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The Yule Folk - contributed by William T. Reaves

Lapponia, a later source, details pagan beliefs and practices among the Swedish Lapps (Saami) in the 1600s, taken from eyewitness accounts of Christian clergy living among them. Here's an excerpt concerning the Yule folk or Wild Hunt, who ride at Christmas time, as documented since medieval times throughout all of Northern Europe. The Wild Hunt is commonly led by Wodan, who is Odin, and sometimes his wife called Frau Gode (Godan=Odin), Frau Frekka (Frigga), and Frau Holda, Local legends in Germany and the Alpine regions tells us that Frau Holda visits homes at Yuletide rewarding good children and punishing the bad. Children are told to leave out food for her, and hay for Wodan's horse, As far as I know, Lapponia is the only source which describes a popular custom offering food to the spirits in Odin's company:
"We will now come to the Juhlian Company, whom, as I have shewn before, they call Juhlafolket. These, as well as the Ghosts, have no Statues or Images allotted for their Worship, the Place where they are worshipped being a Tree, at about a Bow shot from the back-side of their Huts. They likewise worship them by Sacrifices, a Description of which has been left us by Samuel Rheen, in the following Words; The Day before the Feast of the Juhlian Company, being Christmass-Eve, and on Christmass-Day it self, they offer superstitious Sacrifices, in Honour of the Juhlian Company, whom they suppose wandring at that time thro' the neighbouring Forests and Mountains. The manner thus: On Christmass-Eve they Fast, or rather abstain from all sorts of Flesh; but of every thing else they eat, they carefully preserve a small quantity. The same they perform on Christmass Day, when they live very Plentiful. All the Bits they have preserved for these two Days, they put in a small Chest made of the Bark of Birch, in the shape of a Boat, with its Sails and Oars; they pour also some of the Fat of the Broth upon it, and thus hang it on a Tree, about a Bow Shot distant from the backside of their Huts, for the use of the Juhlian Company, wandring at that time about the Forests, Mountains, and the Air. Thus we have also given you an account of this kind of sacrifices, which resemble in a great measure the Libations of the Ancients to their Genius's. But why they do this in a Boat, they know not, nor can give the least reason for it."
The boat shape of the offering directly connects this gift of food to the dead through ship graves, such as the Oseberg find, ship funerals as described in the Rusila and Snorri’s Edda, and standing stones in ship shape and ships interned in burial mounds found all over the north. The fact that food is saved from the communal feast and kept for them suggests a familial connection. The source for the information, which the author quotes is Samuel Rheen (ca 1615–1680), a priest who lived among and ministered to the Sami until his death in 1680.
The more I look at this, the more I wonder if the Wild Hunt, originally in the heathen sense, was not Odin and the troops of Einherjar who rode through the air each year cleansing the air of witches and evil spirits (Havamal 155). If the Wild Hunt were thought of as ancestors, and food was saved for them from the family feast, this would explain it. Yule would be a kind of Veteran's Day, where the spirits of the ancestors and those fallen during our lifetimes would be honored with food and drink from the family feast. The little boats would symbolically send them into the afterlife, as ship burials, and ship funerals had the bodies of these same people. Since Tacitus and other historical documents as well as archeological evidence, inform us that women supported men on the battlefield and even took part in battles, then the troops would be made up of men and women accompanied by Valkyries and perhaps even other gods and goddesses. In the 2nd Merseburg Charm Odin and Frigg who are accompanied by Phol (who rides Baldr's horse, and is thus most likely an alternate name for Baldr), ride with Sunna (Sol) and her sister Sinthgunt, this suggests a ride through the sky. The name of Sunna's sister, Sinthgunt, is thought to "battles at night" and is often taken to be an epithet of the moon. We know from Grimnismal 29 and 30 that the gods ride across the rainbow daily. Thor whose chariot would cause the bridge harm must go on foot, wading through "rivers". Fafnismal tells us that when the bow (the Bifrost bridge) breaks, the horses will "swim in the stream". So the atmosphere is seen as a body of water, in which divine horses can swim, but which a solid path like Bifrost would make more convenient to cross. This may also explain the offering to the Wild Host (The Yule folk, Juhlanfolket) in minature ships. Such ships made of gold were found stacked inside a jar from the 4th century found in a burial mound at Nors in Thy, North Jutland. Images of ships are also carved on the walls of medieval churches in Scandinvia suggesting just such a spiritual connection.And most famously ship images filled with people, some playing Lurs (curved bronze horns), dominate Bronze age rock carvings (hällsristingar) throughout the North. Most scholars have interpreted these as scenes of ritual activity
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Blond, tall, with honey-colored eyes: Jewish ownership of slaves in the Ottoman Empire
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Hundreds of Hebrew written sources, dozens of official decrees, judicial records (sijillat), and reports of European travelers indicate that slaveholding particularly of females of Slavic origin - in Jewish households in the urban centers of the Ottoman Empire was widespread from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This halachically and legally problematic habit was an unparalleled phenomenon in any other Jewish community in the early modem period. The presence of slaves in Jewish households effected family life in many ways. I dealt with two of them: The first is cohabitation of Jewish men with female slaves, usually non-Jewish, who in effect served as their concubines and bore them legitimate children; the second is marriage with manumitted slaves who converted to Judaism and became an integral part of the community. These phenomena attest once again to the great extent to which Jewish society and its norms and codes were influenced by Muslim urban society, and the gap between rabbinic rhetoric ideals and the dynamic daily existence of Jews from all social strata.

