Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Norse Mythology/Vikings

I was very surprised to find how involved women were in Scandinavian society so long ago. They played prominent roles, that in most other areas of the world was completely unheard of. I do have a question about the Vikings, though. When headed east through the Atlantic to the Americas, did they have a destination in the first place?


1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, I was shocked to see that in some cases women were treated equally to men, and furthermore that when there was no man in the family, they took the place of a man. This was very progressive for their time period I thought. To add on to your question, I wondered about what the women did when their husbands, sons, and fathers did when they went out to sea. Did the women ever temporarily serve as men, and do his duties? If so how was the transition when the male left, and then came back? Additionally what if the woman didn't want to step up and protect the family as Maria was talking about in class today?