Female Vikings

Published May 22, 2020 by tindertender

Women in Viking society had more power than most other European women of the time. They could get a divorce, own property and sell their own handicrafts.

Some women became successful and wealthy landowners. Others participated in trade. Scales used for weighing silver used in trade have been found in women’s graves. Even a few weapons were found in female graves, giving the notion that some women were fighters along side of their men.

Most women in Viking society, however, lived and worked in the domestic realm of the household. Vikings believed in making money. What they had talent for decided what that would be. If a woman showed talent in an area, nobody would stop her.

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