Fehu: Elder Futhark

Fehu: Elder Futhark

Harkening back to Old Norse societies through the second and eighth centuries, a primarily agricultural period, a tribe or family could count their wealth and status by how many heads of cattle they owned. It makes sense because cattle were and still are an incredibly versatile asset to the farmer and paying customers, by supplying meat, milk, leather for shoes and clothes, as well as being able to pull plows and heavy carts. They also happen to be a portable asset, physically and financially, so it can be driven in a herd to another location and can also be sold or traded.

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