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Important Values/Things in Viking Culture

Important values/things in Viking culture

Hospitality
Frith (community peace/harmony/justice)
Troth (loyal connections to others)
Loyalty
Gods
Goddesses
Ancestors
Land-spirits
Runes
Family
Friends
Clan/community
Honesty
Keeping of ones word
Oaths
Gift-giving
Generosity
Strength of will/character
Even-mood
Embracing/enjoying life
Accepting death
Intelligence
Strength
Bravery
Battle
Marauding
Farming
Fishing
Ships
Travel
Trade
Watchfulness
Being prepared
Hard-work
Mead
Gaming (tafl, dice, etc)
Sports (running, swimming, skiing, wrestling, etc)
Story-telling
Oral poetry
Making a name for oneself
Heroic deeds
Women focusing on domestic matters
Men focusing on all matters outside the house
Women keeping the community peace
Men defending the community
Women making clothes/food/household items
Men making tools/weapons/buildings/structures
Men hunting
Women gathering
Men laying down laws and being leaders
Women caring for/nurturing/healing
Men providing logic/reason/knowledge/structure
Women providing emotional wisdom & prophecy

Heathenism is the Spiritual Heritage of All Germanic Based Languages Speakers

I have been interested in all aspects of Heathenism, metaphysics, and spiritual growth for a long time. Always trying to learn more and grow. Was always interested in Vikings since childhood too. Sadly much knowledge is lost about ancient Heathenism, what at that time was known only as the old ways (Forn Sed). But we can learn what traditional knowledge is known, and then also study many traditions since they provide keys to the puzzle too, and then through personal insight realize many more things. All of the Germanic Heathen traditions are part of the cultural spiritual heritage of anyone that speaks a Germanic language, namely English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and others. Culture is always transmitted by the ideas that get encoded into the language itself. So the spiritual heritage of anyone born into a culture that speaks one of those languages is Germanic Heathenism. Sadly we lost our spiritual heritage when the foreign religion known today as Christainity forced the people of Europe to convert or die. So now we are tasked with the challenging task of relearning our true spiritual cultural heritage. This is a process of learning the knowledge which did survive, and then learning through the process of practicing this knowledge, how to really make it work for us as a living breathing and relevant spiritual path, that is meaningful for us in the modern times, and provides us with the needed spiritual tools to find meaning and purpose in life. To find inner spiritual freedom and growth in awareness.