= MONTHS OF THE YEAR =
The attached images are for the Summer months of the year.
" ...Harpa is a woman’s name and therefore the month is dedicated to the girls. The name Harpa is still being used in Iceland today. "
" The second summer month is named Skerpla, and it is a woman’s name, but it is unclear what the origin of the name is, the name Skerpla might refer to growth. "
" The third summer month is called sun month, and it is the brightest time of the year in Scandinavia. It is also in this month the summer solstice is held, it mostly falls on June 21st. "
" The fourth summer month is called haymaking, which is the month of drying and harvesting of hay, in some parts it is also called worm’s month. "
" The fifth summer is a bit unclear what the name was, either it was, there are now only two more months of summer left or grain cutting month. "
" The last summer month is called harvest month. As you can see, it is very clear to us that according to the names of the months, the Vikings were mainly farmers who were very dependent on the weather. The dates will also vary from year to year since it is a lunar calendar. "