Cultural heritage isn't just about history of course it is about music, theater, art, literature, exploration, government,etc... These are the things that when tied together make up the historical culture of a nation and a people. Those who do not know and understand the past only see a shadowy reflection of their culture, and not the whole picture. It is as though they have started reading a book about their culture, but have started on the final chapter. When I read that book I want to read the general introduction,the footnotes, the chapters, and the bibliography. I want it all ! I want to know everything about the people I descended from. No, better yet, I NEED to know everything about the people I descended from !
That is why I will be adding articles called, " Scandinavian / Germanic Cultural History", to my blog. I will write about people like Henrik Ibsen, Roald Amundsen, Thor Heyerdahl, Edvard Munch, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Vigeland, Bjornstjerne Bjornson etc... over the next few months, along with my regular articles. If the names above mean nothing to you, and you are Scandinavian, then you should visit my site and learn about the people who shaped Norwegian culture and society. After time I will branch out and do the other Scandinavian countries, and eventually German culture( up to 1933 ). I hope you will enjoy these articles, and will learn about those of our folk who were important in shaping the culture of our people who stayed behind in the old country. Many of those people listed above continue, even though they are gone, to influence people throughout the world today. I have a copy of Edvard Munch' s painting " The Scream ", on my wall, and I love to listen to Griegs wonderful music. And what Norwegian isn't proud of Amundsen for beating Scott to the Pole. Well I guess I will save all that for my articles. I hope you will enjoy them !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !