In today’s day and age, European Americans are taught that pride in our culture is wrong, we are taught to be ashamed… to act as sheep. This is not the way of our folk. Our culture is as much a part of us as our skin tone. If we don’t educate our children about our folkways, then who will?
Many people are surprised to learn that the invention of the necklace actually predates the invention of the first writing in Near Eastern civilizations. The earliest known necklaces hail from the Stone Age, making them some 40,000 years old, and they were crafted entirely from natural materials such as vine or animal sinew.
Wolves, dragons, and bears, oh my! Many Vikings of ancient history took on certain totems, especially animals, to help them brave through a challenge or even through the daily struggles of life that they encountered in ancient days. Do you have an animal that you identify with?