The Norse culture believed in and honored many different supernatural beings or gods or goddesses on a daily basis. For example, when help was needed for a husband and a wife to conceive or birth a child, or to work out problems that they were having in their marriage or to make the land and the sea produce more food, they would call upon the Goddess Freya. She was the Goddess of Abundance and Fertility. If there was a drought or a flood, they would call upon Thor, the God of Thunder and one of the most powerful gods, to either bring the rain or stop the rain in order to help the food grow because he was known as the one who held the thunder and lightning. If a man from the Norse culture was going to war or going to a battle, he would call upon the God Tyr, who was the God of War, and ask him for help to be courageous and heroic in battle. Finally, if there was a legal problem that needed to be settled, people in the Norse culture would call upon the God Forseti, because he was the God of Justice.
Family life in the Norse culture was based upon many different families, and their servants, if they had servants, living together in the same house and working their land together. It was common for somewhere between ten and twenty people to all be living together. The life expectancy of people who lived during this time was only twenty years old and almost half of the population was made up of children who were under the age of fifteen. It was very rare for a mother and a father to see their own children marry. It was very, very rare for a mother and a father to ever meet their first grandchild and it almost never happened for three generations, all from the same family, to all still be alive. Most women would give birth to at least seven children during her lifetime and most of the time, only two or three of those children would be alive at the same time. “Marriage was a business arrangement between the family of the bride and the family of the groom. It was initiated by the male suitor and approved by the woman’s father. In many cases, marriages were arranged to build an alliance between families. The marriage was the means by which the families’ wealth was distributed amongst the next generation. The groom’s father promised to pay a sum called mundr (bride price) to obtain the woman. The bride’s father declared his right to give his daughter away and promised to pay a heimangero (dowry) at the wedding.
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The two parties shook hands in front of witnesses to fix the bargain, and arranged a date, usually within a year. Thus, the betrothal differed little from any other commercial transaction: there was an agreed upon price, a handshake, and witnesses.” A boy was an adult after the age of fifteen and a girl who was twelve years old was thought to be old enough to marry.
The Norse were very hard working people and most of their food came from growing it on their own farms. Their meat came from birds, horses, pigs, cattle, goats and sheep. They ate a lot of bread made from oats, barley and rye. Their dairy came from their goats, cows and sheep, as did their butter and cheese. They grew a large variety of vegetables, which included onions, peas, cabbage and beans and they ate a lot of fruit, which included berries, apples, cherries and pears. They used wild honey to make their foods sweet. If they lived near a river or a lake, then they ate a lot of fish. The men were the hunters and would often bring home rabbits, deer, elk, bears and boar. The women were very skilled in preserving the food by smoking it or by drying it out. The women did the majority of the cooking, mostly by boiling everything in a cauldron that was hung over a fire pit by an iron chain, but sometimes, they would roast the meats on a spit. Most Norse families ate at least two meals a day and most were able to sit at a table. If the family was very wealthy, they would have a tablecloth on their table.
Favorite Norse Myths By: Mary Pope Osborne Published by: Scholastic Inc. Mythology Book Report By: Claudia YaegerMr. Clark C. P. English Due January 10, 2002 2. ) The Types of stories found in this book are based on Norse Mythology.They contain information on the creation of the Earth, (Midgard), and some of the trials that the gods and goddesses had gone through. 3. ) One of the myths that I ...
In death, social structure determined what you would be buried with and how you would be buried. If a person was wealthy, they were buried in a large grave with all of their possessions that they would have used in their day to day life. They would have even been buried with their horse and slaves. If a person was poor, they were buried in a simple grave with just a few of the possessions that they would have used on a day to day basis.
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The story of Thor’s Stolen Hammer is about how Thor’s, the God of Thunder, magic hammer, which was also known as Mjollnir, was stolen from his belt. In the beginning of the story, Thor thought that his friend Loki, who was always playing tricks on everyone, had taken his hammer but when Thor asked Loki if he did take it, Loki told him that he had not taken it. This made Thor even madder because now he knew that it had definitely been stolen. Thor then asked Loki if he would help him find it and of course, after seeing how mad Thor was, Loki was happy to help. Loki thought about a few ways that he could go out and search for Thor’s hammer, but after a few more minutes of thinking about those ways, he decided that none of them would really work out good. Finally, he came up with the idea of asking Freya, the Goddess of Beauty, if he could borrow her falcon’s coat and she agreed to let him borrow it. Loki could use the falcon coat to fly around and be disguised. After a while, Loki came to find out that it was a giant named Thrym that had stolen Thor’s hammer. But after doing some more investigating, Loki learned that Thrym was not really a giant at all, but that he was just regular sized. Loki also came to learn that Thrym was in love with Freya and that he would only give Thor’s hammer back if Freya married him. So Loki and Thor came up with the idea to ask Freya if she would marry Thrym so that Thor could just get his hammer back and when she heard their idea, she became very, very angry because she knew that this was a very selfish idea on their part. When they saw how angry she was, Loki and Thor said thank you for the use of her falcon’s coat and then they quickly left.
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For their final idea on how to get Thor’s hammer back, Loki and Thor then came up with the idea that they would have to trick Thrym and it was Heimdall, the god who guarded the rainbow bridge, who came up with the idea that Thor should disguise himself as Freya and agree to marry Thrym. So Thor did and then he and Loki went to visit Thrym. When Thrym saw who he thought was Freya, he was very happy and decided to throw a huge wedding banquet party for her. But things did not go quite as planned at the wedding banquet because when Thrym saw that his “Freya” ate like a pig and would not kiss him, he began to become suspicious of “her.” But it was Loki who made up some very believable excuses for “her” behavior and Thrym believed them all. Finally, in an effort to impress “her,” Thrym took the hammer from its hiding place and before he knew what happened, Thor grabbed it and smashed it down upon Thrym and all of the other people who were there.
Even though it was Heimdall who came up with the idea for Thor to dress up and disguise himself as Freya and then agree to marry Thrym, it is really Loki who should be considered the hero of this story. From the very beginning, Loki acted very ready, willing and able to help Thor do whatever was necessary to find his stolen hammer and he was successful in finding out that it was Thrym who had the hammer and was hiding it and what it would take for Thrym to give the hammer back. But the greatest reason why Loki should be considered the hero of this story is because of all of the very believable excuses that he came up with and told Thrym about “Freya’s” behavior at the wedding banquet when Thrym was becoming very suspicious of “her” and of “her” behavior. Those believable excuses bought Thor more time to stay dressed up and disguised as “Freya” until Thrym took the hammer from the place where he was hiding it so that Thor could grab it back out of his hands.
The connection that can be made between this story and how it is representative of the culture that it stems from can be seen in how Thor wanted to arrange the marriage between Freya and Thrym in order to get something back that belonged to him. This action by Thor is very similar to what the people of the Norse culture did, which was to also arrange marriages to get something that they wanted. In the case of the people of the Norse culture, they would arrange marriages between a man and a woman from different families in order to build an alliance between the families. In both of these cases, a commercial transaction can be seen, meaning that something is gained by someone else by the arranging of the marriages.
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