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I'm a descendant of the Rollo VIkings and their Frankish wives. They call my french, Norman French. No surprise that since they were conquerors they were a war-like people and they loves horse culture. The armies they commanded were experienced, disciplined, and above all dangerous.
They shaved their faces and kept their hair short. Their hair was cut short, shorn almost at the back of their head. DOing so allowed them to wear chainmail easily, without the hindrance of hair.
A few adjectives that I have stumbled upon to describe these conquerors include: adventurous, resourcefulness, cunning. They were skilled in war, weapons and oratory. But, today they have become the peoples that inhabit Normandy. They particularly married into the peoples that they conquered in order to inhabit a place permanently. But to many of us, transplanted across the oceans to Canada and then to New England there is an abjective loss of the culture of hte past. In French culture there is no culture-to speak of the places we reside in in the New World.
In general much of the culture is an adaptive version of French/gaul culture and viking culture. I'll be exploring these myths and histories in further articles as we go.
Interestingly enough I found this snarky video depicting the ways we would talk had the English won the Norman Invasion.
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