Norse Gods nearly every weekday

With the exception of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the days of the week are named after Norse Gods: Sunday Old English Sunnandæg meaning “Sun’s day”. Monday Old English Mōnandæg meaning “Moon’s day”. Tuesday Old English Tīwesdæg  meaning “Tiw’s day”.  Tiw (Týr in Norse) is a one-handed god associated with law and heroic glory. Continue Reading

Insulting a Viking

Insulting a Viking is comparable to taunting a teenage boy, but with greater consequences. The greatest insult was to suggest that a man was sansorðinn — “used in the position of a female (blauðr) by another man.” The consequence of this could be fullrettirsorð “full penalty,” in which the insulted man could kill Continue Reading