Scandinavia and the World

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Viking Fashion Disaster 8 11, 12:16pm

@Grikath The Vikings practiced the morning-gift, dowry, and bride-gift. Bride-gift already went to her father. Dowry was going to be her clothes, jewelry, and household furnishings most of the time and was always hers. Morning-gift was what her husband gave her on the day after the wedding. It was supposed to support her if he died before her or if they divorced and she wasn't at fault. It was only the morning-gift that caused the huge rows. The morning-gift was often land--farms to entire cities and territories, depending on the wealth of the husband.