February 26, 2008
Dressed for Conquest

It appears that Viking women dressed rather differently before they converted to Christianity:

"It's easy to imagine that the Christian church had certain reservations about clothing that accentuated the breasts in this way and, what's more, exposed the under shift in front," Larsson said. "It's also possible that this clothing was associated with pre-Christian rituals and was therefore forbidden" once Christianity became established.

Of course, considering the climate, it may also be likely they gave it up because Sweden is frikkin cold! But that's just me.

Posted by scott at February 26, 2008 01:46 PM

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yeh, I think tender nipples adhering to metallic breast plates in the g-d icy subartic climate would probably be a cause for "concern" among said Wiking wimmins long before those bad ol' Christians went and ruined everything for everyone.


Posted by: Mark on February 27, 2008 09:05 AM
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