Wool in the Viking Era, Part 1: Sheep

“I can hear the grass growing in the field and the wool on the sheep” Heimdal, Snorri’s GylfaginningWhile little is mentioned of sheep in Norse mythology, we know sheep played an important role on the viking homestead. The settlement of Wetherby in Yorkshire was a Viking settlement which literally means ‘Sheep’s town’ in old Danish. […]