Viking Age Weddings and Love Tokens

Hello dear friends! On today’s video let us explore what we know about Viking Age Weddings, and taking the opportunity to explore some archaeological artefacts of Scandinavian Iron Age which may give us a glimpse into the private and love life of ancient Scandinavians.

Bibliography at the end of this video.

Introduction – 00:00

Viking Weddings in Pop Culture – 01:18

Negotiations and Alliances – 05:32

Performing the Duty – 08:04

Lack of Evidences – 09:32

Handfasting – 12:56

Cultic Sacred Secrets – 13:57

Religious Elitism – 15:57

Keeping it Private – 20:04

Replacing Pagan Practices – 21:36

Evoking Gods – 22:42

Controlling Sexual Activity and Reproduction – 23:38

Rite of Passage – 25:00

Reenacting Myth and Deity Possession – 26:48

Ritual Orgy – 27:50

Christie Ward – 28:54

Guldgubber – 30:40

Love Tokens – 32:53

Representation of Fertility Deities – 33:44

Commemorating Same-Sex Marriages – 34:01

Sacred Island – Religious Centre – 34:59

Personalized Amulets – 36:34

Bibliography – 39:32

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Check out the website of Christie Ward (“The Viking Answer Lady”) which was a fortuitous finding that has greatly helped me in the research for this video: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com

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