Slavery and slaveholding has been among the most outstanding aspects of life in the various and varying Muslim societies over the centuries. As is reported by hundreds of Hebrew sources, dozens of official ordinances, documents produced by the Shari'a courts, and the reports of European travelers, slaveholding was also common among Jews in Muslim lands. The ownership of women, in particular, was widespread in Jewish households in the Ottoman Empire on the threshold of the modern era. It was certainly far more common than in Jewish communities in North Africa or Europe. What we know about this practice may now be considerably enlarged thanks to my discovery of about 100 as yet unknown documents from the seventeenth-century court registers of Hasköy, one of the quarters of Istanbul. These documents, especially as we will now study them alongside known rabbinic sources, provide information that both supports existing data and permits asking new questions.

Slavery in the Ottoman Empire

Research on slavery in the Ottoman Empire first concentrated on economic and legal issues; the early studies of Ehud Toledano are especially noteworthy.3 During the past 15 years, research has concentrated on the existence of various classes of slaves, their mobility from one place and one master to another, and on bonds of loyalty and patronage. Growing academic interest in the history of women and minorities has drawn the attention of scholars to the lives of the slaves themselves. The first study dealing with slavery in the Muslim world in its Jewish context was an article published by Simha Assaf in 1939, who indicated how widespread Jewish ownership of slaves was and who discussed the status of slaves under the headings of the "law of the land" and the halakhah. The first to enter the fray was Haim Gerber, followed by Ovadia Salama.6 In the mid-1990s, Ruth Lamdan wrote on Jewish slaveholding in Syria and Palestine during the sixteenth century, which addressed the institution's halachic and social aspects and focused in particular on the distress slaveholding caused the wives of owners.

The documents concern female slaves almost exclusively; I found only one case concerning a male. Slavery thus seems to have been limited to those who would provide household services of the kind exclusively performed by women, including sexual ones.
This helps explain why nearly all the slaves were white females, principally of Slavic origin captured during Ottoman campaigns, or by their Tatar collaborators in Eastern Europe, with only a few of other provenance - Circassian, Caucasian, Hungarian, and Austrian. Black
slaves are not mentioned. Physical descriptions of female slaves remark about fair hair and light-colored eyes, although, possibly, this simply reflects the general characteristics of the captured and enslaved women; male preference, however, should not be ruled out.10
Women, too, bought slaves, but most likely the traits women sought out were domestic skills, physical strength, and an obedient nature. Beauty, for them, was no doubt for the most part irrelevant, although it may have been they considered slave owning an act of conspicuous consumption, the slave being a "beautiful object" to be shown off. No wonder, the documents speak of female slaves who were deformed and scarred.

Many, if not the large majority, of the women brought from Balkan and Eastern European regions were originally Christians, and they are identified accordingly as nasraniyye, isaviyye milletinden. When religion is not specified, we may assume that at least some of the women had converted to Judaism and were given Jewish names. Others retained their Slavic or Balkan birth-names.
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Imagine, for a moment, that you have spent more than two decades in painfully laborious research — that you have discovered an incredibly simple, electronic approach to curing literally every disease on the planet caused by viruses and bacteria. Certainly, the medical world would rush to embrace you with every imaginable accolade and financial reward imaginable. You would think so, wouldn't you? http://humansarefree.com/2014/03/the-device-that-cured-cancer-destroyed.html
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