-p

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

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FRIDAY

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" Friday is either named after Frigg or Freya, the reason why it is unclear is that of conflicting sources. This is probably because some areas worshipped Frigg more than Freya and vise versa. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

Viking Myths & Misconceptions

norse-mythology.net/myths-and-

#13 All of them were blonde

"Genetic studies have proven that the majority of the Vikings in West Scandinavia and therefore Denmark, was red-haired. In the North Eastern Scandinavia around Stockholm, it was mostly blonde hair that was dominant."

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