Can we throw that “Vikings thought math was witchcraft so they let women do the finances!” post in the trash? Like crumple it up, throw it in the bin, and then wash your hands? Because it is actual smelly garbage.
Norse-Icelandic peoples based their trade on the value of wool, measured in squares of 49.2 cm and called ells, which was spun by women in the home. It fluctuated over time how many ells was an iôgeyrir, about an ounce of silver. So, yes, women did “the finances” because they literally produced the currency. It was in-home work, which the women did. It has nothing to do with ‘witchcraft’.
Put that stupid post right beside that ‘necropants’ post. People really will believe any dumb shit on this website.