Wonderful Women in Christmas Folklore

With the festive season upon us, I volunteered to write about the tradition of women and gift-giving at this time of joy. Over the centuries, people across the world have celebrated winter in all its varying forms, from Saturnalia to Yule. In some cultures, women...

The 21st century Viking Woman

All sorts of images are conjured up when we imagine the Scandinavian woman of the Viking era: a tough and robust fair-haired woman charging into battle alongside her equally robust male counterpart–horned helmets and all (even though the ‘horned-helmeted Viking’...

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